|All snuggly at The Bridge, 1980s style|
There is, of course, still some "dust settling" over the Etihad too and all those tea towels are no doubt being put to good use to waft away any malodorous gusts still clinging to the portals. This then is the mangled wreckage, the contorted mess that our Blatter-Platini-Scudamore sculpted football juggernaut has wrought on Chelsea, a great footballing institution, awash with instability and rumour, pickled in unsustainable desire to be top of the tree, kings of the pile, barons of all they survey. And of all people to have to welcome to their tumbling fortress at the weekend, but the Premier League's other "wealthy failures", City.
You can see the story of how Jim Tolmie smacked home a classic 1983 winner at The Bridge here
You can read the story of City's titanic struggle with Chelsea in 1973-74 here
|The 1973 clash|