Mourinho’s Mind Games or Press Paranoia?

Here we go, our season hasn’t even started but the headlines around ‘Jose’s Mind Games’ have.  Jose Mourinho must feel as if he’s never been away.  The minute he opens his mouth, everything he says goes under the knife, every piece of it dissected in the press post mortem with the predictable search for ‘suspicious [...]

Chelsea: 2013/14 Season Chat

Whilst the 2013/14 season gets underway for most of the Premier League today, we have to hang on another day.  What’s in store for us in the months ahead though? Well, I answered a few quick questions for FBO on the subject, so if you’re remotely interested in my opinion you can have a read [...]

Will he, won’t he? Rooney to Chelsea move still up in the air

Wayne Rooney’s future is still very much up in the air, with the England international forward conspicuous by his absence from Manchester United’s matchday squad for the Community Shield over the weekend. David Moyes says there is no internal rift between player and manager, while it is widely believed that the former Everton prodigy is [...]

Chelsea Updates: Nothing To Roo Pre-season

With the new season now less than a week away, here’s a quick round-up of the latest pre-season stories:   EatDrinkFootball ask if Chelsea can afford to Luiz our Brazilian defender? Clubcall give us Jose’s response to Barcelona’s interest The official CFC focus on Azpilicueta’s return in pre-season There’s some inside opinion on our win [...]

Rooney: All Part Of The Plan?

Anyone who’s read this blog over the last six years or so will know I love theories. Call me cynical if you like (people often do) but there’s always a bit more to what goes on in the world of football than meets the eye – and what does go on, usually does so for [...]

Rooney: Chelsea’s Priority, United’s Option

I don’t want to go into the new season with a row (although I probably will) but some things just can’t be left unsaid. It’s this whole Wayne Rooney thing – or more to the point, United’s reaction to it – it’s driving me up the wall now and if I bite my tongue any [...]