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Chelsea's Madness At It's Finest!

Even by his peerless and renowned standards of swiftly doling out the sack letter to previous coaches, the latest dismissal of Roberto Di Matteo assumes a ruthlessness that beggars belief. Only six months after winning Roman Abramovich's holy grail, the Champions League, and adding the F.A Cup to the trophy cabinet, Di Matteo became the eight manager in the Russian's nine years reign of terror to be axed. As they say, life is short at the Bridge and the Chelsea managerial job is nothing but a poisned chalice or a pandora's box at best. After a run of two wins in eight matches, the club has parted ways with the once reverred legend, who spent only 262 days on the hot seat. Put in context, this was the Italian only major blip since taking over the reins of power, and to be fair to him, there are plausible factors to explain it. Everyone except Roman knew that Fernando Torres will never become the player he once was, but despite losing the amazing Dider Drogba, the club faile…

5 Things to Think About Before You Give Up

1. You never fail until you’re satisfied with failure. – Failure is not falling down; failure is staying down when you have the choice to get back up. Sometimes you have to fail a thousand times to succeed. Which means you haven’t really failed yet; you’ve just found a bunch of ways that don’t work. So don’t get so hung up on a few failed attempts that you miss every new opportunity coming your way. All of your ideas that don’t work are simply stepping stones on your way to the one idea that does. As Winston Churchill once said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” 2. What you have learned is what’s important. – Life always offers you a second chance – it’s called tomorrow. But this second chance doesn’t mean anything if you haven’t learned from the events of today. You have to acknowledge your troubles but gather strength from them, and laugh at your mistakes but learn from them. Getting a second chance in life is about giv…

5 Life Lessons People Learn Too Late

1. This moment is your life. – Your life is not between the moments of your birth and death. Your life is between now and your next breath. The present – the here and now – is all the life you ever get. So live each moment in full, in kindness and peace, without fear and regret. And do the best you can with what you have in this moment; because that is all you can ever expect of anyone, including yourself. 2. A lifetime isn’t very long. – This is your life, and you’ve got to fight for it. Fight for what’s right. Fight for what you believe in. Fight for what’s important to you. Fight for the people you love, and never forget to tell them how much they mean to you. Realize that right now you’re lucky because you still have a chance. So stop for a moment and think. Whatever you still need to do, start doing it today. There are only so many tomorrows. 3. The sacrifices you make today will pay dividends in the future. – When it comes to working hard to achieve a dream – earning…

5 Things Your Friends Wish You Knew!

1. Your time is the best gift you can give. – In your relationships with others, nothing you can give is more appreciated than your sincere, focused attention. It is indeed one of the most valuable things you can contribute to any relationship. Being with someone, listening without a clock and without anticipation of results, teaches you about love. In other words, the success of love is in the loving – it is not in the result of loving. So don’t listen with an agenda or the intent to reply. Hear what is being said with the intent to truly understand. 2. You have the power to make abig difference. – Everyone in life wants to be loved and accepted. Your greatest achievements in life will be the direct result of finding this love and acceptance within yourself, and radiating it out to those around you. So believe in your power to make a difference. You truly are far more influential than you realize. In each moment that you connect with another, you have the opportunity to etch …

Tribute To The King Of Ink, Achebe!

From the historical and monumental tales of Things Fall Apart, to the ingenious chronicles of Anthills ofthe Savannah, it wasn't just the Arrow of God that made Achebe a Man of the People, He has etched his name in the annals of literary icons. A father for all times, and the recreating force of our basterdized past. When Rudyard Kipling and his Western contemporaries falsified our story, when they called us savages; and themselves saviours, you gave voice to a silent continent. Together with the likes of Ngugi, Laye and Soyinka, you gave us new eyes. Your writings stirred our minds. It kept us in sweet captivity. You were and still are fearless. Twice they dangled the national honour carrot before you, twice you did the honourable thing. From murky waters to sane winds, your writings knew no bounds. From controversial chronicles, to landmark tales, your stories defied the bounds of reasons. Your unguarded talents exposed you to untold evil. As we sing your praises, we recount the…