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This is what I posted on match chat when I got back from the game and strangely no-one responded to the issue...thought I was the only one to have a problem with it!

can I just boo every 'fan' that booed at the final whistle...sure it was a blow we drew but FFS...go away johnny come lately's...have a look at the table...we're still top and have increased our lead! defending was a joke, but the game was still great entertainment and those everton goals were just laughable...have you ever seen a team get so lucky so many times?

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I don't know if I would have booed the team if I was at the ground, but I wasn't compelled to boo them sitting in the loungeroom, 17,000 killometres away...then again, that might have been weird.

However, with the rest of my family on vacation in Egypt, I was able to sit there at 3am swearing excessively loudly, without fear of waking up the house.

Good times.

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I didn't boo but I cetaintly didn't clap either- although for some strange reason about two out of 10,000 on the MHL did - was I watching a diff game? because there was certainly no reason to clap any of the players( apart from Drogs who just shook his head in belief every time he scored for a couple of overpaid numtys at the back to squander the lead) - who couldn't be arsed to clap the fans just couldn't wait to get off the pitch in my opinion

I don't think however you can say that the boos all come from JCL's - the players were poor on Sat and they only have themselves to blame - they just didn't give 100% and that if anything is why people who have paid good and I might add hard to come by money at the moment -

- the boos came from a fair majority of the crowd

and all this about JCL's - if they are the ones putting bums on seats compared to others then they have every right to voice their opinions if the people who think they are old school but don't go for whatever reason thats their own fault - a football club needs a every growing fan base it can't survive with those who go to 2 games a season just because they went 20 years ago- get over it

Its a label that is wearing a bit thin now

If we had been beat by a superior side,a lucky deflection or bad referreing I can understand but to be beaten because we couldn't be arsed or seemed to forget the basic ruiles of defending and goalkeeping as was the case on Sat then anyone has the right to show their frustration

A few boos is a minority - thats not what it was on Sat

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first dropped points at home all season...and Pudge condones booing?...I was disappointed as everyone else, but it was nonsense to suggest the players couldn't be arsed...they were sh*t at defending set pieces for sure, but going forward did everything they could to get the win they're attacking play deserved...can't believe a proper fan would boo the players off

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Booing the team???? It's something that's been discussed on here before and something that I want to add my comments to. I haven't seen anything of Saturday's game, I saw the result, heard a few comments about how poor we were and could be bothered with sitting through the highlights. I used to go to Chelsea, I went for a very long time, I love the club as does my son, my dad, my brothers, my dad's uncle.......... we're a Chelsea family and although life has overtaken my need/desire to go to Chelsea these days I still consider myself a "proper" Chelsea fan.

I think there is only ever one reason why you would boo either your own player or the whole team and that's if they don't try. Being crap is forgiveable, having an off day is forgiveable but not trying when it really matters to the people in the stand is not on. If that's why people were booing on Saturday then fair play, and don't forget we might all have a different opinion of what's gone on on the pitch.

As for it being a disease of the JCL's, they're used to us being top of the league and winning games with relative ease so I don't think the position we're in in the league makes one bit of difference. I remember standing in the Shed once when I was younger and telling my dad on the way home that I couldn't believe how rubbish it had been over there. The atmosphere was dire, the team might as well have not bothered turning up, and then the fans (those that were left) booed the team off. "They didn't deserve fans paying their money today so they were lucky to get away with a bit of booing" was dad's reply. And he was right. The only thing is, those fans that booed now need to go back for the next game and raise the players back up, booing doesn't motivate. It's okay to let them know that you're not happy but at the next game the atmosphere has to be loudly supportive.

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I think quite a few players played well- ballack and ivanovic were good, ashley cole excellent, anelka good and drogba awesome. the central defence were a bit dodgy and so was cech- unfortunately we looked very weak at set pieces, but the overall performance deserved my applause I think.

there was a big reaction after the game where apparently we needed to sack off ballack and every player over 30 again, that we missed essien etc... if you want to argue about one player we missed, it was alex. we dominated the game and they didn't make one chance in open play.

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I didn't boo but I cetaintly didn't clap either- although for some strange reason about two out of 10,000 on the MHL did - was I watching a diff game? because there was certainly no reason to clap any of the players( apart from Drogs who just shook his head in belief every time he scored for a couple of overpaid numtys at the back to squander the lead) - who couldn't be arsed to clap the fans just couldn't wait to get off the pitch in my opinion

I don't think however you can say that the boos all come from JCL's - the players were poor on Sat and they only have themselves to blame - they just didn't give 100% and that if anything is why people who have paid good and I might add hard to come by money at the moment -

- the boos came from a fair majority of the crowd

and all this about JCL's - if they are the ones putting bums on seats compared to others then they have every right to voice their opinions if the people who think they are old school but don't go for whatever reason thats their own fault - a football club needs a every growing fan base it can't survive with those who go to 2 games a season just because they went 20 years ago- get over it

Its a label that is wearing a bit thin now

If we had been beat by a superior side,a lucky deflection or bad referreing I can understand but to be beaten because we couldn't be arsed or seemed to forget the basic ruiles of defending and goalkeeping as was the case on Sat then anyone has the right to show their frustration

A few boos is a minority - thats not what it was on Sat

We must have watched completely different games ? It was a cracking game of football and I saw NOTHING for a home crowd to boo at nothing .

All 3 of our goals were top class finishes . The football we played for our first goal was top draw with a superb strike to end it . 2 of Everton’s goals were complete flukes , pure bad luck and the middle one was a questionable offside when he played the ball originally .

As a season ticket holder for over 20 odd years I feel I have a right to question why anyone would boo the team off Saturday ? Since when did we have a divine right to win every home game that is the new mentality I can’t get on with. It feels like people are used to watching FIFA 10 and can pause and rewind the game and play it again if the result doesn’t go their way . I didn’t witness any boo’s from the MHU upper they all seemed to come from West Stand if anywhere .

The fact that a patched up Everton played very well and Saha was outstanding Saturday goes missing .

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Its not about first points dropped at home its the style they went about it

Drogs and I forgot to mention Ivan were totally comitted - Lamps was ineffective( I don't know whether its the system or him but if you paid that amount of money and Carlo said to play right back you'd bloddy well be expected to give it your all) - Joe's legs are not withstanding more than 45 mins yet hes not subbed till near the end,Malouda who has been one of our best players gets an insult of an amount of time in which to help , and the poor kid who got 5 mins put more into it than many senior players on the pitch

Ballack is a waste of space at present - his lack of pace doesn't allow him to create space and movementa nd he is turning into the Jody Morris of football who can the majority of the time only pass the ball sideways

Cech gets Terry and Ricci flusterred because they don't know when he coming for a ball and not - this is not what you'd expect from a somewhat supposidly solid defence- also one that has leaked 5 goals in 2 games

Something is wrong- thats 3 poor results on the trot - lets hope its our bad run out of the way but Everton wanted it more than us and that's why people get frustrated

Not its not the end of the world but as many have pointed out we have just been papering over the cracks with recent results and if we're not careful the whole thing will fall down

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It was a great game if you were a neutral but I wouldn't say two of Evertons goals were luck- I think thats belittling Everton and the effort they clearly put in

For the first one if Cech doesn't touch it it goes out - ok maybe there was someone else to try and tap it in but the odds are better than if your keeper fumbles it into his own net

For the third one - if Cech stays and doesn't come out into no mans land and freezes - he saves it -but he comes out Terry & Ricci think hes going for it and he stops and they are helpless

Where is the luck in that?

Thats bad defending and communication

Drogba could have scored 3 goals of the season on Sat but it made no diff because we let 2 howlers in

Everyone could sense that they would come back and thats something that is very unusual - we never conceed when we go ahead but we are vunerable and have lost that fight that lower table clubs clearly have- everyone wanted nice entertaining football but we have lost the battle and bulldog spirit that came before

Give me that anyday over a "cracking game of football" that cost us 2 points

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The beauty of football is we all see the same game but have widely different views. On Saturday I saw a side committed to the last ...we could have knicked it if Ballack hadnt pulled his shot narrowly wide. Yes the team made mistakes and got punished for them , sometimes it happens. We have a flaw that Everton exposed , fair play to them , we have no divine right to go out and win every game. The team need the fans at home to show support at all times , make the bridge the fortress that it is now. Players thrive on confidence being negative to them will only inhibit them from wanting to try the unexpected, that moment we all talk about for the rest of the week. Get behind our team , they need us as much as we need them.

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I have to say I was f**king fuming after the game. Having not seen any replays of the goals, I was unaware that 2 of the 3 were pretty damn unlucky, so was livid at JT, Riccy and Cech for conceding what looked like 3 awful goals.

I did, however, not even think about booing, and was disgusted at the reaction come the final whistle. We don't have a god given right to win every game, and considering those who have season tickets have witnessed win after win after win this season, to turn on the team so quickly was pretty pathetic.

I also agree with g4 that there were a lot of positives, most notably Ivanovic, who really is just getting better and better, and obviously our front two, who are unrivalled right now.

Given that we just seemed to have one of those days where nothing went right defensively, i'm really rather chuffed we ended the day one point further ahead.

Out of interest, anyone know if the United fans booed their team at the final whistle, as they must have been a hell of a lot more p*ssed off than we were. Huge, huge missed opportunity.

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It was a great game if you were a neutral but I wouldn't say two of Evertons goals were luck- I think thats belittling Everton and the effort they clearly put in

For the first one if Cech doesn't touch it it goes out - ok maybe there was someone else to try and tap it in but the odds are better than if your keeper fumbles it into his own net

For the third one - if Cech stays and doesn't come out into no mans land and freezes - he saves it -but he comes out Terry & Ricci think hes going for it and he stops and they are helpless

Where is the luck in that?

Thats bad defending and communication

Drogba could have scored 3 goals of the season on Sat but it made no diff because we let 2 howlers in

Everyone could sense that they would come back and thats something that is very unusual - we never conceed when we go ahead but we are vunerable and have lost that fight that lower table clubs clearly have- everyone wanted nice entertaining football but we have lost the battle and bulldog spirit that came before

Give me that anyday over a "cracking game of football" that cost us 2 points

Cech had to make the dive for the first one are you saying he should have left it and stood on his line ? He had no choice in my book . It hits the post hits his back and it goes in ? That is a fluke pure bad luck in my book.

The Third one – Cech is heard calling for it as you pointed out his defenders stop but his striker still attacks the ball he was going to gather with ease . The ball hits an opposition player and loops over the keeper again a fluke and pure bad luck

I think we were flat Saturday but after going a goal down pulled ourselves back into the game . I still fail to see anything in the performance that warranted a chorus of boos?

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It was a great game if you were a neutral but I wouldn't say two of Evertons goals were luck- I think thats belittling Everton and the effort they clearly put in

Not belittling Everton in the least. They were played off the park and Xmas came early for them. As bizarre as it sounds we did play very well for all bar three moments of madness.

For the first one if Cech doesn't touch it it goes out - ok maybe there was someone else to try and tap it in but the odds are better than if your keeper fumbles it into his own net

Cech did not fumble the ball in to his own net. The ball came back off the post and hit him. There was nothing he could do about it.

For the third one - if Cech stays and doesn't come out into no mans land and freezes - he saves it -but he comes out Terry & Ricci think hes going for it and he stops and they are helpless

Where is the luck in that?

Thats bad defending and communication

That is true. Although I gather Cech was actually screaming at Drogba to leave it. Nevertheless, Drogba could have headed that ball a hundred times and it wouldn't have looped up like that and still gone in. It was a huge bit of good fortune for Everton.

Drogba could have scored 3 goals of the season on Sat but it made no diff because we let 2 howlers in

Everyone could sense that they would come back and thats something that is very unusual - we never conceed when we go ahead but we are vunerable and have lost that fight that lower table clubs clearly have- everyone wanted nice entertaining football but we have lost the battle and bulldog spirit that came before

Give me that anyday over a "cracking game of football" that cost us 2 points

I haven't seen any evidence that we have lost our spirit and fight.

Of course I was disappointed that we didn't win but I really didn't feel that it was through a lack of effort. Certainly no reason to boo. Although, to be honest, there was only a murmuring from a few.

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Booing the team???? It's something that's been discussed on here before and something that I want to add my comments to. I haven't seen anything of Saturday's game, I saw the result, heard a few comments about how poor we were and could be bothered with sitting through the highlights. I used to go to Chelsea, I went for a very long time, I love the club as does my son, my dad, my brothers, my dad's uncle.......... we're a Chelsea family and although life has overtaken my need/desire to go to Chelsea these days I still consider myself a "proper" Chelsea fan.

I think there is only ever one reason why you would boo either your own player or the whole team and that's if they don't try. Being crap is forgiveable, having an off day is forgiveable but not trying when it really matters to the people in the stand is not on. If that's why people were booing on Saturday then fair play, and don't forget we might all have a different opinion of what's gone on on the pitch.

As for it being a disease of the JCL's, they're used to us being top of the league and winning games with relative ease so I don't think the position we're in in the league makes one bit of difference. I remember standing in the Shed once when I was younger and telling my dad on the way home that I couldn't believe how rubbish it had been over there. The atmosphere was dire, the team might as well have not bothered turning up, and then the fans (those that were left) booed the team off. "They didn't deserve fans paying their money today so they were lucky to get away with a bit of booing" was dad's reply. And he was right. The only thing is, those fans that booed now need to go back for the next game and raise the players back up, booing doesn't motivate. It's okay to let them know that you're not happy but at the next game the atmosphere has to be loudly supportive.

Great Post Barn.

I'm like you - circumstances dictate that I don't get to as many games these days (although I will be there Wednesday for the Pompey match). I too can recall back in the '80's plenty of people booing - although back then, they would have had more reason to boo to be fair. But it's not just the JCL's.

I would never boo. I shout at players and air my displeasure when I think there is a lack of effort or when a player is 100% shocking, but I never boo.

It may be wrong, but people pay their money and are entitled to boo if that's how they want to vent their frustration and at the end of the day, that's all it is.

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This seems to crop up every year!

I don't go to the Bridge any more for various reasons, but if I did I'd never boo the side no matter how sh*te they were. In fact I'd be in serious danger of getting nicked for slapping one of the newbie boo-ers, f**kin' bunch of glory hunting muppets. I'll moan like f*ck amongst fellow Chelsea fans about our performance if we're playing badly, but it stops there, the only effect booing can have on the team is negative.

If any of you newbie booing w*nkers are reading this, either grow up or f*ck right off - Chelsea FC neither need nor want your 'support'. For f*ck's sake, I was there years ago when we lost 0-6 at Rotherham and 2-7 at Middlesbrough (along with quite a few more less-than-positive Blues performances), and although we were truly crap in those days it never crossed our minds to boo our own side! Instead, we'd sing even louder and get behind the side so much that sometimes the opposition fans would be so impressed that they'd applaud us!

It just goes to show how a brief spell of success can either attract the glory hunters, and/or spoil the existing long-term supporters into unrealistic expectation. Remember, we are Chelsea and we are the best, no matter how we're playing, and the only c*nts who get booed are the opposition, the match officials, UEFA & FIFA!

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This is what I posted on match chat when I got back from the game and strangely no-one responded to the issue...thought I was the only one to have a problem with it!

can I just boo every 'fan' that booed at the final whistle...sure it was a blow we drew but FFS...go away johnny come lately's...have a look at the table...we're still top and have increased our lead! defending was a joke, but the game was still great entertainment and those everton goals were just laughable...have you ever seen a team get so lucky so many times?

I commented on your post an agreed with you m ate :P

Anyway, no excuse for booing imo but after after a draw? A draw? When we are top ?

Id understand it maybe if we had lost 6-0. But i say it again - a draw?????.

Its undefendable. I dont care about new fans being bums on seats etc blah blah blah Id rather see Stamford Bridge half empty but with proper fans who know how to support the teams properly.

Almost makes me wish for the Bovril Gate, a dead dog pie and a one nil home defeat by Sheff Wed. At you knew you would be surrounding by like minded fans and not c**ts holding up their Nokias every time Lampard gets the ball or telling people to 'sit down mate please'

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I lost my stream for the last 8 minutes, so I didnt hear the booing thankfully. But it makes my blood boil to think that I have no ability to pay for a plane ticket and tickets to the game, and instead have to rely on a crappy, pirated internet broadcast from Jordan, and those that do have that priviledge choose to exerceise it like that.

Those people need to take serious stock of whether they are fans or supporters. Whether they are, as this nani guy says, just spectators or if they are there to get behind the team and push them on to victory. Okay, the team may not have given the effort required in their eyes (wasnt my perspective. We were good all game, and undone by some of the sh*ttiest luck ever) but everyone has off days. We have had offdays in our not to recent past. This is to say nothing of the leaner times before the takeover and the chelsea for whom a consistenty quality season was a lost hope.

Its like the must have just (literally) turned up yesterday because they seem to have no sense of what they are watching. Even if they have an offday, are players worthy of being villified like that? In such a way that its going to shake their confidence for future days? This was the same Frank Lampard that played and scored a penalty that sent us to Moscow 4 days after his mother died. The same John Terry that wept on the pitch when he slipped on the spot kick. The same Michael Ballack that could have won us a league title with his goal against Man Utd 2 years ago. The same Petr Cech that nearly lost his life collecting a loose ball against Reading. I guess if you let in a few soft goals against a team of fellow professionals from the same division like Everton, all that past sacrifice must mean absolutely nothing. It probably speaks to the nature of modern society as much as it does the state of the club.

Sounds like stupid rhetoric, but the point is, when these idiots hear the final whislte and think "Jesus, they dont even care, boooo" they should use their brains and realize that these guys have, on many days, sacrificed blood sweat and tears for the shirt they wear.

If you were that annoyed by it, dont clap them. But for god's sake dont boo. Boo the ref, the lino, the other team, the CL anthem, whoever, but not your own players

And even if it wasnt the best effort, kudos to those few who went against the stream and clapped the team off. At least they had the gusto to actively oppose such mindless groupthink

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Booing is both childish and rude. The only appropriate place for booing is at a pantomime villain.

Swearing, on the other hand, Gem, is a very understandable reaction, especially if you're an expert! ;)

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Gotta agree with what has been written here. A draw against Everton, when you are top of the leauge, cant be a reason to boo your team. Especially because it was a really unlucky one, we deserved to win and every player tried his best. I´m not even sure if there is any reason to boo your team at all, it doesnt help anyone.

But the whole booing-thing is not really big in England, you should watch the Bundesliga. Fans of some teams (like Bayern Munich) start to boo their team as soon as they are 1-0 down. Beyond me, how they think that can help their team.

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