Monthly Archives: November 2012

15 Reasons Why Torres Has Failed At Chelsea

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. Injuries have robbed him of his greatest asset. First and foremost, the Spaniard has not been the same player since the raft of injuries that disrupted his 2009-10 season. Even the greatest success of … Continue reading

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Rafa’s Chelsea: A Journal

This piece originally appeared on the Carvalho Peninsula. November Rafa Benítez takes over at Chelsea. Despite the cacophony of disapproval that he endures during his first game, a 0-0 draw at home to Manchester City, the Spaniard remains optimistic about … Continue reading

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Mancini Must Rediscover Man City’s Identity

This piece originally appeared on http://www.sabotagetimes.com. Manchester City’s early exit from the Champions League has raised many questions. Most that have been raised concern the future of Roberto Mancini, but the more pertinent relate to the reasons for their failure. … Continue reading

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Netherlands 0-0 Germany – Match Report

This piece originally appeared on the Carvalho Peninsula. Not a match for fans of highlight reels, this was characterised by tactical discipline and defensive diligence. Louis van Gaal, conscious of the threat posed by Germany’s fluid front four, set up … Continue reading

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