the little fella retires....

Discussion in 'Chelsea' started by srd...., Jun 29, 2005.

  1. srd....

    srd.... Member

    Apr 20, 2004
    Cork City.
    zola hang's up his boots.....

    a truely sad day for all football fans,thanks for all the memorys mate,now get on your bike back to the bridge were there'll be a job for life training the youth players :D
     
  2. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Well, said, srd, old man... a sad day for football but maybe a great day for Chels if he DID come back and help the acedemy.

    What better player, or person for that matter, could you have than this man!
     
  3. srd....

    srd.... Member

    Apr 20, 2004
    Cork City.
    his presance around the acedemy and even the club whould certainly be a: a great boost for all involved & b: another sign of just how seriously the club is now takeing the youth set up old bean....

    how could you not be inspired by a player of his stature (in fooballing terms obiviously ;) ) teaching you the beauty of the beautiful game.
     
  4. Riz

    Riz Member+

    Nov 18, 2004
    R-ville, Murrlin
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    You knew it was coming, but you can't help but feel sad.

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    Thank you Zola.

    Here's to hoping he comes to the academy and shakes things up. ;)
     
  5. yossarian

    yossarian Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Big City Blinking
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    An honest moment from the opposition.....Zola was a fun player to watch. Wish him the best.
     
  6. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Top player, one of the guys who really made the game that much more fun to watch. I don't think even the most ardent Chelsea haters could find much negative to say about him.
     
  7. lobomojo

    lobomojo Member+

    Jul 17, 2004
    santa fe
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Grazie pro tuo grazia e caratteriale Don Zola.

    Riavere a il ponte prossimamente.
     
  8. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
    Do they ever retire numbers in football ?
     
  9. Cassano

    Cassano Member

    Jul 16, 2004
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
  10. jjayg

    jjayg New Member

    May 9, 2002
    Rolling Ghettos, IL
    Zola was/is a genius. My favorite Chelsea player ever by an easy margin.
     
  11. yasik19

    yasik19 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Oct 21, 2004
    Daly City
  12. Manitoba-Muggle

    Manitoba-Muggle New Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    winnipeg MB. Canada
    Re: Zola retires

    Its so sad he was amazing. However he returns to the bridge for one last tribute match on august 8... the magic continues
     
  13. Manitoba-Muggle

    Manitoba-Muggle New Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    winnipeg MB. Canada
    He was the greatest footballer I have ever seen however I wasn't alive during the 1970's so I never saw Cook, Bonneti or Peter osgood
     
  14. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 23, 2004
    Pittsadelphia
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Zola retires

    Are you sure about that tribute match? I can't find anything on it and I know there was one last year for him against Real Zaragoza.
     
  15. Manitoba-Muggle

    Manitoba-Muggle New Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    winnipeg MB. Canada
  16. Riz

    Riz Member+

    Nov 18, 2004
    R-ville, Murrlin
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
  17. srd....

    srd.... Member

    Apr 20, 2004
    Cork City.
    Re: Zola retires

    thats august 8 2004 mate...
     
  18. Manitoba-Muggle

    Manitoba-Muggle New Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    winnipeg MB. Canada
    Re: Zola retires

    Ha ha man its early
     
  19. Achtung

    Achtung Member

    Jul 19, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Napoli retired Maradona's #10 shirt. Argentina has retired it as well, but FIFA forced them to field all players as #1-23 at the World Cup in 2002. It's very rare though.
     
  20. srd....

    srd.... Member

    Apr 20, 2004
    Cork City.
    i think i heard\read somewere once that 25 is un-offically retired as a chelsea squad number,then again i could have just imagined that :D
     
  21. Eddie26

    Eddie26 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 23, 2004
    Pittsadelphia
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Re: Zola retires

    I've got the game on DVD if you want to see it! LOL.
     
  22. servotron

    servotron New Member

    Mar 4, 2004
    St Paul, MN
    Re: Zola retires

    To Gianfranco Zola, the best player I've seen, and the greatest sportsman I've seen.

    My footballing hero and idol, cheers!
     
  23. Naughtius Maximus

    Jul 10, 2001
    Shropshire
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Are you taking the piss?
     
  24. srd....

    srd.... Member

    Apr 20, 2004
    Cork City.
    yeah mate :p :D
     
  25. Riz

    Riz Member+

    Nov 18, 2004
    R-ville, Murrlin
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England

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