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GATE 17 is the entrance to the wrap around section where the upper tier of the Matthew Harding Stand meets the East Stand. When Stamford Bridge was redeveloped in into an all-seater stadium under the governance of Ken Bates, many supporters found themselves seated away from the friends that they'd grown up watching Chelsea with. The North East Infill Area, as GATE 17 was originally referred to by the Club, was completed in the summer of 2001. Here on a match-day, you'll find Blues historian Rick Glanvill, author Mark Worrall, David 'Stamford' Chidgey producer of the legendary Chelsea Football Fancast ... and a whole cast of fabled characters including Seagull, Roper, Spiteful Simon, Young Dave, Alright Pav, Ginger Terry, Big Chris and the Lantern Jawed Salisbury Rog. With Steve 'the steward' Seymour regularly keeping good order it's one of the friendliest areas in the ground and also boasts a superb view of the matters at hand on the pitch.










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Mark Worrall
MARK WORRAL developed his writers craft penning articles for a wide variety of Blues related publications including the Chelsea Independent, a forerunner of the fanzine Matthew Harding's Blue And White Army, which is now named cfcuk. His first book 'Over Land and Sea' was published in 2004 and relayed the adventures of the Gate 17 crew as they followed the fortunes of the Blues during the Champions League campaign of the previous season which coincided with the Clubs takeover by Roman Abramovich. In 2007 Mark's semi-autobiographical first 'novel' 'Blue Murder - Chelsea Till I Die' was published by terrace legend Martin King's Head Hunter Books and in the years that have followed as well as writing many other Blues related titles, Worrall has also collaborated with Kelvin Barker and David Johnstone on several occasions, most notably co-writing the best-selling 'Chelsea here Chelsea there', and ‘Making History Not Reliving It.




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"IT'S ONLY A POUND ... HURRY UP" 
cfcuk, renowned as the ‘peoples’ publication, has been on the streets since May 1999 when it was originally launched as Matthew Harding’s Blue And White Army. The fanzine still costs just £1 and a 'best of' anthology,  Chelsea Football Fanzine, ‘the best of cfcuk’ Volume One, which takes a look back at the first fifty issues showcases a fascinating selection of articles, interviews and editorial material featured in its BLUE-tinted pages between May 1999 and September 2005, was published by GATE 17 in 2010. 

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