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Chelsea v Norwich Is About Taking A Step In The Right Direction

By Chelsea FC HistoryNo Comments

The arch is blueChelsea are currently 16th in the Premier League table, something that I have not seen since the first couple of seasons supporting Chelsea. The most memorable of which was the 1993/1994 season where we sat near the bottom of the table at Christmas.

Glenn Hoddle was in charge at the time and he was able to turn things around with the help of a run to the final of the FA Cup.

That season Chelsea rallied to finish mid-table but got thumped 4-0 in the FA Cup against Manchester United (I still dream of that Gavin Peacock effort dropping over the line instead of cannoning back off the crossbar.

What does this have to do with our current situation?

Well not alot really, Chelsea are a different team with a different culture and expectations to back then, I guess sometimes nostalgia gets the better of us. Something our next opponents will surely share with us having finished that season in 12th place, something they would definitely take at the end of this campaign.

At the time this felt like an amazing season to make a major cup final for the first time in decades and stay up. This is not going to cut it this season.

This season we are staring into the unknown, I am not sure what constitutes a good season from this point. The top four seems so far away but must be the objective as long as it is mathematically possible.

All we can do is take it one game at a time starting with Norwich.

The game against Norwich is one where a big performance is expected, the international break has taken the pressure off temporarily, now is the time to step and get back on the scoreboard. A win will not save our season, but it will be a start.

I am hoping I will see some real performances from some of our key players, I want them taking responsibility for leading from the front.

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If Azpilicueta Is Dave – Shall We Call Papy Djilobodji Jeff?

By SongsNo Comments

Chelsea have once again gone out and deliberately spited every poorly spoken pundit, particularly those who have played for Liverpool by signing Papy Djilobodji.

Not only will he be a commentators nightmare but fans will also take a bit of time getting used to pronouncing the name of our new defender from Nantes. This is why signing John Stones would have been better, as Al Murray would say “a beautiful British name”.

British pundits and fans struggle with even the simplest foreign name, stumbling over accents silent vowels and a plethora of other factors that mean that we rarely pronounce a players surname the way they do in his homeland.

With Azpilicueta Chelsea fans came up with a simple yet culturally offensive solution, we just call him Dave. The player does not seem to mind and it was a simple solution.

So if Azpilicueta is now “Dave” what should we call Djilobdji?

Although he will likely just be known as Papy, my personal preference when using his surname would be to call him Jeff. It’s short simple and effective, not even the most heavily accented Glaswegian element of our support could trip up on this one.

It would allow us to bask in the glory of Paul Merson making regular gaffes, safe in the knowledge that we will never suffer his fate.  Always thinking of the pennies this could take off, “Papy Jeff” would make a great name to print on the back of shirts and lend him to immediate cult status across the league.

Ok so this post is a little fanciful but it’s been a tough few weeks to be a Blues fan, time to bring the fun back.

I look forward to seeing whether Papy Jeff will be hit of miss for Chelsea for the rest of the season.

Nice Touch By West Brom To Travelling Chelsea Fans!,

By Chelsea Away3 Comments

Despite the dodgy results, West Brom has always been one of my favourite places to visit as a Chelsea fan, the people are friendly and there is usually a decent atmosphere (normally because they are beating us).

This picture was a great gesture too thanking Chelsea fans for making the trip, which is better than most away grounds you visit where they treat you with disdain and cannot wait to get rid of you. I have been to the Hawthorns 3 out of the last 4 seasons and rate the experience quite highly on all fronts.

Here are some other reasons I like travelling to the Hawthorns.

  • The ground is easy to get to via the train or tram.
  • There are places to drink within walking distance of the ground, including the Vine which does some amazing pub food
  • Away fans are behind the goal and have a decent view of the pitch
  • At half time they open the gates so people can go have a cigarette (and not hide in the toilets)
  • They serve beer and its cheaper than in London
  • The police, stewards and even opposition fans are friendly

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All in all win, lose or draw it is a place where you can travel too, meet your mates, have a drink and watch football. I don’t know about you but that’s all i want from a football away day.

Also the other ground in Birmingham in the Premier League is Villa Park, it is nice to visit a ground that has friendly fans and is not a dump.

Hats off to West Brom and once again nice touch

Thank you for travelling 260 miles (distance between the Hawthorns and Stamford Bridge and back), congratulation on winning the 2014/2015 league title.

We hope you enjoy the pre-match entertainment, the Balti Pies and have a safe journey home

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Why Chelsea Need Cesc Fabregas

Cesc Fabregas & Daughter Singing Fabregas Magic Hat – Video

By Chelsea Fan Videos, SongsNo Comments

It is the song that really got Chelsea fans going in the triumphant last few weeks of the season. Here is a video of the Cesc Fabregas Magic Hat song being led by Cesc Fabregas and his daughter

Cesc Fabregas is magic he wears a magic hat

He Could Have Signed For Arsenal but he said no “F$%K that

He passes with his left foot, he passes with his right

And when we win the league again we’ll sing this song all night

We hope you enjoy the Fabregas magic hat song.