The agitation game – why players throw tantrums to get that move

THIS has been something of an unsatisfactory summer for the reputation of footballers and their commitment to their contracts. A string of major players have made themselves the proverbial “pain in the arse” in order to push for a transfer, mostly when they are in mid-contract. The most recent example appears to be David Luiz, who moved from Chelsea to Arsenal in the closing minutes … Continue reading The agitation game – why players throw tantrums to get that move

Luiz departure would be foolhardy for Chelsea

Amid the euphoria at Stamford Bridge, there is one piece of news that should concern Chelsea fans – the possible departure of David Luiz, the bushy-haired character that has won over the doubters and become something of a cult hero at the club. The small print on Jose Mourinho’s return is that he will have to sell to strengthen the Blues’ team. That is the … Continue reading Luiz departure would be foolhardy for Chelsea