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World Cup heartbreak for SWP

The temptation to say I told you so is almost overwhelming, but I'm going to say it anyway, as are most City and other non-Chelsea fans who all knew the 'dream move' to Stamford Bridge would turn out to be a nightmare - we told you so !!

Having seen Shaun keep the Chelsea bench warm for most of the season and then when he did come on the pitch looking a shadow of the player he was at Eastlands, it is no surpise that Sven has overlooked him and has opted for Lennon and Downing instead. He's not even made the list of standby players and that shows just how far he's fallen away in such a short space of time.

Like me, I doubt that many City fans have much sympathy for him, and the real irony is that had he stayed and continued to play as he had been, he would have been one of the first names on the England team sheet.

I can't help thinking there's a big lesson for Joey Barton in all this and hopefully he'll be sensible enough to grow up and learn from Shaun's experience, athough you wouldn't put money on that if you pardon the pun!

Quite simply, bad advice from those that surround him and short-term financial gain has led to self-inflicted banishment into the football wilderness, and it's difficult to see quite how he's going to re-capture former glories whilst he remains at Chelsea.

Despite all the comments from Shaun and Chelsea to the contrary, leaving City has been disastrous for him; there's no disguising it Shaun, it's been a bad mistake and you've paid a very high price - we did all try to warn you though !

Despite City fans disappointment about the way in which he left, I think we'd all like to see him return, even if it were on loan, so please Shaun (and Dad) swallow your pride, give Psycho a call and let City help you sort out your career - see you next season ;-)




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Date:Monday May 8 2006

Time: 5:10PM

Your Comments

Even Shevshenko turned down the chance to go to Chelsea, despite being a big mate of Abromovich, that in itself speaks volumes.
alphieblues
Indeed fella's. Unfortunately, greed is a vice that almost overwhelming our football.
FEn_100
hes been amazing in all the friendlies looking really lively.
jono_forest
Stupid decision by Sven. Fair enough SWP hasn't had the games to get in the squad but to a) pick a 17 year old who hasn't even played one Premiership match in his place is RIDICULOUS (no matter how talented he is supposed to be) ; b) to include Stuart Downing in his place is shear stupidity and c) to not even put SWP on stand by is the most crazy decision I've ever seen by an international coach. Also, to not include Bent (even as stand by) but risk taking two 'unfit' strikers (both of whom are under six foot tall) is bizzare. Anyone think that Sven wants an nice early summer so that he can get his hands on that nice pay cheque???
andleics
I think sven has done something quite bold. Everyone gives him stick for not having a plan 'b', but as soon as he goes for it, he gets all sort of stick. Who'd be an England manager eh?
FEn_100
i thought he would of walked into the world cup squad. bit unfair, wen u have the likes of theo downing ahead of him
green giant 12
Him and Cole were brilliant together against Argentina and Urguay. Can't understand why he didn't make the squad.
miked_joker
Greedy little sod, if Ian Wright had kept his nose out SWP would still be with you playing reguarly and going to the world cup.
Englands no1
He needs first team football away from Chelsea. We then should see him back in an England shirt.
miked_joker
 

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