We appear to have arrived at the point in the season where certain managers decide that the best way to upset and distract their rivals is by doing a bit of trolling. Jose Mourinho displayed a lack of gracefulness a few days ago, and now Manuel Pellegrini has decided to rub David Moyes’ nose in a mess which, to be fair to Moyes, was left at Old Trafford (at least in part) by someone else.
Tag Archives: Chelsea
30 January 2014 – 10:00 am
This season was always going to be one of unpredictability. With the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson the seat at the head of the Premier League managers’ table was vacant for the first time in decades. The return of Jose Mourinho at Chelsea seemingly left this seat open for him to succeed and on the evidence this season this theory would seem correct.
1 November 2013 – 10:00 am
30 October 2013 – 9:30 am
Sitting in front of Arsenal vs Chelsea last night it seemed obvious that the league cup really should be taken a little more seriously. Whilst fixture congestion certainly played a significant part in the starting elevens in this particular game, it clouds the main issue; the league cup means nothing to far too many teams any more.
30 August 2013 – 9:30 am
Later on today the 2013 European Super Cup will be competed for between Bayern Munich and Chelsea. Following yesterday’s look at how the two sides won their respective European trophies today we are looking a little more closely at both sides.
29 August 2013 – 9:30 am
This Friday Bayern Munich and Chelsea will play each other at the Stadio Eden in Prague to see who lifts the European Super Cup 2013. The annual competition pits the previous seasons UEFA Champions League winners against the UEFA Europa League winners.
19 August 2013 – 9:30 am
The 2013/14 Premier League season got under way this weekend and one player in particular continued from exactly where he left off last time round. Manchester United’s Robin van Persie delivered a master class in centre forward play at Swansea on Saturday and his form could be the difference once again for David Moyes’ new side.
8 August 2013 – 10:00 am
In 25 days and 13 hours time, the 2013 summer transfer window will “slam shut” across Europe’s top leagues. A few associations close their windows earlier in the day and a couple hang on for an extra hour or two; but on September 2nd 2013 there will be a huge sigh of relief that the whole thing is over.
22 July 2013 – 10:00 am
An old adage of the transfer window suggests teams and managers should try to do their business as early and as quickly as possible. It is perhaps something of a ridiculed football cliché, yet it may be the summer transfer window of 2013 that proves it still holds plenty of truth. A lack of urgency could be what stops Arsenal from securing the signature of the much-coveted Gonzalo Higuain.
5 July 2013 – 9:00 am