Happy Birthday Roman Abramovich
Somebody who we are indebted to for taking Chelsea Football Club to the level it now occupies, is celebrating his birthday.
Our owner, Roman Abramovich, is celebrating his 51st birthday.
When Roman took over Chelsea Football Club, in June 2003, nobody could foresee just where his influence would take us.
From being on the threshold of winning trophies, Roman moved Chelsea into the upper echelons of world football, a level where it is expected that the side will win a trophy each season, as opposed to hoping for such an event.
When Roman first took over, our rivals goaded us that we would be just a passing fad and that Roman would cast us adrift after the novelty had worn off.
Fourteen years later, Roman is still with us as we continue to be a major force in football and set to, in the near future, move into a revamped Stamford Bridge that will be our home for many a year to come.
When Roan took over the reins at Stamford Bridge there were mutterings that Chelsea were not far from being placed into administration, dragged down by the Eurobond needed t built the West Stand, I often wonder what would have happened if Roman hadn`t have come along.
Happy Birthday Roman from all at Vital Chelsea.