Big Ron is coming to town…

Chesham United are delighted to be welcoming Big Ron Atkinson to the newly refurbished The Chess Suite on the evening of Thursday 20th April 2017.

Without a doubt these are excellent evenings, whoever the speaker is, so when we get an absolute legend like Big Ron, it is simply not to be missed!

Ron Atkinson is an English footballing legend. Not short of an opinion, ‘Big Ron’ mixes the funny side of football with advice from a career that saw him play over 500 games for Oxford United before starting his managerial career at Kettering Town. From there he went on to manage WBA, Manchester United, Atlético Madrid, Sheffield Wednesday, Aston Villa, Coventry City and Nottingham Forest. As a TV pundit Big Ron became renowned for developing his own language that became known as ‘Ronglish’ – A witty and humorous night is guaranteed in the newly refurbished clubhouse at Chesham United FC.

Although these events are fundraisers for the club, there is an element of risk as, bluntly, to get great names like Ron Atkinson, does involve a financial commitment, so we are really looking for bums on seats, and once we have that, the evening looks after itself. A big thank you to those that help out behind the  scenes – It can’t happen without you!

Compering and entertaining throughout the evening will be the amazing comedian Jed Stone – Jed was our host for the Graham Gooch dinner a few years back and did a cracking job, he could not be more helpful to us as organisers (our PA was broken and, like magic, he pulled one out of the boot of his car!), and was absolutely hilarious on the night.

To book your place call the club on 01494 783964 or you can email me at Tickets are £55, or you can book a table of 10 for a discounted £500.

Guess what? We have already sold three tables and the event was only booked today!

Wuss That All About!

I’m very aware of the fact that my Sarries supporting days have coincided with a phenomenal period in their history when winning has become a habit…to a ridiculous level. However, I’d look to defend myself from any glory-hunting tag by virtue of the fact that I did come to the party just BEFORE the glory really started. In fact, I could argue that I am more of a lucky charm than a glory-hunter?

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Kings of Lyon

So now that we have established this site is officially wearing two hats, I’m still not going to completely separate my passion for two sporting teams, and I’m sure the pendulum of enjoyment will continue to swing, and one day Chesham United will take centre stage again. However, as the respective seasons draw to a close, it remains the red and black of Saracens that wins my attention.

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The Divorce Has Come Through

It’s been a while….and quite a lot has changed.

Throughout the season I referred to the fact that the threat of the other woman – rugby, in particular Saracens – was in danger of coming between myself and a lifetime love affair with Chesham United. Surely it is impossible to comprehend that the passion, the pride and the raw emotion that is felt watching Chesham could be replicated when watching a load of huge blokes chase around an egg-shaped ball following more overscrupulous game rules than anyone could possibly ever pretend to understand? Continue reading “The Divorce Has Come Through”