Archive for the ‘Old Blue Eyes’ Category

Week two in Asia

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The Hong Kong leg of the summer 2011, day by day…

One week in Asia

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There is no busier time in the club’s schedule than a pre-season tour…

THE BEST OF CHELSEA: 2010

Champions

Just as 2011 gets going, OBE here thought it time to take a look back at the past 12 months and pick out my favourite Chelsea moments. In a year that brought our first ever Premier League and FA Cup Double there was bound to be plenty of high points, and while 2010 ended with […]

CHECKING UP ON CECH

Is Petr Cech now as good as he ever was? Accepted wisdom, although the player may dispute this, is he has not been quite the same since becoming closely acquainted with Stephen Hunt’s knee back in October 2006. Prior to the head injury he was the keeper that won back-to-back titles, at one stage along […]

BLUES FANS LUZHNIKI TRIBUTE

Before kick-off today, Chelsea fans out here in Moscow will be laying a tribute at a memorial outside the Luzhniki Stadium to a disaster that for many years was football’s major untold story. Tomorrow (October 20) is the anniversary of the day in 1982 when many Spartak Moscow fans died in a crush near the […]

LUNCHTIME AT COBHAM

One aspect of Cobham life not touched on before is the main canteen, which on the surface is much like any other around the country, with tables and chairs laid out to provide space for staff to dine. Chelsea’s kitchen staff work to a tight remit, charged with providing the best and most suitable food […]

FRIDAY IS PRESS CONFERENCE DAY

Ancelotti Press Conference

Friday is the day the private working environment of Cobham opens its doors to the world via the football media. If there is a weekend game, people want to hear or read what Carlo Ancelotti has to say about it so it is the day for TV crews and newspaper reporters to roll through the gates, […]

ZILINA REVISITED

Ten years ago tomorrow, one era of Italian management at Chelsea gave way to another when Claudio Ranieri was appointed as the successor to Gianluca Vialli, sacked a few days before. The evening before, on 14 September 2000, Ranieri had sat in the stands at Stamford Bridge watching the players he was soon to coach […]

NEW BOY FROM BRAZIL

RAMIRES FIRST TRAINING AT COBHAM

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