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Pat Nevin: Story and Trophy

Having returned from Baku in good spirits and with tales to tell, Chelsea legend Pat Nevin looks back on a season which ended in silverware…

04 Jun 2019
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GILES SMITH’S FRIDAY THOUGHTS

In his final column of 2018/19, Chelsea fan Giles Smith declares the football season formally over, but not before picking a fight over some views regarding the Europa League final venue and telling TV producers to have a word with themselves…

31 May 2019
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Pat Nevin: The journey’s end

Times may have changed regarding team transport to overseas games but the time-honoured hunger to lift trophies and establish bragging rights over local rivals remains, as Chelsea legend Pat Nevin describes in this week’s column…

28 May 2019
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GILES SMITH’S THURSDAY THOUGHTS

Being swept up in the play-offs, an old animosity rekindled and how to watch one European final while avoiding the other one without going bankrupt are all covered by Chelsea fan Giles Smith in this week’s column…

23 May 2019
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Pat Nevin: Hard on them, harder without them

Former Chelsea star Pat Nevin writes about two young players who contributed significantly to the team booking their place in Baku but will not be on the pitch during the final, and about a former team-mate with a new big job on his hands…

21 May 2019
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Giles Smith’s Thursday Thoughts

Time to look back on a league season when the table doesn’t lie writes columnist and Chelsea fan Giles Smith, who also poses a question about Champions League qualification...

16 May 2019
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Pat Nevin: The time to just win

As the season draws to its conclusion, former Blue Pat Nevin puts his purist tendency to one side for a spot of pragmatism, and declares we have nothing to fear in Baku…

14 May 2019
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GILES SMITH'S THURSDAY THOUGHTS

Qualification with a game to spare and in a new kit too. And less need to turn the clock back three years either. That is plenty for Chelsea fan Giles Smith to get his teeth into as he writes this week’s column…

09 May 2019
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Pat Nevin: Finishing with a flourish

With a primary objective now achieved by manager and players, former Blue Pat Nevin looks at reasons why we have already made the top four while others have not, and set his sights on the semi-final second leg…

07 May 2019
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GILES SMITH'S THURSDAY THOUGHTS

As the, ahem, race for the top four continues, and two of the sides involved maintain a quest for Europa League glory, columnist and Chelsea fan Giles Smith has a suggestion for a new addition to the Champions League qualification format…

02 May 2019
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Pat Nevin: Par for the course?

Trying to make sense of how ‘the race for the top four’ is panning in the final straight for the four teams involved takes some doing, but as he writes in this week’s column, Pat Nevin has noticed it might not be that much different from usual…

30 Apr 2019
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GILES SMITH’S THURSDAY THOUGHTS

Has there ever been a sharp end of the season like this one, when is a point a good point and are we at the start of a global cramp pandemic? These are questions discussed by Chelsea fan Giles Smith in this week’s column…

25 Apr 2019
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Pat Nevin: Tipping the balance

Chelsea legend and columnist Pat Nevin has his say on events at Stamford Bridge on Easter Monday that brought to a close an eventful round of Premier League fixtures, and he knows what is needed this coming weekend…

24 Apr 2019
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GILES SMITH'S THURSDAY THOUGHTS

It’s Chelsea’s turn to take centre stage and excel, but mind the woodwork, hopes columnist Giles Smith as he gives his fan’s view of current matters…

18 Apr 2019
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Pat Nevin: New run needed

With Chelsea having suffered a reverse at the weekend for the first time in a month, Blues legend Pat Nevin assesses crucial games to come in two competitions, and writes about a disappointing outcome in another part of the North-West…

16 Apr 2019
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GILES SMITH'S THURSDAY THOUGHTS

Some goals lead to comparisons and some goals confirm greatness. With Monday night’s events still firmly in everyone’s minds, Giles Smith takes up the reins on that in this week’s column…

11 Apr 2019
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Pat Nevin: So many performances

Quality across the park ensured a sparkling Stamford Bridge win last night writes Pat Nevin in his latest column, and he focuses on a few of the displays in particular…

09 Apr 2019
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GILES SMITH’S THURSDAY THOUGHTS

So does practice make perfect and does scoring late in games frequently tell you something about your team. These are important questions considered by Chelsea season ticket holder Giles Smith as he writes this week’s column…

04 Apr 2019
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Pat Nevin: What I would most want if I were playing

It is crunch time in the crush for those places up for grabs in the top four. Chelsea legend and columnist Pat Nevin looks for patterns in late goalscoring and highlights what might make a crucial difference…

02 Apr 2019
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GILES SMITH’S THURSDAY THOUGHTS

At the end of a week when a Chelsea youth product has made a historic and eye-catching impact, Blues fan and columnist Giles Smith looks at where gratitude is due…

28 Mar 2019