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Team news Hull defender Paul McShane will miss up to four weeks of action with an ankle while team-mates Sone..
We have been crowned FA Cup champions four times in the last seven editions of the world’s greatest cup competition...
Susceptible to set-pieces, employing anti-football strategies and lacking a prolific goalscorer. Chelsea have been on the end of strong criticism..
In many ways, 2013 has been a mixed year for Chelsea Football Club and its supporters. From failing to reach..
Match reports The Observer, David Hytner: “Chelsea did little to quicken the pulses and when they reflect upon a victory..
Match reports The Observer, Sachin Nakrani: “This was José Mourinho’s first experience of managing at this venue and it is..
Last night’s game against Sunderland in some ways defies description. Jose Mourinho was obviously so flummoxed that in his post..
“Why Should I Love My Sport So Well?” – Isaac Watts, 1715 Should occasion ever bring you to Abney Cemetery..
Match reports The Guardian, Dominic Fifield: “Chelsea have qualified for the knockout phase of the Champions League yet, as the..
Match reports The Observer, David Hytner: “For José Mourinho and Chelsea, there was beauty in this East End stroll. Needing..
A little preamble A sad day for our little band of travellers from the Deep South of England into the..
Match reports The Guardian, Dominic Fifield: “This was a reaffirmation of the José Mourinho effect. The manager had been so..
A little preamble So, you’re sat at home, satisfied that as The Dear Leader of the blog and Generalissimo of..
Match reports The Guardian, Dominic Fifield: “Those “psychological effects” to which Arsène Wenger had referred when considering the significance of..
Somewhere in a parallel universe, Michael Fish was sitting on the Soccer Sunday sofa, chuckling at the tweet he’d just..
Press reports The Guardian, Dominic Fifield: “Schalke were well beaten here, wounded by neatly taken goals from Fernando Torres, a..
Match reports The Sunday Telegraph, Ben Findon: “Chelsea overcame a defensive mix-up to cash in on a controversial goalkeeping incident..
A little preamble The headline for this article? You can blame our beloved Jonny Dyer (@KaiserJonny) for that. He cracked..
It was approaching the middle of a typical, sixties black and white, social-realist sort of a Saturday afternoon, when the..
In advance of today’s Manchester derby, there’s been some high-profile nervousness about the possibility of tribal fury spilling over into..
As Keegan notes, ‘the effect of a cavalry charge had always depended more on the moral frailty of those receiving..
A Little Preamble It’s been some time hasn’t it? In fact such is the low key nature of the season..
I hear some grumblings in the Chelsea fandom over the Romelu Lukaku loan to Everton and Victor Moses’s loan to..
Some introductory space-filling nonsense Two of the most successful football managers of the last decade locking horns again is always..
Match Reports The Guardian, Daniel Taylor: “Maybe the game arrived too early in the season to be a classic. José..
Match Reports The Guardian, Daniel Taylor: “The stadium announcer cleared his throat and held up his microphone. “I’m looking forward..
Monday, 20th May 2013 A hotel room somewhere in South West London, the sun is rising through hazy clouds, there..
Now, I wonder how many of us watched Jose Mourinho’s last match against Osasuna at the Bernabeu. Forget the media..
… That Glenn Hoddle taught the team to play. OK, maybe not quite true and probably not the best adaptation..
Some things can be measured absolutely where as others can only be measured relatively or subjectively. A pint glass containing..
A Little Preamble Around this time last year I started my Champions League final report with this well known phrase..