Confessions of a young blogger

Two years .

That’s how long this blog has been active ….so to speak. For the best part of the last  two years there were no posts in this blog . Just one draft , about somethng that happened two years ago . I don’t even recollect what it was that happened but it must have been something the 15 year old me thought was “important” . I remember that evening . I sat down to type my heart out when my mom called me in for dinner . After that I never found time to complete that post . Truth is , I never made time to complete that post .

Earlier this month I promised myself that I would revive my blog . And since it’s holiday season I’m sure I’ll find plenty of time to think about what to write !

I have  made a decison to invite guest writers to write something in my blog from time to time ! It’s an idea one of my friends ( Vilas Pavitran ) suggested to me and I found it  interesting  ! So I’m going to give it a shot and lets see how it goes !

For starters I’ve invited a few friends to write something for me and then if I find a willing celebrity I’ll get them to write as well ( hey ! it’s my blog and no one told me I can’t dream about what I want it to be  ! So don’t laugh at the idea of a famous person writing for me ! )

My first guest will write sometime next week , hopefully !

Roman desires

Post the manchester united loss at old trafford , Chelsea’s title quest was all but finished. From that moment on Carlo Ancelotti would have known his job was on the line. And then a draw against Newcastle United and a loss to Everton in the season finale meant C.A was going to join a line of 8 Chelsea managers in the Abramovic era , fired for not being up to the mark.

He won the domestic double in his first term as chelsea boss , and ended up empty handed in the next . Ancelotti was a fan and player favourite , still is . Was Abramovic justified in sacking this man ?

When I come to think of it from a purely business oriented perspective , he was ! Mr Abramovic owns the club . His biggest dream for the club is to win the champions league  . It’s what every fan wants too ! He has spent a lot of money on the club and he expects returns and when that fails to happen , the cheque book turns into an axe . No title , no job . simple as that !

But , from a footballing perspective , what he did was unexplainable . You need to give time to a manager to build a squad , infuse young talent and get them to adapt to the first team’s system . When managers change , so does the system . And therefore the process of infusing youngsters into a system is slowed down because noone is sure about if the new system is working even for the regular first team !

Having said that , noone can question Abramovic for making that decision . Frankly,noone should . After all Chelsea is his toy and he can do what he deems fit for it ! If Roman desires a change in manager so be it ! If Roman desires the inclusion of a certain striker ( read Fernando Torres or Andriy Schevchenko ) in the squad against the will of the manager (read Ancelotti or Mourinho) then so be it !

It’s a strategy that’s worked pretty well because it’s yielded 3 premier league titles , 3 FA cups , 2 community shields and 2 league cups in 7 years ! The one thing missing from there is the champions league and I am fairly confident that it’ll come soon  !

But thats all the story of the seasons gone by ! For now, the hottest debate  is about who will be chelsea’s next manager ! That is for Roman to decide, so why bother speculating !( By the way , apparently Abramovic has patched up with Mourinho by gifting him a Special edition , meant-for-races Ferrari . I wonder if that means something ! ) . Anyway , The arrival of  new managers is always a fun prospect ! We’ve seen quite a lot of that over the years , Trust us we know !!

Rise like the phoenix !!

It’s been an unusual season.Chelsea carried on from where they left off last season , scoring tons of goals and terrorising opposition in the premier league and going unbeaten for long periods in the group stages of the champions league . Liverpool was , pardon my language ( no better way to put this ) , screwing up in ways people thought was not possible ,going to 11th in the table at one point, and tottenham and arsenal piling the pressure on teams above them in the premier league and the champions league .

 And then came chelsea’s “december disaster” ! Seven key players ,Lampard (who was out since august) , Drogba , Alex , Benayoun ,Essien ,Ivanovic ,and Zhirkov all out and chelsea was playing with an almost second string squad . Points dropped , games lost , confidence low , everything that should not be happening to a football club , all hit us at once ! Chelsea dropped to fourth in the table with people feeling we won’t secure a champions league spot for next year , Arsenal moved up to second .
Few weeks later , Chelsea was eliminated from the champions league at the hands of Manchester united and Arsenal by Barcalona.

And then fast forward to the 8th of may ,2011 !  Thanks to some luck and a hell lot of character Chelsea are back in second place ( coming from being  18 points behind at one stage ) with today’s game against united that could potentially decide the title ! And Arsenal , like in previous seasons , ran out of steam by the end of the season and are struggling at third . Liverpool have come back briliantly and are pushing for a champions league spot and spurs have been relegated to fifth , where they belong if you ask me .

With just three games left for the end of the season , we have two teams very much in the reckoning for the title . The premier league , in it’s glorious history , has never been decided on goal difference . Should Chelsea win today , that might well be the case come the end of the season .

The winner tonight will in all probability take home the title but as always in a chelsea man united game , there is something more than that at stake , BRAGGING RIGHTS !

I would like to point out something at this stage. Should Chelsea win today ( and I expect they will ) , United will go to Wembly with one thought in their mind . “screw this up and you go trophy-less this season ” .. AND because of that , coming into this game too , United have ALL to lose . As for chelsea , After the hopeless season that this one has been , even second place will be a victory and the title will be a BEEEG bonus ! so chelsea have nothing to lose !

Will OT become the Theatre of broken dreams ?  Will chelsea script one of the most spirited comebacks the league has seen ? Will chelsea  rise like the phoenix  and retain the title? We’ll know in about 2 hours !!

Chelsea 4ever !!!