"I know people that go now who didn't bother in the days of struggle and only started going when we were started to have success.I don't go so much now but when I have travelled away, I've been shocked to see how watered down our support has become. " footynut
"...and more embarassingly to see on telly, 'fans' were leaving before the end rather than try and support the team towards getting an equaliser made me sick - much more than actually losing. " darkblue
"Couldn't have put it better myself mate. Absolutely shocking support from us, I was embarrassed to be a Chelsea supporter. I think the main problem is our support has gone stale. And can I just ask, how can people sit there in silence for a cup final against our biggest rivals? I just don't get it!!! And even more so, stay sitting there silently when the Spurs fans are ripping us singing "your support is fcuking ****"To be honest I don't know what has annoyed me more, losing to Tottenham in the final or our support getting completely embarrassed by their fans off the pitch."
oh west london
"Chelsea fans expect to much.Chelsea fans (on the whole) do not show as much passion as a lot of other clubs, like Tottenham. Sunday was a bad day for Chelsea FC, not only because of the result but it made a lot of us realise that our support is not as good as we thought these days...we really need to do something about it!"
"Losing to Spurs in a major cup final really f*cking hurt. I'm still in pain to be honest. But what hurt even more was the lack of passion or vocal backing provided by our so called support. I was in the Upper Tier, back row, so I had a great view of all the Spurs fans. They were all standing; all up for the day and were all full of passion and emotion. I looked down to our bottom tier and I saw everyone sitting down and giving no vocal support whatsoever. It was embarrasing. Surrounding me were a mix of normal looking Chelsea fans, all happy to be sitting there chatting amongst themselves and booing and abusing the players at will. It's Tottenham FFS. Show a bit of f*cking passion. For the sake of us and the club, I do hope things improve. Even walking up Wembley way, they were singing, shouting and abusing our club. And we just bloody took it."
"I was in block 525, can safely say it was only the two of us singing, and only about twice did we catch onto a song from behind the goal underneath. I stood up with Carefree after they equalised...no one joined in except two blocks in the next block, and when they sang about our support, I looked around, and no one seemd bothered at all about a response...I was constantly asked to sit down, even when we had corners at the other end!"
All quotes are 100% genuine and stolen wholesale from a Chelsea supporter's forum at http://www.cfcnet.co.uk/ Article inspired by a thread on http://www.spurscommunity.co.uk/ , emailed in by Yidon'thavetosayyoulovemejustshowyoucare.