Player petulance or board stupid?

In 2007, it was player power that saw the end of Jose Mourinho’s first spell in charge at Chelsea, fast forward 8 years and history looks to be repeating itself at Stamford Bridge. Just as it did in 2007 with Mourinho, in 2009 with Luiz Felipe Scolari and in 2012 with Andres Villas Boas, the [...]

Mourinho Could Stop The Rot

Remember the famous Mourinho bus that used to park itself firmly in front of our goal? Well I’m not going to suggest the wheels have come off because it would actually be a bonus if that had happened, or at least if it happened in the right place on the pitch. No, as the weeks [...]

Jose Mourinho: Business As Usual

No sooner has the new season got under way than Chelsea find themselves in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Not the red card for Courtois though, or even the draw at home to Swansea on the opening day – as ever, it’s Jose Mourinho.

Eva Carneiro: Who’s Really Got The Agenda?

Eva Carneiro, is still Chelsea’s first-team doctor, she hasn’t been sacked and she isn’t some poor victim of sexism from Jose Mourinho. She was simply told off for actions the Chelsea boss disagreed with – and she chose to take to Facebook as a result.

Anti-football or Just Anti-Chelsea?

Anti-football they say? Top of the table since August, still the only unbeaten side at home, lost just 2 games all season, 10 point gap, better goal difference – anti-football my backside.

Get On Mourinho’s Bandwagon, Not His Back

As we head swiftly into April, with weeks rather than months of the season left, it’s hard not to drag out a cliché or two. “If you’d told us in August we’d be top…..”, “6 point gap, game in hand….”, “it’s in our own hands…” But realistically, who wouldn’t rather be in Chelsea’s position right [...]

The Greatest Gift the Blues Can Receive is Patience

As the football world is becoming even more popular, a new caliber of fan has been born. This new character amongst the sport is typically very passionate, smart (sometimes too smart), and can even be relatively wealthy. These new additions are great for football both globally and in England. However, this new found passion, coupled [...]

Is It Really Football That’s Toxic?

Last summer, John Bieniewicz, a referee in America was punched and knocked out by a football player he was trying to send off. Bieniewicz, a husband and father, died two days later and, last week, the player was quite rightly sent to prison. An absolute tragedy for his family and a stain on football for [...]

Strange Sort of Justice

It’s one thing the hacks jumping all over Jose Mourinho’s comments about yet another inept refereeing decision yesterday, after all, some parts of the British public might even waste the few minutes it takes to read their drivel but Garth Crooks? Really? If we’re supposed to take anything he has to say seriously, then I’d [...]

United 1-1 CHELSEA: One Man & His Whistle

Shall I have a rant or just accept the draw gracefully? I won’t be celebrating the draw, I know that much. I won’t argue they had a marginally better first half than us but then, getting away with synchronised WWF moves in the box would give most sides the upper hand to be honest. As [...]