Chelsea FC, as someone once observed, has always done what other clubs have done, but not necessarily in the same order. A stone's throw form the King's Road, draped with showbiz connections, and not even based in the borough from which it takes its name, Chelsea is an enigma. Run by the entrepreneurial Mears dynasty, Ken 'electric fence' Bates and now the Russion oligarch Roman Abramovich, the club has enough entertaining quirks and anecdotes to keep you entertained for ages. It is also a club whose history is filled with glorious games, unique facts, bizarre statistics, larger-than-life players and a special brand of supporter. And, as this book proves, far from being the imposters Kipling suggested, triumph and disaster make for a fantastically entertaining read.1997a2001 Autoglass a Bedfordshirebased vehicle glass repair and replacement. 2001a6 Emirates a airline arm of Dubai leisure conglomerate, founded 1985. 2005a8 Samsung Mobile a phone arm of the South Koreabased multinationalanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Chelsea FC Miscellany|
|Publisher||:||The History Press - 2012-10-31|