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By Richard Micallef
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May 23rd, 2011
For only the third time in the Abramovich era we end a season trophy less and every fan thinks he or she knows why that has happened and cannot understand why the club hierarchy doesn’t see it too. The only problem is that there are now apparently 50 ...
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May 11th, 2011
A run of eight wins and a draw going into a championship deciding match gives one plenty of reasons to be optimistic. But like every other statistic ever produced, the bare numbers do not quite give you the whole picture. During that run Chelsea playe...
By Richard Micallef
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Nov 5th, 2010
It hasn’t been easy for Chelsea bloggers this season. As a regular ranter and raver on the World Wide Web, I have found very little to write about. A trawl through the papers reveals that Chelsea are often conspicuous by their absence. The odd injury ...
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Oct 5th, 2010
Nemesis, brute force, men against boys, battering, strength. Is it just me or are you as sick as I am of these words while watching Sky’s coverage of the Chelsea – Arsenal match last Sunday? Those who missed out on watching the match at The Bridge or ...
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Jul 2nd, 2010
The flag of St. George had hardly come down from the roof of 10 Downing Street before the inquest into England’s dismal showing got under way. The papers were not sure which way they wanted the FA to go. Some were calling for Capello’s head while othe...
By Richard Micallef
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Jun 9th, 2010
June 9th will long remain in my memory as one of the saddest days in forty five years of supporting Chelsea. The official Chelsea website has just announced that Juliano Belletti, Joe Cole and Michael Ballack will not have their contracts renewed when...
By Richard Micallef
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May 18th, 2010
The football world we live in is a strange one indeed. A club in financial crisis goes into money saving mode. They have at least ten players on over a million quid a year but they think that the best way to go about it is to sack non-playing staff on...
By Richard Micallef
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May 10th, 2010
Barring the biggest FA Cup Final upset since Sunderland, god bless ‘em, beat Leeds in 1973, a week from today we will have won the double. Over the last few years there has been talk of trebles and quadruples but for one reason or another we have fail...
By Richard Micallef
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Apr 21st, 2010
Imagine you are Roman Abramovich waking up this morning. Wouldn’t we all love to, but anyway. You open the papers and see the face of the manager you sacked three years ago and the headlines screaming at you. I will reproduce one for his benefit one p...
By Richard Micallef
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Apr 14th, 2010
The Joe Cole will he sign won’t he saga drags on and on. As we all understand Joe is contracted till the end of this season and after that he is free to pack his bag, say his goodbyes and take off to ply his trade elsewhere. At the turn of the year th...
By Richard Micallef
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Apr 12th, 2010
The weekend results, great as they have been, have led every to believe that winning the double is now a forgone conclusion. Mine may be the voice in the desert right now but hold your horses lads. It is true that our fate is now firmly in our hands, ...
By Richard Micallef
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Mar 9th, 2010
Despite the West Ham game next Saturday being an absolutely must win game my mind is very much tuned in to the Champions League tie against Inter the following Tuesday. What with the return of Jose’, our run of bad luck at crucial moments in the compe...
By Richard Micallef
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Mar 4th, 2010
I normally hate international weeks but this one couldn’t have come at a better time. At least it gets our minds off the catastrophic week that came to an end with the home defeat against Man City. On the plus side we can say that the result and perfo...
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