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Driver on the Wing’s Weather for Crystal Palace v Chelsea

Crystal Palace away Saturday 29 March 2014 There is something very mundane about the area of south London that houses Crystal Palace Football Club. There is something even more mundane about their supporters. Palace supporters are the type of people of whom their neighbours are prone to say “He kept himself to himself; he was […]

Driver on the Wing’s Weather for Chelsea v Arsenal

Arsenal at home Saturday 22 March 2014 Saturday should be, in terms of away support, an altogether quieter affair that Tuesday. That the game will start and finish in daylight means that Arsenal supporters will not have to try to recreate the atmosphere of a Barry Manilow concert with the lights on their mobile phones. […]

Driver on the Wing’s Weather for Chelsea v Galatasaray

Galatasaray at home Tuesday 18 March 2014 What is there left to say about Galatasaray and their supporters? Some will fly in from Istanbul, loaded to the gills with flares and scarves and hoping that their orchestra leaders have made the EasyJet flight to Stanstead. Galatasaray, being the eastern darlings of UEFA, are of course […]

Driver on the Wing’s Weather for Aston Villa v Chelsea

Aston Villa away Saturday 15 March 2014 The owner of Aston Villa also owns the Cleveland Browns, an NFL team based, unsurprisingly in Cleveland Ohio. Cleveland has the reputation for being the dullest place in America and so Aston Villa is a very good and synergetic fit. The similarities do not end there. Despite promising […]

Driver on the Wing’s Weather for Chelsea v Tottenham

Tottenham at home Saturday 8 March 2014 It has now been announced that FIFA, in an unusual act of commonsense and generosity, are to save us considerable embarrassment this summer and have banned musical instruments from the World Cup and with them the England Band. So Brazil’s winter will not be lit up with constant […]

Driver on the Wing’s Weather for Fulham v Chelsea

Fulham away Saturday 1 March 2014 It is with a little sadness that I begin this weather report for the Fulham match as this is, almost certainly, the last I will write about Fulham for quite a while. Next season Fulham can go back to hating Brentford and we can continue to despise Barcelona. Balance […]

Driver on the Wing’s Weather for Galatasary v Chelsea

Galatasary away Wednesday 26 February 2014 Istanbul differs enormously from all of the other places that we visit. The Premier League comprises teams that were established during Britain’s industrial and commercial dominance of the world. Britain controlled the largest empire on the globe and London was its centre. It is little wonder, therefore that London […]

Driver on the Wing’s Weather for Chelsea v Everton

Everton at home Saturday 22 February 2014 Stuart Maconie is a radio presenter originally from Wigan and a professional northerner. In his book, “Pies and Prejudice,” he recounts his meanderings across the top half of the country in search of something good to say about the north, its history and its people. As he plods […]

Driver on the Wing’s Weather for Man City v Chelsea

Man City away FA Cup Saturday 15 February 2014 Our last visit to Man City should have been a moment of celebration and joy. Any such joy, however, swiftly evapourated when, as I tucked into my breakfast the following morning, I received a message from a Citeh supporting friend. He had, it appears, gone for […]

Driver on the Wing’s Weather for West Brom v Chelsea

West Bromwich Albion away Tuesday 11 February 2014 West Bromwich Albion are a typical northern side based in Birmingham’s inner city area slightly to the north east of the city centre itself. A modern plastic stadium surrounded by the decay of past industrial glory. A team who provide sparse hope to an otherwise forlorn area. […]

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