We’ve heard a rumour from two different and completely separate sources that Mike Ashley is a mad Chelsea fan. These are two separate sources and one of them is highly connected within the Club.

We also heard that Ashley’s appointment of Dennis Wise is not only due to his professional opinion of Dennis’ capabilities but also due to the fact that he absolutely loved Dennis as a fan. (Editor: well, join the club, Dennis is a legend). The fact that he tried to get Gus Poyet as the new manager post-Keegan also gives further grounds to the above rumour.

We’ve opened this thread to see if anyone of CFCnet’s readers has heard anything along similar lines – you know, “my sister’s boyfriend’s cousin’s sister works in Weybridge Texaco and when he paid for his fuel he had a Chelsea FC keyring.”

Seriously, has anyone heard anything similar? Please let us know