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The Life Span Of A Team

After Tuesday's Champions League semi-final between Barcelona and Chelsea, which surprisingly was won by Chelsea after a spirited display at Stamford Bridge in the first leg and a bloody minded performance at the Camp Nou in the return leg, questions have been raised as the life-span of a football team. Particularly after Barcelona's performance. Three…

Superegos

The writing has been on the wall for a good few weeks for Andre Villas-Boas. Yet, he did not react to appease certain powers at Chelsea, namely player power. At least, this is how the papers saw it this morning. For the memory: Villas-Boas was the eigth manager at Stamford Bridge since Roman Abramovich has…

The Nearly Men

Didier Drogba, Michael Ballack...the list could be continued and will be in the future. But what these players have in common is a successful playing career with their club sides and defeat on the international stage. Sometimes bitter defeats, sometimes truly deserved. This piece will highlight both players' highs and lows and near misses. Ballack…

Football and Democracy

This headline might evoke thoughts about FIFA and their dubious British model where the owners consider clubs as assets for their own benefit and thus certainly are not interested in having anyone without their "business background" interfere while they are making money. Because of that clubs change owners every once in a while or three…