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The PFA Player Of The Year Shortlists Are A Joke

If today’s PFA Player of the Year shortlist shows us anything, announcing the player of the year with almost 6 weeks of the season left looks a stupid decision. With only Steven Gerrard not from Manchester United on the six player shortlist, it just shows how quickly things in football […]

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Chelsea’s Biggest Enemy Tonight Is Complacency

So Chelsea have one foot in the semi-finals of the Champions League after the marvellous 3-1 win at Anfield last week and Saturdays 4-3 win against Bolton was probably the kick up the backside the Blues needed. It’s easy to fall for the fallacy that Liverpool can’t overturn the deficit […]

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2008/09 Team Of The Season

Towards the end of this month, the Premiership team of the year will be announced along with the PFA players’ player of the year. In anticipation of this, I have decided to select my own best eleven of the season and invite you to do likewise. So here goes: Goalkeeper: […]

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Nerves Will Destroy Stewart Downings England Career

Why can’t Stewart Downing show us the form that makes him such a sought after player when he pulls on the England shirt? There is no doubting that at Premier League level, Downing is one of the most dangerous and creative players in the country but after Saturdays performance against […]

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Essien Returns As Chelsea’s Fulcrum

Why is Michael Essien so underrated is a mystery to me. I must admit that I was nonplussed about him as a player, knowing next to nothing about him when he signed for Chelsea from Lyon in August 2005 for £24 million. That was in the dark days before I […]

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Chelsea Win Late but Far From Impressive

On Friday, during my game previews, Sam wondered how Wigan could score? Today, Chelsea gave us an answer, complacency. For much of Wigan’s trip to Stamford Bridge, it was Chelsea on the back foot. Completely against the run of play, John Terry put Chelsea ahead twenty-five minutes in. Before that, […]

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Where Now For Chelsea?

Where were you when the news of Scolari’s sacking broke this afternoon? I saw it on facebook, followed by a text message from a friend who works at ESPN. I can honestly say that the decision by Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea board has stunned me, after only 7 months […]

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Mike Riley Should Never Referee a Big Match Again

If anyone deserves Liverpool man of the match award, it’s not a Liverpool player. Instead of the honor going to Fernando Torres, that award should be awarded to the man in the middle Mike Riley. Every time I see Mike Riley as referee to any game, my thoughts immediately change […]

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Liverpools Title Challenge Is Slipping Away

What is Rafa Benitez playing at? Liverpool have had a nightmare January and from being out in front, now find themselves back amongst their rivals in third place, having dropped 6 points in the last 3 league games. Comparing their performances in the Premiership since their emphatic win at Newcastle on December 28th, […]

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Chelsea Players Star In New Adidas Video

Chelsea players Frank Lampard and Michael Ballack star in a new viral video from Adidas to promote the brand’s new range of football boots. Rather than playing like an advertisement, Adidas has done a decent job putting a story together of football fans who descend on Chelsea’s Cobham training ground […]

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Liverpool Advance While Chelsea Can't Jump

Liverpool guaranteed advancement into the knockout stages with a Steven Gerrard twenty-second minute strike while Chelsea have to win against Cluj on matchday six to guarantee Champions League survival after Diawara’s workrate the whole match was rewarded with an eighty-third minute header to give Bordeaux a deserved 1-1 draw against […]

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Chelsea and Atletico Impress; Roma Get Shocked

Champions League debutants CFR 1907 Cluj came from behind to beat Roma and record a stunning 2-1 victory at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Beyond the absence of Totti, Roma had a strong squad out on the field and will be disappointed with their performance. There has been a bit […]

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Chelsea Ruins Manchester City's Samba Party

In less than three weeks, my wife and I have a new arrival planned for our household: our first baby boy. So while my wife was enjoying her baby shower yesterday, I ended up watching our three other children. Needless to say, I didn’t get a chance to watch as […]

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Croatia 1-4 England: Walcott Grabs Hat-Trick In Zagreb

England achieved a massive three points tonight with an emphatic 4-1 away win against Croatia in their second match of 2010 World Cup qualifying. It was far from an ordinary night for England in Zagreb. Wayne Rooney scored his first goal for England since October 2007. Theo Walcott, who started […]

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Phil Scolari Set to Sign…Everyone

Portugal manager Luiz Felipe Scolari stirred the footballing pot when Chelsea announced an agreement with him to become their next manager, at the termination of his Portugal contract after Euro 2008. Throwing even more chum into the water, are the ever truthful transfer magicians, who now have just about everyone […]

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Jose Mourinho Heading to Inter?

Former Chelsea boss and current “I’m on Setanta Sports” presenter Jose Mourinho has had discussions with Inter Milan about becoming their new manager. Current Milan boss Roberto Mancini previously mentioned he would resign at the end of the season, before retracting the comment one day later. The situation would be […]

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