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Mourinho and Sterling victims of British media ‘manhunts’

Late in May of this year, English football fans were revving up for yet more years of hurt whilst mockingly claiming that ‘it’s coming home.’ It is probable that after the unexpected summer’s success you have forgotten the shenanigans that were ongoing late in May – namely that tattoo of a gun on Raheem Sterling’s […]

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The January transfer window is not without faults but it is necessary for the excitement of the game

The January transfer window has always undoubtedly been a time of excitement for football fans, but some managers believe that it has negative effects on the world of football. Since its inception in the 2002/03 season, some of football’s most important transfers have taken place during the mid-season window and football fans eagerly anticipate it […]

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Mourinho set to return glory to the ‘Theatre of Dreams’

Since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, Manchester United manager of 26 years, in 2013, it would be fair to say that the club have not picked up where the legendary manager left off. Ferguson amassed an incredible 38 trophies, including a record 13 Premier Leagues and two Uefa Champions Leagues. Fast forward to the […]

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Is it time to strip Jose Mourinho of his ‘special one’ label?

The ‘Special One’ was a nickname Chelsea fans used to call Jose Mourinho during his first stint as Chelsea manager from 2004 to 2007 and has stuck with him. But it was not Chelsea fans who baptised the Portuguese manager “The Special One” – rather, it was Mourinho himself. In the wake of his accomplishment […]

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Is José heading for the exit?

It has been a torrid weekend for all involved with Chelsea FC as they suffered yet another defeat in the Premier League to leave them languishing in the bottom half of the table. Goals from Zarate and Carroll secured a lucrative 2-1 win for an in-form West Ham, who now lie third in the table. […]

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Chelsea risk stagnation unless Mourinho refreshes squad

Few in the footballing world would have predicted that five games into the new season reigning Premier League champions Chelsea would be languishing just outside the relegation zone, and yet Jose Mourinho’s side have accumulated just four points from their opening fixtures. They lie in seventeenth position with only a single win to their name […]

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Press conference charade is quickly losing its interest

They have, at the end of the day, become a cliché-driven staple of all sporting occasions, where managers and players alike give 110% and take each question as they come so as to keep their feet on the ground and not get ahead of themselves. I am, of course, talking about the performance art that […]

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Upsets galore as Chelsea and Manchester City crash out of the FA Cup

It was a weekend of giant-killings in the FA Cup this weekend, with lower league sides taking major scalps from teams at the top of the Premier League. Chelsea and Manchester City suffered defeat this weekend, as the competition was thrown wide open. Perhaps the biggest upset of the weekend came at Stamford Bridge, where […]