Browsing All posts tagged under »Chelsea«

Poisoned chalice for AVB successor

March 7, 2012


What do Glenn Hoddle, Sven-Goran Eriksson and Rafa Benitez all have in common, aside from currently being out of work? You guessed it, they all want to succeed the sacked Andre Villas-Boas at Chelsea. They in fact have another thing in common: not one of them has a hope in hell of becoming Roman Abramovich’s […]

Statistics show football clubs are not footing the bill for policing

February 5, 2010


The cost of policing the matches of London’s five Premier League teams increased by 55% last season, according to statistics obtained by myself under the Freedom of Information Act. The statistics show that the Metropolitan Police service spent £4,330,000 on policing the matches of Arsenal, Chelsea, Fulham, Tottenham Hostpur and West Ham United, compared with […]

Premier League Focus: The BFC view (1)

September 7, 2009


*Article originally appeared in When The Ball Moves What a bizarre world we now find ourselves part of. After years of looking up at the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool, we now find ourselves in their company. To the point that I now even find myself in sympathy with them a little bit. […]

‘Poor old Chelsea’

September 5, 2009


It is hard to find too much sympathy for mega-rich Chelsea as they face a transfer embargo for tapping up a young player. They’ve been accused of it before and it’s good to see some action being taken. It is a little harsh, however, that it is only Chelsea that have been singled out. There […]

Premier League

August 13, 2009


My thoughts on the upcoming Premier League season, which begins on Saturday. Arsenal To my mind Arsene Wenger’s side are the most vulnerable of the Big Four, with the departing Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor, the latter especially given that the club appears to lack someone capable of scoring 20+ goals a season, not adequately […]