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Author Archives: Joseph Weathered

2 Important Questions About Chelsea’s Rollercoaster Ride Of A Season

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So how was your holiday season? I’m betting it has been better than Andre Villas-Boas’s December despite Chelsea’s late win against Wolves on Monday. Since the holidays have begun, a constant stream of events conspired to turn Chelsea from a … Continue reading

The Frank Lampard Conundrum: What Should Chelsea Do With Their Legend?

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Chelsea is in the middle of a forced – yet eventually necessary – transitional period. And during this weird season, the most reliable player so far is the guy who is on the opposite side of change. Frank Lampard keeps scoring … Continue reading

Is the John Terry Racism Claim Damaging to English Football?

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Among the sudden troubling outbreak of Premiership players throwing alleged racial epithets (and spitting) around, the John Terry/Anton Ferdinand “F*****g Black C**t” incident stands at the forefront among the other incidents involving Luis Suarez/Patrice Evra and Antolin Alcaraz/Richard Stearman. Due … Continue reading

Arsenal, Making of a Modern Superclub: Book Review

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  With a team that has as lush of a history as Arsenal, the idea of a lengthy tome about the club is near picture perfect. In Arsenal: The Making of a Modern Superclub, authors Kevin Whitcher and Alex Fynn … Continue reading

Playing The Beautiful Game by Jag Shoker: Book Review

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In viewing soccer, I’ve always gotten the sense that the game we’re watching represents some bigger metaphor for the life we lead. Two clubs, batting inch for inch up the pitch, each tiny battle won or lost, a portion of … Continue reading

Has Chelsea Stumbled On Its Best XI?

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After a convincing 2-0 win against Bayer Leverkusen in Chelsea’s 2011-12 Champions League debut, lots of fun and interesting questions have popped up. In a league and sport that is covered to death, where every game says something, what did … Continue reading

The Lost Fernando Torres

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Ever since being transferred to Chelsea in last January’s window, the one universal opinion on Fernando Torres is that he hasn’t lived up to his previous form. He’s on a drought, a severe one at that, scoring one goal last … Continue reading

5 Players That Arsenal Should Sign

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As of late, it seems that Arsene Wenger and Arsenal can’t catch a lucky break. Top guys leaving, young stars hurt, every match so far includes a red card, the media’s hammering Wenger, even Alex Ferguson is giving interviews in … Continue reading

Luka Modric Goes On Strike

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Papers are reporting that Tottenham Hotspur midfielder (and wandering soul) Luka Modric has “gone on strike” and told club manager Harry Redknapp that he has no intention of playing for the club again. He will not travel to Old Trafford … Continue reading

Should Chelsea Try To Sign Samir Nasri?

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There’s been more than a few articles lately about Chelsea persistently courting Tottenham creative midfielder Luka Modric. Chelsea has tried and tried, going from a £22m opening bid to the latest, a £30m bid, or £27m plus Yossi Benayoun. Tottenham … Continue reading

Arsenal Agree £36m Deal to Send Cesc Fabregas to Barcelona

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Arsenal has agreed terms with Barcelona for the transfer of midfielder Cesc Fabregas to the Spanish side, the club announced Sunday. The deal is set to be finalized by Barcelona on Monday. The deal has Barcelona paying £35 million for the … Continue reading

Man United’s Ferdinand, da Silva and Vidic Sidelined after Opening Weekend Win

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Manchester United defenders Rio Ferdinand and Rafael da Silva have each suffered injuries over the opening weekend of the Premier League and United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that center back Nemanja Vidic could also miss games. The Associated … Continue reading

Is Romelu Lukaku the Sign of Changes to Come at Chelsea?

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Meet Chelsea’s newest signing, Romelu Lukaku. Aged 18 years, the former star for Belgium club Anderlecht is often called “the new Didier Drogba,” so it’s fitting that he has signed for the club he called his favorite team to play … Continue reading

Hiddink Tells Roman Abramovich What Everyone’s Been Saying All Along

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ESPN Soccernet is reporting that Turkish National team manager and former Chelsea manager Guus Hiddink has told Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich what everyone else has been saying all along: Stability is the key to winning. Abramovich, who has hired and … Continue reading

Man Utd Fan Wears Rooney Shirt to Liverpool Practice, Escapes Alive

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Liverpool, currently on tour in Malaysia, had an interesting and — thankfully for one spectator — non-violent incident in the stands involving a brave soul and his choice of fashion. The fan wearing a Wayne Rooney Manchester United shirt was … Continue reading

Wesley Sneijder to Manchester United: Tabloid Rumors or Not?

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One of the more intriguing rumors going around the transfer period is Manchester United looking to grab Inter Milan midfielder Wesley Sneijder to replace recently retired Paul Scholes. Sneijder, who spent a good chunk of time injured last year at … Continue reading

Luka Modric Hands In Transfer Request: Why It’s So Hard To Build a Dynasty

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The latest entry in the saga involving Chelsea’s attempt to pry away Tottenham forward Luka Modric away from White Hart Lane involves honesty, bitterness, money (of course) and the idea surrounding unhappy players and what is exactly a “big club” … Continue reading

Emmanuel Adebayor Fights Back Against Manchester City

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Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor has consulted with attorneys about formulating a case against Manchester City after being “banished” from the first team during their forthcoming trip to the U.S. Adebayor, along with Craig Bellamy, Roque Santa Cruz, Shay Given, … Continue reading