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King of the Road podcast: It was Acceptable in the ‘90s...

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The King of the Road podcast is back with a brand new episode, which not only focuses on football in the 1990s, but also shines some light into the host’s true age. Despite the fact that he looks about fourteen, Rory Jennings is actually sixty-five years old* and his astute knowledge of football in the olden days gives him away a bit.

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.

* May or may not be true

In the latest episode, Rory and his guest have plenty to talk about, including:

  • Mal Donaghy
  • Rory recalling walking into school the morning after Chelsea signed Terry Phelan in 1995
  • the lack of good football songs
  • Charlton Athletic
  • short shorts
  • Rory serving as an unofficial ballboy during Chelsea training sessions back in the day
  • and much more!

How to listen

Where to find Rory

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.

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