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Andre Villas-Boas giving Marseille a new lease of life
12:01 Friday 6th December 2019

Andre Villas-Boas has come an extremely long way from his time at Porto where he enjoyed his breakthrough as a manager. He led the Portuguese giants to an undefeated 2010–11 season in the Primeira Liga, winning four trophies…

Can Rudi Garcia revitalise Lyon?
09:01 Tuesday 22nd October 2019

It was always going to be a tall order expecting Sylvinho to come up with the goods in charge of a club with Lyon's stature. The Brazilian had paid his dues, learning as an assistant at Cruzeiro and Inter Milan under Roberto Mancini.…

Premier League
Two solutions for Manchester United's right wing?
17:00 Saturday 21st September 2019

Ask yourself why Sir Alex Ferguson signed Robin van Persie. It wasn’t to stick it to Arsene Wenger. That was a bonus. No, he needed someone who could provide balance in the Manchester United attack. Always devastating down the left flank…

Premier League
2012 Chelsea Champions League winners: Where are they now?
17:00 Monday 29th April 2019

Did time exist when a club other than Real Madrid or Barcelona won the Champions League? If you believe time goes back to 2012, it did. Against all odds, Chelsea pulled off a spectacular heist at the Allianz Arena against Bayern Munich.…

Premier League
Roman Abramovich has made the Chelsea job unattractive
08:00 Friday 30th March 2018

The Chelsea job has become a poisoned chalice since Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003. The Chelsea owner is far more hands-on than other Premier League owners. He believes the limited budget he now sets…

Josh McEachran - From being wanted by Real Madrid to playing for Brentford
11:42 Friday 27th January 2017

As Josh McEachran prepares to face his former employers in the FA Cup this weekend, he has been talking to the media about how he was close to joining Real Madrid not so long ago, amid interest from the Spanish giants. But what happened to…

Striker Hunting Sides Should Look No Further Than Huntelaar
11:48 Tuesday 6th August 2013

With teams in the Premier League looking to bring in a quality goal scorer Lloyd Reddin thinks he may have found the player that the big teams have overlooked. London's Premier League heavyweights Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea have spent most…

Romelu Lukaku - A great Chelsea player if only he played
08:42 Tuesday 1st May 2012

 La...La...La...La...La...Romelu LukakuRomelu Lukaku came to Chelsea Football Club in the summer of 2011 in a blaze of publicity. The Belgian striker was signed for a reported sum of approximately £18 million - £20 million, with great acclaim…

The Downfall Of Andre Villas-Boas
16:30 Tuesday 20th March 2012

The young King has departed Stamford Bridge, his crown lying dented. On 4th March 2012, following a Premier League defeat to West Bromwich Albion the day before which left Chelsea in fifth place and three points behind Arsenal in the battle…

Andre Villas-Boas: A Premature Obituary.
14:45 Sunday 18th March 2012

Andre Villas-Boas : A premature obituaryAndre Villas-Boas is just 34.An age where celebrated footballers usually retire or move to the middle east to finish their careers, the Portuguese man was appointed as the manager at Chelsea football…

What Next For Chelsea's Old Guard?
20:38 Friday 16th March 2012

After the drama and excitement of Wednesday night's thrilling Champions League comeback, the debate surrounding the Chelsea trio of John Terry, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard has intensified.The three ‘old timers' have never been far from…

Who's The Next Man For The Chelsea Hotseat
00:54 Tuesday 13th March 2012

Andre Villas-Boas' sacking by Chelsea means eight managers have now been fired by Roman Abramovich as many years. The owner is now once again on the hunt  for a manager who will bring European and domestic glory to Stamford Bridge.AVB was the…

The Downfall Of A Manager With A Long Term Plan
21:53 Monday 12th March 2012

Having considered Andre Villas-Boas' short reign at Chelsea, I couldn't help but see many similarities between that and the short spell of Jim Gannon as Motherwell manager. Admittedly, the job in hand differed massively in terms of prestige…

Match Report: Chelsea 1-0 Stoke City (Stoke Fan's Perspective)
19:50 Sunday 11th March 2012

With the pre-match hype all about Roberto Di Matteo's first Premier League game in charge of Chelsea since Andre Villas-Boas was sacked last week, it was Stoke's Ricardo Fuller and Chelsea's Didier Drogba that played pivotal roles in the outcome…

Who's Next For Abramovich's Chelsea
14:52 Tuesday 6th March 2012

It was announced on Sunday that Andre Villas-Boas had been sacked by Chelsea and Roman Abramovich. The appointment of Villas-Boas is believed to have cost Chelsea roughly £50 million, including £13.3 million in compensation to his former club…