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Is Antonio Conte’s tenure as Chelsea manager coming to a close?

When Antonio Conte was named Chelsea’s manager in 2016, expectations were high that he could mirror his successes as manager of the Italy national football team. The end of his first season as manager of the club saw the Blues hoisting the English Premier League trophy, quite a jump from their 10th place finish the season before. Even Chelsea’s demanding owner, Roman Abramovich,...
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February 03, 2018  |  Discuss

Sports & Politics Intersect: Super Bowl shines a light on NFL's outsized problems

Front Five: The top stories that shaped both sports & politics this week “Uh, he will never play football. No, no. [...] I mean, yeah, it's kind of like that thing where my main objective is that he become a great person. And if he wants to get into the arts or sports, then yeah, I would fully support that.” - Super Bowl XXXVIII and Super Bowl LII haltime performer Justin TimberlakeWith...
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February 02, 2018  |  Discuss

Sports & Politics Intersect: Is Jerry out of his league?

Front Five: The top stories that shaped both sports & politics this week "I'm gonna come after you with everything I have." - Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys ownerIn this week's episode of the ongoing soap opera that is the NFL, it's Jerry Jones versus the whole world.Last week, Jerry Jones threatened to sue the NFL and his fellow owners over a contract extension for commissioner...
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November 17, 2017  |  Discuss

Five Premier League managers on the hot seat already

We’re only three matches into the Premier League season, but it’s not too early for managers’ jobs to be on the line. Some teams have started out strong this season, while others are struggling. Manchester United couldn’t be off to a better start. The likes of West Ham and others have their work cut out for them.Here’s a look at five Premier League managers who are already on the...
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September 05, 2017  |  Discuss

Can anyone stop Chelsea from winning EPL title?

At the onset of the current English Premier League season, oddsmakers were a lot more cautious than they were in the prior EPL season.  Leicester City opened at 5000-1 odds in 2015 to take the top spot in 2016, ultimately shocking most of the football community and causing financial distress to the European bookmakers when they did just that.  This season, Leicester opened at 33...
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February 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Romelu Lukaku looks to prove Jose Mourinho wrong at Everton

Action Images When the summer transfer window closed at the start of the season, Jose Mourinho claimed he was happy with his core of strikers.  Having refused to sell the out of favor Demba Ba to rivals Arsenal, Mourinho allowed the deadline-day loan of 20 year-old striker, Romelu Lukaku, to Everton.  Many critics and fans questioned the loan move, believing that the Belgian international...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Chelsea managers under owner Roman Abramovich

A look at the eight Chelsea managers that have served under Russian owner Roman Abramovich: --- Claudio Ranieri Ranieri was the first manager to be fired by Abramovich. The Italian, who became known as the ''Tinkerman'' because of his tendency to fiddle with his team, was hired in September 2000 by previous Chelsea owner Ken Bates. He was fired in May 2004 despite guiding Chelsea...
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November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

It's not easy to satisfy Chelsea owner Abramovich

With seemingly limitless amounts of money and an insatiable desire for winning titles, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has the makings of being one of the best bosses in football. A small slip-up here or a tiny miscue there, however, and you better start looking for a new job. Roberto Di Matteo became the latest Chelsea coach to get the ax on Wednesday, fired only hours after the...
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November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Di Matteo plays down Abramovich visit

Roberto Di Matteo has shrugged off the implications of Roman Abramovich's latest visit to Chelsea 's training ground, insisting he was more than happy to see the Russian there. Blues boss Di Matteo confirmed Abramovich was at the club's Cobham headquarters Thursday amid reports he had questioned players and coaching staff following Wednesday night's 2-2 Champions League draw with...
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September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Heynckes to Abramovich: Keep Di Matteo

APNewsNow. With AP Photos. NESHA STARCEVIC AP Sports Writer Bayern Munich coach Jupp Heynckes has a message for Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich: Keep Roberto Di Matteo no matter how Saturday's Champions League final between them ends. Heynckes says Di Matteo has made a ''good impression'' on him and ''I'd tell Abramovich to stick with him.'' Di Matteo has only temporary status as...
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May 18, 2012  |  Discuss

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