Hi Everyone, So, the crowd surfing flag went off without a hitch! A big thank you to; a) all those involved on the day and b) to you guys in The Shed for being so positive about it all when you saw us getting ready. So many of you were coming up to us with comments such as ‘it’s about time’, ‘finally’ etc, so I was glad to hear from all of you. We even had a couple of older ladies come up and ask what was going on and their reaction was brilliant – they really wanted to get involved. The flag will be making an appearance for the remaining Premier League home games, but sadly not against PSG. You wouldn’t believe how much goes into planning and organising these flags (massive respect to the guys to do it in the Matthew Harding), but now that we have done it; we can continue gaining momentum & also start looking to do other things as well. I asked you lot on twitter to take some pictures as you saw it going across, and here are a couple of my favourites:
Picture by: @cfcunofficial
Picture by: @chelseaultra Picture by: @mrasaunders A lot of people, especially near where I sit, are eager to get involved, which is great. Now that we achieved something, albeit a small something, we have a platform on which to build. Next up; work out the issues behind the club not allowing fans to bring in flags that are bigger than the ones they hand out on Champions League nights, discuss ideas regarding the vocal side of things in The Shed, gauge the interest (from you) about introducing hand held banners (pic below), a poll to decide who the next Shed End banner should be for/about (but first we need some suggestions), and discussing ideas/plans for the last home game of the season. So, right now, I ask you two questions and encourage as many of you as possible to send answers either through here or on twitter; 1) If we got a new banner in The Shed, what player, pas or present, should it be for OR what should it be about/say? 2) Would like to see hand-held banners/displays like below (but in English and about Chelsea of course) in The Shed?
As for the other matters, they will be for another time.
Just to state again, as I have done in the past, the more of you who get involved, especially those who sit in the Shed (ST holders or regular members), the bigger, better and easier this can be. We’re just looking to get as much colour/noise and as many of you involved as possible.
P.S It is Monday night and that should mean only one thing… listening to the Chelsea Football Club Fancast live from 7pm (every Monday) – The best Chelsea related, podcast in the world (probably, coz I don’t know many others). Have a listen, it’s always a laugh.