John Terry Trial: It’s Not Black & White

Tomorrow marks a day I’ve been dreading for months – the start of John Terry’s trial for alleged racism. We’ve been able to put it on the backburner for quite a while – well, as much as you can put it on the backburner when every comment made about him seems to have had a [...]

John Terry Protected Or Punished?

Is homophobia more acceptable than racism?  Ridiculous question obviously, they’re both as abhorrent as each other and oppression is oppression whatever form it might come in. It’s potentially a question some Chelsea and/or England supporters might feel they’re entitled to ask though, particularly in the face of Antonio Cassano seemingly getting off fairly lightly following [...]

Case Adjourned: Concentrate On The Euros

It seems that anything going wrong in the world lately can be attributed in some way, shape or form to John Terry. Economic turmoil – John Terry’s fault, poverty in the Third World – blame JT, the real villain behind JR’s shooting? Did they interview JT yet?

Didier Drogba: Departing Without Disgrace

So, Chelsea have confirmed Didier Drogba will be leaving us when his contract runs out next month. Not unexpected given the story had already been broken in the French press this week but I guess official confirmation made it more real.

Chelsea: It’s Not About The Money, Money, Money

Watching our game against Wigan at the weekend, I was really disappointed. God knows why, because given our fixture list is as congested as the District Line on a Saturday afternoon and our starting XI is subject to more changes than Katie Price’s little black book lately, I appreciate we can’t expect to be blowing [...]

Chelsea: Out Of Fight Or Just Out Of Steam?

Bloody woeful again yesterday wasn’t it? As if it wasn’t bad enough having to digest a midweek performance against City as limp as Dale Winton’s wrist, we’re served up a dire derby against Spurs for afters. Weaker constitutions might have succumbed to spewing bile by now but as passion-fuelled as that may be, that’s not [...]

Candidates Queueing For Chelsea Job? Probably Not

Almost four years ago now, TheChelseaBlog was ranting about the club’s handling of managers…….4 managers later, nothing has changed and following the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas yesterday, it’s hard to feel anything except deeply disillusioned with the club.

Have Our Players Learnt As Much As AVB?

If you’re not giving your opinion on Andre Villas-Boas and the current situation at Chelsea, you’re clearly missing out on an old English custom, because everyone from pre-school to pension age seems to take a view on Chelsea managers – or at least that’s how it feels on a seasonal basis.

AVB Suffering For Past Mistakes?

I was watching some old Chelsea videos at the weekend – well let’s face it, it was preferable to our highlights against Birmingham wasn’t it? With everything that’s going on at the club right now, particularly the pressure AVB is under and the (mis)reported chants for the return of Mourinho, there’s definitely a feel that [...]

Is Torres Feeling The Love?

I was in a cab when I heard we’d signed Andriy Shevchenko. I remember it because I’d been saying for two seasons we should sign him.  I remember how I took the absolute piss out of the other passenger in the cab with me – a Milan fan who’d sworn all along Shevchenko would never [...]