As the curtains near the draw up to the close, the race in the Barclays Premiere League is in its final and vital stage where Chelsea under the stewardship of their bold yet controversial manager Jose Mourinho is leading the chart with seven points clear of the second place Arsenal, with a game in hand. Indeed it is truly a demanding task for any contender to contest with the current leaders, particularly when Chelsea demonstrate the run of form they have been showcasing for the past weeks;
In the early 2000s, English premier league was being widely telecasted in India for the first time. We were able to see players like Beckham, Bergkamp, Zola and many others perform the most wonderful things ever seen by us on a football pitch. Before we became familiar with the genius and ingenuity of the Brazilian team, before the start of 2002 world cup, many of us (well I think so) rooted for England to go all the way. Oh what a pity! The ineptitude hidden behind all the glamour. The paltry talent, very professionally hidden behind the pre-cup shim shams. Nothing has changed. Rather things have gone from acceptable to miserable state. What appals me is the indifference shown by fans when England didn’t even cross the group stages this time around.