Jack Goodson

  • joined Apr 12, 2011
  • last login Aug 29, 2014
  • posts 1807
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Poet, geologist, eternal slayer of dope beats.

A Fan Of...

  • NCAAB Richmond Spiders
  • Boxing Roy Jones Jr., Juan Manuel Marquez
  • Soccer Chelsea Football Club
  • Tennis Rafael Nadal, Andre Agassi, Goran Ivanisević
  • FIFA Team America
  • EPL Chelsea Football Club
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Preseason preview: Chelsea v. PSG


West Coast. East Coast. Chelsea make the move from Seattle to the Apple for the second match of their preseason tour of the United States. Some wealthy Parisians await. This should be pretty good...

Seattle 2-4 Chelsea: some thoughts, some feelings


Chelsea opened their preseason tour of the United States last night with a 4-2 win over Sounders FC in the Emerald City. It was, for the most part, a nice run-out for the squad - new additions,...

Rant Box: Seattle Sounders v. Chelsea


Chelsea have come to America. Hallelujah. Eden. He's a prince. The preseason kicks off tonight in Washington state. Thanks the heavens for that. We'll be back around with lineups and the like a...

Report suggests Oscar is undergoing a medical


This is pretty straightforward. Via Globo Esporte: Oscar barely arrived in London and went straight to the home of Chelsea. Still at Heathrow, the player was released by the Brazilian team to...

Will he? Won't he? Oscar 'deal done'


Sky Sports News understands Chelsea have agreed a £25million deal in principle to sign Brazil international Oscar. You understand, eh? What's the deal, son? With Chelsea, there is never not a...

A dormant site is a rubbish site - we apologize


You may be wondering why The CO has been largely comatose for nearly two months. It's a good question. A lot of it could be traced to lethargy. Both Devin and I work full time; we also have lives...

Video: John Terry, not guilty - a CO interpretation


Our sabbatical has been lengthy. And thorough. But we had to return today to comment (briefly) on the fact that John Terry was cleared of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand in a no-blame verdict. NOT...

Photo of the Day: Drogba's last message


Didier Drogba left us some time ago. The thought of this continues to traumatize. Some, like me, have wonderered how the man spent his last moments at the club. Well, we amazingly have some answers...

2011-12, in review: And the readers' goal of the season is ...


This is, well, no surprise. Goal of the season, as expected, was never really going to be a difficult decision for our readers. Ramires' absurd chip from out of nothing at the Camp Nou, just as...

2011-12, in review: And the readers’ match of the season is …


What a difficult decision this must have been for you, the readers. This truly was a season brimmed with unforgettable matches, some historic, some not so much. There were in fact so many...

2011-12, in review: Signing of the season (poll)


Fresh faces. Some complete with appalling hair. We continue our look back at the season that was with Day 3 of our reader polling. In this space, we look to establish which of the new guys proved...

2011-12, in review: Goal of the season


I said it last year. Why not say it again? Cue the screamers. Damn, William Our review of the season continues. Today, the second day of poll week, we feast on some rather scrumptious fare  - the...

It's official: Drogba moves to Shenhua


He's finally gone. I'm going to have a cry now. This saddens me I don't know if you, like me, continued to hold onto some semblance of hope that Didier Drogba would ink a short-term deal with...

A bid for Victor Moses rejected, what next?


Rumors linking Victor Moses with Chelsea had been bubbling for close to a month. It was an intriguing but unsubstantiated claim. However, thanks to Wigan chairman Dave Whelan, we now know that the...

2011-12, in review: Best match (poll)


The season hath ended. About a month ago. Apologies for the lack of activity around this space, but both Devin and I have been in the midst of a recharge following a season in which the sanity of...

Di Matteo takes over on two-year contract


We knew it was only a matter of time before Roberto Di Matteo was made permanent manager. Well, the club has made that move official today. And, you know, Di Matteo received a two-year deal after...

Di Matteo to get the job, says basically everyone


It appears the club has finally decided on a manager for next season. That man is none other than Roberto Di Matteo. Please join me in saying: Well done, Roman. Welcome back I believe it was The...

Poll: What 'problem' area should Chelsea address now?


Admit it, Chelsea have done some excellent business this summer. The fact that most of said business was done prior to the European Championships is that more impressive. But still, there are those...

Video: Lille pays tribute to Hazard


Eden's former club gives the young man a visual send-off. Respect.

Report: Signing of Heat fan Hazard to be announced Sunday?


Eden Hazard is doing the damn thing in England at the moment. You know, the kid's prepping for an international friendly at Wembley, repping the Miami Heat whenever possible, mean mugging in photos...

Video: Flo scores a beauty for Les Blues


So, Flo Malouda reached back a couple of years for this stunner against Serbia on Wednesday. Good on him. It's not changing my mind, though. Pack your bags, playa.

Have we bagged a Hulk yet?


No. But a slew of rags suggested yesterday that we've agreed a fee with FC Porto for the chiseled Brazilian. It's only a matter of time then, right? Moving in. The Guardian was the first to tell...

Video: Torres nets against South Korea


Not a bad effort this. Go on then, Nando.

Hazard signing for 'champion's league winner'


It appears this protracted saga, as annoying as it has been, is finally over. Eden Hazard says, via his official Twitter page, that he's signing for Chelsea. Nothing's official yet, but I guess we...

Cech re-ups, makes all of us happy in the process


Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce that our Champions League-winning goalkeeper Petr Cech has signed a new four-year contract. That right there, that's fantastic news. It started as a...

Poll: Hulk or Hazard, who do you prefer?


Lot of talk these days linking Chelsea with some world class footballing talent. Not exactly a surprising development is it? Nevertheless, a host of names have been sprinkled about in the rags -...

Bosingwa, Kalou exiting; new deal on for Lampard


Some interesting tidbits have been leaking over the last two days following a silky, under-the-radar Ron Gourlay press conference that went down on Wednesday. We now know that Fernando Torres is...

Video: Drogba the Olympic torchbearer


I'm back from an extended vacation. And, you know, I just can't get enough Didier Drogba at the moment. Here we have the striker, leaving Chelsea when his contract expires at the end of June,...

Bayern Munich 1-1 Chelsea (Chelsea win 4-3 on PKs): Did that really just happen?


For the record, Devin wrote this piece. He was having trouble posting it so I did it for him on the run. Also, apologies for nixing the score originally. That was a typo as I was in a real hurry...

UCL Final Rant Box: Bayern Munich v. Chelsea


It's nearly time. The goosebumps, yeah they've arrived. Take it. You may be wondering what's with today's photo selection? I know, I'm usually pulling out film-based artifacts (screencaps and the...

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