How Ken Bates and the Chelsea Pitch Owners saved Stamford Bridge.

Stamford Bridge stands as a monument to modesty in a London borough where grandiose excess knows no bounds. A quaint and relatively unassuming building just off of the Fulham Road, the memories it contains within its walls transcend such self-effacing descriptions. Plans for the stadium's redevelopment remain shelved for now. But alas, some thirty years … Continue reading How Ken Bates and the Chelsea Pitch Owners saved Stamford Bridge.

Kai Havertz – Scouting Report.

Bayer Leverkusen's Kai Havertz is perhaps the most highly regarded German talent of a generation, and with good reason. Over the past two seasons, his composure and movement off the ball have earmarked him as the successor to Thomas Muller's throne both domestically and internationally. But whilst Bayern Munich offers the youngster almost inevitable success … Continue reading Kai Havertz – Scouting Report.

Gian-Luca Waldschmidt – Scout Report

The 2019 U-21 European Championships came and went with little fanfare in England, as Aidy Boothroyd's young lions crashed out of the tournament in the group stages. But with England's prospects curtailed at the first hurdle, Premier League scouts had turned their attentions to a young german forward who had propelled Die Mannschaft to a … Continue reading Gian-Luca Waldschmidt – Scout Report

A-Z: Z is for Zola – The Bargain That Shaped The Course Of Chelsea’s History.

A collective sigh echoed up and down the country. Yet another story of what could've been. Gareth Southgate's sudden death spot-kick had condemned England to the same familiar fate they had suffered just six years earlier - football was not coming home. But a tournament so wrapped up in the enterprising patriotism of Terry Venables … Continue reading A-Z: Z is for Zola – The Bargain That Shaped The Course Of Chelsea’s History.