Confessions of a Disloyal Almanacker

Peter Fuller returns to the Almanac’s pages by sharing a contemplation of this year’s ups and (mostly) downs, especially for Carlton fans. But amid the clouds there are also silver linings. (Welcome back, Peter – Eds.)

Sunderland, Carlton and the drive to succeed

Pete Fuller has a keen eye. Here he asks whether the fortunes of two of his teams invite us to contemplate what generates success in contemporary top-level sport.

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]