Carmille's Chelsea Column: Positive Start & Super Cup Preview

Carmille's Chelsea Column: Positive Start & Super Cup Preview

This week’s column will discuss Chelsea’s performance in the Premier League thus far and preview the Super Cup versus Bayern Munich to be played on Friday. Jose Mourinho’s second spell as Chelsea manager has started off on a positive note. Seven points earned from a potential nine; six picked up from two home victories against Hull City and Aston Villa and one point picked up against Manchester United at Old Trafford. Not exactly three out of three, but a point …
Arsene Wenger's position as Arsenal manager not in question

Arsene Wenger's position as Arsenal manager not in question

[caption id="attachment_26983" align="alignright" width="192"] Stan Kroenke pictured at the Bayern Munich fixture midweek is believed to back Arsene Wenger fully[/caption] Following their 3-1 defeat at home to Bavarian giants Bayern Munich in the first knockout round of the European cup on Tuesday evening, Arsenal headed into their monthly board meeting this afternoon with Arsene Wenger's future as club manager in absolutely no question whatsoever despite fierce criticism of the experienced Frenchman in recent weeks after the North London club's FA …
Wenger's Wilshere fitness worry

Wenger's Wilshere fitness worry

[caption id="attachment_26580" align="alignright" width="209"] Wilshere's creativity for Arsenal this season[/caption] Jack Wilshere has long been heralded as the future of English football and never more so now Roy Hodgson is in charge of the National team. However, with the Arsenal midfielder having only just recovered from a long and frustrating injury layoff this season Arsene Wenger has stressed the importance of him not being overused on the Arsenal Official Website. Arsenal supporters share the very same worry with Wilshere being a pivotal member of the Arsenal midfield …
Euro 2012 Preview: In-depth Germany Profile

Euro 2012 Preview: In-depth Germany Profile

Germany qualified for Euro 2012 with a 100% record in their qualifying group, finishing 13 points ahead of 2nd placed Turkey. They are many people's favorites to win the tournament with the likes of Gomez, Özil, Schweinsteiger and Lahm in their ranks and are expected to be there or thereabouts in Kiev for the final. They faced no real challenges in their qualifying group, however, and there were a few close calls. This relatively young squad with new tactics and …
Arrival of Lukas Podolski | What to Expect?

Arrival of Lukas Podolski | What to Expect?

While Arsenal fans begin to implode with silly season in full swing, the signing of Lukas Podolski has seemed somewhat forgotten under rumours of M'Vila, Llorente and the vicarious obsession with the Eden Hazard transfer special. 'Prinz Poldi' as he is lovingly dubbed by many in Germany, will be 27 by the time he joins up with the Arsenal squad after the Euros, further evidence of Wenger's shift away from the youth policy. Podolski began his career at FC Köln, …
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