Chelsea In Turmoil

Once again Turmoil hits Stamford Bridge as Chelsea fail to score in a 0-0 draw against rivals Fulham in the Premier League

After a week that has seen the departure of Roberto Di Matteo, the arrival of ex-Lierpool boss Rafael Benitez and consecutive draws at home that now extends to a 6 game winless run in the league, It seems the club are once again into their ‘Winter Blues

The sacking of Di Matteo sparked anger amongst the fans and the world media once again heavily criticised the revolving door at the Bridge. Di Matteo last season replaced Andreas Villias Boas as Chelsea Interim Manager andturned the fortunes of Chelsea around to lead them to victory in the FA Cup and the eagerly anticipated Champions League that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic so desperately craved.

However after an almost certain group stage exit in the Champions League and a run of 3 games not won, Di Matteo was removed as Chelsea manager.

Less than two days later it was confirmed that Rafael Benitez, an ex reds manager had been chosen as Roberto Di Matteo’s replacement. Benitez was welcomed to a hostile reception at Stamford Bridge to which the Chelsea fans booed him all game.

After his appointment Benitez has failed to see his team score in two home games, and as the fans get impatient, what twist will be next in the Chelsea Tale.

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John Terry Retires from International Duty

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Former England Captain John Terry Retires from International Football Ahead of Hearing

 

Within the last hour John Terry has revealed his resignation from International football, ahead of tomorrows FA investigation into the racial row between Terry and Ferdinand as seen below. Terry was capped 71 times for his country and has said “Representing and captaining my country is what I dreamed of as a boy and it has been a truly great honour. I have always given my all and it breaks my heart to make this decision.”

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Terry and Anton Ferdinand Confronting Each Other

This, for many Chelsea fans especially is a sad day for English football, as he was always a natural leader on the pitch, despite his captaincy removal in the past. What is more concerning from a Chelsea perspective is the outcome of the FA enquiry that will be revealed within the next couple of days.

 

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Great Britain’s Drought is over… Nearly

Yesterday, Andy Murray was the first British Grand Slam winner in 76 years after winning the US Open.

Murray Wins US Open

Weather forecasters in England this year would have told you that we were running out of water, and that sanctions were to be introduced. All that was contradicted as Britain had one of the wettest summers in history. However, as we have seen the almighty rush of rain, we’ve also seen the gold rush in sport.

Yesterday, Andy Murray was the first British Grand Slam winner in 76 years to the day, after winning the US Open. The last Brit to win a Grand Slam was Fred Perry, and you’ll see him as a statue outside the famous Wimbledon Centre Court. Murray’s victory came after a career of nearly winning, after playing in 4 previous Grand Slam finals, most recently playing the king of lawn tennis Rodger Federer and losing in the Wimbledon final. This however did not stop Murray’s determination to be successful by winning the gold medal at that Centre Court, against the same opponent Federer in the London Olympics. Murray moved onto the last fixture of the tennis season, towards the Flushing Meadows (or this years Windy Meadows) to see if he could, win his first Grand Slam title.

In 5 breathtaking sets of the worlds finest tennis, Murray silenced his critics as he finally could see his name engraved as the winner of the US Open.

Murray’s victory is not only a great one for his sport, but also finalises an astonishing summer of sport for Great Britain.

 

Wiggins Wins Tour

Bradley Wiggins, the First Brit to ever, yes ever, win the Tour De France. An astonishing display from him and his team lead to one of the most iconic victories ever.

Then on July 26th, in a small old city called London, kicked off one of the best Modern Olympics ever. Records were smashed, big names made new records such as Michael Phelps and yes, Mr Bolt made sure his name was once again remembered for winning the elusive 100m sprint.

Olympic Stadium, London 2012

Britain once again dominated in the ‘Sitting down’ sports, such as rowing and within the velodrome, where Sir Chris Hoy became Britain’s most successful Olympian ever.

Even the Paralympics was a sell out, to really advance the event and to make it recognised just as much as the main Olympic games.

So the Tour de France, the Olympics and the US Open.. what a summer it has been for British sport, after such records have been smashed after 76 years in tennis, and the only man in history from Britain to win the tour, could the summer of 2014 have a little something for us sports fans, specifically football fans?

We can always dream.

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Ronaldo ‘Sad’ at Madrid

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Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed he is ‘sad’ at Real Madrid

However, he did not reveal why he feels this way. Maybe it is his team mates, maybe even his manager Jose Mourhino, but most likely is that it is to do with his current weekly wages.

The player joined in 2009 for a record fee of £80 million, and over the six year contract he signed with Madrid, he is expected to earn a massive £106 million in wages, making him one of the most highly paid players on the planet.

Ronaldo has scored 149 goals in 150 appearances for Real Madrid, and last year took back the La Liga from the grasp of ‘world-beaters’ Barcelona, surely the trophy success would make him happy?

Does he need more money? Or is he just another over priced, spoilt football player?

One thing you can’t argue with; his ability to score goals, and lots of them.

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Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Inspirational Quote from the Former Heavyweight Champion of the World

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Raul Meireles leaves Chelsea for Fenerbahce for a fee worth around £8 million

Meireles who played a key role in last years FA cup and Champions League efforts for Chelsea has been sold to Fenerbahce.

Due to Chelsea’s big summer signings in midfield with the likes of Hazard and Oscar, Chelsea have had to let the player go due competition in the midfield. It is more likely that he will regularly start for the Turkish side, who have also bought Dirk Kuyt this summer from Liverpool.

 Raul Meireles Joins Fenerbahce for £8 Million

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Reds eye Owen and Drogba

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Michael Owen, Liverpool legend and goalscorer who scored 118 goals for the club, may return due to the players out of contract circumstances.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers said this week that he was unsuccessful in his summer transfers, letting striker Andy Carroll go on loan to West Ham and not replacing him. Liverpool were after Fulham’s Clint Dempsey and Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge on deadline day, but no deals were made regarding either player.

This now leaves Liverpool in a tough situation where they only have two recognised strikers up front which is a concern for the manager.

Also on deadline day, a deal between Michael Owen and Stoke City was emerging, but as time passed no more was said and Owen continues to be out of a contract after Manchester United released him over the summer.

Surely the dream of many fans would be to see him pull on the red jersey after all this time, but can they forgive him for playing for bitter rivals United for three years?

A more far fetched rumour is that Drogba is to go to Anfield, as he may be out of contract at Shanghai, but Liverpool would have to splash near £200,000 a week to even vaguely attract Drogba, who is 34 years old.

Comment if you are a Liverpool fan, would you like to see either of these two greats to play for your club?

Do you forgive Michael Owen and would you welcome his return?

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RVP SINKS SAINTS

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RVP saves united from embarrassment

Today’s Premier league action once again showed spirit and determination from the teams who have recently been promoted into the premier league. 

The venue was at the St Mary’s Stadium this afternoon as Southampton took on opponents Manchester United in the Premier League.  The reality was the Saints would have to put on some performance to beat a strong United side, despite recent results not showing their characteristic dominant style. Against all odds, Southampton took a surprise lead through last seasons ‘Championship player of the year’ Ricky Lambert. Soon after, new boy and 24 million pound player Robin Van Persie struck on the 23 minute mark, putting the game level. Half time came and went when a sloppy United team conceded another goal to put the saints into another shock lead. After Ferguson threw on veteran Paul Scholes, it was a different story. Scholes seemed to change the mentality of the United team with his precise passing and his pressing play. It was then left to RVP to score on the 87m mark to tie the game at the death, but the new man had other ideas, as he went and completed his hat-trick to win the game 3-2 and secured the three points for Manchester United.

Yet another two late goals win the game for Manchester United, as they have done so for so many years. Many say this is why they have been champions on so many occasions, others say they are simply lucky.

Whatever it is, it works for the Red Devils year in and year out, which still makes them one of the hot favourites to walk away with the title this year.

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