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,…


Munich Weekend on TheChels.Net – Travels With The Chels

May 19, 2013

If you’re a Chelsea fan and you can’t remember what you were doing this day 12 months ago, you were probably either under five or consuming illegal substances. I remember very clearly, and wrote a ‘Travels’ (published here in a slightly abridged version) to prove it…. This night had it all. There was hope. There was despair. There were tears. There was joy. And that was just the three and…


Munich Weekend on TheChels.Net – Munich Memories Part 2

May 18, 2013

Thanks to all those who’ve offered their Munich Memories. Today’s readers’ recollections are:- Prabheek Rajbhandary (@prateek423) remembers ‘getting my head shaved and not remembering it the next day due to drunkenness’! Ken Barkway was in the top tier of Chelsea end when DD rolled the ball into the net – he recalls there was silence, an almighty roar then sobbing. Finally, Martin Wickham had a brush with the stars:- ‘At…


Munich Weekend on TheChels.Net – Munich Memories Part 1

May 17, 2013

OK, so you might barely have recovered from Chelsea’s triumphant trip to Amsterdam to lift the UEFA Cup, but at TheChels we have no hesitation in celebrating the first anniversary of that extraordinary night in Munich 12 months ago – OK, 363 days ago, to be pedantic. On Sunday we’ll be revisiting a classic ‘Travels With The Chels’ and  on Monday there’ll be a special ‘What C ‘IF’ C’ on…


New! European Champions T-Shirts & Tops available

May 23, 2012

Available right now at our online store are our brilliant new and unofficial Munich 2012 European Champions t-shirts and tops. The first design shows two Chelsea lions grasping the trophy underneath a crown. The second is in German and translates as: ‘Your city, your stadium, our cup’, a play on the banners the Bayern fans held up before kickoff. Celebrate our Chelsea becoming the Champions of Europe by visiting…