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.
Chelsea’s youth revolution this season has caught the eye of many fans and neutrals alike. The club and fans had been waiting desperately for a youth product to make the grade since John Terry, and their calls have been answered and how! Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, Reece James, Christensen and many more have shown that … Continue reading A-Z: Y is for Youth
baller/noun : a talented player of a ball game. "Chelsea FC always have ballers in their side." We really are lucky to be fans of the Pride of London, as we have had no deficiency of "ballers" at Stamford Bridge. "Ballers" refer to those players who possess a sly trick up their sleeve - that … Continue reading A-Z: X is for X-Rated Skills
If Stamford Bridge is the pilgrimage for Chelsea fans, then Wembley is the ultimate destination for any football fan. The home of football and just eight miles away from the Bridge, Wembley is an iconic stadium and one of the biggest in Europe. The walk down Wembley Way is an incredible experience as you exit … Continue reading A-Z: W is for Wembley.
Gianluca Vialli was Ruud Gullit’s first Chelsea signing in the summer of 1996. A free transfer from Juventus and he was instantly given the number nine shirt. Despite coming to the end of his career, he was a huge signing for Chelsea. Luca had already won much in the game including many domestic trophies in … Continue reading A-Z: V is for Vialli – A True Chelsea Legend
Following a 2-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge at the hands of Arsenal’s invincibles on 21 February, 2004, Chelsea embarked upon the most impressive unbeaten home record that English football’s top-flight has ever seen - a mammoth 86 games. With the media and fans alike gushing over the current Liverpool side, it’s worth noting that while … Continue reading A-Z: U is for Unbeaten run at Stamford Bridge.
John Terry. A name that resounds the loudest and the proudest amongst all the names they sing at Stamford Bridge. The 'Captain-Leader-Legend' banner hangs proudly in the stands in the stadium whose pitch he graced for nearly two decades. A banner that portrays how Terry put all that he had on the line to defend … Continue reading A-Z: T is for John Terry
Most teams move stadiums throughout their time, but for 115 years Chelsea have called Stamford Bridge their one and only home. Tucked in off Fulham Road among the busy streets of London, the Bridge is the ultimate pilgrimage for all Blues fans, whether it be the usual matchday routine or a first visit to SW6. … Continue reading A-Z: S is for Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea has had a unique history with referees. Some of these fine gentlemen have shown great wisdom and sportsmanship, important traits for every sports official. However, modern football is deeply acquainted with game-throwing bribes and bias. Although it is quite easy to make a long list of unjust referees, I decided to choose three unique … Continue reading A-Z: R is for Referees. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Portugal has given the world several talents - from Eusebio to Luis Figo, from Rui Costa to Deco - each carving his own niche in the rich technical tapestry of Portuguese football. Their history of technical prodigies have given this generation Cristiano Ronaldo and Ricardo Quaresma, both purported to reach the heights of football stardom … Continue reading A-Z: Q is for Quaresma – A Tryst with Insouciance