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 – 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…


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…


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…


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,…


The Chels Book Review – The Red Hand Gang by Walter Otton

February 8, 2013

Walter Otton’s debut novel, The Red Hand Gang, was published at the end of 2012 by Gate 17 Books to a flurry of excitement among Chelsea media circles. It’s fair to say it’s not your run-of-the-mill football book. In fact football is only part of the story. The novel  starts with a journey on the Underground, and the motifs that will reappear throughout the book soon become apparent. To be…


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….