Stephen Chapman

The second incarnation of my blog

Atlético Madrid

I’m supporting Los Colchoneros tonight for obvious reasons.

May 28, 2016 · 1 Comment

SD 21st May 2016

Something different: Another new Parkrun event for my 9am Saturday 5k run, bringing my number to 21 locations. This time it was in Hatfield as the course launched at a “new” park that used … Continue reading

May 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

And relax…

So the football season ends and I have to say that I’m pretty pleased that it’s over. The second half of the season for Crystal Palace has been a nightmare … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

Torres 100

Fernando Torres scores his 100th goal for Atlético Madrid… and still looks hunky.

February 6, 2016 · 2 Comments

Yohan Cabaye

Fit, French, hunky and plays for Crystal Palace… What’s not to like about Monsieur Cabaye?!

October 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Sunday TV football

Things I have learnt today watching footie on TV: 1. I don’t have a clue what Jamie Carragher is saying. 2. Wayne Rooney is actually a bit crap. 3. Héctor … Continue reading

October 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Poor Fernando

The move to Italy to find his form doesn’t seem to be working, but I’d happily take the £100,000+ per week for doing a mediocre job (well I’m half way there). … Continue reading

December 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

He’s off

Torres is off to Italy to ply his trade. I’ll miss seeing his constantly disappointed face in the newspapers…  

August 30, 2014 · 1 Comment

World cup footballers #3

And few more… Iker Casillas – Spain Orestis Karnezis – Greece Luke Shaw – England Nicolas Lodeiro – Uruguay Ioannis “Giannis” Fetfatzidis – Greece

June 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

World cup footballers #2

All with black hair it seems… James Rodriguez – Colombia Alireza Jahanbakhsh – Iran Fabian Schar – Switzerland James Troisi – Australia Nacer Chadli – Belgium

June 18, 2014 · 3 Comments

Gay soccer fans, enjoy this World Cup, because you’re not welcome at the next two

Russia treats gay people horribly. So does Qatar.Both countries have laws discriminating against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals, and in both countries, that legal code feeds a culture of … Continue reading

June 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

World cup footballers #1

Only the sexy ones obviously… Joel Veltman – The Netherlands Aissa Mandi – Algeria Olivier Giroud – France Muhamed Bešić – Bosnia and Herzegovina

June 10, 2014 · 1 Comment


A strategically placed piece of paper sums up my feelings perfectly.

May 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Society needs to ask why football does not have openly gay players

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has questioned the absence of openly gay footballers in the Premier League. “If you look at the statistics, it is completely unrealistic [that there are no … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Arsenal and Manchester United lead the way in new anti-homophobia campaign, but a staggering 43 clubs fail to speak up

Barely a quarter of Premier League and Football League clubs have joined a new anti-homophobia campaign which is seeking to drive one of the most stubborn forms of discrimination out … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Best of the year 2013

Best film I’ve watched… a tie between the documentary Searching for Sugar Man and the disturbing true story Sophie Scholl. Best concert I have attended… has to be Fleetwood Mac in October in London. … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

BBC Sport – Robbie Rogers says no gay players have contacted him

Robbie Rogers says he has not been contacted by any fellow gay professional footballers since revealing his sexuality in February. The former Leeds player, 26, quit the game before making … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

This week I have been…

Listening to… to a couple of albums in readiness for writing a review from the Top 500 albums from Rolling Stone magazine. The latest was a Bob Dylan album that … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

Fans attitudes stop gay players coming out

“I’m sure there are a lot of players over the years who have played in England, or wherever, and are too frightened to come out.” When Robbie Keane spoke to … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

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