Dodger

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  1. Celery!: Representing Chelsea in the 1980s by Kelvin John Barker There you go.
  2. Look at the comments under the Sun story: Pretty dire stuff, right? That's the kind of audience these stories are targeted at. The press, and in particular your Daily Scum (which includes the Mail) having apparently got bored with printing stories about Jose leaving for [insert team of choice here] have now reverted to dressing room unrest. Listen to that lot and of the current squad, we'll be lucky to have Hilario for the start of next season. In other words, it's all crap. Complete and utter.
  3. Well I can confirm that Chelsea FC: The Official Biography - The Definitive Story of the First 100 Years is every bit as good as you say, having finally got round to buying a copy of the paperback version. Not sure why you couldn't find it on Amazon though; that's where I bought mine.
  4. The Extraordinary World of the Football Fan by Jeremy Sice, Tim Rich, Rick Glanvill. Not only is it dirt cheap (25p Used And New + p&p), it's also out of print, meaning it could well be a collector's item in years to come. Published in May 2000, it's all kinds of fun. First paragraph of Amazon's review:
  5. Any chance you could provide links (Amazon) and if possible a short description of the books you recommend?
  6. Peter Swan: Setting the Record Straight I haven't read this book but do find the subject matter intriguing. From Wikipedia : and from an Amazon UK reviewer: Sounds fascinating to me. Has anybody read the book or does anyone remember any more about the case?
  7. Ok, I'll kick this off with a few football books. And top of the list has to be: Ossie: King of Stamford Bridge Brilliant book. I'd recommend this to non-Chelsea fans and even non-football fans. Aside from anything else, it really does give you an insight into Peter Osgood, the man himself, and shows you what a truly great man he was, as well as a great player - and his heart was ALWAYS with the club. Another couple of Chelsea books that I haven't got yet, but which I'll be ordering very shortly. both by Rick Granville: Chelsea FC: The Official Biography - The Definitive Story of the First 100 Years Chelsea Football Club: The Official History in Pictures For those that need it, these two books provide more than enough evidence that Chelsea does indeed have a rich and varied history. And finally (for now), a couple of non-Chelsea football books. Both have plenty of pictures so are even suitable for Scousers: Football: The Golden Age I bought this one the other day on a recommendation - it's a truly wonderful book filled with 300 or so photos evocative of all aspects of the game in days gone by. In a similar vein: Football Days (Mitchell Beazley Sport)
  8. I've been into all kinds of different stuff over the years, from reggae to soul to jazz to punk to whatever the hell I feel like listening to. Off the top of my head, one CD I'd have no hesitation recommending, re-released not so long ago is At The Chelsea Nightclub by the Members I had this album on vinyl when it was first released. Loved it then and love it even more now.
  9. It'll be one hell of an achievement if he does break the record, that's for sure. One thing he's got going for him is that he's never been known for relying on speed, so slowing down as he gets older shouldn't be that much of a problem. Which means, that yes barring injuries and so on, it's possible. Not probable mind you, but certainly not impossible by any means.
  10. I have to disagree with that. Recently Essien has been mostly played out of position. On the few occasions when he's been allowed to play in midfield, surging forward runs have been a feature of his play. And don't forget, he's got a hell of a shot on him. He also has the strength to hold up play when required and possesses the defensive skills for Jose to have faith in him as a more than makeshift central defender. In a nutshell, he's a far better all round player than Gerrard.
  11. When he first signed for Chelsea, Mikel looked big and clumsy, and I, having never seen him play before, wondered what all the fuss was about. Now that he's settled in and is fully fit. it's becoming apparent that he is a truly great player in the making, and by great I mean one of the all time greats.