Almanac Rugby League – NZ Warriors v Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs

  by Basil Naimet Going to NZ to play the Warriors is always…well… a worry! The boys is blue and white had nothing to worry about though. They had the match under control from the opening whistle. Good tries by Barba, Turner and Wright got the Dogs barking. Not even a resounding onslaught from the Warriors [Read more]

The Dogs are Barking

The Dogs came out barking in this highly anticipated match. Talk earlier in the week focussed on whether Frank Pritchard was going to cop a suspension for his high shot on Penrith winger David Simmons. He got a week. Most of the betting agencies – if not all, had the Dragons as favourites to win [Read more]

Bolton Wanderers v Chelsea at Reebok stadium

by Basil Naimet. It was a return to Reebok stadium for Daniel Sturridge most of the 24,657 fans wished they didn’t experience, scoring two goals and having a hand in another on Sunday when Bolton took on Chelsea. His first goal came in the opening two minutes of play heading a gem from a corner. [Read more]

Chelsea v Swansea City at Stamford Bridge

  by Basil Naimet 1983 was the last time Swansea made their appearance at Stamford Bridge. Their return wasn’t pleasant! After a frantic start by Chelsea and one that saw them struggle to get any rhythm going, especially where it counted most, in the goal area, the Blues looked vulnerable. In contrast Swansea, looked sharp in [Read more]

Manchest United v Chelsea at Old Trafford by Basil Naimet

The much anticipated clash between two of the Premier league heavyweights didn’t disappoint on Monday morning (AEST) at Old Trafford. Manchester United looked set for a big score when Smalling scored in the eighth minute.  Smalling was offside and missed by the sideline assistant referee. The goal though would set the pace for the Red Devils. 

Sunderland v Chelsea at the Stadium of Light by Basil Naimet

Chelsea came away from a win at Sunderland comfortably on Saturday at the Stadium of Light. Even with key strikers Didier Drogba out with concussion and Fernando Torres not getting a run until the 75th minute, the Blues showed some brilliance in attack. More pleasing for the team was their style of play. Relaxed and [Read more]

Manchester United v Arsenal

Manchester United v Arsenal at Old Trafford: Crowd 75,448   by Basil Naimet   It was an intense start to the much anticipated 3rd round Premier league match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on Sunday. Right from the outset, the red devils were in control. Nani, Rooney, Evra, and new recruits Danny [Read more]

Chelsea v Norwich City at Stamford Bridge

  Chelsea 3 Norwich City 1 Crowd 41, 795 at Stamford Bridge A promising start by Chelsea against Norwich City was quickly thwarted by the Canaries. The signs of a crushing defeat at the hands of Chelsea were obvious in the opening minutes when Ramirez pulled the trigger just outside the penalty box but was saved by [Read more]

Stoke City v Chelsea

Rusty was how Chelsea’s campaign began against Stoke City at Brittania stadium. With at least four of its stars on the benches including Didier Drogba and Nicholas Anelka, Chelsea started the first half disjointed. The commencement of the new season saw the team struggle with cohesion as Stoke came to them with intensity and at [Read more]