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Video of The Day: Bristol City vs Chelsea, January 1990

It was one of the most precipitous nosedives that any English football club has ever seen. Bristol City were a First Division club in May 1980, before relegation after four years in the top flight. After a two further successive drops through the trapdoor, by May 1982 the club was looking at starting the following season in the Football League’s basement division, as well as staring bankruptcy in the face. Slowly but surely, however, the club regained its poise and by the end of the 1980s the club was pushing for promotion back to the second tier of the...

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Video of the Day: Chelsea vs Manchester City, January 1971

We’re continuing a week’s worth of matches from the FA Cup Fourth Round this afternoon with a match between Chelsea and Manchester City from a somewhat soggy Stamford Bridge in 1971. This was a match between the previous two years’ winners of the competition. In 1970, Chelsea had beaten Leeds United at Old Trafford after a replay following a draw at Wembley in a final pushed forward to the second week in April because of the England team’s preparations for that summer’s World Cup finals. The replay attracted a British television audience of over 28 million people, the second...

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Video of the Day: Chelsea vs Arsenal, January 1985

Chelsea may be down in fifteenth place in the Premier League at the moment, but the nature of this particular division over the course of the last couple of decades or so means that Arsenal’s trip to Stamford Bridge this afternoon is still a match of considerable status. Dynasties come, however, and dynasties go, and thirty-two years ago this weekend both of these two clubs were in the midst of what would, by their lofty standards, be considered barren periods in their respective histories. Arsenal, of course, have been a top flight club for an uninterrupted period going back...

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Watford Exploit Chelsea’s Winter of Discontent

‘Twas the season to be jolly, and the mood in The Rose pub, a brisk five minute walk from Stamford Bridge, was somewhat more sanguine than press reports might have led us to believe it would be. The mood of Chelsea supporters had doubtless been lifted by the ongoing travails of Manchester United, whose lunchtime defeat at Stoke City was being met with smirks of recognition and not a little relief that attention towards their deficiencies was being a little more equitably distributed as the year comes to its end, yet still the lunchtime conversation was largely about what...

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The 200% Podcast 40: Fixing Chelsea

They may have gone some way towards doing it themselves, but on this week’s Twohundredpercent podcast we’re looking at how to fix Chelsea with the assistance of a hat and many, many different coloured slips of paper with names and amounts of money on them, which, if you think about it, isn’t that different to how football clubs normally do this sort of thing. Although they would probably disagree with us on this. You can download this week’s podcast by clicking here, or you can subscribe through Itunes by clicking here.   https://archive.org/download/200pc40/200pc%2040.mp3   You can follow Twohundredpercent on...

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