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Graham MacAree

  • joined Feb 12, 2008
  • last login Aug 27, 2014
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A man of many hats. Including the SB Nation lead soccer person hat. They're metaphorical hats, sometimes.

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User Blog

On the William Carvalho rumours

67

A) they're interesting and B) they're probably nothing.

Breaking down Schurrle's goal vs. Burnley

82

25 passes. Nearly a full minute of possession. A perfect assist and a perfect finish. Andre Schurrle's winner against Burnley was a spectacular look into Chelsea's attacking threat this season --...

Schurrle dismisses transfer talk

85

"I am very happy at Chelsea. This is where I want to play, where I want to play for the fans. There is nothing more to say," Andre Schurrle told Get West London.

Chelsea cruise at Turf Moor

206

An early Burnley goal proved no problem at all, the Blues finding an extra gear or two to breeze past their hosts 3-1 in the opening game of the season.

Official: Marin heads out on loan

31

Marko Marin will spend the 2014/15 season with Fiorentina.

Reds edge Saints for hard-fought win

Daniel Sturridge rescued Liverpool at Anfield after some dogged resistance by Southampton, giving the Reds a 2-1 win with a 79th-minute goal.

McEachran confirms Eredivisie move

16

Josh McEachran is almost certainly going to be spending the season at Vitesse Arnhem. Good luck!

Swansea upset United at Old Trafford

Goals from Ki Sung-Yeung and Gylfi Sigurdsson gave Swansea a surprise 2-1 win at Manchester United to kick off the season.

Moses linked to Stoke City loan

46

Despite Jose Mourinho saying the Victor Moses might stick with the first team squad, there are now some fairly heavy rumours linking him with a move to the Britannia.

Mourinho admits goalkeeping challenges

55

Time to dust off that man-management manual, Jose!

Chelsea shake up their squad numbers again

135

Oscar gets #8, allowing Didier Drogba to get his old #11. Poor Mohamed Salah must be seething.

Mourinho: Moses could make squad

171

Being homegrown is Very Important. Important enough, perhaps, to get Victor Moses a place in the Chelsea first team.

Officially official: Atsu loaned to Everton

48

Christian Atsu will spend the season on loan at Goodison Park. Hopefully he gets plenty of playing time!

Everton confirm Atsu loan interest

37

We're inching slowly towards the inevitable with Christian Atsu and Everton.

Mourinho flatly denies Benatia rumours

136

Have Chelsea made an official bid for Roma centre back Medhi Benatia? No, probably not.

Drogba could be back in action by Monday

50

So much for the rumours about long-term injuries, eh?

Takeaways from a mostly meaningless friendly

Arsenal beat Manchester City in a friendly that wore a particularly fancy hat. Here's what we learned.

Chelsea 2-1 Istanbul, initial reaction

137

Chelsea managed to play two games in 90 minutes against first Fenerbahce then Besiktas, but they only won one of those games ...

Chelsea vs. Besiktas/Fenerbahce: Game thread

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Two teams in one day? Two teams in one day! Pre-season is the silliest time of year.

Atsu agrees Everton loan - report

120

Apparently the recall clause stumbling block didn't keep Chelsea and Everton apart for long regarding Christian Atsu ...

Petr Cech laughs at your statistical tomfoolery

60

Or: Sky Sports are bad at statistics.

Surprise! We're not signing John Stones

49

Everton have announced that supposed Chelsea target John Stones has signed a new five-year deal. Chelsea definitely weren't just being used as leverage by his agents in securing that deal. Nope.

Howard Webb retires

Leading Premier League referee Howard Webb has retired, moving on to a training and management role with PGMOL. And despite nobody wanting Howard Webb to be a big deal, he's one regardless.

Omeruo loaned to Middlesbrough

52

The least surprising loan in history has finally been confirmed.

Hilario rides off into the night

48

Farewell, sweet prince.

Mourinho miffed at pre-season refereeing

27

It's pre-season for the manager too, ok?

Official: Romeu leaves on loan

118

Chelsea have pulled off a surprise, sending midfielder Oriol Romeu to Stuttgart for a season.

Serie A owner drives fighter plane through city

Threatening to 'bomb the league' carries more force when you're in the cockpit of a MIG fighter jet, as Atalanta owner Antonio Percassi will attest.

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