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"
So John Terry has been stripped of the England captaincy which, in this knee-jerk world of unfettered outrage from the press and social media alike, is totally unsurprising. In fact, the only shock is that it took this long to happen. As I wrote in a previous post, I have some sympathy with the Football […]Read more "FA Relieve Capello of Certain Selection Duties But Who Next To Captain England?"
The winter transfer window may now have closed but the hunt for new players at Chelsea never ceases. Andre Villas-Boas has been handed the remit of rebuilding an ageing squad and having set the ball rolling by signing the likes of Juan Mata, Romelu Lukaku and Oriol Romeu, more arrivals can be expected this summer. […]Read more "Three Players Chelsea Should Sign (If They Qualify for the Champions League)"
If the John Terry racism case was not already messy enough, the latest development has ensured the debate has entered an even more divisive phase. With the Chelsea player’s lawyer entering a plea of ‘not guilty’ at the initial hearing into allegations that he racially abused QPR defender Anton Ferdinand, a trial date has now […]Read more "The FA’s John Terry Quandary"
Chelsea are toiling this season. Not even the most dyed-in-the-wool supporter could argue otherwise. A plethora of home defeats – including one to Aston Villa – and draws at places like Wigan and Norwich testify to that fact. But while many would like to throw the baby out with the bathwater, it should be remembered […]Read more "Chelsea’s Troubled Season: Three Answers To Villas-Boas’ Woes"