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The Chelsea Independant !

1 Leave a comment on verse 1 0 The Independant, what a fanzine
It used to wind up Bates
He threatened legal action
It was one of his pet hates
The boys who used to publish it
Didn’t give a fig
About Bates and his lawyer
A pair of egos big
Mediocre ticket bookings
Awful supporters coach
The Indie would fight yer case
Well beyond reproach
Slagged off the awful way that fans
Were treated at most games
Criticized lazy players
Even said their names
Invited Bates to a meeting
To try to clear the air
He tried to have them banned from the ground
When he was chairman there !
I think it’s still on sale at the Bridge
I’m pretty sure it is
The Chelsea Independant
Like Chelsea it’s the biz!

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Notes

A great fanzine this, is it still on sale? I’m sure it is ! Bates was tearing his hair out to find the blokes who ran it and slap a writ on them as was his hobby!

Good Old Ken, still love him to bits despite it all !

peace.

kev.

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