Bruce Buck and Baku

For those that are interested, I received this earlier as one of the supporters who made the journey out to Baku.

It’s actual, tangible contact from the club!

fingers crossed lessons are indeed learned.

To the Chelsea fans who travelled to Baku:

I wish to reassure you that since the Europa League final in Azerbaijan, the club has been taking time to carefully consider any lessons to be learned from the experiences of our supporters who attended the match.

We have been and we will continue to discuss internally if there was more we could have done to help you get to and from Baku. This is also a matter we will raise with the Fans’ Forum and other supporter groups. We are always learning.

I also want to make sure all of you know our players and management, and indeed Chelsea fans everywhere, truly appreciated the extraordinary effort you put into attending the final.

We know it was not an easy journey, with fans taking a variety of innovative routes through Moscow, Dubai, Budapest, Frankfurt, Tbilisi and elsewhere using a combination of airplanes, minivans, trains, and even a bit of hitchhiking.

Your commitment to the cause must be commended. You are true Blues who travel over land and sea to support your beloved Chelsea.

Of course, you returned home with some great memories: another major trophy for the club’s trophy cabinet; seeing Mr Abramovich beaming proudly at the medal awards ceremony; and saying goodbye to Eden Hazard, one of the greatest to ever play in the Premier League.

Again, thank you for your incredible support. Keep the blue flag flying high.


Bruce Buck
Chelsea FC Chairman

all best,

the high notes

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