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Chelsea believe Alan Curbishley's comments about Sir Alex Ferguson were 'unnecessary and inappropriate'.

The West Ham United manager praised Fergie in his column, stating that it would be an injustice if United were to lose their league crown. He concluded that most managers would like to see us over the line first and he would raise a glass for Fergie if it happened.

Chelsea expressed their displeasure over these comments which, I must say, are rather unfortunate but I don't think they have any right to complain. First, Curbishley's West Ham beat us three times in a row now so they really can't be accused of regularly rolling over.

Second, Chelsea play on a Monday afternoon at Newcastle, for no clear reason (at least it's not clear for me) apart from that they are guaranteed the most possible rest to recover from their Champions League semi-final. I would not mind it if we played our game on Sunday afternoon - but we are forced to take part in another morning kick-off on the Saturday. Is that fair? I don't think so.

Curbs since then insisted that West Ham won't roll over, claiming that their bonus scheme only kicks in if they finish in the top 10 - but in truth, they'd need to lose both their games with Spurs winning both to slide down to 11th. Anything can happen though.

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 2 2008

Time: 9:26AM

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Like you said those comments are unfortunate. And to be honest a disgrace. You cant go out and make comments like that right in the middle of the biggest title race in years.
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02/05/2008 09:51:00

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02/05/2008 11:42:00

nothing round with speaking his mind!!, he wont roll over, he just sayin, if we dont win it, it will be injustice, and hes right
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02/05/2008 11:42:00

Why would it be an injustice? If they are good enough to win the league and get the most points then they deserve it... what has justice got to do with it?
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02/05/2008 12:21:00

well i think we all know west ham fans wont want chelsea to win the league.
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02/05/2008 12:38:00

Whoever deserves will win it. We Chelsea, don't want somebody's favour.We will fight untill the death. Nobody has given the chance in september.So we are happy with the psoition where we are.
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02/05/2008 15:39:00

captnTerry,welcome aboard.Let me guess you watched the semi final on Wednesday night and after years of following your beloved ??? you decided to support chelsea because they offer a better chance of success ;))
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02/05/2008 17:44:00

java...let me saw glanced under sir alex's kilt and became a man u fan...typical manc...!!
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02/05/2008 18:15:00

arsenals capacity is going down, yet chelseas capacity is going up, hmmmm =P
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02/05/2008 18:44:00

essientric sorry to disappoint you but my first united game was in 1979 when we had the mighty dave sexton as our Dad took me and him and my uncle split the cost of two season tickets between them so he could take his son one week and my dad could take me the next.We finished 9th that year and arsenal broke our hearts in the fa cup call me a typical manc.What the **** would you know about mancs,you're from ****ing india for **** why don't run along with the rest of your 15 year old friends and stop spouting shi*e about things you know nothing about.I have never had any hatred for chelsea but it's little p*icks like you that's ****ing changing my mind.
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02/05/2008 19:20:00

java then you can zip it..if there any plastic fans in world football then they are with man me on that have been asking for this for a can be supporting this club since 1900 and i could not care less...honestly a man utd fan talking about being a glory hunter..its nonsense..if the match b/w chelsea and livepool inspired someone to suddenly go into football and support our club...that does not make him a plastic..just as someone who became a man utd fan after their treble in zip it sound like an old world cliche and who still in the stone ages...i thought you were decent, as did many on the chelsea board but you have gone down in my book as well as many others!!
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02/05/2008 19:35:00

well having stayed in london..and fallen in love with game there...i think i can honestly root for what i consider my local team give a rest you xenophobic sod...honestly you are like the most naive and pre historic creature i have come across here!!
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02/05/2008 19:51:00

were is essientric from?
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02/05/2008 19:55:00

I stayed in australia but i didn't start following ****ing kangaroos.End of pathetic *****.
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02/05/2008 19:57:00

thats because you are so stuck up and stubborn that its a pity man utd has to suffer from idiots like you!!you stayed in australia, where sydney prison..thats where they send muppets like you!!
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02/05/2008 21:09:00

Who said I was in australia.i stayed there once...pleb
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02/05/2008 22:59:00

Talk about mountains out of molehills. You learn in football that when someone is quoted out of context, you don't get the whole story. He would not have been asked "Will you let United win?", he will have been asked something along the lines of "Do you feel United deserve to win the League?". And if you asked him would his players be trying to get a result tomorrow, I'm positive the answer would be yes. West Ham have a good record against you in recent years and no one in that team is going to want to give that away lightly - everyone wants to beat the champions. When West Ham and United get out on that pitch, it'll be no different than any other game.
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03/05/2008 02:16:00

"I stayed in australia but i didn't start following ****ing kangaroos" - hahah nice one java
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03/05/2008 21:11:00

ps - essientric, if you hate us all here so much why dont you ***** of back to vital chelsea. no one if forcing you you mingle with us "mancs"; god knows we dont really want to migle with a bunch of racist arrogant chavs.
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03/05/2008 21:13:00

not will but yes they did!
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03/05/2008 21:25:00

united4life..did i say i hate do not like java and his his comments..which to be honest are nothing short of before you come to the chelsea forum and i will never ask you to leave... there is something called respect and dignity which quite frankly i have not come across in this forum!!!
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04/05/2008 09:32:00

essientric go can you call me a xenophobe,i love a good curry mate ;))
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04/05/2008 17:14:00

''Second, Chelsea play on a Monday afternoon at Newcastle, for no clear reason (at least it's not clear for me) apart from that they are guaranteed the most possible rest to recover from their Champions League semi-final'' I fully agree!
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