Monthly Archives: April 2010
Jose Mourinho is undoubtedly one of the best known management names in world football, and has been since doing the impossible and leading Porto of the Portuguese league to Champions League glory in 2004. The moment he declared himself the ‘Special One’ after signing for Chelsea at the end of that season further added to his growing reputation and charismatic style, and since then he’s gradually backed that up with several trophy wins during his time at Chelsea followed by an immediate Serie A triumph as well as the Italian Supercup in the 2008/09 season after signing for Inter Milan. However this wasn’t what he was employed to do as the Champions League was what the board of directors wanted him to achieve for the club, but the team was knocked out in the first round of the knockout stage meaning the two other trophies he won meant very little to the board in particular.
This season seems to be very different. Inter are in the Copa Italia final as I write this and have just defeated Barcelona 3-1 in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final at home. They’re also in a very good position to win the league again despite a lack of form in recent weeks, but the progress made in the Champions League is what matters to almost everyone at the club. Inter are again in a strong position to win that if they can contain Barcelona during the return leg at the Camp Nou, and then defeat either Lyon or Bayern Munich in the final which they are very much capable of doing. Things are looking good for Mourinho, but all is not well for the Portuguese manager.
I have to start by saying I haven’t watched wrestling regularly for some time, the last time I took any real interest in the WWE in particular was last August to be precise while writing a blog post about Monday Night Raw. With that being said I was still vaguely aware of what was going on in the world of professional wrestling by way of various dirt sheets and the odd half hour of Raw or Smackdown here and there, but despite an ever-increasing lack of interest in the product I was still eagerly anticipating WrestleMania this year. I’ve watched it every year since WrestleMania XII, and I probably will do for many more years to come, so after watching my fourteenth wresting extravaganza I decided to give a match-by match review of the event.
As always comments, critique and opinions are more than welcome, I’d love to see what fellow wrestling fans thought of WrestleMania XXVI.