Kelvin Barker was just five years old when he stood on Stamford Bridge’s famous Shed End terrace for the first time in December 1970. Chelsea beat Newcastle United 1-0 that day, although Kelvin, standing just two foot tall, was able to see precious little of the action. Nevertheless, it heralded the beginning of an enduring love affair. In addition to writing Celery! Representing Chelsea in the 1980s, Kelvin co-authored Chelsea here Chelsea there and Making History Not Reliving It. He also pens a popular monthly column for seminal Blues fanzine cfcuk.
Making History, Not Reliving It recounts the first decade of Roman's rule in London mirrored against a backdrop of an ever-changing, social-media-driven, angst and envy-ridden world where the revolving door of change seems to spin as fast as that of the manager's at Stamford Bridge. Season-by-season detail is entertainingly supplemented with news and entertainment bulletins.
Making History, Chelsea Uncut is the original version of the manuscript drafted by Mark Worrall and Kelvin Barker which evolved into Making History, Not Reliving It – A Decade of Roman’s Rule at Chelsea. This version is both un-edited and uncensored and contains additional and original material that did not make the published printed version of the book.
Celery! Representing Chelsea in the 1980s is a definitive period piece of True Blue writing which captures in amazing detail the trials and tribulations, the laughter and the tears, and the joy and pain of both watching and playing for Chelsea Football Club during a truly remarkable decade in the club's history.