Frank Lampard: 200 Not Out

March 18, 2013

On June 14, 2001, Chelsea signed the then 22 year old, Frank Lampard. I remember the day quite clearly, as it had been reported on Sky Sports News that we were set to sign a West Ham midfielder and the rumours doing the rounds were that it was indeed Frank that we were buying. In my haste and excitement, I emailed Sky Sports News for them to come back to…


Sweet FA

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…


Acceptable In The Eighties: Part One – The Bad & The Ugly 87/88

September 22, 2011

1987 wasn’t the best of years for me; the only year I really loved with any kind of memory during the 80’s was 1984. However, for this nostalgia trip, I’m going to forsake the good and move to the bad. Don’t give up reading just yet, because it gradually gets better. I honestly wouldn’t want to depress anybody with my torturous scything events of 1987; still, what do they say,…


The Impatient Society

September 8, 2011

Sometimes I sit in utter amazement; it’s pretty much like a hypnotic trance, you know when a snake is being serenaded by a snake charmer? Some people think that I sit there in a hypnotic trance most of the time, but they’re the people I ignore and so I should. After all, the negative people in our lives should be distanced and expelled to somewhere more suitable. There is a…


Was Copenhagen Pricing Policy “A” Farce

March 22, 2011

Prior to our second leg against Copenhagen in the Champions League there were a lot of annoyed people. After the 0-2 victory in Denmark, people were disenchanted with the pricing policy set out by the club for the second leg at Stamford Bridge. Personally I agree with their disenchantment, especially in these times of austerity where money is tight enough anyway. I’m certain that in the long run, the club…


That Was Then But This Is Now

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…


Under The Radar

January 23, 2011

With Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka not firing on all cylinders within the last couple of months, my mind turned to a striker with whom nobody has really mentioned, or in fact has linked with Chelsea to my knowledge. Both Drogba and Anelka are now at an age where we should start looking for at least one, if not two proven goalscorers. In my opinion, both Sturridge and Kalou are…