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Premier League
Do managers have rights?
19:00 Thursday 16th January 2020

What black mark on their careers do Rafa Benitez, Mauricio Pochettino, Roberto di Matteo and Unai Emery share? That’s right. All four were sacked less than a season after leading their London club to a European final. Okay, inferring…

What next for Kilmarnock following Angelo Alessio's departure?
17:00 Friday 20th December 2019

When Angelo Alessio was appointed Kilmarnock manager this summer, eyebrows were raised. The highly-regarded coach, with a CV bearing the names of Chelsea and Juventus, was an interesting acquisition for the Scottish Premiership Club. Few…

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.…

Is being a sacking club the way forward in modern day football?
12:00 Tuesday 16th October 2018

Being a 'sacking club' has built up quite the stigma around Europe with clubs like Chelsea and Real Madrid routinely being criticised for not giving their managers sufficient time to turn a bad situation around. Looking back at the…

Champions League
Can Pep Guardiola Conquer Europe Again Without Lionel Messi?
17:22 Thursday 12th April 2018

Pep Guardiola is frequently referenced in discussions regarding the game's greatest coaches. Guardiola has no doubt written his name among the elites in football. Few coaches can match his achievements at club level. He enjoyed…

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…

A look at Chelsea's truly terrible managerial policy
10:00 Thursday 17th August 2017

Chelsea are rather famous for having little patience with managers, as they continue to aim to be Europe's hottest club. Showing managers hardly any faith immediately following success has been a hobby of Mr Ibramovich's, Ancelotti, Benitez…

Can a ‘number two’ make the successful transition to Manager?
20:46 Monday 6th March 2017

After leading Leicester City to two wins in a row, scoring six goals in the process, Craig Shakespeare has done his hopes of becoming the next permanent manager no harm at all. However just how easy will it be for a man who previously was the…

The future for the relegated Premier League teams
12:00 Thursday 16th June 2016

This season has seen Aston Villa, Newcastle United, and Norwich City finish in the relegation zone - all three teams will begin life in the Championship next campaign. But which of these clubs stand the best chance of bouncing straight back…

Story Of Chelsea's Season
21:00 Monday 21st May 2012

This season, in many ways, sums up Chelsea over the last eight years. Sacking, drama, tension, alleged player power, but ultimately, success. This season has arguably been Chelsea's most controversial, high-profile, dramatic, testing for all…

Five Reasons Why Roberto Di Matteo Must Be Chelsea's Permanent Manager
11:10 Wednesday 16th May 2012

Roberto Di Matteo was, in a sense, a surprise short-term appointment. The likes of Fabio Capello and Rafael Benitez was named as potential interims, but neither was really approached.Instead, Roman Abramovich opted for the safer, quicker option.…

Di Matteo's Plaudits Miss The Point
23:06 Sunday 29th April 2012

After Fernando Torres scored the winner at Camp Nou last week things have been looking bright for Chelsea. And the man who has guided Chelsea to the Champions League and FA Cup finals has been heaped with praise in recent weeks as the saviour…

Match Report: Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea (Arsenal Fan's Perspective)
11:52 Sunday 22nd April 2012

Arsenal and Chelsea shared the spoils in a disappointing, far from entertaining stalemate at Emirates Stadium.Both sides cancelled each other out with their minds seemingly on other issues. The Gunners appeared still in shock at losing to Wigan…

Torres Vs Carroll: Who Has Been The Bigger Flop?
21:02 Tuesday 20th March 2012

Last weekend's FA cup tie between Chelsea and Leicester City saw Fernando Torres finally end his latest goal drought. The £50 million signing had gone over 26 hours of competitive football without a goal.Chelsea fans will be hoping that under…

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…