Chelsea Gate 17: March Bulletin

  THE LEAGUE ... OUR BREAD AND BUTTER Well that wasn't in the script now was it? Few would have predicted Chelsea's spectacula...


Well that wasn't in the script now was it? Few would have predicted Chelsea's spectacularly shocking defeat at home to Manchester City. Perhaps the 4-2 loss and ill-discipline that accompanied it will serve to galvanise team morale as we head into the final quarter of the season ... with Arsenal coming up hard on the rails with a comparatively easy set of fixtures, it needs to. The Blues next league game on March 13th sees Chelsea legend Franco Zola bring West Ham to Stamford Bridge, the Hammers are enjoying a mini-revival ... let's hope Super Frank and the boys put an end to it.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE we're having a laugh.

Internationale at the San Siro was a great experience. Chelsea were hard done by, losing 2-1 and missing out on what was a blatant penalty. Jose will bring his side to the Bridge for the Second Leg on March 16th with his tail up, it's going to be an interesting night in SW6

cfcuk FANZINE NEW ISSUE ... 108

cfcuk 108 ... will be on sale for the first time before the Stoke City cup tie ... remember it's only £1 ... Hurry Up!

FA Cup Round 5

Having beaten Cardiff City 4-1, The Blues will now play Stoke City in the quarterfinals at Stamford Bridge this coming Sunday. Chelsea should be able to match Stoke in their physical approach to the game and the Potters will be missing arguably their star player, Ryan Shawcross, who was sent off for that dreadful tackle on Gooner Aaron Ramsay last weekend. Wembley beckons for the Blues ... come on let's have it.


Apparently Wayne Bridge sent John Terry a text message after City beat Chelsea ... it read ... 'now that's how you play away JT'


David Chidgey

Known affectionately as Stamford Chidge, David who watches the Blues from Gate 17, is responsible for the Chelsea Football FanCast, a weekly internet radio show dedicated to the Chels. The show is the real deal with real opinions and banter from lifelong fans who go to the games and live in the manor! The show discusses the latest Chelsea issues from the fans perspective. Chidge is usually joined by Martin, Chel Tel and the Blues Brothers - the mates he goes to the games with to carry on the pub banter on the podcast. Join the Chelsea Football Fancast Facebook Group to receive details and regular links to the latest podcasts.

Previous supporters of the month
January 2010 ... Chelsea Daft


updated 03/03/2010
Prize pool update.

Win the shirt off Drogs back !!!

A signed Didier Drogba shirt along with Nicolas Anelka's is now up for grabs alongside shirts signed by John Terry and Petr Cech. The winner will get to choose ... and the top three get to pick from the pool so don't give up!!!

the current leader board is as follows :

1 gate_17_casuals michelle brand 1646

2 Estudiantes Kebab mark worrall 1641

3 Essiential Bison Scott Reaves 1637

4 Spalding Smails Michael Dutter 1636

5 Ancelotti's Army Yashvir D Rampursat 1613


If you enjoyed reading Chelsea Here Chelsea There, a DVD is now available which features 30 minutes of highlights from the 1-1 draw with Arsenal which the book is based around. In glorious grainy low definition you can now marvel at King Kerry's goal, Dale Jasper's near miss and the 25,000 Chels packed inside Highbury. Also on the DVD is 30 minutes worth of the epic 4-4 league cup tie with Sheffield Wednesday from the same season plus a few other tasty morsels ... you will only be able to get this DVD from the cfcuk stall on match-days ... price £5

Also available from the stall we still have a small number of Kerry Dixon signed copies of Chelsea Here Chelsea There left not forgetting the 3 for £20 book deal across all titles.;HTTP://WWW.OVERLANDANDSEA.NET

If you can't make the games, signed copies of all titles are available at; ... postage is free in the UK

GATE 17 base ball caps

superb quality, low profile baseball caps now available. Finished in blue and embroidered

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stamford bridge

check out the photo section for more details.

Now available to order at £9.99 with free UK postage at; or of course from the cfcuk stall on matchdays.


The best of cfcuk, featuring extracts from the first 100 issues of Chelsea's most popular fanzine which has been on the streets since 1999 will be published by Gate 17 in August.

Check out the cover in the photo section, it features legendary fanzine seller Harry Moss. Harry, aged 95, was a regular fixture on the Fulham Road up until the end of last season and is threatening to make a comeback in the Spring ...

That's all folks ...

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