Stamford Chidge @StamfordChidge
Chidge produces and presents the show. He is a 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 2003 and a supporter for over 30 years. He has been a regular contributor to the cfcuk Fanzine for many years and also writes for 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; Absolute Radio; CNN; TV2 and Sports Tonight Live and the written media such as the Telegraph, 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 and is an elected board member of the Trust being responsible for the Trust’s PR, Media and Communications. He is well known for ranting on the show!
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!
Dan Levene @danlevene
Dan Levene is a freelance journalist who covers Chelsea for various papers. He has worked in press and PR for 20 years, and has supported Chelsea since Pat Nevin was the glorious future of this club. They used to call him ‘Bruce’.
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!
Ross Mooring @RossMooring
A home season ticket holder in the Shed End for many years now, as well attending many away games in the UK and Europe. Ross is also a regular contributor to cfcuk fanzine and other football websites, and served on the working group of the Chelsea Supporters Trust. Ross also likes American football, but we forgive him. He has a penchant for football stats and is a keen follower of the youth and academy teams. Ross is the only member of the team with his own song, to the tune of Prince Charming: “Ross Mooring, Ross Mooring, Celery is nothing to be scared of!”
Darren ‘Dazza Mental’ Mantle @Darren Mantle
A home season ticket holder in the Matthew Harding Upper for many years, as well attending many away games in the UK and Europe. Darren is also a regular contributor to cfcuk fanzine and cfcnet and other football websites. Darren is best known as the ‘Man with the Chelsea Flags’ as he is responsible for hanging many of the Chelsea flags at home and away games. Darren is also a regular interviewee for various Radio & TV channels seeking Chelsea supporter comment, as well as a regular contributor to the Evening Standard. Darren likes to rant on the show, but not quite effectively as Chidge. He also has the worst singing voice…ever!
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”