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"
Just over two months ago when I started this blog I listed the three transfer targets that Chelsea should pursue in the summer if they were to continue in the vein of recent seasons and qualify for the Champions League. At the time of writing that piece, Andre Villas-Boas was still at the helm and […]Read more "Three Chelsea Transfer Targets (If They Don’t Qualify for the Champions League)"
The reaction of the football world to the stricken Fabrice Muamba’s fight for life on the White Hart Lane pitch has seen the sport and its followers united in sympathy and respect for the Bolton Wanderers player. Football fans are normally split along territorial, tribal lines with gloating and mocking frequently fermenting into insults and […]Read more "Muamba Compassion Essential But Premier League Passion Must Endure"
The soap opera continues at Chelsea as Andre Villas-Boas exits stage left. Is there ever a dull season at Stamford Bridge? Even when the performances are drab and guileless the intrigue and subterfuge in the dressing room and corridors of power ensure that drama is at the heart of operations in SW6.Read more "Villas- Boas pays price for failing impossible test"
For some, Andre Villas-Boas’ team selection for Chelsea’s match against Napoli was a bold statement, an attempt to sweep out the rebellious stalwarts of a bygone era and replace them with the next wave of Chelsea stars who would recreate the club’s impressive record in the Champions League over the past decade. After a 3-1 […]Read more "Villas Boas’ Stubbornness Testing Faith of Chelsea Supporters"
Chelsea step into the lions den when they play SSC Napoli in the Stadio San Paolo on Tuesday night. Waiting to pounce will be a formidable front three of Edinson Cavani, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Marek Hamsik roared on by 60,000 Neapolitans with the press pack waiting to pick over the bones of Andre Villas-Boas’ should […]Read more "Troubled Chelsea Can Confound Critics and Conquer Napoli"
It’s February in a faltering season for Chelsea Football Club so that can only mean one thing. Insurrection.Read more "What Rebellious Chelsea Stars Might Have Said to Villas-Boas"
The statement by Argentina president Cristina Kirchner that her country will lodge an official complaint with the United Nations Security council over what she calls Britain’s “militarisation of the South Atlantic” is so breathtaking in irony and arrogance that it simply cannot be ignored. Her words have been uttered in response to news that […]Read more "Argentine Nationalism Raises Temperature In The Falkland Islands"
Being an England sports fan has been particularly trying over the past few days. The never-ending saga surrounding John Terry and the fallout from the FA’s decision to remove him from the captaincy has been impossible to escape from and has totally overshadowed events taking pace on the field. Over the past couple of years, […]Read more "Six Nations Exploits Lift The Gloom for England’s Cricket and Football Supporters"
After a match like that, it is always difficult to describe one’s overriding emotion as it flicks between pleasure and disappointment, the concession of a three-goal lead against Manchester United counter-balanced by the realism that most of us would have accepted a draw prior to kick off. But 24 hours is a long time in […]Read more "Chelsea 3-3 Man United: Positives Outweigh Negatives for Villas-Boas"