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Oct 22nd, 2014
My alarm clock-radio clicked on at 5.55am, the same as it always did. A couple of hours sleep hadn’t done me too many favours, I rubbed my eyes and lay in the darkness waiting for the 6am news bulletin whilst questioning the sanity of my trip to Burnd...
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Dec 22nd, 2013
For many who overindulge during the festive period, the hangover that follows presents an opportunity to reflect upon the past, make resolutions for the future, and contemplate the meaning of life in general. The older we get, the more we experience t...
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May 17th, 2010
With celebratory hangovers waning and the Blues season triumphantly over, many fans will have returned to the humdrum normality of day-to-day life still pinching themselves now and again to check they are awake and that the events that unfolded over t...
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Mar 30th, 2010
 “I just want to play football for Chelsea,” said Joe Cole, in an interview with the Sun newspaper last week. How many times have we heard that down the years from players whose contract talks have stalled? Have you lost count already? As supporters, ...
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Dec 22nd, 2009
Jingle bells jingle bells jingle all the way … oh what fun it is to sing when Chelsea win away hey. If only eh?...
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Sep 8th, 2009
The referential term ‘legend’ is so hackneyed in modern vocabulary that the impact of its usage, particularly in football parlance, has become somewhat diluted. In order to emphasise the achievements of an individual we now find ourselves ...
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Aug 23rd, 2009
For Chelsea supporters of a certain age, the trophy-laden Abramovich-era represents payback time. Every time John goes up to lift the this-that-or-other cup, opposing fans jealously enquire where we were when we were not quite as good as we are today ...
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Aug 5th, 2009
In an exclusive extract from Mark Worrall’s most recent publication ‘One Man Went To Mow’ Mark Worrall takes a wry look at terrace clobber and the contrasting fortunes of two clothing brands that have enjoyed ‘must-have’ status in re...
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Jan 28th, 2009
We all follow the Chelsea … begins a popular Chelsea chant, but more and more these days I’m beginning to wonder if this assumptive terrace anthem is in fact correct. The football media circus may have re-pitched its tent 200 miles north o...
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Dec 2nd, 2008
Bleary eyed at Gatwick airport last Wednesday morning, I’d picked up a copy of the Times to read on the short flight to Bordeaux. With the credit crunch biting, and my travels across Europe watching the Blues this year having all but eroded my h...
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Nov 6th, 2008
When the opportunity presented itself to visit New York for free it was always going to be something too good to pass up on, even if it meant sacrificing a jaunt to the Eternal City to watch Chelsea in Champions League action against AS Roma. If I had...
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Oct 3rd, 2008
Argh the credit crunch. With banks falling like autumn leaves and financial uncertainty in the air for many honest hardworking Blues fans, the cost involved in following our beloved football club in Europe can be punitive or indeed a barrier. The Cham...
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Sep 9th, 2008
Football, isn’t it just the greatest soap opera on the planet? Glorious unpredictability is one thing us Blues fans are born into. Whether you are a seasoned old-school stager from back-in-the-day when we really were sh*t, or a new disciple of A...
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