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Subject: Gate 17 March Update Bulletin

THE LEAGUE ... OUR BREAD AND BUTTER Chelsea pummeled Pompey 5-0 in what was a fabulous morale boosting victory after recent disappointme...



THE LEAGUE ... OUR BREAD AND BUTTER

Chelsea pummeled Pompey 5-0 in what was a fabulous morale boosting victory after recent disappointments. Great to see Super Frank and the Drog get their MoJo's back and what about Florent Malouda? Surely the most improved player at Stamford Bridge this season. Aston Villa visit SW6 this weekend, it's another 'must win' match for the Blues as they warm up for the forthcoming title decider with Manchester United on Easter Saturday.

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ... Cheers Jose ... we're no longer having a laugh.

cfcuk FANZINE NEW ISSUE ... 109

cfcuk 109 ... will be on sale for the first time at the Villa league game this weekend ... remember it's only £1 ... Hurry Up!

On a music tip ...

Check out My Luminaries ... this top band, destined to make it big, are fronted by James Ewers a Chelsea FC season ticket holder. Their new single Parasol was released this week. Find out more about My Luminaries and check out the vibe and the video to Parasol here on Facebook

http://www.facebook.com/myluminaries?ref=ts

RECLAIM THE SHED

Friend of Gate 17, Mark Walsh has started a campaign to have away supporters seated anywhere else but the Shed ... it's a great idea ... I have much sympathy for it ... I just hope Eddie Barnett doesn't move them to Gate 17 :-) Top row of the West Stand is about right I reckon. Why not show your support for the Reclaim the Shed campaign by joining the Facebook group

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=389996417563&ref=ts

FA Cup

Got your ticket for the semi yet? There are still seats available for the Wembley semi-final on April 10th against Aston Villa. Chelsea v Sp*rs in the Final? Now that's gonna be one hell of a day!

JOKE OF THE MONTH

Teamtalk in the Inter dressing room before Inter's game at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea ... ” Right lads, I want 110% commitment from the word go. Remember they're all over-paid over-hyped OAP’s living off a bloody Russian.I don’t care if you punch, kick or headbutt your way to victory” Then Jose Mourinho walks in and says “Thanks Ref, I’ll take it from here”

GATE 17 SUPPORTER OF THE MONTH ... February

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.
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=16724526967&ref=ts

Previous supporters of the month

January 2010 ... Chelsea Daft

CHELSEA GATE 17 FANTASY FOOTBALL
updated 25/03/2010

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!!!

I had the pleasure of meeting Scott Reaves who was over from the States for the West Ham game ... he was top of the league and having a laugh ... but not anymore :-) ... but I'm sure he'll be tinkering with his squad right now in an attempt to top the lot by the end of the season.

the current leader board is as follows :

1 Estudiantes Kebab mark worrall 1874
2 Essiential Bison Scott Reaves 1854
3 Spalding Smails Michael Dutter 1840
4 gate_17_casuals michelle brand 1824
5 Ancelotti's Army Yashvir D Rampursat 1804

CHELSEA HERE CHELSEA THERE ... the DVD

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.facebook.com/l/c3abd;HTTP://WWW.OVERLANDANDSEA.NET

If you can't make the games, signed copies of all titles are available at http://www.facebook.com/l/c3abd;www.overlandandsea.net ... postage is free in the UK

GATE 17 base ball caps

superb quality, low profile baseball caps now available. Finished in blue and embroidered
G A T E 1 7
stamford bridge
check out the photo section for more details.

Now available to order at £9.99 with free UK postage at http://www.facebook.com/l/c3abd;overlandandsea.net or of course from the cfcuk stall on matchdays.

CHELSEA FOOTBALL FANZINE book

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 ...

If you like what we do here ... don't forget to invite your Chelsea Facebook friend's to join the Chelsea Gate 17 group ...

GO EASY
STEP LIGHTLY
CAREFREE

MARK

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