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King of the Road podcast: Cracking chips and Christmas crackers

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The King of the Road podcast, hosted by my good friend, Rory Jennings, has a brand new episode.

Some of you may know Rory from CFC Fan TV, his previous career as a Hollywood bad boy, or most likely, his unmistakable dress choices at Chelsea matches, home and away.

Rory has recently launched a brand new podcast, where he talks all things Chelsea, London, and football culture.

When the first episode debuted last month, it immediately climbed up the iTunes table and within 24 hours, was one of the top-ranked football podcasts in the world. Not too shabby.

Here is the latest episode (number seven), in which Rory and familar guest (certainly to CFC Fan TV viewers) Charlie “Hurricane” Skillen, talk about:

  • Liverpool vs. Chelsea
  • the arduous trip back to London from Liverpool — Thomas Cook, club’s official travel partner, left hundreds stranded, an issue to which, in fairness, Chelsea have responded quickly and well with refunds
  • Christmas lights
  • Willian’s goal
  • Rory and Charlie playing football at Stamford Bridge
  • famous people from Swindon
  • Rory’s favourite restaurant, Oslo Court
  • multiple stories about almost getting trampled by a police horse
  • a royal weddings!
  • and much more!

How to listen

Where to find Rory

Where to find this week’s guest (Charlie Skillen)

For whatever my recommendation is worth, I cannot recommend this podcast highly enough. Rory has had a season ticket to Chelsea since the 1994/95 season (when he was around ten years old) and had a streak of never missing a match - home or away - spanning several years, that was only recently broken last April when his wedding happened to take place during Chelsea - Crystal Palace.

If you’re interested in hearing game recaps from the perspective of match-going fans (what were the loudest chants at Bournemouth away, what is the worst commute to an away ground, why are European away days so brilliant?) and a bit of football culture (the history of Roma and Lazio, why Nottingham Forest fans are great) and London culture (how to make a proper gin and tonic), you’ll absolutely love this podcast.