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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!

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    50 Years of Chelsea: 1995-96 Pt.2

    50 Years of Chelsea: 1995-96 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 1995-96 season.
    In Part Two of our look back at the 1995-96 season, we pick up the story in January. Chelsea have been drawn against Newcastle, the Premier League leaders, in the FA Cup 3rd round, and in the process embark on a sometimes bizarre but never dull Cup run.
    A Kharine error leading to a Ferdinand goal in injury time means a reply at St James’ Park where the tie is ultimately settled by a penalty shoot-out with Chelsea making it with some fine penalties and Kevin Hitchcock saves.
    After making short work of QPR in the next round, Chelsea needs replays in the 5th round against Grimsby and quarter-final against Wimbledon to make it through to their second FA Cup semi-final in three seasons.
    But Man Utd ruined the party, again. Ruud Gullit put Chelsea ahead, but injuries to both wing backs and a disastrous Craig Burley back pass leading to David Beckham’s winner meant Chelsea would have to wait one more year for their first FA Cup trophy since 1970.
    The League form was inconsistent with an 11th place finish and suffered at the expense of the FA Cup run, but Chelsea supporters had seen enough this season to believe that trophies were within reach. But the final act of the drama saw Glen Hoddle, the architect of this optimism, leave to manage England. The consolation being the appointment of Ruud Gullit as player-manager for the next season.
    To help us celebrate 50 Years of Chelsea we've partnered with 3Retro who have a superb collection of Chelsea retro gear and are offering 10% OFF when you use the 3RETRO10 code and if you order over £50 of merch you get FREE UK delivery.

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    50 Years of Chelsea: 1995-96 Pt.1

    50 Years of Chelsea: 1995-96 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 1995-96 season.
    Glen Hoddle embarks on his third season in charge at Chelsea having packed his boots away at the end of the previous season. Before a ball is kicked, one of the most astonishing signings in the history of the club is announced. Former Ballon d’Or winner and Dutch master, Ruud Gullit signs on a free from Sampdoria.
    Gullit will become one of the most lauded players in Chelsea’s history and was the spark that truly ignited the Blue Revolution, not to mention thousands of dreadlock wigs on a match day. But Hoddle wasn’t finished. Mark Hughes, Man Utd’s war horse of a striker arrives at the club and is later joined by Dan Petrescu and Terry Phelan, the later finally making Hoddle’s 3:5:2 wing back system tick.
    Expectations for sexy football and trophies with Chelsea having reached an FA Cup final and a European final in the last two seasons, were understandably high. As ever, Chelsea was in for a rollercoaster ride.
    Gullit and Hughes were imperious and Super Dan was a revelation but the League form remained inconsistent; beating the best but losing to the worst teams. Again, it was the FA Cup where Chelsea shone, but as with 1994, they were to lose out to Man Utd, somewhat cruelly, in the semi-final.
    But the season saw great free flowing passing football and the team really beginning to gel. A trophy appeared to be not far off and we wouldn’t have to wait too long…
    To help us celebrate 50 Years of Chelsea we've partnered with 3Retro who have a superb collection of Chelsea retro gear and are offering 10% OFF when you use the 3RETRO10 code and if you order over £50 of merch you get FREE UK delivery.

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 29- Keep, Sell, Loan PART 2

    Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 29- Keep, Sell, Loan PART 2

    This week Dean and Jane are joined by Kerrie Evans for Part 2 of our Keep, Sell, Loan series.
     
    We talk through the current squad and give our opinions on whether we would Keep, Sell or Loan (Trademark registered London Is Blue) each player finishing off in this episode with the midfielders and attackers.
     
    Let us know your thoughts
     
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    • 19 min
    Nigel Spackman - Chelsea Fancast Special

    Nigel Spackman - Chelsea Fancast Special

    Stamford Chidge, Jonathan Kydd and Mark Meehan interview former Chelsea player, Nigel Spackman and discuss his two spells at the club in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
    Nigel Spackman signed for Chelsea in 1983 and joined Kerry Dixon, Pat Nevin, Joe McLaughlin and Eddie Niedzwiecki as John Neal’s new recruits launched Chelsea’s campaign to return to the top flight.
    Spackman was crucial to Chelsea’s title winning season in the heart of the midfield with John Bumstead and was a key part of the side that took Division One by storm and won the Full Members’ Cup.  
    Nigel left the club in 1987 after falling out with the draconian Ernie Whalley and was sold to Liverpool, but he returned 5 years later to join an underachieving Ian Porterfield side. However, things were about to radically change at the club when Glen Hoddle was appointed player manager.
    Although Spackman was out for long periods due to a long-term back injury, his swansong for the club came in the 1994-95 season when he was the rock which saw a young and inexperienced Chelsea side reach the semi-final of the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
    Fondly remembered as a player who never gave less than 100% in his 8 years at the club; many also remember Spackman for the public service he rendered by swinging a right hook at Martin Keown. He was sent off, of course, but received a standing ovation from the Stamford Bridge crowd.
    We talk to Nigel about the great 1980’s side, John Neal and what went wrong with John Hollins and Ernie Whalley and what was it like to come back to Stamford Bridge and play for Glen Hoddle, the European campaign and playing in midfield with Ruud Gullit. Oh, and we talk about that punch!
    Covering two fascinating periods of Chelsea’s history the interview with ‘Spackers’ is a great accompaniment to our ’50 Years of Chelsea’ series.


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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 28- Keep, Sell, Loan PART 1

    Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 28- Keep, Sell, Loan PART 1

    This week Dean and Jane are joined by Kerrie Evans for Part 1 of our Keep, Sell, Loan series.
    We talk through the current squad and give our opinions on whether we would Keep, Sell or Loan (Trademark registered London Is Blue) each player starting in this episode with the goalkeepers and defenders.
    Please note this episode was recorded two weeks ago so some transfer have already happened.
    This Episode has been live on our Patreon for 2 weeks before being published to a wider audience. To hear our podcast first sign up today at- https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadow 
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    Follow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Kerrie @KerrieEvans 
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    • 24 min
    50 Years of Chelsea: 1976-77

    50 Years of Chelsea: 1976-77

    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 1976-77 season.
     
    Thanks to the Club being £3million in debt, it was a case of promotion or bust this season.
     
    Chelsea made a great start with Eddie McCreadie’s mix of talented youngsters and the older wiser heads of Ron Harris and Peter Bonetti and by the end of the year were sitting top of Division Two. Even Dr Henry Kissinger, a VIP visitor for the match against title rivals Wolves seemed impressed!
     
    Predictably Chelsea wobbled in the second half of the season but a key win against Nottingham Forest in April meant it all boiled down to the penultimate game away to Wolves.
     
    Due to the frequent hooliganism throughout the season, Chelsea supporters were banned from going to this vital match, but the saying “You Can’t Ban a Chelsea Fan” was borne that day as thousands of Chelsea fans were in all parts of the ground to witness a 1-1 draw and promotion back to Division One.
     
    A week later, Chelsea thumped Hull City 4-0 resulting in several pitch invasions and Eddie McCreadie imploring the supporters to allow the game to continue. They did, just, but the mass invasion at the end showed just what it meant for Chelsea to get back to where they belong.
     
    As the supporters had been singing all season “We’re the Boys in Blue in Division Two, but we won’t be here for long”. Thankfully they were right!
    To help us celebrate 50 Years of Chelsea we’ve partnered with 3Retro who have a superb collection of Chelsea retro gear and are offering 10% OFF when you use the 3RETRO10 code and if you order over £50 of merch you get FREE UK delivery.

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    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

Agriff37 ,

Excellent Chelsea podcast

Stanford chidge & JK along with a rotating list of great guests do an unbelievable job of breaking down the greatest club in world football, Chelsea FC. Will continue to listen for as long as they will keep doing pods. Cheers.

Johnny Matook ,

The best Chelsea Podcast period.

This is always my go to podcast to listen to regarding Chelsea FC. Chidge, JK, and the gang feel like family every time I listen to them. Pure passion and knowledge about the club. I comeback learning something new about the beloved blues. Up the Chels! Love ya guys!

1ev1a1han ,

True Blue

Love hearing the insight from true old school Blues. Thank you for the historical content as well as the current squad and game analysis. Great show.

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