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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #919

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham and Adam Newson, Chief Chelsea Correspondent for Football.London to look ahead to this weekends match against Spurs. In part one, Chidge, JK, Martin and Adam discuss Friday's press conference with Thomas Tuchel. Has Tuchel got everything he needs? What are the chances of signing Aubameyang, Fofana and Frankie de Jong? Tuchel shows respect for Conte and we look at his strategy in stopping Spur's counter-attack. In part two we welcome back Ricky Sacks from The Last Word on Spurs for this week's 'Opposition View' where Ricky discusses Spurs' pre-season and transfer window, likely team selection for Sunday and tactics, together with how he sees the game going. In part three, we preview the Chelsea v Spurs match and look at Chidge's Team selection; ask has Conte put his stamp on Spurs? Should we be worried about a Conte managed Spurs? And are Spurs ahead of us at this stage of the season given their preparation, fitness and transfers? With all that said, we look at Chelsea's incredible home record against Spurs in what is always a we must not lose match!!! We wrap up by discussing how we see it going and give our score predictions. * Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for more information.

1h 5m
Aug 12
“Here We Go Again…” Chelsea FanCast #918

Stamford Chidge & Joathan Kydd are joined by Clayton Beerman for the return of the monday night review show, looking back at long overdue 1-0 win away to Everton. On the show tonight, in part one, we discuss Tuchel’s team selection and subs; say aufwiedersehen to Tim O’Werner; throw up at the sight of the away kit and look at rusty performances, awful set pieces and new recruits impressing. In part two we choose our man of the match, ask for more from the players; contemplate Tommy T’s words on the system and discuss why the midfield is still the issue In part three, we have some cracking emails to read out, and the results from the first week of our Prem Predictions league.   * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

2h 0m
Aug 08
Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #917

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are back for the 2022-23 season and are joined by Dan Silver and Adam Newson of Football.London. In part one, Chidge JK, Dan Silver and Adam Newson look back at Chelsea's summer tour to the USA and the transfer business to date. Was the tour more successful off the pitch than on it? Has Chelsea done well so far with the transfers of Sterling and Koulibaly? And is Chelsea as much in crisis as the press/twitter would have us believe? In part we look ahead to the season opener away to Everton. What will the team selection be? How was Everton's pre-season and transfer business? Is it good to get a bogey match out first and how important is it to get the new season off to a win? We wrap up discussing how we see it going and give our match predictions. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 0m
Aug 04
Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 82- England win the Euro's! What next for Women's football?

Join Dean, Jane and Dayne as they celebrate England's Lionesses European Championship success and discuss what next for women's football and how to get involved in Chelsea FC Women.   Subscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCW https://honestlychelseafcw.substack.com/ You can find more information about the Women's Football Fan Collective on Twitter @wffancollective.  To join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition https://www.sheplays.com.au/ and enter the league code WTMKCFC To listen to our special series, My Daughter The Professional, sign up today at- https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadow  Subscribe to our YouTube channel- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQ Join our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzK Follow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9 You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30m
Aug 02
Chelsea Heritage Podcast: FA Cup 1970

The Chelsea Heritage Podcast presents the FA Cup run of 1970. Chelsea Chadder is joined by Neil ‘Smiffy’ Smith as they talk about all things from Chelsea’s 1970 FA Cup run starting with a third round match with Birmingham, London derbies against QPR and Watford as well as the final vs Leeds Utd, watched by nearly 30 million people on TV. Smiffy also shares his memories of Ian Hutchinson, Bobby Tambling, Peter Osgood, Barry Bridges, Terry Venables, ex-players celebrating goals, Peter Houseman, Alan Hudson, black and white TVs, Peter Bonetti, football kits and what his dad did when David Webb scored the winning goal. For more information on Chelsea’s Heritage visit www.chelseaheritagepartnership.com http://www.chelseaheritagepartnership.com/ If you’d like to be part of another episode then message @ChelseaChadder on Twitter. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

47m
Aug 02
Chelsea Heritage Podcast: Dennis Wise (Part 2)

The Chelsea Heritage Podcast presents Dennis Wise (Part 2). Chelsea Chadder is joined again by Chris Cassley as they talk about all things Dennis Wise starting from the summer of 1997 up until he left the club in 2001. During the episode we cover the League Cup, Cup Winners Cup and Super Cup success of 1998, the FA Cup win in 2000 at the Old Wembley, his time under Gullit, Vialli and Ranieri, Wise’s temperament, the club’s maiden season in the Champions League including THAT goal in the San Siro! Chris also shares his memories of foreign imports, Barceolona, opening day screamers, Roberto Di Matteo. Wembley, playing in snow, his England and what his Chelsea legacy is. For more information on Chelsea’s Heritage visit www.chelseaheritagepartnership.com http://www.chelseaheritagepartnership.com/ If you’d like to be part of another episode then message @ChelseaChadder on Twitter. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 21m
Jul 30
Chelsea Heritage Podcast: Dennis Wise (Part 1)

The Chelsea Heritage Podcast presents Dennis Wise (Part 1). Chelsea Chadder is joined by Chris Cassley as they talk about all things Dennis Wise starting from his early beginnings up until the end of the 1996/97 season including his record move from Wimbledon, his England debut, his miserable FA Cup final in 1994, that taxi incident that almost led him to jail and of course his 1997 FA Cup victory as captain. Chris also shares his memories of Kerry Dixon, Vinnie Jones, Ruud Gullit, Dean Saunders, Glenn Hoddle, European adventures, Scorpion kicks, penalty shootouts, Matthew Harding, foreign imports and Euro 96. For more information on Chelsea’s Heritage visit www.chelseaheritagepartnership.com http://www.chelseaheritagepartnership.com/ If you’d like to be part of another episode then message @ChelseaChadder on Twitter. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 34m
Jul 30
Chelsea FanCast #916 - My Chelsea with Andy Cairns of Therapy?

Stamford Chidge talks to Andy Cairns, singer and guitarist from the legendary band Therapy?, about his love of all things Chelsea. My Chelsea returns with Andy Cairns, singer and guitarist from the legendary band Therapy? to talk about his support of Chelsea. Formed in 1990, and influenced by bands such as Black Sabbath, Killing Joke, Sonic Youth, Rapeman, Hüsker Dü, Butthole Surfers, The Undertones, That Petrol Emotion, Captain Beefheart, Motörhead, Mudhoney, early Metallica, Fugazi and The Stooges, Therapy? are now in to a 32 year and 23 album career, selling out gigs all around the world. In spite of growing up in Northen Ireland, Andy Cairns just happens to be a massive Chelsea supporter and season ticket holder since 1994, and a mate of Chelsea FanCast's Mark Meehan. We invited Andy in for a chat about how he became a Chelsea fan, his first game, favourite players growing up, his favourite matches, his best and worst Chelsea moments, his all time Chelsea hero and his favourite Chelsea chant. As well as being a great singer/guitarist in a legendary band, Andy is a top bloke who both loves and knows his Chelsea. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

2h 4m
Jul 29
50 Years of Chelsea: 2002-2003 Pt 2

Stamford Chidge is joined by Jonathan Kydd and Mark Meehan to look back at the 2002-03 season. In part two we pick the season up in January. We lose to Arsenal away, again, 3-2 thanks to two goals in two minutes even though we get two back two minutes later. Chelsea beat Charlton 4-1 at home on what looks like a sandpit. We play like Brazil; Charlton lodge a complaint about the pitch. While our league form is good and keeps us in the top four, all eyes are on FA Cup success. After dispatching Middlesbrough, Shrewsbury and Stoke City, we face our bogey team Arsenal in the quarter-final. We draw 2-2 at Highbury having outplayed Arsenal for much of the match which means a replay at Stamford Bridge. Surely this time we can lay the bogey to rest? Sadly not as Chelsea lose 3-1 on an awful awful night including an own goal by John Terry, now sharing the captain's duties with Marcel Desailly. Still hopes are high for a top four finish and Champions' League qualification whilst the title challenge slipped away. A wobble with defeats away to Villa (battling relegation) and West Ham (who get relegated) means it all boils down to the last match of the season at home to Liverpool. In one of the most important matches in Chelsea's history, a place in the top four is at stake with the winner taking all. Liverpool go ahead on 11 minutes with Desailly equalising 3 minutes later. Gronkjaer is the unlikely hero with a shot bent in to the right hand corner thanks to him slipping as he kicked it. Chelsea hang on to win and Zola comes on for a cameo for what would be his last appearance for Chelsea and gives Carragher twisted blood for old times sake. What we didn't know at the time was that had Chelsea lost, the club may well have gone in to administration having announced debts of £99 million and a loss of £16.4 million. Not only did Chelsea's victory guarentee lucrative Champions' League football, it paved the way a few weeks later for the arrival of Roman Abramovich and things at Chelsea would never be the same again... * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 37m
Jul 26
50 Years of Chelsea: 2002-2003 Pt 1

Stamford Chidge is joined by Jonathan Kydd and Mark Meehan to look back at the 2002-03 season. Chelsea began the season with only one signing, Quique De Lucas, the scurrying midfielder from Espanyol on a free. Money was tight and runours abounded that Chelsea were in financial trouble and as a consequence would have to off load big nae stars such as Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Gianfranco Zola. As it was Chelsea began the season in decent form with draws against Arsenal and Man Utd and a 3-0 home win against fancied Newcastle. A last minute goal by former non-league player Ben Wright in the first leg of the UEFA Cup first round against Norwegian part timers, Viking FK, should have been no more than an irritant. But it came back to haunt Chelsea as they were knocked out of Europe for the 3rd season in a row by lowly opponents with a 4:2 defeat to the Vikings in the second leg, sandwiched in between a 3:2 defeat at home to struggling West Ham. Thankfully, form picked up and it was to be two months before Chelsea suffered defeat again, at the hands of Man Utd in the Worthington Cup courtesy of a rarity, a Diego Forlan goal. Chelsea finished the year in 2nd position in the Premier League and could have been top had it not been for the infernal tinkering of manager, Claudio Ranieri. Gudjohnsen and Hasselbaink were not scoring the goals they had the season before, but Gianfranco Zola was having a renaissance, at one stage the Premier League's top goal scorer and scoring some eye opening goals. Could Chelsea mount a realisitc challenge for the Premier League title in the New Year and break the Arsenal and Utd duopoly? Was it more likely that we could have another crack at the FA Cup, going one better than last season? * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 27m
Jul 25
50 Years of Chelsea: 2001-2002 Pt 2

Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd and Mark Meehan look back at the 2001-2002 season in our ’50 Years of Chelsea’ series. In part two we pick up the story in the New Year where hopes were high for another League Cup final after a 2-1 win in the semi-final first leg against Spurs, followed by a 5-1 rout of West Ham in the league. However, the unthinkable happened when Spurs thrashed Chelsea 5-1 in the second leg, their first victory over Chelsea at White Hart Lane or anywhere for over 20 years. Thankfully, normal service was resumed with back to back 4-0 victories against Spurs in the FA Cup quarter final and Premier League, with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink scoring a perfect hat-trick in the latter. In the FA Cup third round, Gianfranco Zola had scored one of the best goals ever seen at Stamford Bridge. With league from suffering from the usual inconsistency, our only hope of silverware lay in the FA Cup. A scrappy 1-0 victory over Fulham in the Villa Park semi-final, complete with mass celery throwing, set up a final at the Millenium stadium in Cardiff against bogey side Arsenal. Blighted by injuries to Le Saux, Hasselbaink, Babayaro and an increasingly influential John Terry, Chelsea were the better side in the final until Ray Parlour and Freddie Ljundberg both scored worldies to ruin the day out. The 2001-2002 season was one of transition, turmoil off the pitch and frustration on it. Given that Hasselbaink and Gudjohnsen had scored 52 goals between them a 6th place finish in the league was a disappointment. Arsenal proved to be the team we just could not beat as we finished FA Cup runners up; the League cup semi loss to Spurs still causes nightmares and the UEFA Cup defeat against lowly Hapoel Tel Aviv was a debacle. Many supporters blamed Ranieri for his tinkering and sparse use of the genius that was Zola, but there were bright spots in the season with the Hasselbaink and Gudjohnsen's partnership and goals up front, the best we'd seen since the days of Dixon and Speedie, and the emergence of John Terry and Frank Lampard as two of Chelsea's most important players together with Carlo Cudicini who had a superb season in goal and rightly won POTY. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 40m
Jul 16
50 Years of Chelsea: 2001-2002 Pt 1

Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd and Mark Meehan look back at the 2001-2002 season in our '50 Years of Chelsea' series. Claudio Ranieri's first summer transfer window brought four key signings with Bolo Zenden and Emanuel Petit arriving from Barcelona, William Gallas from Marseille and Frank Lampard, the talented young midfielder, from West Ham for £11 million. The new signings took time to settle in and with the departures of Denis Wise, Gus Poyet and Frank Leboeuf, there was an air of transition about the club. Although Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Eidur Gudjohnsen were forming a deadly partnership up front, Chelsea were drawing too many games, evidenced by their position outside the top four in the Premier League. Off the pitch, controversy reigned with John Terry, Frank Lampard, Eidur Gudjohnsen and Jody Morris getting caught by the News of the World drunkenly abusing American tourists in shock at the awful events of 9/11. The media also had a field day when Desailly, Le Saux, Petit, Gudjohnsen, Gallas and Ferrer elected not to play in the UEFA Cup natch against Hapeol Tel Aviv due to security concerns. Chelsea were knocked out by the Israeli side but supporters were bouyed by performances in the Worthington Cup where Coventry, Leeds and Newcastle were despatched to set up a semi-final against Spurs in the New Year. December saw some of the best performances of the season with a 3-0 away win at Man Utd, a 4-0 demolition of Liverpool at home and a 2-1 win away to top of the table Newcastle. It looked like it would be all to play for in the New Year... * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 40m
Jul 16
Chelsea FanCast #915 - Johnny Bumstead

Stamford Chidge and Martin King interview John Bumstead, an unsung hero for Chelsea, and talk about his love for the club; what it was like to experience the lows of relegation and highs of promotion during the 1980’s; playing for John Neal and Bobby Campbell and playing with the likes of Nigel Spackman and Kerry Dxion and against David Platt and Paul Gascoigne John Bumstead or Johnny B as he was affectionately known by the supporters, played for Chelsea from 1978 until 1991, making 409 appearances, the 9th highest appearance maker for Chelsea and scoring 44 goals. There are few Chelsea players who have experienced the rollercoaster of what it was like to play for Chelsea in that 13 year period of the doldrums of Division Two; near relegation to Division Three; promotion to Division One; winning the Full Members Cup; relegation back to Division Two via a play off and then promotion again the next season with a record number of points. Throughout it all he remained loyal to his boyhood club until being transferred to Charlton. Johnny B was the ultimate selfless team player, playing at the heart of Chelsea’s midfield, doing the simple things very well and he hardly ever had a bad game for the club. He may have been small in stature but he was a steely competitor and his fearless, courageous challenges meant that injuries were a recurring theme throughout his career. He had an eye for goal and was an accomplished free kick taker with his last goal for Chelsea coming in a 3-2 victory over Spurs on December 1st 1990, the start of an unbeaten run against our North London rivals that was to last for 28 years. But perhaps he should best be remembered for the way he could shackle opposition flair players from the likes of Tony Currie to David Platt and Paul Gascoigne. If you were to sum John Bumstead up, I can think of no better description than understated excellence. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

46m
Jul 16
Chelsea FanCast #914 - Colin Pates

Stamford Chidge and Martin King interview Colin Pates, who grew up supporting Chelsea as a boy and went on to play for the club for ten years, captaining the side back to Division 1 and the first Chelsea Captain to lift a trophy at Wembley. Colin opens up on his time playing for Chelsea; the highs and lows; the team that John Neal built; the Full Members Cup Final; the relationship with the supporters and his disappointment at leaving the club. Colin Pates made 346 appearances for Chelsea between 1979 & 1988, 137 as Captain. The era Colin played in for Chelsea, was among the most turbulent in the Club’s history with the lows of relegation and the highs of promotion; Division 1 title challenges; winning the Full Member’s Cup and beating the mighty Liverpool FC, European Champions at the time, in the FA Cup. Colin was made captain at the age of 22 and showed maturity beyond his years by moulding together the different groups within the dressing room. More than that, his classy displays as a ball-playing defender who read the game superbly, matched his impressive captaincy of a club on its way back to the top. Pates was a player who served the club with commitment and distinction for nearly ten years, having supported them as a boy. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 4m
Jul 08
Chelsea FanCast #913 - Gary Chivers

Stamford Chidge and Martin King interview Gary Chivers, who played for Chelsea from 1979 to 1983. Having joined Chelsea as a youth player, Gary Chivers made his debut as an 18 year old against Middlesbrough in April 1979. By a strange quirk of fate Gary’s last match for the club was also against Middlesbrough a mere four years later, with the club escaping a drop in to Division Three by the skin of their teeth. In between, Gary enjoyed or more accurately endured some of the leanest, up and down eras of Chelsea Football Club.  In an engaging interview, Gary talks about players such as Ron Harris, Ray Wilkins, Mike Fillery, Duncan McKenzie and Johan Cruyff and the managers he played for such as Danny Blanchflower and Geoff Hurst as well as some of the matches he played in. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 14m
Jul 04
Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 81- Summer Series Announcement

Join Dean, Jane and Dayne as they reveal their summer series for 2022 celebrating 30 years of Chelsea FC W.   The series will contain exclusive interviews, newly discovered information and much more.    To listen, you'll need to sign up to our Patreon. http://Patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadow   Subscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCW https://honestlychelseafcw.substack.com/ You can find more information about the Women's Football Fan Collective on Twitter @wffancollective.  To join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition https://www.sheplays.com.au/ and enter the league code WTMKCFC To listen to our special series, My Daughter The Professional, sign up today at- https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadow  Subscribe to our YouTube channel- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQ Join our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzK Follow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9 You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

35m
Jun 30
Chelsea Fancast #912 - My Chelsea with Kelvin Barker

Stamford Chidge talks to renowned Chelsea author, Kelvin Barker about supporting Chelsea for 50 years. My Chelsea returns with Kelvin Barker, author of 'Celery: Representing Chelsea in the '80's'; 'Chelsea Here Chelsea There'; 'Making History, Not Reliving It: A Decade of Roman's Rule at Chelsea'; 'Eddie Mac Eddie Mac: Life and times at Chelsea under Eddie McCreadie'; Tales From The Shed: an anthology of stories and articles about Chelsea FC' and 'Days (I'll Remember All My Life)', to talk about his support of Chelsea for 50 years. We discover how Kelvin became a Chelsea fan, his first game, favourite players growing up, his favourite matches, his best and worst Chelsea moments, his all time Chelsea hero and his favourite Chelsea chant. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 22m
Jun 27
Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 80- Lisa England Interview

FROM THE ARCHIVE    Last summer, we ran a special series on our patreon called 'My daughter, the professional'. In this episode we spoke with Lisa, mother to Bethany England, Chelsea and England striker.   We spoke about her early days playing football in boys teams, late nights working in the chippy, and her move to Chelsea   Please bear in mind this episode was recorded in the summer of 2021.    Subscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCW https://honestlychelseafcw.substack.com/ You can find more information about the Women's Football Fan Collective on Twitter @wffancollective.  To join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition https://www.sheplays.com.au/ and enter the league code WTMKCFC To listen to our special series, My Daughter The Professional, sign up today at- https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadow  Subscribe to our YouTube channel- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQ Join our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzK Follow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9 You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

40m
Jun 25
Chelsea FanCast #911 - John Boyle

Stamford Chidge interviews John Boyle, a key player in Chelsea's 'Kings of the Kings Road' side of the 1960's and '70's.  Born in Motherwell, Scotland, John Boyle signed for Chelsea as a 15-year-old whilst on holiday in London. He made his Chelsea debut on 20th January 1965 in a League Cup semi-final against Aston Villa as an 18-year-old which Chelsea won 3-2. John Boyle was something of an unsung hero and yet vital player for the successful ‘Kings of the Kings Road’ Chelsea side of the 1960s and early 1970s and will be remembered by many supporters as a tenacious ball winning midfielder. An absolute gentleman with a softly spoken Scottish brogue, John reflects on his time playing for Chelsea, some of the great players and managers of that era, his relationship with the fans and some of the huge domestic and European matches he played in for Chelsea * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 18m
Jun 24
Chelsea FanCast #910 - Tommy Baldwin

Stamford Chidge & Martin King interview Tommy Baldwin, a stalwart of our '70's Cup winning sides. Tommy Baldwin made 239 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 92 goals from 1966-1974 winning FA Cup & European Cup Winners Cup medals in 1970 & 1971. Tommy Baldwin, Peter ‘Ossie’ Osgood and Charlie Cooke were the heart of the infamous ‘Kings of the Kings Road’ Chelsea side, both on and off the pitch. They had flair and entertained on the pitch and did likewise off it; drinking in the Kings Road with actors and actresses every night; a real showbiz team. Such is the esteem in which Baldwin is held by Chelsea supporters, a terrace chant created in his honour many years ago is still sung regularly to this dayvery few who saw him play would argue with that and we all know what would happen if you did! * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49m
Jun 20
Chelsea FanCast #909 - Ron 'Chopper' Harris

STAMFORD CHIDGE & MARTIN KING INTERVIEW RON ‘CHOPPER’ HARRIS, A CHELSEA LEGEND INFAMOUS FOR HIS HARD TACKLING AND CHELSEA’S CAPTAIN IN THE LATE 1960’S AND EARLY 1970’S AND MOST SUCCESSFUL CAPTAIN FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS. 795 appearances and a career going from the 1960’s Docherty’s Diamonds to the gloom of 1980. There can’t be any better servants of Chelsea than Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris. Chelsea's first FA Cup & European Cup Winners' Cup winning Captain, 'Chopper's' 18 year Chelsea career as an uncompromising, talented defender was notorious for getting his "late tackles in early". Martin King & Stamford Chidge talked to Ron 'Chopper' Harris about the Cup wins, playing with Peter Osgood and against George Best, 'Dirty' Leeds and his love affair with Chelsea and the fans that has lasted well over 50 years. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

42m
Jun 18
Chelsea FanCast #908 - Bobby Tambling

Stamford Chidge interviews Bobby Tambling, Chelsea's second highest goalscorer. Bobby Tambling is most widely known for being Chelsea’s record goal scorer for over 40 years; scoring 202 goals in only 370 games from 1958-1970.  Martin King and Stamford Chidge were privileged to interview Bobby about playing and learning from the great Jimmy Greaves; the differences in approach between Tommy Docherty and Dave Sexton; the game at Villa Park where he scored 5 goals; the pain of defeat against Spurs in the 1967 FA Cup Final and missing out in the 1970 final as well as following the careers of Kerry Dixon and Frank Lampard wondering which one might break his goal scoring record. Bobby Tambling’s love for Chelsea and the supporters who cheered his name week in week out is palpable as you will find out listening to this interview… * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 12m
Jun 13
Chelsea FanCast Special #907 Days (I'll Remember All My Life)

Stamford Chidge interviews Kelvin Barker about his new book: "Days (I'll Remember All My LIfe)" Kelvin Barker, author of 'Celery: Representing Chelsea in the '80's' and writer for cfcuk, talks about his new book "Days (I'll Remember All My LIfe)". Celebrating the 50 years Kelvin has been following Chelsea, the book is a rollercoaster of emotions entiwined with a touching personal journey. In the book, it all begins with Kelvin's first match - Chelsea v Ipswich Town in 1973 and continues with him recalling momentous matches for Chelsea over the last 50 years including Chelsea v Hull City in 1977; Chelsea v Liverpool in 1982; Arsenal v Chelsea in 1984, the 1997 FA Cup final, and the Champions' League finals in 2008 and 2012, right up to Chelsea v West Ham in 2019, alongside more idiosyncratic matches such as Chelsea v Orient in 1978 and even Wrexham v Dagenham & Redbridge in 2019. While each match has significance for Kelvin as a Chelsea supporter, they also note a particular personal memory or milestone as he goes from wide eyed boy to world weary middle age. The book in many ways is a love letter to his family and friends and especially to Chelsea, his constant companion for 50 years. Chelsea haven't always made him happy, they have sometimes reduced him to tears, but as summer begins to turn to autumn in the relationship, Kelvin has decided that, just like his life, it all turned out nicely in the end. Kelvin's book can be purchased from Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Days-Ill-Remember-All-Life/dp/B0B1CP9FMV?crid=2ZZ9LCHF0EF67&keywords=kelvin+barker+days&qid=1654438831&sprefix=,aps,60&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=mwcg1-21&linkId=2bb4c2a4f34557740db88abd6323ad31&language=en_GB&ref_=as_li_ss_tlor from Gate17 Books https://gate17books.co.uk/ * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

56m
Jun 10
Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Eps 79 Steve Cuthbert Interview

FROM THE ARCHIVE    Last summer, we ran a special series on our patreon called 'My daughter, the professional'. In this episode we spoke with Steve, father to Chelsea and Scotland midfielder Erin Cuthbert.    We spoke about her early days playing football in Scotland, her move down to Chelsea and what the future holds.    Please bear in mind this episode was recorded in the summer of 2021.     Subscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCW https://honestlychelseafcw.substack.com/ You can find more information about the Women's Football Fan Collective on Twitter @wffancollective.  To join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition https://www.sheplays.com.au/ and enter the league code WTMKCFC To listen to our special series, My Daughter The Professional, sign up today at- https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadow  Subscribe to our YouTube channel- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQ Join our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzK Follow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9 You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 23m
Jun 09
50 Years of Chelsea: 2000-2001 Pt 2

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Meehan to look back at Chelsea's 2000-2001 season.   In part two we pick up the story in the New Year with a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa at home on New Years' Day. Behind the scenes there was still unrest with Captain Dennis Wise and 'keeper Ed de Goey dropped. Wise, unhappy about being frequently played out of position put in a transfer request while de Goey was consigned to the bench and replaced by Carlo Cudicini for the rest of the season.   New signing Jesper Gronkjaer made a big impression with goals and assists against Gillingham in the FA Cup and Newcastle and running Gary Neville ragged in the 1:1 draw against Man Utd at home. Of Ranieri's first signing, Slovisa Jokanovic, the less said the better,   Pitted against bogey side Arsenal at Highbury in the FA Cup 5th round, two Wiltord goals in 11 minutes meant that Chelsea would not be at a cup semi-final or better for the first time since 1993.   Chelsea's home form was good, but their away form terrible, evidenced by their first away win for a year coming against West Ham in March. Ultimately it was to damage their chances of a top 3 finish, although defeat to Sunderland and Charlton at home and an away defeat to Leeds Utd, their rivals for a top 3 finish, put the final nail in the coffin.   Victories over Everton and Man City and a creditable draw away to Liverpool was enough to secure 6th place and qualification for next season's UEFA Cup, however, the season remained a massive disappointment with the sacking of well-loved Vialli whose name was chanted throughout the season and especially at bizarre decisions from Ranieri. To this should be added the early exit from the cup competitions; the injuries to Di Matteo and Stanic and the general feeling that many of the players wanted away.   In fact, the greatest disappointment was the realisation that the team of the 90's was breaking up with the departures of Vialli, Petrescu, Di Matteo and Flo gone and Poyet, Leboeuf and Wise soon to depart, along with Zola apparently wanting to return to Italy. Chelsea was a team in transition and that meant the dream of winning the league title was perhaps further away than ever.  * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 14m
Jun 07
50 Years of Chelsea: 2000-2001 Pt 1

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Meehan to look back at Chelsea's 2000-2001 season. After another FA Cup winning season and an encouraging debut in the Champions' League, Chelsea supporters expectations were set high for the 2000-2001 season. Could we finally have a crack at the Premiership? Signing strikers Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Eidur Gudjohnsen and Croation midfielder Mario Stanic and victory over Man Utd in the Charity Shield and beating West Ham 4:2 in the first Premiership match with Stanic scoring a goal of the season contender, augered well. But five matches later, popular (with the fans anyway) manager Gianluca Vialli was sacked and replaced by Claudio Ranieri, with rumours of players plotting behind the scenes to get Vialli out. Ranieri's reign started with the brilliant 3:3 draw against Man Utd at Old Trafford with Hasselbaink's exocet strike the stand out, but Di Matteo breaking his leg in the 1st round UEFA Cup defeat to St Gallen and the Worthington Cup defeat to Liverpool meant that by November Chelsea were out of two cup competitions and had only recovered from 16th position in the league to 10th. November was a horrendous month with the team struggling with adapting to Ranieri's tactics and rotation, as well as injuries to key midfield players. Of the 5 matches played Chelsea lost 4 and drew 1. For all intent and purpose, the league campaign was over before it began, but could Chelsea still challenge for the european places? The only bright spots in the season so far had been the superb goal scoring form of Hasselbaink and Gudjohnsen and the emergence of midfielder Sam Dalla Bonna and a certain young John Terry. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 41m
Jun 06
Chelsea FanCast #906 “Season Review 2021-22”

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Worrall, Clayton Beerman, Dan Silver, Martin Wickham and Dayne Whittle for the season review show. Our annual season review show is an opportunity for us to look back at the 2021-22 season and in the process cast our votes for the various categories we nominate. In part one we discuss our player and management ratings. In part two we look at our player of the year, breakthrough player of the year, most disappointing player of the year and goal of the season. In part three, we have the annual humiliation of the results of Dean's 'Chelsea FanCast Season Predictions' and continue the season review with our best and worst results and matches, We wrap up in part four by rating the season, comparing it to other seasons and revealing our individual favourite moments of the season.    * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

2h 16m
May 30
Chelsea FanCast #905 'Todd Boehly's To Do List'

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham and Liam Twomey from The Athletic to discuss the issues Todd Boehly and his consortium need to address once they take over Chelsea FC. We kick off by reflecting on Roman Abramovich's legacy for Chelsea and discuss our favourite moment, worst moment, best signing and best player from the 'Roman' era. In part two we discuss Todd's to do list for Chelsea on the pitch including Tuchel's contract, the future of Marina Granovskaia and Petr Cech and the plan for player contracts and signings. In part three we discuss Todd's to do list for Chelsea off the pitch including what needs to happen regarding Chelsea's staff, sponsors, fan representation, ticket pricing and allocations and the redevelopment of Stamford Bridge. In part four we have a couple of listener emails and we wrap up with our hopes and fears for the Boehly era. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

2h 9m
May 27
Chelsea FanCast Special #904 'For Better Or Worse'

Stamford Chidge interviews Jason Gibbins to talk about his book 'For Better Or Worse: Life, Love and Supporting Chelsea in the 1990's'. Jason Gibbins talks about his book, 'For Better Or Worse'. Engagingly written and laced with wry wit and pathos,' follows two paths as it tells the story of life, love and Chelsea in the ‘90s. Two roller coaster rides for the price of one! The first tracks each full season of the decade as the London club progress from mid-table mediocrity to a team competing on the European stage. The second, meanwhile, focuses game-by-game on the progression of the Blues 1997 FA Cup campaign; a campaign of additional significance for Jason thanks to a rash promise to propose should his beloved team win the trophy. “It has been 27 years since we last won it,” Jason said at the time, “so the odds are stacked in my favour.” 'For Better Or Worse' can be purchased from Gate17Books https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/195076072769?hash=item2d6b70a541:g:~mYAAOSwIX9ii0Jv or from Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Better-Worse-supporting-Chelsea-1990s/dp/B09YVTJQ3L/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1LEKGMI9VQ3N9&keywords=for+better+or+worse&qid=1653668016&sprefix=for+better+%2Caps%2C68&sr=8-1. * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 4m
May 27
Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Eps 78: 2021/22 Season Review Show

This week Dean, Jane and Dayne are joined by Their Pitch host Mia Eriksson for our season review show.   In Part One we take a look back on a turbulent and successful season for the Chelsea FC Women team, including opening day defeats, moments of magic, disaster in Europe, two FA Cups in one season, a third WSL title and more!   And in Part Two we reveal our own high and low points from the season and reveal our end of season award winners.   You can follow Mia on Twitter @Mia_Eriksson and @TheirPitch    Subscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCW https://honestlychelseafcw.substack.com/ You can find more information about the Women's Football Fan Collective on Twitter @wffancollective.  To join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition https://www.sheplays.com.au/ and enter the league code WTMKCFC To listen to our special series, My Daughter The Professional, sign up today at- https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadow  Subscribe to our YouTube channel- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQ Join our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzK Follow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9 You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow * See acast.com/privacy https://acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1h 36m
May 27