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Oct 14th, 2014
Monday 6 October Shalke 04 finally tired of the poor run of results under Jens Keller and have appointed Roberto Di Matteo to replace him as manager. In a season of reunions and second comings this will be a strange one. Sadly the home leg against the...
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Oct 7th, 2014
Monday 29 September Chelsea have asked about hiring Twickenham for a season as the plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge take shape. The RFU are such a bunch of stuffed shirts that it probably will not happen but it is an interesting insight into the clu...
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Sep 30th, 2014
Tuesday 23 September Our loanees at Middlesbrough took part in a special tie at Anfield as they eventually lost 14-13 on penalties to Liverpool. Patrick Bamford had scored a late penalty in extra-time to take the tie to penalties but then missed the f...
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Sep 23rd, 2014
Wednesday 17 September Chelsea 1:1 Shalke 04 A frustrating night in the end as we stuttered our way into the Champions League again. Shalke had a dozen injury and illness problems but still had a firing Julian Draxler and Klass-Jan Huntelaar. We start...
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Sep 16th, 2014
Monday 8 September Switzerland 0:2 England Well, a dose of ‘we didn’t tell you so’ as England actually beat the Swiss with a couple of goals from a player we always decry – Danny Welbeck. It was a closer run thing than the self-congratulatory ITV pane...
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Sep 9th, 2014
Monday 1 September A quiet deadline day only a few loans and a chance to gawp at those who leave their major business very late indeed. Marco Van Ginkel joined Fernando Torres on loan at AC Milan. We needed to cut one foreign player from the squad to ...
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Sep 2nd, 2014
Wolves snapped up George Saville for the usual undisclosed fee. George came through the ranks with us after he joined from Reading aged just 11....
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Aug 25th, 2014
Monday 18 August Burnley 1:3 Chelsea The World Cup was a pleasant distraction, U18 and U21 matches are enthralling contests of future stars, even the first-team on tour in Europe had its moments but proper Chelsea football started again tonight with a...
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Aug 18th, 2014
Tuesday 12 August Chelsea 2:0 Real Sociedad Diego Costa looked a little sheepish being introduced to the crowd before the match but took just a minute to make himself right at home. Ramires threaded a pass for him to score across the ’keeper with bare...
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Aug 12th, 2014
Monday 4 August The puzzle that is Oriol Romeu will play next season in the Bundesliga after VfB Stuttgart sign him on a season long loan. Oriol arrived from Barcelona in 2011 and has made 33 appearances between bouts of serious injury and last season...
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Aug 5th, 2014
Monday 28 July Jordan Tabor died on holiday in Turkey. Jordan was an apprentice and made a few reserve appearances before moving on Cheltenham and Hinkley. He was a friend of Josh McEachran and was only 24 when he died in a reported holiday accident. ...
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Jul 22nd, 2014
Monday 14 July Luiz Felipe Scolari has stepped aside to allow a new broom in Brazilian football. His contract was up in any case but he seemed to want to take responsibility for his country’s failings. Tuesday 15 July Diego Costa has finalised his fiv...
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Jul 14th, 2014
A cracking World Cup finished with a nail-biting final that was fascinating and entertaining all the way through. Mario Götze kept his head to settle it from Schürrle’s cross but there was so much here apart form the winner. Argentina surprised many b...
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