Why Rafael Benítez may never be accepted by Chelsea fans Affection remains for Roberto Di Matteo at Stamford Bridge, making it a tough introduction for ‘Rafa the Blue’ Rafael Benítez pretended to busy himself with the seating arrangements on his bench, Roman Abramovich staring out impassively from his box high up in the west stand… Read full article >
Archives for November 2012
Chelsea’s Fernando Torres toils against Man City – Savage In his regular BBC Sport column on football tactics, Robbie Savage takes a closer look at Chelsea striker Fernando Torres’ display in his side’s goalless draw with Manchester City. I watched Torres earlier this season, and was impressed when his tireless work helped the Blues beat… Read full article >
If football managers were church ministers Alex Ferguson – would always add on five minutes at the end of the service in the hope that somebody might be saved. There would be a hair-dryer in the vestry. Harry Redknapp – would be a Methodist. No, an Anglican. No, a Pentecostal. No – a Presbyterian, but… Read full article >
BBC report: Chelsea 0-0 Man City Rafael Benitez suffered a fiercely hostile reception from Chelsea’s supporters as his managerial reign opened with a goalless draw against Premier League champions Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich appointed the former Liverpool manager on an interim basis after sacking Roberto Di Matteo only six months… Read full article >
Chelsea’s own view of the game: MATCH REPORT: CHELSEA 0 MANCHESTER CITY 0 Posted on: Sun 25 Nov 2012 Summary Rafael Benitez’s reign as Chelsea interim manager saw the Blues and Manchester City play out a goalless draw, only the second occasion this season on which we’ve failed to score in the league. On reflection,… Read full article >
What a dire game of football. It was mind-numbing. A solemn atmosphere. Quite bizarre – like it was a kick about. Let us hope & pray that this is not the start of anything similar. Compared to the football we played early doors this season – it was a complete contrast.
Benitez booed as Chelsea fans vent frustrations with chants of ‘you’re not welcome here’ Rafa Benitez was booed as he took his place in the Chelsea dugout for the first time before Chelsea’s 0-0 draw with Manchester City. Benitez has stepped in as interim manager after ruthless Russian owner Roman Abramovich sacked Roberto Di Matteo… Read full article >
The real facts on ‘Fergie time’. The difference of additional time played when the mancs are winning, and when the mancs are losing. Fergie time: Does it really exist? It’s a well-established idea among football fans that there’s something called “Fergie time” – an extra helping of added time when Sir Alex Ferguson’s team, Manchester… Read full article >
Crazy German Dude jumps into ice cold water (fail) http://youtu.be/4njmZL5RL3c
I went to Brentford v Sheff Utd this afternoon. I thoroughly enjoyed it.