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A blog of two halves

Tim Harrison is our Chelsea FC blogger.

Tim has been writing Chelsea match reports since the late 1980s for newspapers and, more recently, websites.

When he first reported on the Blues, the press box was a metal cage suspended over the lip of the old west stand - and you reached it via a precarious walkway over the heads of the fans.

But he has been a Chelsea fan since his father took an excited seven-year-old to watch Chelsea v Manchester United in the mid 1960s... and covered his ears every time the chanting got too ripe.

In July 2005 he wrote The Rough Guide to Chelsea, published by Penguin, which sold 15,000 copies.

His favourite player of all time is Charlie Cooke, the mazy winger who lit up Chelsea's left wing in the 60s and 70s.

When he isn't watching the Blues, Tim acts, paints, writes and researches local history.


 Tim's blogs


2015-2016

Rabbits in the headlights» - 25/01/2016
Sit tight to the bitter end» - 18/01/2016
Hiddink steady as she goes as Chelsea grind to a draw with West Brom» - 14/01/2016
All hail the Golden Guus» - 04/01/2016
Raw pain and redemption» - 21/12/2015
Can superstars show humility?» - 15/12/2015
Thank goodness for opponents' gifts» - 09/12/2015
One step forward, two steps back» - 08/12/2015
Chelsea's wind of change» - 30/11/2015
Turning the tanker» - 25/11/2015
Can Captain Jose steady the ship?» - 18/11/2015
The car crash continues» - 10/11/2015
Jose stands on the brink» - 04/11/2015
Have the Blues turned the corner?» - 21/10/2015
When it's better to say nothing» - 12/10/2015
Back to the 80s» - 05/10/2015
Breakfast blues» - 28/09/2015
The hunger games» - 17/09/2015
Blues try to refocus» - 09/09/2015
A Bridge of bewilderment» - 02/09/2015
The last-minute shopping spree» - 26/08/2015
Defenders cop blame for defeat» - 17/08/2015
The cunning keeper plan» - 12/08/2015
Blues look worryingly hamstrung» - 03/08/2015
One weekend, two journeys to Wembley» - 27/07/2015

2014-2015

1-0 victory in Oz» - 02/06/2015
70,000 fans enjoy Chelseas trophy parade party in Fulham» 26/05/15
You can't wipe the silly grins» - 19/05/2015
Just another loanee?» - 12/05/2015
This is some Chelsea team» - 06/05/2015
Chelsea’s dream finish to the season?» - 30/04/2015
Muscularity and physicality» - 21/04/2015
Got a lighter? Have a cigar!» - 14/04/2015
Time to get the ribbons out?» - 07/04/2015
Ambulances on standby» - 31/03/2015
So who's in the Big Five?» - 24/03/2015
Who should be crowned king?» - 16/03/2015
The French win on away Gauls» - 12/03/2015
A happy future indeed» - 03/03/2015
League Cup final too close to call» - 24/02/2015
Is the world really against Jose?» - 02/02/2015
Millionaires humbled by minnows» - 26/01/2015
Bruce's jest fuels noise debate» - 21/01/2015
January transfer window snooze-fest» - 13/01/2015
Wheels fall off Chelsea's waggon» - 07/01/2015
Filipe's flicks lesson» - 17/12/2014
Hang on to the rollercoaster» - 11/12/2014
A coaching masterclass» - 04/12/2014
Bow to the majesty» - 26/11/2014
More squad tweaks planned» - 17/11/2014
Blues continue to fly out of the blocks» - 11/11/2014
Seasonal fireworks at Anfield likely» - 06/11/2014
Pass me a prawn sarnie» - 29/10/2014
Bring on United» - 22/10/2014
Why Bran’s my man for title» - 13/10/2014
Pay-per-view dugout duels» - 06/10/2014
We're only here for Que Crack» - 01/10/2014
Celebrate with mineral water» - 25/09/2014
Europe derails the Blues' perfect league start» - 18/09/2014
Top-of-the-table clash with Swansea» - 09/09/2014
Absolutely Fabregas» - 01/09/2014
One foot from perfection» - 26/08/2014
As sharp as whippets» - 19/08/2014
Chelsea's rainbow alliance» - 14/08/2014

2013-2014

Unexpectedly chirpy Special One speaks» - 12/05/2014
Youth show old lags the way» - 06/05/2014
Dreaming of youth cup glory» - 01/05/2014
Blues put Europe first» - 23/04/2014
Finish is too close to call» - 15/04/14
Welsh ballboys can relax» - 09/04/2014
Will the Blues play leapfrog?» - 03/04/2014
Off at the gallop» - 26/03/2014
Distracted Didi is smothered in love» - 19/03/2014
No country for old men» - 11/03/2014
Silence of the limbs» - 05/03/2014
Four-Eyed One v Special One» - 26/02/2014
Which century for Jose's men?» - 30/01/2014
The best things come in threes» - 21/01/2014
For goals, just turn up in the second half» - 14/01/2014
Relaxed Mikel joins the 300 club» - 06/01/2014
Sing when you're standing?» - 16/12/2013
Blues are unconvincing winners» - 12/12/2013
Charlie Cooke casts his eye over the Blues» - 05/12/2013
Chelsea’s yo-yoing form» - 27/11/2013
Back to gritty games between proper teams...» 20/11/2013
Chelsea in need of a good kick up the Arsenal» - 13/10/2013
Easing the collywobbles» - 08/11/2013
The dear old League Cup» - 30/10/2013
It's time for Luiz to visit the barber» - 23/10/2013
Reliance on midfielders paying dividends» - 16/10/2013
A talent not to be sniffed at» - 07/10/2013
Is it all another mind game? - 02/10/2013
You can't move for midfielders» - 25/09/2013
Jose has to earn his corn» - 16/09/2013
If it's 5.30 it must be Cahill time» - 12/09/2013
A bog of two halves» - 04/09/2013
A blitz of swaps, switches and purchases» - 02/09/2013
The Blues have begun at a canter» - 22/08/2013
Buzz at the Bridge after summer successes» - 12/08/2013