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VIDEO: Robbie Fowler Compares Torres and Vertonghen to ‘Girls!’

The BBC have been criticized for forcing pundit Robbie Fowler to apologise to viewers live on air after comparing Fernando Torres and Jan Vertonghen to girls! Fowler’s comments came in the wake of Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea at White Hart Lane on Saturday in a fiery London derby. In a tightly contested match Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen and Blues striker Fernando Torres were involved in several off-the-ball incidents culminating in Torres being dismissed 10 minutes from time. Torres’ ... Continue Reading →
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UEFA Champions League 2013/2014 Preview

In The Stands’ European expert Rolly Pelovangu looks ahead to another season of the UEFA Champions League. The middle of September usually means one thing for a number of Europe’s biggest clubs. The return of the UEFA Champions League! The fanfare, the now infamous theme song preluding all matches, those wonderfully packed out stadiums coupled with the most watched players on the continent are just some of the archetypal features prevalent in Europe’s elite club competition. And if events of ... Continue Reading →
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Samuel Eto’o Set To Complete Chelsea Move

Chelsea are set to sign Cameroon striker Samuel Eto’o from Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala on a free transfer. Eto’o is in London to sign for the London club and will put pen to paper on a one-year deal worth a reported £7million. The 32-year-old will rejoin his former coach Jose Mourinho for the first time since 2010 when the Portuguese boss guided Inter Milan to a historic treble. He then became the highest-paid player in the world when he moved to Anzhi in 2011 but after Chelsea failed ... Continue Reading →
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Chelsea Prepare A Third Bid For Man U Outcast Wayne Rooney

Chelsea are preparing a third and final bid for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney The Blues have already had two bids for the unsettled forward rejected by United but sensing the need for a top class number 9 to lead his frontline, boss Jose Mourinho is determined to test his Manchester United counterpart’s resolve once again before the transfer window slams shut on 2 September. “You try, because nobody forbids you to try,” the Special One was quoted as saying by the Guardian. “When ... Continue Reading →
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Highlights: Real Madrid 3-1 Chelsea (Ronaldo Kills Mourinho’s Men!)

Cristiano Ronaldo put in a stellar display as his two goals helped Real Madrid to an impressive 3-1 win over Chelsea. The Portuguese superstar curled home a stunning 31st minute freekick before thumping in a bullet-like header in the second half to seal the win in the final of the Guinness International Champions Cup in Miami. He even had time to taunt Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho when, after scoring his superbly taken freekick, cocky Ronaldo turned towards Mourinho and pointed at his chest in a kind ... Continue Reading →
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Hugo Campagnaro Horror Tackle vs John Terry (Inter vs Chelsea)

Chelsea captain John Terry was on the receiving end of a horror tackle by Inter defender Hugo Campagnaro. Apparently Terry’s scream was so loud it could be heard from the stands as Chelsea’s 2-0 friendly win over Inter Milan turned into a kick-a-thon. Some would say Terry deserved it for all his past misdemeanors, but come on, football should not be about brutality nor violence! We are just glad he stayed injury free. Hey stop sniggering in the back there… Tweet Continue Reading →
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‘Forget About Signing Cristiano Ronaldo!’ Mourinho Tells Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has told Manchester United that their efforts to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo are futile. Ronaldo made a triumphant return to English football on Sunday afternoon as he helped Real Madrid crush Championship side Bournemouth 6-0 helping himself to two goals in the process. Despite new Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti insisting that the former World Player of The Year is not for sale, United have not given up in their hopes of bringing the 28-year-old back to Old Trafford. However, speaking ... Continue Reading →
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2013/2014 Full Premier League Fixture List Revealed

The new Premier League fixture list for the upcoming season has been revealed. The Opening Fixtures are as follows: Arsenal v Aston Villa Chelsea v Hull City Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur Liverpool v Stoke City Manchester City v Newcastle United Norwich City v Everton Sunderland v Fulham Swansea City v Manchester United West Bromwich Albion v Southampton West Ham United v Cardiff City The Final Day Fixtures are as follows: Cardiff City v Chelsea Fulham v Crystal Palace Hull City v Everton Liverpool ... Continue Reading →
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Video: Chelsea Unveil New Away Kit 2013/2014

Chelsea have revealed their brand new away strip for the 2013/2014 season. Pretty neat if you ask us. And it is nice to see the club revert back to the old-style white away strip with some fine blue trimmings across the chest. The only question left now is will Fernando Torres amongst others even be there to wear the kit come next season? We shall wait and see! Tweet Continue Reading →
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Chelsea Captain John Terry To Sign For Hull…NOT

Nope it is not true, its just a clever roost to draw you in so that you can read a rather tame article which tells you about nothing. Hey, but do not blame us here at In The Stands. It was The Sun who ran with the headline ‘John Terry wants to sign for Hull’ only to tell stunned readers several lines later that ‘Hull’ is actually a £430,000 yacht the Chelsea captain is staying in whilst on holiday. Apparently he wants to buy it?! A source quoted by the red top paper said: ... Continue Reading →
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Mourinho Leaves La Liga With A Bang; Pellegrini Leaves With A Whimper

Two future Premier League managers played out their last La Liga matches on Saturday night as Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid breezed past Osasuna 4-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu whilst Manuel Pellegrini’s Malaga side were smashed 4-1 by champions Barcelona at the Camp Nou Both managers are set to leave their respective clubs this summer with Real boss Jose Mourinho headed back to Stamford Bridge to take charge of managerless Chelsea, whilst Manuel Pellegrini will leave Malaga to become the ... Continue Reading →
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Ashley Cole’s Career Rap Sheet

England boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed that Ashley Cole will captain the Three Lions against the Republic of Ireland at Wembley for the first time ever. The move comes as somewhat of a surprise to many for a player who has a football rap sheet almost as long as my arm. Make no mistake we at In The Stands respect, value and fully appreciate everything that Cole has done as well as achieved in the game. The Stepney-born star has bagged all that is possible at club level, including the Champions League ... Continue Reading →