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February 28, 2012
Posted by Phil Lythell on 02/28/2012

With Andre Villas-Boas reverting to the so-called 'old guard' to secure three points against Bolton on Saturday, the temptation to say 'I told you so' is utterly overwhelming. However, as this is my debut post as ESPNSoccernet's Chelsea blogger, perhaps I should first briefly state the opinions that I have been making on my personal blog - - and to any fellow supporters within earshot.

Andre Villas-Boas' team selection for the Champions League match at Napoli - as every sane observer, whether Blue or neutral, will agree - was eye-opening, to say the least, almost bordering on the suicidal.

February 27, 2012
Posted by Dom Raynor on 02/27/2012

ESPNsoccernet's Correspondents pages have provided opinionated football fans with the chance to publish articles to a massive global audience since the year 2000 and although that tradition continues unabated our ESPNsoccernet FC section continues to evolve.

During the 2009/10 season we expanded our exisiting fan-driven coverage of the Premier League to include some of Europe's biggest clubs and we are looking to recruit enthusiastic new talent for the 2011/12 campaign to help fill all our pages with fresh ideas.

ESPNsoccernet is always interested in hearing from energetic writers and we are looking for motivated people to boost the ranks of our team of Football Correspondents.

If you have an obsession for your club and want to share your passion and knowledge with million's of readers on your very own page on ESPNsoccernet then apply to be a Correspondent on the world's site for the world game.

Available now:

• Click here to apply for Barcelona

• Click here to apply for Chelsea

As part of ESPNsoccernet FC you will have your work published online on one of the world's leading football websites and gain experience in the field of football journalism - with a written reference available on request.

You must be able to write in English, to a good level, and convey your ideas and arguments in a cohesive way to fans from all over the globe.

So, if you want to volunteer to represent your club, or just make a name for yourself, click on the relevent link above and tell us what makes you a prime candidate for ESPNsoccernet FC - include your writing experience and methods used to gather information - and send us a 250-word (maximum, please) sample of your writing. It could be a match report, or, if your team aren't playing, a news story or opinion piece based on the latest news or your fantasy scoop.

As a Correspondent you will be required to tell ESPNsoccernet's readers what you made of each result, plus club rumours as well as keeping us up to date with team news, speculation and looking ahead to forthcoming fixtures.

These positions are unpaid, but the Correspondents pages provide all you zealots with the opportunity to write about your club's journey through the season. Our readers can follow your rollercoaster ride of emotions through post-match euphoria and dejection, then debate all the bias that comes with football.

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February 26, 2012
Posted by David Kyle on 02/26/2012

Loyal readers of this blog may have noticed that in the past few months my posts have been less and less frequent, sadly as the team is in transition and little has changed I feel that my voice has become the same.

• Click to apply to be our new Chelsea Correspondent

Some may decide that I have become one of the rats to jump the sinking ship, but in all honesty writing the same sort of feedback week-after-week has become tiresome for myself - and as with the team, this blog is in need of some freshening up of itself.

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Phil Lythell Phil Lythell is a Chelsea season ticket holder and lifelong Blues supporter stretching back to the sepia-tinted days of Kerry Dixon and Pat Nevin. Author of Chelsea-centric blog, Phil has spent his entire life living within a 20 minute walk of Stamford Bridge which has cost him a fortune but has also kept him from those interminable queues outside Fulham Broadway Station giving him more time in the pub to discuss the latest glorious/calamitous/insipid match.

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