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birminghammail
From Xia to Hemmings: A guide to every Championship club ownerGary Rowett when Blues were on the brink of the Championship play-offs, they ha
birminghammail / Posted 9 hours ago
Gary Rowett when Blues were on the brink of the Championship play-offs, they have presided over the disastrous tenures of Gianfranco Zola and Harry Redknapp. Eventually the money they've put in will surely lift Blues up the table - but first they... Read more
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Goal.com
Didier Drogba, Eden Hazard and Sergio Aguero make Chelsea legend Frank Lampard's list of greatest team-matesto do that. He just needs to add the consistency and the goals of a Messi or a
Goal.com / Posted 11 hours ago
to do that. He just needs to add the consistency and the goals of a Messi or a Ronaldo to be considered in that class."GIANFRANCO ZOLA “He means so much to Chelsea fans. Of all the foreign players who came to the club at the start of the new... Read more
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birminghammail
Trillion Trophy Asia's Birmingham City takeover - one year onhas brought that to an end. Here’s TTA’s first 12 months in numbers.Managers :
birminghammail / Posted 16 hours ago
has brought that to an end. Here’s TTA’s first 12 months in numbers.Managers : 4 Gary Rowett (sacked December 14, 2016) Gianfranco Zola (appointed December 14, 2016 - resigned April 18, 2017) Harry Redknapp (appointed April 19, 2017 - sacked... Read more
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Scotsman
Steve Clarke embarks on a proving mission at Kilmarnockprove he can be a successful boss in his own right (he has served as No 2 to lu
Scotsman / Posted 22 hours ago
prove he can be a successful boss in his own right (he has served as No 2 to luminaries such as Ruud Gullit, Jose Mourinho, Gianfranco Zola and Kenny Dalglish, and alongside Brendan Rodgers when they were youth coaches). His CV suggests he should... Read more
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birminghammail
The story of the rising stars speeding up Blues' revivalare the one thing that we are lacking, but that’s what every team wants. That’s
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are the one thing that we are lacking, but that’s what every team wants. That’s why we bought Che Adams.” August 2016 Gianfranco Zola: “We knew straight away as soon as we came that Che was a player with big potential. The point with him was... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
It took ten years for a Blues manager win their first gamewin their first game - Chris Hughton (1-0 defeat at Derby) Lee Clark (1-1 draw
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 3 days ago
win their first game - Chris Hughton (1-0 defeat at Derby) Lee Clark (1-1 draw v Charlton) Gary Rowett (0-0 draw at Wolves) Gianfranco Zola (2-1 defeat v Brighton) and Harry Redknapp (1-0 defeat at Aston Villa). Cotterill takes his side to Millwall... Read more
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Daily Mail
Former West Brom boss Steve Clarke takes over at Kilmarnockto Jose Mourinho as Chelsea won two English Premier League titles, two League C
Daily Mail / Posted 3 days ago
to Jose Mourinho as Chelsea won two English Premier League titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup. 'After working under Gianfranco Zola at West Ham and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool, Steve moved to West Bromwich Albion. 'During... Read more
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The News and Star
Steve Clarke takes reins at Kilmarnockto Jose Mourinho as Chelsea won two English Premier League titles, two League C
The News and Star / Posted 3 days ago
to Jose Mourinho as Chelsea won two English Premier League titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup. "After working under Gianfranco Zola at West Ham and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool, Steve moved to West Bromwich Albion. "During... Read more
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birminghammail
Analysis: The perfect start; pace; transformations; Dutch masteris the first Birmingham manager in ten years to win his first league game in ch
birminghammail / Posted 3 days ago
is the first Birmingham manager in ten years to win his first league game in charge. Harry Redknapp lost at Villa, Gianfranco Zola lost at home to Brighton, while Gary Rowett drew at Wolves. Lee Clark, started with a League Cup hammering... Read more
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Whitehaven News
Steve Clarke takes reins at Kilmarnockto Jose Mourinho as Chelsea won two English Premier League titles, two League C
Whitehaven News / Posted 3 days ago
to Jose Mourinho as Chelsea won two English Premier League titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup. "After working under Gianfranco Zola at West Ham and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool, Steve moved to West Bromwich Albion. "During... Read more
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West Cumberland Times & Star
Steve Clarke takes reins at Kilmarnockto Jose Mourinho as Chelsea won two English Premier League titles, two League C
West Cumberland Times & Star / Posted 3 days ago
to Jose Mourinho as Chelsea won two English Premier League titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup. "After working under Gianfranco Zola at West Ham and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool, Steve moved to West Bromwich Albion. "During... Read more
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Scotsman
Kilmarnock appoint ex-West Brom boss Steve Clarke as new managerto Jose Mourinho as Chelsea won two English Premier League titles, two League C
Scotsman / Posted 3 days ago
to Jose Mourinho as Chelsea won two English Premier League titles, two League Cups and one FA Cup. “After working under Gianfranco Zola at West Ham and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool, Steve moved to West Bromwich Albion. “During... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
Loyal Chelsea Servant Grabs Managerial Rolethe pair being axed a year ago. Previously, Clarke has been Ruud Gullit`s assi
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 3 days ago
the pair being axed a year ago. Previously, Clarke has been Ruud Gullit`s assistant at Newcastle, whilst also acting as Gianfranco Zola`s assistant at West Ham. As a manager in his own right, Clarke has taken charge of West Bromwich Albion and... Read more
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express
Derby vs Nottingham Forest: Gary Rowett has five-year plan despite constant job fears2017/18 The playing style of Rowett’s team at St Andrew’s was criticised by ow
express / Posted 4 days ago
2017/18 The playing style of Rowett’s team at St Andrew’s was criticised by owners Trillion Trophy Asia, who brought in Gianfranco Zola to adopt a more expansive game. As Rowett settled into three months out of work before Derby appointed him,... Read more
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walesonline
How Cardiff City can break down 'unstable' Birmingham Citywho have the individual quality.Read More It has been a tumultuous year for th
walesonline / Posted 6 days ago
who have the individual quality.Read More It has been a tumultuous year for the Blues. From Rowett to Redknapp via Gianfranco Zola and now to Cotterill. It has caused unrest among the club's supporters, but Brian says Birmingham can still... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
Five players who could benefit from a fresh startwhen he plays, the service to Blues` strikers is better. Coincidence? I think n
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 7 days ago
when he plays, the service to Blues` strikers is better. Coincidence? I think not. David Cotterill was sent out on loan by Gianfranco Zola last season but returned to Blues in the summer expecting to depart permanently or be frozen out. To his... Read more
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Reading Evening Post
Expect fireworks with Steve Cotterill at the Birmingham City helmtook over at St Andrew’s in October last year. Highly rated manager Gary Rowet
Reading Evening Post / Posted 9 days ago
took over at St Andrew’s in October last year. Highly rated manager Gary Rowett was soon sacked and “big name” successor Gianfranco Zola proved hopeless.Steve Cotterill (Image: Birmingham Mail) Veteran Harry Redknapp saved City from relegation,... Read more
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Daily Mail
Glenn Hoddle and Paul Ince: England must play without fear like usOlimpico on October 11, 1997 and delivering a tactical masterclass to Italy’s P
Daily Mail / Posted 10 days ago
Olimpico on October 11, 1997 and delivering a tactical masterclass to Italy’s Paolo Maldini, Alessandro Del Piero and Gianfranco Zola in front of 80,000 hostile fans. The 0-0 result not only secured England’s place at the 1998 World Cup... Read more
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Chelsea FC
Cesc the record breakershow, following in the footsteps of Frank Lampard who was a guest a couple of t
Chelsea FC / Posted 11 days ago
show, following in the footsteps of Frank Lampard who was a guest a couple of times during his Stamford Bridge career. Gianfranco Zola and Ashley Cole have both been on the programme since leaving the Blues. Fabregas was on a team captained by... Read more
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birminghammail
Blues loan focus: How is Greg Stewart doing at Aberdeen?he is getting back towards that all the time.”Have you spoken to him? DL: “He
birminghammail / Posted 11 days ago
he is getting back towards that all the time.”Have you spoken to him? DL: “He was saying the problem at Birmingham was Gianfranco Zola didn’t play with wingers and was even trying to turn him into a wing back - which is obviously not his... Read more
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birminghammail
Blues news and rumours LIVE: The latest from St Andrew's and Wast Hillssince the group's formal takeover of the club last year. Gary Rowett was sacke
birminghammail / Posted 12 days ago
since the group's formal takeover of the club last year. Gary Rowett was sacked last December after 26 months in the job, Gianfranco Zola was brought in and then left in March, before Harry Redknapp pulled off a survival mission only to be... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
Midweek Musings #2: The Dong Song(if it ever arrives) in equal measure. His mention of stability may suggest a
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 13 days ago
(if it ever arrives) in equal measure. His mention of stability may suggest a change in the club's stance. Upon hiring Gianfranco Zola, the buzz word was 'promotion'. When the Italian's reign went tits up, Harry Redknapp answered the SOS. Then... Read more
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Daily Mail
Davide Zappacosta wants to be Chelsea's latest Italian success storyas Chelsea's player/manager Goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini is one of two Italian's
Daily Mail / Posted 14 days ago
as Chelsea's player/manager Goalkeeper Carlo Cudicini is one of two Italian's to win Chelsea's player of the year award Gianfranco Zola is a Chelsea legend 'There is more space because the intensity is higher and the game is much quicker, so I... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
Opinion: Xaundong Ren must support Steve CotterillAston Villa this season, it was encouraging to see him at the press conference,
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 14 days ago
Aston Villa this season, it was encouraging to see him at the press conference, something he hasn't previously done. When Gianfranco Zola and Harry Redknapp were unveiled to the media, Mr.Ren wasn't to be see, and neither were any of the other... Read more
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birminghammail
Steve Cotterill joined by Xuandong Ren at unveiling - the key quotessince the group's formal takeover of the club last year. Gary Rowett was sacke
birminghammail / Posted 15 days ago
since the group's formal takeover of the club last year. Gary Rowett was sacked last December after 26 months in the job, Gianfranco Zola was brought in and then left in March, before Harry Redknapp pulled off a survival mission only to be... Read more
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birminghammail
Two unvelings: One expected - the other a very pleasant surprisemay not have been the galactico manager holding court in the biggest function r
birminghammail / Posted 15 days ago
may not have been the galactico manager holding court in the biggest function room in the stadium - insert your own Gianfranco Zola/Jasper Carrot gag here - but there was an authenticity to it, a feeling that a more stable foundation was... Read more
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TEAMTalk
Cotterill targets Premier League return with Birminghamfourth manager in less than a year, with Gary Rowett’s surprise sacking in Dece
TEAMTalk / Posted 15 days ago
fourth manager in less than a year, with Gary Rowett’s surprise sacking in December preceding the departures of Gianfranco Zola and Redknapp, and chief executive Dong Ren hopes this latest appointment brings a period of stability. “He... Read more
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birminghammail
These are the issues Birmingham City's new manager has to addressfiery response needs to be reignited.Read More The current squad is a mélange
birminghammail / Posted 15 days ago
fiery response needs to be reignited.Read More The current squad is a mélange of players recruited by Gary Rowett, Gianfranco Zola and Harry Redknapp. They are different styles of players, different profiles of personalities, earning... Read more
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birminghammail
Birmingham City analysis: Lee Carsley deserved betterinto the team. Since Rowett’s departure we have seen Blues really struggle whe
birminghammail / Posted 17 days ago
into the team. Since Rowett’s departure we have seen Blues really struggle when they try to play out from the back. Gianfranco Zola and Harry Redknapp’s teams both paid the price for trying to introduce a more expansive style. And it cost... Read more
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vitalfootball co uk
Hell in Hull: gutless players must take responsibilityworking class club - all I ask for is effort. And there's too many players who
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 17 days ago
working class club - all I ask for is effort. And there's too many players who don't deserve to wear the royal blue shirt. Gianfranco Zola was defeated by a bunch of overpaid men downing tools. They then managed to pull together for a few games... Read more
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The Sport Review
Gianfranco Zola sends message to Chelsea fans about Alvaro MorataGianfranco Zola has lifted the lid on some his doubts surrounding Alvaro Morata
The Sport Review / Posted 17 days ago
Gianfranco Zola has lifted the lid on some his doubts surrounding Alvaro Morata’s ability to replace Diego Costa at Chelsea. The defending Premier League champions signed Morata in a £58m deal from La Liga giants Real Madrid in the summer transfer... Read more
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birminghammail
Who is Xuandong Ren? Blues chief who appointed Cotterill profiledresignation later, Paul Suen and his comrades have appointed their fourth manag
birminghammail / Posted 18 days ago
resignation later, Paul Suen and his comrades have appointed their fourth manager in Steve Cotterill. TTA did back both Gianfranco Zola and Harry Redknapp in the transfer market and have overseen 19 new signings in two transfer windows. But... Read more
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Football365
Calling for an end to Mourinho's Fellaini 'nonsense'a return of points akin to Juande Ramos at Spurs (you see what I did there). Fo
Football365 / Posted 18 days ago
a return of points akin to Juande Ramos at Spurs (you see what I did there). Following high profile appointments in Gianfranco Zola and the aforementioned Redknapp, Birmingham have opted for his former assistant Steve Cotterill. Cotterill... Read more
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Football365
Ronaldo jealous over Messi's superior wagesknows that better than I do.” Share this Page More Related Articles Zola: Ch
Football365 / Posted 18 days ago
knows that better than I do.” Share this Page More Related Articles Zola: Chelsea were right to let Costa join Atletico Gianfranco Zola he is still not convinced that Alvaro Morata is an adequate replacement, though... September 28 2017, 8:47... Read more
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birminghammail
Why Steve Cotterill appointment is a step in the right directionis the fact that there has been a process. From the coronation of Harry Redkna
birminghammail / Posted 18 days ago
is the fact that there has been a process. From the coronation of Harry Redknapp, to the slightly shadowy courting of Gianfranco Zola, this has been a deliberate, methodical exercise designed to find the best-fit. If Aitor Karanka and... Read more
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metro
Gianfranco Zola: Alvaro Morata is 'not on Diego Costa's level'Alvaro Morata’s scored seven goals since joining Chelsea (Picture: Getty) Chel
metro / Posted 18 days ago
Alvaro Morata’s scored seven goals since joining Chelsea (Picture: Getty) Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola has questioned Antonio Conte’s decision to replace Diego Costa with Alvaro Morata. Costa, 28, completed his move to Atletico Madrid this week... Read more
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Football365
News - Football365minute one" - We spoke to Pako Ayestarán about Liverpool and more... Zola: Che
Football365 / Posted 19 days ago
minute one" - We spoke to Pako Ayestarán about Liverpool and more... Zola: Chelsea were right to let Costa join Atletico Gianfranco Zola he is still not convinced that Alvaro Morata is an adequate replacement, though... Mourinho singles out four... Read more
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TEAMTalk
Atletico ace reveals how close he was to Premier League moveCosta sale – but expresses Morata doubts Chelsea were right to sell Diego Cost
TEAMTalk / Posted 19 days ago
Costa sale – but expresses Morata doubts Chelsea were right to sell Diego Costa back to Atletico Madrid, according to Gianfranco Zola -… September 28 2017, 9:28 am Mourinho shares glory after discussing Lukaku’s ‘amazing’ stats Jose Mourinho... Read more
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Football365
Mourinho provides injury update on three key playersgive his all for Liverpool this season. September 28 2017, 9:09 am Zola: Chels
Football365 / Posted 19 days ago
give his all for Liverpool this season. September 28 2017, 9:09 am Zola: Chelsea were right to let Costa join Atletico Gianfranco Zola he is still not convinced that Alvaro Morata is an adequate replacement, though... September 28 2017, 8:47... Read more
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Football365
Liverpool oppose plan to switch Arsenal trip to Xmas EvePako Ayestarán about Liverpool and more... September 28 2017, 8:48 am Zola: Ch
Football365 / Posted 19 days ago
Pako Ayestarán about Liverpool and more... September 28 2017, 8:48 am Zola: Chelsea were right to let Costa join Atletico Gianfranco Zola he is still not convinced that Alvaro Morata is an adequate replacement, though... September 28 2017, 8:47... Read more
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TEAMTalk
Chelsea legend backs Costa sale - but expresses Morata doubtsShare this Page Chelsea were right to sell Diego Costa back to Atletico Madrid
TEAMTalk / Posted 19 days ago
Share this Page Chelsea were right to sell Diego Costa back to Atletico Madrid, according to Gianfranco Zola – but the Italian is unconvinced that Alvaro Morata is an adequate replacement. Spain striker Morata joined the Blues over the summer in a... Read more
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Football365
Zola: Chelsea were right to let Costa join AtleticoShare this Page Gianfranco Zola thinks Chelsea were right to sell Diego Costa
Football365 / Posted 19 days ago
Share this Page Gianfranco Zola thinks Chelsea were right to sell Diego Costa back to Atletico Madrid but he is still not convinced that Alvaro Morata is an adequate replacement. Morata has made the perfect start to life at Stamford Bridge, having... Read more
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Football365
Coutinho ready to give 'maximum' in Liverpool coloursanother four games to come.” Share this Page More Related Articles Zola: Che
Football365 / Posted 19 days ago
another four games to come.” Share this Page More Related Articles Zola: Chelsea were right to let Costa join Atletico Gianfranco Zola he is still not convinced that Alvaro Morata is an adequate replacement, though... September 28 2017, 8:48... Read more
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Football365
Mourinho singles out four Man United playersthe team is playing well.” Share this Page More Related Articles Zola: Chels
Football365 / Posted 19 days ago
the team is playing well.” Share this Page More Related Articles Zola: Chelsea were right to let Costa join Atletico Gianfranco Zola he is still not convinced that Alvaro Morata is an adequate replacement, though... September 28 2017, 8:48... Read more
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HITC Sport
They have to do better: Sky Sports pundit and ex-West Ham boss criticises HammersFormer West Ham United boss and current pundit Gianfranco Zola has told Sky Spo
HITC Sport / Posted 19 days ago
Former West Ham United boss and current pundit Gianfranco Zola has told Sky Sports' The Debate that he thinks the club should be performing a lot better under Slaven Bilic. The Hammers chose to stick with manager Bilic at the end of last season,... Read more
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Goal.com
Zola has 'no doubt' it was time for Costa to leave ChelseaChelsea great Gianfranco Zola believes the Premier League champions made the ri
Goal.com / Posted 20 days ago
Chelsea great Gianfranco Zola believes the Premier League champions made the right decision selling Diego Costa as they benefit from the arrival of Alvaro Morata. A deal reportedly worth €60 million will see Spain international striker Costa return... Read more
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soccernews
Chelsea right to sell Costa as Zola talks up MorataChelsea great Gianfranco Zola believes the Premier League champions made the ri
soccernews / Posted 20 days ago
Chelsea great Gianfranco Zola believes the Premier League champions made the right decision selling Diego Costa as they benefit from the arrival of Alvaro Morata. A deal reportedly worth €60million will see Spain international striker Costa return... Read more
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Soccer Way
Chelsea right to sell Costa as Zola talks up Morata Chelsea right to sell Costa as Zola talks up Morata Chelsea great Gianfranco Z
Soccer Way / Posted 20 days ago
Chelsea right to sell Costa as Zola talks up Morata Chelsea great Gianfranco Zola believes the Premier League champions made the right decision selling Diego Costa as they benefit from the arrival of Alvaro Morata. A deal reportedly worth... Read more
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Vavel
The A-Z of forgotten football heroes: K - Georgi Kinkladzewas recently a set of tweets that went somewhat viral on 'football Twitter', fr
Vavel / Posted 20 days ago
was recently a set of tweets that went somewhat viral on 'football Twitter', from a Chelsea fan arguing the case that Gianfranco Zola was not half the club legend that Eden Hazard is. After all, he won fewer trophies - collective and... Read more
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HITC Sport
5 players who enjoyed a late career renaissance, including Chelsea and West Ham greatsof the Season. He helped propel West Ham back into the top flight, making him a
HITC Sport / Posted 22 days ago
of the Season. He helped propel West Ham back into the top flight, making him a Premier League player once again. 1. Gianfranco Zola - Chelsea Gianfranco Zola of Chelsea runs with the ball during the UEFA Cup match between Chelsea and Viking... Read more
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