Almanac Soccer: You’ll never walk alone, even in Japan!

John Campbell just can’t get his head around ‘the world game’ even though he has been to some of the great home grounds of England and Japan. He explains why.

Almanac Music: Welcome to the Working Week

Workshy Swish had the day off. His idle hands have produced this playlist that draws parallels with his forty-odd years in the workforce.

Leicester City: Sliding doors leading to glory

Hamish Neal provides an insight to Leicester City’s EPL triumph pondering whether it was the result of a fairytale or other issues at play.

Asian Cup – Japan 2 Jordan 0: Japan Cruise into the Quarter Finals

Another great 2015 Asian Cup match report from Roy Hay. The Blue Samurai of Japan hold off a dogged Jordanian outfit to secure a Quarter Final berth against the United Arab Emirates on Friday night in Sydney [And the editorial coordinator’s man-crush on Gotoku Sakai continues. Am I right, ladies? – Ed]

English Premier League: Chelsea hold top

Chelsea 1-0 Stoke Another game, another win for Chelsea. Both sides went into the game after hard fought draws the week before. Stoke had held on for a valuable draw against champions Man City while Chelsea failed to win at Loftus Road. The first real chance came on twenty minutes, when Walters smacked a header [Read more]

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]

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]