Category Archives: Chelsea

Benitez relieved as the pressure increases on Wigan – Chelsea 4 Wigan Athletic 1

Prior to the game all the talk was whether Rafa Benitez would continue his tenure as Chelsea’s interim manager if they failed to beat Wigan. However, by the 95th minute the Spaniard was relieved that his top players had performed … Continue reading

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Six minutes of madness prove costly for the Latics – Wigan Athletic 0 Chelsea 2

Wigan returned to the kamikaze defending of early last season when they conceded two goals within the first six minutes against the European Champions Chelsea. Ivan Ramis making his debut from Real Mallorca had an unfortunate start to his career … Continue reading

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How football dominates our culture

I recently attended an entertaining discussion at the Latitude Festival about how football obsesses and structures our culture with ex-footballer and broadcaster Pat Nevin and authors Rodge Glass and Alan Bissett. Nevin expertly chaired the discussion with the two writers … Continue reading

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Wigan Athletic 2012/13 fixtures announced

The fixtures for Wigan Athletic’s eighth season in the Barclays Premier League were announced this morning with Latics first game at home to Champions League winners Chelsea on Saturday August 18th. This is followed by a trip to top flight newcomers … Continue reading

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‘Disgusting’ decisions rob Wigan – Chelsea 2 Wigan Athletic 1

Two key decisions by the linesman robbed Wigan Athletic of at least a point at Stamford Bridge which would have taken them out of the relegation zone. It is hard enough for a team like Wigan to go to a Champions … Continue reading

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Cech hands Wigan a deserved point – Wigan Athletic 1 Chelsea 1

Wigan Athletic earned an excellent point against their super wealthy opponents in the late kick off at the DW Stadium on Saturday evening. Daniel Sturridge had given Chelsea the lead in the 59th minute but a mistake by Chelsea goalkeeper Petr … Continue reading

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Is it time for a football revolution?

The opening games of the new Premier League season have demonstrated that the gap between the mega rich teams and the rest is now increasing. With only seven games played the Big Guns are way ahead. Manchester United have won … Continue reading

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