It’s been quite a day. We’ve learnt that $teven Gerrard, unlike Maggie, is for turning; and that self-confessed Big Smoke hater Hernan Crespo will return to The Bridge next season.
Hypocritical Liverpool fans spent the day trawling the Internet looking for Chelsea sites on which to gloat just hours after publicly burning their fake Gerrard shirts on TV. Daft buggers.
Pre-season training started, signalling the imminent end of the football-free months. Wayne Bridge was reported to be running, turning and kicking after recovering from the horrendous ankle injury he picked up during the now infamous FA Cup tie at Newcastle. And Asier del Horno impressed Jose Mourinho.
An official bid for Manchester City’s Shaun Wright-Phillips is in the offing. The diminutive and uber-talented winger is expected to cost The Blues around £20m and count as the forward in the trio of players desired by Mourinho this summer. Whether Michael Essien will be the midfielder and third and final signing is as yet unclear.
London won the right to stage the 2012 Olympic Games which is either unbelievably fantastic or an unbelievable waste of money, depending on your point of view. I happen to think it’s pretty cool.
And I’m now going it alone; Ed (aka Editor) has decided he hasn’t got enough time to help out to the same degree as before. A shame — but the Chelsea Football Club Blog has become more and more of an obsession of mine over the last fifteen months and Ed’s diminishing involvement shouldn’t affect things noticeably. Philanthropists can click the Make a Donation button on any page and follow the on-screen instructions; doing so will allow me to dedicate more time to blogging. I promise I won’t spend donations on beer and drugs or a new replica home shirt. Honest.
I would also like point out to those who question the Chelsea Football Club Blog (a few have; maybe it’s jealousy?) that it is, oddly enough, a weblog, “an often-updated site that points to articles elsewhere on the web, often with comments, and to on-site articles. A weblog is kind of a continual tour, with a human guide who you get to know.” [Minor paranoiac rant over.]
Don’t forget the Zola t-shirt competition.
- Chelsea close on £20m Essien
- Chelsea alter sights after missing their main target
- Gerrard is left to make his peace with Benàtez
- Essien returns to the top of Chelsea’s shopping list
- Finding heart for the new season
- First day back