The Difficulties Chelsea Football Club Will Face Without Roman Abramovich

The Difficulties Chelsea Football Club Will Face Without Roman Abramovich

The repercussions of the Russia-Ukraine conflict couldn't get any worse. Apart from the chaos happening at the heart of Eastern Europe, thousands of kilometres away in West London in the United Kingdom, there's a cloud of confusion. Following the UK government's sanctions on Roman Abramovich, Chelsea Football Club is in turmoil. With the recent sanctions in place, the planned sale of the prestigious club can no longer occur. What does the dramatic news mean for the players, staff and fans …
Premier League's youth: Should they stay or should they go?

Premier League's youth: Should they stay or should they go?

The Premier League is bursting with young talent, many of which don't ever get an opportunity to show what they can do with regular first team action. Some of the best managers in the league have found ways to implement their youngsters and bring out the best of their abilities but in an era of inflation, big spending and money-dominated owner-ships; it's becoming increasingly hard for young talent to break through the ranks in some of England's top clubs. The …
City Roll the Dice with Pep Disclosure

City Roll the Dice with Pep Disclosure

"Oh Romeo Romeo wherefore art  thou Romeo" this could be translated to "Pep Pep wherefore art thou Pep" with the confirmed knowledge Pep was coming to the Premier League since his statement in December. Manuel Pellegrini chose an opportune time to out the best kept secret in the Premier League, disclosing Pep Guardiola is replacing him in June at Manchester City. As with most things in life, there are cynics and believers, the cynics would have you believe Manuel did …
The Next One - Who will replace Mourinho?

The Next One - Who will replace Mourinho?

Roman Abramovich finally put Jose Mourinho out of his misery on Thursday afternoon and dismissed him as Chelsea manager. The club will of course spin it as a mutual parting of ways but that's a bit like when you break up with your partner and say it was mutual to save face. A Mourinho-less Chelsea has been on the cards for some time. The early season blip hasn't come to an end, we're half way through the season and Chelsea …
Mourinho warns of City dominance

Mourinho warns of City dominance

Speaking ahead of his team's title showdown against Manchester City, Jose Mourinho has said that unless Financial Fair Play is brought in, he can see no way that any team can compete with Manchester City. Mourinho has made numerous references regarding Manchester City's spending during this era of Financial Fair Play and he spoke out again , saying "If they (football's authorities) want to make it impossible to compete with City, it's impossible," he said. "Chelsea are not competing outside what …
Are foreign owners harming English football?

Are foreign owners harming English football?

English football was once known for its ability to embed itself in its surrounding communities. With clubs played for their fans, owners understood the culture behind the clubs and fully represented their supporters’ interests, and fans gave them their almost religious support in return. [caption id="attachment_33561" align="alignright" width="284"] Roman Abramovich is the most famous foreign owner in English football[/caption] In the last decade however a trend has started growing where foreigners who, in most cases have no prior experience in …