The view from England

Blues earning admiration in adversity

May 17, 2012
By Norman Hubbard
The title was bought, some say. Understandably, Manchester City disagree and, if they want to construct a case for the defence, they can cite Chelsea. In the ninth year of Roman Abramovich's ownership, they are the reminder money has not bought everything: not the Champions League crown the Russian desires or the popularity that has eluded them. The former may be acquired on Saturday night in Munich and the latter, more surprisingly, could be experienced, too.

While silverware has been ...

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