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Backbiter last won the day on February 16 2015

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    That Sterling Incident

    Taken from The Sun: https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/7950209/chelsea-colin-wing-abuse-raheem-sterling-black-man/ But placed below a feature on the guy commenting on the Paris incident, with strong implication that he must be a racist because of what he said back then. I would have thought with an expert like that there's no way he could be convicted in court of racial abuse (or even charged, given the difficulty of getting a conviction). Other than in an FA kangaroo court. But I don't think the FA get to try fans.
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    That Sterling Incident

    Can you clarify if you are referring to the Sterling incident or the JT-Ferdinand case? Because the parallels are uncanny.
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    That Sterling Incident

    Martin Samuel in the Mail is reporting that Sterling has told the police he was racially abused. Haven't seen that anywhere else.
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    Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2018/2019

    Too close to call. Impossible for the assistant to be certain, so onside was the correct call.
  5. Well, looks like some guy has saved me the trouble of retelling the story of the Moscow penalty shootout as told in the book Soccernomics: https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/a-closer-look-at-the-2008-champions-league-final-penalty-shoot-out/2 Looks like the footage of the whole shootout is no longer up on YT. This only shows the first 8 pens:
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    Thibaut Courtois

  7. Interesting stat I learned this week- not only were we the first London club to win the CL, we were the first team from any of the biggest seven cities in Europe: Istanbul, Paris, London, Moscow, St Petersburg, Berlin, Athens. It was in the book Soccernomics, which I am half-way through. Has a very interesting story about the Moscow CL which I'll post another time.
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    Welcome Ross Barkley

    You can take the Scouser out of Liverpool....
  9. Always good to see Demba Ba's name. Brings back some very happy memories
  10. Just saw this list: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/premier-league/ranked-the-15-most-efficient-goalscorers-in-premier-league-history/ss-BBPSBxF?ocid=spartanntp_edu#image=16 All the usual suspects (Henry, Aguero, Shearer, Kane etc), but very surprised to see three Chelsea strikers in the top 15. I doubt anyone would have guessed which three.
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    Chelsea v Derby County August 1983.

    Nothing from that game has ever been shown.
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    Forgotten Players That Scored Great Goals

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    Tribute to Ken Shellito

    Just seen this report posted online. Well worth a read: http://www.theborneopost.com/2018/11/09/shellito-true-to-chelsea-roots-as-he-passes-away-in-sabah/
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    Didier Drogba - Happy Retirement To The King

    Sadly, it did matter who was reffing, though. Yes, that was an incredible spine, but Maka was very much part of it for a few years. Drogba was a total legend. Yes, he was a bit of a slow starter, and had a petulant, almost childish streak, but he was a true phenomenon, one of the best centre forwards I've ever seen. His contribution to our success was massive.
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    Tribute to Ken Shellito

    Sad news. His playing career ended before I started watching Chelsea but I know how highly rated he was. The club clearly thought so much of him they kept him on as a coach and chose him to replace Eddie Mac when he suddenly resigned in 77.