Politics, Sport

Lockdown and football musings.

If this is truly going to be the last lockdown, we must exit slowly and methodically As the government’s target of vaccinating the top four vulnerable groups in the England was hit, the prospect of easing lockdown restrictions has been raised by many, mainly in Conservative circles. Boris Johnson has gone to great lengths to… Continue reading Lockdown and football musings.

Sport

A footballing week in review.

Despite there being no crowds, this has been a very good season. The football season continues on as we are forced to watch from afar. It will be wonderful to be able to go to live football again whenever it is deemed feasible. But despite the continued lack of supporters at grounds, it has been… Continue reading A footballing week in review.

Politics, Sport

Tuchel is up and running and deceny returns to the American leadership.

Chelsea’s outcasts now have a second chance. That’s usually true when a new manager comes in to a club. Everyone wants to work their way into the new man-in-charge’s plans, especially if they were not playing regularly under the previous coach. Thomas Tuchel has already publicly stated he will give every player in the squad… Continue reading Tuchel is up and running and deceny returns to the American leadership.

Politics, Sport

COVID restrictions are to stay for now, and Lampard sacked as Chelsea manager.

For once, Boris Johnson has made the right decision. Boris Johnson confirmed today that England’s schools would remain closed until at least the 8th March, adding that there was not yet enough data to make a decision on taking the country back out of lockdown. This was absolutely the right call. This wave of coronavirus… Continue reading COVID restrictions are to stay for now, and Lampard sacked as Chelsea manager.

Sport

Lampard still deserves time. Chelsea need to stand by their manager.

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.

Politics, Sport

The last couple of weeks in review.

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.

Politics, Sport

A Week in Review: 30th November-6th December

A Scotch egg is not a substantial meal. In fact, to my mind it’s not a meal at all. A scotch egg is a snack. You buy them in the snack chillers in supermarkets. But it is just another indicator of how confusing some of the regulations and restrictions of this tier system on businesses… Continue reading A Week in Review: 30th November-6th December

Sport

A Week in Review: 23rd-29th November

Chelsea may not be title-winners this season, but they are getting closer and closer. Chelsea may not have beaten Tottenham last weekend but they were the team most likely to win that game. The major chances went their way and they were the only side to put the ball in the back of the net,… Continue reading A Week in Review: 23rd-29th November

Politics, Sport

A Week in Review: 16th-22nd November

This is one of the most competitive Premier League seasons in years. The start we have seen to this most unusual of Premier League seasons has shown that this could be an extremely competitive season. Anyone who was worrying that Liverpool would run away with it again can relax, I don’t see that happening. Their… Continue reading A Week in Review: 16th-22nd November

Politics, Sport

A Week in Review: 19th-25th October

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