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This is the archive for September 2007

The Chelski Chop

I've been real busy with my day job for the last few weeks, and haven't had time to contribute to the net's best sports site (this one). In that time, Jose Mourinho became the ex manager of Chelsea and a Mr Avram Grant took his place. Coincidence? No. Completely unrelated? Yes.

However, it's given me time to think about his departure and to witness his replacement's first couple of games at the helm. In his first game, they lost 2-0 to Man United at Old Trafford. Not ideal, but hardly the disaster that some critics were suggesting. In the next game, they were the 4-0 victors over the mighty, er, Hull. So far, so completely inconclusive.

Personally, I think with the quality and depth their squad has, Chelsea are still a force to be reckoned with. Unless, of course, Roman Abramovich extends his policy of hiring his buddies and applies it to the squad (actually, Shevchenko's arrival might have been the first case).

Big, clumsy guy back in the England team

So Emile Heskey is back in the England squad. Many football fans will now be praying to the gods of football, in the hope that he never makes it on to the pitch. While on his day, he can be a useful addition to the squad, and can produce the kind of form that can help win a game, he's generally a bit shit. As well as being built a bit like a wrestler, he's also got his own signature move: the patented Heskey Get The Ball And Fall Over Technique, which is exactly what it sounds like. There's a saying that goes, 'The bigger they are, they harder they fall.' In Heskey's case, it's more 'The bigger they are, the more often they fall.'

But in all seriousness, I hope he does well. I think he might have become a little complacent when he was an England regular, but now he knows he can be dropped at any moment, he might play to the top of his game.