Blues Set For Large 2012 Youth Intake

November 11, 2011

At this time of year, clubs with Premier Academy League status are busy finalising scholarships to begin next spring. Under-16 players up and down the land will find out whether they are to be offered terms for the next two years or whether they are being released at the end of their schoolboy term. Chelsea’s intake for the 2012-13 season is taking shape and is set to be one of…


The Loan Report: November 1-6

November 7, 2011

Irish Under-21 midfielder Conor Clifford joined the loanee ranks this week in an otherwise largely uneventful seven days which saw more of what we’ve seen all season from young Blues playing elsewhere. Clifford joined Yeovil Town on Friday morning for a third career spell in League One, having spent time with both Plymouth Argyle and Notts County in England’s third tier last season. He went straight into the Glovers’ starting…


October’s Youth Team Round-Up

November 5, 2011

It’s been a few weeks since we carried a youth team report here on, but fear not, as we take a look at what’s been going on down on the academy side of the fence at Cobham. The month of October saw more difficulties befall Adie Viveash’s Under-18 team with three more defeats in the league and one in friendly competition, but they did pick up a win along…


In The Eye Of The Storm

November 2, 2011

On Wednesday evening, I had a text from a Pitch Owner mate who was going to the meeting on Thursday asking what time I was planning to arrive.  I told him and he said he’d keep an eye out for me.  I replied “You’ll recognise me.  I’ll be the one asking the awkward questions”.  As things turned out, it proved to be an accurate prediction. I don’t know how others…


Chelsea Held In Genk

November 1, 2011

Chelsea drew 1-1 with Genk away in Belgium, in the Champions League this evening. Chelsea started with Cech in goal, Bosingwa on the right, Ivanovic & Luiz centrally, with Cole on the left.  Romeu took the defensive midfield slot flanked by both Ramires & Miereles, with Malouda, Torres, & Anelka up front. The blues had opened the scoring through a Ramires goal in the 26th minute and it should have…