• Remembering Andriy Shevchenko’s Ill-Fated Chelsea Spell

    ARCHIVED CONTENT: March 27th, 2017 Roman Abramovich is a man who usually gets his way in the end. Like any obscenely wealthy person, money is normally no object in one's conquests. In the rare instances that money doesn’t work, the profile and company that ties in with extravagant wealth engineers scenarios that get you there in the end anyway. ...

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  • Southampton Remain A Model Of Steady, Successful Growth

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  • Would André Gomes Suit The Premier League?

    Barcelona need to trim their squad. Although they famously lost Neymar last summer, those in the Camp Nou boardroom struggled to offload fringe players like Thomas Vermaelen and Arda Turan, so one of their main tasks this January is to move some players on. One of those players could be André Gomes, the 24-year-old Portuguese midfielder who Barcelona also reportedly tried to move on towards the end of the most recent transfer window, even after rejecting an offer of €35m at the beginning of June – a U-turn which summed up the club’s disorderly summer. While the player remained in Catalonia on deadline day, there has since been fresh speculation in Spain that he’ll be let go in January, with the Premier League the most likely landing spot. ...

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  • Leicester City Aren’t Currently An Attractive Proposition For First-Class Managers

    Carlo Ancelotti popped up in a couple of different capacities on Twitter this week. The recently deposed Bayern Munich manager posted a picture of himself enjoying Chelsea’s 3-3 draw with Roma at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, suggesting that the life of a handsomely compensated former manager isn’t so bad really. That’s the benefit of being a nice guy and having worked for the biggest clubs in Europe: just because they binned you off, doesn’t mean a nice seat at pretty much any game you fancy isn’t waiting for you. Touring the continent, catching up with old pals and watching some football doesn’t seem like the worst way of spending some time. ...

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  • The Incredible Rise Of Shrewsbury Town

    Shrewsbury Town were bottom of League One and six points adrift of safety when Paul Hurst arrived at the Montgomery Waters Meadow on October 24th 2016. This weekend, to mark his one year anniversary at the club, his side will host Fleetwood Town and they will do so while looking imperiously down on the rest of the league having yet to be beaten in their opening fourteen games. ...

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