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Chelsea’s Mikel STILL Feels The Need To Overcompensate

The saga of John Obi Mikel was a fairly ridiculous one. He had been revealed to the World as a Manchester United player, all smiles as he paraded around in a United shirt. Yet in the weeks that followed, Mikel hilariously claimed that he had been forced in to signing the contract and he really wanted to play for Chelsea.

His battle to get out of the United contract cost him a year of his career, with him unable to play for any team whilst the situation was being resolved.

Finally, his wish was granted, and he moved to the Stamford Bridge club. However, things haven’t worked out so well for Mikel. Whilst proving himself to be a fairly decent player, he is a bit of a nutcase, with an incredible four red cards to his name already.

But what will be most painful of all is that after over a year of trying to get out of the United contract in favour for the more successful club at the time, Mikel has seen United win the league in both years he’s been in England, as well as  beating his current club in the European Cup final. Just think, had he stayed with United, he’d have two Premiership winners medal and a Champions League medal to his name.

“I’m disappointed we didn’t get the three points but at the end of the day it was a good result — we played much better than them,” said Mikel. “The first 10 minutes were a bit difficult but after that we calmed down and passed the ball. From then until the end of the game we played much better than them. The home record was one of the things we discussed about when we went into the dressing room. We haven’t lost here for a long time and we went out onto the pitch for the second half to make sure we kept our record going. We deserved to win.”

The comments of a truly bitter person.

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  1. aulP16 says:

    what a twat

  2. Tre says:

    I’m not sure why Chelsea get the impression that they showed their superiority to us in the second half. I concede that they were the better team in the second half, by a ways, but that was more a result of United’s choice of tactics, rather than Chelsea’s amazing ability. I’m disappointed with the draw, because after 20 minutes of total domination, 65 to 35% possession in United’s favour, we get one goal and decide that’s all we need. Mikel’s a joke, he could be as talented as Essien but he hasn’t got the brain for it.

  3. Stephen says:

    I really do think we got a lucky escape there, the guy is a red card waiting to happen. He has a terrible attitude, and like all Chelscum players is a complete dick.

  4. Redrose says:

    Was he at all the game then ? I thought he only came on at the interval.

  5. suhayl says:

    The guy is a twat. I dont rate him 1 bit….a nutcase..cant shoot, cant pass…infact yesterday when our players were occupied in nullifying their fullbacks and retaining our shape and working hard up and down the flanks. HE mikel in the middle DIDNT DO FUCK ALL.

    fuckin shitbag…his football and personality isnt something utd promotes or what utd fans endeer too. NOT man utd type of player. Great riddance and great we got a free 12 mill + for him from the rboys

  6. Bob Koh says:

    Mikel was/is/will be a nut case. Just imagine how he sleeps at night thinking if he’d stayed at ManU, the trophies he’d won….. Plus this season, we’ll win the Double again, it will be a hattrick of trophyless years for poor JOM!

  7. Stephen says:

    Didn’t he change his name from John Mikel Obi because it sounded better on TV?

  8. Drew Vader says:

    I absolutely loath this piece of shit, but I think its a case of the Truth Hurts right now. We played like we were on fire, got our goal, and then took the foot off the pedal and collapsed into a defensive shell and set out to try and hold on to that one goal lead for 65 mins, just like we did against the dippers. Thats never going to fucking work. I keep saying this and I hope it makes sense, but when you are playing “not to lose” you aren’t going to win. They were playing to win.

  9. abhijeet says:

    what a lunatic… but one can understand his frustration. he hasn’t won anything BIG with rentboys after going there (or kidnapped or whatever). btw thanks for the 12m you twat…


    Think we should have brought Berba off and Tevez on… Berba clearly aint fit… and Tevez will run his arse off…

    We all know that CR7 is better at goin forward than trackin back… so that meant Berba and CR7 were not helping defensively.. it just isnt there game.

    That give the edge for Chelsea to have a real go at us… and Kush not coming for that free kick says it all really…

    I couldnt understand some of SAF’s subs…i think at 1-0 up we should have gone for the throat… United have always been better when we attackattack attack… i just think we got the balance wrong with the subs and it cost us.

  11. wiuru says:

    Big Phil thinks he is great Or maybe he is saying that until he can replace him ? Some one else said it we had a lucky escape not getting him.

  12. PeeJay says:

    He was a good buy for £4mil. Dunno about the £16mil paid by Chelsea.

  13. scotty says:

    spot on FAILSWORTHDEVIL, berba was crap, tevez should have started or at least half a game, we got tactics all wrong(again).
    its time now to start destroying teams, not trying to protect a slender lead.
    fuck riley, fuck mikel, fuck them all.

  14. A MAN UNITED FAN says:

    how much did united get for him?

  15. suhayl says:

    Around 12 mill..little bit more maybe

  16. denton davey says:

    FailsworthDevil got it exactly right – in a tight, defensive, back-to-the-wall, lead-holding situation, having BOTH Berbatov and Ronaldo on the field (with Carlitos on the bench) was just bad tactics.

    Mikel is a really, really good player – it was his cross that was headed in by Kalou. He also seems to be deluded – about yesterday’s game and about his importance, not to mention his double-dealing with UTD. But, twelve million quid of Roman’s stolen dosh does salve that “pain”.

  17. james f says:

    “blah, blah, blah, we played much better than them, blah, blah, blah”. You can feel the fear in their minds, and also in the minds of the Arsenal and Liverpool players. We’re coming to get you, girls!
    Anyway, I wouldn’t like to see Obi playing for United. There’s something I don’t like about him, besides his red-card-waiting-to-happen style of play, which is disgusting.

  18. PeeJay says:

    We wre supposed to pay Lynd £4mil., then there was the contract dispute. In the end Chelsea intervened and decided to pay Lynd our £4mil and pay us £12mil.

  19. john says:

    berba wasnt crap, the times he actually received the ball, he made things happen!! startin off at anfield n the bridge, wat did we realy expect from someone hu aint really played all season! cmon scotty giv him a chance! and on a lighter note, fletch played well for the 2nd time ever!


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