Making History – Not Reliving It
£80 million in debt and with financial meltdown a matter of weeks away, in July 2003 Chelsea Football Club were saved from almost certain penury by Roman Abramovich, a reclusive young billionaire that few people outside his native Russia had heard of.
Making History, Not Reliving It recounts the first decade of Roman’s rule in London mirrored against a backdrop of an ever-changing, social-media-driven, angst and envy-ridden world where the revolving door of change seems to spin as fast as that of the manager’s at Stamford Bridge.
Granular season-by-season detail of exactly how Chelsea amassed three league titles, four FA Cups, two League Cups, a Champions League and a Europa League in ten eventful years is entertainingly supplemented with news and entertainment bulletins and rounded off with enlightening and diverse points of view provided by a broad cross section of supporters.
“A great read about ‘being Chels’, about life in the Abramovich era, about trophies, trips abroad, trips to the pub, pints of Guinness, dancing with Sex Pistols and bull-fighting. Who needs a cape to fend off a bull when a rolled-up copy of Bridge News works just as well? This book is about long friendships, deep love for a club, more pints of Guinness, and always, always more trophies.” HENRY WINTER, DAILY TELEGRAPH
“History, it is said, is written by the victors. Few fans have known victory like Chelsea supporters over the last decade. This is their history.” MARTIN LIPTON, DAILY MIRROR
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Oh! This will be a lash on Gunners fans.
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