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Chelsea Annual Financial Results

ANNUAL FINANCIAL RESULTS ANNOUNCED Chelsea FC plc today (Tuesday) announced our financial results for the year ended 30 June 2013, which when combined with those from last year will enable the club to satisfy UEFA’s break-even criteria within the Financial Fair Play regulations. A group turnover of £255.8 million for the 12-month period is a […]

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Man U 1 Spurs 2: Five talking points

1. Manchester United need to buy in the transfer window …Reflecting on a first six months in charge Moyes also said: “It would have been a hard job at United for anybody and it’s been a hard job for me.” What will also prove very tricky is strengthening this month, which is what Moyes needs to do […]

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Fantasy football has serious downsides

…I signed up for a fantasy football league. It has become clear this was a mistake. Patjim Kasami scored a chest-and-volley for Fulham last month that was thrilling, unforgettable, as good as that bit in Apollo 13 where they don’t burn up on re-entry – and I watched it miserably. Kasami was in my fantasy […]

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6 weeks in….

United look scared Its not just the results that have gone against United; its their either attitude which will worry most United fans. I have never seen a United team actually look this hesitant and scared. With all due respect to WBA; who outplayed United at Old Trafford the result should have been a straight […]

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Dennis Bergkamp: ‘You climb one mountain and see a higher one’

What do you look for in the youngsters you coach now? “Well, you see straightaway who has drive. But it can come from different things. Let’s say this kid wants to be a millionaire when he’s 18. That’s drive. Is it bad? ‘By 28 I want to have three sports cars and the only way […]

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How do you solve a problem like Manchester United’s midfield?

The drubbing handed out by Manuel Pellegrini’s fast and muscular band is seen as a final confirmation of the summer folly of purchasing only Marouane Fellaini, who was left appearing off the pace and possessing questionable positional sense, which is hardly what £27.5m should buy. The drab 0-0 draw with Chelsea at Old Trafford, the […]

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Mata and Mourinho – The Secret Footballer

Does Juan really Mata to Mourinho? The Secret Footballer:  I’ve seen everything there is to see in football, and a lot more outside of it. My anonymity let’s me tell you how it is, from inside the game without the shackles of pre-conception or fan bias.  … At the top of the week, when I […]

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Should referees give post-match interviews?

Forcing referees to explain their decisions would help no one. It’s better that they remain mysterious and above the law. …Right now, I know nothing about Lee Probert and I’m barely aware what an Andre Marriner is. Letting a referee confess “in hindsight, it was an obvious penalty, I had the equivalent of missing a […]

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Meet the real David Moyes – The insiders’ view

Hours after Everton’s goalless draw with Liverpool on 5 May, then-Toffees boss David Moyes was in a pub in Preston buying his dad a pint. He bumped into former North End team-mate Ian Bryson and the two men chatted for a while – just two old colleagues catching up. There was no hint of what […]

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