The smoke clears to reveal a slightly balding tubby goateed ringmaster – his suit, ill fitting, red (naturally) with a rather disgruntled lion trying to escape from his chest. The lion stares at the ringmaster’s awful facial hair with a contemptuous look – facial hair, you’re not wanted here. He waddles forward struggling to deal [...]
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The dust has nearly settled on the most tumultuous of seasons at Chelsea Football Club. The term European Champions still seems like it belongs elsewhere, to some other team and some other set of supporters. Just to confirm, Chelsea are the Kings of Europe. One more time. Chelsea have won the European Cup. The first [...]
Booking my Munich trip inevitably recalls earlier Chelsea trips to European finals. I was too young for Athens in 1971. Moscow will be fresh in many travellers’ memories (not for the right reasons) but the first European final for many Chelsea fans was the 1998 Cup Winners Final in Stockholm. When we qualified by beating [...]
A Chelsea team that has underachieved in the league against a background of player dissent, playing two games a week in April, with an FA Cup Semi final and a European semi final against Barcelona inside four days coming up? Sound familiar? Indeed it is. Welcome to April 1966.
Tottenham Hotspur 1 – 2 Chelsea 20/03/2007 Tottenham away is always the game many Chelsea fans look out for at the start of the season, however with this tie being a replay in the quarter final of the FA Cup the usual antipathy took on an extra dimension.