In The News: Mikel, Modric & Safe Hands

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August 22, 2011

Some good news to start of this little round-up of the stories doing the rounds is that Mikel’s father has been found. Michael Obi was taken ten days ago and Mikel received a hefty ransom demand last week. Despite his anguish, Mikel played for Chelsea only a day after learning of the kidnapping. Upon hearing the news, the Nigerian’s management company issued the following statement; “John Obi Mikel would like…

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In The News: Transfer Madness, Modric & Fan Favouritism

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July 22, 2011

With pre-season now under way, footballers have returned from their summer sojourns, managers are again in gainful employment, and journos are pumping out their usual ill informed rubbish. Well, part from those who used to work for the News of the World at least. So we find ourselves raking over the news wires looking to see what changes may be afoot in the coming weeks as Villas Boas starts to imprint his…

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The Chelsea Stadium Move

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March 24, 2011

Ever since Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea Football Club in June 2003, one rumour has persistently risen and fallen as regularly as the tide; that Chelsea will leave Stamford Bridge. Many reports have, over the years, linked us with a move just up the road to the Earls Court site. However a recent story in the Daily Telegraph put those rumours to rest once and for all, stating that the site owners had revealed a…

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Bannergate: Fed Up Fan Or Media Stitch Up?

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January 7, 2011

So by now you’ve seen the image of the banners hung outside Cobham this morning, allegedly placed by a disgruntled Chelsea supporter. Yet I’m sat here thinking there’s more to this than meets the eye. Why was the banner a day late? If the supporter in question was fed up with the Wolves result, why didn’t they place it the morning after the match? Ok they could have been late…

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Wilkins Out, Zola In?

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November 11, 2010

The club today announced the immediate departure of Ray Wilkins from the coaching staff at Chelsea FC. A statement on the Official Chelsea Website read; “Chelsea Football Club chief executive Ron Gourlay has announced today that the board has decided not to renew Ray Wilkins‘ contract. This will take effect immediately.” Chief Executive Ron Gourlay said: “On behalf of everyone at the club I would like to thank Ray for…

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Wolves To The Slaughter

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October 23, 2010

There’s no such thing as a forgone conclusion in football, so we don’t want to get too ahead of ourselves, however tomorrows match appears on paper as one sided as you can get. With our 100% home record and 14 goals scored, with none yet conceded, and Wolves having only taken one point away from home, form would suggest that another three points is in the offing. Didier Drogba will…

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Reported To UEFA, Already?

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September 29, 2010

Reported to UEFA already and we’re only two games in, some things never change. Just like that of European referees, this time Belgian Frank De Bleeckere who seemed intent on continuing what almost feels like policy now, in making what we’ll kindly refer to as ‘odd’ decisions. This time though, it’s not a manager, player swearing or criticising officials, the opposition or UEFA in general, but our stadium security staff….

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In The News: Smertin, Fergie & Lampard

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September 18, 2010

As another round of Premiership matches kicks off again for the weekend, and with our boys not playing until tomorrow afternoon, here’s what’s being said and written about our beloved blues. Taken aback by the shock horror of a decent piece on Goal.com, we start with comments from ex-player Alexey Smertin, with interesting insights about his time at Chelsea. The former Russian international spoke of his relationship with Roman, stating;…

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In The News: Quite A Lot!

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September 10, 2010

It’s been a quiet couple of weeks for us here at TheChels, we’re not ones to get over excited with the overblown hype each time the England team plays, especially due to the rank hypocrisy in the media coverage of their star player and his indiscretions with hookers. At least this time they’re not drawing their pension though. Never mind that Rooney has scored more times off the pitch than…

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In The News: Nico, Neymar & No 7

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August 16, 2010

It’s been a few days now since our 6-0 opening day victory over West Brom, and as ever with Chelsea, there’s been plenty to talk about. We start with the news that our French striker, Nicolas Anelka has been banned for 18 international matches, all but ending the 31 year old’s international career. Anelka was sent home from the France World Cup squad for allegedly insulting coach Raymond Domenech during…

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