CPO – Grounds for Progress

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January 27, 2017

The Chelsea Pitch Owners 2017 Annual General Meeting took place in the Drake Suite at Stamford Bridge stadium today, with a significant turnout of shareholders attending in person. This is perhaps unsurprising given the agenda included a crucial item of business at Resolution 9 which, if voted through, would enable the Directors to approach the owner and propose an extension of the current lease. Chairman Charles Rose declared the meeting…

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Behind the Scenes At The Museum

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August 20, 2014

For most of the Stamford Bridge faithful, the real start of the season will come at the weekend, when Chelsea play Leicester in their first home Premier League game. For 4,000 lucky (and hardy) souls, the trip to Burnley on Monday night was made well worth their while by a sparkling 3-1 win, with the Master of Cesc winning plaudits from pundits and fans alike, and the big beast Costa…

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Out Of The Blue

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June 18, 2014

A quiet Tuesday evening in June.  The nation awaits the next instalment of World Cup games later that night and the publication of the fixture list for next season the following day.   Then, out of the blue, a statement is published on the Chelsea FC website announcing that Roman Abramovich has commissioned a “study of the area from Fulham Broadway town centre to Stamford Bridge and beyond … This study will…

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Results of the Safe Standing Survey for Chelsea Supporters

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June 8, 2014

As you may or may not have seen from other media sources, the results of the Safe Standing Survey, carried out by a number of websites, fanzines and supporters’ groups, have now been published.  You can read the full report here, together with the thoughts of CST Chairman Tim Rolls, but the headlines are:- Over 96% of Chelsea supporters surveyed are in favour of implementing Safe Standing at Stamford Bridge 90% stated…

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Spring and Roundabouts

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March 2, 2014

Spring brings a feeling of renewal; a fresh start.  Supermarkets are advertising product discounts for a “spring clean”.  The crocuses and daffodils are out – Hyde Park was looking stunning, albeit somewhat overcast today.  For those of us of the Christian faith, the great season of Lent is upon us.  And at the risk of being accused of attempting to steal the thunder of my dear friend, Driver on The…

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Chelsea Pitch Owners 2014 AGM Report (or ‘CPO Comes To Its Senses’)

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February 3, 2014

Meeting Report The Chelsea Pitch Owners 2014 AGM took place on 31st January 2014 in the Harris Suite at Stamford Bridge in the presence of approximately 120 shareholders. Chairman Steve Frankham (SF) declared the meeting quorate at 11am and opened the meeting by introducing his fellow Directors.  He went on to thank the assembled shareholders for notifying their attendance in advance, thus assisting with planning for the meeting and helping…

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May You Live In Interesting Times

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January 27, 2014

This was originally meant to be the first article of 2014, but was superseded by the news of Juan Mata’s sad departure for Manchester (a transfer which was finally completed yesterday).  Chelsea Football Club appear to have sailed into calmer waters during the past six months.  The return of Jose Mourinho, replacing the almost universally detested B*n*t*z, has delighted and pacified the supporters, and our outpouring of love for The…

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Chelsea Supporters Trust AGM – A Sense of History

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August 22, 2013

History. The thing that the Scousers (and others) accuse us of not having. There is a banner that says ‘making history, not re-living it’, and there was a sense of a bit of both in SW6 on Saturday, when the first AGM of the Chelsea Supporters Trust was held in the Attenborough Suite at Stamford Bridge, preceded by a hugely enjoyable tour of West Brompton Cemetery led by Chelsea FC…

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Chelsea Supporters Trust AGM Preview

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August 14, 2013

To most Chelsea supporters, Saturday 17th August is simply the day before the first home game of the season against Hull. In fact, it’s a historic day for the club’s fans. The first Annual General Meeting of the Chelsea Supporters Trust will take place at 2.00pm in the Attenborough Suite of the Copthorne Hotel at Stamford Bridge. This, in reality, is the day that the Working Group have spent in…

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