Blue Nostalgia – Part II

Amidst all the fanfare, it was still insisted by the Chelsea top-brass that a top-four finish was the club’s main priority. And whatever little hope that was left for achieving that, was…

Blue Nostalgia – Part I

‘An ageing squad’, they were being branded by the media and pundits alike for the past two seasons. With an average age of 29 yrs for the starting 11, it would have…

Player Profile : Jordi Alba

Name : Jordi Alba Ramos Position : Full-back/Left Winger Age : 23 Height : 1.70m (5′ 7”) Hails From : L’ Hospitalet, Catalunya, Spain.       If you saw any match…

Chelsea’s Pre-Season

Played 5, Won 1, Drawn 1, Lost 3 – This statistic has angered/disappointed many Chelsea fans. This is not what you expect from current European Champions. Chelsea’s pre-season form shows just how…

Fabio Aurelio and the Two Free Kicks

The 32 year old  Fabio Aurelio (born in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 24th September, 1979) who can play either Left Back or even as a left winger, was offered a 6 year contract…

Player Profile : Ryo Miyaichi

Name: Ryo Miyaichi Position: Striker – Left Winger Age: 19 years old (14.12.1992) Height: 6 ft (1.83 m) Nationality: Japanese     Ryo Miyaichi signed for Arsenal in the January of 2011…

The Giggs-Bosom Analysis

  Disclaimer:  This author by no means wishes to offend, intimidate, humiliate, anger, infuriate or agitate anyone through his opinions expressed throughout this article, especially keeping in mind members of the female…

Hazard Vs Hazard

‘Chelsea issue a new Hazard warning‘ , ‘The Blues sign up Eden’s little brother‘, ‘Double Hazard at Chelsea‘ , ‘Even better than Eden‘ were the news headlines when Chelsea agreed upon a…

Trade Secrets

“We have submitted a bid for Robin Van Persie.” Perhaps not in so many words, but this was the gist of what Sir Alex Ferguson told a covey of Fleet Street hell-hounds.…

Player Profile : Fabio Borini

Name: Fabio Borini Position: Center Forward, Attacking Midfielder (Left, Right) Age: 21 years old (29-03-1991) Height: 5’10” Weight: 73kg Nationality: Italy Borini recently signed for Liverpool  for a fee of £10m, and speculation…

The PSG Storm

The winners of French Ligue 1 next year will be PSG. If you tell me that with supreme confidence, I would not be amazed at all. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, one of the many…

The Gentlemen’s Game

Although we have named our website ‘Football Paradise’ (FP for purposes of informal chat), we, more than anyone else in the biz, are fully aware that the world of football is no…

Football : A paradigm shift

Playing football is part of my daily routine. Five-on-five, three-on-three, and on really good days, seven-on-seven, we can do with any number as long as we play. Since our make-shift ground is…

That’s just Essien!

“Lampard lays it off for Essiennnn…What a scorcher…unbelievable! This should win a game.” followed by the huge uproar from the Chelsea fans… It’s been a long time since that has happened. I…

The Cushiest Job in the World

You get to wear a natty suit. You get to appear on the telly. You get to tear into your rivals on a public forum. You get to refer to Sir Alex…

If you are a Gooner…

If you are a Gooner, and don’t live in a remote part of the world where you aren’t surrounded by thousands of football fanatics, you most certainly have a best friend, a…

Devilish Outlook

The Red Devils have kicked off their pre-season campaign in South Africa. There’s an interesting stat connected to our pre-season tours in SA – we’ve gone there three times in the past…

The Importance of being English

      He was walking down a lonely road, when suddenly, there jumped out in front of him, not one, but two old Scottish men with greyish-white hair. One of them…

Right Back Dilemma

 What a brilliant transfer window we Chelsea fans are enjoying ! We have made some exciting young signings in the form of Marko Marin and Eden Hazard. Latest reports also suggest that…

Modern footballer 1 – 0 Club

A lot has been said about loyalty of players towards their club. A lot has been pondered upon about the power of the agents in a player’s decision over staying at a…