Stamford Chidge @StamfordChidge
Chidge produces and presents the show. He spent about 30 (wasted!) years Film and TV Producer/Director, and has produced many programmes on football such as ‘The Greatest Goals For/Against Man Utd’; ‘50 Greatest Sportsmen We Love to Love/Hate’; ‘Berlin or Bust’ and ‘The WKD Shed Sports Show’. He has been a Chelsea season ticket holder in Gate 17 Matthew Harding Upper since 2002 and a supporter for over 40 years. He writes weekly for Football.London and and has been a regular contributor to the cfcuk Fanzine for many years and has also written for The Times, The Evening Standard, Plains of Almeria; cfcnet; Sabotage Times, International Business Times, The Dugout and Goal.com. He is regularly asked to comment on Chelsea FC issues on and off the pitch for London Tonight; BBC Radio5Live; TalkSPORT; LBC; Love Sport Radio, Absolute Radio; CNN; NBC, TV2 and Sports Tonight Live and the written media such as the Telegraph, London Evening Standard, Mail and Mirror. He was the first Chelsea FanCast representative on the Chelsea FC Official Fans Forum, and helped to set up the Chelsea Supporters Trust in 2013, has been elected to the CST board every year since and was Chairman from 2016-2019.
Jonathan Kydd @JonathanKydd
Jonathan is an actor and voice over artist and is arguably one of the most popular voices on Radio and TV! He is of course, a lifelong Chelsea supporter – his father, film actor Sam Kydd taking Jonathan to his first games as a baby in the 1950’s. He is now a season ticket holder in the East Stand, although we don’t hold that against him. He also prefers not to sing, but we don’t hold that against him either, largely because he is hilariously funny and is the only one capable of upstaging Chidge. Interesting and little known fact – Jonathan was the first person to be Stamford the Lion and sang on the 1997 FA Cup Final song ‘Blue Day’!
Mark Worrall @gate17marco
Mark or ‘Marco’ to his friends cut his teeth following Chelsea in the ’70s and ’80s and was most definitely there “When We Were Shit”, as a result hi hero is Kerry Dixon. He is an acclaimed author of Chelsea books such as ‘Over Land And Sea’, ‘Blue Murder’, ‘Chelsea Chronicles’ ‘Making History – Not Reliving It’ and a scribe for ESPN & cfcuk. Mark founded Gate17.co.uk taking its name from the old gate where he enters Stamford Bridge, Gate 17 has gone on to bring Blue-tinted words from a growing stable of talented authors to a worldwide audience. On match days he can be found shivering at the cfcuk stall purveying his fine books and copies of the legendary Chelsea fanzine: cfcuk (‘urry up its only a pound). If you see him there, tarry a while, have a chat and buy him a hot chocolate!
Dan Silver @DanSilvs73
…was there when we were shit. Stockholm,Munich,Amsterdam he was there for them all. CST board member. Third generation Chelsea fan. His Grandpa first went in 1922, his Dad in the early 50’s, he was still in a buggy for his first game & started going regularly in 1983. The FA Cup in 97, our first premiership title & the champions league win are his all-time favorite moments, before that it was the full members cup win, his first visit to Wembley! Kerry Dixon was his first Chelsea hero & he has become a regular guest on the Chelsea fancast.
Alex Churchill (aka ‘The Girl Who Likes Balls)
Liam Twomey – The Athletic
Adam Newson – Football.London
Sam Inkersole – Football.London
Paul ‘Canners’ Canoville @Kingcanners
On 12 April 1982, Paul Canoville became the first black player ever to play in a Chelsea shirt. Paul’s obvious ability on the field, quick feet and pace along the wing, should have instantly made him a fan’s favourite. However he was to suffer probably the worst racial abuse suffered by any player in his era because it came from his own fans. Sadly Paul’s football career was cut short by a horrific injury at the age of 24 (whilst playing for Reading), but he will always be remembered for coming on as a substitute for Chelsea against Sheffield Wednesday in the quarter finals of the Milk Cup when his team were 3-0 down. His entrance changed the game and he scored twice, with his first goal coming only 11 seconds after the restart. On the Chelsea FanCast Paul has become our favourite guest and is without doubt one of us – a proper Chelsea fan. It’s always good to get his unique insight on the game when he makes an appearance. If you want to know more about Paul’s incredible life check out his award winning biography “Black & Blue”