Sunday, February 24, 2008

Scarves and Handballs!!!

Come on surely it's a well known fact that if you are involved with a partner that follows football you are involved as well. I love my girlfriend with all my heart and hope that we are together forever but there's always going to be my passion for Chelsea Football Club. I can't deny the ups and downs I have felt for my club over the years. The years of just making up the numbers in the league, David Beckham tearing us apart at Wembley to our epic battles with Barcelona in the Champions League. The Roman era and the Mourinho era and his errors too!! If only he had learnt to just bite his tongue as he may still be leading the charge now. There is a lot I have been through!! Attending the game at Stamford Bridge where we beat Barcelona 4-2 was one of the greatest experiences of my life. Then again so was meeting my girlfriend for the first time and the way she completed me. Will my two loves ever see each other in the same light?!?! I know I am not the most die hard fan standing through wind and rain in the terraces but just because I don't attend every match doesn't mean I don't feel every moment of the every game played.

Today was one of those days I think as although we had a good afternoon in the end I wasn't the most obliging boyfriend to walk the Earth. We headed out a few hours before the football to find something to do and luckily the aimless driving took us to Swanley Park. Haven't been here in a few years and can't believe the neglect as it's really good and when every thing's up and running and the heat is baring down from the Sun I think summers here will be good!!

After our adventure in the park we quickly dashed home and after arranging everyone I sat down to watch the events at Wembley unravel. I was not a happy bunny once the final whistle had blown as with Chelsea being able to strangle the life out of most finals over the last few years it was tough being on the receiving end of a cup final loss. Spurs had the luck as it was in effect Chelsea error's that handed them the tie with a Bridge handball providing a penalty and a mistimed punch from Cech leading to the other goal. Had we been faultless would they have created a chance? Your win was not emphatic Tottenham although I will enjoy watching you thump back to Earth when you realise that you aren't about to become a great team over night. Already their fans are getting carried away but saying that under Mourinho this was our first Silverware before we went on to greater achievements. Anyway here's to another nine years!!