Wed, March 15th 2006

Chelsea to sign Ballack ‘before World Cup’

German captain aims to move before June

Germany’s Michael Ballack is hopeful of signing for Chelsea before the start of the World Cup in June. The 29-year-old Bayern Munich captain is out of contract in May and his agent said: “I think there is definitely something happening before the World Cup.”

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Tue, March 7th 2006

GLEN JOHNSON will watch Chelsea’s Barcelona clash on TV tonight after an amazing passport blunder.

The dopey England defender forgot his documents and was sent home while the rest of the squad jetted out from Gatwick on Sunday.

From: The Sun



Fri, February 24th 2006

More ‘fans’ crossing the line between passion and lunacy…

Chelsea have promised to punish any fans found to have made death threats to referee Terje Hauge in the wake of the Champions League loss to Barcelona.

Source: BBC


Related: Smith ambulance attack condemned


Wed, February 22nd 2006

Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard has tried to reduce the dispute caused by the quality of Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge pitch by saying, “Chelsea will be affected by the pitch just a much as ourselves ...We are not complaining.”

Barcelona captain Puyol also added: “There are no excuses. We are experienced enough to play on all kinds of surfaces,” but suggested that his team would be affected more.

Unfortunately, former president Joan Gaspart was less content to join his club’s line: “I don’t find it normal and I don’t think it is correct. I am sure it was done with bad intentions.”


Mon, February 20th 2006

Mourinho: “Sometimes you see beautiful people with no brains. Sometimes you have ugly people who are intelligent, like scientists”

“Our pitch is a bit like that. From the top it’s a disgrace but the ball rolls at normal speed.”


Fri, January 20th 2006

Chelsea are reportedly interested in buying Earls Court Exhibition Centre in a £400m deal so they can build a new stadium to replace Stamford Bridge.


Wed, January 4th 2006

Only 4 days into the new year Wenger and Ferguson have conceded the title to Chelsea. Liverpool could move into second place above Man U if they win their games in hand.


Mon, December 19th 2005

Mourinho-Wenger soap opera disguises Arsenal woe

The almost comic, love-to-hate relationship between Mourinho and Wenger has managed to divert attention from Arsenal’s disastrous first half season.

Arsenal are now 8th in the league, twenty points behind leaders Chelsea.

From a team who went unbeaten (and looked unbeatable) a couple of seasons ago they have already lost 6 of their 16 games this season.

They have lost 3 games in row for the first time on over 10 years and have not scored in their last 4 games.

I’m sure Wenger will be given longer to fix things than other managers would due to his success in recent seasons and his ability to hugely improve players that he signs. He a hugely talented manager, but given the current psychological hold his Chelsea rival currently has over him, you wonder whether he will want to stick out for many more seasons.

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