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Preamble So, another unveiling; another bloke waving his arms on the touchline for a few months while he waits for..
Introduction How refreshing. An international fixture break, the tragedy of the club footballing calendar, lasted only a couple of days,..
Stamford Bridge. 4.00pm. Remembrance Sunday, 11th November. An immaculately observed minute’s silence to remember those who gave their lives for..
Preamble I wanted to take the liberty of going to this game but unfortunately on the morning the tickets became..
Usually, you’d say there’s no such thing as a moral victory in football. The table will record three points for..
The prologue It never ever, ever gets boring beating Spurs. But for me there’s an even bigger joy in beating..
Introduction A tale of two birds coming into the weekend. The omnipotent FA’s decision to adjudicate that which has already..
Cech. Ivanovic. Luiz. Terry. Cole. Mikel. Ramires. Mata. Oscar. Hazard. Torres. Saturday. 12.45pm. Emirates Stadium. Drayton Park. North London. If..
Introduction There’s been quite a large concentration of fuss and bother in the short space of three days. Unless you..
The preamble It’s been a long summer without club football since that memorable night in Munich. Yes, yes, I know..
The match reports The Observer, Dominic Fifield: “A third successive win maintained the European champions’ pristine opening, with this their..
The tweets The buildup… Reading: Federici; Gunter, Harte, Gorkss, Pearce; Leigertwood, Guthrie, Karacan, McAnuff, McCleary; Pogrebnyak. #readingfc — Reading FC..
The match reports The Guardian, Dominic Fifield: “This contest had drifted just beyond the half-hour when the referee Mike Jones’..
The build-up ChelseaAnalysis: Chelsea line-up vs. Newcastle: Cech – Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Bertrand – Mikel, Meireles – Ramires, Malouda, Sturridge..
The preamble I’m going to keep this short. Anyone who is reading this obviously knows what happened in our last..
The night before Went to the Bridge to watch the youth. Unlike the Barcelona match we were the smaller team..
Updated with Fulham match reports and goal videos Monday, 9 April 2012 at 11:08 PM Pre-match Only recently have I..
The build-up AVFCOfficial: VILLA: Given, Lichaj, Collins, Baker, Warnock, Bannan, Herd, Ireland, Gardner, Weimann, Agbonlahor. TomMoore_Lon24: Chelsea players run out..
The match reports The Observer, Daniel Taylor: “Chelsea are the flag-bearers for England in this season’s Champions League but there..
A trip to Manchester City was going to really test the mettle of a team that was showing signs of..
The image of the potter’s wheel is an iconic one. There’s something hypnotic about watching disembodied hands throw something as..
A little preamble So we’ve finally turned the corner have we? Last week’s perfunctory victory over Bolton was the pivotal..
The buildup BluesChronicle: Chelsea team for Bolton: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Cahill, Cole, Ramires, Essien, Lampard, Sturridge, Drogba, Mata. ChelseaChadder: Wow!..
The buildup ChelseaAnalysis: Chelsea line-up vs. Everton: Cech – Bosingwa, Ivanovic, David Luiz, Cole – Essien, Meireles, Lampard – Sturridge,..
In a week overshadowed by events off the pitch it was something of a relief to get back to the..
The buildup TheChelseaBlog: Chelsea team: Cech; Bosingwa, Ivanovic, D Luiz, Cole; Meireles, Romeu, Malouda; Sturridge, Torres, Mata. ChelseaChadder: Chelsea haven’t..
On a weekend that saw Gael Kakuta mark the start of his loan period at Dijon with a goal, Chelsea..
The synopsis Phew, that was a close shave. And I’m not talking about Andre’s face! The North East may have..
Updated Tuesday, 3 January: Added the Wolves match reports and goal videos. The preamble Well don’t I just get all..
The tweets The buildup… BluesChronicle: Seems a quiet night so far on Tottenham High Rd (all 2 miles of it)...
The preamble Are you scared of snakes? I am. Even the small ones. When I’m out walking my dog and..