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Antonio Conte is Key to Chelsea’s Resurgence – WST

This offseason was one of the most important Chelsea has faced in years. After the failure of the Jose Mourinho return, the fall from top four contention in the Premier League, and an exit from the Round 16 in the Champions League, the club was lacking a vision. With a mix of players whose age… Continue reading Antonio Conte is Key to Chelsea’s Resurgence – WST

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Why My Man-Crush Antonio Conte Will Thrive at Chelsea

Paolo Bandini at The Guardian has up the kind of piece I have always wanted to write, an excellent breakdown of the new Chelsea manager Antonio Conte. I have long been a Conte fan for a number of reasons: he managed by beloved Bari to their most recent promotion, he's a smart tactical manager, and he's not… Continue reading Why My Man-Crush Antonio Conte Will Thrive at Chelsea

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Quick Thought – Do High Ticket Prices Cost Us Twice?

In case you haven't seen the news, the world of soccer is awash in rumors of a coaching carousel at some of the world's largest clubs.  Manchester United, for example, is allegedly considering replacing its high-profile coach after less than two seasons.  They could be replacing him with Jose Mourinho, who was fired by Chelsea… Continue reading Quick Thought – Do High Ticket Prices Cost Us Twice?

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WST Article on Constant Turnover at Top Soccer Clubs

As a manager, you always want the best job because you want your name whispered with the game’s greats. And it would be, no doubt about it. However, as we wrap up 2015 in a little more than a week, I’d wager that there has never been a worse time to be a manager of… Continue reading WST Article on Constant Turnover at Top Soccer Clubs