Loyalty in football has always been a contentious topic. Fans routinely demand it from players yet can be just as happy to throw them under the proverbial bus after a sloppy pass or defensive error. Managers exhort spectators to back their team even if the fare on offer is dire and a ticket to watch […]Read more "Mourinho, Lampard & the meaning of loyalty"
Now that the final pre-tournament friendly has been played, all eyes in England are focussed on their first match of Euro 2016. The meeting with Russia in the renovated yet still iconic Stade Velodrome in Marseilles on the evening on Saturday 11th June will command the nation’s attention and will provide the first evidence as […]Read more "English sport teetering on edge between glory & usual failures"
And so a new chapter in the life of Chelsea Football Clubs begins on Saturday with what might justifiably be called a relegation six-pointer against Sunderland. The first match following the sacking of Jose Mourinho will be an intriguing affair and the chants from the terraces could be as interesting as the action on the […]Read more "Chelsea players can expect short shrift from fans after Mourinho exit"
My wife is an Arsenal fan. She is magnificently wonderful in every single way and I wouldn’t change a single thing about her but there is no getting away from the fact that she supports Arsenal. She is not quite a dyed-in-the-wool supporter so she is hardly one of those nauseating Away Boyz (if you […]Read more "Wenger, My Wife and Me: How the Arsenal boss tested my marriage"
The news that emerged last weekend revealing Chelsea’s request to use Twickenham Stadium for at least a year to allow Stamford Bridge to be redeveloped will have been music to the ears of the club’s supporters. The revelation has confirmed that the long-term ambition of the club hierarchy is to remain at their spiritual home […]Read more "Proposed Twickenham switch is positive move for Chelsea fans"
What was your favourite Frank Lampard moment in a Chelsea shirt? Was it the swivelled volley against Bayern Munich? Perhaps it was the outrageous chip over Victor Valdes or the two goals against Aston Villa that made him the club’s all –time top goalscorer and guaranteed Champions League football for the club in the following […]Read more "Frank Lampard’s greatness about more than just goals"
Saturday 19th May was the greatest night in the history of Chelsea Football Club and gave all fans of the club the best day of their lives. Five days later the glow burns as bright as ever and it is unlikely that this feeling will fade for months despite the legion of detractors queuing up […]Read more "Chelsea Champions League Heroes Not Given Due Respect"