Topic: Chelsea V Forest FA Cup 3rd round
I've not been to a prem ground for a very long time - in fact I cant even remeber. I've seen a few Prem teams at the city ground in cups over the years. So Child two and I decided to go to this. Tickets were at a premium as they only gave us 3K so a mate, who is an away member, sorted me tickets.
We sent out essentially a first team with the exception of Joe Lolley who had been injured the game before, he came off the bench. We also fielded a slighly cobbled back four featuring Yacob at CH, he's a 5' 9" DM if you did not know. Chelsea was a half and half. Barkley, Luiz, Loftus - Cheek, Morata, Zapacosta and Fabregas starting. Hazzard on the bench, who came on before the first half was out.
We kept them out for 49 minutes, the defense were really good, throwing themselves in front of everything and working their bollocks off.
Just what you want to see. Our keeper saved a Fabregas penalty and we had a few digs. Second half two quick goals from Morata essentially sealed the deal but we pressed and came close twice in a decent 20 minute spell. If Grabban had played instead of Murphy I think we would have scored.
Anyway. Points of interest
40K there and Chelsea did not sing or chant once during the game - we never shut up. Is this what the prem is about?
How does an 18 year old who signed from Exeter two years ago learn how to throw himself around and writhe in 'agony' at the merest hint of contact? (Ampadu). He is a decent player actually - and that Hudson - Odoi is quality. Off to Germany by all accounts.
How can an FA cup 3rd round game turn into a wank fest over some French footballer who may or may not be moving to France in january? When he went off he may as well have done a lap of honour! Check this balanced match report from the BBC. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46706906
He should remember though his leaving the field was accompanied by a rousing chorus of 'Wanker' from 3K Forest fans.
Fabregas missing the pen was almost as good as us scoring.
We are being investigated over the 'Chelsea Rent Boy Chant'. Some of the tweets I have seen from 'Chelsea' fans are laughable. Criticising us for 'shamlesley standing' and 'singing'. You could not make it up. The game is being appropriated by middle class twats and moulded into their image. I did not join in with Rent boy stuff myself - it's a bit old hat. Although I happily referred to Frank Lampard as a wanker throughout.
I thoroughly enjoyed the day from start to finish. The tube in was a laugh - full of Forest chanting and the walk down the Fulham road seemed to be all Forest. Half price beer on the concourse and then the game - we did not stop singing from start to finish. Great day out and we did not embarrass ourselves - what ever the BBC write up tells you.
Bring on Reading Saturday.
Last edited by danpiesley (Mon 07 Jan 2019 11:45 am)