Superb read - I was one of the Chelsea Independent readers from the start and this magazine has been the perfect replacement. Good for a nostalgic look back - the magazine has definitely improved since the early days but take nothing away from the content in the first volume.
As a reader of Chelsea fanzines throughout time, from the original (I think) Chelsea Independent ,the defunct and ostentatiously glossy Chelsea, Chelsea and Matthew Harding's Blue and White Army to its current incarnation of cfcuk. I have enjoyed them all.
The writing is patchy some well written some less so but it is all from the heart and pretty much all worth reading. All of Chelsea life is there the happy, the sad and the frustrated. Over the years you feel you know the characters and upon rereading you relive the pain and the ecstasy all over again.
So, reading the collected works of a fanzine? Is it worth it. If you, like me, have a lot of this stuff in a box somewhere it saves you dusting it off. If you haven't it represents a crash course in the emotions of the fans through thick and thin. If the interim manager thinks Chelsea fans lack passion he should be forced to read this. He would better understand us.
It's only a little more than "Only a pound" but still worth every penny.