The football club that is, not Bill and Hillary’s daughter.
You ever seen somebody wearing a Chelsea shirt round your way ? If you live around SW6 you have obviously but what about other parts of the country..? Other parts of the world in fact.
Chelsea have a big following as seen with their sold out home games, but it occurred to me (apart from one time) I haven’t seen anybody wearing their replica shirt outside of the Fulham Road.
You’ve seen people down your way, wearing a shirt from xxx club walking around the shops with his/her signifigant other when that particular team and playing a match right at this moment. You think to yourself; “If he’s a supporter why isn’t he/she in the pub or at home watching it on the telly ?”
There are two types of away from their place/in your town shirt wearers – The hardcore fan who always wears the colours no matter where he is, and the obvious bandwagon gloryseeking seen them play on $ky Sports type of fan.
I’m not going to have a jab at the ManUSA shirt wearing “fans” at this point. It’s too easy a target.
If you did spot a premier league shirt wearer down the shops on a Saturday/Sunday afternoon then obviously a fairweather fan, but sometimes there can be other reasons such as a midseason game against Derby or Sunderland or he’s under the thumb. (Which I’m occasionally guilty of here. I hold my hand up.)
I’ve spotted many a ManU shirt, a Liverpool shirt and the occasional Arsenal one.
Even in far off lands I’ve seen Spurs, Newcastle and Everton, but only once have I seen a bloke wearing a Chelsea shirt.
As mentioned they have their fans but it seems that they don’t travel far and wide, they don’t have any living in … Carlisle for example.
Where are you the Chelsea “away” fans ? Are you there ?
This is a shout out to any of you not living in London to post a comment and let me know that you proudly wear the shirt wherever you are.
I know that they are loyal and somewhat obsessional fans from the evidence I’ve gathered for today’s musical postings.
The first one though I suspect is more of a cash in than loyalty to the club.
I’ve posted a song previously by this artist where he waxes lyrical about Gazza.
I can’t find any more info about “Mr Martini”. It’s got to be a footie mad studio created persona or producer. If you spot anything…
In this one the aforementioned Mr Martini sings of his love of Ken Bates…
» Mr Martini – Why I Love Chelsea
…and now it gets weird.
In this one it part of that footie & music perfect storm with snippets of match commentary and crowd noises. But it also has some bloke reading out the names of previous Chelsea players/straight after the crowd either chant “Chelsea !” if it’s a well loved player and laughter if isn’t. Another curiously is when Blaster Bates name is read there’s neither a cheer or jeer.
» True Blue Crew feat Cael Chapman – Chelsea Heaven… Chelsea Hell
What do you make of that ?