What Kind of Soccer Supporter Are You? (And What Kind Annoys You The Most?)
What Kind of Soccer Supporter Are You? (And What Kind Annoys You The Most?)

To the casual observer, soccer supporters might appear to constitute a kind of undifferentiated mass, a gathering of people (male, by and large) strangely mesmerized by a sport commonly featuring score lines as seemingly absent of drama as 2-1 and 1-0, or a crowd distinguished only by their local, tribal […]

Chelsea v QPR Preview: That Was Then, This Is Now
Chelsea v QPR Preview: That Was Then, This Is Now

When these two teams last met in the Premier League back in mid-October, Queens Park Rangers was sitting comfortably at mid-table with 9 points from eight matches while Chelsea held third place with 19 points, just three points off league leading Manchester City. It was, by all appearances, going to […]

Andre Villas-Boas: A Case Study In How Not to Lead
Andre Villas-Boas: A Case Study In How Not to Lead

As a Chelsea fan, I woke to the best news of 2012 on Sunday when I read on Facebook that Chelsea had announced, only a few minutes earlier, Andre Villa-Boas’s departure and Roberto Di Matteo’s appointment as interim manager. Watching Chelsea’s loss to West Brom on Saturday, I had suggested […]

Cheer Up Chelsea: How to Survive a Losing Streak
Cheer Up Chelsea: How to Survive a Losing Streak

Losing, as every soccer fan knows, hurts. But losing streaks are far worse. Watching our teams stumble through a run of bad games becomes almost unbearable. The pain is searing. We feel personally affronted, gaping at the last minute set-piece defensive collapse from the comfort of our living rooms. Or […]