Smoke And Mirrors

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June 5, 2010

Football’s magic isn’t it? Yes, even during the close season. Is it called the close season because everyone keeps their cards ‘close’ to their chest I wonder? Story after story, rumour after rumour. Very few pieces of hard fact. And the scope for Fleet Street’s finest – oh sorry, you can’t call them that anymore can you? That would imply reporters’ gathering real news, informative journalism at its best; opinion…

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Tall Poppy Syndrome

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February 12, 2010

As someone who has followed Chelsea Football Club for a considerable period of time, I find myself in a strange and unfamiliar land. There was a time when one had to buy half a dozen papers on Sunday and then spend lunchtime down the local hunched over a hair-of-the-dog Stella trying to find something interesting about our beloved and at times, somewhat beleaguered club. My, how times have changed. Ne’er…

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