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Chelsea Captain John Terry Racially Abused Ferdinand

Chelsea captain John Terry appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court where his racial abuse case started. The former England skipper was accused of racially abusing QPR defender Anton Ferdinand in a match on October 23rd, 2011. Terry and Ferdinand got into a heated argument and words were exchanged, during this argument Ferdinand allegedly taunted Terry about his affair with the Chelsea captain’s former teammate Wayne Bridges wife in which the skipper responded by racially abusing Ferdinand.

The prosecution was opened by David Penny who said: “The Crown alleges that the words he used demonstrated hostility based on Mr Ferdinand’s membership or presumed membership of a racial group.”

“The Crown alleges that the defendant, most probably in response to physical gestures being made by Mr Ferdinand which the defendant understood to refer to the well-publicised allegation of an extra-marital affair with a team-mate’s wife, shouted at Mr Ferdinand.”

During the case the Chelsea skipper was shown video footage of his alleged racial abuse of Anton Ferdinand. This case is expected by some fans to be a long one where the Chelsea captain could wrongly walk away with just a slap on the wrist even though he deserves more than that. Racism is something that FIFA has been fighting to get rid of from football and behavior like this by the former England captain is highly unacceptable.

“The Crown’s case is that the words were abusive and insulting in a straightforward sense and they were uttered by the defendant in response to goading by Mr Ferdinand on the issue of his extra-marital affair, rather than by way of exaggerated and instant querying of a perceived false allegation.”

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Blues Book Their Ticket To Munich

Chelsea are through to the UEFA Champions League Final for a second time in three season. The Blues surprised football spectators just under a week ago when they won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge with Didier Drogba scoring the goal. It was a good defensive performance by the Londoners who also had the help of some very poor finishing from Barca most notably Cesc Fabregas.

The road to Munich was still a long way away from Roberto Di Matteo and his men as they had to go to Camp Nou and try to hold off Barca once again. Many had already written Chelsea off by saying they will be overwhelmed by the Catalans on their huge pitch. Some went as far as saying that Chelsea will have to deploy a 11-0-0 formation in order to secure passage through to Munich.

The match started off as expected with Barca dominating the possession and pushing their counterparts back. Things were made tougher when Gary Cahill had to leave the field injured with twelve minutes on the clock and replaced by Jose Bosingwa.

Barca fans and players were probably licking their lips seeing Jose Bosingwa replacing Cahill, when it comes to going forward the Portuguese is strong but defensively he is poor which was a worrying sign seeing the Blues had to defend.

The Catalans took the lead in the 35 minute through Sergio Busquets, things got troubling for the Blues as captain John Terry was sent off for kneeing Alexis Sanchez in the leg in and off the ball incident. Now with a man advantage Barca capitalized on Terry’s dismissal and extended their lead six minutes later from Andres Iniesta. Continue reading Blues Book Their Ticket To Munich

Capello Resigns

Fabio Capello has stepped down as manager of England months ahead of the kick off of Euro 2012. The former England manager have been heavily criticized for his tactics and the players he selected for the team. Capellos’ resignation came after a meeting with the FA chairman David Bernstein and general secretary Alex Horne at Wembley Stadium.

Recently the former Three Lion boss spoke out of the FA decision to strip defender John Terry of the captain of England due to his ongoing racial abuse case that is pending with QPR’s Anton Ferdinand.

There were shouts of harry Redknapp taking over for when Capello resigns after the Euro’s but with the England post now vacant those shouts will be heard even more and will be much louder, the Italians resignation mioght be welcoming news to some England fans but this is not welcoming news to Spurs fans though.

Sepp Blatter Continues To Be An Embarrassment To Football

During his time as FIFA president his choice of words have been far from impressive and his latest statement does nothing but adds to his list of ridiculous comments. Recently racism has taken center stage in football with Luis Suarez and John Terry both being accused of racial abuse.

Both situations have been dragging along for a few weeks and Mr. Blatter made matters worse. In a recent interview he was asked if there is any racism on the pitch, he responded by saying:

“I would deny it. There is no racism, there is maybe one of the players towards another, he has a word or a gesture which is not the correct one. Continue reading Sepp Blatter Continues To Be An Embarrassment To Football

Slipping Beauty

Viva John Terry, viva John Terry, you could have won the game, but you slipped up again, Viva John Terry!

The England and Chelsea skipper has made slipping a form of art!

Princess Aurora had a curse placed on here by the evil fairy Maleficent which can only be broken by the kiss of a prince. The princess was sent into hiding to avoid being harmed but and was protected by fairies Flora, Fauna and Merryweather. However the princess still fell under the evil spell by Maleficent.

In football there is a similar tragedy which involves the captain of England & Chelsea, John Terry.

In the 2008 Champions League Final which was held in Moscow the Prince of Chelsea stepped up to take his team 5th penalty kick which would’ve given them their first ever UEFA Champions League trophy but the skipper slipped upon taking the spot kick and missed it. Continue reading Slipping Beauty

Racism In Football

The beautiful game of football is tainted with racism.
Racism has no place in football!

It’s hard enough to deal with the diving and dirty play that exists in football, when races gets involved it makes matters even worse. A few leagues that struggle with players being racially abused by opposing fans and sometimes their own fans are Spain’s La Liga and the Italian Serie A.
Samuel Eto’o who played for FC Barcelona was the target of racism in every stadium he played in during his time in La Liga.

Earlier this year In an eight day span four incidents of racism took place.

  • Roberto Carlos who once played for Real Madrid and Brazil had a banana waved in his face while in Russia.
  • In a Brazil v Scotland friendly which took part at the Emirates Stadium 19 year old Neymar was subject to racial abuse as a banana skin was thrown in his direction.
  • Exodus Geohaghon who is a defender at Port Vale was called the “N” word by fans of his own team.
  • Real Madrid’s Marcelo was called a monkey by fans of Atletico Madrid.

Continue reading Racism In Football

Martin Atkinson Crowded In Controversy

Martin Atkinson in the spotlight for the second time in a Manchester United v Chelsea match!

In a match that had trememdous build up to it the main talking points in the match was about the officiating. Three matches in a row United has been on the receiving end of some poor officiating against Chelsea and each time they have gone on to lose.

Early in the match the first moment of controversy occurred when Nani had a shot heading towards goal stopped by the hand of defender John Terry, the England international clearly leaned into the ball making sure it didn’t go on target but referee Martin Atkinson ignored the shout of handball by the United players and fans.

The biggest moment on controversy came when new signing David Luiz who was already on a yellow card fouled Wayne Rooney off the ball, this happened with Atkinson 5 or 6 yards away and he ignored it. Chelsea then got possession and proceeded down the field where they were rewarded a penalty after Yury Zhirkov tripped over the outstretched foot of United defender Chris Smalling. Frank Lampard converted the penalty to give the defending champions a 2-1 victory.

Martin Atkinson was instrumental in United losing at Stamford Bridge last season when he claimed Darren Fletcher fouled Ashley Cole when the ball was won cleanly, Frank Lampard took the freekick which John Terry headed in with Didier Drogba who was in an offside position trying make sure the ball went into the net. This incident should also be remembered for Drogba’s foul on Wes Brown as the freekick was being taken. 

On the penalty that was given Chelsea defender Ivanovic doesn’t agree with Atkinson decision in awarding the penalty and had this to say:

“I find the penalty for Chelsea very dubious.

“It was too easily adjudged. I have to admit that after seeing it again. I thought it was a penalty when Zhirkov fell but, afterwards, I saw it never was.

“But we were in a similar situation a couple of times this season and no one said anything.”

Some notable things about Martin Atkinson

1. Chelsea’s record when Martin Atkinson is the referee (Matches) P-17 W-16 D-1 L-0     (Goals) F-40 A-3

2. Atkinson has now given Chelsea FIVE penalties and Manchester United NONE and has sent of two United players

Ingerland

England’s World Cup dreams came to a humiliating end in the hands or shall i say on the feet of their bitter rivals Germany. A less than impressive England couldn’t put their poor group stage performances behind them to play in the most anticipated match of the round of 16.  

There was a tremendous amount of pressure on England even before the match started to beat the Germans and most of that pressure came from the media. The moment the whistle blew you could have seen the tenseness in the England players. Germany started off bright and that was just an indication to what the entire game was going to be like.

The Germans went on to win the game 4-1 with some controversy involved when Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard scored a chip shot but the goal wasn’t given even though the ball was clearly 2 yards over the line. If the Lampard goal was counted the game could’ve been different, i am not one for excuses but i am sure many will agree with me.

I’m not surprised with England’s exit from the World Cup after the poor displays they had in the group stages. England have some serious problems and Germany exposed them. In order for the team to be successful they need two good wing backs and a defensive midfielder, i have no idea why Fabio Capello never gave Michael Carrick a chance.

In the game against Germany Steven Gerrard was consistent in making poor passes and it was real annoying to look at. I’m wondering if England can make a deal with FIFA to allow Didier Drogba to play for both England & Ivory Coast at the same time. I’m sure that would be a good move seeing how Gerrard found Didier Drogba with a lovely pass a few months ago in the English Premier League. Gerrard seems better at passing to the opposing team players than his own teammates which is very much confusing.

One of the biggest failures was Gareth Barry and he was awful and was at fault for two of the goals in the match against Germany. All the blame should not be put solely on him though some should be rightfully handed to former skipper John Terry. A player with plenty of experience failed to take control of his defense and was terribly out of place for the opening goal. The defense of England was all over the place against Germany.


Ashley Cole and Glen Johnson need to play with more discipline as well, none of them were around on the fourth Germany goal. They were more focused on going forward than they were on doing their job and that is to defend.

It’s time for England to start rebuilding their team and some of the players who are in this current squad should never put the England jersey on again.