Author Archives: David Brown

David Brown is a student of Southampton University, studying French and Spanish, with a desire to pursue a career in Sports Journalism. David is a passionate Chelsea fan, who has been going to at least 15 games a season for the last 10 years, and will be keen to tell you that he was there before the Abramovich revolution began. David also plays a lot of football himself, having played at semi-professional level for his home team Aylesbury FC, before then representing the Southampton University football team. Often heard in deep discussion about the latest football gossip David always has the beautiful game on his mind, taking a particular interest in the growth of the French leagues alongside the latest topics of discussion in the English Premier League. @DaveBrown93

Yaya Sanogo finally delivers for Arsenal

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For the past year or so Yaya Sanogo has simply been the punch line of many Arsenal related jokes, but last night the young French striker finally took his chance to endear himself to the Arsenal fans, putting an end to a miserable couple of weeks for Arsene Wenger’s side. With Arsenal only needing a point to ensure qualification, and ... Read More »

Why Barkley and Chamberlain must play a role in Brazil

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There were a lot of positives to take from England’s friendly last night, which saw Roy Hodgson experiment with his young England squad, giving his players the opportunity to stake a claim for a place in the elusive starting eleven against Italy on June 14th. Ross Barkley and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in particular stood out, and it would have been a ... Read More »

Mourinho : Tactical genius or 19th century football?

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A 2-0 victory away at Liverpool was a fine way to end a fantastic week for Chelsea football club, as Jose Mourinho masterminded yet another crucial victory in this dramatic season. It seemed that Mourinho got exactly the result he was after in Madrid last Tuesday, and he topped this off with an invaluable victory against the Premier League favourites, ... Read More »

Preview: Arsenal vs Bayern Munich

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It was the second tie to be drawn out of the hat, and since December 16th football fans across Europe have been eagerly anticipating what is set to be a mouth-watering fixture. A repeat of last year’s draw saw Arsenal again pitted with Bayern Munich, the current Champions of Europe, and it seems they paid the price for failing to ... Read More »

French title race heats up early on

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At the start of the season it was widely believed that this would be the most exciting year that Ligue 1 has seen for a while, with the newly found wealth of both Paris Saint Germain and Monaco set to take the league by a storm. The summer saw them both attracting some of Europe’s hottest properties, and 12 games ... Read More »

Not such a ‘special’ start to the season for Mourinho

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Jose Mourinho’s return to Stamford Bridge hasn’t gone quite according to plan, and with Chelsea failing to win any of their last 4 games, the critics are beginning to wonder whether perhaps he isn’t so “special” anymore. The 2-1 defeat at home to FC Basel last night came as a huge shock, following on from a disappointing 1-0 loss at ... Read More »

Win in Belarus glosses over France’s woes

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Despite a 4-2 away win in Belarus last night, Les Bleus made history for all the wrong reasons when they went in 1-0 down at half time, making it 526 minutes without scoring a goal, breaking a national record which had previously stood since 1925. France came from behind twice in the second half however, through a brace from Frank ... Read More »

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