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comment by Shabba (U10985904)

posted May 6, 2009

Is it safe to call Chelsea "chokers" now?

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posted May 6, 2009

Chelsea the beter team??? Scored then sat back even after Barcelona were reduced to 10 men.The reason they are out is because they thought 1 goal will do it, everyone get behind the ball lads job done. OOOOOPPPSSS!!!!

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posted May 6, 2009

Feel for you...and im an arsenal fan. I would be blowing my top off as well after what i witnessed tonight. Absolutely shocking decisions by this inept ref!

See you sunday though

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posted May 6, 2009

I thought Barca were the better team in the first game. Chelsea were the better in the second.
I didn't see all the 'penalty' decisions - saw where Anelka got pulled back - should have been a penalty. Not convinced that the 'handballs' should have been penalties though. Nor should Barca have gone down to 10 men.
I thought Chelsea defended really well against a very talented team and made them look ordinary at times. But, for all their chances and all their penalty claims, they only put the ball in the net once. Chelsea fans seemed very happy about the result at the Camp Nou. I think that is where you lost it.

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comment by Shabba (U10985904)

posted May 6, 2009

Barca only need one shot and its game over, shows how good they are with 10 men too! <biggrin>

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posted May 7, 2009

Gutted!
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by Lampsthetrueblue (U13809332) 06 May 2009

I have read some of the other posts and find it quite laughable that people are saying that Barcelona were the better side over the 2 legs. They only had 1 shot on target in this match (albeit the one they scored with so I dont like to talk about it too much). Apart from that what did they do. Yes they had more posession but they did nothing with it.
What they did with it .. is they won
they did not give up
They deserve to go through to be beaten by Manchester United
Chelsea knew this was a team that had just hit 6 goals in their last match, and as soon as you went 1 goal up you defended. You dont deserve the right to face us in the final.
Barca have saved you the pain of getting beat 2 years running by us

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posted May 7, 2009

4 penalty appeals, no peanlties. plus, dunno if anyone else noticed, but Iniesta wasn't booked for removing his shirt either???

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posted May 7, 2009

Chelsea did what they always do - score one goal and then sit back and hope to stop the other team scoring. They paid the price for not putting the game to bed - yeah decisions went against them but when will players learn they can't rely on the referee?

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posted May 7, 2009

Chelsea the better team?

They played boring anti-football for 180 minutes.

Barça gave us fast-flowing creative football, while Chelsea offered up a mixture of low-life thuggery and amateur theatricals!

The ref was not good and, as a result, Barça played the last 20 minutes with ten men for no apparent reason. Perhaps Chelsea could have been awarded a penalty (as Barça should have been in the first leg, remember?), but it might help Chelsea fans to go back to the Classics … remember the little girl who cried “wolf”? After Hiddink’s men had spent so much time grubbing about in the grass, their, possible, legitimate claims weren’t taken seriously.

Barça deserved to win because it is a joy to watch them playing football. Who wants to watch a European final with Chelsea parking the team bus in front of the goal?

P.S. I hope they throw the book a Drogba. He’s a disgrace to the sport.

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comment by shimmy (U2695085)

posted May 7, 2009

people seem to be forgetting that the penalty shouts also denied goal scoring opportunities. When drogba was hauled back by his shirt and then tripped he was practically on the penalty spot, would have been a great chance, even if he's missed a couple of sitters you'd put a silly amount of money on him tucking it away. And what about the hand balls? I reckon Anelka would have been through and one on one with the keeper at close range, he too is a phenomenal finisher.

One more thing is that everyone is banging on about the players discipline at the end, making out barca are these glorious football men. What about them surrounding the ref at the end of the first half and screaming in his face for not giving them enough extra time on the end of added time? What about the whole barca bench waving imaginary cards at Drogba after his penalty shout? Barging into hiddink when celebrating doesn't seem to be particularly good form either and this is mentioning nothing of their gamesmanship throughout the match.
The Abidal sending off:
http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2791666/chelsea_vs_barcelona_06_05_09_red_card_abidal/
I think he may well clip anelka's leg as he crossed over, I don't think it was a dive or a red card, the referee got it all wrong, but to accuse Anelka of diving to get Abidal sent off is ridiculous. We were totally comfortable against 11 men, I would rather he stayed on the pitch.

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posted May 7, 2009

Who do you think will get the award for the best actor for faking injuries, diving and play acting? Is it Ronaldo or Drogba?

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posted May 7, 2009

Oh my god what a rubbish game right until the end.... The only thing missing after the chelsea fan crying was Lampard crying.

Poor Chelsea....

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comment by shimmy (U2695085)

posted May 7, 2009

"Barça gave us fast-flowing creative football,"

hahahaha yes beautiful fast flowing football that resulted in ZERO shots on target for the entire 90 minutes. Not one single shot on target. A good few ballooned shots into the stands, they were fast flowing and creative....
<doh>

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posted May 7, 2009

Boo hoo, we was robbed again blah blah blah.

All of the pens were debatable, the red card was just wrong.

Glad Drogba's (well founded) reputation for diving has finally caught up with him, and i to, hope they throw the book at him.

At least all the neutral fans can rest easy knowing that the final is going to be contested by 2 deserving teams :)

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posted May 7, 2009

I would like to be writting this today saying celebrating our semi final victory or putting my hands up and saying fair play barcelona were the better team and deserved to go through over 2 legs but unfortunately I cant because once again the game has been over shadowed by the Ref's decisions we out played them for 93 minutes and should of have the game rapped up by the 70 minute due to penaltys we should of had barcelona didnt get a sniff all game.

And I feel like someone has just killed off my family.

Unfair, Injustice and Very Un Professional.

you some times ask yourself when platini says he doesnt want an all english final again whether he does say to the ref dont give them any decisions.

we can not be in the final due to unfair refereeing and Fletcher for Utd can not play in the Final due to poor decisions.

This can not go on because no matter what you say to the players not matter how much you fine the players no matter how much u ban the players, the natural reaction to a poor decision will be what drogba gave last night.

IM STILL A PROUD BUT GUTTED CHELSEA FAN
and I think our performance was 10/10 from all angles

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posted May 7, 2009

Whilst i totally admit that the Ref was awful last night, you only have drogba to blame, two easy opportunities in both legs that would have secured your entry to the final, but because he can't finish simple chances, you're out.

Blame Drogba not the Ref.

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comment by jonosss (U2414773)

posted May 7, 2009

yawn yawn yawn. Get over it and move on for gods sake. Football is full of games whose destiny is decided by referees decisions, good or bad. A lot of these games far bigger matches than this semi!

Did England not win their one and only world cup by probably the most contentious referee decision of all time??

Barca were the better side over 2 games, FACT, more skilfull with a better ethos and principle. FACT

It is deplorable that Hiddink after the match seemed to be condoning the dreadful behavious of his players. Is this what football has come to?

Chelsea should be ashamed of themselves.

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posted May 7, 2009

They only had 1 shot on target in this match. Apart from that what did they do. Yes they had more posession but they did nothing with it.

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That comment effectively sums up Chelsea in the first leg........

its just childish, ignorant and stupid to believe your allowed to play like that....but how dare another team do it.....

it was obviously the best tactic away from home......get over it

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posted May 7, 2009

Liverpool fan here. What sort of a role model is didier drogba. Hes a disgrace, the way the chelsea players reacted after bein knocked out was ridiculous. They should be banned from all european competition next year. I feel united will beat barcelona in the final but would like to see messi show us what hes all about.

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posted May 7, 2009

Yes, people, God does exist. and there is justice in football.
as a Barca fan, I admit that Chelsea were hard done by and the ref was terrible but its not like barca didnt have decisions going against them. the sending off was ridiculous. and don't forget the terrible refereeing against us in the first game. but eventualy, the beautiful football prevailed. Chelsea did everything in their power to stop us from playing, kicked us, parked the bus, played the uglies football I've ever seen in the first leg, so I really dont know how people say that they 'deserved' to win. they got exactly what they deserved for their anti-football tactics. I hope its a lesson for other teams.
I dont feel sorry for them. how can one feel sorry for the richest team in the world that plays like a thrid division team at home, that takes off striker for a defender when they are a man and a goal up.
Long live barca. long live football. long live the best player in the world, Andres Iniesta.

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posted May 7, 2009

What a shame for Chelsea. If only they could find an insanely wealthy patron to pump obscene funds into the club over a period of six or so years and allow them to buy whatever players their hearts desired in order to win European silverware.

Oh.

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posted May 7, 2009

Got to laugh at the poor comments by Andy Gray and Jamie Redknapp.

How can a professional commentator and pundit make such a sweeping and pathetic comment about the ref being out of his depth because he only ever manages Norwegian games.

Apparently they both believe that only English, Spanish, Italian and German refs should manage the big European ties.

Yet the English ref for European ties this year has been out of his depth in Europe and in the Prem this year. So how do they work that one out.

Webb booked Messi in the Bayern tie after Messi himself was fouled in the penalty box. Just one of many mistakes.

For Gray and Redknapp to make such silly comments is a big disappointment. <doh>

Last night's ref was bad - very bad.

Three penalties missed.
Wrong decision on the Abidal sending off.
Should have sent Ballack off.
Should have red carded Drogba.

But that's nothing to do with the ref being Norwegian.

Also, can Sky and ITV remember that Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea are all European teams too. <doh>

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posted May 7, 2009

And I feel like someone has just killed off my family.


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You need to get some perspective on life

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posted May 7, 2009

"but its not like barca didnt have decisions going against them. the sending off was ridiculous"

But he should have gone in the first half when he chopped Drogba down in the box for the second penalty that should have been.

And i'm a Man Utd fan!


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posted May 7, 2009

I think this article proves there really are some deluded fans out there!!

To even suggest Barca weren't the better side over the two legs is laughable. They were the only team that wanted to play football. As for the pens, yeah they were unlucky with the Pique handball but thats football if you give penalties to the other incidents then every match would contain at least 3 penalties!!!


Chelsea's tactics at the Nou Camp were hard to take but then to see them snatch a goal yday and hope to hang on was embarrassing. Particularly has Barca's defence was largely depleted!!!

Overall, football was the winner. I'm an Everton fan and had originally wanted Chelsea to win so that they had a big game to play before the cup final but last night I found myself sensing a huge injustice and was off my seat cheering Iniesta's strike.

I just hope that Barca wipe the floor with United in the final which they should do as United wont be able to hide behind defensive tactics like they did last year!!

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posted May 7, 2009

Hey, this is Karma for terry's ellegal goal that ggave Chelsea the win against us in 2005? Remember that?

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posted May 7, 2009

Just reading all of these comments does everyone hate Chelsea.

You also talk rubbish-barce play good quick football but what did it result in all game 1 shot on target 1 goal lucky not to conceed more with there poor defending

Also you go on to say we score 1 then sit back well thats nonsense because other wise the 4/5/6 penaltys that should of been where were we then in our own half NO in there half attacking.

I dont mind taking stick if you have a valid point but REALLY you chat the biggest load of nonsense ever probably Arsenal or Liverpool fans who have been to 1 or 2 games in there life and that makes them a real fan and has small minded opinion

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comment by trockij (U5592431)

posted May 7, 2009

Man Utd vs Barcelona is a proper European final - Man Utd vs Chelsea wouldn't be.

Chelsea's diving antics have been going on for years, and officials have finally put a stop to it. Barcelona were the better side, despite not having any shots on target - they played to the end and deserved the goal.

Chelsea's players are a disgrace - it is not the first time they've behaved like that. How Ballack didn't get a red card for harrassing the referee I don't know and really the behaviour afterwards is a joke - the game finished and nothing was going to change. Drogba needs to receive a 6 month ban from UEFA, and let's not forget Huidink criticised Brac's manager for his comments last week and then he did it himself!
I love sport, I used to support Chelsea, but loads of money and spoilt brat behaviour doesn't win.....if they put all the diving and arguing effort into playing football.....

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posted May 7, 2009

And I feel like someone has just killed off my family.


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You need to get some perspective on life

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Or kill off his family. I mean they're going to go sometime - might as well make it now while he won't feel the hurt as much.

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comment by shivfan (U2435266)

posted May 7, 2009

That's not Elfie's point....

Elfie is pointing out that there were bad decisions on both sides. The fact is that the Barca player was sent off, and Chelsea still couldn't get another goal, despite playing against 10 men. And despite that numerical advantage, they conceded in time added on.

The behaviour of Ballack and Drogba was overboard. Ballack's screaming at the ref was blatant intimidation....

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posted May 7, 2009

I feel truly sorry for Chelsea and there fans, they where the better side , proven by the fact Barcelona only had one shot on target the one they scored from. For all the penalty decisions to go against them is disgraceful the Pique decision being the worst, his fingers wrapped around the ball. I thought we had a bad decision the previous night when Fletcher was Sent Off, but at least that was a good Ref making one bad call. The Guy last night was rubbish no wonder Drogba was upset. Was Iniesta booked for taking his shirt off, if not what will UEFA do about that?
<steam>

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posted May 7, 2009


had enough of this chelsea wingeing already! they were unlucky but it wasnt the crime of the century by any means. look at the facts:

1. as hiddink said, the drogba penalty claim is cancelled out by henry's in the first leg.
2. malouda penalty claim- when a foul starts outside the box and continues inside the box referees generally give the free kick where the foul began. nothing unusual last night.
3.Ballack hand ball claim- point blank range, still not sure if it hit the back of his shoulder or arm, i wouldnt have given it. eto'o was just trying to jump, and you cant do that without your arms in the air.
4. Pique hand ball- looks like a hand ball but i don't think he knew much about it- you see these every week in the prem. sometimes they're given sometimes not.
5. lets not forget Barca had a player unfairly sent off and then had to play for 31 mins at the massive disadvantage of having 10 men!

drogba, ballack were a disgrace and i hope they are heavily punished!

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posted May 7, 2009

If I was a chelsea fan I think I would be furious, but Hiddink made a good point if Drogba would have taken one of the two glorious chances at either the Nou Camp or last night Iniestas goal would have been meaningless!
I dont think the ref was biased just out of his depth some of the most outrageous decisions I have seen in a while and I include the Abidal sending off in that, let alone that Pique handball.

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posted May 7, 2009

Finally a victory for footballers against anti footballers - there is a god! Chelsea negativity and game based on brute strength and defence got exactly what it deserved - and in such a sweet way! and by the way i'm a gooner so am not biased - and yes the mancs did teach us a footballing lesson!

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posted May 7, 2009

all i can say is 180 mins of boring, lets put ten players behind the ball football, came to bite chelsea in the arse. what a strike by iniesta, and plus you say they didnt have a shot on target, maybe because you almost but ten men on the goal line at times haha. oh and to make things worse, was this kind of play the same thing you lot complained about as to why you wernt winning at stamford bridge earlier this season when teams just defended the whole game???!!!barca outplayed you all game and deserved to win. and i hope the beat united in the final.

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posted May 7, 2009

Hmmm...

Now how anyone can suggest that Chelsea deserved to win is beyond me. Yes you did deserve at least 1 pen but that dont mean to say you would have scored. like some of these others have already said Chelsea sat back for most of the game at stamford bridge.

As Ruud Gullit said after the game. that is what happens when teams sit back when the opponents are so good. They just did the exact opposite of Man U, they went to emirates and knew they had to play to win the game otherwise they could have been dumped too.

On the diving part about 70% of professional footballers dive roll around on the floor as if they are dead. the free kick is given then they stand up and run away as if nothing had happened. its pathetic to be honest with you.

Just on a final note how can you say they didnt want you to win! of course they did they just saw what everyone else did a poor performing chelsea side who couldnt keep hold of the ball. and paid the price for sitting back.

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posted May 7, 2009

Facts:
1 Ballack should have not been on the field anyaway as he should have got a red from the first leg.
2. Stop crying about the penalties you were not given. Barca had a clear penalty on Henry in the first leg.
3. The fact that Chelsea played barca like stoke play the big 4 with everyone behind the ball and did not get an away goal was what counted in the end.
In the Champions league if you do not get an away goal you are more than likeley to be knocked out.

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comment by andy (U11025167)

posted May 7, 2009

i loved it, what a sweet revenge. nobody pointed when henry pulled down by bosingwa, when balack's handball in early minutes, abidal ridiculous red card and drobga divings. and bthw etoo never ever was a handball, get away with it crybabies. barca deserved and I am so glad.

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posted May 7, 2009

Better team???? Did you have the telly plugged in?????

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posted May 7, 2009

10 men behind the ball - wheres Drogba? Hoooooooof - goodby chelski football is the winner!

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comment by Aspers (U6623257)

posted May 7, 2009

Well deserved that Barca goes through...immense season and great football. They play the game how it was meant to be, they want the ball. Agree that they had much difficulty with the wall put up by Chelsea in their own stadium.

Referee was bad....sure it was a handsball, but it was never a red card (it wasn't even a foul). Drogba has been diving a few times as well as did Anelka. And come on....the only one to blame for this is Chelsea. Enough chances to score.

In the end...the football prevails.

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posted May 7, 2009

I would like to say right now that Barcelona play fabulous football for the neutral fan to watch, but they still need to score the goals required to win. I personally would rather watch a Barca goal fest than a Chelsea grind, but was facinated and enjoyed both matchs, and to quote a cliche "you only need one shot on target if it goes in..."

It is a shame Chelsea didn't win, a reverse of last years result would have been brilliant.

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posted May 7, 2009

Drogba is an absolute joke!! Why do chelsea want to keep a sulker who when things don't go his way he wants out!! He is an absolute disgrace to football. He even brings diving to a new level and hasn't scored many goals for a striker! In fact he misses so many opportunities its amazing!

Yes Chelsea had a few bad decisions last night but so did Barcelona over the two legs!! Barca had a clear penalty turned down in the 1st leg when Henry was pulled to the ground. At least Barca played football. They dominated the 1st leg so much so that I can't remember Chelsea even turning up!!

Well done Barcelona! Play like that against Utd though and you'll get hammered!

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posted May 7, 2009

Really gutted by yesterday night.
Shameful refereeing coupled with shame behaviour from CFC players.
It is really hard to back the endless campaigns for respecting referees in Uk and Europe with this appalling standard. Let's not forget that it was NOT only Chelsea that suffered this but also Barcelona (Abidal, honestly should not have been sent off)and otehr teams througout the season and years.
How can you demand, albeit rightly, that players do not dive, behave properly and all if the referees are simply blamaless for what they do on the four lines?
it is like to try to control fire by throuwing up petrol in it.
Having said that, I understand the frustration of our players for the injustices but I honestly cannot condone Drogba's behaviour. Regardless of wining or losing he still gets his salary as usual and life does go on.
But I msut be honest: I never saw a tournement so poor in refereeing (thorughout the years) as the Champions League.
Not that they favour thsi or that club as some mention - this is not the case. This is only poor quality that needs to be addressed as much as the players behaviour.
A lot of people mention the Rugby example and I 100% agree: players that behave like gentlemen on one of the most physical sports BUT ALSO referees that, albeit human, are much more efficient and transparent. By the way, they also have the technology on thier side also.
Football should learn.
As for Barcelona and Manchester United, I just hope that they get a very good referee to follow that match. One that will simply allow the best of them (whoever may be) to win.
Although, contrary to loads of English fans, I will be supporting Manchester United because we must learn to support England at all times!!! <smiley>

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posted May 7, 2009

Oh and Ballack should have been sent off in the first leg.
Why is it when decisions go in your favour, its a human mistake that happens and when decisions go against you, its a conspiracy theory by UEFa and the whole world. Lets be consistent.
its not the first and it will not be the last match that is effected by wrong decisions. Have the guts to admit that the more talented and better team won in the end. mind you, it was far, far from our best in the second leg thanks to chelsea parking the bus around the area but our superior talent eventually prevailed. the goal was a typical barca goal. whatever people say, im just so proud of my team. i always knew that they had the skill but today they showed that we have the heart, the patience, the desire. they frustrated the hell out of us for more than 180 minutes, but they couldnt break us.
again, its a victory for football. poetic justice that despite us playing probably our worst match of the season, we still gutted it out.
You cannot believe how sweet it feels. Im still over the moon :)))

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