I arrived in London in 1997 on the day of the FA Cup final, which Chelsea won.
As I was getting the cab to my friend's place, I listened to some after-match discussion of the game and it's players.
When I got to Alison's place, her good friend Johnny was there, and he'd been a Chelsea fan all his life- and was just about crying for joy. Alison and her family had absolutely zero interest in football, and as I had heard some duscussion on the way there, was able to sort of discuss things with him.
I made a friend for life, and have kept an eye on Chelsea ever since.
Mind you - a Wallabies fan first and foremost.