Dan Davies

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  1. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    25 mins of highlights here (may be UK only). If you do nothing else, then I urge you to scroll to 21 mins and listen to the gloriously biased commentary from the ChelseaTV boys as Connor strikes the winner.
  2. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    My photos now available - here
  3. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Photo's from last night: CLICKY HERE
  4. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Photos from last night now posted - with apologies for the delay! Clicky here Cheers, Dan.
  5. Gael Kakuta

    Don't do it - it's a sickness & must be resisted!
  6. Gael Kakuta

    Sanity Reigns. Dan.
  7. Gael Kakuta

    Only heard this from Rick Glanville's twitter stream but: BIG NEWS: #Chelsea cleared of all wrongdoing in transfer of Gaël #Kakuta from #Lens by the C.A.S. All FIFA sanctions lifted. The Official Chelsea Football Club Website: Statement on Kakuta Decision
  8. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Thanks Phil - he was kind enough to come and celebrate his two goals right in front of me, so I couldn't miss could I (kind of an open goal for me!)?
  9. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Photos from last night's excellent performance now posted - here.
  10. Gael Kakuta

    It occurs to me that it's in our interest for any appeal to be heard before the next transfer window. Consider the following possible timelines: Sept/Oct '09: CFC launch appeal, sanctions lifted temporarily Jan '10: Transfer window opens - Chelsea can buy players Spring '10: Appeal heard * Outcome a) Sanction reduced to one window period (Summer 2010) * Outcome b) Sanction maintained (Summer 2010 & January 2011) or Sept/Oct '09: CFC launch appeal, sanctions lifted temporarily Nov/Dec '09: Appeal heard * Outcome a) Sanction reduced to one window period (January 2010) * Outcome b) Sanction maintained (January 2010 & Summer 2010). Given the most likely outcome seems to be that any appeal will result in the ban being reduced to one transfer window, wouldn't it make more sense that this was January 2010 - the January window being a far less busy one for all clubs, including CFC for the past few years? Even if the 2 window ban remains, then next summer and the january following is likely to be more damaging than serving the next two and getting it out of the way IMHO.
  11. Gael Kakuta

    Blog post from me, here.
  12. Following Chelsea's Loans

    Was listening to five live on the way home from the reserves last night. The commentators at Southampton v Brum on several occasions singled out Jacob Mellis for particular praise. Was very nice to hear given the lack of quality exhibited by those left behind at Brentford last night!
  13. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Photos here. Dan
  14. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Photo Gallery ready, those of a nervous disposition should probably look away now. Click here
  15. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    I'll be pitchside with the cameras. I'm sure Phil will be crafting one of his most excellent reports. Dan
  16. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Phil - any idea of the likely lineup for tomorrow night's fixture?
  17. Michael Essien

    Yeah, but he can't focus for toffee. Give the job to a pro, that's what I say :-P
  18. New Kits

    New GK socks are "ahem" interesting.
  19. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Oh look - they've changed the story and not posted my comment. How surprising.
  20. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    The (not at all execrable) Daily Mail has suggested that Mellis may make tonight's line up. They've somewhat undermined their credibility by stating that we're playing Portsmouth tonight, but make of it what you will.
  21. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Looks like the reserves will be crossing the Irish Channel next Wednesday. Saints announce Chelsea friendly
  22. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Youth Cup 5th round details announced (Liverpool Official site): "The Reds will host Chelsea at Anfield in the fifth round of the competition on Thursday, February 5th, kick off 7pm. Tickets cost £4 adults, £2 concessions"
  23. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    With the caveat that it's always difficult to get a true feel from behind the lens, I thought we pretty much dominated throughout. True, we didn't create much for most of the first half, but always looked comfortable. Walsall's first shot on target was the one they scored from and they did give us a few hairy minutes with the scores at 2-1. Made an enjoyable change to see a high scoring game after lots of dross from the reserves!
  24. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    I was there - photos.
  25. Chelsea Reserve & Youth Team

    Reserves drew 1-1 with Fulham last night. Miro Stoch equalising with a very cheeky chip from a penalty. Photos here