Taken from a friend.
Please, all the gloaters and smug anti-Chelsea brigade who are laughing at Terry’s tears. Take of the bigot and bias hats and read with an open-mind.
I posted about the laughing & enjoyment about Terry’s tears after the game. Do read it, but do please take the bias hat off first.
Here it is again:
All this gloating over Terry’s tears at the end is a bit pathetic. It was probably his last chance, if we look at it, and it shows his passion. More than probably his last chance.
But he hasn’t done too bad in his years at Chelsea. I feel privileged to have been present for his whole career, starting with his pairing with the master, Marcel. His debut was in October ’98, but he did a short loan at Forest before becoming a regular from 2000. He has been established since, and took over as the main man from Marcel in ’04-’05.
Terry has many haters, and some may they have their reasons. One or two may be valid, but most is just nasty, green-eyed envy and bitterness. He did an excellent job for England as player and Captain, and has had an excellent season this season. He’s won many awards and trophies, has lots of medals, and is till ranked by many as the best centre back in the PL this season. Not a bad accolade.
Even the haters would probably have liked him in their team for the last 14 years.
I will add to that a little more. I genuinely feel for John Terry on this occasion. For one thing, had our own bloody goalkeeper not saved his header that would’ve been 2-1 on an hour and we’d have then gone into sit-back mode for 30mins, like we did in the away leg. Who knows, then? For a start the penalty that followed just a minute after Courtois’ save wouldn’t have happened to give them a 2-1 lead instead.
Or if Luiz’s header that came off the inside of the post straight to the flat-footed Courtois had been one inch to the right – it’d have gone in. Then at 2-2 we’d have had a game on. They’d have been worried about conceding and who knows, then…?
As it happened, once they’d scored the penalty we then came out and the inevitable happened – they got a 3rd. Game over. The better team won. Well, the better team in the 2nd half, anyway. But it’ll be a good final.
But back to John Terry – he was probably in a ‘what if?’ mode, and realisation that it’s probably the last semi-final he’ll play in. Hopefully not, of course, but he isn’t getting any younger. He wears his heart on his sleeve. He has served this country well, and is still serving Chelsea well as Captain. His only down spell being under that FSW last season, but he’s proved that wnkr wrong. I’m sure all the haters and gloaters didn’t mind his solid centre back role performances for England, that’s for sure.
Berlin, here we come.
Up the Chels’.