Brighton and Newcastle clash at the top of the EFL Championship

The Championship Playoff final is often billed as the most lucrative game in world football but what about those teams who target slightly higher than the playoffs? What about those sides who are going for automatic promotion to the Premier League? Surely the games that these sort of teams play against each other could have […]

From the Touchline: Rafa Benitez and Newcastle United

In this column, we focus on one manager and his decisions before, during, and sometimes after a match. We (and other writers) analyze the decisions and results as if choice works out as it is supposed to. If a club wins, the manager made the right choices; the converse is also true. Sometimes, though, luck […]

Rafa Benitez rants about Chelsea fans following FA Cup win

Following Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Middlesbrough in the FA Cup this evening, Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez launched an incredible attack on the fans. Benitez was an unpopular choice at Stamford Bridge largely due to his time as Liverpool boss when he claimed that Chelsea fans lacked passion and was involved in several heated games in […]

Chelsea fans direct anger at Rafa… but not Abramovich?

Think of Chelsea Football Club, and what appears in your mind? The royal blue shirts of the West London club? A world-beating team that have won twelve trophies in just eight seasons? A Portuguese maverick at the helm of one of the great dynasties of English football? Or a Russian oligarch that has pumped billions […]

Look away now Chelsea/ Liverpool fans! Benitez in Chelsea gear

Rafael Benitez took his first Chelsea training session at Cobham this afternoon after arriving at the training ground at lunchtime to meet with the staff and players. He took control of a high-intensity practice ahead of Sunday’s game against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge, where he is expected to be greeted with a chorus of […]

Chelsea fans don’t like Benitez… but what does he think of them?

Rafael Benitez was announced as the interim Chelsea manager this evening after the shock sacking of Roberto Di Matteo. Whilst not necessarily historic rivals, Chelsea and Liverpool have clashed several times over recent years and there is a great amount of hatred between the two clubs. Liverpool fans view themselves as supporters of a club […]

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