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Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge Dilemma

No-one would have predicted this twenty years ago, but there is a possibility that in ten years time – or maybe less – Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United and Chelsea will all be playing at different grounds to those that they inhabited for the overwhelming majority of the twentieth century. Arsenal are already settling…

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November 10, 2010
Ian

Video Of The Week: Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur, 1982

We’ve got a little late night video for you this evening, with highlights of the 1982 FA Cup quarter-final match between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. For both clubs, the match was an opportunity to renew rivalries after a gap of several season. Spurs had been promoted back into the First Division after a season away…

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September 6, 2010
Ian

Ken Bates: Master Of PR & All He Surveys

I should be on my knees every day, thanking my God that my only experience of Kenneth William Bates, chairman but not owner – oh no – of Leeds United, was brief and indirect. And it summed him up too. In the 1990s, Chelsea’s reserves in the old Football Combination played their “home” games at…

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August 13, 2010
Mark

The Premier League Previews 2010/11 Part 7: Chelsea – Next Stop, The Champions League

It was an optical illusion of Escher-esque proportions, but Chelsea went into their final match of last season uncertain of whether they would win the Premier League championship and the FA Cup Final against Portsmouth might even have turned out differently had Kevin Prince-Boateng not missed a penalty for Pomey with the scores tied at…

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August 4, 2010
Ian

Football’s Latest Pointless Rule: The 25-Man Squad List

Arsene Wenger is today being quoted as stating that the new Premier League rule reducing squad sizes to 25, as being “a disastrous decision for football and for the players”. When the rule was introduced, the rules stating that Premier League clubs had to have a “Squad List” of just 25, with eight of these…

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July 31, 2010
Ian

The Title That No-One Wants To Win?

English football season has had more than its fair share of madness this season, but the race for the title is starting to give off a hint of being the title race that no-one wins. Only one of the top three clubs in the Premier League have been able to manage all three points, and…

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April 18, 2010
Ian

Match Of The Week: Aston Villa 0-3 Chelsea

The gap may not seem to be as big as it was a year or two again, but it still clearly exists. As Aston Villa and Chelsea line up at – ridiculously – Wembley Stadium for their FA Cup semi-final this afternoon, both clubs have a lot on their mind. Chelsea followed up the disappointment…

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April 10, 2010
Ian
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