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I never liked the official site of Chelsea....

The design is crap and the info. are old and not up to date....

And today they proved me right...

I checked the website for Inter Milan tickets at home to see they announced the tickets will be sold based on loyalty point.

They said:

Friday 26th February to Sunday 28th February until 2pm: Tickets will be sold to members on a loyalty point basis one ticket per member. The number of loyalty points will be announced no later than 6pm on Thursday 25th February.

And now it is 19:00 and nothing updated!!!

If u check our rivals websites you will see them more proff. and up to date....

Sometimes i feel the management just care about memberships and money and not caring the club members and supporters....

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I never liked the official site of Chelsea....

The design is crap and the info. are old and not up to date....

And today they proved me right...

I checked the website for Inter Milan tickets at home to see they announced the tickets will be sold based on loyalty point.

They said:

And now it is 19:00 and nothing updated!!!

If u check our rivals websites you will see them more proff. and up to date....

Sometimes i feel the management just care about memberships and money and not caring the club members and supporters....

Friday 26th February to Sunday 28th February until 2pm: On sale to members with 59 loyalty points or more, one ticket per person.

taken from chelsea website

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It was voted the best sports website of 2009. By some random survey thing.

Are you being sarcastic or...?

As someone who works as a website developer and has a lot of interest in general design stuff and the user experience, the Chelsea FC site is pretty much one huge fail, but then a lot of football teams are the same for some reason. It's so weird that sites have a huge amount of financial backing and have such a huge amount of visitors usually turn out to be quite terrible.

The Man City website is one of the few exceptions to this, it looks quite lovely and is super easy to navigate and use, and always seems to contain relevant and up to date information - http://www.mcfc.co.uk/

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I cant see how someone would vote it the best of anything. I agree with Zola in that its overly flashy and too complicated

Another, somewhat related bone I have to pick is over the megastore. This rant has been a long time in coming.

I dont think I will ever buy something from Chelsea online megastore. If you live in the USA or South American, you might know what I am talking about. If you hope to ship to these locations, you literally have no choice but to be redirected to the regional megastore. I guess this is so they can better direct shipping.

A quick look at the regional megastore for the Americas reveals the problem (www.chelseamegastoreusa.com). Their selection is woefully out of date, and their site looks so ramshackle and amateur. The pictures of items look like they were taken with a cameraphone ffs. I was looking to get some of the training tops from this season, and never mind not having my size, they didnt even have them in stock! This was the case when third party websites first brought them out. But I shouldnt worry, becasuse they seem to have plenty of those blue sweaters for toy dogs in stock.

As an added slap in the face they are selling last years away kit (one I bought new for $28 elsewhere) for almost $100 with player name on the back. 100 bucks for last years kit. Do they think people in the Americas live on Mars? I wonder how many poor saps have forked over money for that. Its as if they think we are idiots over here, and its so frustrating to see cool stuff like the 1971 cup winners cup dvd or reduced kits from this year for sale in the uk megastore, and then see the crap they are flogging to North and South Americans. If they actually sold stuff at competitive rates to a site like kitbag.com, i would much rather buy directly from the club, but instead this archaic and amateurish setup looks set to continue.

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The Man City website is one of the few exceptions to this, it looks quite lovely and is super easy to navigate and use, and always seems to contain relevant and up to date information - http://www.mcfc.co.uk/

Want.

blize, GREAT FIND. I was racking my brains to remember nice club websites I had seen, but I couldnt think of the City website for some reason. I too thought City's site was incredible simple and beautiful and I am glad to hear someone with actual experience in this field agrees.

The immediate things that stand out: No garish banners at the top begging you to text for live updates, no annoying videos trying to load, slowing the page down and playing when you dont want them, no flash driven schedules changing on the bottom. Just those HQ pictures and easy to find articles. It reminds me a bit of BBCs new homepage in that, if you scroll down, all the info is there, but not thrown in your face as soon as the site loads.

Has anyone with some design experience thought of throwing together a quick template to send to the club as a suggestion?

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Are you being sarcastic or...?

As someone who works as a website developer and has a lot of interest in general design stuff and the user experience, the Chelsea FC site is pretty much one huge fail, but then a lot of football teams are the same for some reason. It's so weird that sites have a huge amount of financial backing and have such a huge amount of visitors usually turn out to be quite terrible.

The Man City website is one of the few exceptions to this, it looks quite lovely and is super easy to navigate and use, and always seems to contain relevant and up to date information - http://www.mcfc.co.uk/

Want.

No, I'm not been sarcastic. Infact, the site had posted an article stating they had won so and so award. I wasn't impressed.

I'm still not, by the way. However, what I've done is that I bookmarked the news section on the site. And the fixtures section I think. Those are the only pages I go to, hence, all I do is type Chelsea in my Firefox and the page I've bookmarked appears on top. I don't have to go through that flash torture on the homepage.

Another thing one could do is follow the official Twitter (stamfordthelion) and subscribe to it's text updates on phone. Quite handy!

And yes, I have to agree that Man City have a good website which isn't 'cluttered with features' like ours and those of Man Utd and Gunners. The Liverpool site is quite outdated.

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It was voted the best sports website of 2009. By some random survey thing.

At the same time the University of Leicester was voted the best university in the UK of 2009, and they haven't even given me a timetable. If any aspiring politics student is reading this, whatever you do, DO NOT go to Leicester. It isn't a respected institution so much as an academic wasteland.

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I've never rated the Chelsea official website, it's always been crap. I've only ever used it for fixtures and news of the reserve & youth teams, and that has only improved slightly in the last few weeks. You'd think a club our size would be able to afford to appoint a decent website designing team.

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