Defining Moments

March 6, 2013

There are some players that are synonymous with certain moments, a moment of brilliance, bravery, stupidity, madness or just something Proper Chels. These are moments are etched into the memory of every Chelsea fan and their story will be told for generations to come. Some players have acquired cult status due to their loyalty and longevity. Others have made a short yet sudden impact (and not always positive). Below are…


Crowds Flock to Chelsea Supporters Trust Launch

February 13, 2013

The Chelsea Supporters Trust got off to successful, if somewhat chaotic, start on Saturday with a meeting attended by well over 100 people at the CIU Club in Britannia Road. The day started with a mention for the Trust during Tim Rolls’ lunchtime interview on BBC Radio 5 Live, and members of the Trust Working Group were out on the streets surrounding Stamford Bridge prior to the kick-off against Wigan,…


Attempting To Predict The Next Chelsea Manager

February 10, 2013

Whilst it might appear to be a futile exercise from the outside at least, it appears to be possible to at least make an educated projection as to the likely contenders for the Chelsea job. It goes without saying that it would be a catastrophe of even grander proportions were Rafael Benitez to get the gig full-time, but for the sake of this exercise and our sanity, we shall presume…


Going Forward Together – Chelsea Supporters Trust Launch

February 5, 2013

After several months of hard work dealing with the legalties behind such an endeavour, the Chelsea Supporters Trust will be formally launched at 17.45pm on Saturday 9th February 2013 (after the Wigan game). The launch event will take place at the CIU club, 71 Britannia Road, opposite the West Stand entrance, and a few doors away from the old So Bar, and will be attended by Chelsea legend Kerry Dixon….


Cech and Courtois: A Conundrum

January 30, 2013

There are problems, and there are so-called ‘first world problems’. You know the drill; which latest technological advancement to purchase, what to do when your wireless internet drops for five seconds, that sort of thing. At Chelsea Football Club, they too face decisions of this nature now and then, and chief amongst them is what to do about their goalkeeping situation. They’re blessed to find themselves in the luxurious position…


Decline of the Roman Empire?

January 27, 2013

Since Roman Abramovich took over Chelsea FC in the summer of 2003, with reports claiming the club was just days away from bankruptcy, he has enjoyed the virtually uncritical adoration of the Stamford Bridge faithful. That’s not to say that there haven’t been periodic rumblings of discontent. Jose Mourinho’s departure in September 2007 was the subject of some, albeit muted, criticism. Before, during and since the infamous CPO EGM in…


Generation Becks

January 19, 2013

When Chelsea visited St Mary’s in the 3rd round of the FA Cup this season, there was general Mafeking among the happy awaydayers. Flares were lit. A thunderflash was ignited, at which two of my friends cheerfully admitted that they nearly shat themselves with fright. But the Southampton fans didn’t enjoy it. Oh no. In fact, a number of them took to Twitter to express their umbrage. Amongst those hugging…


Former Blues Watch: Volume Three

December 31, 2012

It’s been another interesting season for a host of former Chelsea players, with headline-makers aplenty, although some have made a name for themselves for all the wrong reasons. We lead off the third installment of this irregular series with a familiar face and Champion of Europe. As has been well documented, Raul Meireles recently earned himself a lengthy suspension for allegedly spitting at a referee in a Turkish Cup match….


Roberto Di Matteo – A Hearfelt Appreciation

November 21, 2012

The news that Roberto di Matteo has been sacked as manager of Chelsea, just five months into a two year contract, has come as a huge and unwelcome shock to most fans. During an early season edition of The Chelsea Fancast, the presenters and benches were of the opinion that if Robbie failed to deliver silverware, he would probably be out of a job at the end of the season….


Football Through Formica Tinted Glasses

October 24, 2012

Mention the 1970s to those of us old to remember it (and unlike the 1960s, if you can remember it you were there), and it conjures up instant memories of space hoppers, glam rock, The Sweeney and – up until the explosion of colour which appeared to accompany the advent of punk – a palette of browns, beiges and greys. Cars were cream, brown, or occasionally rust. Flock was popular….