Sport

The Premier League is back!!!!

And lo, football fans around England rejoiced as the Premier League returned. It's not as it was, nor as we wish it could be, but it is back. The first games took place last Wednesday and it was a huge relief. Now we all know that Liverpool have all but won the title, two wins… Continue reading The Premier League is back!!!!

Sport

Chelsea are making serious moves in the transfer market. And that can only be a positive.

While the transfer window has been pushed back until August, Chelsea are making their moves now. And they are not going to waste their time, having not signed anyone for two windows now. They have already committed around £35 million to bring in Hakim Ziyech from Ajax, and look set to complete a deal for… Continue reading Chelsea are making serious moves in the transfer market. And that can only be a positive.

Personal, Politics

Change needs to happen now. To do nothing stains the honour of humanity

Sometimes you see the news and it makes you want to wash your hands of humanity. And the events in Minneapolis a fortnight ago and the response of the American leadership to the protests and the riots has once again shown that Donald Trump does not have a great agenda or policy programme to drive… Continue reading Change needs to happen now. To do nothing stains the honour of humanity

Sport

Why are modern football kits so rubbish?

I recently came to the conclusion that I will likely never buy a brand-new modern football shirt ever again. I say likely, because I was given Chelsea F.A. Cup anniversary kit as a birthday gift this year. And that kit is amazing. It was only worn once against Nottingham Forest in the F.A. Cup, appropriately… Continue reading Why are modern football kits so rubbish?

Politics

Johnson threw his lot in with Cummings and showed his contempt for the British public.

Boris Johnson has showed his true colours ever since the allegations against top aide Dominic Cummings breaking lockdown regulations came out. Every word out of the government has been so absurdly insulting to the intelligence and integrity of the British public that it put paid to the image that Johnson is some sort of champion… Continue reading Johnson threw his lot in with Cummings and showed his contempt for the British public.

Sport

Gianfranco Zola is my favourite footballer ever. And here’s why.

Now I write a lot about Chelsea on this blog, and I make no apologies for that. They are my team, who I've followed for nearly 20 years and who I'll follow for the rest of my life. In a previous post, where I named my choices for the greatest Chelsea side of the last… Continue reading Gianfranco Zola is my favourite footballer ever. And here’s why.

Music

The greatest live bands ever.

It's been a while since I wrote about a musical subject and as all non-essential travel is out of the question at the moment, I've turned to thinking about those bands from the genre of music that I listen to, namely rock n' roll, that have a reputation for being brilliant to see live. I… Continue reading The greatest live bands ever.

Sport

Not many things can make us feel quite as much as sport can.

With there being no sport on at the moment for obvious reasons, I've been watching old matches and great moments back and it's brought to mind the emotions, the highs and lows that sport can bring. It can take you from the highest of highs to the lowest depths. That's why we love it, that's… Continue reading Not many things can make us feel quite as much as sport can.