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Match Reports The Observer, Stuart James: “On an afternoon of extraordinary drama in the Midlands, Frank Lampard etched his name..
An Everyday Story of Football Folk and Their Intellectual Property The Scene is Set Here was the deal going into..
The Preamble Due to sheer and utter football fatigue this will be a brief report covering the game yesterday between..
Match Reports The Independent, Sam Wallace: “The manager no-one wanted. The competition no-one cared about. The season that looked like..
Match Reports The Guardian, Dominic Fifield: “Chelsea had paraded their record goalscorer during the interval here, an emotional Bobby Tambling..
More drama and another two points down the drain then. I’m bloody exhausted. First Half Terminally dull. Neither team showed..
Football has been consumed by the ogre that is the Champions League. Being of a certain age I remember with..
It has been a while since my last post and as expected there has been much development in the world..
Match Reports The Guardian, Dominic Fifield: “Performances as authoritative as this insist there is life in the old guard yet...
It is perhaps only the TEFL teachers and students of language amongst us who could glean any scintilla of satisfaction..
The Europa League is an interesting beast. Primarily because it’s not a beast at all. For much of the developed..
I almost subconsciously started this article with the title ‘What does Mrs Thatcher mean to you?’ such is the reaction..
“He’s not a racist, he’s a very naughty boy,” as Paolo Di Canio’s mum has probably never said. I will..
Match Reports The Guardian, Dominic Fifield: “There had been the familiar murmurings of discontent from a minority of those in..
Last time we caught sight of Manchesterford United in the league, we were unbeaten and four points ahead of them...
Match Reports The Guardian, Daniel Taylor: “It will probably register as the most satisfying result of Rafael Benítez’s short and..
The Easter Story So Far The fervent disciples eagerly await the return of their Messiah. There have already been reported..
Hard as it might be to believe, although the internet was with us, within the last dozen years, it was..
Here they cometh The word is spreading. Pillagers are returning from the fields with not firewood or food, but stories..
Question: what’s one of the most significant Chelsea matches of the last 20 years? Beating Bayern Munich last May? Winning..
A Sunday Soujourn in Salford, South Louisiana and err, Romford There is a theme running through so many cinematic genres;..
We know what we were… Cue the anti-Rafa chants as Yossi Benayoun’s name lit up on the stadium’s LED screens...
Rafa Reaction All the focus was on the fans’ reaction to Rafa’s rant and the match was merely a sideshow...
The Preamble Late Saturday night our Dear Leader, Nick emailed me to kindly ask if I fancied doing a match..
Introduction Disillusionment and apathy abound. There is a distinct lack of vision, plan or grand scheme at the club. We..
Lampard the difference again as Chelsea defeat Wigan 4-1. This week’s fixture against Wigan Athletic saw Juan Mata start on..
Team Selection Rafa had a couple of selection problems for this match. First whether to play Cech. Fortunately the medical..
The Preamble I woke gently at 8:30am to a warm, sunny Sunday morning in Britain after the big freeze of..
Introduction I’m writing this report on the 9:28 First Great Western return trip from Swansea. It was recently announced that..
Each time I’m asked to write a match report I find myself considering the same thing. The writing of the..
I was one of the few who didn’t hate Rafael Benitez. Maybe because I am, after all, not a real..