It’s been a poor run for Frank Lampard and Chelsea throughout much of December. Only one win in six Premier League games has seen them fall out of the top six and, for the first time, has seen serious questions raised about Lampard’s future as manager. But I think it would be a mistake to… Continue reading Lampard still deserves time. Chelsea need to stand by their manager.
To start, an apology for the recent absence. This was mainly because I was moving house and that tends to take up a lot of your attention. Also, it was Christmas and this has been a pretty rubbish year so I decided to enjoy what we could do over this festive period rather than trying… Continue reading The last couple of weeks in review.
Pay-per-view football has alienated fans and won’t help clubs cover their costs So, pay-per-view Premier League matches haven’t been doing as well as it was maybe hoped. Many matches on the two box office platforms have performed very poorly, so poorly that Sky and BT will not actually release the viewing figures. There was also… Continue reading A Week in Review: 19th-25th October
The Presidential debate shows just what Donald Trump has done to America And what he has done is taken an enormous dump on its reputation, its methods of discourse and shown the country’s sordid underbelly of racism, misogyny and general intolerance. He tries to replicate the tactics and incidents that saw him win the electoral… Continue reading A Week in Review: 28th September-4th October
That doesn’t mean I don’t think the season will be a successful one. I think it could well be one of the most exciting non-title winning seasons Chelsea have had in a long time. This season could be the precursor to Chelsea returning to being a major force in the league for a long time… Continue reading Chelsea’s transfer business has been out of the top drawer, but I don’t think they will win the Premier League
So Chelsea and Arsenal will go head-to-head for a third time in the F.A. Cup final. Frank Lampard and his players pulled off a masterclass to nullify the attacking threat of Manchester United and seize upon individual errors to take Frank Lampard to a first major final as a manager. One major complaint among Chelsea… Continue reading Frank Lampard has worked wonders at Chelsea this season. He is the man to lead the club into the future.
Well, the first thing to do from my perspective would be to not sack Frank Lampard. For a manager to not be able to make any signings during their first transfer window in charge, with the most important player leaving, having to rely rather heavily on players who were not proven at Premier League level,… Continue reading What will Chelsea need to do in the summer?
With only a day until the January transfer window closes, Chelsea’s lack of activity has a number of fans voicing their anger. Why did the club go to such lengths to get the ban they were saddled with overturned if they weren’t going to do any business in January? Lampard has also been very vocal… Continue reading Lampard was never going to get who he wanted in January. The transfer focus needs to shift to the summer.
Chelsea's 3-0 win over Burnley on Saturday arrested their rather indifferent home form and gave Chelsea fans a great home performance to cheer for the first time in far too long. The weekend's win meant that Chelsea had completed the league double over Burnley for the first time since the 2009/10 season and finally beat… Continue reading What we learnt from Chelsea’s win over Burnley.
After Thursday’s general election results I would normally write something about it, but most everyone who reads this blog knows my opinion of Boris Johnson and of Britain's withdrawal from the EU, so I won't waste your or my time rehashing old pieces. And I promise not to write anything about The Rise of Skywalker… Continue reading The honeymoon is over for Frank Lampard. The hard work begins now.