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CHELSEA FC - Summer Review
by bungalow24 on 14 Aug at 22:28
Welcome to my blog on Chelsea FC. This is my first blog so go easy on me guys as I hope to improve week by week. Chelsea FC Last Season Last year saw the return of 'The special one' Jose Mourinho,the man that led us to back to back titles after 50 years without the crown. The Portuguese manager came in with realistic goals and a long term vision of how this young side can return to the top of the elite,he played down our chances last year but surely now the 'little horse' is fully grown and hungry for success. We had a decent season finishing 3rd in the league with 82 pts and reached the semi final of the champions league,the 2 previous seasons had seen us finish 3rd with 75 pts (2012/13) and 6th with 65pts (2011/12) so while it was certainly a..
AC Milan is heading towards a slow rebuild
by Epic on 18 Aug at 21:41
Manchester United and AC Milan were two European powerhouses which had very disappointing seasons. With Louis van Gaal in charge and an impressive pre-season behind them, it seems like the Red Devils are ready to return to the top in the new season. With Milan the story looks to be very different. After finishing 8th in the Serie A last term, the new season doesn't promise to be much better. Paying for past mistakes You could say Milan are a victim of their own success. For years they relied on their world famous medical facility MilanLab to prolong the career of many key members of the team. Paolo Maldini, Cafu, Clarence Seedorf, Massimo Ambrosini and the list of players, which seemed to get better with each year even in their thirties, just goes on. Milan didn't have much success in their local..
Rolex Trophy Preview
by jimmywomble on 19 Aug at 23:08
Time is Right for Hutsby to Take First Win in Rolex Trophy There’s an early start for the Challenge Tour this week as it heads to Switzerland for the Rolex Trophy. It’s starts a day early on Wednesday 20th August and lasts for the normally four days until Saturday the 21st. Held at the Geneva GC since 1989 it’s a small field event with 43 teeing it up this week in a pro-am format, where the players must also where a jacket & tie for dinner, and presumably a watch. Winner last year was Jens Dantorp. The Course Situated just a couple of miles east of the city the Geneva GC is a short course at just 6,727 yards and a par 72. Designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior, his son describes it as a “very strategic golf course,..
York Day One , Live Channel 4 Races , Wednesday 20/8/14
by The Executioner on 19 Aug at 17:02
A cracking looking start to The Ebor festival meeting with plenty on offer to interest everyone. Wekick off with a hugely competitive twenty runner sprint handicap, followed by the fascinating Acomb Stakes with a field of improving two year olds, next up is the recognised St Leger Trial, The Great Voltigeur over a mile and a half , with the Channel 4 coverage finishing with the Group One Juddmonte International Stakes over One Mile Two Furlongs & 88 yards which sees the return to action of the dual Derby winner Australia....... As always Be Lucky !: 1.55 pm Symphony Group Handicap , 5 Furlongs 89 yds 1. ( 17 ) Mass Rally ....................... Michael Dodds ( Paul Mulrennan ) 2. ( 19 ) Caspian Prince ................... Tony Carroll ( David Probert ) 3. ( 5 ) Ashpan Sam ........................ John Spearing..
Ebor Festival: Acomb Stakes
by mjj000 on 19 Aug at 19:29
York - 2.30 (20th August) - Acomb Stakes Dosage Profile of 2014 Acomb Stakes contenders in comparison to previous winners of the race Dosage Profile (Brilliant - Intermediate - Classic - Solid - Professional) The dosage profile is a series of five numbers which shows how many points this horse has inherited from their sires in each category. The Brilliant and Intermediate category relate to a horses speed, whilst the Classic and Solid categories relate to stamina Dosage Index - Calculates a ratio of the horses speed to its stamina. The general rule is the higher the number, the speedier the horse. Eg. 2.0 means the horse has twice as much speed as stamina Centre of Distribution - The COD is another indicator of speed and stamina. A positive COD indicates a preference for speed, whereas a negative COD indicates he they have more..
La Liga 2014/2015
by Micko70 on 15 Aug at 18:22
Not many people outside of Spain would have thought that neither Barcelona nor Real Madrid would have won the La Liga title last season. Atletico Madrid pipped them both to it by grabbing an away point at Barcelona on the final day of the season. Only 3 points seperated the teams at the end of the season, Atletico finished on 90, with Barcelona & Real sitting behind on 87 points. All 3 teams drew the same amount of games (6), the only difference between the sides was 1 single win, Atletico won 28 matches whilst the other 2 both won 27. Atletico's great strength was in their defence, they only conceded 26 goals, compared to Barcelona's 33 and Real's 38 but they lacked in attack, they only scored 77 goals, which was still by far the 3rd best attack in the league, but fell..
Three reasons why Man Utd won't finish in the top 4
by botev1921 on 16 Aug at 23:59
It takes a 5:1 win over Spain to impress the World, but after seeing Man Utd play their first official game of the season, I am far from impressed as obviously Luis Van Gaal is miles away from having a team remotely capable of beating anybody 5:1 in Manchester. International football is a much different material than club football and whoever thought it takes one good manager to magically turn around a team that obviously lacks a lot of components to be competitive, is now kicking themselves. It is a shame the honeymoon period for the Red Devils lasted for only a handful of summer friendlies, but neither against Valencia (their last friendly) nor against Swansea United had a clear idea of what they are doing and that forced my hand on the very first day of the season to..
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