Chelsea fans are really something else.

Newcastle supporters get slated for being deluded, over demanding, never happy etc etc, despite never having won a domestic trophy in 63 years and any at all in 49 years since the Fairs Cup (taking into account the fact we can’t win anything until 2018 at the earliest…)

Yes Chelsea fans are still pumped up with self-righteous vitriol aimed at a manager who delivered the Europa League title and Champions League qualification via third place, after taking over mid-season to a background of hatred from the Chelsea supporters.

Yes it was understandable that he might not have been their first choice with the past Chelsea/Liverpool rivalry but the way the Chelsea fans went on once Rafa Benitez was appointed, was a total embarrassment.

If Newcastle fans had behaved the same way then they would have seen an all out attack by the (London-based…) media.

After what he achieved in such a short time at Stamford Bridge, to still have Chelsea fans spouting hatred (we couldn’t reproduce some comments as they were way over the top) towards the Newcastle boss is beyond shameful.

As for what else they think about Newcastle’s visit, funnily enough many of the Chelsea fans seem to think NUFC are a bit of a problem team for them…hopefully they still think that at 2.30pm tomorrow – and Rafa Benitez enjoys his day back at Stamford Bridge!

There is even one of them worrying about Joselu suddenly hitting form…

Comments taken from various Chelsea message boards (Talk Chelsea, Shed End, CFC Net):

What Rafa is supposed to do is take all the vitriol and abuse from us that he deserves to receive.’

‘Must destroy the fat Spanish waiter.’

‘Welcome Rafa. Lol.’

‘Getting sacked in the morning…probably about the 70th minute.’

Newcastle been a weird side for us…

Hopefully can get a result here seeing as Man U and Arsenal player the day after. Be nice to keep up with Man U but same time Arsenal only a point behind so need to keep above and all.

Eeek December run starts..hope it ain’t a dodgy one.’

‘Hope we blitz them 1st half, make subs chill out 2nd half, aint seen that much this season especially at the bridge!’

‘Hopefully our attacking play is as dangerous as it was in the first half against Swansea. Maybe our finishing boots will be on this time, though.

Honestly wonder if Conte might start with Morata on the bench due to the hectic schedule and his yellow card situation. If we can settle the game early enough and not even have to use Morata it would be perfect.

Don’t think Newcastle are quite the pushover that Swansea and West Brom were, unfortunately. We’ll have to be on top of our game here.’

‘I fancy us to win because the team we are facing are really poor.

Rafa is a few games away from the shove I reckon, the players are just capitulating as soon as they concede. We will be the tempo setters and they won’t be able to cope with us.

2 or 3-0 to us with as much domination as the Swansea game but with more goals.’

‘Willian deserve to play in this game he’s been in good form the last three games I would play the 3-4-3 formation against Newcastle.’

 ‘We tend to struggle vs this lot, even when their form is bad.’

‘Yep, we always had problems with Newcastle, no matter in which form they are. I hope we will collect the 3 points as well. I think we have a good rotation squad, we have Atletico next week, so Conte must prepare two strong squads.’

‘We have never struggled against this lot at home, the only time I recall is when Cisse scored those two wonder goals and they finished 5th that season while we played them Liverpool & Barcelona in the space of 10 days.

It’s their place we struggle with.

And they look absolutely rubbish at the moment, I don’t fear this match one bit, very confident we get 3 points here.’

‘That was down to Pardew knowing how to set up against Jose more than anything else.

You can never take a Benitez team for granted as they are quite unpredictable as we found out in not only our bitter battles with him but when we had him ourselves.

When he gets his starting tactics right his team’s are hard to beat but when he doesn’t they are seriously vulnerable because he doesn’t react well in game at all.’

‘Newcastle have struggled recently without Lascelles in central defence and he’s still out for this game.

Atsu, who’s been good for them this season, is also out.

We should win this game comfortably as long as we don’t underestimate them. I’d have a five man midfield with some attacking intent…….Zappacosta, Kante, Fabregas, Bakayoko and Alonso (Kenedy not quite ready I think). Hazard should definitely play against this defence.’

‘Managed to get tickets from the ones their amazing supporters didn’t want and returned. Big club my backside.’  (ED: Club (NUFC) previously announced sold their full 3,000 allocation)

‘Please don’t tell me they are not bringing full allocation?

‘It’s a joke really, Geordies fans this, Geordie fans that, another set of overated fans, like Liverpool, I can’t remember when they last bought a proper noisy following to our place.’

‘Well, they are at really bad shape and that is the thing that worries me the most. The waiter is going to motivate them for this game, that’s 100% sure. Just praying Morata to score his chances and not let the opponents distract him, because if he starts crying and screaming at the referee he is not going to do anything.’

‘Luckily their striker Joselu is incredibly wasteful in front of goal.’

‘Call me the Paranoid Chelsea fan but strikers who aren’t all that or go on a long barren run, always seem to rediscover their form when they play us!’



  • Beefy

    Dont expect anything else from Chelsea fans, most horrible bunch in the country bar none

  • Jezza

    Where were all these jokers when Chelsea were getting stuffed at home by teams like Oxford in the second division in front of crowds of 8,000 and competing with QPR, Fulham and Charlton for the status of London’s fourth club.

    • Big b

      Where were your lot before keegan?

      • Jezza

        Stood in the away section on the West Brompton End in 1980 supporting NUFC, Were you there?

        • Coble’s Return

          Ha ha – if he was, you wouldn’t have seen him. It must have been about fifty yards from the terrace to the goal at that end of the ground. The goal at the other end was bloody miles away.

          • Jezza

            Yes you certainly were a long way from the pitch in that end. It was one of the last oval shaped football rounds and just a strange ground altogether. All the turnstiles at one end of the ground, that funny little stand they had in the corner and then that ostentatious three tier stand they built that that they had no prospect of ever filling at the time, was off centre, almost bankrupted them.

      • Toon

        Good point

    • Dillon Tovak

      On trains being racist?

    • Danny

      Thirty five years ago. Blimey. We might well ask how Newcastle went from 16,000 average crowds in 1991 to 36,000 five years later. And now up 52,000. We all know why crowds plummeted back then, a time before Sky TV and all-seater stadiums when football in England was rock bottom for attendances across the board. Liverpool got a crowd of 11,000 for a European Cup game in 1981 and in the midst of them dominating the competition. Chelsea along with Newcastle occupy the 5th and 6th All Time Average Attendance positions of English football clubs. As for the Benitez stuff? Totally overblown in this article. Yeah, he initially got a load of stick and if you knew the background to it, then it would be understandable. It would be like Gary Neville taking over from Kenny Dalglish at Anfield only months after the latter had won the Champions League. In the end and in Amsterdam for the Europa League Final, Benitez got a fine ovation from the support. I would point that the club were already in third place when he was appointed and ended up a lot further behind top spot, points wise. Those three other London clubs,? That’s a laugh. Even when we were on our knees, we were taking over their stadiums on our visits. Honestly, one shouldn’t judge everything about anyone based on random quotes on internet forums. As a long time fan, I have big respect for Newcastle’s travelling support. And I’ve spoken to likewise Geordies who recall the huge Chelsea following at St. James’ Park in 1984 in the 2nd Division.

      • Albert Stubbins

        Good comment. No one brought as many up from London as Chelsea. Great days as a youngster watching it all unfold throughout the day!!

  • Rich Lawson

    Ungrateful doesn’t even cover it,spoilt cockney t###s,anybody on here remember ”We took the Fulwell,we took The Shed,Leazes End boot boys left the f#####s d##d ? Time to man up and take a point.

    • Jezza

      Yes if these bandwagon jumping glory seekers don’t think Rafa is good enough to manage their club they obviously weren’t going to Stamford Bridge in the days of John Neal and Bobby Campbell.

  • Paul Patterson

    They can do to us or say whatever they want to, they won’t win the league.
    It takes nothing to be a little humble, respectful and nice, this lot are none of them.

  • Coble’s Return

    What a bunch of pr!cks and a joke of a club. Abramovich’s sole aim is to make Chelsea a force in Europe. Rafa wins them the Europa League and they treat him with contempt. Di Matteo wins them the Champions League and he is gone the same year. Absolute joke of a club. We all remember your sparsely filled hovel of a ground before the money men arrived. Can’t wait for your embarrassing display of club issued plastic flags.

  • TheFatController

    John Peel’s autobiography stated the reason for his dislike of Man Utd fans being they are ‘people with a spectacular lack of status and success in their own lives attaching themselves to something spectacular for its status and success…’

    When clubs are poorly run, they’ll get their local hardcore following. When clubs are well run, with status and spectacular success, guess which types they attract?

    Not that Chelsea fans were once man utd fans until abramovich made them cancel their rail season tickets and ‘every other weekend rooms’ at hotels in Salford quays, of course …

  • RJH

    Anyone can trawl any message board on any team and find comments that make the larger group of fans look bad. All you’re proving is that you have too much time on your hands, matey.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    There`s 2 places i can`t stand going, but sometimes i have to.
    1 is the schitt hole London & the other is anywhere in France, primarily Paris.
    both cities have the most arrogant a $$holes on the Planet

    • Wor Lass

      Parisians aren`t classed as French, anyway.

    • Peaky Magpie

      I hate going to my missus mother’s house,does that count ? She’s a right……………

  • Wor Lass

    I`m always tempted to go on these forums just to see how representative the comments are. Just imagine if an opposition rag came on here and just cherry-picked comments by the likes of Monkseaton mag, Bobbi, Clarko and Harry Potter. They`d think we were a bunch of Ashley-loving, ridiculously over-optimistic, an*l retentive number-crunchers (who know nothing about football).

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Discount Clarko it`s a machine

      • Jezza

        I’m convinced they’re all one person using different ID’s to make his views seem more popular.

        • lukegte

          I think it’s Ashley’s son

        • Leazes Ender

          No its a family…. Kev and David Lee….. they are the sons of the rather nasty Funlovingexpress.

          Some geezer shopped junior for blogging in work time, they found out through his fantasy football site his real name and sent a letter to his boss…. no it wasn’t me but he thinks it was… kev has been my multi name changing troll for years.

        • TheFatController

          That would make a lot of sense, on reflection …

    • nufcslf

      Brilliant.

  • Peaky Magpie

    Racist far right wingers with blue football shirts on are still racist far right wingers.

    • Danny

      And yet it is quite ironic that Chelsea were the first top flight football club to have a black manager. And do you know how that came about? After a popular campaign by the supporters to have him instead of the reported boards choice, George Graham. But hey, it’s the interweb where know-nothings can spout any old ignorant nonsense.

      • Peaky Magpie

        Hands up,I didn’t know that and was probably not clear in my original post and maybe a little unfair on the majority so I’ve tidied the above up somewhat.

        • Danny

          No problem mate. was involved with a fanzine back in the 1980’s and fought against racists for many a year. The Paris Metro thing shows there is still a problem with a few twats. Was at that game and members of the EDL turned up as they had the previous year against PSG. Always a rancid minority who give everyone a bad name.

          • Peaky Magpie

            I pray they don’t find their way to Russia next year.I’ve never witnessed them first hand but the Russian hooligans are almost military in their planning and strategy,frightening and it’s a worry how much the Russian “police” will turn a blind eye to their own.

          • Danny

            Yep. There is a suspicion that many of those Russians who showed up in France actually are present or former military personnel. Bit of a wake up call for the pavement dancers and plastic chair throwers who think they’re something special. Putin may well crack down on them as he puts out a ‘strong leader’ image and it wont look good having Moscow pubs and cafes getting smashed up.

          • Dillon Tovak

            If only it were a case of let the morons fight amongst themselves. Instead real fans will end up getting a beating.

          • lukegte

            There was a documentary on earlier this year about Russian football hooligan. Scary stuff. And certain groups have already threatened England fans and said they will be targeted

          • Coble’s Return

            EDL have tried to spread their bile in many towns and cities in the North – Newcastle included. I admire your stand.

          • Peaky Magpie

            Well said.

          • Lhc

            EDL went the wrong way about doing things that’s all ,Tommy Robinson the legend that he is done the correct thing moving away from it and going about things a different way. Go talk your s###e else where.

          • Albert Stubbins

            Spot on mate.

          • Leazes Ender

            Well done mate… sorry about the scumbags bit!

      • Jezza

        Yes but remember Paul Canoville’s debut for Chelsea in the early 80’s. He was booed by the vast majority of his own home crowd throughout the match and a few days later Ken Bates received a package in the post containing a bullet and the message “To w*g loving Bates no c**ns at Chelsea”.

        • Danny

          Yes, The NF had a deliberate policy of targeting clubs who had a notorious hooligan element. They frequently handed out leaflets in what was an obvious recruitment campaign. But racism wasn’t confined to just the likes of Chelsea, West Ham, Leeds and Millwall back then. Fans across the country are in complete denial if they think there weren’t racists amongst their own fellow supporters. Banana’s thrown at John Barnes at Goodison Park, Arsenal Swastika flag at Highbury, West Brom’s ‘Three Degrees’ getting the monkey chants at Old Trafford. Canoville was not booed by any ‘vast majority’ either, rather a very vocal and politically motivated minority.

          • Jezza

            Fair enough, racism was quite rampant in those times and you are spot on about Everton fans. I remeber our own Mirandinha being racially abused at Goodison Park as late as 1988. To be fair there was even a bit of that nonsense going on at St James’s Park too but it was very much a minority. We had an anti racism campaign going in the 80’s under the banner “Geordies are black and white” which I was very much part of.

            The Canoville case took it a step further though it has to be said because it was an unprecedented case of a black player receiving very overt racist abuse from his own fans.

          • Danny

            The sad thing is if you see a Stamford Bridge crowd scene from the 70’s you will spot black faces, even amongst the hardcore in The Shed. Tomorrow as the teams come out ‘The Liquidator’ will be played as it has since 1969. The original skinheads at Chelsea as elsewhere were into Ska, reggae and rocksteady. So this classic tune was soon adopted even before it was actually released in the UK. It was the politically motivated ‘skinhead revival’ of the late 70’s that saw far right wing groups infiltrate and change the atmosphere for the worse. Paul Canoville coincidently had a lap of honour at half time only the other night. And he got a great reception. He’s recently been in hospital with a serious health issue that needed surgery so it was great to see him up and about.

          • Albert Stubbins

            Howard Gayle received racist abuse from Newcastle fans during his brief spell with us as well.

          • Jezza

            I do remember when Howard Gayle was playing against us for Sunderland in that memorable 1985 New Year’s Day match. Gayle got sent off that day as did Sunderland captain Gary Bennett. After that there were elements of our fans singing “where’s your n*****s gone”. I cringe at the memory of things like that.

          • Albert Stubbins

            Newcastle were often top of the league for arrests and trouble in the 80’s. The NF magazine,bulldog,Newcastle were often top or in top five. Let’s not try and re write history here. Newcastle was a terrible place to play as a black player in 80’s. The NF had its own stall outside the Gallowgate right up until end of 88/89 season!!

  • Grahame Johnson

    1980-81 0-6 away to Chelsea 22000,1-0 at home 17000 and both teams had less then 13000 at times that season, there is a well known picture still available through CFC of the old scoreboard at the bridge with toon fans under is showing the score 6-0. In the 80s Newcastle and Chelsea took about 4500 and 5000 to each others grounds and the amount of trouble at the games in the 80s was on a large scale glad its safer today. The one question that may or may not get answered by Chelsea fans or many of the big clubs in the future is will you turn up if your club becomes rubbish, Newcastle fans answer to that question is yes

  • Leazes Ender

    I’ve been in the sparsely populated shed end when they were getting sub 20,000 gates circa late 80s. opposite a run down derelict uncovered end, they had groups of thugs fighting each other.

    Always were a smallish club with a ‘splattering of ‘celeb’ fans.

    • Whitehurst

      Went to a couple of our games there in the 80’s…and there was always loads of empty spaces. Went season before last and there was so many Japanese tourists with massive cameras….and tripods!!

  • Toon

    Out of all the comments, think I read 2/3 negative comments regarding Rafa, absolute joke of an article, childish, immature, Porter pap. If you went on this sight and took a cross section of some of the stuff said about other managers and teams you would get exactly the same

  • Whitehurst

    What really grinds my gears is how London teams all seem to shorten their ground names. Stamford Bridge is “The Bridge”, Whitehart Lane is “The Lane”, Craven Cottage is “The Cottage” etc. Don’t hear us calling SJP “The Park” ffs!!

    • Danny

      Just affectionate nicknames and in Fulham and Chelsea’s case because they are the only well known football grounds with those titles in the stadium name. Quite a few ‘Parks’ about.

      • Dillon Tovak

        It’s true, with Bristol City people say down at the gate.

      • Whitehurst

        There’s only one “Park” fella!!

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      you mean Whitehart Lane is “torn to pieces”

    • Leazes Ender

      They’ve shortened the alphabet as well…. there’s only has 20 letters innit.

      • Whitehurst

        Exactly!! 😉

  • Leazes Ender

    Chelsea Average gates before Abramovic

    1993 18.787
    1992 18.686
    1991 20.738
    1990 21.533
    1989 15.731
    1988 20.118
    1987 17.694
    1986 21.985
    1985 23.065
    1984 21.122
    1983 12.672
    1982 13.132
    1981 17.897

    I should have done a graph ;)

  • Leazes Ender

    Chelsea Average gates before Abramovich

    1993 18.787
    1992 18.686
    1991 20.738
    1990 21.533
    1989 15.731
    1988 20.118
    1987 17.694
    1986 21.985
    1985 23.065
    1984 21.122
    1983 12.672
    1982 13.132
    1981 17.897

    I should have done a graph ;)

  • Leazes Ender

    Chelsea Average gates before Abramovic

    1993 18.787
    1992 18.686
    1991 20.738
    1990 21.533
    1989 15.731
    1988 20.118
    1987 17.694
    1986 21.985
    1985 23.065
    1984 21.122
    1983 12.672
    1982 13.132
    1981 17.897

    I should have done a graph ;)

    • Danny

      Well that is up to 10 years before Abramovich. Newcastle Utd’s gates over the same period.
      1993 29,018
      1992 21.148
      1991 16.834
      1990 21.590
      1989 22.921
      1988 21.059
      1987 24.792
      1986 23.434
      1985 26.228
      1984 29.811
      1983 24.166
      1982 17.276
      1981 16,001

      Like Chelsea’s, up and down like a whores drawers. 8-)

      • Leazes Ender

        And we had won nothing in that period….add it up and average…. United win.

        • Danny

          Yes, over that period which encapsulated Chelsea’s absolute nadir for attendances in 112 years. At other times, they had the bigger crowds. As it goes, both Newcastle Utd and Chelsea have had the country’s biggest average crowds 10 seasons each. Spurs, 6 times and both around the times of their two title wins. Sunderland….erm….I think you know.

    • Alex

      It would have been a wall, not a graph.

  • Vito Genovese

    Ground full of half wits and tourists.
    Shows how thick they are when they big up pardew for knowing how to set up against Jose who was the Real Madrid manager at the time when Cisse scored those 2 great goals.

  • Grahame Johnson

    Chelsea fans like man u fans have created their own urban myth about been hated because we started to win things, alas both clubs were hated in the 70s and 80s

  • Martin

    Jezza- I think you are airbrushing history. I remember being in the away end at Coventry when half the end thought it was funny to start singing ‘You’re just a town full of pakis.’ And that was in the late 90s. Monkey chants also regularly used to be heard in the Gallowgate in the 80s as did the lovely song ‘he’s a wog,a wog.’ I also remember John Barnes also receiving a disgraceful reception at SJP. I remember standing on the Gallowgate and my heart sinking when I saw black players in the opposing team because I knew that they would be serenaded with racist abuse which they inevitably were. If there was a difference I thought that the attitude of some of my fellow fans was often based on ignorance as opposed to some of the hardcore politically racist/facist fans which followed some clubs. The distinction though is pretty fine.

    • Jezza

      Fair enough. Now you mention it I’m beginning to recall that there definitely was some of that nonsense going on at St James’s Park. I remember Garth Crooks getting some vile abuse from a small element of our fans in a match at Charlton and he went on to score two goals against us that day. I actually took some grim satisfaction when he scored against us. I remember another game against Southampton when Mirandinha was playing and our opponents had all three Wallace brothers in their team. Some bairn in the Gallowgate remarked to his dad “He (Mirandinha) will think he’s still in Brazil with all the n*g n*gs”. I remember another time at home to Luton when the visitors’ team was announced and their sub was Kingsley Black. Some ignoramus behind me remarked “I bet Kinglsey Black’s a f****n d**kie” the irony of course being that Kinglsey Black was white as a ghost. Another time at Highbury Arsenal made history by fielding five black players in their starting eleven. They had also just reached the League Cup final for the second successive season and the home fans were chanting “Arsenal are back” as in back at Wembley. Some of our fans then turned the chant into “Arsenal are black” as well as coming out with the aforemenioned “He’s a w*g”. There used to be this little black kid with a Newcastle scarf and top who turned up with his dad at all the London away games in those days. At times like that I felt really embarrassed to be a Newcastle fan. As you say the racist abuse dished out by our fans did come out of ignorance rather than right wing politics but that’s still no excuse.

      • Hughie_Gallacher

        Garth Crooks was actually taken off by his manager Tony Waddington because of all the abuse he was getting when playing for Stoke.

        I also took some ‘grim satisfaction’ when Cyrille Regis scored for Coventry against us after taking some terrible racist stick.

  • Peter Stabler

    I was in the Scotland end at Wembley in the early eighties – keeping a low profile when about a dozen chelsea knox headx came in causing bother , I moved away and ended up having a good crack with the Jocks. More in common with our porridge eating friends.

  • nufcslf

    One thing I have learned living in another country for 37 years is not listening too much to other teams fans. Most of them being Canadians that have never stepped foot into a English football ground, only support the obvious big boys or whoever is top and very quick to tell me all about the game. Water off a ducks back comes to mind, a bit like the comments in the article. I wouldn’t expect Chelsea fans not to think this is 3 points even before a ball is kicked, because it wouldn’t be the first time we have abliged. Will be up at half 4 to watch the match, hope it is worth the effort and doesn’t leave yet another very long weekend ahead.

  • gallowgate26

    ‘When he gets his starting tactics right his team’s are hard to beat but when he doesn’t they are seriously vulnerable because he doesn’t react well in game at all.’…
    How often is it eerily correct, when you read comments from other club fans about your current/their ex players/managers!? So true that. His substitutions are nearly always too late or completely baffling.

  • Martin

    On a positive note, I can’t remember the last time I heard racist comments let alone those sorts of chants.

  • Albert Stubbins

    He’s only a couple of bad results away from getting the push? What planet do these home county Ra ra,’s live in? Absolutely no understanding of the game!!