stamford bridge memories

It was a little poignant to watch my humble home town team Blackpool take on the mighty moneybags of Chelsea at the Bridge last Saturday. They strived noblely but came away a little embarrassed by the outcome. A bit like the match I watched between the sides at Bloomfield Rd when the Seasiders coasting 3-0 at half time somehow managed to concede 4 goals in the second half to the Blues. It also made me recall some of my own interesting moments I had at Chelsea in the very early days of the mobile phone business.

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dirty leeds

well i hear that dirty leeds have indeed gone into administration and cynical old bates does it this season with a game to go and relgation already certain. so they get 10 points deducted – ooh that must hurt – and all debts wiped out i guess. It’s a beautiful game but coming so soon after the west ham ruling i can’t help feeling there’s something rotten in the state of the administrative side of the game here. i mean it’s almost like imaging EUFA allowing a team caught attempting match-fixing and bribing of officials to take part in their most prestigious tournament, the Champions League. It just wouldn’t happen; would it….?

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