We are jointly running a survey to gather Chelsea supporters’ attitudes to Safe Standing at football grounds in collaboration with..
It has been well-documented that it is the only flaw in our starting eleven. A goalscorer. Yes, we have Fernando..
I hear some grumblings in the Chelsea fandom over the Romelu Lukaku loan to Everton and Victor Moses’s loan to..
Monday, 20th May 2013 A hotel room somewhere in South West London, the sun is rising through hazy clouds, there..
Now, I wonder how many of us watched Jose Mourinho’s last match against Osasuna at the Bernabeu. Forget the media..
… That Glenn Hoddle taught the team to play. OK, maybe not quite true and probably not the best adaptation..
Football has been consumed by the ogre that is the Champions League. Being of a certain age I remember with..
It has been a while since my last post and as expected there has been much development in the world..
I almost subconsciously started this article with the title ‘What does Mrs Thatcher mean to you?’ such is the reaction..
Hard as it might be to believe, although the internet was with us, within the last dozen years, it was..
Question: what’s one of the most significant Chelsea matches of the last 20 years? Beating Bayern Munich last May? Winning..
I was one of the few who didn’t hate Rafael Benitez. Maybe because I am, after all, not a real..
(with suitable apologies and homage to John Le Carre) (Author’s Note: The main character of George Smallie should be imagined..
If you hadn’t worked it out from the title, this is a post about referees, and in case you think..
The curious headline is prompted by young Junior, scion of the noble House of Bayou, who made his competitive feetballs..
In 1971, the late, great Peter Osgood was handed an eight week ban and a £160 fine by the Football..
Listening to the radio and reading the press it’s clear that many hold the view that racism is racism, it’s..
“Oh yes, that would be so nice” – memorable lyrics from the enigmatic Brazilian chanteuse of the 1960s, Astrud Gilberto...
You will have noted that Nick, blog owner and master of Podding Acres, wherein lies the humble structure from whence..
On this blog there have been detractors of the Champions League competition but personally I’ve never been as affected and..
It’s the night before Barcelona. God, I detest the Champions League. It’s a vile, overblown, self-important and elitist clique that..
The picture above is a memorial in Flanders to the legendary (if somewhat disputed) ‘No Man’s Land’ football match that..
Just before I went “in absentia” or if you like “in feriae”, as Julius Caesar might have put it although..
A Season Opener (For Sale or Rent) (with sincere apologies to Roger Miller) I sat down to write this wondering..
By Random Chandlery The sign on the door says Doc. Bayou. Data Analysis. But that doesn’t tell half the story...
So ya, thought ya, thought ya might like to go to the show? To feel the warm thrill of confusion,..
(Or How Close to Barking Can You Get a Sphinx?) In keeping with the melancholy and wistful mood engendered by..
[We’re thinking of this: ‘Sagging’ is the direct opposite of hogging. When a vessel is supported at bow and stern by..
“Now it’s Spring again, I’ll sing again, ’bout turnips and hamstered jam” (an excerpt from “Bygrave’s Songs, But Only Dimly..
A question worth pondering; if something is indeed rotten behind the scenes at Chelsea as most of us believe to..
On Monday night I settled into the sofa, remote in one hand, drink in the other, ready to watch our..
As any connoisseur of music knows, the very best songs, the ones that live in the memory that can pierce..