Posts Tagged "Chelsea"

Roberto di Matteo Brings Chelsea’s Dysfunctional Family Back Into Line

By on Apr 18, 2012 in English League Football, European Club Football, Latest | 0 comments

Chelsea will take the field at Stamford Bridge this evening for the first leg of a Champions League match against Barcelona which must surely rank amongst one of the more unlikely to be played all season. The sacking of Andre Villa Boas was supposed to draw a line below the competive side of Chelsea’s season, an acknowledgement of the failure on the part of...

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The 2012 FA Cup Semi-Finals: Chelsea 5-1 Tottenham Hotspur

By on Apr 15, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 0 comments

Since they last won the FA Cup in 1991, Tottenham Hotspur reached the semi-finals of the competition on six occasions and lost every time. It is, perhaps, possible that this has has effect on the inner psychology of a club. Something close to indefinable, in the furrowed brows of the supporters when the final comes into view, in the words of journalists and the...

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Villa-Boas Out, But It Is Chelsea FC That Needs To Change

By on Mar 4, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 7 comments

The Ides of March came early for the latest governor of Roman’s empire, then. Don Luís André de Pina Cabral e Villas-Boas leaves Chelsea Football Club today after eight and a half months in the job, having apparently failed to rein in the player-power of the club’s dressing room. The tipping point came with a single goal defeat away to West Bromwich...

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Villa Boas On The Brink

By on Feb 23, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 2 comments

Sometimes you can see it coming a mile off. There was something heavy hanging in the air well before Chelsea’s match against Napoli on Tuesday night. A lethargic draw against Birmingham City in the FA Cup at the weekend had been the most obvious symptom of the malaise that has come to engulf Stamford Bridge of late, and even taking the lead in Naples...

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John Terry vs The Crown Prosecution Service: An Amercian Perspective

By on Feb 5, 2012 in English League Football, Latest | 3 comments

Over England way, John Terry has been stripped of his national team captaincy. The move comes in the midst of Terry’s ongoing prosecution for racially abusing Anton Ferdinand, with a trial on the incident set for the summer. Terry’s leadership of England was under question before, but the controversy surrounding what he allegedly said to Ferdinand was the tipping...

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