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Is Arsenal Still a Big Club?

At first glance, this question looks bleedingly obvious. With their massive fan base, a beautiful new 60,000 plus seat stadium, and their years of success and trophies, Arsenal should be quite clearly considered to be a “big club.” For the past decade and more, they have been considered part of […]

The Tale of Two Chelseas

That is, one with Didier Drogba and one without Didier Drogba. I, like many others have stated before, have always had this sort-of idea that Chelsea were a completely different team when Drogba wasn’t playing. During tonight’s match versus Porto, this idea culminated into a thesis that was entirely tangible […]

Diamonds Are Back In Fashion At Stamford Bridge

Carlo Ancelotti has certainly stamped his mark on Chelsea early in the season so far. A Community Shield victory, coupled with 3 Premiership wins on the bounce has seen Chelsea rise to the top end of the table. So far, so what then? Nothing surprising in that in itself, would […]

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 […]

Chelsea In Trouble

   Late Liverpool Halt Chelsea’s Faltering Challenge It’s a cold Sunday afternoon and I’ve parked my backside on the sofa to watch Liverpool vs Chelsea, a clash of the title contenders. Man United’s ominous form coupled with their rivals inability to keep pace means we all know that the team that loses Sunday’s game is […]

Poll: Who Should Start? Nicolas Anelka Or Didier Drogba?

Didier Drogba is back at or near his top form, while Nicolas Anelka has been banging in the goals. For Chelsea’s derby against West Ham United on Sunday, who should start? Vote now. <a href=”http://answers.polldaddy.com/poll/1187480/” >Who Should Start As Chelsea Striker?</a> <br /> <span style=”font-size:9px;”> (<a href=”http://www.polldaddy.com”> polls</a>)</span> Likes(0)Dislikes(0)

Fox Soccer Snooze Day

Number of days since an English football club scored a goal during Fox Soccer Channel’s live soccer coverage on Saturdays: 14. We last saw a goal scored by an English team on Fox Soccer Channel on Saturday, November 15 when Nicolas Anelka knocked the final goal in for Chelsea against […]

Transfer window update: Anelka moves to Chelsea

Chelsea have finally completed the signing of Bolton’s Nicolas Anelka after the two clubs agreed a £15m fee. The French striker, who has signed a 4½-year deal, could be in the side to face Tottenham as early as tomorrow. A statement on the Chlesea website confirms the deal: “Chelsea Football […]

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Battle Of The Pods: The Guardian vs The Times

In the United Kingdom, the newspaper industry is extremely competitive. There are more than 11 national daily newspapers compared with just two in the US (USA Today and Christian Science Monitor). While the competition in print is fierce, the UK newspapers are also waging war online with their respective web […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to mask his decline

Earlier last week, Brazilian legend Ronaldinho left yet another club by mutual agreement. The story was like every other. After an initial bout of optimism, his time at the club (in this case, Fluminense) quickly turned tumultuous, and a split was in the best interest of both parties. It’s the […]

Review: Honigstein’s ‘Das Reboot’ is required reading for fans of German, US soccer

“Das Reebot,” a new book from Raphael Honingstein which hits book stores and online retailers on Tuesday, is a masterful look at how German soccer broke out of its conservative traditions to create a world champion. While Germany has always from the view of outsiders been a world powerhouse, having never […]