Kweku Amonoo-Quyst


Kweku Amonoo-Quyst was a former press officer for the Chelsea Supporters Group, writes for Blue Tinted Reborn and has spoken about a variety of Chelsea related issues on the BBC, Sky Sports News and Talksport. He is a panelist on the "Podding Shed" podcast. He is a Chelsea supporter and a lover of football. He believes these things are not mutually exclusive.
  • View From Stamford Bridge: Identity Blues

    Like any good celebrity, football's hallmarks are its fame, its fortune and its army of fans. However, anything of substance has to have more fundamental characteristics to stand the test of time.  Football emerged in its modern form in a country which had room for cricket and later rugby as mass participation sports. Why then did football supercede them? I'd argue it was for the simple reason that football was the first to dare what the others did not: to offer to represent people beyond the playing of the game itself. ...

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  • View From Stamford Bridge: Ideas Will Always Matter More Than Transfers

    A small caveat before I write anything more. I’ll never cease to be amazed at how little power every actor in the modern football transfer seems to have. The clubs say that the players have all the power. The players say they are held at the mercy of their clubs, to be sold to whoever the clubs deem fit. The agents are at the mercy of whoever rings their phone at the right time. And the supporters? Well we just have to get on with the tweeting and the overpriced but trendy new club shirt. ...

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  • View From Stamford Bridge: Simple Pleasures

    For much of its existence football has picked up the habits of the wider society which gives the game its context. The game took its first steps to maturity in an industrial age which then led it to professionalise as the post World war 1 & 2 societies sought high class entertainment to match their greater expectations. Then, as the current age arrived, football became no stranger to a world of monetisation, media and instant communication. ...

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  • View From Stamford Bridge: Whose Money Is It Anyway?

    The last two weeks have been overlaid by big money and big talk at Stamford Bridge. When it's not Diego Costa and text messages then it's Alex Sandro and world record fees. To be honest, the figures involved in transfers have long ceased to be of genuine interest to me. Football in the close season gives free reign to all the elements that compete for attention with its main attraction: the game itself. Unimpeded and now centre stage: the transfer rumour, the financial analysis and the marketing blitz bask in the close season sunshine. I'm happy to let them but not for too long because sunburn is of use to no one. ...

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  • The Off-Season: We All Need This

    I always feel a slight twinge at the end of the season. The imminent disorder and disruption to a seasonal rhythm and comfort zone. But it is really just that: a twinge, no rolling over and no agony. We need the post season break. We, being all constituent parts of the footballing polity. ...

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