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English League Cup Final

Wild stuff between Chelsea and Arsenal. Drogba with a pair, Terry's possible serios injury, three late reds, 11 minutes of added time!!!

By Steve Goff  |  February 25, 2007; 12:44 PM ET
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Great game to watch! Kudos to Arsenal for sticking with their youth team. Chelsea were fortunate to have been given their first goal as DD looked to be offside. Terrific atmosphere! Shame that the horrific JT injury and the late kerfuffle flawed the match...

Posted by: JkR | February 25, 2007 1:03 PM | Report abuse

Oh, man. And I thought seeing Terry cry in the World Cup was awesome... :D

Posted by: Goose | February 25, 2007 1:37 PM | Report abuse

Le Arsenaux play some fancy footie, but in the end it's the Blues who walk around with the cup with Chelsea colors on it. Graft and hard work pay off.

Posted by: Blues Cruise | February 25, 2007 4:55 PM | Report abuse

I know this sounds like spin coming from a fan of the Arse, but I read where the starting line-up for Arsenal today averaged less than 21 years old. Scary. Hopefully, this portends a bright future for Arsene's boys - with a ref. asst. who understands what the hell an offsides infraction is!

Posted by: NapoleonDynamite | February 25, 2007 6:34 PM | Report abuse

Offside. (No "s")

Posted by: Paul | February 25, 2007 11:58 PM | Report abuse

I just watched the highlights. Quality first and third goals, second one probably offside. Unfortunate ending with the reds.

Posted by: Goff | February 26, 2007 8:38 AM | Report abuse

I hate Chelsea more than the dentist, but was relieved to hear that Terry was alright following that nasty injury. Apparently he turned blue after losing consciousness - players and staff were really scared.

Posted by: Kev | February 26, 2007 9:39 AM | Report abuse

Che£$ki already have Cech wearing a helmet. With Crouch and Terry both taking kicks to the face this weekend, is it possible that Alecko Eskandarian is at the forefront of a tidal wave of change in soccer? Fear The Headgear!

Ahh, probably not.



Posted by: JayRockers! | February 26, 2007 9:47 AM | Report abuse

I love the headgear. Makes Cech look like Red Grange.

Posted by: Dave Nelson | February 26, 2007 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Arsneal will have a great future ahead of them with these players - - - if they can keep them. I dont see Arteta staying anywhere beyond a year, wait until the offers of BIG $$$ come rolling in from Real, Barca and Italy at some point.

BTW, I think there should be more blogs about international football as MLS has still not started and European leagues and international competitions are about to reach its defining stages.

Posted by: Vic | February 26, 2007 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Is it true that John Terry swallowed his tongue but stayed with the ream for the trophy presentation before going off to the hospital?

That's what they said on Contacto Deportivo last night. Tough break for Terry but he was being reckless diving in for a low header when he knew defenders would be trying to clear that ball away from their goal.

Posted by: garbaggio | February 26, 2007 1:37 PM | Report abuse


The reports were that he was taken to the hospital and then released, after which he returned to the stadium for the celebration.

I think you're being a bit harsh on Terry. It was more brave than reckless. It really wasn't that low of a header....certainly well above the waistline.

Posted by: Dave Nelson | February 26, 2007 1:59 PM | Report abuse

"Is it true that John Terry swallowed his tongue but stayed with the ream for the trophy presentation before going off to the hospital?"

The tongue thing was only a concern/rumor. And Terry was taken to the hospital, treated and released in time to join the team back at the Millennium before they left for London.

Posted by: Kev | February 26, 2007 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, watching the replay I dont think Terry was reckless at all. His head was never lower than waist level at any time, he was jsut unlucky that the foot and the his face met at the same place at the same time.

Posted by: Vic | February 26, 2007 3:54 PM | Report abuse

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