RMB Select Predictions!

So I got with a few of our lads and we decided to make our predictions for the season! I have to apologise to everyone for not getting these up sooner, but they are here at last!

Please join in with us and post your predictions for the season – I’ll give you guys a week or so to get them in but you’ll have an advantage over us as we did these before the season started and the transfer window closed. Continue reading “RMB Select Predictions!”

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My Blue Heaven!

With a possible new trophy in the making here it is, a brief guide to my pre-Abramovich Chelsea cup finals. I’m focusing on the pre-Abramovic era as many of the RMB crowd  like a story from the good old days when we were shit. Well, it wasn’t all bad, even if there were some low points for us at the Bridge. Continue reading “My Blue Heaven!”

65 games done, 4 to go (Season Review Part 1)

Sixty nine games. Since the reformation of the English game in 1992, no other English team has played as many games in a single season as we have this year. That’s what happens when you reach two domestic semi finals and two finals in the same year. Not bad for a transitional or rebuilding year with a manager sacking part way through and the hiring of another manager that almost all of the fans can’t stand.

Let’s look at this season as it comes to a close, and in this part, break it down into three sections: Continue reading “65 games done, 4 to go (Season Review Part 1)”

Forget Willian, Henrikh Mkhitaryan is the Real King of Donetsk

Tomorrow Chelsea meet Shakhtar Donetsk for the first time in their history and not many Chelsea supporters are familiar with the Ukrainian club. Chelsea and Shakhtar were in the headlines all summer with Chelsea presumably interested in talented Brazilian winger Willian. However, it’s not Willian that Chelsea supporters should keep their eye on.

Meet Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the so-called “Armenian Messi.” Mkhitaryan is not a household name yet, but Armenian supporters have been keeping an eye on this budding talent since he made his senior squad debut against Panama at the age of 17. Mkhitaryan was raised by Armenia’s FC Pyunik before making a transition to the Ukraine to play for FC Metalurh Donetsk. Continue reading “Forget Willian, Henrikh Mkhitaryan is the Real King of Donetsk”

As the transfer window closes, what does it mean for us?

I’ve been looking at the movers and shakers for Chelsea this year and what it could herald for the season. We’ll see who’s moved on, who’s arrived and what that means for the team as a whole. I’ll even round it off with some predictions!

Continue reading “As the transfer window closes, what does it mean for us?”

Breakdown of Group E

Shakhtar Donetsk

Previous Finish: Last in group stages (2011/12)

Strengths: Shakhtar are a pain for any team to play in the Ukraine. They have only lost a total of four games at Donbass Arena since it opened in 2009. They only lost one game in the Ukraine League last season and have won all seven of their games to open this season by an average margin of over three goals. Continue reading “Breakdown of Group E”