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There are times in our lives where we wished the outcome in certain situations were in our favour. Over the years ive questioned my decisions , others decisions and the decisions of individuals that changed the outcome . Ive had times in my life that i hate looking back on , times that i wished i'd done it differently but always promomised myself i'd never regret the bad decisions and NEVER look back on what might have been.

Since May 2008 , i still hold that opinion and promosed myself to continue with my life decisions and just get on with it.

As a life long Chelsea fan ive endured the bad times which i struggled with , the very ordinary times but f****ng made the most of the good times . Ive looked back through the years on the club , disappointment , joy and fun but May 2008 is a moment i found hard to come to grips with .

That night in May passed me by , i just remember certain insidents because i was just so wound up and nervous and to be honest, i remember bugger all apart from the penalty shout out.

Through the summer i got on with things but at the back of my mind the disappointment was still wrecking havock and i was finding it difficult coming to terms with result. I made a promise to myself i'd never watch that game because i couldnt endure the outcome AGAIN.

Since that game, ive found it difficult to accept we lost, ok its just a game but i'd waited all my life for something like this .

So, tonight i decided that unless i watched the game again , i wont really be able to move on , accept the outcome and realise we lost .

All through the game tonight i kept saying to myself , Just relax because you know the outcome so take it easy and give myself a chance to realise we were the better team but it wasnt to be . Yes i watched the shootout, but now i feel i can get that game is out of my system , the frustration, the disappointment , the anger and the feeling of loss .

It was difficulcult to watch but its out of my system now so i can move on and forget about incidents where we could have won the game and the fact i could have had a great summer flying the Chelsea flag as Champions of Europe.

Still i had a GREAT summer with my family, and tonight, 4 months later i can move on and be proud of Chelsea FC and what we achieved since i became a fan in 1970.

CFC .

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Thanks for sharing Ian,

to be honest I pretty much drank that result out of my mind, but still it hurts. It hurts having others call Terry a baby because he was man enough to show emotions. We are lucky to have him at our club. I've not been able tow atch it again, but don't think I need to. Maybe I can just let go easier. Plus, usually when I watch things like that, I start critiquing everything...oh if that Pass had gone through then we'd maybe have scored, or if that had worked out, or that foul been called....etc.

But, it is better to just get on with it. I've been lucky enough to be with Chelsea when we won the FA Cup in 97, the Coca Cola Cup, The Cup Winners Cup, and then the joyous Jose years. It is with excitement that I look forward to the upcoming years with Chelsea. I only hope I see us win the CL once

Scott

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Thanks for sharing Ian,

to be honest I pretty much drank that result out of my mind, but still it hurts. It hurts having others call Terry a baby because he was man enough to show emotions. We are lucky to have him at our club. I've not been able tow atch it again, but don't think I need to. Maybe I can just let go easier. Plus, usually when I watch things like that, I start critiquing everything...oh if that Pass had gone through then we'd maybe have scored, or if that had worked out, or that foul been called....etc.

But, it is better to just get on with it. I've been lucky enough to be with Chelsea when we won the FA Cup in 97, the Coca Cola Cup, The Cup Winners Cup, and then the joyous Jose years. It is with excitement that I look forward to the upcoming years with Chelsea. I only hope I see us win the CL once

Scott

cup final? dont know what your talking about. cant remember that happening......

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its in the past and now part of our history the not so good part

we should look forward and never back as we cannot change what has happened, but what happens in the future is now down to the current squad and management and they can shape it

so hopefully the future will be good and then we can look back and feel happy about certain things in the past

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It was something i had to watch , because for 3 months i was haunted by the outcome without really knowing the game over 90 miniutes and extra time , due to the fact i was soo wound up, i cant really remember anything , even the extra time and shootout. I felt i had to put the issue to bed by watching it again and facing up to the outcome in a frame of mind without the intense passion, in other words , alone with a beer and a fag.

All i wanted was an opportunity to be able free myself of the disappointment in my own enviornment , a Sunday night without a pub filled with anti Chelsea fans and having the opportunity to feel disappointed on my own terms . A cowards way ?? dont give a f**k, it was MY way and i felt better watching it alone .

In fact , the outcome on Monday morning was , ok a hangover , but i felt i'd released a demon that would have haunted me for years.

Ian.

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that makes 2 of us, never again.
That defeat still hurts although now with the season back in full swing its seemed to be forgotten. Hopefully with the experience of Scolari i cant see us loosing those big matches. That defeat must of been bad 4 u lot in london but i live just outside manchester :( School the next day wasnt pleasent!
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Mate, I'm still not over the cup defeat in 94.

I have watched the video of the first half about 10 times, but never the second.

If only Gav Peacock's shot...etc etc

Im with you there mate. That hurt a lot more than May (which was bad enough!)). When that third goal went in it remains the only time ive every cried watching football.

Got soaked on the way back too.

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Im with you there mate. That hurt a lot more than May (which was bad enough!)). When that third goal went in it remains the only time ive every cried watching football.

Got soaked on the way back too.

Did you cry that much?

I actual watched the whole game in the close season, a sports channel here showed all the finals from 1960 and onward, two or three games a day, and it don't get any easier.

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Seeing as we'd been completely hounded by injuries, as well as the media telling all and sundry that we were the dirtiest, diving-est, Drogba-est team in the Premiership, whereas Man Utd (with Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand hacking at the helm) were portrayed as these angels who played beautiful football, as well as that old Scottish drunk talking out of his arse as usual, I was pretty tense about this game, considering even despite all of this, we'd only just been pipped to the title.

This was the ultimate chance for us to get back at that red scum and tell everyone who the true champions were. This was our time to shine, the final revenge for the year of bull we'd had to put up with, whereas Man Ure had had a stroll in the park without ever being the best team in the country (first it was Arsenal, whose squad was decimated by injuries, and then us, who had had our squad previous decimated by injuries), and were being heralded by the media as these footballing heroes.

Every time Vidic body-checked Drogba, every time Paul Scholes took out Makelele with a two-footed challenge, every time Rio "Respect for Referees" Ferdinand bellowed at the ref each time a decision didn't go Man Ure's way, every time Ronaldo performed a superfluous stepover and went down without being touched, my hatred for those Manc scumbags rose even more, culminating in Vidic attempting to punch Drogba in the face, restrained only by John Terry, followed by the ridiculous red card Drogba received for a light slap. At this point I began to bellow at the screen pretty much constantly, until the penalties came.

I expected a complete farce, considering we lost pretty much every shootout I can remember since I've been alive. But with every penalty we scored, I thought that maybe, -maybe- it was our night.

And then that little scumbag Ronaldo stepped up. How much I wanted Petr Cech to outwit the little a*****e I can never describe. And when Ronaldo tried one of his 'clever' tricks and failed... Cech emerging victorious... I was the happiest man alive. This was it. The ULTIMATE JUSTICE. Man Utd fall on penalties... and at the heart of the blame, the one who let them down was their golden boy, the diving ****, Cristiano Ronaldo.

And eventually JT stepped up. This was it. The moment of glory. Mr Reliable, the England captain, Chelsea's lion, was going to seal it... but he fluffed it.

I sank to my knees and by this point had long since run out of fingernails so was chewing on my fingers. That was it. Total despair. Man Ure rode their luck again. I knew what was going to happen after this... every glimmer of hope was gone.

Ashley Cole came and went... I believed in him, but when the uninterested joke of a striker Anelka stepped up, I knew it was all over.

After it had happened, they zoomed in on the focus of my hatred celebrating on their lucky, despicable victory. The media would lap it up, of course. I turned the TV off, and just collapsed on the floor. Melodramatic, I know... but I must have been down for about twenty minutes. It was the worst feeling in the world. My beautiful Blues had been robbed in the worst way possible. I didn't cry, but I was pretty much devoid of emotion, literally feeling dead inside.

You always think after something like this "It's only football...", but that never helps. There was really nothing which could make up for it... nothing else existed in my life which I was so passionate about.

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I was in my room that night, a bundle of rocking, over-excited nerves I was. my stomach was probably the size of a pea and I could physically feel, as the game went on, that this was the most important football match I have ever watched.

My roommate was in the next room and he has a great dislike for Chelsea, giving me stick all night.

When Lamps scored, I was ecstatic, screaming and jumping with a fury of suppressed frustration raging through me.

Second half was all teeth grinding, knowing that one goal would decide it all, but that goal never came.

Then Ronaldo missed and I was up on cloud N.9. When Terry stepped up, I had no doubt in my mind he would nail it. I would picture it in my head, saying to him "Score it now, and you get to lift IT, John."

I stood in slow motion when he slipped, hardly believing my own eyes.

Seconds after Anelka blew his pen, I just shut the PC down and went straight to bed, avoiding my roommate.

I was between two exams, had just come back from one and had to get up early for another after the game. And, given the 2-hour time difference and the extra time and penalties, I had literally no time no waste on grieving and regretting and could-have-beens.

But I couldn't help it. It was without a doubt the worst ever footballing experience I have ever had and it made me nearly ill.

All my friends said that we deserved to win it. Little use, but it did prove to me who the better side was.

After the exam, I just HAD to come over here and I, God bless you all, found my emotions here. You had felt it all, fairly much like me and would read post after post and feel I am listening to friends. It had been a torture for all of us and I don't think I am alone in saying the forum helped me out a lot in going over it and moving on.

I have a lot of confidence now that, with a small stroke of luck, we will be there again in Rome and I can bet money on us winning if we do. Terry with a late header for the winner ! :lol:

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To be honest I was disappointed after the game last May, but not overly so. Maybe it's because having supported Chelsea for so many years I've developed an immunity to the pain of defeat. Having said that, I'm still pissed off about the way Chelsea played (or didn't) against Spuds in the 1967 FA Cup Final, still bitter about the League Cup Final against Stoke in 1972, and still f*ckin' annoyed about the 1994 final.

Possibly it's a personal thing - football meant far more to me in the past than it does now, thanks to a number of things that have developed within the game. Also, I'm proud of the way that Chelsea played back in May - we were outplayed for 20 minutes, and then we were the better side for the rest of the game including extra time. We really were unlucky not to win within normal time, and any sensible neutral football fan would agree that Manure got a fluky win.

Don't sweat it, what goes around comes around and it's only a matter of time before we win the Champions League - hopefully humiliating the scousers or mancs in the final.

Maybe we should be grateful for small mercies - remembering that Peter Kenyon went up for his medal all smiles after the game, can you imagine that tosser going up and lifting the cup??? :unsure:

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Maybe we should be grateful for small mercies - remembering that Peter Kenyon went up for his medal all smiles after the game, can you imagine that tosser going up and lifting the cup??? :unsure:

cheers bluebeard, i was having my dinner when i read that and was almost sick.

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