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"
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?"