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Chelsea’s January transfer activity is startling to watch.

You would have to be an idiot to deny that Chelsea are spending an absurd amount of money on players at the moment. Especially for a January transfer window. And some pundits have labelled the recruitment approach as ‘scattergun’. I really don’t agree with that. From what is being reported, Chelsea had been scouting all… Continue reading Chelsea’s January transfer activity is startling to watch.

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Should the January transfer window still be a thing?

The January transfer market can often be a time of intense activity as teams look to fine-tune their squads for the remainder of the season. It can also look on the outside like clubs are panicking and frantically trying to reinforce an underperforming squad to improve results. But, every now and then the question is… Continue reading Should the January transfer window still be a thing?

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This is Test Match Cricket like we have never seen again.

So, another series win for England under the captaincy of Ben Stokes and the coaching of Brendan McCullum. And another enthralling test match. This one was won by just 26 runs and sealed a historic series win. And it is historic for two reasons. For one thing, it is England’s first tour of Pakistan in… Continue reading This is Test Match Cricket like we have never seen again.

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Chelsea need to play the longer game with Graham Potter.

Graham Potter is a good manager. Anyone who tries to tell you otherwise is talking nonsense. No one was talking about his shortcomings and not knowing what his best line-up is when he went nine games unbeaten from taking over. That run included two deeply impressive wins over AC Milan with a 5-0 aggregate score… Continue reading Chelsea need to play the longer game with Graham Potter.

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I’m not excited about the World Cup.

Well, the England squad for the World Cup has been announced. I’m not surprised by Gareth Southgate’s selections. I’m also really not bothered. I’m just not excited for this World Cup at all. Ever since Qatar was announced as hosting the 2022 World Cup, I knew this was one edition of the World Cup that… Continue reading I’m not excited about the World Cup.

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Covid still matters and first impressons are good for Graham Potter.

Covid is still around people! Well after a wait of two-and-a-half years, it finally arrived. The dreaded c-word. No, not that one! Yep, I got Covid. Not the best experience of my life, I admit. Fortunately, I have been triple-jabbed, so the symptoms were extremely mild for me. My age may also have played a… Continue reading Covid still matters and first impressons are good for Graham Potter.

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The Tuchel era is over at Chelsea. Something new begins.

It’s a wise thing to never become too attached to managers as a football fan. They are the ones with the biggest likelihood of losing their jobs. As has happened with Thomas Tuchel. I am sad to see him go. He had done so much for the club from the moment he took over. In… Continue reading The Tuchel era is over at Chelsea. Something new begins.

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The questions to be answered in Formula One.

Formula One returns this weekend. And there are still many questions to be answered over the final nine races of the season. One of the big ones is what will happen in the driver market. The dominoes set off by Sebastian Vettel announcing his retirement continue to fall with Daniel Riccardo and McLaren announcing they… Continue reading The questions to be answered in Formula One.

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VAR still isn’t perfected yet.

Since last Sunday, we have seen a lot of talk about the refereeing team’s performance in the Chelsea vs Tottenham game. Because the long and the short of it is this. At least one of the two Tottenham goals should not have stood. I have made my support of Chelsea Football Club no secret over… Continue reading VAR still isn’t perfected yet.