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Showing posts from November, 2014

If Messi Went To Arsenal...

There are reports that back in 2003, Arsenal was this close to signing Messi, Pique, and Fabregas all at the same time. It seems that no one really cares to ask way Pique didn’t go through, but Messi is said not to have went partly because Wenger wouldn’t give his parents an apartment.The club only managed to sign Cesc Fabregas, but what if…what if all three of those players left Barcelona and went to Arsenal? That one move could’ve drastically altered football as we know it today. Just imagine with me for a second. Zlatan Ibrahimovich would still be at Barcelona. If Messi weren’t there, Zlatan would’ve undoubtedly received all of Guardiola’s adoring attention. Without having to share the spotlight with Messi, Zlatan would be the unrivaled star of the Barcelona show, and that would make Zlatan very happy. If Zlatan were happy in Camp Nou, he probably would still be there to this day with an outlandish mega million buyout clause that made every other club in the world unable to ta

November is Here, Chelsea Have No Fear

While perusing through social media after Chelsea’s Champions League draw with Maribor, I observed that many Chelsea supporters are going into hysteria over November and December. Apparently, this draw signifies that, for Chelsea’s unbeaten record, the end is near. Although this sounds ludicrous to me, there’s said to be some history of Chelsea slumping around this time of year. With that being said, I’ve only been supporting this club for a few years, and I humbly acknowledge that my Chelsea is limited. To solve this mystery, I decided to do a little research. I constructed table below using fixtures from past seasons. Month/Season 92/93 93/94 94/95 95/96 96/97 97/98 98/99 99/00 00/01 01/02 02/03 03/04 04/05 05/06 06/07 07/08 08/09 09/10 10/11 11/12 12/13 13/14 August 14 16 5 14 2 4 18 3 10 6 7 5