Chelsea FanCast on Love Sport Radio – the only 100% Chelsea show on the radio! Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd and Jake Watson are joined by very special guest Neil ‘Spy’ Barnett, former Chelsea TV presenter and stadium announcer, talking about his 30 years behind the scenes at Chelsea!
On the show we discuss the fall out surrounding the £5m ‘golden handshake’ for outgoing Premier League Chief, Richard Scudamore and what this and the appointment of new Premier League Chief, Susanna Dinnage , will mean for supporters.
Neil gives us his thoughts on Joe Cole after he announced his retirement from the game at the age of 37 plus the news that struggling Chelsea striker, Alvaro Morata, has been seeing a Psychologist in an attempt to turn his form around.
For the second half of the show, we talk to ‘Spy’ about his 30 years behind the scenes at Chelsea, complete with some hilarious anecdotes; his relationship with Roman Abramovich, the players and the managers; how he became the on-pitch announcer and why he nearly got arrested for winding up opposition supporters and why it all came to an end.
Former Chelsea player, Paul Canoville, a great friend of Neil’s joins us on the phone to talk about the pitch presentations and their overseas tours together.
Plus we have questions for ‘Spy’ from the listeners who phoned in.
Chelsea Fancast is broadcast on Love Sport Radio every Friday from 7.00-9.00 pm. LOVE SPORT is a London radio station and is broadcast on 558 AM and on London DAB along with numerous digital channels. You can listen from anywhere in the world. You can visit lovesportradio.com to listen live to the station and of course you can download LOVE SPORT apps in the android and IOS app stores. You can also listen to LOVESPORT radio through Radioplayer and TuneIn.
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