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On another note, I dont mean to cause panic, but any of you SW6ers out there know anything about trouble outside the Bridge? Ive heard this on another fan forum but I was hoping someone here could clear this up. Usual post-match nonsense?

I heard, just handbags in a few pubs apparently.

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On another note, I dont mean to cause panic, but any of you SW6ers out there know anything about trouble outside the Bridge? Ive heard this on another fan forum but I was hoping someone here could clear this up. Usual post-match nonsense?

I heard, just handbags in a few pubs apparently.

Good news, im sure tempers and glasses ran a bit high

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On another note, I dont mean to cause panic, but any of you SW6ers out there know anything about trouble outside the Bridge? Ive heard this on another fan forum but I was hoping someone here could clear this up. Usual post-match nonsense?

I heard, just handbags in a few pubs apparently.

Good news, im sure tempers and glasses ran a bit high

Couldn't watch the penalties. So strolled from The King's Road back up to the Fulham Road.

Walked past The Pelican just as the windows got stoved in.

To be honest, probably an improvement.

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Couldn't watch the penalties. So strolled from The King's Road back up to the Fulham Road.

Walked past The Pelican just as the windows got stoved in.

To be honest, probably an improvement.

Once JT missed i knew it was all over and left the pub. I was a mess, shaking, i was having heart palpations and i was as drunk as a skunk. It was as if i was operating on some sort of different level, i was almost having problems comprehending reality. Seriously, it got to me that much. My aim was to head back to Fulham Broadway and hop on the tube but within a few minutes i heard sirens so knew we'd lost and knew it'd be mental up there, so i jumped in a cab to victoria and saw it going off down the Kings Rd too (mothing massive though)

It was pretty clear what was going to happen at Fulham Broadway. I got there at 4pm and it was already busy. The Shed Bar door shut its doors at 4.30 and i heard come 5pm the queue was almost at the megastore. I was in Brogans and 5pm it was mobbed , still the best part of 3 hours till kickoff and it was sings songs, beer everywhere, people were seriously pissed by then. Come 6pm i thought i was going to pass out so i left for fresh air and forgot to get my hand stamped and so couldnt get back in. Any other pubs on the Fulham Rd at that time ? Forget it. I left and headed towards the Kings Rd (walked past the Pelican actually, glad it got done over later - sh*t pub) and i actually ended up in the Chelsea Ram just off Lots Rd with lots of sloaney types and other chelsea diehards like me who couldnt get in anywhere else. Turned out to be a good laugh. Amazingly i watched the champions league final on my own but pretty soon was talking to some lads and it ended up being ok. Maybe its my age but i was quite releived not to be in a pub with smashed glass on the floor , piss everyehere where i couldnt breathe!

As for the game ? Well its all been said. Im still in a daze really. Ive just watched sky sports news and it wasnt much fun. Two things stood out - that c**t van der sans reaction to jt when he missed and the look on anelkas face as he walked up to take the pen. He quite simply didnt not want to be anywhere need a football pitch - and who can blame him ?

Think im going to have a few months off football - im glad we are not at the euros actually. Its going to take me a few months to get over this. A bit like 1994 actually. I know its only a game but , it can really hurt you.

One thing is for sure, i am so very, very proud to be a chelsea fan this morning.

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ive just posted about this on the other thread. there was always going to be trouble considering how we lost, my only surprise is that it wasnt worse.

The pubs were mobbed at 5pm. People were seriously tanked up 2 hours before kick leaving another 5 hours of drinking. I left Brogans at 6pm because it was simply too much! Utterley rammed. Think Ikea on a bank holiday divided by stella.

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Couldn't watch the penalties. So strolled from The King's Road back up to the Fulham Road.

Walked past The Pelican just as the windows got stoved in.

To be honest, probably an improvement.

Once JT missed i knew it was all over and left the pub. I was a mess, shaking, i was having heart palpations and i was as drunk as a skunk. It was as if i was operating on some sort of different level, i was almost having problems comprehending reality. Seriously, it got to me that much. My aim was to head back to Fulham Broadway and hop on the tube but within a few minutes i heard sirens so knew we'd lost and knew it'd be mental up there, so i jumped in a cab to victoria and saw it going off down the Kings Rd too (mothing massive though)

It was pretty clear what was going to happen at Fulham Broadway. I got there at 4pm and it was already busy. The Shed Bar door shut its doors at 4.30 and i heard come 5pm the queue was almost at the megastore. I was in Brogans and 5pm it was mobbed , still the best part of 3 hours till kickoff and it was sings songs, beer everywhere, people were seriously pissed by then. Come 6pm i thought i was going to pass out so i left for fresh air and forgot to get my hand stamped and so couldnt get back in. Any other pubs on the Fulham Rd at that time ? Forget it. I left and headed towards the Kings Rd (walked past the Pelican actually, glad it got done over later - sh*t pub) and i actually ended up in the Chelsea Ram just off Lots Rd with lots of sloaney types and other chelsea diehards like me who couldnt get in anywhere else. Turned out to be a good laugh. Amazingly i watched the champions league final on my own but pretty soon was talking to some lads and it ended up being ok. Maybe its my age but i was quite releived not to be in a pub with smashed glass on the floor , piss everyehere where i couldnt breathe!

As for the game ? Well its all been said. Im still in a daze really. Ive just watched sky sports news and it wasnt much fun. Two things stood out - that twirp van der sans reaction to jt when he missed and the look on anelkas face as he walked up to take the pen. He quite simply didnt not want to be anywhere need a football pitch - and who can blame him ?

Think im going to have a few months off football - im glad we are not at the euros actually. Its going to take me a few months to get over this. A bit like 1994 actually. I know its only a game but , it can really hurt you.

One thing is for sure, i am so very, very proud to be a chelsea fan this morning.

I was supposed to be down the Ram last night Bjd but a stomach bug kept me at home. I think a load of my mates were there anyway.

Sorry I missed you

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From what I saw police just went in at people standing about, and yes people were drunk and over-reacted. People didn't leave the pubs thought to go and fight the police (I'm sure there were a few that did but not most people that were caught up in it!).

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It's a metter of the moment. I know how they felt, and I know how it feels after a game like that to be told by someone (in this case police) what to do. There is a lot of passion and feelings involved. That's what football is all about. Only those who don't understand the passion can't understand the anger. We had a similar situation here in NY as one Yank, who understands nothing about the culture, came with his buddy who likes Manure, and in the end they both celebrated together, one wearing blue and the other wearing red. Let's just say that he had to leave the scene very fast. There is no football without these strong feelings.

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Stacy and I were in Brogan's (should have gone to the wine bar bit at the back BJD, there was plenty of room up until kick off). I'm not going to explain the feeling I had when the last penalty was saved - you all had much the same feeling.

We walked back to our hotel which meant going past Fulham Broadway and whilst there were many people (going into the thousands) and the mood was grim there wasn't anything really kicking off. Suddenly 4 or 5 meat wagons came screaming into the area with sirens at full blast. They tried to turn up a side road but then realised they couldn't get up there and all had to reverse back onto the main road (nearly running people over at the same time). It was at this point that tempers started to flare but as I had Stacy with me my one and only thought was to get her out of the area before anything really kicked off so I didn't get to see the aftermath.

Whereas I don't condone what happened I do feel that if the police hadn't come into the area in the manner they did then maybe tempers wouldn't have gone up quite so quickly. I'm not saying the police shouldn't have been there but the sight of uniforms and blue lights flashing in an area where thousands of people had been drinking over a number of hours is tantamount to a red rag to a bull. Not an excuse for the behaviour but maybe the police need to think about the mindset of the crowds they could be dealing with before deciding how best to approach a situation.

I also have to question some of the reporting which has gone on particularly one woman who allegedly said 'they were like animals grabbing hold of anything they could, even dustbin lids'. Dustbin lids? I can't recall any dustbins anywhere in the area - plastic wheelie bins maybe but not the good old fashioned metal frisbee lids!!

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I was supposed to be down the Ram last night Bjd but a stomach bug kept me at home. I think a load of my mates were there anyway.

Sorry I missed you

Nice boozer. Smart area.Would kill to live round there! Might go back with the missus sometime for quiet drinks. Have been in the lots road pub round the corner a a few times and hated it (full of right c**ts) but always missed the ram, a nice hidden gem.Thought some of the locals were a little bemused last night though! Got speaking to a few of the chelsea loyal in there, could well have been your mates. Ask them if they know what happened to the man utd fan in there who got legged at the end!

I struck up a friendship with the young ossie barmaid, i think she liked me.

Well, she smiled at few a few times anyway.

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Stacy and I were in Brogan's (should have gone to the wine bar bit at the back BJD, there was plenty of room up until kick off).

Yeah i know where you mean. I was in the front bar by the stairs on the way down to the toilet. there were giving out hand stamps to people who left but i missed out. still, i ended up having a good night.

I can only imagine how mental it went in there when lamps scored.

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Stacy and I were in Brogan's (should have gone to the wine bar bit at the back BJD, there was plenty of room up until kick off).

Yeah i know where you mean. I was in the front bar by the stairs on the way down to the toilet. there were giving out hand stamps to people who left but i missed out. still, i ended up having a good night.

I can only imagine how mental it went in there when lamps scored.

Mental? We got soaked icon_lol.gif The bar took a bit of a hammering too as I hit it so hard I broke my frigging thumb!! The ice in the Magners came in real handy at that point.

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