And End to the Affair?

There’s no denying this one happened!

John Terry has decided not to appeal against the FA’s ruling on the Great-Anton-Ferdinand-Blast-o-Rama.

The FA has also fined Ashley Cole £90,000 for his tweet which accused the FA of labeling him a liar, whilst calling them a “#BUNCHOFTWATS.” (I’ll point out here that both Julian Bravo and I predicted this result in our most recent Vodcast.)

JT gave a statement today apologising for the language used and looks to be wanting to put the whole thing behind him. Continue reading “And End to the Affair?”


JT: Retirement and the Kangaroo Court

International retirement is a preemptive FU to the FA

Today John Terry retired from International football. I don’t know what I think about it just yet in regards to whether it is a good or a bad decision on his part, but I don’t think that anyone can really be too shocked by his choice.

The Chelsea captain earned 78 caps and captained the side 32 times. One way or another you can only imagine that John’s international career would have been done and dusted.

Here’s his statement:

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Q&A with The Application: FFP, Moses, McEachran, Yossi and the Transfer Window

The Application does his best to answer all of Sam and Peter’s questions about the FFP rules and the potential squad moves.

Q: Where does Victor Moses fit?

As far as RdM is concerned, he doesn’t have an ideal right winger for his vision. Marko Marin and Ramires aren’t natural right wingers – both prefer to play different positions. Marin didn’t start against Brighton, which shows RdM might have a Kalou role in mind for him whether Chelsea fans like it or not. Don’t forget that KdB was sent to limbo because he refused to adapt to the new role. Continue reading “Q&A with The Application: FFP, Moses, McEachran, Yossi and the Transfer Window”

Irony, Thy Name is Ferdinand

You couldn’t possibly have seen this one coming. For years, Manchester United and English national team defender Rio Ferdinand has dedicated himself to ridding soccer of its ugly and pervasive racism. Recently, he has seen his brother, Queens Park Rangers defender Anton, embroiled in an ugly did-he-or-didn’t-he case involving Chelsea (and England) star John Terry. Terry was ultimately acquitted of racially abusing Ferdinand the Lesser, although he is now being hauled up on charges by the FA, whose authority apparently supersedes that of the Crown. Continue reading “Irony, Thy Name is Ferdinand”