Editor's angle

Statesman Drogba almost irreplaceable

May 23, 2012
By John Brewin, Senior Editor
(Archive)
Never mistake aesthetics for achievement. You can play beautifully and lose, play ugly and win. And that might just be why we love football. The 2011-12 season registers as one of terrific excitement despite there being a number of reverses for the possession football that has sent many a footballing pseud into masturbatory eulogy.

Chelsea's renovation of Bayern's Allianz Arena into a broken home was a triumph of will. It was also the end of an era. In the departure of Didier Drogba, Chelsea ...

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