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ESPN – Jose Mourinho: Why does he keep baiting Chelsea’s fans?

Jose Mourinho admits that he was left frustrated by Chelsea's 1-1 draw against Liverpool in the first leg of their Capital One Cup semifinal. Once might have been an accident. Twice, perhaps, would just be carelessness, or bad luck. Three times is something different. Three times is a pattern. Three times makes you wonder. It is a question there may not be an answer to, but it feels now as though it had better be asked. Just why does Jose Mourinho keep baiting Chelsea's fans? This is a sufficiently delicate subject that it is worth approaching cautiously. To recap: after Chelsea beat Queens Park Rangers 2-1 in November, Mourinho claimed…

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TTT: The Transfer Price Index Podcast – Part Two

Asking the questions: Bob Pearce and Daniel Rhodes Guests: Paul Tomkins, Dan Kennett and Graeme Riley Topics: a review of the previous episode; Premier League compound inflation; analysing various transfer myths, including the idea that spending vast amounts of individual transfer fees guarantees success. The TPI Coeffcient and what it tells us about the best and worst signings in the Premier League era. Definitions: CTPP = Current Transfer Purchase Price.  The player’s original transfer value adjusted for football inflation using the same method as the Retail Price Index. (Andriy Shevchenko remains the highest CTPP) Sq£ = The cost of a club’s squad for a season in CTPP £XI = The average cost (in CTPP) of the starting XI’s in Premier League matches that season

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