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How long will the glow last for you?


mickyg
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I keep re-watching Drogba's winning CL penalty on YouTube and I'm at the stage where I think even if we came 5th or worse next year in the PL and get kicked out in the first stage of the CL, I would still be immune to any pain, as a result of Munich.

But is that just a today thing.

Will I be screaming in pain if we lose 3-1 away to Everton away next season and go 5th?

I guess PL expectations must be higher next season? We must be better than 6th.

Hmmm....

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Would take finishing 5th/6th, winning the CL and FAP Cup again to be honest.

But really we should be finishing in the top 4 at least, maybe even mount a title challenge if everyone around us starts to crumble.

Edit: Did I really just say FAP Cup? ...I meant FA Cup, I'll blame that on it being early in the morning.

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The memory remains(as Metallica told us) but going into 5-10 first league games and if things are not looking good it will hurt as h*ll. One thing is we have our own legend coaching us and if he fails epically it will hurt. The season is long and memory short when you we are in the middle of it. Also the new signings, especially Hazard, are so high profile it will hurt twice as much.

But I have a feeling we are going to be lot better in the league this year. RDM saw the whole thing break in our hands last season so he knows how to go into games and what to expect. AVB started the season with the idea that attack is the best form of defence. That went wrong and as we know Robbie we will be lot more balanced and you know what they all say attacking wins you matches but defending wins you trophies. The double year with Carlo we've been the most balanced in Abramovich era.

In short if we fail it will hurt. But if it is as bittersweet as it was last season I'd take one of those any day. Great to be a football fan witnessing something like that.

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Don't crucify me but I don't really care about the CL (as much) this year to be honest. I want us to win every game, obviously, and will be gutted if/when we go out, but as long as we make the knockout stages, and don't go out to a. a minnow, b. a team that beats us on some questionable calls, or c. a penalty shootout, I would be happy.

Who was the last team to repeat as champs, Milan over 20 years ago? When even "the great team ever" Barcelona can't do it, I know not to expect too much for this year. Us making the quarterfinals this year, playing well but getting beat by a better Real Madrid side, allowing us to focus on winning the league.

Then again, if we are 6th place next March, I will be singing quite the different tune!

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The feeling of elation when Drogba's penalty hit the back of the net will live with me until my dying day. After screaming "yeeeessssssssss!" I was overcome with an incredible feeling of relief and calmness, of validation. I felt complete. Then I was just thinking "we did it, we f**king did it!". Like many other Blues I'm sure, I couldn't suppress the tears of joy that ran down my face, the whole experience was overwhelming. There was only one other time in my life that I've ever been so happy and so overcome with emotion in that manner and that was when my son was born.

For me the glow of that moment will never, ever wear off.

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I really don't know what to expect from us next season, we have a team that should be challenging for the title, but I feel that we have the wrong man in charge to take us forward. As much as I want Robbie to do well I just don't see him lasting.

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A few years ago on CFCnet I posted that to me it was more important to win a double as Arsenal and Spurs had previously done it and they crowed loud and proud which was fair enough. Since then we've done it. Then I wanted another double as Arsenal have done that too. The CL has thrown a spanner in the works as that's one thing they haven't achieved so logically this year I want a PL, FAC, CL treble to equal Man Utd and beat Arsenal's haul. It goes without saying I'd be happy with any of the three.

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I still watch highlights of Munich, Barcelona and Napoli to this day. Incredible road we have gone down to win this cup.

I get chills hearing Martin Tyler shout "DROGBAAAAAAAA" with Neville shortly bursting out with "OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"

Sends shivers down my spine.

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In this life and the next.....Oh my god ...Just thought of something that has sent shivvers down my spine and made me feel quite nautious......I may come back as....AS A SPUD ( and no , not a potato) ::MooNeY::

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The glow will be there forever. It felt like the perfect end of an era for CFC before going into a new one.Robbie did a great job but I cant help but think that the special ones earlier influence on team spirit/togetherness, organization and defensive work had something to do with us winning the CL. It was Drogba's destiny to equalize and then bury the winning penalty. For me another memorable moment of the CL that will stick forever was Ramirez's finish vs Barcelona gave the club a lot of confidence and to finish with that kind of composure against the run of play against Barca, phenomenal !

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I still seems surreal to me that we've won the Champions League. After all these years of heartache I was beginning to think it would never happen with the Old Guard, especially with how bleak things looked under AVB around February time.

As ecstatic as I was at the time, I have to say I feel more 'at ease' I suppose now, as if a sense of pressure has been lifted from around the club and the supporters. In that sense I guess, with the glow of the CL still relatively fresh in my mind, I feel quite calm heading into this new season and perhaps don't expect as much as I generally would. As far as the glow lasting, it will never fade totally, but all it would take is a horror show at Wigan on 18th August for the short-term ecstasy to disappear!

I actually foresee this season being more difficult than many would imagine right now, so I hope the 'glow' can carry us when needed!

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