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  1. An Idiot's Guide to Transfer Deadline Day

    Chris Ryan

    You know the cheap thrills that come with looking at box office returns on a Monday to see if a movie was a blockbuster or a flop? You don't feel particularly proud of it, of course — after all, what does art have to do with money … wait,...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  2. Luis Suarez, Cesc Fabregas, and the Michael Corleone School of Tr...

    Chris Ryan

    I really have no inside information as to whether Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis, or David Moyes and Ed Woodward, or Jose Mourinho and whatever cabal of ex–Secret Service agents are handling Chelsea's transfers spend a lot of time watching the ...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  3. The Premier League Future Form Guide

    Chris Ryan

    The Premier League season ended on Sunday. On the last day of the 2011-12 season, I needed oxygen, a Sergio Aguero mask, and a vacation. It was all last-second drama, intra-city power shifts, and brave new worlds. This season? Not so much. United had...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  4. Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger Wants Basketball Playoffs ...

    Chris Ryan

    About a year ago, Bayern Munich played Chelsea in the Champions League final, losing on penalty kicks. It was a heartbreaker; Bayern were, overall, probably a better team, and they were playing in front of their home crowd at Allianz Arena. What did ...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  5. That Was a Goal: The Premier League Weekend in Five Goals

    Chris Ryan

    The story of the Premier League this weekend, told in five goals. Get some. Moussa Sissoko The January transfer window was sad and weird. Between Harry Redknapp and Tony Fernandes gambling the financial sustainability of Queens Park Rangers...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  6. That Was a Goal: The Premier League Weekend in Five Goals

    Chris Ryan

    The story of the Premier League this weekend, told in five goals. Get some. James Milner This match had me thinking about money. The GBP;62 Arsenal charged visiting City fans to visit their (more or less) GBP;400 million stadium. The approximatel...

    Blog | January 15, 2013
  7. That Was a Goal: The Premier League Holiday Season in Five Goals

    Chris Ryan

    The story of the Premier League over the holiday season, told in five goals. Get some. Theo Walcott All happy Arsenal players are the same. All unhappy Arsenal players are unhappy in their own way. Over the years, players have left the North ...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  8. Euro 2012: Andriy Shevchenko Brings the Tournament to Life

    Chris Ryan

    Andriy Shevchenko has been called many things, from "Europe's deadliest finisher" to a waste of GBP;30.8 million on the part of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. But after his performance Monday in Ukraine's comeback victory against Sweden, he's going to ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  9. What's the Matter With Fernando Torres?

    Chris Ryan

    Here is a photo of Fernando Torres holding the 2012 Champions League trophy and the 2012 FA Cup. Since 2008, Torres has won the European Championship (in '08), the World Cup (in '10) and these two trophies. Saturday, in Munich, he was on the field wh...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  10. Chelsea's Big Gamble

    Chris Ryan

    Even if Chelsea defeats Blackburn in the league on Sunday, they can finish no higher than sixth. Anyone who watched their abject performance against Liverpool earlier this week could see that this was a team treating the end of the Premier League sea...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  11. Three Lessons From the Champions League Semifinals' Second Legs

    Chris Ryan

    Chelsea Finally Got Some Luck Chelsea have long been blamed for committing modern football's original sin. Just replace the forbidden fruit with a soft drink. As the story goes, in 2003, Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich nearly took control of ...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  12. Chris Ryan's The Reducer: The PL's growing referee problem

    Chris Ryan

    Blowing the whistle on Premier League referees, plus Liverpool and Chelsea's FA Cup triumphs.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2012
  13. True or False: UEFA Champions League

    Chris Ryan

    This Is The End Of English Rule False: It is incredibly likely that no English clubs will advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Arsenal have an insurmountable deficit to make up against A.C. Milan and Chelsea will have to play out of...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  14. The Reducer: Andre Villas-Boas, Didier Drogba, and the bizarre se...

    Chris Ryan

    On Chelsea's bizarre season.

    Story | Conversation | February 21, 2012
  15. Chris Ryan's The Reducer: Man U and Chelsea lead the week

    Chris Ryan

    Manchester United's huge comeback and the rest of the Premier League action.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  16. Real Madrid Might Own La Liga, But They Belong to Barca

    Chris Ryan

    Jose Mourinho has pulled off some pretty impressive feats in his time - winning the Champions League with both Inter Milan and Porto, going unbeaten at home for 60 games as boss of Chelsea - but perhaps the greatest trick he's ever pulled was getting...

    Blog | January 19, 2012