Well, I am not sure that Antonio Conte was ever the right pick for Tottenham. Spurs are a club who make a big deal out of playing football that is exciting to watch, that has flair and passion at it’s heart, that takes risks. Well, that is not who Antonio Conte is as a manager… Continue reading Will Conte be Tottenham manager for much longer?
Tag: Champions League
Do Chelsea fans want Mourinho back?
Well, from what I have seen and what I feel about the subject; no, not really. Jose Mourinho is one of the most important figures in Chelsea history. Across his two spells in charge of the team, he won six trophies, and helped assemble a group of players that would write their own names in… Continue reading Do Chelsea fans want Mourinho back?
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.
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.
Jose Mourinho is one of the greatest managers in the history of football.
The modern football world may have moved past Jose Mourinho, but we simply wouldn’t be where we are today without him. Mourinho continued his unbeaten streak in European finals on Wednesday, claiming the inaugural Europa Conference League with Roma. It may not be the most prestigious trophy that Mourinho has competed for in his managerial… Continue reading Jose Mourinho is one of the greatest managers in the history of football.
Some thoughts on Chelsea’s situation.
This is certainly a difficult time for Chelsea Football Club. The owner sanctioned, the club restricted in how it can operate, desperately looking for a new owner. And while more than 30 parties have apparently made a bid to buy the club, fans will worry over the suitability of anyone coming in. Will they simply… Continue reading Some thoughts on Chelsea’s situation.
Some thoughts on the Club World Cup.
While some pundits like Craig Burley may sneer at it, Chelsea completed the set on Saturday. And like many fans, I was very happy with that achievement. Having failed to win it the previous time the club were involved in the competition, everyone in and around the club really seemed to be taking the Club… Continue reading Some thoughts on the Club World Cup.
Being in the stands beats watching on TV any day of the week.
Being back at Stamford Bridge was an absolute joy. For the first time in a year and a half, I went to see my team play live last Tuesday. Football has been a large part of my life since I went to my first game in January 2003. Chelsea have always been my club. So… Continue reading Being in the stands beats watching on TV any day of the week.
Some thoughts about the Premier League
Now that we’ve had two weekends of Premier League fixtures, I think we can draw some slightly more informed conclusions about what the season may entail. It’s never really wise to do something like this until we’ve seen a month or two of the season, but every sports writer seems to do it every season… Continue reading Some thoughts about the Premier League
The Champions League final should not be held in Istanbul this year.
These are exceptional times, and plans have to change quickly. Istanbul has held European finals before, very successfully. Liverpool’s incredible comeback in the 2005 final against AC Milan. That was in Istanbul. The stadium is great, even if the pitch is a little far away for my liking. And there is no doubt that a… Continue reading The Champions League final should not be held in Istanbul this year.