Tag: Chelsea FC
Managers under fire as owners panic
The first half of the English football season saw a record number of managers being sacked. Managers act as figureheads of their clubs, but how much difference can they really make?
2015 in sport: Davids take on the Goliaths
The last twelve months have seen a huge variety of British sporting achievements. Is strength in depth what makes the United Kingdom such a successful sporting nation?
Loyal Gerrard leaves Liverpool after 16 years
Liverpool FC captain Steven Gerrard has played his final game for the club. He has played there for 16 years despite many more lucrative offers. What value does loyalty to one club have?
Football world disowns racist Chelsea fans
A group of Chelsea fans who were caught on camera racially abusing a stranger on the Parisian metro have been tracked down by fellow supporters. Is sport the problem or part of the solution?
Anger as ticket costs ‘price out’ football fans
Already expensive, English football tickets are becoming even more unaffordable, a new study shows. Is it ruining the ‘beautiful game’ and is there anything fans can do about it?
‘Angry and confused’ Rooney demands exit
Wayne Rooney was a Manchester United talisman, the most revered player at English football’s dominant club. Now he has been overshadowed, is he right to want out?
Benitez is back as Chelsea switch managers again
Chelsea’s billionaire owner has dumped the team’s manager for the eighth time since taking charge in 2003. Fans are grumbling – but how much difference does a manager really make?
England defender John Terry denies racism charge
John Terry has told a court he is ‘not prepared to be called a racist,’ denying allegations that he racially abused another player last year. When does bad taste banter become a criminal...
Chelsea boss sacked after ‘dismal’ run of form
Football-loving billionaire Roman Abramovich has dismissed yet another manager from Chelsea Football Club. Andre Villas-Boas had won only one of his last seven games in charge.
Records smashed as football clubs spend big
As the football transfer window ends, some clubs have spent millions on new players. Money might buy success, but is it fair?