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English, Football, 16 seasons, 988 episodes, 21 hours, 44 minutes
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For all your Chelsea FC news, analysis and opinions check out the Chelsea FanCast.  The best and longest running Chelsea FC podcast for Chelsea fans by Chelsea fans! Keep it blue, keep it carefree, and keep it Chels. Up the Chels! See acast.com/privacy (https://acast.com/privacy) for privacy and opt-out information.
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'The Season Review Show' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow #138

Dean Mears and Dayne Whittle are joined by Simon Kingman, Clayton Beerman, Rich Bates and Matt Ball to reflect on another title winning season for Chelsea FC Women. In Part One we give our player ratings for every player in the Chelsea squad, plus reveal our player of the season, and in Part Two we give our winners for best match, best result, worst match, worst result, goal of the season, high point of the season, low point of the season and young player of the season! You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow. Dean @DeanMears, Dayne @DWhitt9, Simon @KingmanSimon, Clayton @Goalie59, Rich @BatesInThePlace, and Matt @MattJBall98. We're also on Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow.Please consider joining our Patreon and support the show! Head to patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowBuy your subscription to Kingsmeadow Chronicle by heading to kingsmeadowchronicle.bigcartel.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/29/20242 hours, 10 minutes, 46 seconds
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'It's Fucking Over Now' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow #137

Dean Mears and Dayne Whittle are joined by Ruch Bates and Matt Ball to discuss Chelsea's annihilation of Manchester United to secure a 5th consecutive WSL title. In Part One we talk through Chelsea's 6-0 win that secured the title and in Part Two, we discuss Chelsea's title celebrations, share our favourite moments and discuss the perfect farewell for Emma Hayes.You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow. Dean @DeanMears, Dayne @DWhitt9, Rich @BatesInThePlace, and Matt @MattJBall98. We're also on Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow.For more information on the Chelsea FC Ladies Legends Match head to- https://x.com/TonyFarmer13/status/1772549589687525683?s=20Please consider joining our Patreon and support the show! Head to patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowBuy your subscription to Kingsmeadow Chronicle by heading to kingsmeadowchronicle.bigcartel.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/22/20241 hour
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'One Win Away' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow #136

Dean Mears and Dayne Whittle are joined by Simon Kingman, Matt Ball and Johnny Hourigan to discuss Chelsea taking one more step closer to a 5th consecutive WSL title.In Part One we talk through Chelsea's 1-0 win away at Spurs, and in Part Two we look ahead to Saturday's title decider against Manchester United.You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow. Dean @DeanMears, Dayne @DWhitt9, Simon @KingmanSimon, Matt @MattJBall98 and Johnny @JPHonlyonejay. We're also on Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow.For more information on the Chelsea FC Ladies Legends Match head to- https://x.com/TonyFarmer13/status/1772549589687525683?s=20Please consider joining our Patreon and support the show! Head to patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowBuy your subscription to Kingsmeadow Chronicle by heading to kingsmeadowchronicle.bigcartel.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/17/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 13 seconds
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'It's Not Fucking Over' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow #135

Dean Mears is joined by Sophie Spittle and Rich Bates to talk through Sunday's rollercoaster of emotions.In Part One we talk through Chelsea's 8 goal demolition of Bristol City, which puts the control of the title back in our hands. And in Part Two we pay tribute to Maren Mjelde, Fran Kirby and Emma Hayes.You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow. Dean @DeanMears, Sophie @Traveller74 and Rich @BatesInThePlace. We're also on Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow.For more information on the Chelsea FC Ladies Legends Match head to- https://x.com/TonyFarmer13/status/1772549589687525683?s=20Please consider joining our Patreon and support the show! Head to patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowBuy your subscription to Kingsmeadow Chronicle by heading to kingsmeadowchronicle.bigcartel.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/8/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 33 seconds
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'Chelsea 1 Uefalona 2' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow #134

Dean Mears and Dayne Whittle are joined by Matt Ball to discuss the robbery at Stamford Bridge. In Part One we reflect on all the major incidents of Saturday's corruption and in Part Two we look ahead to Chelsea's midweek WSL clash away at Liverpool.You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow. Dean @DeanMears, Dayne @DWhitt9 and Matt @MattJBall98. We're also on Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow.For more information on Scarlett's Charity Match head to- https://suttonunitedfc.ktckts.com/event/scarlettmatch/fc-scarlett-vs-celebrity-fcFor more information on the Chelsea FC Ladies Legends Match head to- https://x.com/TonyFarmer13/status/1772549589687525683?s=20Please consider joining our Patreon and support the show! Head to patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowBuy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle by heading to kingsmeadowchronicle.bigcartel.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/1/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 26 seconds
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'No Pain In Spain' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow #133

Dean Mears is joined by Sophie Spittle and Rich Bates to discuss Chelsea's historic win away in Barcelona. In Part One we reflect on Emma Hayes' tactical masterclass and praise the many Chelsea players who produced superb performances and in Part Two we look ahead to the second leg this coming Saturday at Stamford Bridge.You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow. Dean @DeanMears, @Rich @BatesInThePlace and Sophie @Traveller74. We're also on Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow. BUY YOUR TICKET TO SATURDAY'S GAME- https://mpv.tickets.com/?utm_medium=link&utm_source=programmatic&utm_campaign=CFCWvsBarcelona_WomensTicketingBanner&agency=CFGV_PL_MPV&orgid=56269&eventId=1530gl=152f3mwgaMTMxNjE0NjI5MC4xNzEzOTA1ODkzga0SXVVHPVKTMTcxMzkwNTg5My4xLjEuMTcxMzkwNTg5OS4wLjAuMA..#/event/E1530/ticketlist/?view=sections&minPrice=20&maxPrice=23&quantity=1&sort=price_asc&ada=false&seatSelection=false&onlyCoupon=true&onlyVoucher=falseFor more information on Scarlett's Charity Match head to- https://suttonunitedfc.ktckts.com/event/scarlettmatch/fc-scarlett-vs-celebrity-fcFor more information on the Chelsea FC Ladies Legends Match head to- https://x.com/TonyFarmer13/status/1772549589687525683?s=20Please consider joining our Patreon and support the show! Head to patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowBuy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle by heading to kingsmeadowchronicle.bigcartel.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/24/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 8 seconds
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'Heroes and Villains' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow #132

Dean Mears is joined by Matt Ball to review Chelsea's 3-0 win over Aston Villa in the WSL.In Part One, we discuss Chelsea actually getting a correct refereeing decision in their favour and if they might come to regret not scoring more past 10 player Villa. And in Part Two we pay tribute to Ann-Katrin Berger and look ahead to our UEFA Women's Champions League Semi-Final first leg against Barcelona.You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow. Dean @DeanMears and Matt @MattJBall98.For more information on Scarlett's Charity Match head to- https://suttonunitedfc.ktckts.com/event/scarlettmatch/fc-scarlett-vs-celebrity-fcFor more information on the Chelsea FC Ladies Legends Match head to- https://x.com/TonyFarmer13/status/1772549589687525683?s=20Please consider joining our Patreon and support the show! Head to patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowBuy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle by heading to kingsmeadowchronicle.bigcartel.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/20/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 43 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode 131 'Lucky Red Devils'

Dean Mears and Dayne Whittle are joined by Rich Bates and Simon Kingman to reflect on Chelsea's FA Cup Semi-Final defeat to Manchester UnitedIn Part One, we discuss Chelsea's bad start, brief hope, shocking refereeing decisions and the fall out from Lauren James and Millie Turner's Instagram post. And in Part Two we look ahead to Aston Villa in the WSL.You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow. Dean @DeanMears, Dayne @Dwhitt9, Rich @BatesInThePlace and Simon @KingmanSimon.For more information on Scarlett's Charity Match head to- https://suttonunitedfc.ktckts.com/event/scarlettmatch/fc-scarlett-vs-celebrity-fcFor more information on the Chelsea FC Ladies Legends Match head to- https://x.com/TonyFarmer13/status/1772549589687525683?s=20Please consider joining our Patreon and support the show! Head to patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowBuy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle by heading to kingsmeadowchronicle.bigcartel.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/17/20241 hour, 30 minutes, 30 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1124

Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd and Dan Silver preview Chelsea v Man Utd.To get the best discount off your NordVPN plan go to https://nordvpn.com/chelseafancast. There's no risk with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee and you'll help support the Chelsea FanCast! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/3/202448 minutes, 24 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode #130 'Virtual Assisted Robbery'

Dean Mears is joined by Sophie Spittle and Simon Kingman to pick the bones out of Chelsea's 1-0 Conti Cup Final defeat to Arsenal.In Part One, we discuss Emma Hayes' team selection, VAR's travesty and tiring legs And in Part Two we ask questions around Emma Hayes' use of subsitutions and that 'shove'.You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow. Dean @DeanMears, Sophie @Traveller74 and Simon @KingmanSimon.For more information on Scarlett's Charity Match head to- https://suttonunitedfc.ktckts.com/event/scarlettmatch/fc-scarlett-vs-celebrity-fcFor more information on the Chelsea FC Ladies Legends Match head to- https://x.com/TonyFarmer13/status/1772549589687525683?s=20Please consider joining our Patreon and support the show! Head to patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowBuy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle by heading to kingsmeadowchronicle.bigcartel.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/3/202458 minutes, 55 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode #129 'Liars'

Dean Mears, Dayne Whittle and Jane Chappell are joined by Rich Bates and Matt Ball to relive all the action from Chelsea's Champions League Quarter-Final 2nd Leg 1-1 draw with Ajax.In Part One, we discuss Emma Hayes' team selection, Zecira Musovic's mixed bag and Erin Cuthbert's ability to keep on running And in Part Two we look ahead to Sunday's Conti Cup Final clash with Arsenal.There's also some love for Guro Reiten for 150 appearances. You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow. Dean @DeanMears, Dayne @DWhitt9, Jane @JaneChappellx, Rich @BatesInThePlace and Matt @MattJBall98.Please consider joining our Patreon and support the show! Head to patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowBuy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle by heading to kingsmeadowchronicle.bigcartel.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/30/20241 hour, 8 minutes, 31 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1122

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham to preview Chelsea v Burnley.In part one JK gives us his summary of Poch's presser and we discuss Chelsea's injury blight.In part two we welcome back Adam Dennett from 'No Nay Never' in The Oppositon View. We ask Adam about Burnley's season to date, Kompany's management, what he thinks of David Fofana. Does Adam think Burnley can avoid relegation and how does he see the match against Chelsea going?In part three we preview Chelsea v Burnley starting with Chidge's team selection. We discuss Chelsea's what the atmosphere will be like given the recent statements from the Chelsea Supporters' Trust and Fan Advisory Board. We also discuss how we see the match going before giving our predictions and wrapping up with 'They Played For Both'.EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/ChelseaFancast Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/29/20242 hours, 5 minutes, 56 seconds
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'And I Took That Personally' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode #128

Dean Mears and Dayne Whittle are joined by Sophie Spittle and Rich Bates to relive all the action from Chelsea's derby day win over West Ham.In Part One, we discuss Chelsea's bright start, how the Hammers took control and how Chelsea's subs saved the day And in Part Two we look ahead to tonight's UWCL Quarter-Final 2nd leg vs Ajax.There's also talk on 200 appearances for Fran Kirby and 150 for Jess Carter.You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow. Dean @DeanMears, Dayne @DWhitt9, Sophie @Traveller74 and Rich @BatesInThePlace.Please consider joining our Patreon and support the show! Head to patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowBuy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle by heading to kingsmeadowchronicle.bigcartel.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/27/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 15 seconds
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‘The Big Push’ Chelsea FanCast #1121

Stamford Chidge is joined by Tony Glover and historians Alex Churchill, Jonny Dyer and Andrew Holmes to discuss the Chelsea FanCast WW1 Battlefield Tour this summer.We kick off with some Chelsea chat in terms of where Chelsea is at currently and what would a good season look like.In part two we talk about the forthcoming trip to the Sommes and Ypres this summer, looking at the battlefields of the Sommes and key cemetaries such as Delville Wood and the Footballers memorial, the Guillemont Road Cemetery, Arras, Vimy & the exploding sheep, the Battle of the Boars Head and Thiepval.In part three we look at the battlefields and cemetaries relating to Ypres such as Hill 60, Hooge, Langemark, Tyne Cot and Menin Gate.This trip is not just about history, battlefields and cemetaries. There's plenty of fun to be had with good, friendly people, great food and Belgian Beer, as we discuss during the show!If you want to join us on tour this June (21st-24th) then visit https://www.istoriatravel.org/copy-of-s106-belgium-1914-1 for more information. Deposit or full payment is required by March 31st 2024. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/22/20241 hour, 56 minutes, 39 seconds
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'Nusken Nudges Chelsea Towards Semi-Finals' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow #127

Dean Mears, Jane Chappell and Dayne Whittle are joined by Matt Ball to relive all the action from Chelsea's first leg demolition of Ajax in the UWCL quarter-final first leg.In Part One, we discuss a mature and clinical Chelsea performance. And in Part Two we look ahead to Sunday's WSL clash away at West Ham United.You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow. Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx, Dayne @DWhitt9 and Matt @MattJBall98.Please consider joining our Patreon and support the show! Head to patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowBuy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle by heading to kingsmeadowchronicle.bigcartel.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/22/202444 minutes, 30 seconds
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‘All’s Well That Chilwell’ Chelsea FanCast #1120

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Marco Worrall to look back at the FA Cup quarter final win against Leicester City.In part one, Raheem Sterling discuss! Should Poch have picked him in the first place? Is it a lack of confidence? Is it selfishness. The pen and free kick miss were very, but was it also poor captaincy in letting him take them in the first place? Either way we should never boo a Blue.We say well done to the Super poodle and Ice Cold Palmer, but we should have been 4-0 up at half time and it should have been all over at 2-0 but…We discuss the Disasi honorary Frank Sinclair own goal. Could Sanchez have done anything with the equaliser? He was skittish again - why does Poch pick him when Petrovic is clearly better. In part two we discuss Poch's subs - too late or spot on? Mudryk deserved to stay on; Chuk; Madueke with two superb goals and Chilwell made a difference but how much difference did the red card make? Chelsea showed character to come back and win 4:2 even if they left it late? And with Gusto, Palmer, Jackson, Mudryk, Gallagher, Moises all getting better - are we turning a corner…slowly. Finally we have another FA Cup semi final not to be sniffed at. That's Chelsea 54th semi-final in domestic and european competiton in their history, and they've lost 17 of those, so can we beat City? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/18/20241 hour, 40 minutes, 41 seconds
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'Chelsea Sock It To The Gunners' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow #126

Dean Mears and Dayne Whittle are joined by Simon Kingman and Rich Bates to relive all the action from Chelsea's victory over Arsenal in the WSL.In Part One, we discuss 'sock gate', the Stamford Bridge atmosphere and Chelsea's excellence. And in Part Two we look ahead to Tuesday's UEFA Women's Champions League Quarter-Final clash with Ajax.You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow. Dean @DeanMears, Dayne @DWhitt9, Simon @KingmanSimon and Rich @BatesInThePlace.Please consider joining our Patreon and support the show! Head to patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowBuy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle by heading to kingsmeadowchronicle.bigcartel.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/18/20241 hour, 17 minutes, 7 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1119

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd look ahead to Sunday's FA Cup quarter final clash against Leicester City.In part one JK gives us his summary of today's press conference. He watches them so we don't have to!In part two we welcome Chris from Leicester Til I Die for The Opposition View. We ask Chris how has life been back in the Championship? How have Leicester dealt with key players being sold? Does it piss him off when Chelsea buy Leicester players such as Chilwell, Kante, Drinkwater & Fofana. Is returning to the PL more important than winning the FA Cup? How will Leicester approach it and what's his score prediction.In part three Chidge & JK preview the match kicking off with Chidge's team selection. We discuss why the FA Cup is massive for Chelsea and our good record in the Cup against Leicester. Will it boil down to who wants it more? We discuss how we think it will go and give our predictions. We wrap up with another edition of "They Played For Both". Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/15/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 53 seconds
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'Cat Puts Us In The Hat (for the next round)' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow #125

Dean Mears is joined by Sophie Spittle and Rich Bates to relive all the action from Chelsea's FA Cup success over Everton.In Part One, we question what was wrong with Chelsea's first half performance, what changed and the Macario Impact. And in Part Two we look ahead to Friday's huge WSL clash against Arsenal. You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow. Dean @DeanMears, Sophie @Traveller74 and Rich @BatesInThePlace.Please consider joining our Patreon and support the show! Head to patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowBuy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle by heading to kingsmeadowchronicle.bigcartel.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/13/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 9 seconds
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‘Magpie Stew’ Chelsea FanCast #1118

Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd & Clayton Beerman look back at Monday night's win against Newcastle United.In part one, it was great to get an early goal with Jackson scoring his 9th of the season. Is there is hope we've found a goalscorer? Talking of which, Palmer is fantastic and scored his 11th of the season. Gusto is growing into a top player and Mudryk scored a wonder goal - maybe there is a footballer there after all? In Cucurella and Sterling we saw the good, the bad and the ugly with Cucurella having a decent game, bar his involvement in both Newcastle goals and Sterling wastful and disinterested - and that's being kind. ? It seems Chelsea are now both scoring and leaking goals. Are we attacking more and leaving the defence open? Is Silva’s wise head is missed? In part two Chelsea were better all night than Toon but left the door open. Poch’s subs worked and it was good to see Chuk back and Casadei looks good. We are still 11th but closing the gap - can we scrape into a European place. They need to stop being consistently inconsistent. Will returning players help? What would be acceptable this season? Top 7 and an FA Cup trophy? And will it be enough to keep Poch in a job? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/12/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 11 seconds
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'Cup Joie At City' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow #124

Dean Mears and Dayne Whittle are joined by Simon Kingman and Matt Ball to celebrate Chelsea's progression to the Conti Cup final.In Part One we reflect on all the action from that 1-0 away win at City and In Part Two we look ahead to Sunday's FA Cup clash with Everton!You can follow Simon on Twitter @KingmanSimon and Matt @MattJBalll98Please consider joining our Patreon and support the show! Head to patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowBuy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle by heading to kingsmeadowchronicle.bigcartel.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/9/202454 minutes, 17 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1117

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover to preview Chelsea v Newcastle.In part one we kick off with JK's summary of the presser - he watches it so we don't have to! In addition we look at Chelsea and indeed football's injury crisis and ask why the clubs and the media are not investigating why it is happening.In part two we preview Chelsea v Newcastle with Chidge's team selection. We look at the remarkable records and statistics regarding Chelsea v Newcastle and ask will Chelsea be Jekyll & Hyde again and the need for the supporters in the stadium to get behind the team. We wrap up by discussing how the match will go and offer our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/8/20241 hour, 45 minutes, 32 seconds
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'In Off The Post' Chelsea FanCast #1116

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through this month's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.The boys read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners.To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/7/20242 hours, 41 minutes, 59 seconds
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'Return Of The Mac' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow #123

Dean Mears and Dayne Whittle are joined by Rich Bates and Clayton Beerman to reflect on a happy Sunday evening for Chelsea FC Women.In Part One we look back at the 4-0 win over Leicester and the return to competitive football for Catarina Macario and in Part Two we look ahead to Thursday's Conti Cup semi-final clash with Manchester City.You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow or Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadowYou can follow Dean @DeanMears, Dayne @DWhitt9, Rich @BatesInThePlace and Clayton @Goalie59.Please consider joining our Patreon and support the show! Head to patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowBuy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle by heading to kingsmeadowchronicle.bigcartel.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/6/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 17 seconds
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‘Caviar and Turds’ Chelsea FanCast #1115

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Meehan to look back at another Jekyll and Hyde performance by Chelsea, against Brentford.In part one we discuss Pochettino playing 3 at the back and no Sterling. Was it to protect the space around Enzo and Moises and if they’re knackered, why not play someone else, like Casadei for example? We discuss the two sides of Jackson as he misses a sitter laughably, scores a great goal, and then rounds it off with ego nonsense with the shushing but...he never gives up!! It was a poor second half as Chelsea conceded twice. Is it a lack of concentration? taking the foot off the gas? Poor mentality? The statistics bear out how poor we are in the second half - first half top six; second half relegation zone!But we did claw it back, well done Disasi but we should never have had to against a poor Brentford side. Same old Chelsea this season Jekyll and Hyde...Caviar and Turds.In part two we ask has Poch lost the away support? There were audible chants against Boehly and Poch and for Abramovich and Mourinho. Is Poch a goner - does he have himself to blame - he’s not endeared himself to the fans or made much effort to engage with them? If he was to go would it be the right decision? Would it take us back to square one? He hasn’t lost the dressing room so shoudl he go? And whose fault is it really - Putin? Boris Johnson's Tory Govt? Sunak and Dorries? Boehly and Clearwater? Fundamentally, this all changes if we were winning doesn’t it - a chant for Roman and Jose is a cry for the return to a winning Chelsea. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/4/20241 hour, 31 minutes, 14 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1114

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham to look back at the win against Leeds in the FA Cup and ahead to Brentford v Chelsea on Saturday.In part one we look back at the FA Cup win against Leeds. A great last gasp win and winning against hated rivals is what it’s all about but…was it really a shocking performance? Chelsea are confusing for any fan at the moment - on occasion the most brainless Chelsea team we’ve ever seen with unforced errors, poor touch and passing and conceding criminal goals, but capable of the three great goals they scored. Mudryk at 10 was interesting to see; Sterling on the other hand looks like he doesn't want to be there. Thankfully Conor Gallagher came to the rescue in the last few minutes with a cracking goal to send Chelsea to the quarter finals against Leicester. In part two, we welcome back Greville Waterman, Brentford author, for The Opposition View. We ask Greville where has it all gone wrong for Brentford this season - 13 defeats in the last 17 matches - is it simply injuries? With Brentford 5 points from the relegation zone is there pressure on Frank? Brentford unbeaten in last 4 v Chelsea and have kept clean sheet in last 3 - do they have a hoodoo against us? What difference does Toney make - is he off in the summer - where to? How will the match go and what is Greville's prediction.In part three we preview Brentford v Chelsea with JK's presser summary and Chidge’s team selection. Is it time to give one of Enzo, Moises and Conor a rest? What do we do about Sterling? Our poor recent record v Brentford needs to change, and they have their 1st choice back 5 out and awful recent form so surely Chelsea can put a decent win and performance together? We wrap up discussing how the match will go and what is our prediction. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/1/20242 hours, 1 minute, 54 seconds
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‘Playing The Penalty’ Chelsea FanCast #1113

Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd & Dean Mears look back at a miserable Carabao Cup final defeat to Liverpool.In part one we discuss massive frustration and massive disappointment as Chelsea have now lost 6 of their last 6 Wembley finals – a horrid record, but it pre-dates Clearlake. A nervy start didn’t help and too many players making basic errors. Was Sterling’s goal offiside? Should Van Dijk’s goal have been disallowed? But Chelsea had more than enough chances to win it. Was it a case of poor finishing or good goalkeeping? Chelsea were the better side in the second half but what happened in Extra Time? Was it the subs? The players settling for pens or a lack of belief?In part two we ask how much of this is on Poch and how much on the players? Will Poch win us a trophy? Does Poch have a future at Chelsea? Was it really a horrible atmosphere? And we discuss the fallacious Scouse Youth argument and Liverpool love in and Gary Neville’s Blue Bottle Jobs remark. And whilst it was a good day out, with no expectationa, is that really enough?In part three we preview Chelsea v Leeds in wednesday's FA Cup match. We kick off with JK’s Presser Summary and Chidge’s team selection. But it's Dirty Leeds, History. The atmosphere will be febrile. The Bamford factor, Georginio and Piroe are decent and Leeds recent form is decent.Strangely the last FA Cup match between the two sides was the infamous 1970 FA Cup final.  If we lose our season is over. Can they pick themselves up? We wrap up by discussing how’s it going to go and our predictions. And finally another round of 'They Played for Both'.Don't forget to sign up to our EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/chelseafancast Try it risk-free Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/26/20242 hours, 14 minutes, 13 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1112

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Alex Churchill to catch up on the Chelsea news and look ahead to Sunday's Carabao Cup Final against Liverpool.In part one we disuss Liam Twomey's article in The Athletic which asks the question "Can Chelsea afford to win the Carabao Cup?" and JK gives us his summary of today's Presser.In part two we preview Sunday's Carabao Cup Final against Liverpool kicking off with Chidge's team selection. We discuss if this final will be déjà vu from the 2005 Carling Cup Final? Will Chelsea be repeating History, not Wallowing in it? How important would winning it be? Our luck has to change having lost 6 out of our last 7 Wembley finals. We also discuss the Liverpool Love in; can Poch shake the loser mentality? Who are the bigger underdogs? And how’s it going to go along with our predictions, before wrapping up with 'They Played for Both'.Don't forget to sign up to our EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/chelseafancast Try it risk-free  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/23/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 27 seconds
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'In Off the Post' Chelsea FanCast #1111

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through this month's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.The boys read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners.To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/21/20242 hours, 18 minutes, 50 seconds
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'Don't Look Back In Anger' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode #122

Dean Mears is joined by Simon Kingman and Matt Ball to reflect on Chelsea's 1-0 defeat to Manchester City in the WSL.In Part One, we discuss Chelsea's failing midfield and Emma Hayes' decision not to change things and in Part Two we ask what this defeat means for the WSL title and discuss Mia Fishel's ACL injury.Follow Simon @KingmanSimon and Matt @MattJBall98 on Twitter.You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow and Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow. Become a Patreon- https://www.patreon.com/WentToMowKingsmeadowBuy a Fanzine- https://kingsmeadowchronicle.bigcartel.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/21/202449 minutes, 43 seconds
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‘Little by Little’ Chelsea FanCast #1110

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Marco Worrall to look back at a great Chelsea performance against Man City.In part one we applaud a great Chelsea performance, redolent of Chelsea v Barcelona from days gone by; tactically disciplined, counter attacking brilliantly and defending like demons. Did this young team come of age on Saturday? Massive shout outs to the defence - Disasi a rock; Colwill assured; Gusto superb; Chilly back to his best; should this be the defence going forward? Can or should Gusto keep James out when he's fit? The midfield were superb; Moises was tenacious and did well not to get a 2nd yellow; Enzo was here, there and every fucking where; Gallagher was imperious and snuffed out Rodri. In attack Palmer was ice cold as per; fair play to Sterling with a great goal and Jackson with a great assist and good work all match.In part two we ask are we better as a counterattack team, getting the ball forward quickly, mixed with long balls makes us more threatening but it doesn’t work against low block teams? But we still struggle to finish and need a striker. Nkunku was poor when he came on, struggling to adjust to the pace of the game, perhaps not match sharp but he didn’t help with the defence. Chelsea fought like a team and it looks like a bond and understanding is growing. The fight and spirit was good to see and is something to build on. But did Poch do the right thing - should we have gone for the win? 5 at the back made sense as City were getting round the back. Jackson and Palmer on yellow cards was perhaps an issue, but was it negative or sensible?When all is said and done, Poch got the tactics and selection right while Pep is salty and still bald. Does this performance give us hope if not expectation against Liverpool next weekend? Most thought we’d get hammered v City so this performance should give us confidence.   Don't forget to sign up to our EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/chelseafancast Try it risk-free Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/19/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 2 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1109

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover and Alex Churchill to look ahead to Saturday's match against Man City.In part one we have a special preview of the 'Chelsea FanCast WW1 Battlefield Tour' organised and hosted by Alex Churchill, a WW1 historian and author in her day job. Originally and successfully held in 2019, Alex (Chelsea FanCast), Jonny Dyer (Podding Shed) and Andrew Holmes took a group of Chelsea fans to the Western Front to learn about the battles of the Sommes and Ypres. Five years later we are returning under the Chelsea FanCast banner. Renowned historians and passionate Chelsea fans, Alex Churchill, Jonny Dyer & Andrew Holmes will conduct a WW1 battlefield tour following the stories of Chelsea players and supporters and the tour follows the stories written in their book "Over Land and Sea". Chidge and Tony Glover will be joining them and with Alex, discuss on the show, the emotional trip to notable WW1 cemetaries, learning about WW1 and family members who fought and died there and then after a hard days history, winding down over decent food, Belgian beer and great commraderie! The tour will take place between June 21st and June 24th this year and if you want to join us follow the link for full details to reserve your place with a deposit:https://www.istoriatravel.org/copy-of-s106-belgium-1914-1In part two we welcome back David Walker from Read But Never Red for teh Opposition View. We ask David what he thought of the 4:4 in November? Is he surprised by how well Palmer has done and does he have any regrets? With Haaland & De Bruyne back is it full steam ahead for a treble? Is he worried about FFP infractions, points deduction, relegations? Are there any weaknesses Chelsea can exploit? And how does he see the match going?In part three we preview Man City v Chelsea. We kick off with JK’s Presser Summary - JK watches the presser so we don't have to! Chidge gives his team selection. Will Sanchez return? Wil Sterling start? Will Poch stick with 4:2:3:1? Will Casadei get some minutes? Will the real Chelsea stand up ir are we still a Jeckyll & Hyde side? Will Chelsea be brave – should they be? Should the 4:4 give us hope? The recent stats are very much against us. We discuss how we see it going and wrap up with 'They Played for Both'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/16/20242 hours, 8 minutes, 5 seconds
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'A Touch Of Cup Magic' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode #121

Dean Mears and Dayne Whittle are joined by Sophie Spittle and Rich Bates to reflect on Mayra Ramirez's wonder goal that sealed their FA Cup 5th Round win over Crystal Palace.In Part One, we review all the action, or lack of it, from that 1-0 win over Palace and in Part Two, we look ahead to a monster WSL clash with Manchester City this Friday night at Kingsmeadow.You can follow our guests on Twitter, Sophie @Traveller74 and Rich @BatesInThePlace.You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow and Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow. Become a Patreon- https://www.patreon.com/WentToMowKingsmeadowBuy a Fanzine- https://kingsmeadowchronicle.bigcartel.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/14/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 26 seconds
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'Three Little Birds' Chelsea FanCast #1108

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Clayton Beerman to look back at a great turnaround away to Crystal Palace on Monday night.In part one, we discuss a horrible first half, but was it all down to Silva starting? With Enzo all over the place, Caicedo hapless, Madueke consistently inconsistent and only Gusto showing up, Chelsea found themselves 1-0 down at half-time. Thanks to Palace playing Bob Marley's 'Three Little Birds' while waiting for referee Michael Oliver to come out after the break, Chelsea supporters gave a full throated rendition of it for much of the second half - reminiscent perhaps of Chelsea v Napoli back in 2012. But did this give the players the lift they needed? Conor Gallagher scored two great goals at the beginning and end of the second half and Enzo's goal was the cream on top of the cake in a 3-1 win. A shout out to Petrovic too for some great saves that kept Chelsea in it but perhaps the biggest shout out should go to the away fans, for some great vocal support epitomised by Disasi leaping in to the Chelsea away section and getting mobbed. Shame JK got trampled under foot in the process!In part two we welcome back old friends Ceri Levy and Garry Hayes, from the Blueprint podcast to talk about the forthcoming release of more epsiodes of their superb series on Chelsea, including the full interviewswith Glenn Hoddle, Colin Hutchinson, Roberto Di Matteo, John Terry and Joe Cole.The series is part of a new platform called The Sideline, bringing fans, players and journalists together. Visit www.ChelseaSideline.Club to join. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/13/20242 hours, 4 minutes, 40 seconds
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'Cup Fever' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode #120

The gang are back together as Dean Mears, Jane Chappell and Dayne Whittle to review Chelsea's 5-0 win over Sunderland in the Conti Cup semi-final. In Part One, we ask if Chelsea now operate with an A Team and a B Team, the importance of Fran Kirby and react to our Semi-Final away trip to Manchester City. And in Part Two, we look ahead to Chelsea's FA Cup 5th Round clash with Crystal Palace this coming Sunday.You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow and Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow. Become a Patreon- https://www.patreon.com/WentToMowKingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/10/202450 minutes, 56 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1107

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham to look back at a much needed win and performance to knock Aston Villa out of the FA Cup and look ahead to Monday night's match against Crystal Palace.In part one we look back at a great night at Villa Park. Was it the best performance of the season and where did that come from? It was like Chelsea from the past: intensity, strong, aggressive, desire, team effort, compact and tactically superb. Much credit should go to under pressure Pochettino. Disasi and Gusto were superb and Enzo and Moises ran the match. And the away support was fantastic.But is it a coincidence that we played better without the dropped Sterling and Silva? Chelsea played higher up the pitch; the defence, midfield and attack were closer together which made the defence less exposed and the passing forward quicker and easier and without Sterling we looked more direct without running in to blind alleys, falling over or giving the ball away. Bring on Dirty Leeds, but we need consistency now!In part two we welcome back Hambo from Back of the Nest for the Opposition View. We ask him on a scale of 1-10 how angry are Palace fans at the moment? Is it all Hodgsons fault? What’s his experience of the American owners? What are his thoughts on Conor Gallagher? How big a miss will Marc Guéhi, Michael Olise & Eberechi Eze be, all out injured?While recent history is on Chelsea’s side, given our inconsistency does he fancy Palace's chances and how does he see it going and what's his prediction?In part three we preview Crystal Palace v Chelsea kicking off with JK’s summary of today's Presser, followed by Chidge’s team selection. With Chelsea being consistently inconsistent how can we get the consistency we need? While Chelsea have a nasty habit this season of following up a good result with a poor one, we do have history on our side with this fixture and Palace have lost Guehi, Eze and Olise which will be a big problem for them.We wrap up with how we see it going and our predictions, and another round of 'They Played For Both'Don't forget to sign up to our EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/chelseafancast Try it risk-free Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/9/20242 hours, 4 minutes, 57 seconds
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'No Hea-Slip Ups From Chelsea' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode #119

Dean Mears is joined by Sophie Spittle and Simon Kingman to review Chelsea's comfortable 3-0 win over Everton in WSL.In Part One, we delve into all the action from that 3-0 win including the "controversial" penalty decisions by referee Emily Heaslip.And in Part Two we discuss the UEFA Women's Champions League Quarter-Final and Semi-Final draw and discuss the new Chelsea FC W fans forum.Follow the show on social media @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Sophie @Traveller74 and Simon @KingmanSimonBuy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle via kingsmeadowchronicle.bigcartel.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/7/202450 minutes, 13 seconds
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‘Little Pigs 2 Wolves 4’ Chelsea FanCast #1106

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Meehan to look back at a shambolic defeat at home to Wolves and ahead to Wednesday night's FA Cup replay away to Aston Villa.In part one, another great day out ruined by the football. Caice-doh evens the score. No fight; no intelligence; no identity; no style; no clue; no hope - it really is this bad isn’t it? Will they sack Pochettino? Would he deserve it? Jose not the answer. What’s going on behind the scenes? Winstanley & Stewart need to go, but the finger of blame points to Begdhad Egbahli – how do we hold him to account?In part two we welcome back Justin Hawthorne from Up the Villa for the Opposition View. How confident is Justin after the 5-0 win at Sheffield? It was much closer at the Bridge than we all predicted; we couldn’t score of course, but thought Villa were too cautious until we tired. Chelsea have been terrible since – what’s Justin's thoughts? History is on Chelsea’s side but...Justin tells us how he thinks it will go and gives us his prediction. In part three Chidge gives us his team selection and he has a plan! How do we bounce back from last week – can we? Chelsea have terrible away form and Villa are virtually impregnable at Villa Park and it does not bode well. We wrap up with how we see it going and give our predictions?Don't forget to sign up to our EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/chelseafancast Try it risk-free Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/5/20242 hours, 7 minutes, 46 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1105

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Clayton Beerman to look back at an infuriating defeat away to Liverpool and ahead to a chance to redeem themselves against Wolves on Sunday.In part one we look back at the horrible defeat to Liverpool in midweek. How crucial was the denial of two stone cold penalties to the outcome of the match? That said we were basically awful - outclassed, out thought and out fought and didn’t compete for more than about 15 minutes. The only bright spots were Petrovic again and Nkunku’s goal.We are so far off it. The recruitment, ownership and players are simply not good enough but Poch is also culpable, but if we get rid of Poch who would we get now? So far has the club fallen, under Clearlake, from the standards at Chelsea we are accustomed to, most probably average English young managers or unknown European managers but no one of the elite level we are used to. In part two we look ahead to Sunday's match against Wolves kicking off with JK's summary of the presser and Chidge's team selection. But with Broja sent out on loan to Fulham who do we play up front and is it a good decision to reduce our striking options even further?With Wolves 2 points behind us in 11th, this IS a mid table clash, but we are only 6 points off 6th place - can we begin to make up ground on Brighton, Newcastle, Man Utd and West Ham? After all they are as flakey as Chelsea.Wolves are in good form but not in London or away from home; Chelsea hava a great track record against Wolves and are unbeaten at home since 1979. As ever it will no doubt depend on which Chelsea turns up? Will we get it right tactically? Will we be up for it? We wrap up the show with how we see it going and our predictions and another round of 'They Played for Both'.Don't forget to sign up to our EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/chelseafancast Try it risk-free Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/2/20241 hour, 51 minutes, 3 seconds
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'January Blues' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode #118

Dean Mears is joined by Sophie Spittle and Simon Kingman to look back on successive away wins for the Blues.In Part One we review all the action from Chelsea's 3-0 win against Brighton and Hove Albion and in Part Two we look back on Chelsea's 4-0 away win in Paris in the UWCL.You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Sophie @Traveller74, Simon @KingmanSimon. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/1/202457 minutes, 53 seconds
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‘It’s Progress Jim, But Not as We Know It!’ Chelsea FanCast #1104

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Marco Worrall to look back at the 0-0 draw against Aston Villa and ahead to Wednesday night's match against Liverpool.In part one we look back at the 0-0 draw in the FA Cup against Aston Villa. The injury curse strikes again as Colwill withdraws but his replacement Gilchrist did well. Chelsea were dominant in the first half but, wash, rinse, repeat - can’t score, although Martinez is a top keeper and kept them in it. Chelsea were on the front foot, pressing and were up for it and the atmosphere was rocking as a result. In the second half we tired, and Petrovic kept us in it.We ask was the Ref Taylor in disguise? And discuss Mudryk and Broja being truly hopeless; it was like playing with 9 men when they came on. But it was a very good performance, especially the pressing, just a frustrating result. We potentially have Leeds at home next if we can beat Villa in the replay – but can we?In part two we preview the Liverpool v Chelsea match on Wednesday night, kicking off with Chidge's team selection. Will Colwill be fit? Will Chilwell start? Are Mudryk and Broja unpickable at the moment? Will it make a difference with Kopp announcing he's leaving at the end of the season? No Salah – will it make a difference? How do we see it going plus our predictions. And finally another round of 'They Played for Both'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/29/20241 hour, 38 minutes, 53 seconds
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'Mission Complete' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode 117

Dean Mears is joined by Matt J Ball from World Wide Chels to discuss Chelsea's 2-1 win over Real Madrid, which secured Chelsea's passage to the UWCL Quarter-Finals as group winners.In Part One we discuss all the major talking points from the game and then in Part Two we look ahead to Chelsea's trip to Brighton on Saturday in the WSL.You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattJBall98Please consider leaving a 5 star review and help grow the show!The Shows Socials- Twitter / Instagram / Discord / Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/27/202449 minutes, 15 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1103

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover to look back at the thrashing of Middlesbrough taking Chelsea to another Wembley final and ahead to Friday night's visit of Aston Villa in the FA Cup to hopefully set us on the patch to another Wembley final!In part one we applaud Chelsea's clinical finishing, in our biggest ever semifinal win. Palmer was outstanding and Chilwell is a class above. Well done too to Colwill and Disasi and while Sterling is frustrating he had a good game in reality. However, patience with Mudryk appears to be growing thin judging by the berating he got from Enzo and Chilwell and Broja continues to play with angst.But Chelsea reach their 18th Wembley final since 2000 which considering everything that’s going this season is huge.In part two we welcome back Justin Hawthorne from Up The Villa for the Opposition View. We talk to Justin about the secret of Emery’s success this season? Which players have impressed? What’s more important – a trophy or a top 4 finish? Can Villa win the league? And with Villa having had 12 days off, and Chelsea having played on Tuesday is it advantage Villa or Chelsea? With the league game in September being tight and Villa playing it cagey, can we expect more of the same on Friday night? Justin gives us his prediction.In part three we preview Chelsea v Aston Villa starting with JK's Presser Summary and Chidge's team selection. Will Chilwell start? Who drops out if Gallagher comes in? Can we be as clinical as Tuesday? We might not get many chances as Villa don’t concede many. We wrap up discussing how do we see it going & give our predictions before another round of 'They Played for Both!'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/25/20241 hour, 53 minutes, 2 seconds
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'Lauren James Is Magic' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow #116

Dean Mears is joined by Simon Kingman and Rob Pratley to discuss Chelsea's 3-1 win over Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.In Part One we look back on the game itself, paying tribute to Chelsea's standout performers and in Part Two we give praise to the club for Sunday's match day experience, and discuss the latest transfer rumours surrounding the club.You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Simon @KingmanSimon and Rob @Journalism_RP. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/24/20241 hour, 15 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1102

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dan Silver and Mark Meehan to look ahead to Tuesday night's Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Middlesbrough,In part one, Mark reports back from the Chelsea Pitch Owners AGM, held on Friday and discusses what was said and where next in a very important time for the Club and CPO with a stadium redevelopment or move in the offing.In part two we welcome back Dylan Polk from Carefree Louisiana to talk about their forthcoming annual 'Bluesday' event in New Orleans, centred around the Chelsea v Wolves match, his view on this season and a view on the American ownership from the US supporter's perspective.In part three we preview the Chelsea v Middlesbrough match starting with JK's summary of today's presser and Chidge's team selection. Will Boro target Colwill again – should Chilly start? What do we do up front given we need to win by 2 goals? Will Chelsea rise to the occasion like they did v Newcastle with a Wembley final and an incredible home record v Middlesbrough to uphold? It's genuinely massive tomorrow and kicks off a big 10 days for Chelsea with Boro in the Carabao Cup; Villa in the FA Cup and Liverpool in the Premier League. Will we find our way in to another Cup final and closer to another one or dip out of both in a week like we did 30 years ago? We wrap up with how we see the match going and our predictions. And on a sad final note, mark the passing of Tommy Baldwin, one of the King's of the Kings Road team of the late 1960's and early 1970's. Tommy was well loved by Chelsea supporters, was affectionately known as 'The Sponge' and was lauded with a brilliant song. Let's hope the Pearly Gates serenade him with a fine rendition of "His name is Tommy Baldwin, he's the leader of the team...". Farewell Tommy, thanks for the memories and Rest in Peace. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/22/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 48 seconds
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'In Off the Post' Chelsea FanCast #1101

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through this month's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.The boys read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners. To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/20/20241 hour, 33 minutes, 46 seconds
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'In Off the Post' Chelsea FanCast #1100

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through this month's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.The boys read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners.To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/19/20241 hour, 37 minutes, 23 seconds
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'No Sam Kerr. No Stri-kerr' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow #115

Dean Mears is joined by Rich Bates and Sophie Spittle to reflect on Chelsea's 3-1 win over West Ham in the Adobe Women's FA Cup 4th Round.We discuss Emma Hayes' decision to start without a striker, the eureka moment of bringing one on and how Chelsea stepped up the gears in extra time.You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow or Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow. You can follow Rich @BatesInThePlace and Sophie @Traveller74. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/17/202447 minutes, 18 seconds
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‘Stressful!’ Chelsea FanCast #1099

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Marco Worrall, Chelsea author and Gate 17 publisher to look back at Chelsea's 1-0 win over Fulham.In part one we discuss Chelsea's laborious first half AGAIN with too many touches and often poor ones; too slow in the build up and of course no idea how to hit the back of the net. Until referee Anthony Taylor shocked the entire world by awarding Chelsea a penalty at the end of the half, which Cole Palmer put away for his 9th goal of the season.The second half was much better with more energy, pressing and more direct with both Sterling and Gallagher hitting the post. But Chelsea couldn’t kill the game off and the last 10 minutes was a shambles, aided and abetted by Taylor and Keystone Kops defending, with stupid free kicks given away, running into defenders and wrong passes. At least we cheered the hoofs up field as Chelsea eventually saw the game out, but it was stressful!In part two we praise Petrovic who was quietly impressive again. Should he be Chelsea's No.1 keeper? Enzo was more dynamic and Caicedo did good terrier like work. Colwill had a decent game albeit not suited to the left back role. Just as well Chilwell came on with 23 minutes to go, but replacing Sterling as winger not Colwill at left back! A win is a win albeit a marginally ugly one but are there genuinely signs of encouragement and improvement? The stats don’t lie. And what was Frank Lampard sitting next to Todd Boehly all about? ;   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/15/20241 hour, 47 minutes, 55 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1098

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Clayton Beerman to look back at a miserable night in Middlesbrough and ahead to Saturday's match against Fulham.In part one we look back at the shocking 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semi-final. It was all so predictable - concede first and can’t break a side down. Defensive errors are still rife. Injuries yes, inexperience yes but no excuse for a lack of desire, football intelligence and execution. It’s only half-time – 1-0 down and should be retrievable but…is Pochettino’s position really in jeopardy? In part two we welcome back Dom Betts from The Fulhamish Podcast to 'The Opposition View'. We discuss Fulham’s season so far , has it been a bit up and down? How have they coped without Mitrovic? How is Willian doing? Can you get to the Carabao final and what would he think of a Chelsea v Fulham final? And we ask Dom how he sees it going on Saturday and what is his prediction? In part three JK reports back on todays the presser and Chidge reveals his team selection. Chelsea's home form is good and Fulham's away form is poor. Chelsea have not lost to Fulham at home in the league since 1979 but we have a poor recent record in London Derbies winless in 11 out of the last 15 matches. If we win, we could go above Man U, Newcastle and Brighton into 7th, so there is much to play for but how tough will it be against a Fulham who are now clicking under Silva? We discuss how we see it going and give our predictions and wrap up with 'They Played for Both' Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/12/20241 hour, 51 minutes, 8 seconds
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‘Preston North Ended!’ Chelsea FanCast #1097

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dean Mears to look back at Chelsea's 4-0 win in the FA Cup against Preston North End and ahead to Tuesday's Carabao Cup semi-final against Middlesbrough.In part one we discuss Chelsea's poor first half against Preston North End. Were Chelsea complacent, taking Preston lightly? Preston did a good job with 3 at the back and 5 out of possession and kept Chelsea going side to side and at arm’s length. And why do players such as Moises, Sterling and Enzo not impose themselves on the game or take it by the scruff of the neck?In part two Poch gave a much needed and effective half-time hairdryer to the players. As a consequence, Chelsea pushed Preston back, Palmer played higher up the pitch and they were more aggressive with more intent. Broja scored a proper strikers goal and his confidence appeared to come back, as did Chelsea's while Preston's dissipated. Goals from Silva, Sterling and Emzo put the game to bed. All in all it was a poor first half and an excellent second. Chelsea dispatched a determined championship side without too much fuss; kept the winning streak going; gave minutes to Gilchrist, Washington and Golding and are into the next round. Job done.In part three we preview the Carabao Cup semi-final on Tuesday away to Middlesbrough for the first leg. We start with JK's summary of Poch's presser and Chidge reveals his team selection.Boro look like similar opposition to Preston and have had an easy ride to the semi final and have poor recent form, but there is history in this fixture and they will be bang up for it. We recall the play off matches from 1988, the FA and League Cup victories of 1997 and 1998, Rafa Benitez meltdown after the 2013 FA Cup win and Bruce Buck's comments winding up Boro before the cup match of 2022.We discuss that it would be nice to hump Boro and make the second leg a formality but…suspect it might be tighter than it should be. Also the opportunity for Poch to get the ‘not won a trophy in England’ off his back woould be great for him and the team's development.We wrap up with our predictions and 'They Played For Both'.     Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/8/20242 hours, 46 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1096

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Meehan to look ahead to Saturday's FA Cup 3rd round tie against Preston North End,In part one JK gives his summary of today's presser. We also discuss why are there so many injuries in the game currently and why is the ‘Magic of the Cup’ important?In part two we preview the Chelsea v Preston North End match starting with Chidge's team selection. Will there be big changes or not? As founders of the football league, Preston North End have a rich history having won the double in the inaugral season and the title again the next season. They've been starved of success since the late 1960's but with former players including Sir Tom Finney can boast a fine pedigree. They’ll be bringing 6,000 and will be up for it. Manager Ryan Lowe wants them to enjoy the day out, but they'll no doubt be looking for a cup upset. But they've been in middling form in the Championship, have been poor away and Cup form in recent years has not been impressive. With no european football this season, Cup competitions are increasingly important for Chelsea and Pochettino and Chelsea's FA Cup record over the last 30 years is unmatched, although 4 Cup final defeats in the last 5 might tell a different story. We wrap up with our match predictions and JK and Mark try to name the 11 players who played for both Chelsea and Preston North End in 'They Played for Both' Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/5/20241 hour, 50 minutes, 50 seconds
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‘Mad Hatters!’ Chelsea FanCast #1095

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover to look back at a mad match against the Hatters last Saturday.In part one we ask did Poch get the line upright as Chelsea made a eally good start but a terrible finish. For once goals were not the problem - Palmer is different class and a great finish from Madueke with a great build up too. Jackson divided opinion but got kicked a lot, played some good balls through tracked back and defended well too. He looks better out wide than up front. Broja on the other hand…In part two we look at the second half where Chelsea went all Dracula, with Chong and Doughty outstanding as Luton could have scored 4 or 5. Silva was the reason they didn’t. He’s still a cut above but does he need better than Disasi or Badiashile next to him. Perhaps Colwill when Chilwell returns?Petrovic was superb again making some good saves and kicking long; a great tactical move to negate Luton which worked until Luton went wide. But did Poch get it wrong with his subs and game management? Is there a hint of Spursyness about how we let teams back in?However, we won which is what it’s about and was much needed. Chelsea are not far off European places, the season is not over yet with injured players to return and other teams have poor form and injuries (Utd and Newcastle). Will Chelsea improve and gel more in 2024?In part three we say thank fuck 2023 is over, recall the best and worst moments and ask how bad was it? We wrap up looking ahead to what 2024 might bring for Chelsea. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/2/20241 hour, 43 minutes, 12 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1094

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham to look back at the win against Palace, the defeat to Wolves and ahead to Saturday's match against Luton.In part one we look back at Wednesday night's win against Palace. We ask is it all about the win? Gusto was superb; Gallagher great; Nkunku class; Mudryk improving; Madueke, Lavia and Gilchrist had good cameos – does this offer a glimmer of hope? And is it time to cut Jackson some slack? We discuss our defensive concerns and whether Chelsea are a talented bunch of individuals but not a team, all while our home form is improving.In part two we look back at the defeat to Wolves: a case of same shit different day – the better team but hopeless up front. We discuss Sterling’s criminal miss, Nkunku’s debut, the team's poor discipline and Chelsea's dreadful away form.In part three we look ahead to Saturday's match against Luton. JK reports on Pochettino's press conference and Chidge reveals his team selection. Luton will be a tough nut to crack away and Ross Barkley will have something to prove against his old team. With our poor away form will Chelsea achieve another unwelcome record? We discuss how will it go and give our predictions and wrap up with 'They Played for Both'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/29/20232 hours, 14 minutes, 48 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1093

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Meehan to look back at the Carabao Cup quarter final against Newcastle and ahead to the Christmas Eve match against Wolves.In part one we discuss a potentially massive night at the Bridge last Tuesday where Chelsea beat Newcastle on penalties to go through to the Carabao Cup semi-final. In the process we saw a team bond with each other and the supporters as the stadium was literally bouncing with delight. In addition we discuss the great penalties & penalty save! Mudryk, the enigma wrapped around an enigma. Playing full backs works, please try it again! Gallagher – the glue that binds it together? And ask is it early days for Nkunku?In part two we look ahead to the Wolves match on Sunday. We have JK’s review of the Presser and pick up on the news that the ESL rears its ugly head again and what is the Chelsea Supporters' Trust planning on Sunday with their Christmas Eve football can #GetStuffed message? In Chidge’s team selection we ponder whether Poch will pick proper full backs? Will Nkunku to start? Is Enzo out? Will we play in a 4:2:3:1 formation?We look at Chelsea and Wolves form and ask if Chelsea go in to this match with momentum and can they go on a winning run? We wrap up discussing how we see the match going and give our predictions before testing JK and Mark's knowledge in 'They Played for Both' Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/22/20231 hour, 58 minutes, 30 seconds
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'End of 2023 and other things' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow#114

After missing a couple of recordings, Dean Mears is joined by Simon Kingman and Serena Cheong to look back at our recent fixtures against BK Hacken, home and away, and Bristol City in the WSL. Then in Part Two, we give our Christmas wishlist for the Chelsea FC Women team and look a the January. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/22/202344 minutes, 40 seconds
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‘Palpable Relief’ Chelsea FanCast #1092

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Worrall to look back at Saturday's victory over Sheffield Utd and ahead to Tuesday night's match against Newcastle Utd.In part one we discuss the win over Sheffield Utd where the 1st half looked like déjà vu – low block, possession, and no goal threat but Poch’s 2nd half tactical change paid dividends. Palmer, Gallagher & Moises were the stand out performances and Jackson scored his 7th goal of the season but...And while back to back wins in the league for the first time in over a year brought palpable relief, was the poor atmosphere a sign of the times or to do with something else? In part two we preview the Carabao Cup quarter final against Newcastle Utd. JK sums up todays presser and Chidge reveals his team selection. Newcastle have lots of injuries, but it didn’t make any difference last time we played them. Can we make home advantage count? Chelsea's Cup record v Newcastle is very good.How vital for the season is it to get to the semi and beyond? We discuss how we see it going and give our match predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/18/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 20 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1091

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover to look ahead to Saturday's match against Sheffield United.In part one, JK reports on todays presser which focussed predominantly on the injuries to James, Sanchez and Cucurella and the possible return of Nkunku.In part two we welcome back Ben, The Travelling Blade, for The Opposition View. Ben discusses Sheffield United's season so far, the return of Chris Wilder and how he sees the game going.In part three we preview the match, discussing Chidge's team selection, will the return of Wilder be a key factor, Chelsea's inconsistent form and how we see the game going. We round up with 'They Played For Both'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/15/20232 hours, 6 minutes, 13 seconds
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'In Off the Post' - Chelsea FanCast #1090

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through this week's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.The boys read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners.To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/14/20231 hour, 55 minutes, 37 seconds
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'Only hot dogs, no Berger' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow #113

Dean Mears is joined by Simon Kingman and Matt Ball to examine the wreckage of Chelsea's 4-1 defeat to Arsenal in the WSL.We ask if Emma Hayes or the players is to blame for the club's worst league defeat in four years and talk about responsibilities of huge companies to protect players from abuse.And in Part Two we also preview Thursday's UWCL game vs BK Hacken at Stamford Bridge. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/12/202352 minutes, 10 seconds
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'FUBAR' Chelsea FanCast #1089

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd reflect on a disappointing defeat away to Everton.In part one although Chelsea did alright, better than Utd and Newcastle with plenty of possession and attacks and shots on goal they didn’t really look like scoring and looked typically vulnerable in defence. The folly of not having a decent striker is exposed again. Is there a lack of quality in the side? Did Everton, a gnarly experienced, streetwise PL side just want it more? And to add injury to insult, James goes off again in what is becoming a tragedy. What's his future at the club?In part two, with 10 wins in the last 45 are we concerned by what is relegation form? The mood seems to be changing regarding Chelsea's recruitment team and the owners, so what happens next? Pochettino alludes to going to the transfer market to solve the problems – is this realistic? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/20231 hour, 46 minutes, 11 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast #1088 'The Preview Show'

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham to look back at the defeat away to Man Utd and ahead to Sunday's match against Everton. In part one we discuss a shambolic defeat away to Utd which raised question marks about whether the players are good enough and casts doubts on Pochettino's ability to get a tune out of them. But is it more a question of sticking it out and hoping that Nkunku is decent; we get the injured players fit and buy a proper striker. Either way, this is going to take a lot of time and more frustration before the inexperienced team starts delivering consistently.  In part two we welcome back Dave Vitty (Comedy Dave) to the 'Opposition View' to discuss Sunday's match from an Everton perspective. What are Dave's thoughts on the PL FFP ruling? Sean Dyche – how’s he doing? With a 10 points deduction this season, is he worried about relegation again? Key players for Everton this season? With Chelsea having lost 9 of their last 14 matches at Goodison Park is he confident of getting a result? And how does he see it going and what is his prediction. In part three we preview Everton v Chelsea. JK summarises today's presser and Chidge reveals his team selection. Is Goodison Park Chelsea’s bogey ground? With Chelsea so inconsistent this season are we as likely to pull out a decent performance as we are to put in another shocker? JK and Martin attempt to name the 25 players who have played for both Everton and Chelsea and we wrap up with our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/9/20231 hour, 54 minutes, 35 seconds
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‘Never A Dull Moment’ Chelsea FanCast #1087

Stamford Chidge is joined by Dan Silver and Mark Meehan to look back at Chelsea's 3:2 win over Brighton.In Part one we discuss another mad game where Chelsea cruised to a 2:0 lead before easing off and getting punished and Gallagher being sent off. But instead of capitulating, Chelsea defended well in the second half, extended their lead before giving us all a nervy 10 minutes as Brighton got a second goal. Entertaining, yes, but watching Chelsea at the moment can age you!In part two we discuss an important win where the team showed character, playing for 60 minutes with 10 men. We also discuss where Chelsea are in terms of competing at the moment and is it time to move on from the years of dominance under Roman Abramovich? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/4/20231 hour, 56 minutes, 31 seconds
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Chelsea Fancast #1086 'Preview Show'

With Stamford Chidge away at a gig, Dean Mears is back in the hot seat alongside Jonathan Kydd and Clayton Beerman for the Friday Night Preview Show. In Part One we talk the latest Chelsea news and reflect on Poch's press conference and in Part Two we discuss team news, give our predicted XI and play everyone's favourite game 'They Played For Both'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/1/202355 minutes, 8 seconds
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'Aggie Beever-GOALS' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode 112

Dean Mears is joined by Sophie Spittle and Rich Bates to discuss Chelsea's 5-2 win over Leicester City in the WSL. In Part One we talk though Chelsea's rapid start, defensive mix ups and what on earth was AKB thinking?  And in Part Two we reflect on Chelsea's second half control and whether Sam Kerr's captaincy is in anyway contract related.You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Sophie @Traveller74 and Rich @BatesInThePlaces. We're also on Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/29/202351 minutes, 1 second
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‘Brain Fog On the Tyne’ Chelsea FanCast #1085

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Marco Worrall to look back at a disappointing 4:1 defeat away to Newcastle on Saturday.We start proceedings with a tribute to former Chelsea player, Terry Venables, who sadly passed away at the age of 80 on Sunday.Atrocious defending and poor discipline cost us up at St. James' Park on Saturday, with three of the goals avoidable and many of the yellow cards. But is Silva past his sell by date or do we have short memories? Did we miss Moises bite in midfield? How much of an impact did the International Break have on a lacklustre and dozy performance?In part two, was Poch's criticism of the players justified and how much should he shoulder the blame? Jackson offered nothing again, how much do we need a new striker in January or do we pray that Nkunku is the bollocks? How much of Chelsea's malaise is down to the players, or Poch or Clearlake for not buying a striker and experienced players? How far off it are Chelsea – Europe? Mid-table? How long to put it right and how? And finally, how secure is Poch? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/27/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 11 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1084

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Clayton Beerman to catch up with the Chelsea news and look ahead to Saturday's match against Newcastle.In part one we discuss Friday's press conference and with the latest brouhaha about FFP infractions we ask is there anything to worry about with possible Premier League investigations in to Chelsea.In part two we look ahead to the Newcastle match starting with Chidge's team selection. Is there any reason to make any changes from the draw against City? Will Enzo and Moises suffer from travel fatigue? Should we be confident given Newcastle's injuries and Poch's good record against Newcastle and Howe? Can Chelsea match the intensity we saw v City and be as clinical in front of goal? We wrap up with 'They Played For Both' and our predictions, Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/25/20231 hour, 18 minutes
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'Keeping Up With The James' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow #Episode 111

Dean Mears is joined by Simon Kingman and Clayton Beerman to discuss Chelsea's 5-1 win over Liverpool in the WSL. In Part One, we honour Sophie Ingle on her record breaking game, admire the genius of Lauren James and excite at the prospect of Aggie Beever-Jones and in Part Two we look ahead to Thursday's UEFA Women's Champions League group stage game against Paris FC at Stamford Bridge. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/21/202354 minutes, 48 seconds
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'In Off the Post' Chelsea FanCast #1083

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through this week's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.The boys read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners.To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] to the next Chelsea FanCast 'Live at the Troubadour' event featuring Kerry Dixon and David Speedie on Sunday December 3rd from 4.30-6.30 pm right after the Chelsea v Brighton match. Tickets available from Ticket Web Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/21/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 40 seconds
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Mickey Thomas Live at the Troubadour - Chelsea FanCast #1082

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd welcome 1908's Chelsea cult hero, Mickey Thomas, to the Troubadour.The boys hold a live Q&A with one of Chelsea supporters favourite players from the 1983/84 season - Mickey Thomas. Mickey is one of the games great characters and played a crucial role in Chelsea's Division Two title winning campaign of 1983/84. He spent a couple of hours entertaining us all with hilarious tales of his Chelsea career, both on and off the pitch.Come to the next Chelsea FanCast 'Live at the Troubadour' event featuring Kerry Dixon and David Speedie on Sunday December 3rd from 4.30-6.30 pm right after the Chelsea v Brighton match. Tickets available from Ticket Web Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/20/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 45 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast #1081 - In Off the Post

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through this week's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.The boys read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners.To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/17/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 1 second
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'Four Four...F*!?ing Hell!' Chelsea FanCast #1080

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Meehan to look back on a remarkable match against Man City on Sunday.In part one we discuss Chelsea's electric start almost scuppered by Antony Taylor's poor decision for the penalty and great comeback to lead 2:1 before the sucker punch either side of half-time. But Chelsea stuck at it, going toe to toe with City and goal for goal, before Ice Cold Palmer equalised with minutes remaining. Palmer, Sterling, Cucurella, Gallagher and James were outstanding and Sanchez made some great saves. Poch got his subs spot on, with Broja getting the foul that led to the last minute penalty.In part two we reflect on a brilliant week for Chelsea, arguably the best it's been since winning the FIFA Club World Cup in February 2022. It seems we've turned a corner and the team has evolved, showing bravery, confidence, resilience and playing front foot attacking football and breaking free of the turgid tippy tappy sideways borefest of recent years. A real bond seems to be growing between players and manager and indeed the crowd who were the loudest we've heard for years and from all four stands. While there will inevitably be some downs to come, a bright future is emerging. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/13/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 21 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1079

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dayne Whittle to look ahead to Sunday's match against Man City.In part one we catch up on the latest Chelsea news and ask where will Nkunku fit in with the news that he maybe available for selection for the Newcastle match?In part two we welcome back David Walker from ReadButNeverRed.com for the 'Opposition View'. We ask David how happy he is with the season so far?  Has De Bruyne’s absence hampered City? Why did City let Cole Palmer go? How’s Kovacic doing? Do City have any weaknesses? And what is David's prediction for the game. Lastly David tries to name the 30 City players who have also played for Chelsea in 'They Played for Both'.In part three we preview the Chelsea v City match starting with Chidge's team selection. Surely you can’t drop Jackson after a hat-trick or can you? Having lost our last 5 against City, without scoring a goal, how big an ask is getting a result? Is keeping Haarland quiet the key? City have lost 3 of 6 matches against Poch sides away. We wrap up with our predictions and JK and Dayne see if they can name the 30 Chelsea players who have also played for City in 'They Played for Both'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 26 seconds
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'Bonkers' Chelsea FanCast #1078

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dan Silver to look back at a memorable battering of Tottenham Hotspur.In one of the maddest matches we have ever seen, Chelsea recovered from being under the kosh and 1-0 down to see Spurs lose the plot, go down to 9 men, play an inexplicable high line and get thumped 4-1. And to cap it all, Chelsea's hapless striker, Jackson, netted a hat-trick. But it was not all plain sailing, even against 9 men. VAR contrived to disallow 5 goals and none of us who were there had a scooby as to what was going on.But at the end of the day "Tottenham get battered everywhere they go" and that's all that mattered!!! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/7/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 20 seconds
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'Hit For Six' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow #110

Dean Mears, Jane Chappell and Dayne Whittle are joined by Sophie Spittle to review Chelsea's 6-0 win over Aston Villa and the shock news that Emma Hayes will be departing the club at the end of the season. Follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx, Dayne @DWhitt9 and Sophie @traveller74. We're also on Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/7/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 26 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1077

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover to look back at the 2:0 defeat of Blackburn Rovers in the Carabao Cup and ahead to Monday's night's match against Spurs.In part one we discuss is Reece James back back to speed yet? Badiashile did well – is the Badiashile/Disasi partnership the future? Palmer outstanding again. Jackson's confidence on the floor. And a solid win and Newcastle next are we worried or relishing it? Plus JK gives us the low down on today's Presser.In part two we welcome back Ricky Sacks from The Last Word on Spurs for The Opposition View. We ask Ricky how does it feel to be top of the league? Is he worried about St Totteringham Day? What is it that Ange has brought – mentality, unity, style of play? Given the rivalry and record, does he still fear Chelsea visiting 3-point lane? How will Ange set up and how does he see it going, as well as his score prediction. We ask Ricky to name as many players as he can in 'They Played For Both'.In part three we preview the Spurs v Chelsea match with Chidge’s Team selection. Should Poch set up like he did against Arsenal or will Jackson start up top? Should James to start?And what about Mudryk? Do we do better against better teams who will give us more space? With Sp*rs unbeaten this season and top of the League, how big an ask is a good result? Will our relatively new team get how important a result is against Spurs? We wrap up with our predictions and JK and Tony attempt to beat Ricky in naming players in 'They Played For Both'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/3/20232 hours, 15 minutes, 18 seconds
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‘Cow. Arse. Banjo’ Chelsea FanCast #1076

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dean Mears to look back at a familiar defeat at home to Brentford and ahead to Wednesday's Carabao Cup match against Blackburn Rovers.In part one and two we look back to Saturday's 0:2 defeat to Brentford. A horrible case of deja vu as Chelsea fail to convert their chances and then being mugged off with a smash and grab. Is it just as simple as not having a top striker? Did we miss Mudryk and Enzo? And is our unbelievably weak bench a result of injuries or a window in to how far we've fallen?In part two we discuss the poor home atmosphere. Is it a reflection of modern football or a disatisfaction with what is being served up on the pitch? And with Chelsea languishing in mid-table, are there hopes we can turn it round and does this depend on buying a striker in January or do we put faith in our injured players returning?In part three we catch up on todays news regarding Chelsea providing free travel to Wolves, facing possible punishment from the Premier League for financial irregularities under Abramovich and the removal of the Chelsea Supporters Club Israel banner.We wrap up with a look ahead to wednesday's match against Blackburn. Chidge's team selection is discussed and the hope that Poch will take it seriously given it's a chance for a trophy. And we challenge JK and Dean to name the players who 'Played for Both'! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/30/20232 hours, 3 minutes, 56 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1075

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover to look ahead to this weekend's match against Brentford.In part one we discuss the Premier League announcement that the Wolves v Chelsea match has been moved to Christmas Eve and the Chelsea Supporters' Trust response to this.In part two we welcome Greville Waterman, Brentford supporter for over 50 years in 'The Opposition View'. Greville discusses his books on Brentford, what it's like watching Brentford in the Premier League and how he thinks the match will go.In part three we preview the match with Chidge's team selection, our predictions and 'They Played For Both'. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/27/20231 hour, 58 minutes, 14 seconds
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'In Off the Post' Chelsea FanCast #1074

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through this week's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.The boys read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners.To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/26/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 59 seconds
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'Once, Twice, Three Times Sjoeke Nusken' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow #109

Dean Mears is joined by Rich Bates and Sophie Spittle to reflect on Chelsea's 4-2 win over Brighton. 'In Part One we reflect on Emma Hayes' team selection, a Nusken masterclass and more. And in Part Two we don't actually say it but can Chelsea [redacted]. You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Sophie @Traveller74 and Rich @BatesInThePlace. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/25/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 12 seconds
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“A Pain in the Arse” Chelsea FanCast #1073

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Meehan to look back at Chelsea's 2:2 draw at home to Arsenal.In part one we discuss the great start made by Chelsea: pressing and tackling and on the attack. Was it a penalty? And what about Sterling and Palmer arguing about who should take it. Was Mudryk's amazing goal a 'cross cum shot' and did Sanchez cost us the game with his error? All in all, in spite of the disappointing result, it was the best performance of the season, a great tactical set up by Poch with the team well drilled in and out of possession.In part two we say the midfield is purring – don’t change it. Palmer is potentially world class and a winner. Cucurella was a revelation and kept Saka in his pocket. Gusto is also looking a great prospect. With Chelsea's best performance for a long time is this a turning point? Does Poch have a selection headache when the injured players return? And we wrap up with an appreciation of Eden Hazard and a look back at the Chelsea FanCast afternoon with Mickey Thomas live at the Troubadour Club. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/23/20232 hours, 35 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1072

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Meehan to look ahead to Chelsea v Arsenal this weekend.In part one we have the latest Chelsea news including the Broadcasters and Premer League rumoured to be moving Wolves v Chelsea to Christmas Eve and what are the ramifications of Chelsea buying the Stoll land next to the ground in terms of the Stamford Bridge redevelopment.In part two we have The Opposition View with Harry Symeou from Chronicles of Gooner, with the preview of the match from the Arsenal perspective and we wrap up in part three with our own preview including 'They Played For Both'.Thanks to www.stamford-bridge.com for the info on the Arsenal and Chelsea players. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/20/20232 hours, 22 minutes, 1 second
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'Cold, Clinical, (Canadian), Chelsea' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow #108

Dean Mears and Dayne Whittle are joined by Owen Armstrong and Serena Cheong to unpack all the action from Chelsea's 2-0 win over West Ham in the WSL this past weekend. In Part One we reflect on Emma Hayes' team selection, a return to the team and the score sheet for Sam Kerr, the double substitution that changed the game and the rise and rise of Niamh Charles.And in Part Two we discuss the Kingsmeadow atmosphere, or lack of it, and get the low down from Serena's trip to the UK from Canada and some advice for fellow Chelsea fans wishing to make the pilgrimage. You can follow the show on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Dayne @DWhitt9, Owen @Owenarm94282975 and Serena @Capttoedrag We're also on Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/17/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 15 seconds
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'In Off the Post' Chelsea FanCast #1071

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through this week's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.The boys read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners.To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/13/20232 hours, 41 minutes, 39 seconds
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'Late Joie Stadium' Went To Mow Kingsmeadow #107

Dean Mears and Dayne Whittle are joined by Harry Edwards and Simon Kingman to relive the late drama of Chelsea's 1-1 draw away at Manchester City. In Part One we discuss Emma Hayes' team selection, City's fast start and that time wasting second yellow for Alex Greenwood. And in Part Two we look at Chelsea's difficulty to break City down, and the late late drama. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 23 seconds
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‘A Sterling Performance’ Chelsea FanCast #1070

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover to look back at Chelsea's 4-1 win away to Burnley.In part one finally, we hammer someone; but it didn’t feel like it? Horrible first half – Poch got into them at half time? A bit of luck with the equaliser but we’ve needed that. Sterling was superb in the second half and this is the Sterling we want to see. Cole Palmer gets off the mark – is he what we wanted from Havertz? Pressing is the key and Gallagher is the key to the press.In part two as appreciation of Disasi. Is he underrated and could be a good pairing with Badiashile. It was more Barbados than Burnley on saturday, with fantastic away support again but is a bond between the players and fans growing. 3 wins in 3 = momentum but now frustratingly an International Break with some tough games coming up afterwards. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/9/20231 hour, 53 minutes, 29 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1069

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham to look ahead to Chelsea's match against Burnley on Saturday.In part one we catch up with the latest Chelsea news from Poch's Presser, the current injury situation, the new shirt sponsor and the new board appointments.In part two we have The Opposition View with Adam Dennett from the No Nay Never Podcast. We talk to Adam about his houghts on Burnley's season to date; what does he think of Kompany compared to Dyche? Burnley players to watch out for? Will Kompany try and play us at football, or will he be more canny? What Adam's match predictions are and crucially where is the best place to buy Eccles cakes?In part three we preview Burnley v Chelsea. Chidge’s Team selection – the need for consistency and to recognise what works. Confidence should be high after beating Fulham but we need to back it up with another win.Burnley used to be a banker but are not to be taken lightly. We discover who "Played for Both" and wrap up with our predictions, Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/6/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 17 seconds
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'Opening Weekend Win' Went To Mow Kingseadow #106

Dean Mears is joined by Sophie Spittle and Matt Ball to look back on Chelsea's opening day win over Tottenham Hotspur in the WSL. In Part One we look back at Emma Hayes' team selection, the performances of debutants Sjojke Nusken and Mia Fishel and the return of Fran Kirby. And in Part Two we talk about the Stamford Bridge experience, the "low" attendance number and what the future holds. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/4/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 48 seconds
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‘Thunder Flash’ Chelsea FanCast #1068

Stamford Chidge is joined by Dayne Whittle and Mark Meehan to look back at a welcome win over neighbours Fulham.In part one we discuss a win…away…at last! Broja brought a focal point. and looks a proper striker. Mudryk gets off the mark and offers an out ball. Will scoring do his confidence good? Cole Palmer is a class act, is he potentially the best signing? Conor was superb and is justifying the armband. The midfield looked very solid with Caicedo as the 6 and Conor and Fernandez as 8’s and the defence didn’t give Fulham a sniff.In part two with great performances all round; is this our first eleven? Is it beginning to gel? Have we turned a corner? And what an away end – shows how important the level of support is to the team. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/3/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 8 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1067

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover to look back at Chelsea's defeat of Brighton in the Carabao Cup and ahead to Monday night's match against Fulham.In part one we discuss a much-needed win; Jackson scores the goal of the month… Awful refereeing – costs us 2 goals. Cucurella – not quite as awful as we thought? Sanchez dodgy feet. Chilwell injured again…and Brighton fans are best ignored.In part two Chidge’s Team selection. Injuries – how much are they hampering Poch? Fulham have been up and down, but will be well up for it. 'They Played for Both' and our Predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/30/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 12 seconds
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'Down With The Chelsea?' Chelsea Fancast #1066

Dean Mears is joined by Mark Meehan and Tony Glover to reflect on Chelsea's 1-0 Premier League defeat to Aston Villa. In Part One we look at Poch's team selection, discuss Chelsea's finishing issues and the red card that changed the game.In Part Two we reflect on the team's and Poch's reaction to Gusto's red card, ask whether the underlying stats means we should be positive after all, but question if the results really are relegation form.And in Part Three we look ahead to Wednesday's Carabao Cup game with Brighton. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/25/20232 hours, 4 minutes, 41 seconds
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Chelsea Fancast Friday Night Preview Show #1065

Dean Mears is still in the hot-seat, covering for a holidaying Stamford Chidge for the Chelsea Fancast Friday Night Preview Show alongside Jonathan Kydd and Mark Meehan.In Part One, we talk about recent quotes from Clearlake's Jose Feliciano, and ask if Chelsea fans should be concerned and in Part Two, we look ahead to Sunday's clash with Aston Villa and predict both the starting line up and the final result.You can follow the show on Twitter and Instagram @ChelseaFancast, Dean @DeanMears, JK @JonathanKydd and Mark @eddiemacbawa. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/22/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 43 seconds
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'In Off The Post' Chelsea Fancast #1064

Dean Mears & Jonathan Kydd go through this week's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.The boys read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners.To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] to Daniel's Just Giving Page- https://www.gofundme.com/f/its-only-262?utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet&utm_medium=email&utm_source=customer Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/19/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 27 seconds
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'Sign Of The Times' Chelsea Fancast #1063

Dean Mears and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Marco Worrall to reflect on Chelsea's 0-0 draw with Bournemouth in the Premier League. In Part One we react to Pochettino's team selection and bemoan Chelsea's inability to shoot. And In Part Two we ask if Poch's hands are tied and what can be done, if anything to solve this current crisis. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/18/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 54 seconds
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Chelsea Fancast Friday Preview Show #1062 'Cherry Picking'

Dean Mears covers for a holidaying Stamford Chidge for the Chelsea Fancast Friday Night Preview Show alongside Jonathan Kydd and Dayne Whittle. In Part One, we react to Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino's press conference. In Part Two, Craig Bleazly from Up The Cherries In All Departments, gives us the Opposition View. And in Part Three, we ask if Poch has had his 'Conte Moment' after the defeat to Nottingham Forest and predict both the starting line up and the final result. You can follow the show on Twitter and Instagram @ChelseaFancast, Dean @DeanMears, JK @JonathanKydd and Dayne @DWhitt9. You can also follow Craig @utciadafcb and find their YouTube channel @ https://www.youtube.com/@utciadafcb Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/17/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 38 seconds
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'Q&A Show' Chelsea FanCast #1061

Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd and Martin Wickham are joined by Chelsea FanCast listeners to answer questions on all things Chelsea. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/8/20232 hours, 10 minutes, 13 seconds
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'In Off the Post' Chelsea FanCast #1060

Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd & Martin Wickham go through this week's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.The boys read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners.To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/7/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 10 seconds
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‘So Last Season’ Chelsea FanCast #1059

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham to look back at a horribly familiar defeat to Nottingham Forest.We discuss failing to finish AGAIN - although Chelsea played ok with creative intent, forward momentum, movement which is a change from last season, and Forest defended very well. Sterling was relatively poor and Gusto needs to learn how to cross; Jackson had a poor game but will get better or is he the new Salomon Kalou? We look at Pochettino's selection - he is playing 4 at the back not 3, but is Colwill a left back and is Chilwell a winger? Cole Palmer on his debut and Madueke looked good; Mudryk has a way to go yet; Enzo class and Caicedo improving.In part two we discuss what’s the hate with Silva about? Would Pochettino consider a change in formation and selection – Sanchez: Chilwell, Silva, Disasi, Gusto/James: Enzo, Moises; Sterling, Palmer/Gallagher, Madueke; Jackson? With an average age of squad at 22.5 years the team has no experience at this level and it shows and will take time. With £1bn spent and no striker or creative midfielder and no tried and tested players is it a surprise we still find it hard to score? And we review the Transfer window - why are Clearlake going with youth rather than experience? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/4/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 14 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1058

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dayne Whittle to look back at the win against Wimbledon and ahead to Nottingham Forest on Saturday.In part one we are joined by Liam Twomey from The Athletic to look back at Wednesday nights 2-1 win in the Carabao Cup over AFC Wimbledon. A banana skin was avoided as Chelsea made relatively hard work of beating League 2 side Wimbledon proving that making changes doesn’t work and possibly revealing a lack of squad depth. Enzo and the big guns came to the rescue and Captain Conor Gallagher excelled again.Liam gives us the latest from Transfer Window Deadline day including his take on the runoured exits of Conor Gallagher, Ian Maatsen and Trevoh Chalobah.In part two we welcome Adam Wiklo from the Red Side of the Trent podcast for our 'Opposition View'. What does Adam think of Forest’s start to the season and their transfer business? Adam discusses Awoniyi’s electric form and the key players and threats for Saturday as well his match prediction.In part three we preview the match stating with Chidges and Pochettino's predicted line-ups. Where will Enzo play? Sterling needs to stay hot! And Forest are looking decent in spite of results and are not to be taken lightly. We wrap up with our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/1/20231 hour, 57 minutes, 15 seconds
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'In Off the Post' Chelsea FanCast #1057

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through this week's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.The boys read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners.To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/1/202351 minutes, 44 seconds
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‘A Rise in the Value of Sterling’ Chelsea FanCast #1056

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dan Silver to look back at an encouraging 3-0 win against Luton Town.In part one: Sterling was superb – has he turned a corner? Chelsea are making progress but there's still room for improvement. All the goals were good goals; quick transitions and attacking play; no stodge, but we went flat either side of half time. Jackson gets off the mark – massively important. Enzo shows his class; Caicedo channels his inner Kante. Conor excellent again – let’s hope he doesn’t get sold this week.In part two: Lukaku to Roma; thank fcuk! Squad depth: is it an issue with a bench of youngsters? Petrovic signed; will Poch get another attacker? Cucurella to Utd? Mike Dean is a **** – who knew?In part three we preview Chelsea v AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup. We kick off with Chidge’s Team selections and ask with 9 players out injured, is there no room for much rotation? We take a look at AFC Wimbledon: memories from past matches and reveal who played for both Chelsea and Wimbledon? We wrap up imploring Poch to take it seriously, after all it's a chance for a trophy, and finally give our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/29/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 24 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1008

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Clayton Beerman to preview Chelsea v Luton.In part one Chidge, JK and Clayton catch up on the latest Chelsea news including Poch’s Presser, Chuk injury latest and what’s going on with the Keeper’s. We also look the transfer window with one week to go and with Chelsea increasing the cost of coaches to away games, is this another sign of penny pinching by the club?In part two we look ahead to Friday night's match against Luton Town. Chidge gives us his team selection and what he thinks Pochettino will do. Will it be 3:4:2:1 or 4:2:3:1; who replaces Chuk and Mudryk? Where are the goals coming from? We look at Chelsea v Luton fixtures from the past and players who played for both clubs, talking of which will we see the return of Ross Barkley? We wrap up with our predictions and believe we need both a performance and a result. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/24/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 44 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast 'In Off the Post' #1007

Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd and Martin Wickham go through this week's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.The boys read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners. To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/23/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 16 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast #1006 'Meet the New Season, same as the Old Season?'

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham to look back on muggy 3-1 defeat away to West Ham.In part one we discuss another poor start, a great goal by Chukwuemeka and a poor penalty from Enzo, which arguably turned the match. Why didn't Jackson take it? And then a comedy of errors from Disasi and Colwill led to an Antonio scorcher which turned it in West Ham's favour.In part two we discuss whether Mudryk is being weighed down by expectations. Sterling gets the plaudits for a decent performance. Jackson impressed again but was out muscled by two giants, on his own and crowded out. Caicedo probably shouldn't have come on and unsurprisingly looked at sea and off the pace - not his fault. Pochettino needs to sort his system out and play the formation that best suits the players he has available.  West Ham away was a reality check and it’s going to take time to gel this team.    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/21/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 31 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1005

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham to preview West Ham v Chelsea.In part one we round up the Chelsea news including: Reece James injured again; Caicedo get’s Zola’s shirt - do we care? And Lewis Hall off to Newcastle? Are we sacrificing the youth for profit?In part two we have the Opposition View with James Jones from 'We Are West Ham'. We discuss how good did it feel for West Ham to win a European trophy? How did James feel about Rice leaving for Arsenal? Can and are West Ham replacing Rice? And is there still disquiet over Moyes? Will he see the season out? James gives us his predictions for the match on Sunday and for West Ham's season.In part three we preview West Ham v Chelsea. We kick off with Chidge's team selection. How big a blow losing Reece? Will Caicedo to start? What about Lavia? Can we consign Chelsea’s recent away form to the bin - 1 clean sheet across their previous 13 PL road trips (W2, D3, L8). West Ham have a decent record at the London Stadium v Chelsea (W4, D2, L2) – why is that? We wrap up with our predictions and have a quick look at the Chelsea FanCast Prem Predictions League.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/18/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 36 seconds
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“Home Again” Chelsea FanCast #1004

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Clayton Beerman for the first Monday night show of the season for a look back at the 1-1 draw against Liverpool.In part one, we discuss MoPo's 3:4:2:1 curve ball and some encouraging performances from Enzo, Conor, Wing Commander, Jackson and Disasi.In part two we ask does Sterling need to up his game or ship out? Is Mudryk a better option? Is Chuk really the number 10 option? How did Sanchez do? And with Kepa loaned to Madrid we ask why not a sale, what’s the upside? Caicedo is now officially blue; Liverpool have red mist. Is FFP is a red herring due to amortisation? And with the deal for Lavia looking done, what/who else do we need?In part three, we have your emails in 'In Off The Post'.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/14/20231 hour, 52 minutes, 57 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #1003

Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd & Mark Meehan are back for the new season kicking off with Chelsea v Liverpool this Sunday.In part one we are joined by Liam Twomey from The Athletic to try and make sense of what's happening with the potential transfer of Moises Caicedo. Yeh, good luck with that. We also get Liam's thoughts on the still relatively new Clearlake regime aka Boehlywood.In part two we welcome back 'The Opposition View' and football writer Tony Evans. Tony gives us the view from the red side of merseyside and discusses Liverpool's disappointing season last year, their pre-season, transfer business and thoughts on their bid for Caicedo.We also talk to Tony about how long Klopp has left at Liverpool and his predictions for Liverpool’s season and the match on Sunday.In part three, Mark Meehan, current Chair of the Chelsea Supporters Trust discusses the recent Trust Ticketing Survey results, and the emphatic NO TO BALLOTING as a way to sell tickets that has come out of it.Chidge reveals his team selection and we discuss whether it's about performance rather than result given how bad last season was and how important will it be to lay down a marker against a big rival. We wrap up with our predictions for Sunday's match. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/11/20231 hour, 57 minutes, 39 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast #1002 'You'll Win Nothing With Kids?'

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are back for the new season and are joined by Tony Glover to discuss the pre-season, the transfers to date and look ahead to the new season.In part one we discuss Chelsea's pre-season tour of the USA. How did our Pre-season go? Who impressed? Who disappointed? Do we have an idea of MoPo’s starting 11?In part two we take a look at Chelsea's transfer business to date. We look at the outgoings and incomings. Is there business yet to do and has it been a good window, so far?In part three we look forward to the new season. Taking our mark from Deano’s FanCast predictions we have a bash at predicting what might happen. We look at the stand out matches and reveal what our expectations for the season are. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/7/20232 hours, 2 minutes, 56 seconds
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'Season Review' Went to Mow Kingsmeadow #105

This week Dean is joined by Sophie Spittle, Jonny Sillitoe, Richard Bates and Simon Kingman to reflect on the 2022/2023 season.In Part One we look back at some defining moments in our season and in Part Two we give out some virtual awards for signing of the season, most improved player, goal of the season and player of the season.You can follow our guests on Twitter @Traveller74, @JonnySillitoe, @BatesInThePlace and @KingmanSimonWe now broadcast LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm UK time. You can listen by heading to www.mixlr.com and searching 'Went To Mow Kingsmeadow'To listen to our summer series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Chelsea FC Women's team head to https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzK Find us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow, Dean @CFCWFanzine, Jane @JaneChappellx, Dayne @DWhitt9.  Buy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle here. You can also find Kingsmeadow Chronicle on Instagram @KingsmeadowChronicle and Tik Tok which is also @KingsmeadowChronicle Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/28/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 47 seconds
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Chelsea Fancast #1001 'In Off the Post'

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through this week's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.Chidge and JK read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners. To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/22/20231 hour, 47 minutes, 54 seconds
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'Analyse That!' Chelsea FanCast #1000

Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd, Tony Glover and Dean Mears gather for the last live show of the season where we try to make sense of one of Chelsea's worst seasons.Dean kicks the show off with the results of our pre-season predictions - even more humiliating than Chelsea's on pitch performances!We review the season looking at Player of the Season; breaktrhough player of the season, goal of the season, best and worst match and result and we rate the players, management and season itself.We wrap the show up by comparing the season to seasons past and recalling some of our best personal moments from it. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/12/20231 hour, 57 minutes, 52 seconds
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'Rebirth of the Blues' Chelsea FanCast #999

Stamford Chidge interviews Chelsea author Neil Fitzsimon about his new book 'Rebirth of the Blues'.Having chronicled Chelsea's 1970 FA Cup winning side in 'Rhapsody in Blue' and Eddie McCreadie's promotion side in 'A Deeper Shade of Blue', Neil has turned his sights to the period between 1977-1985.One of the nost turbulent periods in Chelsea's history, it was a period when Chelsea narrowly escaped relegation into the Third Division in 1983, before being resurrected under the management of John Neal when the likes of Kerry Dixon, Pat Nevin and others catapulted the club to new glories. The next year, Chelsea took the Second Division by storm with their new brand of quicksilver flowing football to make a triumphant return to the top flight as champions. But Rebirth of the Blues is more than just a chronicle of football history. It’s a gripping memoir of a Chelsea fan growing up in the late 1970s to mid-80s and his experiences of living through the political unrest of Thatcherite Britain when excess and greed were seen as ideals to be admired. Fitzsimon recalls his tentative first steps with girlfriends, the changing face of the music scene and what it was like to be single and one of the lads.You can buy the book here Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/1/202352 minutes, 54 seconds
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“Over and Out” Chelsea FanCast #998

Stamford Chidge is joined by Jonathan Kydd (from his hospital bed!), Clayton Beerman and Dayne Whittle to review the last match of the season against Newcastle.And breathe. Yes, Chelsea's worst season for nearly 30 years is finally consigned to the dustbin where it belongs. We look back at the last match against Newcastle, where Chelsea did ok against a Newcastle side clearly sipping cocktails on the beach. The usual profligacy in front of goal by Chelsea; why break the cycle eh lads? Of more interest was who might be playing their last game? Azpi with a superb banner to honour him? Loftus-Cheek who gave the "I'm off" clap to all four stands in the ground? Mason Mount who looked tearful in the lap of appreciation.We know Frank is off and he got a well deserved warm send off. But it's now "Hello, hello, Pochettino; Pochettino!" as our new manager has been announced. Interestingly one of his first decisions may have been to refuse to put an offer in on Felix who is set to return to Atletico Madrid. We wrap up part one with a chat about a fantastic evening at the 1983/84 re-union at Under the Bridge on Saturday night.In part two we welcome back Garry Hayes and Ceri Levy from The Chels to talk about the next installment of their superb documentary podcast series on Chelsea from the Hoddle era to Munich, called The Blueprint. The next episodes are available from May 31st from wherever you get your podcasts. Make sure you check them out. The Blueprint Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/30/20232 hours, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #997

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd look back at another painfuil Chelsea defeat, away to Man Utd and ahead to the last match of the season at home to Newcastle Utd.In part one we discuss a better 1st half performance but Keystone Kop defending and inability to finish kill us again. Midfield looked better – well done Chuk and Hall impressed again, but in defence, Fofana instigated the collapse in the second half with two poor mistakes. At least Felix scored a good consolation goal. Are there parallels with the 4-0 defeat at Old Trafford meted out in his first match in charge in 2019? And how valid are his comments about poor attitude from training ground to pitch? And respect to the superb Chelsea away support, who out sang Utd from start to finish.In part two we look ahead to the match against Newcastle United. Will Frank play 'da Yoof' again or go for experience in his last match at the helm? While Chelsea has been breaking all the wrong records this season, they do have an imperious record at home v Newcastle with only 1 defeat at home in PL history. We ask whether Newcastle will still be hungry or on the beach? Are we worried about their goal threat (2.5 goals per game on the road) and can we expect more shit housery?Do we expect a toxic atmosphere at the Bridge if we lose again? And what can we expect from the Lap of Appreciation? We wrap up with our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/26/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 23 seconds
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'Kill the Pain' Chelsea FanCast #996

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Meehan to look back at surprisingly unsurprising defeat away to Man City and ahead to Man Utd this week.In part one Franks team changes beg more questions: is Frank under orders, down to the bare bones or just clueless? More Keystone Kops defending cost us again. In fairness, we didn’t play too badly as in we didn’t get hammered!! But its not really good enough, is it? And why having been held back from the England U20 squad did Chukwuemeke only come on with 9 minutes to go? The season really needs to end doesn't it?In part two we look ahead to Thursday night's match against Man Utd kicking off with Chidge's team selection. Will Frank heed his advice? Very probably not!! Utd will still have one eye on Liverpool who have a better goal difference, if Utd lose against us and Fulham at home (Liverpool away v Southampton). Utd only lost once at home in the league this season – v Brighton 1st match. Given this dare we hope for a win for Chelsea?In part three we wrap up the show with a couple of listener emails. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/22/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 41 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #995

Stamford Chidge is joined by Martin Wickham and Tony Glover to discuss the latest Chelsea news and preview Sunday's match against Man City.In part one we discuss whether Chelsea should make a bid for Brentford striker Ivan Toney and whether Ruben Loftus-Cheek to AC Milan would be a good move for club and player. With Mental Health Week upon us, we discuss the Chelsea Supporters' Trust mental health iniative 'Over The Line' and how the Club is helping to make supporters aware of it. We also take a quick look ahead to the forthcoming US tour in the summer.In part two we look ahead to the match against City. Starting with Chidge's team selection we wonder how many Chelsea players are available given the number of injuries? We look at our record v City and how do we feel about potentially handing the title to City? With City look horribly good.is there a chance they might have their eye off the ball? We wrap up with our predictions and ask is it a question of how many? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/18/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 9 seconds
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'Forest Gumps' Chelsea FanCast #994

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham to look back at a frustrating draw to relegation threatened Nottingham Forest and discuss the imminent arrival of Mauricio Pochettino.In part one we discuss another poor team selection by Frank Lampard. Is he the new tinkerman or is he being told who to pick? Lampard's assessment of Chelsea being "too slow, too sideways, too safe" was spot on but is this a legacy of previous managers desire to have possession for possessions sake? More Keystone Kops defending costs Chelsea again, but we salute Sterling for scoring two good goals and eat a large dollopp of humble pie in the process. Where has he been all season though? Other than Sterling, props go to Lewis Hall, Trevoh Chalobah, Connor Gallagher and Noni Mudueka for bringing some fight and intensity to procedings.In part two we welcome Mauricio Pochettino - the dawning of a new aura, perhaps, after his strange ability to read his players 'auras'. We ask what will he bring as manager; what does he need to succeed; which players will benefit; how will he do and will it match our expectations.In part three we have a short 'In Off the Post' as we read out this week's emails. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/15/20231 hour, 51 minutes, 19 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #993

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Clayton Beerman to discuss the latest Chelsea news and look ahead to Saturday's match against Nottingham Forest.In part one we round up the latest Chelsea news including Frank’s presser with updates on the injuries to Chilwell; Mount; Cucurella; KK and Fofana. With Lewis Hall kept back from the England U20 squad, will Frank pick him on Saturday? Kante looks set to stay while Silva may be off - what do we think? And we welcome the price freeze on general admission season tickets announced by Chelsea's board this week.In part two we preview Saturday's match against Nottinghma Forest starting with Chidge's team selection. After beating Bournemouth last weekend, has Chelsea’s confidence returned? Forest are fighting for survival but will Chelsea be on the beach? Chelsea need to finish the season well and with tough fixtures coming up it could be Chelsea’s last win this season. With that in mind we give our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/12/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 46 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast #992 'In Off the Post'

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through this week's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.Chidge and JK read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners. To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/12/20231 hour, 46 minutes, 28 seconds
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“Frank Pops the Cherries” Chelsea FanCast #991

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dan Silver to look back at that rarest of things - a Chelsea win, against Bournemouth!In part one we discuss the benefits of getting team selection right and scoring first and early. Gallagher and Mudueke both put in good performances and Badiashile stepped up and even the subs (Sterling, Felix and Ziyech) made an impact.In part two we wonder if the injury to Chilwell might open a door for Lewis Hall and we like the away fans, we are delighted for Frank that his horrendous losing streak has come to an end.As it is now confirmed that "we are staying up" can we catch Fulham and Brentford and does it really matter in this omnishambles of a season? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/8/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 19 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #990

With Jonathan Kydd away this week, Stamford Chidge is joined by 'The Smut Buddies', Tony Glover and Alex Churchill to look back at a pathetic defeat to Arsenal and ahead to Saturday's match against Bournemouth.In part one we look back at Chelsea's 3-1 defeat away to Arsenal and ask Azpi why? Kova why? Sterling why? No Mudryk or Gallagher why? Yet again Chelsea showed No pressing, no effort, no responsibility in a shambolic performance. Raheem Sterling – what a waste of money! The return of Keystone Kops defending. But, we scored a goal – well done Mudueke! And it was great support from those who stayed.In part two we look ahead to the match against Bournemouth on Saturday, kicking off with Chidge's team selection. On the bleak side we haven’t lost 7 in a row since 1961 and 5 PL matches since 1993 – Chelsea always making history! Bournemouth on a good run – will they be on the beach? But they have high energy and intensity – everything we don’t – is this a concern?We also talk about Boehly’s comments and ask should he talk to the fans about what's going on at Chelsea rather than the financial press? Should Lukaku get another go next season Should Frank have a role at Chelsea going forward?As ever we wrap up with our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/5/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 33 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #989

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Marco Worrall, Martin Wickham and Mark Meehan for a special show to celebrate the 15th birthday of the Chelsea Fancast, oh and review Chelsea v Brentford and preview Arsenal v Chelsea...In part one we look back at another dismal defeat and no goals scored. This time at home to Brentford. Oh the humiliation. Another poor team selection by Frank saw the same old problems first half. Sterling what an overpaid xxxx. A typical own goal shooting us in the foot but does a proper keeper clean the corners out? The changes at half time worked - Auba and Mudryk and 4:3:3 - but Frank should have taken Sterling off too, but there was more energy and purpose and we looked better with a centre forward on and we coped well defensively. But the second goal killed it. At the moment Chelsea are statistically horrific with one point and one goal in 5 games and bottom of the table on form. This is on Boehly AND the players.In part two we celebrate 15 years of the Chelsea FanCast with some of our listeners favourite memories from 1035 shows and 15 years.In part three we preview the Arsenal v Chelsea match kicking off with Chidge's team selection.Can we dare to dream of ruining Arsenal’s season? Will Arsenal want to bounce back after the loss to City or will this affect them? We Can’t blame Frank for the mess but we do feel sorry for him and his future, after all you can’t polish a turd, but should Pochetino come in now? Everyone says we can't get relegated, but is this true? We wrap up with our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/28/20231 hour, 58 minutes, 6 seconds
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'In Off the Post' Chelsea FanCast #988

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through this week's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.Chidge and JK read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners. To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/25/20231 hour, 49 minutes, 24 seconds
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“They Think It’s All Over, It Is Now” Chelsea FanCast #987

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham to look back at Chelsea's exit from the Champions' League and ahead to wednesday nights match against Brentford.In part one we look back at the seemingly inevitable defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions' League quarter final second leg. Frank's team selection seemed strange given we needed to score three goals and although we huffed and puffed, once Madrid scored it was all over. In truth Madrid didn't really need to get out of second gear over the two legs. And as Chelsea say goodbye to the Champions' League, how long will it be before we are back?Looking at the on-going saga of who Chelsea's manager will be, we discuss whether or not Mauricio Pochetino would be a good appointment considering where Chelsea is at currently.On part two we look ahead to the match against Brentford on wednesday night, starting with Chidge's team selection. Can Chelsea score a goal? Has the team already chuck the season in? Will we win another game this season?There is some hope as Brentford's form has dipped recently, but it won't be easy in the context of Chelsea's recent performances, making predictions especially difficult. We give it a go anyway! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/24/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 19 seconds
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“Invertebrate Jellies” Chelsea FanCast #986

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Clayton Beerman to look back at a poor defeat at home to Brighton and ahead to Real Madrid in the Champions' League.In part one we ask were there too many changes? Not enough continuity or were players rested for Real? Kepa was excellent but other than that there was no leadership, no spine, no attack, no energy and fitness and no hope. Meanwhile Brighton were everything we are not – aggressive one touch football; going forward quickly with end product. With no sign of form turning around we ask can we still get relegated?In part two we discuss the crowd having enough of it all. With Chelsea finding themselves in a perfect storm of shit: players who should have been sold; players who want away; players who think they’ll be sold; interim manager with no focus; new owners who have turned it upside down. The season can't finish soon enough. What will the long-term damage be given how much time Chelsea will need to re-build; the possibility of a FFP fire sale and revenue down with no Europe…In part three we preview the second leg of the Champions' League quarter-final against Real Madrid. How will Frank set up the team with no Koulibaly and Chilwell? How are we going to score 3 goals? And do we have to score first and by going on the attack do we leave ourselves vulnerable to getting thumped?In part four we have this week's emails to read out. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/17/20232 hours, 15 minutes, 31 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #985

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Meehan and Chelsea Legend Kerry Dixon for a special FanCast live from the Chelsea Pensioner!!In part one we look back at the defeat to Real Madrid and ask fine margins or outclassed? It could have been worse but are we still in it? If we can’t score one, how will we score 3?In part two we are joined by our hosts for the evening, Daniel Jannou and Oscar Kalstrom from Chelsea Supporters Sweden, who have brought over 50 supporters from Sweden for the match, most of them seem to be in the Chelsea Pensioner! We ask them When did CSS start? How many in the group? Why Chelsea? How many games do they come to and what’s the match day routine in Sweden?In part three we look ahead to Saturday's match against Brighton. We kick off with Chidge's team selection. Ask will Brighton have one eye on the Man Utd semi and will they be hampered by Di Zerbi's suspension? How can Frank get Chelsea scoring will Chelsea have one eye on Madrid? We wrap up with our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/15/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 47 seconds
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'Mentality Muppets' Chelsea FanCast #984

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover to look back at the defeat away to Wolves and ahead to the Real Madrid match on Tuesday.In part one we discuss Frank's team selection: Cucurella not Chilwell? Mount injured, Kante and possibly Chilwell rested, but not James? Gallagher started in right position, but Sterling? And why four at the back?With Chelsea losing to lowly Wolves there was no new manager bounce. As ever in football, it's the hope that kills you. Maybe it’s not the manager after all but the players who were out battled and lethargic. Are they fit enough or is this a mentality issue. And with one shot on target all game, why do we get so many shots blocked?In part two we ask has Frank taken on a poisoned chalice? What can he do/must he do? How much of a mess are we in right now. Which players top the clear out list? And if it came to a choice would you choose Felix or Mount?In part three we look ahead to the Real Madrid match looking at Chidge's team selection. Will he go back three at the back or four. And given Tuchel went four at the back when we beat them last year, should Frank be do the same.Worryingly Real Madrid are all in on the CL having lost 3:2 at home to Villareal scuppering chances of the La Liga title. What is the likely Real line up? Will Chelsea raise their game? Hopefully, Chelsea can stay in the tie and don’t get thumped.We wrap up the show with this week's emails. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/11/20232 hours, 18 minutes
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #983

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Alex Churchill to welcome Super Frankie Lampard back with a massive joyous hug as the legend returns for his second stint as Chelsea manager.In part one, Frankie Goes to Boehlywood!! We discuss what could well be a very shrewd move by the club, but is there footballing sense to it or is it just good PR to keep the supporters off their back? With the appointment of Lampard and his coaching staff of Ashley Cole, Joe Edwards, Chris Jones and Paul Clements are the club rightly de-Brightonising and re-Chelseafying things? What will it mean for the squad – Mount, James, Gallagher, Pulisic, Ziyech and Kepa in particular? And where are we with the various new manager rumours - Nagelsmann, Enrique, Pochettino, Mourinho, Conte, Gallardo…even Lampard?In part two we look back at the 0-0 draw against LIverpool. Bruno at least played players in their right positions and set up with a 5 man midfield. Kante was excellent and it was so good to see him back. Chelsea created chances, couldn’t score any goals of course and Havertz and Kovacic were particularly inept, whilst Liverpool were hilariously very poor, but was 0-0 a fair result?In part two we look ahead to Wolves v Chelsea, starting with Chidge's team selection. Will Frank go full English and play those he knows well? Will he go with four at the back or stay with three? How can Frank get Chelsea scoring? Will he leave big holes at the back? Wolves can’t score, we can’t score, does the match have 0-0 written all over it? We wrap up with our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/7/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 52 seconds
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'In Off the Post' Chelsea FanCast #982

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through this week's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.Chidge and JK read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners. To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/4/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 57 seconds
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'End of an Error' Chelsea Fancast #981

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover and Paul Crowder to discuss the defeat to Villa and the subsequent sacking of Graham Potter.In part one we discuss Potter's last team selection - was it proof he’d lost the plot? Chilwell’s goal – could it have made a difference? Poor defending; poor finishing – same shit, different day. We also discuss why Potter had to go, why much of this is on Clearlake and ask why did they change their mind?In part two we discuss how much blame should the players cop? Who do we want as the next manager and who will we get? Does the de-Romanisation need to be followed by de-Brightoning and a re-injection of Chelsea? And what of Clearlake's impact so far? Not a good 6 months but where do we go from here?In part three we preview the Chelsea v Liverpool. Chidge gives his team selection. Ask who is Bruno Salter? Will we get a new manager bounce? Liverpool have been woeful but will they bounce back after City thumping them. We wrap up with our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/3/20232 hours, 13 minutes
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #980

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover, and Liam Twomey from The Athletic to round up the Chelsea news and look ahead to Saturday's match against Aston Villa.In part one we look at Chelsea's financial results for 2021-22, announcing a £121 million loss and discuss what the implications for FFP might be. We also reflect on the noise around whether or not the new stadium might be located away from Stamford Bridge to nearby Earls Court. We wrap up part one by discussing 'Potter's Presser'!In part two we welcome back Justin Hawthorne from Up The Villa Podcast for our first 'Opposition View' for a while. Justin discusses how things have improved under Emery? Team selection? Players to watch? Ollie Watkins on fire and Villa's away form being rejuvenated. Mind you Villa have a terrible record v Chelsea. But this season they could finish above Chelsea for the 1st time since 95/96!! Justin finishes by giving us his prediction for the game.In part three we wrap up the show with our preview of the Villa game. Chidge gives his team selection and asks will there be an International hangover? Will Potter have one eye on Liverpool on Tuesday? Will Potter tinker with both team selection and substitutes? And will Villa attempt to hit us on the break at speed and stay tight at the back. We end the show with our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/31/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 3 seconds
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'In Off the Post' Chelsea FanCast #979

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through this week's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.Chidge and JK read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners. To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected]'s the link to Chris Wright's (@chriswrightzz) fundraiser for the National Autistic Society for their Autism Acceptance Week #AutismRetroChelsea. Wear & post on Saturday 1st April v Aston Villa using the #AutismRetroChels hashtag.https://www.justgiving.com/page/chris-wright-1674991701856 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/29/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 26 seconds
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'Ride to Hell' Chelsea FanCast Special

Stamford Chidge and Mark Worrall interview Chelsea season ticket holder Paul Ride about his book 'Ride to Hell'.Born and bred in Chelsea, Chelsea season ticket holder, Paul Ride, a trained chef, was working as a contract catering manager in Kuwait in the early 1990s. He was initially assigned to a company tasked with extinguishing oil well fires started by the Iraq military in 1991 as they retreated from the country due to the advance of United States-led Gulf War coalition forces.June 28th 1992 began like every other day for Ride. An early morning start to deliver packed lunches and pick up bread from a bakery. A delay left him with time to kill so he decided to visit an old colleague working at a United Nations facility in northern Kuwait close to the border with Iraq – a border he was coerced into crossing by a gun-toting Iraqi soldier.Accused of spying, Ride was taken hostage and repeatedly interrogated by the Mukhabarat, Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein’s murderous secret police. Eventually charged with illegal entry, he was sentenced to seven years in jail and transferred to Abu Ghraib, a notorious maximum-security prison close to Baghdad.‘Ride To Hell: Prisoner Of A Dubious Peace’ is Paul Ride’s gripping first-hand account of his traumatic incarceration, its devastating personal consequences, and his ongoing quest for justice, compensation, and an understanding of why the UK Government seemingly allowed him to fall through the diplomatic cracks that existed at that time.Throughout this hellish experience, Paul still managed to find out what Chelsea's (often poor!) results were thanks to the BBC World Service and letters from supporters who had been alerted to his plight through the media and Ken Bates who encouraged supporters to correspond with him.The book can be purchased from Amazon clicking on this link https://amzn.to/3GiS5Jl Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/27/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 44 seconds
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WTMKM Eps 103 - The Kids Are Alright

This week Dean and Dayne sit down to reflect on a successful weekend for Chelsea FC W.In Part One we look back at Chelsea's 3-1 win over Reading and in Part Two we preview our Champions League clash with Lyon.We now broadcast LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm UK time. You can listen by heading to www.mixlr.com and searching 'Went To Mow Kingsmeadow'To join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our summer series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Chelsea FC Women's team head to https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowSubscribe to our YouTube channel for all our Chelsea FC W Takeaway episodes- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzK Find us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow, Dean @CFCWFanzine, Jane @JaneChappellx, Dayne @DWhitt9.  Buy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle here. You can also find Kingsmeadow Chronicle on Instagram @KingsmeadowChronicle and Tik Tok which is also @KingsmeadowChronicle  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/22/20231 hour, 3 seconds
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'Pottering' Chelsea FanCast #978

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham to look back at a frustrating draw against Everton at the Bridge.In part one we ask why did Potter shut up shop at 1-0? Was it Brightonesque or an attempt at game management? We look at the substitutions. Gallagher for Pulisic? Why not Mudryk? Cheek for Kovacic and Chalobah for Fofana - understandable but Chukwuemeka for Felix? In part two we look at the poor defending by Koulibaly and Kepa's errors for Everton's 2nd goal. The result was frustrating and felt like a defeat and it seems like when Chelsea don't win the negativity starts. However, Chelsea looked fluid for much of the match, although still profligate and the defence was immense bar the two errors for the goals. So, are we getting in a stew about nothing? In part three we give a very warm welcome to Garry Hayes and Ceri Levy from The Chels podcast to talk about their new project: The Blueprint: How Chelsea FC Changed Football, a brand-new narrative podcast series covering the rise of Chelsea FC and the club's role in shaping modern football, has debuted with an extremely rare and exclusive interview with former Chelsea FC owner Ken Bates.From fearing for their very existence to conquering Europe and winning the Champions League all within two decades, the story of modern Chelsea FC is unlike any other. The Blueprint tells the inside story of how the club has shaped modern football.From the boardroom to the dressing room, the press room to terraces, key figures who played their part or watched history being made before their very eyes, open up and reveal all in this narrative podcast series.Featuring Frank Lampard, Ken Bates, Jody Morris, Petr Cech, Gary Cahill, Paul Clement, Scott Minto, Tore Andre Flo and many more.The two-part Blueprint Ken Bates interview is available on Apple, Spotify, Google, Amazon and all major podcast providers. The full eight-part series will be available from May 2023Follow Garry @garryhayes and Ceri @cerilevy and The Blueprint @Blueprint_pod Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/20/20231 hour, 55 minutes
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #977

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dayne Whittle and Football.London's Chelsea correspondent Adam Newson to look ahead to Chelsea's Premier League match against Everton.In part one we discuss today's Champions' League Quarter Final draw which sees Chelsea drawn against Real Madrid AGAIN!! We also discuss the possible return of N'Golo Kante and JK reveals what happened in the Graham Potter event he attended.In part two we preview Chelsea v Everton starting with Chidge's team selection. Can Chelsea keep the momentum going? Will they be helped by Everton’s terrible record at Stamford Bridge & away form this season? Which Dyche team will turn up. We wrap the show up with our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/17/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 19 seconds
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Chelsea Fancast #976 'In Off the Post'

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through this week's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.Chidge and JK read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners. To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/16/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 31 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Eps 102- Conti Cup's for losers

This week Dayne is joined by Kingsmeadow Chronicle writer Sophie Spittle to reflect on an up and down week for Chelsea FC.In Part One we look back on that Conti Cup final defeat to Arsenal.And in Part Two we discuss Chelsea's bounce-back win over Brighton in the WSL. And in Part Three we look forward to Sunday's huge WSL clash with Manchester United.We now broadcast LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm UK time. You can listen by heading to www.mixlr.com and searching 'Went To Mow Kingsmeadow'To join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our summer series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Chelsea FC Women's team head to https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowSubscribe to our YouTube channel for all our Chelsea FC W Takeaway episodes- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzK Find us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow, Dean @CFCWFanzine, Jane @JaneChappellx, Dayne @DWhitt9.  Buy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle here. You can also find Kingsmeadow Chronicle on Instagram @KingsmeadowChronicle and Tik Tok which is also @KingsmeadowChronicle Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/14/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 3 seconds
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'GPBAWA' Chelsea FanCast #975

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Worrall to look back at Chelsea's 3-1 defeat of Leicester City.In part one with 3 goals and 3 wins on the trot we ask crisis, what crisis? Are Chelsea beginning to gel? Are key players returning making a difference? And are Kovacic and Fernandes becoming the glue that holds it together and if so how does Kante fit in?In part two we discuss the new arrivals getting better. We bemoan VAR the 'Karma Killer' with no-one celebrating Havert's superb goal. Also, VAR letting us down with the terrible foul on Felix going unpunished. We praise a rejuvenated Havertz and ask are Mount & Gallagher too good to let go?We sum up by looking at the apparent upturn in Chelsea's performances and ask have we and Graham Potter turned a corner and has this come about by playing the right system for the players. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/13/20232 hours, 9 minutes, 5 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #974

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Alex Churchill and Football.London Chelsea Correspondent Adam Newson to look back at a superb European night at Stamford Bridge against Borussia Dortmund and ahead to the Premier League match against Leicester City.In part one we look back at Chelsea's superb win against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions' League. Apparently BVB are good, and we done good! Where did that performance come from? Stand out performances across the board especially from Chilwell, James, Havertz and Cucurella. Chelsea showed some much needed fight and we are pleased for Potter. Who next and can we win it?In part two we look ahead to Saturday's match against Leicester. We discuss Potter’s Presser and Chidge gives his team selection – will it be the same as it was for the Leeds match? We discuss Chelsea's defensive consistency and Capt. Kova. Leicester are mercurial at best but can Chelsea build on the last two wins? Is this another 6 pointer? We wrap up with our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/10/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 9 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast #973 'In Off the Post'

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through this week's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.Chidge and JK read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners. To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/9/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 50 seconds
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"We Scored A Goal!" Chelsea FanCast #972

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Meehan, Chair of the Chelsea Supporters' Trust, prolific Chelsea author and all round great bloke to look back at that rarest of things...A CHELSEA WIN!!!In part one we look back at a better performance in the 1-0 defeat of Leeds, bar the usual profligacy and a resort to Championship team tactics to hold on to the 1-0 lead. Talking of 'championship', why the lack of humour about a good old fashioned bit of gallows humour, something Chelsea supporters have been doing for years. And Chidge has found some shocking analysis of Chelsea's rubbish corners.In part two we applaud the performances of many of the players and ask if consistency of performance can be found in consistency of selection. Has a 1-0 win against Leeds given Potter a reprieve and it's remarkable what a win can do to cheer us all up and help the local economy judging by the busy Chelsea pubs after the game. JK and Chidge also report back on a fantastic afternoon spent with Paul 'Canners' Canoville at the Troubadour Club on Sunday afternoon.In part three we look ahead to the match against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. What is Chidge's team selection? With it being advantage Dortmund will a Dortmund goal kill the tie? How will Chelsea score the (minimum) two goals needed to get through when they haven't scored two goals since Boxing Day? And if Chelsea get knocked out that will be the season over but will it be 'Aufwiedersehen Potter'? We wrap up with our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/6/20232 hours, 6 minutes, 49 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #971

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Clayton Beerman and Football.London Chelsea Correspondent Adam Newson to preview Chelsea v Leeds.In part one we discuss 'Potter's Presser', rue the latest injuries to Chelsea players and wonder why more pertinent questions are not asked in the pressers. We also discuss the announcement of the Fans Advisory Board and the latest on the redevelopment of Stamford Bridge.In part two we preview the Chelsea v Leeds match. Chidge's team selection has a 'make do and mend' feel about it but he suggests a change in formation. Is this another must win match and another relegation 6 pointer? Do we fear a new manager bounce from Leeds? And Javi Gracia has form against Chelsea. We wrap the show up with our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/3/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 14 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Eps 101- Even with jet lag!

This week Dean is joined by Kingsmeadow Chronicle writer Sophie Spittle to reflect on Chelsea's FA Cup win over Arsenal!In Part One we look back on all the major talking points of the 2-0 win including our goalkeeper situation, Sam Kerr's 100th game, plus much more.And in Part Two we discuss Chelsea's in game management, how this game might affect the Conti cup and thoughts on the quarter final draw!We now broadcast LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm UK time. You can listen by heading to www.mixlr.com and searching 'Went To Mow Kingsmeadow'To join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our summer series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Chelsea FC Women's team head to https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowSubscribe to our YouTube channel for all our Chelsea FC W Takeaway episodes- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzK Find us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow, Dean @CFCWFanzine, Jane @JaneChappellx, Dayne @DWhitt9.  Buy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle here. You can also find Kingsmeadow Chronicle on Instagram @KingsmeadowChronicle and Tik Tok which is also @KingsmeadowChronicle Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/2/202354 minutes, 45 seconds
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Chelsea Fancast #970 'In Off the Post'

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through this week's Chelsea FanCast mail bag.Chidge and JK read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners. To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/2/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 18 seconds
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'An Air of Resignation' Chelsea FanCast #969

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham to review another Chelsea match and another defeat, but this one, to Spurs, is indefensible. In part one, we look at Potter's team selection and bemoan Chelsea being incapabale of scoring. It seems an air of resignation has set in with the supporters. When we concede it's game over. Why are Chelsea so poor in adversity? No goals, no fight, no clue, it's a case of wash, rinse, repeat with nothing changing and we ask what’s the point?In part two, we ask why not play James and Chilwell at wing back, now we have 5 centre backs available? We discuss the strange rescinding of Ziyech's red card. Applaud Mount for being the only player who seems to get it and for showing some fight. We face up to the fact that 'it’s relegation form folks isn’t it' and why should we accept the process if the process is the wrong process? And for that matter, why should the owners?Happy days, not! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/27/20231 hour, 59 minutes, 39 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #968

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover and Football.London's Chelsea Correspondent Adam Newson to catch up on the Chelsea news and preview Spurs v Chelsea.In part one we give an appreciation of legendary football commentator, John Motson, who for many of us was the voice of football when we were growing up. Adam and JK report on Potter’s Presser and we ask what does Potter need to do to turn it round; what happens if he wins or loses next 3 matches and how much are Boehly and Co culpable for the current mess?In part two, Chidge reveals his team selection for the Spurs match. Should Potter go back to his Dortmund selection? Should Mount and James play as they get the himportance of the fixture. Will Conte's absence be agood or bad thing for Chelsea? Will beating Spurs help Potter in getting the fans on side and will he be able to get the players at it and up for it? We wrap up with out predictions for the match. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/24/20231 hour, 24 minutes, 49 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast #967 'In Off the Post'

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through the Chelsea FanCast mail bag from the last weeks.Chidge and JK read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners. To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/22/20232 hours, 6 minutes, 12 seconds
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'Potterful' Chelsea FanCast #966

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dean Mears to look back at a dreadful defeat at home to bottom of the league Southampton.In part one we discuss an indefensible performance, devoid of inspiration. Did Potter make too many changes? Is no consistency of selection hampering progress and has Potter been hamstrung by the need to protect players coming back from injury. There was no pattern, no organisation, no finishing and no clue and all this against a Southampton team bottom of the league, with an awful record and no manager. Simply unacceptable. Arguably of more concern was the injury to Cesar Azpilicueta who recieved a terrible kick in the head thanks to a badly directed overhead kick. .Our best wishes go to 'Dave' for a speedy recovery.And Chidge & JK have come up with a couple of songs to cheer you up or depress you further...In part two we ask is Potters out of his depth; not elite level and not the leader or personality Chelsea needs? Is he wasting players? I.e., making them worse? He’s lost the match day support; if he loses to Spurs, Leeds and then BVB knock us out of the Champions' League, surely his position is untenable.We could argue he should go now but who could/should replace him - temporarily and/or permanently? And how much of this is on Boehly and Co? Are they stubborn or clueless? And a timely reminder that whilst it may be truly depressing on the pitch, off the pitch before and after remains as the main joy of following our club. The definition of a great day out ruined by 90 minutes of football. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/20/20231 hour, 51 minutes, 4 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #965

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Meehan and from The Athletic, Liam Twomey to look back at Chelsea's defeat to Borussia Dortmund and ahead to the atch against Southampton on Saturday.In part one we discuss a horrible result, but a good performance and Mark’s experience of the Signal Iduna Park and the 'Yellow Wall'. Nine, nein, nein, as Chelsea just cannot put their chances away and the new boys and returnees beginning to make a difference and our hopes for the second leg. And Liam provides great insight with the media's view of Potter and his press conferences.In part two we discuss Chidge's team selection versus Potter's team selection. Saints are bottom, relegation bound, and have no manager – stop me if you’ve heard this before...We ask how do Chelsea solve their goal drought and we wrap up with our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/17/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 30 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Eps 100 - Celebration!

This week Dean, Jane and Dayne are back together as we record our 100th podcast.In Part One we look back on Chelsea's 7-0 win over West Ham in the Conti Cup Semi-Finals.And in Part Two we celebrate our own personal milestone of 100 episodes!We now broadcast LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm UK time. You can listen by heading to www.mixlr.com and searching 'Went To Mow Kingsmeadow'To join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our summer series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Chelsea FC Women's team head to https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowSubscribe to our YouTube channel for all our Chelsea FC W Takeaway episodes- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzK Find us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow, Dean @CFCWFanzine, Jane @JaneChappellx, Dayne @DWhitt9.  Buy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle here. You can also find Kingsmeadow Chronicle on Instagram @KingsmeadowChronicle and Tik Tok which is also @KingsmeadowChronicle  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/17/202357 minutes, 35 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast #964 'In Off the Post'

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through the Chelsea FanCast mail bag from the last couple of weeks.Chidge and JK read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners. To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/17/20232 hours, 8 minutes, 40 seconds
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“The Hand of Sod” Chelsea FanCast #963

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dayne Whittle to look back at the 1-1 draw against West Ham and ahead to Wednesday's Champions' League match away to Borussia Dortmund.In part one we discuss a promising start fading and dying; Felix looking the real deal; did Cheek and Fernandes work and why didn't Cucurella and Mudryk not work? And should we be worried by James not yet looking back to his best.In part two VAR screws us again and should Potter have reacted more aggressivley to it? Joe Cole thought so. With Chelsea's form still not good enough, there are signs of improvement but are we being unrealistically impatient with Ponderous Platitudinous Potter?And in Part three we preview the match against Borussia Dortmund, talking to Ben McFadyean who runs the Borussia Dortmund London Supporters Club. We discuss BVB likely team selection, form and what the experience of Dortmund is like?We wrap up with Chidge’s team selection and how we see the match going. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/13/20232 hours, 6 minutes, 41 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #962

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dan Silver to catch up with the Chelsea news this week and look ahead to Saturday's match against West Ham.In part one we discuss the Mason Mount crowd surfer and toxic twitter; the ESL rears its ugly head again; is Chelsea membership a con and Potter's Presser.In part two we preview the Match against West Ham on saturday. We start with Chidge's Team selection and look at West Ham who have been in relegation form but are now improving just in time for the visit of Chelsea. Will Moyes' terrible record against Chelsea be a factor? What about Chelsea's awful away form this season? Chelsea's recent clean sheets show a sign of improvement with Potter perhaps building from the back but who can score the goals? If Chelsea win will we still be in the mix for Europe? And finally we give our predictions for the match. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/10/20231 hour, 30 minutes, 48 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast #961 'In Off The Post'

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd go through the Chelsea FanCast mail bag from the last couple of weeks.Chidge and JK read through the emails from the Chelsea FanCast listeners on topics ranging from Chelsea's performances, Mason Mount and Kai Havertz, Graham Potter and the state of Chelsea's midfield.To email the show and get your views heard email [email protected] Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/10/20232 hours, 27 minutes, 3 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode 99- Lauren James is magic!

This week Dean and Dayne are joined by Jay Woolmington as they reflect on Chelsea's 3-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the WSL.We chat about Emma Hayes' team selection, news of a new contract for Zecira Musovic, no rest for an ill Sam Kerr and the magic of Lauren James.And in Part Two we look ahead to Chelsea's semi-final conti cup clash with West Ham.You can follow Jay on Twitter @JayWoolmingtonWe now broadcast LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm UK time. You can listen by heading to www.mixlr.com and searching 'Went To Mow Kingsmeadow'To join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our summer series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Chelsea FC Women's team head to https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowSubscribe to our YouTube channel for all our Chelsea FC W Takeaway episodes- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzK Find us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow, Dean @CFCWFanzine, Jane @JaneChappellx, Dayne @DWhitt9.  Buy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle here. You can also find Kingsmeadow Chronicle on Instagram @KingsmeadowChronicle and Tik Tok which is also @KingsmeadowChronicle Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/7/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 5 seconds
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“All We Are Saying, Is Give Us A Goal” Chelsea FanCast #960

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover to look back at a frustrating 0-0 draw against noisy neighbours Fulham.In part one we discuss. We bemoan poor finishing again and ask are we one striker short of a picnic and if Havertz can't score then who canscore the goals? Fulham looked a team and Chelsea didn't. Did the new arrivals make this difficult and what is the on-pitch plan now? Meanwhile Enzo Fernandes looks a player and the defence is shaping up well with Silva and Badiashile developing a partnership, but why was Badiashile left out of the CL squad?In part two we discuss Cucurella and Ziyech infuriating again and why did Ziyech start given his failed move to PSG? But it was good to see Reece and Chilly back and Mudueke and Fofana looked promising. With Gallagher impressing again with good energy and forward motion, will Gallagher, Mount and Fernandes feature in the midfield more regulalarly? We wrap up asking how long all this is going to take to gel? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/6/20231 hour, 47 minutes
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #959

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Clayton Beerman and Football.London's Chelsea correspondent, Adam Newson, to reflect on Chelsea's stunning transfer window and preview the Chelsea v Fulham match.Chelsea are back. Boiling piss since 2003. We assess the new signings and ask has Potter got everything he needs? Is there now more pressure for top 4? How will Potter manage such a big squad and what are the risks? With Jorginho the only significant departure, we reflect on his up an down Chelsea career, oh, and what on earth happened with Ziyech?In part two, we preview the Chelsea v Fulham match, kicking off with Chidge's team selection. With the new signings and the buxx around Cobham and Stamford Bridge, the supporters will no doubt be expecting immediate impacts, but will patience required? Fulham's form has dipped in the last few week's while Chelsea have had a rest, can they turn this to their advantage or shoud we beware the curse of Willian? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/2/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 59 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Eps 98- Mum's the word

This week Dean and Dayne are joined by Chelsea Fancast Favourite Clayton Beerman as they reflect on Chelsea's 3-2 win over Liverpool in the FA Cup.We chat about Emma Hayes' team selection, get Clayton's expert opinion on Zecira Musovic, chat Sam Kerr's hat trick and celebrate the return of Melanie Leupolz!You can follow Clayton on Twitter @Goalie59We now broadcast LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm UK time. You can listen by heading to www.mixlr.com and searching 'Went To Mow Kingsmeadow'To join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our summer series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Chelsea FC Women's team head to https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowSubscribe to our YouTube channel for all our Chelsea FC W Takeaway episodes- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzK Find us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow, Dean @CFCWFanzine, Jane @JaneChappellx, Dayne @DWhitt9.  Buy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle here. You can also find Kingsmeadow Chronicle on Instagram @KingsmeadowChronicle and Tik Tok which is also @KingsmeadowChronicle Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/1/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 33 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast #958 - Q&A with Stamford Chidge & Mark Meehan

Stamford Chige and Mark Meehan host a Q&A for our Patreon and Discord group members on all things Chelsea.No football this weekend? No problem. The break provides us with an opportunity to hear from our listeners and to discuss the latest on Chelsea. With Mark Meehan, Chair of Chelsea Supporters' Trust, the brains behind our 50 Years of Chelsea series and author of many Chelsea books including the forthcoming 'Come Along and Sing This Song', it was also a chance to ask Mark questions on those topics too.Thanks to Darrel, Bob, Bryan, David, Gabriel, Johnny and Matt for joining us, asking some great questions and for their loyal support. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/28/20232 hours, 32 minutes, 43 seconds
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'Vital Signs' Chelsea FanCast #957

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dan Silver to look back at the 0-0 against Liverpool at Anfield.On the show tonight, we discuss a better performance and an ok result. Chelsea shwoing signs of life, enhanced by a lovely cameo from new signing Mudryk. And with Chelsea looking better going forward is this down to increased confidence or are Potter's ideas beginning to sink in?In part two, we praise Silva AGAIN! Especially in helping out new signing Badashiale who has impressed on his two appearances so far, But when James and Chilwell return, will Potter revert to a back three and wing backs or keep the back four?With Mount continuing to struggle we ask is it time for him to have a break and analyse the burden he has been under and reflect on the other potential reasons for his dip in form.We also show appreciation for Cesar Azlilicueta reaching the milestone of his 500th match for Chelsea, a feat never achieved by an overseas player for Chelsea and only the 6th Chelsea player of all time to achieve the landmark.And with the possibility of Chelsea's season turning around with the return of James, Chilwell, Felix, Fofana, Kante, Zakaria and the additions of Mudryk, Madueke, Fofana with more signings to come hopefully.We wrap up in part three with this week's emials from our listeners. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/23/20232 hours, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #956

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Alex Churchill and Adam Newson from Football.London to catch up on Chelsea's transfer news and look ahead to Liverpool v Chelsea.In part one we take a look at Chelsea's transfer business this month with the signings of Mudryk, Felix, Santos, Badiashile, Fofana and Madueke agreed. But what about a right back, defensive midfielder and an out and out goalscorer? Plus does this mean Boehly's plan is coming together? What about FFP and when will we be getting the deadweights out?In part two we look ahead to Saturday's match against Liverpool. Chidge goes through his team selection and asks why have the media ignored the fact that Liverpool have been as bad as us? Can we get at Liverpool's midfield on Saturday and will the confidence gained from last weekend's win feed in to our next match. We wrap up the show with predictions.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/20/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 25 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Eps 96- Cank you very much!

This week Dean and Dayne are joined by Sophie Spittle to reflect on Chelsea's 1-1 draw with Arsenal in the WSL. We discuss the hot topics of away ends and if Chelsea could learn anything from Arsenal. In Part One we talk through Chelsea's slow start and heap praise on the two bright sparks, Zecira Musovic and Lauren James.In Part Two we bemoan another dodgy refereeing decision and hail the impact of the substitutes as Sam Kerr rescues a point for Chelsea with a late equaliser.You can follow Sophie on Twitter @Traveller74 We now broadcast LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm UK time. You can listen by heading to www.mixlr.com and searching 'Went To Mow Kingsmeadow'To join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our summer series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Chelsea FC Women's team head to https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowSubscribe to our YouTube channel for all our Chelsea FC W Takeaway episodes- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzK Find us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow, Dean @CFCWFanzine, Jane @JaneChappellx, Dayne @DWhitt9.  Buy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle here. You can also find Kingsmeadow Chronicle on Instagram @KingsmeadowChronicle and Tik Tok which is also @KingsmeadowChronicle Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/19/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 20 seconds
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'In Off the Post' Chelsea FanCast #955

Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd and Dan Silver sift through this week's Chelsea Fancast mail bag.Some superb emails sent in by our listeners from all over the world, this week focussing on Chelsea's recent poor performances and the uncertainty around Graham Potter's future. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/17/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 1 second
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"We Saw a Goal!" Chelsea FanCast #954

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dan Silver to look back at a much needed win against Crystal Palace.On the show tonight, in part one and two, we look back at Chelsea’s 1-0 win against Palace and the improved mentality and the performances of the defence, midfield and attack in particular. In part two we draw on some positives in spite of the same issues remaining; discuss how stressful the last 10 minutes was and the palpable relief at the end. And we wrap up by discussing the Vialli tribute, our live event with Jason Cundy and look at the signing of Mudryk.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/16/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 20 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #953

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover and Adam Newson, Chelsea correspondent from Football.London to look back at the defeat to Fulham and ahead to Sunday's match against Crystal Palace.In part one we discuss Chelsea's disappointing defeat away to neighbours Fulham. We ask is Graham Potter an 'unlucky General' given yet another injury, this time to the promising Zakaria and Joao Felix seeing red after a promising debut. In spite of the defeat, did Chelsea put in a better performance and where are we regarding Potter and his future at the club.In part two we look ahead to Sunday's match against Cystal Palace. Chidge puts forward his team selection and we look at the poor current form from both sides and ask is this a 6 pointer and what are the ramifications for Potter if Chelsea lose again. We wrap up with our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/13/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 41 seconds
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“Blues Mooned” Chelsea FanCast #952

Stamford Chidge returns after his holiday and is joined by Jonathan Kydd and Clayton Beerman to look back at a dismal 4-0 defeat in the FA Cup to Man City and ahead to Thursday night's match against Fulham.On the show tonight, in part one, we look at Potter’s team selection for City; why Chelsea’s heads drop in adversity; the senior players being disgraceful; the team being clueless tactically and why the stats don’t lie. In part two, we continue the City review asking is there mitigation for Potter? What would constitute improvement? Should we sack off the want aways and not good enoughs and play the youth and re-build properly? And can or should Potter survive? In part three, we have some great emails from the listeners to read out and in part four we wrap up with a preview of the Fulham v Chelsea match this Thursday.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/9/20232 hours, 13 minutes, 27 seconds
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Chelsea Fancast Preview Show Special "That's Vialli" #951

A celebration of the imitable legend Gian Luca Vialli on the day of the news of his passing . Dean Mears, Tony Glover., Martin Wickham and Jonathan Kydd pay their respects and discuss one of the true Chelsea greats Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/6/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 26 seconds
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Chelsea Fancast #950 Forest Gumps

Dean Mears, Dayne Whittle and Jonathan Kydd discuss another feeble performance this time versus 18th placed Forest at the 'World Famous City Ground' as the announcer called it where CFC threw away a one goal lead with a bizarre second half performance where they only had one shot and rarely entered the oppo's half of the field. They then discussed whether it was the players' fault or the manager or a combination of the two. Dean believed we'd beat Citeh on Thursday! But JK and Deano foresaw embarrassment. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/3/20232 hours, 14 minutes, 30 seconds
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50 Years of Chelsea: 2005-2006 Pt 2

Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd and Mark Meehan take a look back at the 2005-06 Chelsea season.In part two the boys pick up the season in January with Chelsea top of the league and 11 points clear of Man Utd. Confidence for a back-to-back Premier League title was understandably high together with the chance of a first 'double' for the club, adding an FA Cup and another tilt on the Champions' League having made the semi-finals in the previous two seasons.Chelsea made hard work of dispatching Huddersfield in the FA Cup round 3 before dropping their first points in the league at home to Charlton. A 1-1 draw in the FA Cup fourth round at Everton was followed by a 1-1 draw away to Villa. Three matches without a win having broken the club record of 10 consecutive wins beforehand? Was this a wobble?A comprehensive 2-0 defeat of Liverpool at home with Crespo outstanding, proved otherwise, and everything seemed back on track with a 4-1 thumping off Everton in the FA Cup replay. But a 3-0 defeat away to Middlesbrough was one of the shocks of the season and came out of nowhere and not the ideal preparation for the Champions League round of 16 tie against Barcelona,In the first leg, Chelsea were robbed by a terrible refereeing decision when Del Horno was sent off for 'being in Messi's way' and although Chelsea put in a brilliant performance when down to 10 men, Barcelona won 2-1. 58 home games and a first defeat in 90 minutes for Jose and only our 3rd home defeat in Europe. Of course this proved a mountain to climb in the second leg and Chelsea were duly knocked out by the eventual winners of the trophy.Before that Chelsea was rocked by the untimely death of club legend and 'King of Stamford Bridge' Peter Osgood. An emotionally charged match against Spurs gave everyone a chance to say farewell to Ossie and William Gallas' last minute winner rounded the day off perfectly. Chelsea entered April 14 points ahead of Liverpool and 15 ahead of Man Utd. Supporters were confidently weighing up when the title would be won. A superb performance beating West Ham having gone a goal down and reduced to 10 men all but confirmed matters and beating Man Utd, by then our nearest rivals with 3 matches to go would seal the title. Before that the matter of an FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool needed to be won. Thanks to a limp performance and some poor finishing, Liverpool knocked Chelsea out of another cup competition but a week later, Chelsea made amends with a Joe Cole inspired demolition of Man Utd to be crowned back-to-back Champions.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/30/20222 hours, 30 minutes, 40 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #949

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham and Football.London’s Chelsea correspondent, Adam Newson to look back at Chelsea’s 2-0 win against Bournemouth and ahead to Sunday’s match away to Nottingham Forest. In part one we discuss the short-lived return of Reece James and whether his importance to the side makes Chelsea a one-man team. Also, Zakaria doing a job for the team, is 4:3:3 the way forward and more shit refereeing.In part two we discuss the forthcoming transfer window: what is happening/will happen? Is it better to wait until the summer? We also look at the Behdad Eghbali interview with Sportico and ask who is he trying to kid?In part three we preview the Nottingham Forest v Chelsea match. Adam and JK report on the Potter Presser, Chidge presents his team selection and we discuss the history of this fixture which hasn’t been seen since 1999, before giving our match predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/30/20221 hour, 54 minutes, 49 seconds
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50 Years of Chelsea: 2005-2006 Pt 1

Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd and Mark Meehan take a look back at the 2005-06 Chelsea season.Chelsea entered their centenery season as Premier League Champions with a new kit and a new badge to celebrate it. Hopes were high that more trophies would be won this season with the 'Special One' at the helm, but could we be become back-to-back Champions?Chelsea secured their first trophy of the season in a 2-1 win against nemesis Arsenal in the Community Shield; notable mainly for Drogba scoring against Arsenal, in a final and bullying their defence in the process. Our defence of the title could not have started better with 7 wins, no goals conceded and 13 scored. By the end of September Chelsea were already 10 points clear of their nearest rivals, Man Utd, at the top of the table.The Champions League was proving a little more troublesome, with Chelsea in the same group as Liverpool, the current holders. While points were dropped at Anfield in a 0-0 draw, Chelsea turned up at Anfield a couple of days later in the league to inflict a 4-1 defeat on them. Liverpool’s biggest home defeat since 1969 and Chelsea’s biggest win at Anfield.The only blip in the first half of the season were away defeats to Real Betis in the Champions' League, a 1-0 away defeat to Man Utd and Charlton knocking us out of the Carling Cup on penalties. Typically, Jose claimed that our impregnable home form remained in tact as losing on penalties didn't count!December was negotiated expertly, including the first 'Double' over Arsenal for the first time in 36 years in a 2-0 win, the last time we would play at Highbury. Chelsea finished the year top of the league 11 points clear with 55 points, above Utd on 44 and equalling last season’s points tally and record at this stage of the season, with one draw and one defeat. Chelsea had played 38 games in 2005 and won 101 points a remarkable feat not told enough.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/23/20222 hours, 25 minutes, 47 seconds
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50 Years of Chelsea: 2004-2005 Pt 2

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Chelsea author Mark Meehan to look back at Chelsea's 2004-05 season.In part two, we pick up the story in January 2005. Under the management of Jose Mourinho, Chelsea were top of the league, 7 points clear with 55 points, the largest points tally at this stage in the PL ever, and were fighting for trophies on all fronts with qualification for the Champions' League round of 16 achieved with 13 points and a Carling Cup semi-final against Man Utd to look forward to in the New Year as well as the FA Cup.All eyes were on Stamford Bridge as we took on Man Utd in the first leg of the Carling Cup semi-final. A cagey 0-0 with Utd using every trick in the book was followed by a 2-1 win at Old Trafford to seal a place in the final at the Millenium stadium in Cardiff. The arrival of Abramovich and Mourinho notwithstanding, this was Chelsea's 12th cup semi-final in 12 seasons and the first time defeat had been inflicted on Alex Ferguson's Utd in a domestic semi-final.Back in the Premier League Chelsea passed the stern 'can they do it on a cold night in Blackburn' test standing up, literally to the physical intimidation meted out by Mark Hughes dirty side. Arguably this was the match that sealed the title for Chelsea, at least in terms of belief. February and March brought a plethora of high profile and must win matches which was to become the norm for Chelsea througout Abramovich's tenure. Newcastle knocked us out of the FA Cup, ending the pursuit of all four trophies. Barcelona beat Chelsea 2-1 at the Nou Camp in a controversial match where we had the upper hand until Drogba was sent off by Anders Frisk for a dubious second yellow. And in the space of a week, Chelsea defeated Liverpool in the Carling Cup final having gone 1-0 down after a Riise goal on 1 minute and rescued by a Steve Gerrard goal on 79 minutes, before Drogba and Kezman settled matters in a 3-2 win.March saw the return of Barcelona to Stamford Bridge and one of the greatest matches ever seen in the club's 100 year history as Chelsea stormed to a 3-0 lead inside 20 minutes only to be pegged back by a remarkable Ronaldinho goal which left the crowd silent in consternation, before John Terry ensured a 4-2 win on the night and a 5-4 win on aggregate. A quarter-final tie against Bayern Munich was Chelsea's reward and another classic played out in the first leg at Stamford Bridge, almost matching the Barcelona match for excitement and quality, with one of Frank Lampard's best goals for the club a highlight in a 4-2 win. Chelsea got the job done in the last match to be played at the Olympiastadion albeit with a couple of late goals from Bayern to cause more anxiety than we needed.Attention moved back to the Premier League. Would Chelsea win it against Fulham on the 50th anniversary to the day of our our first league title? Had we not drawn at home to Arsenal we would have, but we were destined to wait until the Bolton away match, just as Jose Mourinho had predicted months ago. The small matter of the club's second and consecutive Champions' League semi-final against Liverpool preceded Bolton. Thanks to a solitary ghost goal by Luis Garcia at Anfield, Chelsea were denied a final appearance again and our modern rivalry and enmity with Liverpool and Rafa Benitez was confirmed.It should have been crushing, but in truth it wasn't, because a few days earlier, Chelsea defeated Bolton thanks to two Frank Lampard goals to lift the Premier League for the first time in their history. Many of us never believed we'd see the day; tears were shed, friends were embraced and a massive party in the Kings Road ensued. Chelsea's greatest ever season? No doubt! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/15/20222 hours, 35 minutes, 13 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode 95- The Snow Must Go On

This week Dean and Dayne are joined by Sophie Spittle to reflect on a weather affected week for Chelsea FC Women.In Part One we hear from Sophie about her Madrid experience and review the 1-1 draw.In Part Two we discuss Chelsea's 3-2 win over Reading in the WSL in snowy conditions.And in Part Three we look ahead to Friday's Champions League game with Vllanzia.You can follow Sophie on Twitter @Traveller74 We now broadcast LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm UK time. You can listen by heading to www.mixlr.com and searching 'Went To Mow Kingsmeadow'To join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our summer series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Chelsea FC Women's team head to https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowSubscribe to our YouTube channel for all our Chelsea FC W Takeaway episodes- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzK Find us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow, Dean @CFCWFanzine, Jane @JaneChappellx, Dayne @DWhitt9.  Buy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle here. You can also find Kingsmeadow Chronicle on Instagram @KingsmeadowChronicle and Tik Tok which is also @KingsmeadowChronicle Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/14/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 39 seconds
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50 Years of Chelsea: 2004-2005 Pt 1

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Chelsea author Mark Meehan to look back at Chelsea's 2004-05 season.On the 2nd June 2004, something very special happened at Chelsea. Jose Mourinho arrived proclaiming himself the 'Special One' and things at Chelsea would arguably never quite be the same again. Bolstered by the transfers of Petr Cech, Paulo Ferreira, Arjen Robben, Didier Drogba and Ricardo Carvalho hopes were high that Chelsea might go one better than the 2nd place in the league from the previous season and win their first Premier League title; their first league title for 50 years and in what would be their centenary year. The bouyant mood of the summer seemed justified as Chelsea remained unbeaten in all competitions until October 16th. But after the 1-0 away defeat to Man City, they picked up the pace again, knocking Arsenal off top spot on November 6th after a 1-0 win at home to Everton.Critics and naysayers accused Chelsea of being boring and functional as they ground out a lot of 1-0 wins, but once the flying wingers of Damien Duff and Arjen Robben returned from injury, Chelsea went up through the gears putting four past opponents regularly and playing scintillating football in the process. Equally important, they had not been beaten by title rivals such as Arsenal, Man Utd and Liverpool and had dismissed bottom half teams with relative ease, banana skins and glorious unpredictability seemingly banished by our 'special' manager.By the end of the year Chelsea were top of the league, 7 points clear with 55 points, the largest points tally at this stage in the PL ever, and were fighting for trophies on all fronts with qualification for the Champions' League round of 16 achieved with 13 points and a Carling Cup semi-final against Man Utd to look forward to in the New Year as well as the FA Cup.Historically, Chelsea supporters would be asking the question "what could possibly go wrong" with knowing cynicism but at the turn of the year many genuinely felt, absolutely nothing. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/11/20222 hours, 7 minutes, 17 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode 94- Eight them for breakfast!

This week Dean and Jane reflect on Chelsea's 8-0 victory over Leicester City. In Part One we discuss our key performers and celebrate the form of Guro Reiten.In Part Two we ask if these wins are good for the game and question if Leicester City's decision to play at the King Power Stadium is a masterclass in doing it the wrong way.And in Part Three we look ahead to Thursday's Champions League game with Real Madrid. We now broadcast LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm UK time. You can listen by heading to www.mixlr.com and searching 'Went To Mow Kingsmeadow'To join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our summer series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Chelsea FC Women's team head to https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowSubscribe to our YouTube channel for all our Chelsea FC W Takeaway episodes- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzK Find us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow, Dean @CFCWFanzine, Jane @JaneChappellx, Dayne @DWhitt9.  Buy your copy of Kingsmeadow Chronicle here. You can also find Kingsmeadow Chronicle on Instagram @KingsmeadowChronicle and Tik Tok which is also @KingsmeadowChronicle Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/7/20221 hour, 15 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode 93- The Loan Report

This week Dean and Jane take the opportunity to take a closer look at our on loan superstars after a weekend with no Chelsea.In Part One we look at the performances of Emma Thompson, on loan at Championship side Lewes, and Jorja Fox, currently in Brighton. In PartTwo we talk to Fiona Church from the Everton Women's Supporters Group about Aggie Beever Jones and in Part Three we talk all things Charlotte Wardlaw withStephen from the Liverpool Fan Collective 2gethertuneless. You can follow Fiona on Twitter @FeeChurch @ELFCFans and Stephen @2gethertunelessWe now broadcast LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm UK time. You can listen by heading to www.mixlr.com and searching 'Went To Mow Kingsmeadow'To join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our summer series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Chelsea FC Women's team head to https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowSubscribe to our YouTube channel for all our Chelsea FC W Takeaway episodes- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzK Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/3/202254 minutes, 49 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast #948 - Kerry Dixon

In a typically forthright and up front interview Kerry talks to Martin King & Stamford Chidge about his career at Chelsea; his relationship with Ken Bates; playing for England; his best goals and what it was like to hear 40,000 Chelsea supporters chanting “One Kerry Dixon” at Wembley when he was playing for Luton!With 193 goals to his name, Kerry Dixon is Chelsea’s third highest goal scorer of all time, behind only Bobby Tambling and Frank Lampard. Over nine seasons between 1983 and 1992, Kerry became one of the best loved players ever to appear for Chelsea.Following near relegation to the Third Division Kerry joined from Reading for £175,000 as John Neal sought to rebuild the team, Kerry scored 34 goals in his first season as Chelsea claimed the Second Division title.Scoring an iconic goal against Arsenal at Highbury in Chelsea’s first match back in the top flight, Kerry scored 36 goals to win the Golden Boot and took his Chelsea tally to 70 in just 101 games, earning a call up to the England squad in the process. Kerry was given a start against West Germany and responded by creating a goal for Bryan Robson before scoring two of his own as England beat the Germans for the first time in over a decade.A serious muscle injury in January 1986 hampered both Kerry and Chelsea’s tilt at winning the title and a mere two years later, Chelsea found themselves back in Division two. Although player unrest nearly led to Kerry’s departure, Chelsea and Kerry bounced back with Kerry scoring 25 league goals as he won the Second Division title for the second time. Kerry went on to score 26 goals on Chelsea’s return to Division One as we finished fifth, our highest position since 1970.In March 1992, Kerry’s 193rd, and final, goal in a Chelsea shirt was a a spectacular shot from the edge of the box to beat Norwich City. That summer he was sold for £575, 000 to SouthamptonBut that wasn’t quite the final moment in the love affair between Chelsea and Kerry Dixon. When Chelsea faced Luton Town and Wembley for the 1994 FA Cup semi-final, lining up at centre-forward for Luton that day was a certain Kerry Dixon. At the end of the match that Chelsea won 2-0, Chelsea supporters massed broke off from their celebrations to pay a final tribute to one of the club’s favourite sons, 40, 000 voices rightly proclaiming that there really was ‘only one Kerry Dixon’. A fitting tribute to a true Chelsea legend.With 193 goals in total to his name, Dixon is Chelsea’s third highest goal scorer of all time, behind only Bobby Tambling and Frank Lampard. He is also eighth in the club’s all-time appearances list. His two Second Division championship medals being his only honours with the club. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/25/202250 minutes, 45 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode 92- 18,000 no shows

This week Dean and Dayne are joined by Football Journalist Mia Eriksson to look back at Chelsea's 3-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. We talk about Chelsea's disappointing turn out, asking what more can Chelsea do and what does the future look like for women's football.In Part One we discuss that Chelsea win, focusing on the new look centre back partnership, the brilliance of Guro Reiten and ask if it's ok to ask for more.And in Part Two we look ahead to our Champions League clash with Real Madrid.You can follow Mia on Twitter @mia_eriksson.We now broadcast LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm UK time. You canlisten by heading to www.mixlr.comand searching 'Went To Mow Kingsmeadow'Subscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCWTo join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our summer series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Chelsea FC Women's team head to https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowSubscribe to our YouTube channel for all our Chelsea FC W Takeaway episodes- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @CFCWFanzine, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/24/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 33 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode 91- Talking Tactics

This week Dean is joined by Ben, otherwise known as Medicine, for the first time this season to talk tactics.In Part One we discuss Chelsea's new look defensive set up, questioning the role of the full back and the partnership of Millie Bright and Kadeisha Buchanan. Then in Part Two we move on to the midfield, debate the lone six vs the double pivot, ponder the roles of Jessie Fleming and Jelena Cankovic and wonder what moves might be made in January.  Plus we discuss the performances and roles of Niamh Charles and Lauren James.You can follow Ben on Twitter @EEMedicine.We now broadcast LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm UK time. You can listen by heading to www.mixlr.com and searching 'Went To Mow Kingsmeadow'Subscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCWTo join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our summer series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Chelsea FC Women's team head to https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowSubscribe to our YouTube channel for all our Chelsea FC W Takeaway episodes- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @CFCWFanzine, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/16/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 28 seconds
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“Newcastle 1 New Brighton 0” Chelsea FanCast #947

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Meehan to look back at Chelsea's third Premier League defeat in a row away to Newcastle.On the show tonight, in part one, we discuss Potter’s team selection, which I thought was ok; albeit the wrong formation. We also muse over Chelsea again stuck on the back foot, stuck in their own half, creating nothing. In a clueless performance with seemingly no confidence, understanding, tactical plan or ambition, we ask is this on Potter or the players?In part two, we ask if Potter has turned us in to New Brighton? Is he in fact Graham Potterfield? With Chelsea exhibiting relegation form: dare we think the unthinkable? And finally, we give an honest appraisal of Potter’s first 2 months in charge and ask where do we go from here, and what would we do if we were Todd Boehly?In part three we have loads of emails to read in this week's Chelsea FanCast Post Bag. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/15/20222 hours, 33 minutes, 20 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #946

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dayne Whittle to look back at Chelsea's 2-0 defeat away to Man City in the Carabao Cup and ahead to another tough match against Newcastle on Saturday.In part one we discuss a better performance against City but a poor result featuring Chelsea’s hardy perennials – profligacy & sloppiness, but the shining light was a super performance from 18 year old Lewis Hall. Is there a case for more academy players get a game and with one more game before the World Cup kicks off we give an appraisal of Graham Potter. We also have a look at the Chelsea players going to the World Cup, including Conor Gallagher, who pleasingly got selected for thr England squad.In part two, we look ahead to Saturday's match against Newcastle and Chidge reveals his team selection. We look at Chelsea's recent record at St James’ Park and Howe’s record v Chelsea. Saturday promises to be another very tough match with Newcastle riding high in third place and if Chelsea lose their fourth domestic match in a row, they might be in10th place by Monday; on the bright side, win it and we could be in 5th! With all that in mind, we discuss howwe see it going and wrap up with our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 44 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode 90- Shout out to your ex

This week Dean, Jane and Dayne sit down and discuss Chelsea's fantastic 3-1 away win at Manchester United.In Part One we discuss Chelsea's team selection, formation and changes to the back line.In Part Two we discuss Chelsea's Sam Kerr's goal, the inevitability of Lauren James and the redemption of Erin Cuthbert.And in Part Three we've got your emails.We now broadcast LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm UK time. You can listen by heading to www.mixlr.com and searching 'Went To Mow Kingsmeadow'Subscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCWTo join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our summer series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Chelsea FC Women's team head to https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowSubscribe to our YouTube channel for all our Chelsea FC W Takeaway episodes- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @CFCWFanzine, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/20221 hour, 8 minutes, 51 seconds
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Pat Nevin Live at the Troubadour Chelsea FanCast #945

In the second of our series of live shows from the Troubadour in London, Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Chelsea legend and arguably one of Chelsea's greatest creative players...Pat Nevin.Pat Nevin discusses Chelsea's disappointing defeat at home to Arsenal and gives his views on Graham Potter, the Boehly regime; Chelsea's players and style of play and gives us some insight on what might be going on behind the scenes. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/202252 minutes, 44 seconds
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“Potter, Potter, Where’s Your Wand?” Chelsea FanCast #944

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover to look back at the defeat to Arsenal and ahead to wednesday night's Carabao Cup tie against Man City.On the show tonight, in part one, we discuss the Chelsea v Arsenal match; Chelsea still not being able to beat the press; the midfield being bullied by a much nastier Arsenal side than we’ve seen for years and the air of resignation hanging around. Was this match a fair reflection of where the two teams are at the moment? In part two, we ask is it old news that we’re not Chelsea anymore? Try and unravel the complicated narrative; ask is it time for a reality check? And ask is Potter lucky or unlucky?In part three we have a quick chat about the Champions’ League draw pitting us against Borussia Dortmund and we preview Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup match against Man City. We wrap up in part four with some high-quality emails to read out. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/7/20222 hours, 36 minutes, 39 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #943

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Clayton 'The Houswives Choice' Beerman to look back at Chelsea's 2-1 win against Dinamo Zagreb and ahead to Sunday's clash against Arsenal.In part one we look back at wednesday night's 2-1 win against Zagreb and ask Denis Zakaria – who knew?; and Ben Chilwell and the curse of Chelsea's injured wing backs continues. Chelsea continued to be profilgate albeit in a fairly comfortable win but who should Graham Potter be starting and who shouldn't and is there a case for starting players in their preferred positions? And who do we want/not want in the next round of the Champions' League?In part two we look ahead to Sunday's match against Arsenal; arguably Potters biggest test to date with the Gunners sitting at the top of the Premier League by 2 points. Chidge reveals his team selection and we ask is Arteta a template for how to manage a club in transition? Is this a must win for Potter to prove we can beat a big 6 rival and be in the top 4 before the world cup? And a defeat to Arsenal would mean we could lose all 3 games before the world cup – how big an issue would that be?We wrap up by discussing how do we see it going, complete with our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/4/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 24 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode 89- Keeping up with the James'

This week Dean, Jane and Dayne are joined by Tracy Brown from Chelsea Pride to look back at back to back Kingsmeadow victories.In Part One we discuss Chelsea's 8-0 win over Vllanzia in theChampions League, asking what more can be done to get atmospheres like thatevery week. In Part Two we look at Chelsea's 3-1 win over Aston Villa andchat more about the form of Lauren James. Plus Tracy talks to us about thecontinued importance of support for the Rainbow Laces campaign.And in Part Three we preview Chelsea's upcoming clash withManchester United and ask "are we the underdogs?"We now broadcast LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm UK time. You canlisten by heading to www.mixlr.comand searching 'Went To Mow Kingsmeadow'Follow Tracy on Twitter @ChelseaGirl78 @ChelseaPride_Subscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCWTo join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our summer series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Chelsea FC Women's team head to https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowSubscribe to our YouTube channel for all our Chelsea FC W Takeaway episodes- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @CFCWFanzine, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/4/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 39 seconds
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“Lost the Plotter!” Chelsea FanCast #942

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover to look back at a horrifying defeat to Brighton and ahead to the Champions' League tie against Dinamo Zagreb.On the show tonight, in part one, we discuss the bloody awful kit and the bloody awful performance. Why Potter is to blame for the wrong selection and wrong system; are Sterling and Cucurella victims or villains and was there something familiar about the omnishambles the players produced?In part two, we ask is Potter too clever by half tactically. Has there been too much rotation? And are there genuinely mitigating factors underlying this result and where does Potter go from here. In part three. We look ahead to Wednesday night’s Champions League match at home to Dinamo Zagreb and in part four we have some emails to read out.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/31/20222 hours, 31 minutes, 57 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #941

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Chelsea author Mark Meehan and Football.London Chief Chelsea Correspondent Adam Newson to look back at Chelsea's win against Salzburg and ahead to Saturday's match against Brighton.In part one we discuss Potter selecting a mad line up that worked! Kovacic & Havertz's superb goals masking poor finishing and some excellent football and a professional euro performance securing qualification to the next round. We also quiz Adam about Chelsea's appointment of Laurence Stewart as Technical Director and what it means for Chelsea.In part two we preview the match against Brighton. Chidge reveals his team selection both at the start and end to the match!? Potter could be the 1st English Chelsea manager to go 10 unbeaten since 1906/7 if we don't lose to his old club. Brighton have never beaten Chelsea in Premier League but have been getting closer in recent years. We wrap up by discussing how see it going and revealing our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/28/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 58 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode 88- Winning in the rain

This week Dean and Jane are joined by Kerrie Evans from the Chelsea Women's Supporters Group, as they reflect on Chelsea's away wins against PSG and Brighton.In Part One we discuss Chelsea's impressive 1-0 win in Paris, inPart Two we look at Chelsea's 2-0 win vs Brighton and in Part Three we previewWednesday's Champions League clash with Vllanzia.We now broadcast LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm UK time. You canlisten by heading to www.mixlr.comand searching 'Went To Mow Kingsmeadow'Follow Kerrie on Twitter @KerrieEvans @ChelseaWomenSGSubscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCWTo join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our summer series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Chelsea FC Women's team head to https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowSubscribe to our YouTube channel for all our Chelsea FC W Takeaway episodes- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/28/202242 minutes, 27 seconds
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“Pants!” Chelsea FanCast #940

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Worrall, renowned Chelsea author and publisher of Gate 17 Books to look back at the 1-1 draw against Man Utd and ahead to the Salzburg match,On the show tonight, in part one, we discuss Chelsea’s performance, Kovacic making a difference in more ways than one; the penalty and not managing the game out. In part two, we ask if Potter failed or passed his first big test; is he finding it hard to solve the same problem Lampard and Tuchel had? And we look at the ominous developments in terms of the top four Premier League places.In part three. We look ahead to tomorrow night’s Champions League match away to Salzburg and in part four we have some emails to read out.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/24/20222 hours, 5 minutes, 16 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode 87- Harder Without Hayes

Join Dean, Jane and Dayne as they reflect on Chelsea's 3-1 away win against Everton in the WSL. In Part One we discuss team selection, rue our wastefulness in-front of goal, in Part Two we look at the impact of our substitutes and theNFL style leadership of Emma Hayes and in Part Three we preview Thursday's Champions League clash with PSG.We now broadcast LIVE every Tuesday at 8pm UK time. You can listen by heading to www.mixlr.com and searching 'Went To Mow Kingsmeadow'Subscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCWTo join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our summer series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Chelsea FC Women's team head to https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowSubscribe to our YouTube channel for all our Chelsea FC W Takeaway episodes- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/21/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 14 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #939

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Clayton Beerman to look back at Chelsea's draw away to Brentford and ahead to the match against Man Utd on Saturday.In part one, we discuss the draw away to Brentford with some strange selections and substitutions from Potter and another outsanding performance from Kepa and an excellent cameo from Pulisic. Brentford made it tough for Chelsea who had to settle for a hard earned draw.In part two we look ahead to the match against Man Utd on Saturday. What will Potter's team selection be? And are Utd finding their form under Ten Hag? Is Chelsea's poor recent form against Utd a bit of a myth and how important is it to win given a defeat would put Utd above us in the league?As always we wrap up with our predictions, Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/21/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 20 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast #938 “Two Wrong Wing Backs Don’t Make a Right Wing Back”

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Meehan to look back at Chelsea's 2-0 win away to Villa and ahead to wednesday night's match against Brentford.On the show tonight, we ask is Kepa Lazarus in disguise? Why did Potter stick with wing backs? Applaud a MOUNTainous performance from Mason and a proper win even though Chelsea were often second best, but hard earned with moments of magic.In part two we ask is it time to replace Sterling with Pulisic? How long should we be patient with Havertz? Discuss the possiblity of Gallagher and Broja getting more minutes and more Potter in game wizardry and with Chelsea now unbeaten with 5 wins 1 draw, 13 goals scored, 2 conceded, 4 clean sheets, 4th place and 4 points behind City & Spurs with a game in handl it’s beginning to look a lot like Chelsea!In part three we preview wednesday night's match against Brentford. We discuss the possible team selection and wonder whether Potter will rotate with Utd on Saturday? And looking at Brentford, they appear to be schizophrenic but have only lost to Arsenal at home this season. Ivan Toney is a handful and Brentford, currently in 9th position in the league are clearly no mugs. We discuss how we see it going and give our predictions.We wrap up the show with your emails. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/17/20222 hours, 3 minutes, 24 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #937

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dayne Whittle and Football.London's Chief Chelsea Correspondent Adam Newson to look back at the win against AC Milan and ahead to this week's Premier League match against Aston Villa.We discuss an excellent win and mature performance against AC Milan that put Chelsea top of the group with two matches to play. Aubameyang was on the scoresheet again and Mount was again outstanding.The only blot was Reece James going off injured, and in today's press conference we discovered that the injury may be more serious than thought. We discuss what this may mean as well as the news that Kante will certainly be out for 3 months. With Kante's contract expiring at the end of the season, should the club renew it?In part two Justin Hawthorne from Up The Villa joins us in the 'Opposition View' to discuss what's going wrong with Steve Gerrard's tenure? How close is he to getting the sack and how does Justin see the match against Chelsea going.We wrap up in part three with our preview of the match including Chidge's team selection, how we see the match going and our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/14/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 54 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast #936 - “Sheep in Wolves Clothing”

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dean Mears to look back on a satisfying 3-0 win against Wolves on Saturday and ahead to Tuesday night's Champions' League match against AC Milan.On the show tonight, in part one, we discuss Potter’s changes; the defence looking solid; Mount and Gallagher outstanding and Pulisic and Havertz specialising in irony oh and that man Diego Costa.In part two, we look at Potter’s in game formation changes; ask what difference he is making to the team and applaud the number of home-grown players getting game time.In part three, we have Sheridan Bird, Serie A football writer and broadcaster on the show to preview the match against AC Milan in the San Siro on Tuesday. And in part four we do our own preview of the match against Milan.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/10/20222 hours, 9 minutes, 14 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #935

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Clayton Beerman and Football.London Chief Chelsea Correspondent Adam Newson to look back at Chelsea's 3-0 win against AC Milan on Wednesday and ahead to Saturday's Premier League match against Wolves.In part one we look back at Wednesday night's 3-0 win against AC Milan. It was a good and much needed win for Chelsea but how poor were Milan? Reece James was phenomenal and Ruben Loftus-Cheek was majestic; Auba was on target and Mount looks back on form. All in all, well done, Potter!We also look at Chelsea looking like they are about to apppoint Christopher Vivell from RB Leipzig as Technical Director and with the Man Utd kick off time being announced today, Chidge goes on the warpath.In part two we preview the Chelsea v Wolves match. Chidge delivers his team selection; we ponder the return of Diego Costa and Wolves' horrible form. Finally we discuss how we see it going and give our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/7/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 11 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast #934 “Passive-Aggressive"

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by FanCast regular and Chelsea Supporters' Trust board member and media spokesman Dan Silver to look back at Chelsea's 2-1 win against Crystal Palace and ahead to wednesday night's match against AC Milan.In part one, we discuss the Gallagher and Aubameyang goals, Silva getting away with it; our shakey defence and moribund midfield.In part two, we look at the future for some of our underperforming and fringe players? We also ask what the win will mean for Potter; how much pressure is he under and how much time will he need and how long will it take?In part three, we have Sheridan Bird, Serie A football writer and broadcaster joins us to preview the match against AC Milan. And in part four we preview wednesday night's match against AC Milan.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/3/20222 hours, 4 minutes, 16 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast #933 'Live at the Troubadour with Kerry Dixon'

In the first of our series of live shows from the Troubadour in London, Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Chelsea legend and arguably one of Chelsea's greatest ever strikers...Kerry Dixon.Chidge, JK and Kerry discuss Chelsea's last gasp 2-1 win against Crystal Palace, focussing on Gallagher and Aubemayang's goals, Tuchel's departure, possession based football, false number nines, our expectations of Potter and the Boehly regime and can we choose between winning trophies or having entertaining football. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/3/202248 minutes, 17 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode 86- Hammers Hammered

Jane is back in the hotseat for another of our all women panel shows, which aim to give more women a voice within the footballing media industry. Joining Jane are Tracy Brown from Chelsea Pride and Kerrie Evans from the Chelsea Women Supporters Group, to look back at Chelsea's 3-1 win over West Ham in the WSL this past Wednesday.You can follow Kerrie @KerrieEvans and Tracy @Chelseagirl78Subscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCWYou 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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our summer series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Chelsea FC Women's team head to https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowSubscribe to our YouTube channel for all our Chelsea FC W Takeaway episodes- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/30/202232 minutes, 59 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode 85- Kirb'd Their Enthusiasm

Dean, Jane and Dayne are back together to review Chelsea's first win of the season as they comfortably saw off Manchester City 2-0.In part one we ask if we're the crazy ones for questioning Emma Hayes' decision to start Maren Mjelde and Magda Eriksson against Lauren Hemp and Chloe Kelly, in part two we chat Chelsea's control of the second half, Mjelde's penalty and Lauren James' brilliance. In part three we've got your emails and in part four we look ahead to our rearranged fixture with West Ham United.We're also on Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow.Subscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCWYou 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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our summer series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Chelsea FC Women's team head to https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowSubscribe to our YouTube channel for all our Chelsea FC W Takeaway episodes- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/30/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 7 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #932

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham and from The Athletic, Chelsea correspondent Liam Twomey to chew the fat over the last couple of week's Chelsea news and look ahead to the match against Crystal Palace on Saturday.In part one we discuss 'Potter’s Presser', the form of Mount & Havertz, and will 13 matches in 6 weeks be a help or a hindrance and what do the number of recent departures from Chelsea mean for the club?In part two we look ahead to Graham Potter's first Premier League match in the dugout for Chelsea as they take on Crystal Palace on Saturday. What will his team selection be? Will Conor Gallagher feature against the club he played so well for last season? While Chelsea's Premier League record against Palace is exceptional, how relevant is this considering our recent poor away form and Palace's excellent home form? We wrap up with our predictions for the match. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/30/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 27 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast #931 - Paul Canoville

Stamford Chidge interviews Paul Canoville, Chelsea's first black player and a skilful winger in his day, forever remembered for that game against Sheffield Wednesday.Paul Canoville was Chelsea’s first black player and his story is incredible. Subjected to racist abuse on the terraces, Paul had to show huge strength of character and dignity to win over too many of his own supporters.Highlights of Paul’s all too brief Chelsea career included a hat-trick against Swansea, but he played a crucial part in the legendary 4-4 draw away to Sheffield Wednesday in the Milk Cup in 1985, coming on as a second half substitute with Chelsea 3-0 down. Paul scored twice, his first after just eleven seconds, as Chelsea salvaged a remarkable draw.In arguably one of his most forthright, honest and moving interviews yet, Paul talks about his time as one of John Neal's great side; the players, the matches and the goals and his struggles with racism, drug addiction and homelessness after football. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/27/20222 hours, 32 minutes, 11 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast #930 "Them's The International Breaks"

Stamford Chidge, Jonatha Kydd and Mark Meehan are joined by Chelsea FanCast Patreon's Rob Delsini, Loz Barns and Theo Stanculescu to chew the Chelsea fat in a Chelsea FanCast Q&A.In part one our guests pose questions on the Boehly plan, Graham Potter and which players will be the winners and losers under the new regime.In part two the chat continues with questions on what the plans for the stadium rebuild might be, how will the loaning of players change and have our expectations for the season changed with the sacking of Thomas Tuchel.In part three we have some excellent emails to read and discuss and a quick round up of the winners and losers of the Chelsea FanCast Prem Predictions League week 7. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/23/20222 hours, 24 minutes, 56 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow Episode 84 - Lacklustre in Liverpool

For the first match review of the season, Dean and Jane are joined by Kerrie Evans from the Chelsea Women's Supporters Group to discuss Chelsea's shock 2-1 defeat to Liverpool.In part one we ask if Emma Hayes played it too safe and talk about the issues with the midfield, in part two we chat Chelsea's implosion and talk about the new performances of our new signings. In part three we've got your emails and in part four we look ahead to Sunday's clash with Manchester City.Follow Kerrie on Twitter @KerrieEvans. We're also on Instagram @WentToMowKingsmeadow.Subscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCWYou 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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our summer series celebrating the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Chelsea FC Women's team head to https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadowSubscribe to our YouTube channel for all our Chelsea FC W Takeaway episodes- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/22/202257 minutes
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50 Years of Chelsea: 2003-2004 Pt 2

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Chelsea authors Mark Meehan and Mark Worrall to look back at Chelsea's 2003-04 season.In part two we pick up the story in the New Year and as is traditional the focus was on the FA Cup. It took a replay to get past Watford and then a fraught 1-0 win away to lowly Scarbrough before a 5th round tie against our nemesis Arsenal. Jose Antonio Reyes two goals in the second half make it four years in a row that Arsenal knocked Chelsea out of the FA Cup. Sickening, and made worse by a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in the League days later. Would we ever beat Arsenal? At that moment it seemed unlikley.Meanwhile, Chelsea were progressing to the Champions League quarter finals courtesy of a 1-0 win away to Stuttgart Chelsea's 16th away win of the season and a new record. But who would their opponents be? Arsenal of course!Chelsea drew the first leg at home 1-1 in a cagey affair where Desailly was sent off. But could Chelsea do what no team had managed to do this season and beat Arsenal? In one of the most dramatic and memorable matches in the club's history, Chelsea won 2-1 with Wayne Bridge's winning goal (that sent us out of control) three minutes time meaning 17 games of hurt were now over. Arsenal players were on their knees and in tears and disbelief at the final whistle. Claudio Ranieri was in tears too and we were ecstatic. Joyous. The casualty of our European success was the league where a 0-0 draw at home to Middlesbrough, a 3-2 defeat away to Villa and 0-0 draw at home to Everton ended our title hopes. It all came down to the Champions' League semi-final, against unfancied Monaco, managed by former blue Didier Deschamps.In the away leg, under pressure Ranieri who had been called a 'dead man walking' for several weeks now, completely lost the plot. Not helped by having to play Ambrosio due to Cudicin's lengthy spell injured and some extraordinarily bizzarre substitutions when we should have held out for a 1-1 draw, the 3-1 defeat left Chelsea a mountain to climb in the second leg. This proved to be the case although Chelsea were unlucky to concede a goal thanks to Ibarra's hand on the stroke of half-time when 2-0 up and looking good. Ulitmately Chelsea and Ranieri had blown it in the first leg.A good 1-1 draw and a 1-0 defeat of Leeds to relegate them was enough to secure Chelsea's highest league position since 1955, but this was not enough for Abramovich as Ranieri's walk came to an end a few weeks later. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/19/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 55 seconds
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50 Years of Chelsea: 2003-2004 Pt 1

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Chelsea authors Mark Meehan and Mark Worrall to look back at Chelsea's 2003-04 season.On July 1st 2003, Chelsea and English football changed for ever. Roman Abramovich bought debt ridden Chelsea for £60m and then embarked on the biggest spending spree ever seen; £111m on 11 players including Glen Johnson; Wayne Bridge; Damien Duff; Geremi; Juan Sebastien Veron; Joe Cole; Adrian Mutu; Hernan Crespo and Claude Makalele. Surely this woudl mean a serious tilt at Chelsea's first league title since 1955?Claudio Ranieri remained manager and he must have felt like a kid in a sweet shop. The new look Chelsea started well with their first surprise defeat at home to Besiktas in the Champions' League and a less surprising but routinely disappointing defeat away to Arsenal in October. Nevertheless, Chelsea were top of the league in October and November with some impressive wins against Newcastle and Man Utd in the league and a 4-0 drubbing away to Lazio in the Champions League.However, December brought a couple of blips with the 2-1 defeat at home to Bolton and 4-2 defeat at Charlton which left Chelsea in 3rd at the end of the year. We had also been knocked out of the Carling Cup by Aston Villa who were third from bottom at the time.This was not what Roman Abramovich expected having spent a fortune on players, even though Chelsea had accrued their biggest points total ever for that stage of the season. Rumours abounded that Abramovich, aided by new Chief Executive Peter Kenyon were on the look out for a new manager, not helped with Sven Goran Erikson spotted next to Abramovich in the director's box. Maybe Ranieri had too many good players to choose from and as ever, could not resist the urge to tinker?All this while the best performing players were all players who were at the Club before Abramovich arrived, with Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Frank Lampard and John Terry all prominent.So, all to play for in the second half of the season, but could Chelsea hunt down Arsenal, who, ominously had yet to be beaten in the season thus far. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/19/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 45 seconds
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“From SALT to Salzburg” Chelsea FanCast #929

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Clayton Beerman to look back at Graham Potter's first game in charge against Salzburg and Todd Boehly getting salty in New York.In part one we discuss Todd Boehly's interview at the SALT Conference in New York this week. This is the first we’ve heard on the 'Boehly Plan'; should he have spoken to the football media & supporters first rather than a bunch of financiers and businessmen? Was there equivocation regarding a return to the ESL? Why all the furore about the All-Star game and is the multi-club model a good idea?In part two we look back at Chelsea's oh so familiar 1-1 draw in the Champions' League against Salzburg. Potter's team selection and formation raised a few eyebrows and while there was more energy, as expected, chances were squandered and defensive frailties cost us. It all seemed a bit 'meet the new boss, same as the old boss'. With Mount looking back to his old self and Broja impressing as a substitute there may be the first seeds of hope, but how long will it take Potter to mould this side into something resembling a successful Chelsea side and can he deliver Top 4 to Boehly? We wrap up with some great emails to read out. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/16/20221 hour, 37 minutes
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“Is Graham Potter Magic?” Chelsea FanCast #928

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Meehan to reflect on the weeks Chelsea news and preview the Champions' League match against Salzburg on Wednesday night.On the show tonight, in part one, we discuss Tommy T’s farewell message, the Club’s absent PR and Boehly blowing money on managers, like, er Roman. And how can Boehly make Chelsea more successful like they keep saying they will?In part two, we look ahead to the Champions’ League match against Salzburg on Wednesday. We take a look at Potter’s likely team selection, ask who are Salzburg and discuss how we see the match going.In part three, we have no less than 7 fantastic emails mainly about the whole Boehly, Tuchel and Potter saga.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/12/20222 hours, 15 minutes, 1 second
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Chelsea FanCast #927 'Auf Wiedersehen Tommy T'

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Alex Churchill and Adam Newson from Football.London to discuss what led up to Thomas Tuchel leaving Chelsea and will Graham Potter's appointment deliver the success the owners want.In part one, we ask if Thomas Tuchel's sacking was inevitable with the relationsip with the new owners irreconcilable? Was it down to the owner's naievity and interference? How culpable was Tuchel and what was the players role? We also pay tribute to Tuchel's 19 months at the club and the legacy he leaves.In part two, we discuss Graham Potter's appointment as manager. Is Potter the answer? He's good potentially but unproven at elite level. What should Potter's priorities be and what can we expect from him in terms of players and playing style. And finally we ask is the owner's long term vision for the club compatible with success and what actually is the long term vision? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/9/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 45 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 83- Season Preview

For the first podcast of the 2022/23 season, Dean is joined by Jay Woolmington and Mia Eriksson to preview the upcoming season.  We discuss; transfers, pre-season form, tactics, assess our WSL rivals and give some predictions of our own, plus much more! Follow Mia on Twitter @Mia_Eriksson and @TheirPitch and Jay @JayWoolmington and @WAGNP_CFC Subscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCWYou 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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/7/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 34 seconds
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“Chilly con Cornet” Chelsea FanCast #926

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Alex Churchil lto look back at a much needed win against West Ham and ahead to Chelsea's opening Champions' League match away to Dinamo Zagreb.In part one we ask was fear stifling creativity in the first half? Ben Chilwell came on and changed the game with a man of the match cameo and is looking like pre-injury Should he now start ahead of Cucurella? With all the furore over the first West Ham goal and the goal that VAR cancelled out, we ask is it time to bench Mendy And we asses the impact that Broja had in the second half.In part two we ask has Tuchel found the right system for the personnel with the 3:1:4:2 formation? Are there question marks over Jorginho's future with Cheek looking confortable in the deep lying role? And we applaud the Chelsea players stomach for the fight with a much needed win which they can build on.In part three we have some great emails to read out and we wrap up in part four previewing the Dinamo Zagreb v Chelsea match. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/5/20221 hour, 55 minutes, 26 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #925

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Chelsea FanCast regular Mark Meehan and Liam Twomey from The Athletic to look back at the defeat to Southampton, Chelsea's transer business and today's press conference with Thomas Tuchel.In part one, we discuss the defeat to Southampton in midweek and Chelsea's transfer business with Liam Twomey from The Athletic. At Southampton in midweek another poor performance against a weaker side and defensive frailties exposed by a fragile midfield. We ask are Chelsea soft?Liam analyses Chelsea's transfer business and we ask has Tuchel got everything he needs? We now have a striker and defence has been sorted, but what about midfield? And the deadweight has been shipped out but why did Billy Gilmour go?In part two we look ahead to the Chelsea v West Ham match. Is Tuchel's assertion that “We are a club in transition and we are paying the price for the last half a year of insecurity” valid? West Ham have been in patchy form, but played well v Spurs and are good on the counter and physical, which is worrying. Surely we can’t be as bad again; can we toughen up in time? And is Tuchel right that with the window shut everyone will know where they are and will now be 100% committed? We wrap up by discussing how we see it going, our predictions for the match and a catch up on week four of our Prem Predictions League. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/2/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 15 seconds
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“Sterling Effort” Chelsea FanCast #924

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Alex Churchill to look back at a hard earned win against Leicester on Saturday and ahead to Tuesday night's match away to Southampton.On the show tonight, in part one, we we discuss Gallagher’s sending off and it’s potential impact on him; Tuchel’s changing formations; some outstanding performances and the return of team spirit.In part two, we look at the two sides of Havertz; praise Sterling and Chalobah and worry about Mount’s form and discuss why Chelsea will need a big squad going forward with one eye on the transfer window shutting on Wednesday night.In part three, we have some cracking emails to read out and we wrap up in part four with a preview of the Southampton v Chelsea match on Tuesday.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/29/20222 hours, 5 minutes, 21 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #923

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover and Liam Twomey from The Athletic to look ahead to this weekends match against Leicester.In part one, Chidge, JK, Tony and Liam discuss Friday's press conference with Thomas Tuchel including Tuchel's thoughts on his touchline ban; how to deal with Kante being out for 4 weeks and the suspension of Koulibaly; plus positive news that Kovacic will be available after injury for 20 mins. With the current injuries does Liam expect any new arrivals and departures as we enter the last few days of the transfer window? Plus we have a look at the Champions' League and Carabao Cup draws.In part two we preview the Chelsea v Leicester match and look at Chidge's Team selection. Who replaces Koulibaly? Will Gallagher start in midfield again? Meanwhile at Leicester Brendan Rogers is in trouble with no signings and Leicester are the only Premier League team without a win this season! James Maddison is a doubt and Fofana, wanted by Chelsea, is on the naughty step. But does Chelsea’s poor home form; poor defensive form and poor recent form at home v Leicester mean we should be more cautious than usual? All will be revealed as we discuss how we see it going and give our score predictions.We wrap up with the Prem Predictions League movers and shakers from week 3 and announce the return of the Kerry Dixon banner in the Matthew Harding stand for saturday's match against Leicester. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/26/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 23 seconds
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“Shock and Aaaah” Chelsea FanCast #922

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Marco Worrall, renowned Chelsea author and publisher to look back at a shocking 3-0 defeat away to Leeds.On the show tonight, in part one, we run the rule over the team selection; despair at being out run, out fought and out coached; fume at the Mendy disaster class and another achilles heel, set pieces and ask is there any sympathy for Koulibaly?In part two, like a broken record we discuss failing to finish; Conor Gallagher’s debut; ponder Tuchel’s system malfunction, his post-match comments and new contract; ask is transition a valid argument and will new players coming in or losing more deadweight help?In part three, we have some cracking emails to read out.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/22/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 10 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #921

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Meehan and Adam Newson, Chief Chelsea Correspondent for Football.London to look ahead to this weekends match against Leeds United.In part one, Chidge, JK, Martin and Adam discuss Friday's press conference with Thomas Tuchel. With Kante out for weeks; Broja days; Kovacic still out and Pulisic a doubt, are Chelsea facing an injury crisis already? Should we be worried about Kante’s future…again? Does this prove the need for squad depth and quality? Talking of which Chelsea have signed Casadei from inter Milan; but what about Gordon, Fofana, FDJ and Aubameyang?Like us, Thomas Tuchel is not impressed with Mike Dean’s apology and turning to the match against Leeds this Sunday Tuchel is expecting a high-intensity game, a high-pressing team from Leeds and a very emotional stadium. Is Adam?In part two we preview the Leeds United v Chelsea and look at Chidge's Team selection. Will Conor Gallagher get the nod over Loftus-Cheek in Kante's absence?Leeds have injuries to Ayling, Bogusz, Dallas, Firpo & Bamford, Cooper, Gelhardt doubtful as well as losing Raphina and Philips in the transfer window so will this make life easier for Chelsea at a ground where they have never won back-to-back matches?Tuchel alluded to Leeds press causing mistakes and chaos; is this a worry for us? And it's remarkable to face two of our oldest rivals in our second and third matches of the season, we explain the rivalry with 'Dirty' Leeds and Chidge and JK whip the whippetts out and it all goes a bit Yorkshire parody!We wrap up by discussing how we see it going and give our score predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/19/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 35 seconds
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“Taylor, Taylor, You’re A Conte!” Chelsea FanCast #920

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Darren 'Dazza' Mantle who returns to the show after an absence of 7 years!On the show tonight, in part one, we discuss whether Taylor is corrupt or incompetent for the 898th time. We also look at Tuchel and Conte’s handshakes and handbags as well as Koulibaly marking his home debut with a cracking goal and proclaim yet again that there is nothing like Reece James.In part two we discuss our domination of Spurs and the massive improvement in performances all round; our inability to finish notwithstanding. We also talk about interesting subs, Kante’s injury and the great atmosphere.In part three, we have some cracking emails to read out.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/15/20222 hours, 2 minutes, 9 seconds
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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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/12/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 41 seconds
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“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 issueIn part three, we have some cracking emails to read out, and the results from the first week of our Prem Predictions league.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/8/20222 hours, 51 seconds
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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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/4/20221 hour, 53 seconds
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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 @ HonestlyChelseaFCWYou 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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/2/202230 minutes, 54 seconds
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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.comIf you’d like to be part of another episode then message @ChelseaChadder on Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/2/202247 minutes, 1 second
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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.comIf you’d like to be part of another episode then message @ChelseaChadder on Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/30/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 9 seconds
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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.comIf you’d like to be part of another episode then message @ChelseaChadder on Twitter. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/30/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 6 seconds
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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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/29/20222 hours, 4 minutes, 31 seconds
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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... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/26/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 46 seconds
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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? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/25/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 20 seconds
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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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/16/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 56 seconds
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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... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/16/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 6 seconds
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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 GascoigneJohn 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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/16/202246 minutes, 37 seconds
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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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/8/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 41 seconds
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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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/4/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 27 seconds
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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. Subscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCWYou 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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/30/202235 minutes, 59 seconds
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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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/27/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 41 seconds
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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 @ HonestlyChelseaFCWYou 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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/25/202240 minutes, 20 seconds
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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 Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/24/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 36 seconds
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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 day. ‘His name is Tommy Baldwin, he’s the leader of the team…' very few who saw him play would argue with that and we all know what would happen if you did! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/20/202249 minutes, 27 seconds
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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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/18/202242 minutes, 8 seconds
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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… Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/13/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 49 seconds
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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 or from Gate17 Books Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/10/202256 minutes, 41 seconds
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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 @ HonestlyChelseaFCWYou 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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/9/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 13 seconds
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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.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/7/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 59 seconds
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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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/6/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 54 seconds
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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.    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/30/20222 hours, 16 minutes, 47 seconds
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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. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/27/20222 hours, 9 minutes, 46 seconds
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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, 'For Better Or Worse' 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 or from Amazon. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/27/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 18 seconds
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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 @ HonestlyChelseaFCWYou 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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/27/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 16 seconds
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“Pub 1 Chelsea 0” Chelsea FanCast #903

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dan Silver and Dayne Whittle to look back at Chelsea's last match of a very long season against Watford.On the show tonight, in part one, we discuss Tuchel’s odd team selection and subs; a great goal by Havertz, a poor one to concede thanks to Saar’s ball watching and Barkley’s bizarre winner; oh and Chilwell making a cameo appearance.In part two we discuss the end of term feeling, before, during and after; the end of an era; end of Dean; end of Roy and end of Rudi and ask who else? We’ll also discuss Mason Mount Chelsea’s Player of the Season, the amazing We Are The Shed banner; look at some player stats for the season, oh and Todd Boehly and his crew were in the house again.In part three, we have some cracking emails to read out, a question from Discord and the final table for our Prem Predictions league.   Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/23/20222 hours, 30 minutes, 46 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Eps 77- Done the Double

This week Dean and Jane are joined by Kerrie Evans, from the Chelsea Women's Supporters Group and Tracy Brown, co-chair of Chelsea Pride to celebrate Chelsea's FA Cup success vs Manchester City. In Part One we look back on the 3-2 win in extra time, reliving all the drama as it happened.  And in Part Two we talk about the day out at Wembley, which ended with Jane, Tracy and Kerrie partying with the Chelsea squad and the FA Cup trophy at Box Park. You can follow Kerrie on Twitter @KerrieEvans and Tracy @ChelseaGirl78 and @ChelseaPride_ Subscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCWYou 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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/20/202255 minutes, 37 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #902

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham and Adam Newson, Chief Chelsea FC correspondent for Football.London tp look back at the draw against Leicester and ahead to the final match of the season against Watford.In part one we look back at Thursday nights 1:1 draw against Leicester, a microcosm of the season – shambolic at the back, toothless in attack and the two sides of Alonso! We ask now third place has been confirmed, how much of a relief is it? We discuss Friday's press conference: - a challenging season, home form, finishing & injuries, the Tuchel banner, closing the gap on Liverpool & City & rebuilding and the importance of Kante.In part two we preview Chelsea v Watford, starting with Chidge's team selection. We discuss woeful Watford, Roy Hodgson’s last game in charge, are we releived it's the final match of the season, and what will the 'lap of appreciation' be like and will it mark the end of an era? All this plus how we see the match going and our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/20/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 1 second
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Chelsea FanCast Special #901: 'Out of the Blue'

Stamford Chidge interviews Gary Thacker, author of a new book focusing on Chelsea's extraordinary Champions' League campaign of 2012, culminating in the club's first European Cup trophy.By the early months of 2012, it was clear that the appointment of Andre Villas-Boas as head coach at Chelsea wasn't delivering the required success. Instead, the club was spiralling towards its worst season of the Roman Abramovich era. On 4 March, Villas-Boas was dismissed, with his former assistant Roberto Di Matteo made interim head coach until the end of the season. Struggling in the league and with their place in the Champions League in peril, it was an appointment designed to make the best of things until a permanent replacement could be sought in the summer. Instead, under Di Matteo's guidance, Chelsea embarked on a run of performances that not only led to an FA Cup triumph, but resurrected their European hopes with improbable victories over Napoli, Benfica and Guardiola's all-conquering Barcelona before, against all odds, winning the Champions League by defeating Bayern Munich in their own stadium. This is the story of a triumph that came out of the blue. Out of the Blue is the extraordinary story of Chelsea’s recovery from a season seemingly in terminal decline and describes the story of how the club's worst season in more than a decade ended with ‘The greatest night in the history of Chelsea Football Club’ (Martin Tyler - Sky). It relates how Roberto Di Matteo took over a club in turmoil and delivered FA Cup and Champions League triumphs against all oddsThe book picks up the story from Terry's tears in Moscow and takes it on, through various managers, to the triumph in Munich and tells the story of a team that was on the brink of elimination so many times, but survived to triumph. It gives the details, plus many of the surrounding stories, of all Chelsea's Champions League games together with exclusive insight from interviews with celebrated journalists and authors in Portugal, Spain and Germany as Chelsea toured the continent in search of glory.Out of the Blue relives the rollercoaster and emotionally draining events in Barcelona and Munich that almost defy belief and contains interviews with a collection of Chelsea fans, including Chelsea FanCast's Mark Worrall, as they followed the club's progress: their hopes, fears and, ultimately, celebrations.Gary Thacker is an established author and journalist who writes for numerous magazines and websites, including The Guardian Sports Network and newspapers in Spain. He was shortlisted for Blogger of the Year by the FSF in 2017, and has guested on BBC and talkSPORT radio. A member of These Football Times' Senior Leadership Team, he also appears on podcasts and hosts the popular 'Political Football' series. This is his sixth bookOut of the Blue can be purchased from Amazon, around the world, for £16.99 or cheaper using this link Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/19/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 55 seconds
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“Making History & Reviling it” Chelsea FanCast #900

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Marco Worrall and Mark Meehan to reflect on a bitterly disappointing FA Cup Final defeat by the smallest of margins last Saturday.In part one we look at the shambolic start to the match for Chelsea and Chidge! With Liverpool only beating Chelsea on penalties after 7 hours of football, do Chelsea have a way to go to catch up or are the teams more evenly matched than most pundits admit? And did Chelsea pay the penalty for poor finishing?In part two, wasTuchel hamstrung by the late injuries to Werner & Havertz and last minute withdrawl of Christensen? Which Chelsea players stood out? After 3 Cup final defeats in a row, which hurt most? How disappointing has the season been and was Saturday a classic example of a good day out with your mates, ruined by a football match or in this case a penalty shoot out? In part three we have this week's emails and we wrap up the show in part four with a preview of Thursday night's Chelsea v Leicester match. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/16/20222 hours, 29 minutes, 4 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #899

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham to look back at the victory away to Leeds, catch up on the Chelsea news and look ahead to the FA Cup final against Liverpool.In part one, Liam Twomey from the Athletic to catch up with this week's Chelsea news, today's press conference and look back at 3-0 defeat of Leeds United. A superb result, superb performance with  Pulisic impressive, Mount & James at their best and Chalobah finally getting a recall. All this plus Lukaku scoring 3 goals in 2 games. On the downside, Leeds proved that they are still very much Dirty Leeds with Daniel James putting Kovacic out of the game with a horrible tackle. But, more important Chelsea now only need one more win to finish third in the league.We also discuss today's press conference - will Kovacic & Kante be fit and Lukaku’s agent causing trouble & will Lukaku start up front?In part two we welcome back football writer, Tony Evans, for the Opposition View. We ask Tony what he thinks about the Chelsea take over? Liverpool’s FA Cup history; Liverpool’s FA Cup history v Chelsea. How important is the FA Cup to Liverpool fans? Has the FA Cup been devalued? Are Liverpool focussing on the FA Cup, Premier League or Champions League? Will Fabinho be a big miss? What are the key match ups? And how does Tony see it going? And in part three we preview the 150th FA Cup final and Chelsea's 16th final. Chidge presents his Team selection; should Lukaku start up front? Who starts in midfield if Kovacic is not fit? We discuss why we love the Cup and Chelsea’s Cup history.  The importance of not losing three in a row? How do we beat Liverpool? Cup Final Match Day rituals and how do we see it going. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/13/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 49 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 76- Back To Back To Back

This week Dean. Jane and Dayne are joined by Kerrie Evans, from the Chelsea Women's Supporters Group and Tracy Brown, co-chair of Chelsea Pride to celebrate Chelsea's third successive WSL title win. In Part One we look back on the 4-2 win over Manchester United that secured the title, reflecting on what it was like inside Kingsmeadow as the celebrations began.  And in Part Two we look ahead to Sunday's FA Cup Final at Wembley against Manchester City You can follow Kerrie on Twitter @KerrieEvans and Tracy @ChelseaGirl78 and @ChelseaPride_ To register interest in our Future BallHerz campaign please fill out this form.Subscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCWYou 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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/10/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 48 seconds
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“Throwing It All Away” Chelsea FanCast #898

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover and Alex Churchill to look back at another episode of Chelsea throwing it all away in the last minute against Wolves!On the show tonight, in part one, we ask how well did Lukaku and Pulisic do; another appalling referee; Tuchel’s post-match points and his strange substitutions and like death and taxes, Chelsea getting done in the transition again.In part two we ask is it the players or Tuchel at fault; how much of a clear out do we need and how does this leave us in the top 4 run in. Oh, and what did we think of Todd Boehly’s presence at the Bridge?In part three, we have some cracking emails to read out and to wrap in part four we preview Wednesday night’s match against Leeds. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/9/20222 hours, 25 minutes, 54 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #897

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Clayton Beerman and Liam Twomey from the Athletic to catch up with this week's Chelsea news and preview the match against Wolves.In part one we discuss the furore over Roman supposedly reneging on the loan to the club and the Boehly bid progressing while Ratcliffe's bid is dismissed. In part two we catch up with todays press conference with Thomas Tuchel. Kante and Jorginho are out, Tuchel suggests that its difficult to create chances v Wolves so we'll need a high tempo! Are there concerns that Chelsea are losing their edge and is he frustrated at the takeover situation and how it is affecting the team? And in part three we preview the Chelsea v Wolves match. Kicking off with Chidge's team selection; should Tuchel freshen it up? With No Bruno Lage due to Covid and Wolves’ recent form suggesting they are on the beach, will this be to Chelsea's advantage? With Chelsea needing just two wins from four matches to secure top 4, how do we see it going and what are our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/6/20221 hour, 42 minutes, 52 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 75- One more win

This week Dean and Dayne are joined by Tracy Brown, co-chair of Chelsea Pride.  In Part One we look back on wins over Spurs and Birmingham City. In Part Two we reflect on the news that Jonna Andersson, Ji So-Yun and Drew Spence will be leaving the club, plus we answer some questions from Discord.And in Part Three we look ahead to Sunday's WSL title decider.  You can follow Tracy on Twitter @ChelseaGirl78 and @ChelseaPride_ To register interest in our Future BallHerz campaign please fill out this form.Subscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCWYou 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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/5/202256 minutes, 31 seconds
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“Stop Me If You’ve Seen This Before” Chelsea FanCast #896

STamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham & Dayne Whittle to look back at another frustrating defeat at Goodison Park, to Everton.On the show tonight, in part one, we discuss Lampard’s Everton doing a job on us and the referee; mistakes costing us again and a repeat of so many issues we’ve seen before.In part two we ask is top 4 now in jeopardy and what is going wrong and how can Tuchel sort it out. We also check in with the Chelsea takeover and ask what would it mean if the Boehly bid wins and would Ratcliffe’s bid really be preferable?In part three, we go through the questions from the Discord group and have no less than 5 emails to read out on a variety of topics.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/3/20222 hours, 26 minutes, 21 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #895

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Meehan and Football.London's Adam Newson to discuss the latest news on the Chelsea takeover with a shock late bid from Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Boehly announced as the preferred bidder.In part one, we discuss the latest situation with the Chelsea takeover. What happens next with the Boehly bid being announced as the preferred bid and will Sir Jim Ratcliffe's late bid derail the process. Also what did Nadine Dorries mean by Chelsea being on 'borrowed time' and does this have anything to do with the timing of the Ratcliffe bid?We also catch up on today's press conference and look back at a massively frustrating 1-1 draw against Man Utd last Thursday.In part two, we are joined by massive Everton fan, Dave 'Comedy Dave' Vitty, for the Opposition View. What does Dave think of Super Frank’s appointment? What’s gone wrong for Everton this season? How worried is he about relegation? Does Everton’s record at home to Chelsea give him hope and will Frank try to shithouse Chelsea like he tried against Liverpool? And Dave tells us how he sees it going and gives us his prediction.We wrap up in part three with our preview of Everton v Chelsea, kicking off with our team selection, a look at Everton's form and Chelsea’s poor record at Goodison Park. Will Frank shithouse Chelsea in a match that both teams have to win? We discuss how we see it going and our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/29/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 41 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 74- Ten players zero problems

This week Dean and Dayne are joined by Rob Pratley, Editor of The CFC W Social, to look back at Chelsea's 3-1 win away to Tottenham Hotspur.  We discuss away ends in the WSL, fluke own goals, did Reiten mean it? The bad luck of Bethany England, and the brilliance of Chelsea, plus much more, as we look back on a game that had it all. You can follow Rob on Twitter @RJPJournalism and @CFCWSocial  To register interest in our Future BallHerz campaign please fill out this form.Subscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCWYou 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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/26/20221 hour, 12 minutes, 36 seconds
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“Palpably Relieved” Chelsea FanCast #894

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover to look back at a last gasp and much needed home win against West Ham and ahead to Thursday night's match against Man Utd.On the show tonight, in part one, we discuss the terrible first half and better second half for the team & supporters together with the penalty miss and Pulisic coming to the rescue.In part two we discuss the palpable relief and ask is that Top 4 sorted now. Is the recent poor from down to complacency, fatigue, injuries or being on the beach and we say adios Antonio Rudiger and have an email from Marcus Horberg.In part three, we look ahead to Chelsea’s Premier League match against Man Utd on Thursday night. What team should Tuchel pick? Our dismal Old Trafford record, Man Utd being awful and will playing away suit us and how we see it going. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/25/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 18 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Special #893 with Paul Canoville

Paul Canoville, Chelsea's first black player and longtime friend of the FanCast, joins Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd, Dan Silver and Adam Newson from Football.London to discuss his recent involvement in the Chelsea bidding process.In this Chelsea FanCast special, Canners discusses his involvement in the Bidding process for Chelsea; the importance of diversity going forward and what he's hoping for from the winning bid.Canners also discusses his role as a spokesman for the supporters with campaigns such as re-claiming the Liquidator without the 'we hate Tottenham' bit and his hopes and fears for the new era at Chelsea. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/22/202242 minutes, 5 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #892

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dan Silver from the Chelsea Supporters' Trust and Adam Newson from Football.London to look back at the defeat to Arsenal and ahead to Sunday's match against West Ham.In part one, looking back at the defeat to Arsenal we ask is this one on Tuchel? Should Christensen, Lukaku and Sarr start for Chelsea again and how much damage has the defeat done to our position in the top 4? Adam then takes us through today's press conference and discusses the latest 'Takeover' news with Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams added to the Broughton bid.In part two, James Jones from We Are West Ham joins us for the 'Opposition View' and discusses West Ham's season, their Europa League campaign and hopes for Top 4. Will they have one eye on their Europa League match against Eintracht Frankfurt and how will they cope with defensive injuries. James tells us how he sees the match going and gives us his prediction.In part three, we wrap up by looking ahead to the Sunday's match against West Ham. We give our team selection, ask is this a must win match and dispecl the myth of West Ham's record at Stamford Bridge. Finally, how do we see it going and what are our predictions? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/22/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 46 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 73- Chelsea 2 Squirrels 0

This week Dean, Jane and Dayne are joined by Kerrie Evans from the Chelsea Women's Supporters Group to discuss Chelsea's 2-0 win over Arsenal in the FA Cup Semi-Final. Jane and Kerrie bring us all the lowdown from inside Meadow Park, as Chelsea fans yet again made Borehamwood their own.  Plus we discuss all the action, including wonder strikes from Guro Reiten and Ji So-Yun. And another impressive defensive display from the Blues.  We also send our support to Fran Kirby. You can follow Kerrie on Twitter @KerrieEvans To register interest in our Future BallHerz campaign please fill out this form.Subscribe to all Dean's Chelsea FC W articles @ HonestlyChelseaFCWYou 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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/20/202237 minutes, 4 seconds
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“Ruben Lofty-Heights” Chelsea FanCast #891

Stamford Chidge is joined by Clayton Beerman and Alex Churchill to look back at Sunday's FA Cup semi-final victory over Crystal Palace and ahead to Wednesday night's match against Arsenal.On the show tonight, in part one, we discuss the redemption of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and the insurmountable Mason Mount and ask whether there’s a case to be made for a 4:3:3 going forward. In part two we continue the Chelsea v Crystal Palace review by asking whether a rejuvenated Timo Werner has a future and the same with Lukaku? And with Chelsea reaching their 5th FA Cup final in 6 years, how important will it be to win after losing the last two.In part three, we look ahead to Chelsea’s Premier League match against Arsenal tomorrow night. What team should Tuchel pick; how is Arsenal’s form and what are their main threats and how do we see it going. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/19/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 12 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #890

With Stamford Chidge struck down by Covid, Dean Mears takes the helm and is joined by Jonathan Kydd, Dayne Whittle and Liam Twomey from the Athletic to look back to Chelsea's Champions' League defeat to Real Madrid and ahead to the FA Cup semi-final against Crystal Palace.In part one, we discuss the latest news from the Chelsea takeover, with the Ricketts withdrawing their bid, Liam Twomey explains what it all means.In part two, we discuss the honourable defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions' League. A Tuchel masterclass with some superb performances and some surprisingly good ones too.In part three, we wrap up by looking ahead to the FA Cup semi-final against Crystal Palace. Is Palace's form anything to worry about? What will Tuchel's team be? Will extra time on Wednesday and disappointment be an issue? Is Antony Taylor the biggest threat? And how do we see it going and what are our predictions? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/15/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 40 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #889

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Mark Meehan and Adam Newson from Football.London, to look back at the defeat to Real Madrid and ahead to Chelsea's match against Southampton. In part one we ask what’s going on with the defence #2 and discuss Mendy's ‘mare. We also ask has the international break burst the Chelsea bubble? Have Christensen, Lukaku and Werner made themselves unpickable and with Tuchel seething thinkind the tie os over, is it?In part two we look ahead to Saturday's match against Southampton, starting with our team selection. We look at Southampton's current form and discuss whether Tuchel will approach this game with one eye on Tuesday night's match against Real Madrid. We wrap up by discussing how we see it going and give our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/7/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 40 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 72- High Five!

This week Dean and Dayne are joined by Ben Gilby and Mia Eriksson to look back at Chelsea's 5-0 win over Reading in the WSL. We discuss; the decision to play Jess Carter over Niamh Charles, the role of Sophie Ingle in midfield, the brilliance of Erin Cuthbert, the confidence of Bethany England and much much more! You can follow Ben on Twitter @BenGilby1 and Mia @Mia_Eriksson  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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/4/202258 minutes, 57 seconds
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“Post International Break Chelsea Blues” Chelsea FanCast #888

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham to look back at a shocking 4-1 defeat to Brentford on Saturday.On the show tonight, in part one, we ask what the fuck happened? Did Tommy T get it wrong? Was it the affects of the international break? And where was the Chelsea defence, and frankly we do care!In part two we continue the Chelsea v Brentford review by celebrating Rudiger’s goal but not for quite as long as he did; ask have the last couple of weeks caught up with Tuchel and his team or was it just a bad day at the office like it was against West Brom last season.In part three, no fannies as no one deserved any but we do have one email and we have an update with what’s going on with the Chelsea takeover and to wrap up in part four we look ahead to Chelsea’s Champions’ League quarter final 1st leg against Real Madrid Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/4/20221 hour, 54 minutes, 30 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #887

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham and Daniel Chillds from Football.London, making his debut on the Fancast, to look ahead to Chelsea's match against Brentford and check in with the week's Chelsea news.In part one we look at the latest developments in the sale of Chelsea with more revelations appearing about the short listed bids; the DCMS unbending over selling tickets to members and plans for a #NoToRicketts protest on Saturday before the Brentford match.In part two we discuss Thomas Tuchel's press conference today. Everyone bar Hudson-Odoi is fit, although Pulisic is jet lagged. Azpi extends his contract to 2023; are Rudiger and Christensen going to Barcelona? And Tuchel's method of dealing with the sanctions and the bidding process – focus on the nowIn part three we preview the Chelsea v Brentford match. Looking at Chidge's team selection; the return of Christian Eriksen; Brentford’s form and what will be the International break impact and will Tuchel have one eye on Real Madrid? Finally how do we see it going plus our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/1/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 44 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 71- On Cloud NINE

This week Jane hosts another all female panel show alongside Kerrie Evans from the Chelsea Women's Supporters Group and Tracy Brown from Chelsea Pride, to look back on Chelsea's 9-0 win over Leicester City in the WSL. We discuss; the decision to play Zecira Musovic for a 5th consecutive game, where and how does captain Magda Eriksson fit into the defence, the brilliance of Guro Reiten and much more! Plus we look ahead to Sunday's WSL clash with Reading at Kingsmeadow. You can follow Kerrie on Twitter @KerrieEvans and Tracy @ChelseaGirl78 plus @ChelseaWomenSG and @ChelseaPride_  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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/31/202238 minutes, 47 seconds
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“Question & Answer Show” Chelsea FanCast #886

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham, Mark Meehan, Tony Glover and Adam Newson from Football.London in a special Q&A show.The Boys are joined by some of Chelsea FanCast's Patreon and Discord members for a special Q&A show with discussions on the sale of Chelsea, the shortlist of bidders, what will happen to Chelsea's current board and our transfer strategy and is it more important to have powners who are beyond reproach or who will invest the right amount of money. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/28/20222 hours, 23 minutes, 41 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 70- Five Star Review

This week Dean and Dayne are joined by Matt Ball from World Wide Chels to look back on Chelsea's 5-0 win over Birmingham City in the FA Cup quarter-final. We discuss; the return of Magda Eriksson, natural positions of Drew Spence and Ji So-Yun, who's our number one goalkeeper plus much more! And we look ahead to Wednesday's WSL clash with Tottenham Hotspur. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattJBall98  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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/22/202248 minutes, 32 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 69- Closing the gap

This week Jane is joined by Kerrie Evans from the Chelsea Women's Supporters Group and Rob Pratley from the CFCW Social to look back on Chelsea's 3-0 win over Everton in the WSL.  We discuss; key players returning to fitness, importance of scoring early, controlling the game and importance of winning these games in hand.  Plus we look ahead to Sunday's FA Cup Quarter-Final clash with Leicester City at Kingsmeadow. You can follow Kerrie on Twitter @KerrieEvans and Rob @RJPJournalism  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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/22/202232 minutes, 24 seconds
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My Chelsea - Brian Wolff Chelsea in Chicago

In this episode, Brian Wolff, Head of Chelsea Chicago official supporters group; vice-chair of Chelsea in America; the Overseas rep on the Official Chelsea Fans Forum and long-time designer of many of the banners we see hanging at Stamford Bridge, joins Stamford Chidge to talk about his love of Chelsea.Brian takes us through his first Chelsea match, his favourite matches, players and songs as well as providing us with some insight, as a Chicago Cubs fan, into Tom Ricketts, the Chicago Cubs owner who has put a bid in to own Chelsea.Follow Brian on twitter: @BrienWulffFollow Chelsea Chicago on twitter: @Chelsea_ChicagoChelsea Chicago website: https://www.chelseachicago.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/22/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 5 seconds
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“Into the Valley of Smog Rode the Brave 600” Chelsea FanCast #885

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Martin Wickham and Tony Glover to look back at Chelsea's 2-0 win against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup quarter-final and catch up on all the latest news.On the show tonight, in part one, we look at Tuchel’s team selection. Ask whether Lukaku’s goals are covering up his deficiencies; applaud Ziyech delivering, and Silva shining and ask is Mason Mount back to his best?In part two we continue the review of the Middlesbrough v Chelsea match looking at a professional job well done; Tuchel maintaining the team’s focus in tough circumstances and have a think about the semi-final against Palace, as well as the Champions’ League quarter final against Real Madrid. To wrap up we ask has the break come at a good or bad time?In part three, we have the Fannies for Man of the Match, Celery and Guinness moments, a couple of Discord group questions and loads of emails to read out. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/21/20222 hours, 44 minutes, 35 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #884

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dean Mears to look back at Chelsea's defeat of Lille and ahead to Saturday's FA Cup 1/4 final against Middlesbrough.In part one we look back at Chelsea's 2-1 win against Lille. Was Tuchel's team selection over cautious or sensible? Jorginho conceding a penalty, a great goal from Pulisic and a great time to score and Mason Mount made the difference supplying a great Azpi goal. And Thomas Tuchel post-match antics – heart-warming and he always gets it right.In part two we discuss the latest on Chelsea being sold. The rediculous situation with no tickets for Boro and no Champions’ League tickets. Who are the bidders to date – Boehly; Ricketts; Johnson; Candy/Vialli; Broughton/Coe; Saudi Media and why should we be worried about sports franchises and investment funds buying the club. Plus we report on what the Chelsea Supporters' Trust have been up to this week with an open letter to bidders; a statement on Chelsea’s Boro statement; pressure on the Govt re. ticket sales; lobbying the shadow DCMS spokesperson and Chelsea MP Greg Hands. All to keep up the message where the key aims remain the same.In part three we preview the Middlesbrough v Chelsea FA Cup 1/4 final. What's our team selection? We discuss Chelsea's history with Boro and Boro’s form. We wrap up by discussing how do we see it going including our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/17/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 15 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 68- What sanctions mean for Chelsea FC Women

This week Dean and Dayne are joined by Kerrie Evans from the Chelsea Women's Supporters Group and Tracy Brown, co-chair of Chelsea Pride on what's been a rollercoaster week for Chelsea Football Club. We discuss how the current government sanctions on Roman Abramovich has affected the Chelsea Women's team, what are the potential side effects of reduced financial income, what we want from our new owners plus much more. You can follow Tracy on Twitter @ChelseaGirl78 and @ChelseaPride_ and Kerrie @KerrieEvans  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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/15/202250 minutes, 23 seconds
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“Chelsea 1 Rest of the World 0” Chelsea FanCast #883

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Marco Worrall and Mark Meehan to look back at a crazy week in the world of Chelsea sealed with a last gasp winner against Newcastle.On the show tonight, in part one, we look at Tuchel’s team selection. Ask were we bad, Newcastle good or did we cancel each other out? Should Havertz have been red-carded for elbowing Burn? Should the ref have given a penalty for Chalobah’s clumsy challenge? And talking of referee David Coote, is he another bad referee in a long line of them?In part two we discuss Werner and Lukaku competing to see who is the most inept with a football; how the subs helped, Kovacic especially. We applaud Havertz coming to the rescue and discuss the importance of the win and the emotional release that ensued. In part three, Marco and Mark talk to us about the release of the new Gate 17 book ‘Tales from the Shed’ the profits of which will be going to the Big Stamford Bridge Sleep Out in aid of Stoll Veterans. We also have the Fannies for Man of the Match and some emails to read out.And we wrap up in part four by previewing the Lille v Chelsea Champions’ League match on Wednesday. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/14/20222 hours, 6 minutes, 19 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #882

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Adam Newson from Football.London, Martin Wickham, Tony Glover and Mark Meehan for a Chelsea Fancast summit meeting on the existential threat facing Chelsea due to the Government sanctions.In part one, we recap on the 3-1 win away to Norwich on Wednesday night, only hours after the announcement that Chelsea were to be sanctioned by the Government. Havertz and Mount were in great form in a performance of great character given the circumstances, but it is Thomas Tuchel's handling of the crisis that is truly remarkable. Looking ahead to the Newcastle match on Sunday, we discuss the injuries, press conference, likely team selection and discuss how we see the match going.In part two, we look at the detais of the Government sanctioning Roman Abramovich and what it means for Chelsea. Is it necessary for Roman Abramovich to walk away quickly forsaking any profit or risk the club going bust? How real is the threat of Chelsea going bust or into administration? Does this put Chelsea in a vulnerable position with a potential new owner?In part three we look at what the possiblity of Chelsea being taken out means to us personally. Will the history and heritage of the club live on in a different guise should the unthinakble happen? And what can the supporters do to help the club survive? We look at the great work the Chelsea Supporters' Trust is doing to ensure that Chelsea keep's going, such as protecting the Chelsea Pitch Owners, lobbying the Goverment to implement the Fan Led Review reccomendations such as the Golden Share to protect the ground, location, colours and badge, and ensuring the Government resolves the situation as quickly and transparently as possible.And you can help byJoining the Chelsea Supporters' Trust: https://chelseasupporterstrust.com/cst-membership/registration/Buying a Chelsea Pitch Owners share: https://www.chelseafc.com/en/cpo/buy-a-shareand writing to your local MP Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/11/20222 hours, 6 minutes, 1 second
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 67- Tired and Weir-y

This week Dean is joined by co-chair of Chelsea Pride Tracy Brown and Ollie Glanvill to look back on Chelsea's 3-1 defeat to Manchester City in the Conti Cup Final.  We discuss the loss of key players to injury, lament a poor pitch and Chelsea's inability to adapt.  Plus we look ahead to Thursday's WSL clash with West Ham.  You can follow Tracy on Twitter @ChelseaGirl78 and @ChelseaPride_ and Ollie @OllieGlanvill  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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/8/202239 minutes, 50 seconds
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“There is Nothing Like Reece James” Chelsea FanCast #881

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dan Silver and Dayne Whittle to look back at good old thrashing of Burnley on Saturday and discuss the ramifications of Roman Abramovich putting Chelsea up for sale.On the show tonight, in part one, we look at Tuchel’s team selection, explain why there is nothing like Reece James; discuss Tuchel’s tweak and Havertz - Chelsea’s No 9In part two we discuss why Tuchel is playing a blinder at the moment. Ask if we should be worried about Mason Mount? And we discuss Chelsea we building up a head of steam with a good few weeks coming up?In part three we have the Fannies for Man of the Match and Guinness moment, a couple of Discord questions and some emails to read out.And we wrap up in part four by asking the question: The Roman Empire; is it decline and fall or fall and rise? What kind of owners do we want and not want? What changes should be made and not made? What must be protected and just how worried are we? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/7/20222 hours, 26 minutes, 45 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #880

Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd and Tony Glover look ahead to Chelsea's match against Burnley on Saturday and look back at our win against Luton in the FA Cup last Wednesday. Liam Twomey from The Athletic joins us in part one to discuss the 3-2 win against Luton Town in the FA Cup on Wednesday. A shocking 1st half with Saar and Kenedy poor, but a better 2nd half where Lukaku and Werner both scored. We catch up on today's press conference where the press asked questions of Thomas Tuchel he couldn't answer: the impact of the news that Roman Abramovich is selling Chelsea; Marina Granovskaia's future; Tuchel's future; transfer plans; derailing the season; out of contract players oh and we found out that Azpilicueta is out injured.We wrap up part one by answering some of the questions we have about Chelsea's impending sale. Did Roman have to sell? Who are the potential buyers? What must the new buyers do to get the supporters on-side?In part two, Adam Dennett of the No Nay Never podcast joins us for the 'Opposition View'. We ask him what he thinks about Abramovich selling Chelsea? Burnley's recent form and can they avoid relegaton? Should they have sold Chris Wood to Newcastle? How will Dyche set up and how does Adam see it going and what is his prediction? In part three, Chidge, JK and Tony give their preview of the Burnley v Chelsea match. Chidge gives his Team selection and we discuss Chelsea's record at Burnley; their ability to hurt Chelsea and the importance of finishing chances off and putting the game beyond Burnley's reach, as well as our predictions for the match. We round up the show with a discussion about Roman Abramovich's incredible legacy in his 20 years of owning the club. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/4/20221 hour, 47 minutes, 30 seconds
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“The One That Got Away” Chelsea FanCast #879

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Clayton Beerman and Mark Meehan to look back at the narrowest of defeats to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup Final, and ahead to Wednesday nights FA Cup 5th round tie against Luton.On the show tonight, in part one, we look at Tuchel’s team selection, discuss a game of 2 Halves, of 2 halves and 2 halves. We ask why can’t Chelsea finish and bemoan our luck with decisions?In part two we ask did Tuchel and Chelsea pay the penalty by subbing Kepa on for Mendy for the shoot out? Who were the winners and losers on the pitch for Chelsea? Ask does Chelsea have a Wembley hoodoo with 5 out of our last 6 finals lost? And with Roman Abramovich and Chelsea in the news all week for all the wrong reasons we ask what on earth is going on? In part three we preview Chelsea’s FA Cup 5th round tie with Luton on Wednesday. Suggest Thomas Tuchel’s Team selection for the The Kerry Dixon Derby, find out what we know about Luton? And wrap up with how we see it going and prediction Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/28/20221 hour, 53 minutes, 12 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #878

Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd and Alex Churchill look ahead to Chelsea's Carabao Cup Final against Liverpool on Sunday and recap the Champions League win against Lille this week.Adam Newson from Football.London joins us in part one to discuss the 2-0 win against Lille on Tuesday. A good win, good performance and the pressing and fluidity is back. Havertz v Lukaku is the case proven? Pulisic on the score sheet; Mendy and the defence imperious and Kante’s twin is back! Adam also reports back on Thomas Tuchel's press conference today where he answered questions on selection for Sunday's final? Will he be crazy enough to put James on the pitch, will it be Havertz rather than Lukaku and Mendy or Kepa? And Chelsea's Cup winning mentality –is uit down to Tuchel's "trust yourself, free your mind, release the tension, less details" approach and do Chelsea play better when underdogs?In part two, Chidge, JK and Alex give their preview of the Carabao Cup Final. Chidge gives his Team selection and we ask surely Havertz has to start? What about Mount? Jorginho back or stay with Kante and Kovacic? Mendy or Kepa? We look at the League cup record against Liverpool – do we have the edge and will our hunt for the trophy be helped by Kelleher starting in goal, for Liverpool and Jota and Firmino out injured?We wrap up by asking just how important is winning the Carabao Cup and how do we see it going & give you our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/25/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 57 seconds
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‘The Invisible Man’ Chelsea FanCast #877

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by 'The Smut Buddies', Alex Churchil and Tony Glover to look back at Chelsea's last gasp 1-0 win over Palace and ahead to the Champions' League match against Lille.On the show tonight, in part one, we look at Tuchel’s team selection, some below par performances at a windy Selhurst Park and Hakin Ziyech saving the day.In part two we look at the conundrum that is Romelu Lukaku. Is it poor service, Lukaku not being good enough or is it the wrong system? And we ask are we all getting things slightly out of perspective with Chelsea’s current form. In part three we have the results of this week’s Fannies for the Palace match, a couple of Discord questions and some emails to read out. We wrap up in part four with a look ahead to Tuesday night’s Champions League match against Lille. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/21/20222 hours, 11 minutes, 23 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #876

Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd and Alex Churchill look ahead to Chelsea's return to the Premier League as World Champions this weekend.Liam Twomey from The Athletic joins us in part one to report back on Thomas Tuchel's press confernece today where he answered questions on Azpilicueta, Kepa, Kai Havertz, Mount and James injuries and a settled front three. Cheis Hambling from Back of the Nest joins us in 'Opposition View' tonight talking Crystal Palace, Patrick Viera, Conor Gallagher and Wilfred Zaha plus how he sees the match going and what his prediction is.In part three, Chidge, JK and Alex give their preview of the Crystal Palace v Chelsea match. Chidge gives his Team selection and we ask will Pulisic have a role to play with Mount out, our excellent record v Palace, and the need for our League form to improve, to stay consistent, as there are no margins of error in th final third of the season. We wrap up with how we see it going and our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/18/20221 hour, 18 minutes, 52 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 66- HANDBALL!!

This week Dean and Dayne are joined by Ben (aka Medicine) to look back at Chelsea's 0-0 draw with Arsenal in the WSL this past Friday.  We discuss a disjointed first half vs an invigorated second half, the impact of Ji, the challenge with fatigue and much more You can follow Ben on Twitter @EEmedicine  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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/15/202254 minutes, 56 seconds
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‘We’ve Won it All’ Chelsea FanCast #875

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dan Silver to look back at a history making evening as Chelsea are crowned World Champions.On the show tonight, in part one, we look at Tuchel’s team selection, the injury to Mason Mount, Lukaku’s goal and the soft penalty awarded to Palmeiras.In part two we look at the strange, but arguably match-winning subs by Tuchel, iceman Havertz, Azpi and his key role in the penalty and his status at the club having won it all. And we ask with Chelsea having won it all where next for the club and last but by no means least a massive thank you to Roman Abramovich. In part three we have the results of this week’s Fannies for the Club World Cup final, and we have an email to read out.  Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/13/20221 hour, 55 minutes, 32 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #874

Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd and Dayne Whittle look back at the 1-0 win against Al-Hilal in the semi-final of the Club World Cup and look ahead to the final against Palmeiras.Liam Twomey from The Athletic joins us in part one to look back at the Club World Cup semi-final against Al-Hilal. A case of Deja Vu where Chelsea dominated, couldn't make it count and then let the opposition back in to the game. Kepa kept us in it again and at least Lukaku scored but...Looking ahead to the final, will Kepa or Mendy start and how crucial is it that Thomas Tuchel has made it out there having recovered from Covid-19?A special 'Opposition View' tonight as we are joined by Felipe Vexx and Alex Woodhams, one Brazilian and one Englishman, both Chelsea supporters. They give us the inside track on Palmeiras, their history, their fans, their rivals as well as their key players, style of play and how they can cause problems for Chelsea as they give us their prediction of how it will go and what the score will be.In part three, Chidge, JK and Dayne give their preview of the Chelsea v Palmeiras match. Chidge gives his Team selection and we ask will it be 3 or 4 at the back, Kepa or Mendy and will Lukaku start again? We also look at Tuchel's influence from the touchline and assess why this is an important competition to win and sum up with how we see it going and our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/11/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 48 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 65- Look like Champions

This week Dean and Dayne are joined by Mia Eriksson to look back at Chelsea's huge 1-0 win over Manchester City in the WSL this past Sunday.  We discuss a better 'team' performance and single out some individuals who deserved recongition for an outstanding game.  We also have a quick look ahead to Friday's top of the table clash with Arsenal.  Plus we declare Cadbury's as the better chocolate than any of it's American rivals. You can follow Mia on Twitter @Mia_Eriksson and her podcast Their Pitch @TheirPitch. 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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/10/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 27 seconds
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‘To Beat a Pilgrim’ Chelsea FanCast #873

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Clayton Beerman and Marco 'Gate 17' Worrall to look back at a misfiring Chelsea performance against Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup and ahead to the Club World Cup semi-final against Al-Hilal.On the show tonight, in part one, we look at the awful form of Lukaku and Chelsea’s strikers and try and make some sense of it and in part two we give thanks to the defenders for doing the strikers job and to Kepa for saving the day. In part three we have the results of this week’s Fannies for the Plymouth match, and we have a few emails to read out and in part four we round up the show by looking ahead to Wednesday afternoon’s Club World Cup semi-final against Al-Hilal. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/7/20222 hours, 27 minutes, 59 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #872

Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd & Mark Meehan preview the FA Cup 4th round tie between Chelsea and Plymouth Argyle.Adam Newson from Football.London joins us in part one to report back on today's press conference with Thomas Tuchel. What's the latest injury situation; will any of the Youth players feature; is Kenedy really an option and what's our view on Chelsea's transfer window.In part two, Chidge, JK and Mark preview the Chelsea v Plymouth Argyle FA Cup match. Chidge discusses his Team selection and we ask will the 2 week's off helped Chelsea; how will Argyle set up against us; the Ghosts of Bradford and how we see it going together with our predictions. All this plus a bit of history on Chelsea v Plymouth Argyle fixutres from the past and the players who have played for both Chelsea and Argyle. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/4/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 40 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 64- Three-peat incoming?

This week Jane is joined by Kerrie Evans from the Chelsea Women's Supporters Group and Tracy Brown, co-chair of Chelsea Pride, to reflect on Chelsea's Conti Cup semi-final win against Manchester United, resulting in a third consecutive Conti Cup final. Plus we look ahead to Sunday's visit of Manchester City in a huge WSL clash.  Our all female panel is designed to give more women a voice in the football industry, if you'd like to contact us you can do so by using the channels below. 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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/4/202230 minutes, 48 seconds
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50 Years of Chelsea: 1999-2000 Pt 2

The Chelsea FanCast looks back, season by season, to 50 Years of Chelsea history from 1970 to the present day.Stamford Chidge is joined by Jonathan Kydd and Mark Meehan to look back at the 1998-99 season.In part two, we pick up the season in January. Chelsea are 7th in the Premier League, their league form having suffered from rotation due to participation in the Champions' League. They faced Nottingham Forest in the 4th round of the FA Cup and were making good progress in the Champions League group stage 2.Chris Sutton had been firing blanks and Vialli shocked the football world with the signing in January of AC Milan's George Weah, a former World Footballer of the Year. Weah became an instant Chelsea cult hero by socring the winner against Spurs in the 87th minute to keeo our 10 year unbeaten run against them in tact.Chelsea's league form was still up and down but the FA Cup and Champions' League were a different story. Gillingham were dispatched 6-1 in the FA Cup quarter-final with John Terry scoring his first Chelsea goal and despite defeats to Olympique Marseille and Lazio, a superb 3-1 win against Feyenoord with some of the best football we'd seen from a Chelsea side was enough to set up a mouthwatering and daunting Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona.The 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea scoring 3 goals in 8 minutes will go down as one of the best performances seen at the Bridge. Could Chelsea reach the semi-final of the Champions' League at the first attempt? They had given themselves every chance.It all went horribly wrong in an intimidating Camp Nou where having gone 2-0 down, Flo scored in the 60th minute with a goal that would send Chelsea to the semi-final. We were only 7 minutes away when Barcelona scored the goal that took it to extra-time and after Babayaro was sent off, Barcelona ran out comfortable 5-1 winners (6-4 on aggregate).But the season would still end on a high after two Gus Poyet goals helped Chelsea defeat Newcastle in the FA Cup semi-final and Robbie DiMatteo scored his second FA Cup final goal as Chelsea beat Aston Villa 1-0 to lift the FA Cup for the third time in the last final at the Old Wembley. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/1/20221 hour, 41 minutes, 23 seconds
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50 Years of Chelsea: 1999-2000 Pt 1

The Chelsea FanCast looks back, season by season, to 50 Years of Chelsea history from 1970 to the present day.Stamford Chidge is joined by Jonathan Kydd and Mark Meehan to look back at the 1998-99 season.This season saw Chelsea compete in the Champions' League for the first time. With Gianluca Vialli retiring, Chris Sutton was bought from Blackburn Rovers for £10 million and it was hoped that he would provide the goals to mount a challenge on the elusive Premier League title and deep in to Europe.With the addition of French World Cup winning Captain, Didier Deschamps, Chelsea had a squad full of foreign world class talent and many believed they were set up to do well. The season began with a 4-0 rout of Sunderland and Gus Poyet's stunning goal which augered well.In the first group stage of the Champions' League, Chelsea proved they were at home in Europe's elite competition with impressive draws against AC Milan, home and away and a staggering 5-0 away victory over Galatasary. But Vialli was finding squad rotation difficult and after the highs of european competition, League form suffered with poor results against Watford, Liverpool, Everton, Leeds and most notably Arsenal at home thanks to a 15 minute hat-trick by Kanu.At least Chelsea beat European Champions and treble winners Man Utd 5-0 and even the out of form and out of his depth Chris Sutton scored.In part two we continue the season from January all the way to Wembley via the Camp Nou... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/1/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 50 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 63- Man United Preview Show

This week Dean, Jane and Dayne sit down to preview Chelsea's Conti Cup semi-final clash against Manchester United this Wednesday at Kingsmeadow. We discuss how Emma Hayes will set out her team, who gets a start and how we can stop the WSL's inform team.  Plus we all dream of a Lauren James winner. 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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/1/202223 minutes, 3 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 62- No Cupsets here

This week Dean, Jane and Dayne sit down to discuss Chelsea's 3-1 win over Aston Villa in the FA Cup 4th round. We discuss individual performances rather than a collective unit, the brilliance of Guro Reiten, the continued strength of Millie Bright and Aniek Nouwen, glimpses of Lauren James.  Plus we've got a special message from Richard Claypole, dad to Aimee Claypole, who alongside Emma Thompson, made her Chelsea debut in this game! 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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/1/202235 minutes, 37 seconds
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My Chelsea with Redders

In this episode, 'Redders' whose Twitter videos and new YouTube channel have taken Chelsea Football Twitter by storm, joins Stamford Chidge to talk about his support of Chelsea including his first game, the Full Members' Cup final in 1986, his favourite matches and players, all time Chelsea Hero, best and worst Chelsea moments as well as his favourite Chelsea songs!Follow Redders on Twitter: @ReddersCFCSubscribe to his YouTube channel: Redders CFC Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/28/20221 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 61- Bethany F******G England

This week Dean, Jane and Dayne are joined by Kerrie Evans from the Chelsea Women's Supporters Group to look back at Chelsea's 2-0 win over West Ham. We look at the impact of Bethany England, the performance of Erin Cuthbert and Emma Hayes' revert to a back four formation, plus much more. Plus we look ahead to Saturday's FA Cup 4th round tie against Aston Villa. You can follow Kerrie on Twitter @KerrieEvans and @ChelseaWomenSG  And 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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/27/202254 minutes, 5 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 60- It's the Hope that kills you

This week Dean is joined by Mia Eriksson to discuss Chelsea's 0-0 draw with Brighton and Hove Albion.  We discuss whether this was just an off day or a more systemic problem at Chelsea and ponder what Emma Hayes can do to turn things around.  Plus we look ahead to Wednesday's WSL match against West Ham at Kingsmeadow You can follow Mia on Twitter @Mia_Eriksson and her podcast @TheirPitch And 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 and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/25/202247 minutes, 58 seconds
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“Can We Play You Every Week?” Chelsea FanCast #871

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dan Silver and Mark Meehan to look back at another ritual beating of Spurs!On the show tonight, in part one, we look at Tuchel’s 4:1:4:1 system and ask does it solve the attacking issues. Has Ziyech achieved some redemption after his man of the match performance and a superb goal and while Lukaku was more involved was his performance still not good enough?In part two we applaud some good performances all round, discuss the disallowed goal, no red card for Docherty and no penalty for Schipp’s rugby tackle on Azpi in another case of refereeing incompetence. We also take a look at Chelsea’s indomitable record against Sp*rs and delight in a much needed win. In part three we have the results of this week’s Fannies for the Sp*rs match; some Discord questions and a few emails to read out. In part four we round up the show by looking at Thomas Tuchel one year on from him joining Chelsea. What re his achievements and what more does he have to do? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/24/20222 hours, 17 minutes, 28 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 59- Harder Haunts Hammers + Brighton Preview

This week Jane and Dayne are joined by Medicine to look back at Chelsea's progression to the semi-finals of the Conti Cup thanks to a 4-2 win over West Ham.  Plus we look ahead to Sunday's WSL clash with Brighton and Hove Albion.  You can follow Medicine on Twitter @EEMedicine  To join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/22/202245 minutes, 34 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #870

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd look back at the 1-1 draw against Brighton and look ahead to another crunch match against rivals Spurs. Adam Newson from Football.London joins us in part one to look back at the Brighton match. Was the lacklustre draw down to just a poor performance, or was it due to physical and mental fatigue as Tuchel claimed? After the spat between Lukaku and Ziyech are we talking bad apples or a serious rift in the camp? Has Tuchel exacerbated the problem re-enforcing to the players that they are tired but overplaying some? And how worried are we about Arsenal & Spurs having games in hand? Ricky Sacks from the Last Word on Spurs joins us for 'The Opposition View' this week. Does Ricky think that Spurs can catch Chelsea; how is Conte doing in righting the Spurs ship? How will Spurs set up against Chelsea and how does Ricky see it going, plus his prediction.In part three, Chidge and JK preview the Chelsea v Spurs match. Chidge gives his Team selection and we ask whether the 2 days off will make the difference. What must Tuchel do to get the strikers firing? Should he play 4:2:2:2 again? It's always a must win match against Spurs and invariably Chelsea do but we outline how we see it going and finish off with our predictions. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/21/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 1 second
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Eps 58- West Ham Preview + Chelsea Pride Update

This week Dean is joined by Tracy Brown, Co-Chair of Chelsea Pride to look ahead to Wednesday's Conti Cup Quarter-Final clash with West Ham We discuss whether this long break will be a help or be a hinderance, talk Bethany England having the pressure off, whether Emma needs any forward thinking with her team selection plus much more. Plus Tracy gives us the latest from all the goings on at Chelsea Pride. You can follow Tracy on Twitter @Chelseagirl78 and @ChelseaPride_ To join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo 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-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/18/202236 minutes, 33 seconds
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“The Definition of Madness” Chelsea FanCast #869

Stamford Chidge and Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dayne Whittle and Sam Inkersole from Football.London to look back at the 1-0 defeat away to Man City and ahead to Tuesday night's match against Brighton.On the show tonight, in part one, we look at Tuchel’s questionable team selection where the defence worked but we struggled up front with poor performances from Pulisic and Ziyech.In part two we look at the good and bad of Romelu Lukaku who had a poor game on Saturday, before drilling down on the systemic issues with Chelsea’s failure to get their strikers firing. And while we say auf wiedersehen to the Premier League title, we explain why it’s not all gloom and doom after a 1-0 loss to City away.In part three we have a chat with Dylan Polk from Carefree Louisiana who will be telling us about the Mardi Gras weekend they are planning which just happens to coincide with the Club World Cup in February. And following that we have the results of this week’s Fannies for the City match; some Discord questions and loads of emails to read out. In part four we round up the show with our preview of the Brighton v Chelsea match on Tuesday night. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/17/20222 hours, 32 minutes, 42 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 57- The Everton Preview Show

This week Jane and Dayne are joined by Rob Pratley from The Chelsea Social to look ahead to Sunday's WSL clash with Everton. We discuss potential injuries, the importance of staying close to Arsenal and much more. Plus we hear from Peter J Macca from Everton Women Fan TV Podcast to give us the lowdown on all things Everton. You can follow Rob on Twitter @RJPJournalism and Peter @PeterJMacca & @EWFCTV  To join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our special series, My Daughter The Professional, sign up today at- https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadow Subscribe to our FREE newsletter- https://www. wenttomowkingsmeadow.substack. com Subscribe to our YouTube channel- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/14/202246 minutes, 15 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #868

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Dean Mears to look back at the 1-0 victory against Spurs in the Carabao Cup semi-final 2nd leg and ahead to Saturday's big match against Man City.Adam Newson from Football.London joins us in part one to look back at the Spurs game where Rudiger was just outshone by VAR as the man of the match. Referee Mariner was woeful but it didn't stop Chelsea from reaching their 9th League Cup final. Adam was at today's press conference so we catch up with all the news ahead of the Man City match.David Walker from Read But Never Red joins us for 'The Opposition View' this week. Do City have issues with covid, fatigue, AFCON and injury like Chelsea? Is the title done and dusted. Will Pep go 3 at the back or 4? And how does David see it going on Saturday.In part three, Chidge, JK and Dean preview the Man City v Chelsea match. We look at the team selection and ask how Tuchel will approach the match tactically given, by his own admission, he made a tactical blunder last time against City. We consider the consequences of defeat or victory in Chelsea's pursuit of the title and we discuss how we see it going. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/14/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 44 seconds
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Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 56- The Transfer Special

This week Dean, Jane and Dayne are joined by Medicine to look at all things transfers as the winter transfer window opens up.  We learn more about new signing Alsu Abdullina, discuss Jorja Fox's move to Charlton, assess which areas of the pitch we'd most like to strengthen, debate the importance of Emma Hayes' ability to convince top level players to join the club and hear from some of our listeners on who their dream signings for Chelsea would be. You can follow Medicine on Twitter @EEMedicine   To join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our special series, My Daughter The Professional, sign up today at- https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadow Subscribe to our FREE newsletter- https://www. wenttomowkingsmeadow.substack. com Subscribe to our YouTube channel- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/13/202251 minutes, 43 seconds
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“WE are the Famous CFC” Chelsea FanCast #867

Stamford Chidge & Jonathan Kydd are joined by Tony Glover and Alex Churchill to look back at Saturday's FA Cup victory over Chesterfield and ahead to the Carabao Cup semi-final 2nd leg against Surs on Wednesday night.On the show tonight, in part one, we applaud a fine debut by Lewis Hall and Chelsea getting the job done with a minimum of fuss and Tuchel getting the opportunity to give some much needed rest to key players.In part two we discuss the curious case of Lewis Baker, the great football moment when Chesterfield scored and Chelsea’s classy act of generosity plus the downside of some iffy performances from Pulisic, Werner and Barkley. And we look ahead to Chelsea’s next opponents Plymouth Argyle.In part three we have the results of this week’s Fannies for the Chesterfield match; some emails to read out and a look at the Chelsea FanCast Prem Predictions league.In part four we round up the show with our preview of the Spurs v Chelsea Carabao Cup semi-final 2nd leg on Wednesday night. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/10/20222 hours, 11 minutes, 15 seconds
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Chelsea FanCast Preview Show #866