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September 29, 2009

Unusually, Charles Dickens seems to sum up Chelsea pretty well at the moment - It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Whilst it might seem all doom and gloom in the immediate aftermath of the Wigan defeat, it's obviously as rosy as it has ever been post-Jose, and we have plenty of reasons to be cheerful. That's what my girlfriend told me on Saturday night in an attempt to drag me out of my usual Chelsea losing sulks, and I think, for once, she's right!

It isn't the end of the world to lose to a Wigan side that play good football, especially away from home. The ref didn't do us any favours (and neither did Rodallega, who reacted to what was the slightest of touches as if it had been a full bone-crunching tackle), but even when we were down to 10 men I thought we were unlucky not to equalise - we had a number of chances which, if they had fallen to the right man (Drogba normally!) would have been tucked away.

September 17, 2009

On Wednesday our beloved Commercial Director Peter Kenyon quit. Whilst I never particularly liked or trusted Kenyon as a person (least of all when he led the team up and wore a losers medal with pride at the Champs League Final in Moscow), but you can't help but think that he will be a massive loss to the club.

Obviously having come from Manchester United he had the big ideas that come from being at one of the biggest clubs in the world. The fact that we are up there now as one of the biggest and best is testament to the amount of work he has done.

September 14, 2009

I don't know - I go away on holiday and manage to miss all the big stories on Chelsea! God knows how we'll are from the ban on transfers, but just look at how well we've started - almost makes you remember the last time we started the season unbeaten...!

Phil Lythell Phil Lythell is a Chelsea season ticket holder and lifelong Blues supporter stretching back to the sepia-tinted days of Kerry Dixon and Pat Nevin. Author of Chelsea-centric blog, Phil has spent his entire life living within a 20 minute walk of Stamford Bridge which has cost him a fortune but has also kept him from those interminable queues outside Fulham Broadway Station giving him more time in the pub to discuss the latest glorious/calamitous/insipid match.

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