Following elimination from the Champions League, the Stamford Bridge side of CollinsBeans looks at five key areas that need to be addressed in SW6
Thursday, 10 March 2016
Thursday, 7 January 2016
Friday, 18 December 2015
They say that you should never meet your heroes. Perhaps that should also say “you shouldn’t watch your Championship Manager Legends play in the real world.” On several games, Northern Irish International Danny Griffin was a go to guy if you needed a centre back that could bring the ball out from the back and also do a job as a holding midfielder. It was guaranteed that if you didn’t snap him up early he would always, without fail end up at Arsenal. It was sad then, that seeing the actual player up close and personal several years later playing for Stockport County, he didn’t quite stand out as much as I hoped he would.
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Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Monday, 10 August 2015
Thursday, 26 March 2015
What with the recent well publicised and much debated failure of English sides in Europe this season, I thought it was perhaps interesting to look back to the heady days of 2008 when English football was celebrating three teams in the semi-finals of the Champions League for successive years and looking forward to an all Premier League clash in Moscow.
Monday, 16 March 2015
Friday, 17 October 2014
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
Jim White, yellow ties, Harry Redknapp’s car window, fax machines and Peter Odemwingie; just like the rest of the football world, transfer deadline day now has its own clichés. And alongside those clichés comes the ever increasing belief that fans are now more excited by, and more eagerly anticipating the day of last minute deals, ridiculous rumours and loan moves for unwanted League 1 strikers than FA Cup final day
Thursday, 26 June 2014
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Almost two thirds of our way through the mythical January transfer window and most clubs have kept their powder dry, but in the next 10 days teams at the top, and arguably more importantly, teams at the bottom, must decide whether to take that big gamble - spend money now…or end up paying later
Sunday, 19 January 2014
A trip back through the archives to 2009 and one of Chelsea’s many controversial Champions League clashes with Barcelona. This was the one officiated by Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo. It was the one infamously described by Didier Drogba as “a f**king disgrace”…
Monday, 18 November 2013
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Sunday, 29 September 2013
The received wisdom of trying to achieve top flight survival is that encounters with the teams around you will dictate your future. Games against Champions League contenders are written off as freebies; hope for little and expect nothing. Defeat to Swansea however – with no disrespect meant to an evidently impressive Welsh football team – was a sobering experience.
Saturday, 14 September 2013
You have to feel for Woody. He’s been the favourite, most loved toy from childhood to young adolescent and yet, when something sparkling and brand new has come along he’s consigned, if not to the dustbin but to the back of the shelf; or in football parlance not quite flung at the nearest scrapheap but sent on loan to Barnsley.
Thursday, 5 September 2013
Following a week of eye-watering £85m transfers and £300k-a-week deals, CollinsBeans brings you an update from the gritty, real and grounded world of midweek amateur football. And it’s a story of hope, with Wandsworth Athletic overcoming the first hurdle in the new chapter of their history…
Wednesday, 28 August 2013
With the season now well underway we’ve come to the final part of our fan previews for 2013/14. It may seem like our final fan is a bit lonely but really, given the crazy soap opera that was Blackburn Rivers last season we thought that they deserved a section all to themselves