GATE 17 AUTHORS’ COLLECTIVE


GATE 17 AUTHORS

Mark Worrall: In addition to writing extensively about his experiences following Chelsea over land and sea, Mark also pens articles for the legendary Blues fanzine cfcuk and ESPN
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Kelvin Barker: 
Kelvin’s book Celery! Representing Chelsea in the 1980s is widely regarded as being essential reading for anyone keen to understand what following the Blues was like in the 80s. He has also collaborated on a range of Chelsea titles with Mark and David and writes for cfcuk.
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David Johnstone:
 David is the founding editor of the cfcuk fanzine and has collaborated on a range of Chelsea titles with Mark and Kelvin as well as authoring his own material.
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Walter Otton:  
Walter writes passionately about a range of topics which embrace football, poverty and attendant charity work. His debut novel The Red Hand Gang has received significant praise on Amazon. Walter also writes for the cfcuk fanzine.
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Al Gregg: 
Punk musician, actor and author Al Gregg’s book The Wrong Outfit is an outstanding mix of fact and fiction blending together London life in the late 1970s with Chelsea and punk.
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Christopher Morgan: 
Londoner and Chelsea-boy Chris Morgan finds himself living in Dubai these days, but that hasn’t stopped him penning a fine debut novel Coming Clean … a Capital love story with a twist.
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Clayton Beerman: 
Clayton has supported the Blues since 1968 and writes for the cfcuk fanzine as well as guesting regularly on podcasts including the legendary Chelsea Football Fancast.
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Carol Ann Wood: 
Carol, aka Pinky to her Chelsea friends because of her love for pink megastore merchandise, is a Cambridge-based creative writer and performance poet. Rhyme and Treason is her first collection of football-related poems to be published.
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Tim Rolls: 
At the age of fifteen Tim was told by his English teacher, a Miss Brown, that he was ‘a philistine’ because of his inability to be remotely interested in the works of William Shakespeare and the like.
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Neil Smith: 
Hailing from the wilds of Buckinghamshire where he was born in the mid 1950s, Smiffy, as Neil is known to many Chelsea supporters, can trace his lifelong love of the club to the door of cousins who lived on the World’s End Estate less than a mile from Stamford Bridge. By the time he was 10-years old young Smiffy had been indoctrinated into the true Blue faith… and the rest as they say is history.
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Chelsea Chadder: Chelsea Chadder is a 5th generation Blues fan, proud father and fortunate husband. His children are 6th generation with his youngest son having Stamford as a middle name. Chad is a season ticket holder in the Matthew Harding Stand and has been attending regularly since his dad took him to his 1st game back in 1990.
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Vince Cooper: 
Vince Cooper attended his first game at Stamford Bridge as a six-year-old in 1963. Being separated from his family and having to watch the second half from the police control box in the East Stand did little to dim his enthusiasm and he quickly became a regular.
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Dean Mears: 
Regular buyers of cfcuk will be familiar with the work of Dean Mears who’s written for the Chelsea fanzine since 2013. Reading Clayton Beerman’s book Palpable Discord sparked an idea that turned into his first published book, Cult Fiction, a first-hand account of Maurizio Sarri’s 11-month sojourn as Blues manager.
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Chris Wright:
Supporting Chelsea has been a passion of mine from a very early age. I went to Stamford Bridge for the first time during the  1989/90  season  and  I  have  never  looked  back  since.
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Paul Radcliffe:
There have been many brilliant and significant goals scored in Chelsea’s gloriously unpredictable history and in Blue Hitmen, lifelong supporter Paul Radcliffe details and ranks the 25 strikes he believes to be the greatest.
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