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Gary Watton

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Anniversary Of A Special Victory (by Gary Watton)

ANNIVERSARY OF A SPECIAL VICTORY Friday the 22nd of January marks the fiftieth anniversary of an historic FA Cup win by Chelsea. Sandwiched between the distant triumphs of 1935 and then 1992 at Anfield was a cup victory in 1966. Chelsea were able to avenge a semi final loss to the same opposition from the […]

15th December 1990 (by Gary Watton)

15th DECEMBER 1990 Tuesday the fifteenth of December marks the 25th anniversary of a remarkable league match at the old Baseball Ground during which Chelsea raced into a three-one half-time lead, only for hosts Derby County to score the next three goals, before the visitors recovered with three more goals of their own, all in the […]

1955 Revisited? [by Gary Watton]

1955 REVISITED? The Chelsea faithful are enduring grim times of late, and to be fair most of us have adopted a delightful gallows humour, since us Brits just like to laugh off our adversity. Anyhow, it is not actually uncharted waters for a Chelsea team to decline from English champions to English also-rans faster than […]

Heroes Or Villains? (by Gary Watton)

HEROES OR VILLAINS?  As the dust settles on the latest debacle at Stamford Bridge, now sadly a fortnightly occurrence, permit me to compile a brief review of our autumnal demise, examining who may be responsible and why. I shall do so by dissecting the efforts of the leading characters in the unfolding farce. Firstly Thibaut […]

Chelsea’s Summer Transactions (by Gary Watton)

CHELSEA’S SUMMER TRANSACTIONS Here is a reminder of the revolving door of the last few months in which various players have arrived and others have departed from Stamford Bridge. Someone stated on social media almost smugly in mid-summer that Chelsea’s policy was merely to replace any departed players. It was apparent to me at least […]

Come In Mister Pedro (by Gary Watton)

COME IN MISTER PEDRO On behalf of Chelsea Football Club, a warm welcome is extended to Senor Pedro, formerly of the parish of Barcelona. It is a mighty relief to see the Chelsea brains trust get their arses into gear and sign a creative talent. We may be leaking goals at present, but a failure […]

Chelsea Stupidity (by Gary Watton)

CHELSEA’S STUPIDITY Of course Chelsea don’t quite corner the world’s market in terms of poor transfer dealings, but we certainly give most clubs near and far a darn good run for their money when it comes to buying turkeys and letting players go who then proceed to better things elsewhere. Yes Chelsea have made many […]

American Tour Update (by Gary Watton)

AMERICAN TOUR UPDATE It’s never easy to assess pre-season results. The Chelsea end of July adventure in North America is no exception. Three matches were contested, and if you’re a glass half full person, you can argue that the champions of England scored in each match and ‘beat’ both Barcelona and Paris St-Germain (albeit on […]

Mid-Summer Update (by Gary Watton)

MID-SUMMER UPDATE Two Chelsea goal-scoring legends experienced contrasting fortunes in recent weeks. While Frank Lampard was being honoured by Lizzie Windsor in her birthday honours list, the third most prolific goal-scorer in Chelsea’s history, Kerry Dixon, was hauled off to the big house, at Her Majesty’s pleasure, on account of violent behaviour in a public […]

Bamford Please! (by Gary Watton)

BAMFORD PLEASE! Just before last season started, the cautious one was boldly proclaiming that if Baker, Brown, and Solanke don’t eventually make the England team, we should all blame him. Blimey, that was a courageous, and foolhardy promise. Well, in the intervening months there has been little evidence that any of these youngsters will get […]

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