Ten Years of The Roman Empire

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June 30, 2013

“We are delighted to agree this deal to acquire what is already one of the top clubs in Europe. We have the resources and ambition to achieve even more given the huge potential of this great club.” (Roman Abramovich, 1st July 2003) “I want to know whether this individual is a fit and proper person to be taking over a club like Chelsea. Until that question is answered, then I’m…

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Sweet FA

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April 11, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, I sent an email (In fact, all-in-all, I sent four emails) to the Football Association with regard to our FA Cup Semi-Final. I was annoyed at the fact that without common sense prevailing, Chelsea had been given Sunday April 15 as the date for our FA Cup Semi-Final against Tottenham Hotspur. As a background to my original email, which was written prior to our Champions…

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We Are All Thinking It

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March 6, 2011

It’s unspoken but it’s there, isn’t it? We are all thinking it, aren’t we? Come on, admit it. The win against the red half of Manchester, the stuttering return to team form, the increasing impact of Frank Lampard, the revelation that is David Luiz… Yuri back, Yossi getting closer. I could go on but I won’t… It all starts to point to one thing doesn’t it? But wait a minute….

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Blues Pay The Penalty

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February 20, 2011

Chelsea’s challenge of making it three FA Cups in a row were demolished in dramatic fashion at Stamford Bridge yesterday after Everton equalised in last minute of extra-time, before beating us 4-3 on penalties. Chelsea were not at their best throughout the game but looked to have booked their place in the next round after Frank Lampard scored in the dying stages of the first half of extra-time. But then…

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The Four Horsemen Of The Fixture Apocalypse

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February 3, 2011

Well, it’s been a reasonably pleasant season thus far. Now the “difficult moment” is behind us, it looked like we were about to make progress on all fronts. However, events of the last 7 days, some of which were beyond our control, have unleashed a near perfect storm of fixture congestion, one might even refer to them as The Four Horsemen of the Fixture List Apocalypse. Weather Whilst the decision…

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Kalou Strikes To Force Replay

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January 30, 2011

Chelsea had to come from behind to earn a replay in the 4th round of the FA Cup against Everton. Louis Saha gave Everton the lead early in the second half, but a Saloman Kalou goal fifteen minutes from time gave the FA Cup holders a draw, despite not being at their best. Carlo Ancelotti picked a full-strength starting line-up, some of this being owed to the fact that we…

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That Was Then But This Is Now

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January 27, 2011

Twenty or so years ago a former workmate would often wind me up about Chelsea, unfortunately, for him, he supported Tottenham. The best part for me about supporting Chelsea at that time was that we had such a great record against Spurs and as we know, this lasted for a lengthy period. The tough thing about supporting Chelsea back then was that we were very inconsistent. In fact, I’d tell…

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Road To Wembley Starts In Emphatic Style

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January 9, 2011

Well, I think we can all agree that that was needed. As Chelsea embarked on another FA Cup campaign, seeking to become the first side in 125 years to win three on the trot, the feeling around the club could have been better. Another defeat in midweek against Wolves followed by ‘Bannergate’ brought more doom-mongering to the club’s doorstep, something which received only a brief respite when Ipswich sacked manager…

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Focus Switches For FA Cup

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January 9, 2011

Chelsea face Ipswich Town at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup today, hoping a change of competition may enact a change of form and luck. The FA Cup has been good for us in the last two decades, the pain of 1994 aside, and this season we set to the task of retaining the FA Cup for a second year, to make it three wins in three. The team new…

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