Chelsea fans will have to learn to love Roman or face the consequences

The jeers at the end of Chelsea’s 0-2 home defeat at the hands of Swansea in the first leg of the Capital One Cup Semi-Final were no surprise. Stamford Bridge, which became a veritable fortress during the club’s golden period of 2004-07 is no longer the daunting destination of old. As soon as Swansea’s second goal went into the back of Ross Turnbull’s net, the … Continue reading Chelsea fans will have to learn to love Roman or face the consequences

Benefactors and their whims are part of the new normal

The reaction to Chelsea and Manchester City’s apparent European demise this year was greeted as “great…..I despise them” by more than one person this week. Notwithstanding the negative publicity that seems to stick to these clubs – although, name me a club that doesn’t have some sort of baggage – their status as “new money” is greeted with hostility and jealousy by those that do … Continue reading Benefactors and their whims are part of the new normal

Red shirts? – Bluebirds fans wouldn’t give a toffee for them

News that Cardiff City’s Malaysian owners are no longer looking to change the club’s colours to red must have come as a relief to the Bluebirds’ fans. I have never read as much rot as the press release issued by the club: “The new club crest and home colours which were being discussed were intended to demonstrate the symbolic fusion of Welsh and Asian cultures … Continue reading Red shirts? – Bluebirds fans wouldn’t give a toffee for them