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  1. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Did Wimbledon get a 50/50 ticket allocation for the Semi at Highbury? I couldn't get one through Chelsea, made enquiries on Wimbledon's phone line- no joy. There were plenty of empty spaces which peeved me no end. Note: the attendance was 32, 734. What would have been capacity at the Library back then? Footnote: according to Wikipedia, Highbury's capacity post Taylor Report was 38,419
  2. We played Newcastle at home in 91, shortly after Keegan got bashed up and robbed late night in a lay bye on Reigate Hill- it was all a bit risqué- anyway one of the CFC fanzines had a cartoon of some brute with a bat looking at a bruised Keegan with his curly perm " Sorry Kev, I didn't know it was you" was the caption. was
  3. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    The plan was for the club to be self financing, and not rely on Romans wallet, which it pretty much is now, albeit with a net spend of not a lot over the last few years. Common sense tells me this is the way it's gonna stay unless the big white chief decides to bankroll us again.
  4. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    It's very easy to say that the board aren't backing the manager, however this is largely governed by how keen Roman is to dig into his own pockets in order to finance. The new stadium needs paying for, Chelsea is essentially his hobby; under him we've won every competition out there including the big one. Does he get the same kick winning things as he did back in 2005? Ps it doesn't help blowing 100 Million on some mediocre players but he doesn't have bottomless pockets
  5. Booing of players

    I think on the whole football fans are a pretty forgiving bunch ( West Ham excluded who definitely harbour grudges) Numerous times players have pushed for a move- spouted off to the press- the transfer didn't happen but they've got themselves a pay rise- so their back at the Bridge first game of the season.... Next thing the crowd are chanting their name and all the previous chicanery' s forgotten. Call me a cynic, but I think a lot of them get off lightly
  6. Booing of players

    I've booed loads of times over the years. Cant see the big deal- it's the flip side of the coin to cheering. Players don't mind the adulation and having their names chanted when things are going well, likewise when they stink they should be able to accept some stick. You pay your money and are free to let off steam and express yourself ( within limits) Being booed could even act as a motivational tool- if they don't like it they should try and look at the situation through the supporters prism; learn from their mistakes, and don't give cause to get jeered again. Im not sure about this year, but last season Fellani regular got booed by United fans when he got put on as sub. Im sure that gave him a boost!
  7. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    I'd no expert but reckon that when we changed badge in 2005, it helped sell a lot more merchandising. I know of many fans- me included- who never bought anything which displayed the old badge because it was disliked so much. If it was a copyright issue which led to the the " Millwall Lion" badge, which unbelievably was around for 20 odd years, I don't know why they didn't just reverse the rampant lion so it was facing the other way- as Arsenal did with their cannon? My favourite is still the classic one which I think was adopted from Earl Cadogans coat of arms, with a slight variation being the turquoise outer rim ( Was around for a couple of years in the mid 80's)
  8. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Horses for courses but loathe the 86 Millwall lion badge. I wonder if that pratt Donal MacIntyre's still got a tattoo of that one his shoulder, grassing c..t.
  9. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Have a look at the rampant lion on the supporters club badge! Anyone remember Bridge News that used to get sent to members once a month? It was Bates's propaganda mag. One thing he was always going on about was imploring fans not spending money on food and merchandising outside the ground. ( He wanted every single penny for himself/ the club) Im sure he had a say in getting rid of the hotdog stalls on Fulham Broadway- they seemed to survive far longer outside of other grounds.
  10. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    We had some good times at OT around then. The song to the tune of That's Amore went " When the ball hits the back of the Old Trafford net, that's Vialli....When your face is so glum and your names Ferguson, that's Vialli.... " Sixty thousand muppets" was another popular one
  11. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    There's far more traffic on this site when we are doing comparitively bandy, as compared with when all's ticking over nicely. We all enjoy a good moan up so it's human nature I guess.
  12. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Currently in our outhouse, one of the old Chelsea mirrors that were spoken about a while back. My brothers also have got one each. Note only 4 trophies won, as enscribed. They came from the Armadale Centre Wandsworth circa 77
  13. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Good trip that was- incredibly laid back old bill I remember. Did anyone else stay in that weird holiday camp type set up in Stockholm, that was full of Chelsea?
  14. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Big similarities there to the Ossie scenario- following previous chatter I did a bit of digging around. Coming into the 1970 tournament he was the 1st Divisions top scorer with 31 goals, and in his own words in the form of his life. Jeff Astle got put on as sub against Brazil, missed a sitter... Ossie got the hump, went out and got pissed, missed training the next day, and didn't get picked for the next four years. Not that he was ever an Alf Ramsey type player anyway- he was a disciplinarian and didn't take to flair players. Little Alf Ramsey story going back to 66...Jimmy Greaves was now fit however wasn't starting against Portugal- he werent delighted about this. Riding high in the charts at the time was Cilla Black and the theme tune to Alfie. In Ramsey's earshot Jimmy used to start singing " What's it all about, Alfie?" !! Made me laugh anyway
  15. For a brief time I'd be Peter Osgood down the park, but only if my older brother wasn't playing, because he'd claim the Ossie tag himself. This stopped when I was 8 or so when he got sold to Southampton. It's funny how things change so quickly with kids, cause shortly after that the schoolground song became " Osgood woz good now he's no good." After that no-one until Butch Wilkins started really making a name for himself in 76. Around that time he started going out with my cousin Jaqui- I used to fantasise about them popping round and having a kick a bout with him in the back garden