58 posts tagged Chelsea
58 posts tagged Chelsea
Rog and Michael examine David Moyes’ incessant suffering, Chelsea’s loin girding, and Juan Mata’s move. The National’s Aaron Dessner guests.
Listen to this podcast here.
Mourinho sends Chelsea Kremlinologists into tizzy as he signals his intentions about “Lamps.”
Courtesy GFOP Eric Soderstrom, to aid Michael’s quest to one day be able to compress a golf ball Gareth Bale style. #8forLampard
A Russian Man in New York via GFOP @andrewford22
Old-school fan violence reared its ugly head this weekend, from the hallowed terraces of Wembley to the streets of Newcastle upon Tyne. Even hardened criminals from the depths of Her Majesty’s Prison Service were in disbelief over the audacity of one horse-punching Magpie supporter.
Somewhere amid this nonsense, football was played, and in this week’s suboptimal podcast the Men in Blazers consider it all — from the Chelsea–Man City FA Cup semifinal to Everton’s continued late-season form, courtesy of a win against relegation-threatened QPR that sent Harry Redknapp into his ritual comical rage. Now, with just a month left in this Premier League season, Michael and Roger handicap the race for Arsene Wenger’s coveted “fourth-place trophy.”
The creativity of our GFOPs continues to astound. From the hundreds of entries we received for the Great Becker, Man Hair Swap, we’ve undertaken the impossible task of selecting our 10 favorites. But in the end there can be only one winner. And while we received dozens of Downton Abbey / Kyle Beckerman mashups, GFOP Chris Campbell’s Mista Ca’Son is a treasure to behold. The discerning eye will even notice the blazer patch. We’re indebted to Real Salt Lake for providing the signed prizes - a ping pong paddle, comb, and RSL jersey.
From GFOP @phirrup via 101 Great Goals: The front cover of Frank Lampard’s new children book, “Frankie’s Magic Football.”
Subbuteo launches limited edition Hazard figure.
Via GFOP @black_bile
GFOP Michael Tobin sent us this tragic Christmas story. Pray for him…
I began following the Premier League last year and finally declared my loyalty to Everton early this season. To consecrate this union of fan and club I suggested to my fiancee that a Leighton Baines Everton jersey would be an excellent gift idea this holiday season. To assist her in this endeavor, I forwarded along a link to a perfectly “legitimate” Chinese website providing such wares. I believe the Chinese to be hard-working, industrious people with a keen eye for quality and detail at a reasonable price, but mainly I am just cheap. To my delight she ordered me a jersey, which arrived a few days after the holiday. I tore the package open with unabashed giddiness, but my mood would soon be downgraded to perplexed repulsion when I laid my eyes upon the contents. My Chinese friends had manufactured what can only be described as a heinous and revolting spawn resulting from an unholy mating of both of your EPL allegiances.
Terry wrote: “I save all my captain’s armbands from every game I play in. This is a small collection.”