This article was originally published at Linked In, May 2019


Football player transfers tend to involve much expectation. In a recent article I offered an astrological opinion, why Chilean football star, Alexis Sanchez, struggled to realise expectation as a player for Manchester United. Risk, largely dependent on expectation, could have been reduced for both parties by consulting a Location Astrology Report.

Top class football players might be less likely to fail when they relocate. They tend to be blessed with favourable astrology at their birthplace. There are many examples of players that enjoyed great success close to their birthplace. The Celtic team of 1967 is perhaps the finest example.  Birthplace astrological influence is always present, wherever you locate, though modified by local influence.

For successful players short distance moves are the least risky. If you play well in Liverpool it’s likely the same will occur in Manchester. Raheem Sterling is an example. Pirlo; Milan to Turin. Long distance moves introduce different planetary influences, increasing risk. Alexis made a few moves with varying success and was relatively lucky until arriving in Manchester.

Top clubs now employ sophisticated analytical systems to assess player suitability. However, if this methodology is not made in the area where the player will be permanently based unforeseen astrological factors can take effect. Alexis Sanchez is just one example.       

In 2012 at 20 years of age, Eden Hazard signed for Chelsea, a short distance relocation from Lille in Northern France. Until now, he has played for 5 different managers. It is perhaps Eden’s Capricorn stoicism that has enabled him to retain consistency and stability in such a constantly changing environment at Chelsea.

Partial analysis of Eden’s Location Astrology shows no planetary combinations, positive or negative in London or Lille, a relatively well-balanced situation. With a precise birthtime we might see more, likely a positive influence.

Media reports allege that Eden Hazard has already agreed or might soon agree to join Real Madrid. At 28 years old, with a family of three children there is risk. Previously unexperienced astrological influences will present different challenges in Madrid for all the family. The outcome is uncertain. After a season that has confirmed the English Premiership as the top league on earth, why depart? Regardless of your allegiance Eden Hazard would be a sad loss to the English Premiership.

Eden is now 28 years old. Since joining Chelsea, he has consistently been football’s outstanding performer in the capital. Yet, despite his effort, and after a relatively successful season, Chelsea overall appear short of the standard that saw the club reach UEFA Champions League Finals in 2008 and 2012.

Across the city, Tottenham Hotspur and their charismatic young manager Mauricio Pochettino are on the crest of a wave. Tottenham Hotspur’s recently opened new stadium project has been rewarded almost instantly beyond the club and fans’ wildest expectations, with a first ever appearance in the UEFA Champions League Final.

Reports indicate the future of Mauricio Pochettino as Tottenham Hotspur manager is uncertain. To their fans, losing Pochettino now is unimaginable. Given the club’s current situation, most would wish to see Pochettino in charge for at least another 5 years, managing the most successful period in the history of Tottenham Hotspur.

To achieve this, improvement of the first team squad is required to challenge Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premiership. Win or lose the UEFA Champions League Final, this season has been the most memorable in Tottenham Hotspur’s history since 1961. The foundation has been laid for great moments ahead. Will those in power at Tottenham Hotspur maximise the moment?

Astrologically Eden Hazard is one of few players with genuine potential to make a huge positive impact immediately for Tottenham Hotspur. Could Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino have persuaded Eden Hazard to stay in London for what would likely be the rest of his career? Eden’s loyalty to Chelsea might have been an obstacle impossible to overcome, although there are many examples of players moving between the leading London clubs. At this moment, the chance to work with Mauricio Pochettino might have been attractive to Eden Hazard and given the current status of Tottenham Hotspur if the right moves are made, they could be the top European team wearing white for a few years to come.

Whatever the outcome of this summer’s football transfer window for Eden Hazard, let’s thank him for the entertainment he has provided to date and wish him and his family all the very best for the future.

©Alistair Edwards 2019

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