| Jan 12, 2013

Chelsea fans refuse to blame owner

by Christopher Davies

When Bruce Buck came on the pitch before Wednesday’s League Cup semifinal first leg against Swansea to make a presentation to Petr Cech, the Chelsea chairman was booed. Seriously booed. There were a number of reasons for the supporters’ growing frustration, the sacking of ...

| Nov 10, 2012

Man City unbeaten, but uninspiring

by Christopher Davies

Roberto Mancini is the last unbeaten manager in the Premier League this season. Manchester City is only two points behind leader Chelsea, yet rarely does a day pass without a new row, controversy, showdown talks or transfer speculation engulfing the Italian. The beat reporters ...

| Nov 3, 2012

Another week, another Chelsea row

by Christopher Davies

Sometime in the next week the Football Association must decide who it believes — four English-speaking match officials or a player whose mother tongue is Portuguese and whose English is far from fluent. It is no exaggeration to say this is arguably the most ...