The Heart of the Mata

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January 23, 2014

Firstly – an apology for the hiatus in the ramblings of this column, caused by preparing for the Chelsea Supporters Trust Christmas Party, Christmas itself and flu, in that order.  Well, not really that order.  The flu manifested itself just before Christmas, set in on Christmas Eve and left me with an attack of the horrors on Christmas Night.  By Boxing Day I could barely stand up and, as a…

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Chelsea Pitch Owners EGM Headlines

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July 23, 2012

Main developments from today’s EGM:- Wise and Sewell in no-show Plea for early vote on Resolution 3 denied Board promises to “vet” future share applications Row over debt repayment rumbles on Pledges to investigate fund-raising options Today’s hotly-anticipated Chelsea Pitch Owners EGM ended in uproar after many believed Steve Frankham used the chair’s proxy vote to sink Resolution 3, which called for voting rights to be limited to a maximum of…

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Another Fine Mess

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March 4, 2012

Shortly before Christmas, off the back of a poor run but following qualification for the last 16 of the CL, this column wondered if the season could turn out to be something special (see Special Ones Too). And it certainly has, but not in a good way. A slew of defeats, players who don’t seem to be bothered about putting in a shift but are only too happy to collect…

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Chelsea FC: Giving Up Your Rights

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October 10, 2011

If it wasn’t enough for the club to show how little they care for supporters with regards to the CPO and Stamford Bridge issue, a piece of information comes our way today that shows this is a growing trend. The club have started a new ‘upload your photo/videos’ section on the Official Chelsea FC website called ‘All Blues. All Season‘ – we were asked to promote it a short while…

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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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Squad List Announced

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September 1, 2010

With a rather quiet closing of the transfer window, and contrary to many tabloid suggestions otherwise, there were no extra transfers by the club in addition to those of Ramires and Benayoun. Today the club announced the squad list for the forthcoming season, and with Premier League regulations now stating that only 25 players can be named, with eight being ‘home grown’ should the full 25 be named. A home-grown…

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New Fixtures, New Season

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June 17, 2010

With the release of the coming seasons fixtures announced this morning, it seems the good old fixture computer has given us a nice start to the season, and a none to friendly finish, on paper at least. Now we’re old enough and wise enough to know full well that football is played on grass, and not paper, yet our opening run of games looks straightforward enough, starts with West Brom,…

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TheChels.net Launches!

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January 1, 2010

So here WE are! The last but most certainly not least of the initial triumvirate of TheChels sites, designed to provide you with whatever Chelsea FC fix it is you are seeking. You may have noticed we’re a bit of a wordy bunch over here at the TheChels.net, that’s simply because it’s what we do. Here we hope to provide you with match reports and previews that aren’t boring and…

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Happy New Year

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December 31, 2009

Christmas is over and tonight is the last big hurrah before thoughts turn to a long January month of work ahead. So before you all head off out on your respective New Years Eve journeys, we’d just like to wish you all a very happy new year, and hope you have a great evening. Remember to have fun, stay carefree and keep the blue flag flying high. TheChels

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