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  1. I'd say Michael Ballack, who spent most of his time playing out of position
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Here goes... 1 Ed De Goey 2 Doug Rougvie 3 Andy Myers 4 Peter Nicholas 5 John Dempsey (due to the Hair) 6 Dennis Rofe 7 David (Mary)Hopkin Captain (of Ugliness) 8 Didier Deschamps (big head small body) 9 Diego Costa 10 John Mcnaught (RIP) 11 Kevin Mcallister Subs Les Fridge...just because Trevor Aylott (big lump) Graham wilkins (the anti Ray) Alan Mayes (his finishing)
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    Away support

    Bet there was a fair sized Chelsea contingent in that 8000
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    It's one of the curious things about Chelsea isn't it. Our support can't be totally pinned down to specific areas and never could really. despite obvious strongholds like wandsworth battersea and pimlico. We always had fans dotted about well into the home counties. Hickeys mob were from Tunbridge wells, there were big contingents from Slough, Camberley, Kingston. Myself I used to get the train up from Orpington and Bromley and there were always plenty of others using that line.
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    Favourite Ever Away Game

    Yes that's the one, funny thing was at that point it was all in good humour, only when the Villa lot got a bit cocky it all changed. I remember a few climbing on the crossbar and breaking it as a final parting shot as well. Great day out
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    Favourite Ever Away Game

    Could choose plenty of away days from down the years, right from my early years going with my dad to London away games (Orient, the Charlton bonfire night, visits to Highbury, the Den etc) through to the mid late 80s when i ventured away myself and early 90s when I did quite a few. Hard choice but one sticks out due to it being a very Chelsea experience and that was the last game of the season at Villa park in I think 1991 or 92. It wasnt my first visit to Villa park far from it had been 3 or 4 times previous, not a happy hunting ground for us results wise in fact at that point we had lost every times i had been. For a few seasons around that time there was a fancy dress theme for the last away game and that year it was for some reason beachwear, i think it might have been something done via the fanzines at the time Chelsea independent perhaps. Anyway the away end which was totally full had a fair amount of rubber rings, hawaiian shirts and various other props. The game itself started pretty well with Chelsea wearing white socks after a while of wearing all blue (seemed a big thing at the time) going 2-0 up. I remember a young Ian Pearce (remember him) warming up along the line(was in that small stand to the side of the pitch) and someone yelling '' OI, who are you mate?'' . Anyway,half time arrived alnd the crowd who had been pretty lively settled down a bit but suddenly the groundmen have come on the pitch and I've spotted a Chelsea fan climb over the fence and onto the pitch. So he starts walking alongside the groundsmen and starts stamping down the turf or patting it back in place like the rest of them. Every so often he looks up to the away end and smirks and waves. Gradually people realised and every time he did he got a louder cheer. This continued until the teams came out and the groundsmen start filing off the pitch, not our Chelsea fan though he pats a few players (wisey for one) on the back and then parks himself on the end of the bench next to Bobby Campbell much to the hilarity of the away contingent. After a few minutes the old bill finally notice and cart him off to a heroes reception from the away fans. After this a kind of carnival atmosphere struck up in the stands, funny songs a streaker and various rubber rings, blow upm dolphins etc being chucked around. Of course Chelsea being Chelsea we blow our lead by giving away a late penalty but everyones still in great spirits singing Bobby Campbells leaving party, bring vodka and your charlie etc...so the game finishes and loads go on the pitch hoisting the players on their shoulders etc If i remember rightly bates came on to try and discourage the fans and got put on someones shoulders...It all seemed pretty harmless until...the Villa fans who had come on from the Holte End made the move of gesturing towards the Chelsea contingent...so suddenly the mood changed completely and 150 Chelsea broke off from celebrating with the players to go for the Villa. You had the wonderful sight of several men in grass skirts and coconut breasts setting about Villa and chasing them off their own pitch. I also remmber an older guy on the pitch with a walking stick which he suddenly started to use to whack Villa fans with. It was like watching a wildlife programme with 100 odd Cheetahs chasing 1000 odd gazelles then breaking their crossbar for good measure...The reason I had such a good view was I was right on the centre of the pitch next to a little group of Villa who we had been exchanging pleasantaries with all afternoon. The look on one of their faces as I caught him with a bit of turf on the side of his swede was hilarious. Of course eventually we filed out the ground and this was one of two occasions I have ever been on a club special (Shrewsbury away 88 the other) and me and my mate walked down towards Witton station and were waiting for the train to come in. In the distance I've seen Villa pile out their end and start walking with urgency towards the away end, of course at that point most Chelsea were still in the ground or gone in the other direction. Just as I am thinking this could be tricky the train comes in gate opens and we pile through onto the special. Just as the train is pulling away heard a roar go up which I'm guessing was Chelsea coming out of the ground to find the mob of Villa we had seen. I've been to better games of football, I've been to more important matches, I've been to games with far more trouble but that game summed up the Chelsea experience perfectly...the sublime followed by the ridiculous on the pitch and on the terraces with a sprinkling of anarchy aggro and glorious chaos...happy days
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Have often found that with Palace fans, they get ahead of themselves quite easily. They have never been a bigger club than us even if our team was worse than theirs for 3 or 4 seasons.
  8. He was, in fact I can´t remember any opposition player having the guts to try and wind him up.
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Unfortunately he wasnt like that often enough. Same with Fillery who was also very good in the Newcastle game.
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    I started watching iin 75 so missed those games. The only thrashing I can think of was a 6-2 during the Vialli years and a 4 1 in one of the title seasons under Mourinho. But even with those they either scored first or equalised so it felt like a harder game.
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Funny it reminded me a bit of our game against them this season. We were clearly the better team but for variuos reasons the scoreline didnt reflect that. Funny club for us Palace we very rarely give them a right old thrashing, they tend to raise their game a bit against Chelsea. Maybe because their fans are quite up for it where as we cant really get worked up about them.
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    lol
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    is that Phil Daniels with the flag?
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    Away support

    Thats how we got in wasnt it? I remember first trying to get in their end but me and your brother got picked out as we ''looked too much like Londoners'' ha ha then we walked round to the away end just as a group of Chelsea tried steaming through the old bill to get in. The old bill went after them leaving us to sneak in through the turnstiles. was rammed in there remember ''G'' perched a few feet up the floodlight so he could see. Happy Days :-)
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    Away support

    It was a poor turnout for us probably not even 2000, not the best performance either in that red and white kit we wore at Sheff Weds in the league cup semi. we were sh*t that night too.

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