Is the Chelsea deal off?

What’s the Chelsea situation now, you may be wondering? It’s less than two weeks till 31 May, which is the deadline for clubs to be registered for next season’s European competitions. As things stand, Chelsea’s licence from the UK Government to continue ‘football-related activities’ expires on the same day, so something needs to change by…

£4.25bn for Chelsea is Madness

Yesterday I looked at what Chelsea and Roman Abramovich have been saying about the £1.5bn+ that the club owes to the owner. Do Chelsea need to repay all the loans? Will the new owner be an extra £1.5bn in the hole despite Abramovich originally saying “I will not be asking for any loans to be…

Does Abramovich Wants His Loan Money Back? Oh Yes.

What’s happening at Chelsea? How much are they being sold for? Does Roman Abramovich want his loans back or not? It’s all got a bit murky. If you look at the responses to this tweet: you’ll see that most Chelsea fans don’t appear to have a clue about the whole situation, which in itself is…

Socios – Arsenal Must Walk Away From This Deal

Yesterday I wrote about ‘the Arsenal way’ and how that phrase has been devalued over the last 30 or 40 years so that its essentially meaningless. Of course it’s not just Arsenal that’s changed; since money started pouring into football nearly all clubs have been dragged into the never-ending race to get more and more…

What is ‘The Arsenal Way’?

There’s a page on the Arsenal website called ‘The Arsenal Way’. But what is that exactly? Most fans would say it’s to do with the standards of behaviour Arsenal upheld from the time that Herbert Chapman turned Arsenal into the biggest club in the world in the 1930s. Arsenal gained a reputation for doing things…