Ironically, I was in José Mourinho’s country of birth when Aston Villa beat Chelsea 2–0 so I didn’t write another one of these. Looks like it helped push “the Special One” over the edge:

The BBC understands the impasse between Mourinho and [Chelsea FC owner Roman] Abramovich came to a head after their 2–0 defeat to Aston Villa earlier this month.

A bit harsh: Chelsea haven’t won a League match at Villa since 1999. [Football geeks should be able to spot the link with this, from another supporter of a Midlands football club trading on past glories.]

Blobby stick! Blobby stick!