Interesting comments by the Chelsea Correspondent on SNet. I wouldn't mind hearing what some of the older fans have to say on this. Is this really how a lot of Blues feel? Being a newer fan myself I never saw the lean years. My throwaway comments about Chelsea becoming another Tottenham or West Ham appear to have caused offence over at West Ham towers. The Hammers correspondent whilst reaching half heartedly for the moral high ground (which runs something like - we are at least an honest footballing side gov we don't get ideas above our station) fails to walk tall by revealing his pleasure at the idea of Chelsea going to the bank once more to borrow money and having yet another dig at Frankie Lampard (let it go boys he's left and he isn't coming back!). Billy Billy Billy, much as I enjoy your page you miss the point as effortlessly as your side does when playing away from home. Chelsea are not one of the big boys, we have never been and we never will be. Our ground is opposite a pub, we had to beg borrow and steal to get permission to expand its capacity to 42000 only to get gates of 39000. We are like West Ham, and Spurs and to a lesser extent Aston Villa. Thing is for a while there we pretended we weren't. We walked like Manure and the Arse and have 2 FA Cups, a Worthington Cup, a Cup Winners Cup and a European Super League Cup to show for it. We have a quarterfinal of the Champions League, regular European football and a handful of World Cup winners at a club that not so long ago boasted Robert Fleck as a star signing. We are football fans - it is not our job to estimate our worth on the stock market before deciding what we have the right to win that year. It's our job to dream and scream and love unconditionally and shout at the referee and hate the Neville brothers. You and everyone will enjoy our projected poverty but you are as silly as Christian Dailly's haircut if you imagine we didn't see it coming. At worst we sold our collective souls for a few years of fun, some trophies, some outstanding football and a lack of mediocrity. Your analysis that football has become an uneven obstacle race weighted toward the big guns is undone by your compliance with those silly offensive market economy rules. Sod Man Utd and thier army of glory-hunting know-nothing fans, sod Arsenal and Liverpool who imagine they have a god-given right to glory because they used to have Kenny Dalglish playing for them and gave the world the Liver Birds. We crashed the party, took away more cups than Liverpool, Leeds, West Ham, Spurs, Villa, Everton, Newcastle and the rest put together and had a good time. Might we see a few lean years? Its possible. But maybe we won't, and either way as a footballing side and in spite of the fact we have an idiot for a chairman (remember fans don't pick thier boards Billy) we mixed it with the big boys. We were, as so many say, too big for our boots, and maybe that is one of the reason why so many people hate us. Anyway, can't you lot take a joke? Titi Camara for example? Thoughts?