Natters With The Chels – Tim Rolls

May 25, 2013

In our final ‘Natters With The Chels’ this season, we had a chat with Interim Chair of the Chelsea Supporters Trust, Tim Rolls, after our final home game of the season against Everton last Sunday. TC: Are you pleased with the generally positive reception that the Chelsea Supporters Trust has had? TR: I am. We’ve only been in existence three or four months. We’ve got over a thousand members, we’ve…


Travels With The Chels – Amsterdam

May 20, 2013

So, here we are, talking about another trip to a European final, exactly 12 months to the day after the Blue & White Army made its way back to Blighty following that epic night in Munich. Munich was history, chaos and ultimate triumph. Other than the result, Amsterdam was different in every way. It started on the morning of the draw for the semi-final, when I had an attack of…


Munich Weekend on TheChels.Net: What C ‘IF’C? 19th May 2012 – An Alternative History

May 20, 2013

Chelsea’s road along the knockout phase of the Champions League to the Final in Munich had been tough. A thrilling round of 16 win against Napoli was succeeded by a slightly more comfortable tie against Benfica. Then, in a thrilling, epic, two-leg semi-final, the Londoners overcame the tournament favourites, Barcelona, in their own back yard. Saturday 19th May saw tens of thousands of Chelsea fans stream into Munich via air,…


Natters With TheChels: Charles Rose

April 17, 2013

This month ‘Natters With The Chels’ caught up with Chelsea Pitch Owners director Charles Rose, who was elected to the board late in 2012. TC: Firstly Charles, what made you want to put your name forward for a directorship of Chelsea Pitch Owners? CR: The debacle of the General Meetings in 2011 and 2012, where the interests of the club and its core supporters were mishandled and misrepresented. I felt…


Under-18s: Chelsea 2-3 Bolton Wanderers

March 23, 2013

Chelsea’s Under-18s shared an entertaining five-goal affair with Bolton Wanderers on Saturday morning but unfortunately fell to a 3-2 defeat in snowy conditions at Cobham.  Jesse Starkey had given the Blues a first half lead which was cancelled out by a controversial Tom Walker penalty. Bolton went ahead in the second half but were pegged back by Ambrose Gnahore’s strike before Walker clinched the points late on.  Manager Adi Viveash…


Putting A Lid On The Chalobah Contract ‘Concerns’

March 22, 2013

A subject which has reared its head every few weeks since the turn of the year is supposed contract ‘situation’ Chelsea and Nathaniel Chalobah find themselves in. The England Under-21 international has a deal which currently runs through to the end of next season. This has led to general speculation that the European Champions may lose the services of one of their most talented young players. with Arsenal purported to…


Won’t Somebody Think of The Kids?

March 21, 2013

The challenge of becoming a professional footballer is fraught with peril. The dream of becoming a first team player with a top-flight side is even more precarious. Every year children as young as eight join club academies and work their way up through the age levels until a decision has to be made by academy staff as to whether they will make it to the 16+ group – in other…


Exodus from Cobham: International Week Preview

March 19, 2013

A busy international double-header is set to be packed into the next ten or so days and, as you might expect of a leading club, Chelsea have more than their fair share of players representing their countries across all age groups. Here’s a rundown of who’s going to be where. Senior Internationals Gary Cahill, Frank Lampard, and Ashley Cole will be a part of the England squad which travels to…


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…


Natters With TheChels – Walter Otton

March 17, 2013

In a new monthly feature, TheChels.Net are going to be talking to familiar names and faces among not only the Chelsea support, but trying to shine a light on those behind the news off the pitch in SW6. In the run up to the end of the season we’ll be talking to CPO director Charles Rose, and Chair of the Chelsea Supporters Trust Working Group, Tim Rolls, but we kick…