Now before I continue I would like to say that instead of sitting here writing this in good old UK, I could be easily sitting in a nice smart comfortable hotel room somewhere in LA or even Carson City or anywhere in California combining a holiday with watching my beloved Blues in action.
Alas no. My stingy, tight-fisted employers wouldn't allow me the time off - why? Who knows, only they do!!
Instead I have to write this now, 'cos I am out and about during Tuesday and I will need an early night for getting up at 3.30am (UK time) to watch Chelsea in action LIVE on Chelsea TV from 3.45am Wednesday morning, then after the game its off to work for yours truly.
So a sort of rant over, What Do You Know about Suwon Samsung Bluewings??
The Bluewings were formed in 1996 and their ground is called the Big Bird Stadium and the club is situated in Suwon, Gyeonggi, South Korea and the stadium has a capacity of 43,288.
The club's nickname is the Bluewings quite appropriately and the Bluewings are sponsored by Samsung who co-incidentally sponsor Chelsea....hhmmmmm!!
The Bluewings chairman is Yun Jong-Yong who is a Samsung Vice-President and Bluewings manager is delightfully named Cha Bum-Kun (oh what fun you can have in playing anagrams with these names, wait till you see the players names!!!)
The Bluewings have only been in existence for eleven years but in that time they have won an amazing total of 18 trophies, including three domestic titles.
Chelsea and the Bluewings have met once before when Samsung first became Chelsea's club sponsors. Chelsea travelled to South Korea and won the game 1-0. A similar result or better will get the Blues 'World Series of Football' campaign off to a flying start, before we meet the 'might' of the LA Galaxy and Mr Beckham on Saturday night (well Sunday morning for US in the UK)!!!
Jose has already stated for the benefit of the fans to expect the same type of formation and changes for the Bluewings game as happened against Club America. I watched an interview with Jose earlier this evening and he was full of praise for the attitude and commitment of the Club America players and management for last Saturday's game.
World Series of Football in America - What happened to Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooocccccccccccccccccccccccccceeeeeeeeeer!!!? How come its Football already?