For the first time in about 5 years, The Chelsea FanCast broadcast live from a pub after the Newcastle match.
Held in the Chelsea Pensioner pub just round the corner from Stamford Bridge, the podcast was a joint effort between Chelsea FanCast and our podcasting cousins from the USA – London is Blue – who were over for the match with a group of fellow Chelsea supporters from the States.
Stamford Chidge was joined by fellow FanCasters Jonathan Kydd, Alex ‘The Girl Who Likes Ball’s’ Churchill and Dan Silver and from London is Blue, Brandon Busbee, Nick Verlaney and Dan Dormer all joined by a lively audience who were definitely fueled by Guinness and enjoying the post match glow of 3 points against the Geordies.
The boys discussed the Newcastle match with Eden Hazard once again on fine form and dazzling us all with a superb 2 goal performance. Unlike Kevin Friend who was not the first referee to put in a stinker at the Bridge.
Of course the return of Rafa was on the agenda and Chidge has plenty to say about the revisionism that seems to have occurred in the 4 years since Rafa thankfully left the Bridge.
The London is Blue boys discuss what it is like for them to watch Chelsea play in the flesh, how much fun the pre and post-match is and how important understanding terrace culture is to them.
Tim Rolls, author of the ‘Diamonds, Dynamos and Devils’ book about the Tommy Docherty Chelsea side of the 1960’s popped in to have a chat about the book and also the new ‘Carefree: Chelsea Chants and Terrace Culture’ book written by Mark Worrall and Walter Otton.
All this plus plenty of questions from the audience and lots and lots of Chelsea songs!
A proper old school Chelsea FanCast-London is Blue mash up!