Posts Tagged ‘chelsea’
May 3, 2013 by Sean Charles
December 25, 2012 by Nick Fletcher
Chelsea spent copiously during the summer transfer window with the likes of Hazard, Oscar and Moses adding to the Chelsea ranks. With such eye-catching signings coupled with the continued saga surrounding Torres, and the revelation that Mata has been since his arrival, one player signed last year in January has somewhat slipped beneath the radar.
December 19, 2012 by Gabriel Sutton
Previously, I wrote an article ‘The trouble with Arsenal’, which analyses whether or not Arsenal have become a selling club; the conclusion being an emphatic yes. Since their invincible season, the club have made a staggering £40 million net profit from transfers and have developed a habit of signing young talent, nurturing these players and then selling them on to slightly bigger clubs.
I’d like to expand on this further, because a week ago on Saturday, Arsenal lost 2-0 at home to Swansea which caused for some fans to call for Arsene Wenger’s departure. In my personal opinion, I think it’s ludicrous to want to sack Wenger and Arsenal fans would be making a big mistake if they began to push any ‘Wenger out’ campaigns forward.
November 24, 2012 by Sean Charles
As Manchester City crashed out of the Champions League midweek and Chelsea linger over the brink of their own European campaign, it is interesting to consider the impact these exits may have in the domestic fight.
Manchester City have been in the firing line for a lot of criticism so far this season but remain the only unbeaten team in the league and find themselves in sizzling hot form, winning six out of their last seven league games. A favorable result in the Signal Iduna Park looks difficult and even if City do land in the Europa League, they will treat it as a secondary objective, despite what noise they make on the contrary.
October 5, 2012 by Sean Charles
1) James is destined for greatness
I have already profiled this boy as a player to watch in this season’s tournament before matchday 1 but his performance and goal last night put to bed any lingering doubt that he is a truly special player. He possesses so many qualities that are often so rare in such a young player – his eye for a pass, ability to draw opposing players in to him, finding space in congested areas, knowing exactly when to dribble or when to move on possession, composure under intense pressure – these are to name just a few of his qualities. In my opinion the only other player of a similar age group who can match him is Neymar of Santos. Of all the players aged 21 and below currently playing in Europe, none of them are playing at the capacity James is.
Category General | Tags: antonio conte, borussia dortmund, celtic, champions league, chelsea, di matteo, James Rodriguez, jurgen klopp, juventus, manchester city, mancini, Neil Lennon, porto, Sean Charles
July 19, 2012 by Leon Guite
2009-10 Eredivisie Champions and 2010-11 runners-up FC Twente have failed to reach the Champions League this season. Their league campaign hasn’t been up to the standards of the last two seasons. However Luuk De Jong has established himself as one of the most promising youngsters by scoring 30 goals in 46 games for Steve McClaren’s FC Twente.
Brother of Siem de Jong, Luuk was born on 27th August 1990, in Aigle Switzerland. He started at De Graafschap and rose up through the ranks of the youth squad. He played one senior year and that was enough for FC Twente to snap him up at the start of the 2009/2010 season. Three years later, he’s banging in the goals and attracting worldwide attention.
Category Bundesliga, General | Tags: Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Monshengladbach, chelsea, De graafschap, Everdivisie, FC Twente, liverpool, Luuk De Jong, newcastle, premier league, Siem De Jong, Steve McClaren