Date: 27th September 2006 at 3:41pm
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After the initial throng of young and experienced players alike queing up to join Chelsea as the Blues entered the Abramovich era, it now appears that the penny has finally dropped with the young players of the world.

After Abou Diaby & Theo Walcott chose Arsenal over Chelsea for football reasons rather than the cash, highly rated midfield starlet, Yohann Gouffran has joined in with snubbing the boys from the Bridge claiming there is no place for a promising young player amidst the ranks of the highly paid ‘superstars’.

Speaking reagrding his decision to stay with Caen rather than join one of the host of big clubs who came in for him, Gouffran revealed that Chelsea made a firm offer for him.

‘In France, Auxerre, St Etienne and Monaco wanted to sign me,Chelsea also came with a concrete offer.’

‘But I wasn’t interested. Just look at their policy – they buy so many stars, there is no place for me.’

The French under 21 international showed that he has their number and knows exactly why Chelsea will struggle from now on signing young players.

‘They would have loaned me for a year, and I don’t want that.’

He also had a swipe about Roman Abramovich’s long term intentions for the club, suggesting what we are all thinking, that the Russian Billionaire is just playing fantasy football.

‘If I leave, it is to invest myself in a real project. I need implication.’

The Stamford Bridge faithful shouldn’t be too downhearted, while there is money to be made from football, you’ll always have some little Chav like Ashley Cole moving to the highest bidder, but in my opinion, they are welcome to them!


43 Replies to “Young Players See The Real Chelsea”

  • He’ll be fine. Nice to see you add something constructive to the article Merlin! What’s wrong? You can’t disagree??

  • Nice to see his departure still bothers you. We couldn’t give a F*** if Cashley Tweedy plays for you lot or not.

  • Why is it stupid MB? Because it’s aimed at Chelsea? If it’s so stupid, why not tell us why I’m wrong? And as for hoping another player is injured, that’s a bit below the belt isn’t it?!

  • Can I just clarify something: is this the same Arsenal site which berated the Vitals Chelsea site for continuing to write about William Gallas?
    I ask, as Chelsea might have some interest in talking about Gallas. Your club has absolutely nothing to do with this particular story about a player who decided not to play at Chelsea.
    You also ran a piece recently berating Chelsea for being HYPOCRITES. I’m wondering whether you took the trouble to look up the definition of that word before writing this article.
    Still, we’re never surprised when Arsenal point at everyone else from the moral highground, conveniently ignoring the rivers of cess running under their own territory.
    P.S. on matters of substance, Gouffran’s snub is obviously a body blow to Chelsea from which we will struggle to recover. However, the notion that this vicious humiliation is indicative of anything is clutching at straws.

  • Chelski fans show the class demonstrated by their club. Still, like I say we’re products of our environment I suppose. Did any Arsenal fans rejoice in the tackle on Cashley by Michael Brown? No, R.I.P Chelsea Football Club, gone forever.

  • Chelsea will struggle to sign youngsters………mmmmmmmm. Thats apart from Kalou, Obi Mikel, Diarra, Morais, Nielson, Fernendes………all of whom have signed in the last year or so…..I think the nationality of Gouffran has had more to do with his move to Arsenal than anything.

  • Euroblue you look like your trying to dig yourself out of a whole. chelsea acting like kids is in my opinion what they did. if the allegations are true is still a matter that hasnt been revieled. dont be to alarmed at the amount of players that will not choose chelsea so they can come to arsenal. . . and dont forget walcott !

  • It’s not that fact that this particular player snubbed you that is the main point, it’s the fact that players in general are seeing the way in which your club is being run and don’t want to be part of it. As for your first comments, my memory is very poor, remind me when we berated your for running Gallas stories? Also I ran this because I knew there was no way that anyone from VC would, and I thought it would be interesting to discuss. Also it’s my job to get traffic on my site……..thanks for your donation 😉

  • Merlin, Gallas is rather hamstrung, but as you’ll notice, we have a two week international break coming right up, so…
    MkChelski, who said because this Gouffran kid declined Chelsea means he’s coming to Arsenal? Or is he coming? Though I’m sure he’d come, if his decision is based on where he is likely to get a chance.

  • but chavski fans laughing at us because we have a player injured for 10 days and us laughing at them for every half decent youngster not wanting to join them are poles apart. it actually makes me feel rather smug that the best thing they can get at us about is a 10 day injury to Gallas! YEESSSS!!!

  • Rocky, as you know, I am usually pretty restrained about my reactions to provocative pieces, but this one is purely to bait us. If no good youngsters want to join us I refer you to Mc Chelski. If no good players want to play for us then Mourinho must be a much better manager than AW because WE have won the league the last 2 seasons, with what, according to you, should be an inferior squad. Also, I am sure Little Dutch will be bottom fishing here soon, trust you saw the low saves Cech has made tonight. Cech or Lehmann? I know who I would rather have! Finally, Rocky, I guess since you are signing all of the best young players it is a foregone conclusion you will be winning the PL for the next few seasons. Right!

  • I’m not saying that no ‘good’ players are signing for Chelsea, I’m saying the young players are steering clear. Obviously you can lure the big name players with big wages, and you will go on doing that, unfortunately that means you are just taking from the game and not giving anything back. Once one senior player retires or leaves, you replace him by buying another experienced player and not bring anyone through your ranks. I’m positive you’ll either win the title or be very close for years to come, but you won’t do it with players you have nutured and made into great players…..just bought, and that is quite sad when you think about it.

  • i dont get the point of this article. who ******** cares. just let them make fools of themselves. no need to bring their mentality here.

  • i agree with rocky 7, when Arsneal and Man united have been succsesful, its been because we have nutured, youth and given something back to the game, as for Chel$ki, they just buy players, and when they are too old, they get another world clas player, its not how football is ment to work, plus as shevchenko has shown it doesnt always work, anyone see cole, be dropped tonight.. poor thing!!

  • I fancy Mr Wenger would have won back to back Titles if he had spent nigh on 120 MILLION POUNDS in the last 2 years. I understand you have been riled westl but get real!

  • what a straw clutching piece. he didnt fancy chelsea because hed be loaned out. hmm no else does that do they? some youngsters will join some wont. if they fancy discussing their motives and it makes your trousers wet then good luck!

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