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  1. 6 points
    Mod Stark

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    This was the one, right next to the entrance to the Bridge.
  2. 6 points
    Davey Baby

    Alvaro Morata

    Bizarre. Costa started like a house on fire for us but I wonder if he had as many goals for us after as many games, remembering that Morata has missed a few with injury. Morata's been brilliant and I just can't understand your comparison with Batshuayi, who has no idea how to play up front on his own, although he will score goals. Batshuayi is just a very limited footballer and it's clear Conte doesn't trust him. Morata is better in the air than Costa, by far, he's faster, his link-up play is better, he's more skilful, and he'll get more goals. He'll easily surpass Costa's 20 if he stays fit, because although he misses chances, he also puts them away, and crucially the chances keep coming his way, because his movement and positioning is so good. All strikers miss chances. Morata is scoring crucial goals, big goals in big games, winners, opening goals. Costa invariably went missing in big games. Lest we forget, in both our title winning seasons of late, Costa faded badly in the latter half, when the pressure was on. It was Hazard that drove us over the line on both occasions. Given the choice, I don't see too many people taking Costa over Morata right now, and as for Batshuayi, he's at least one tier below them two in my opinion. I'm not saying there aren't better than Morata out there, but I don't think we could have done much better, given the options. He's been as good as any of us could have expected, and his goal against Utd was simply a great header. When we needed him he produced. He was absolutely brilliant that day. He gets injured and we're relying on Batshuayi our season takes a very different course in my opinion.
  3. 4 points
    bluehaze

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Where did everyone get there Chelsea kits from back in the day ?. As I recall some sports shops would only sell certain kits the Admiral ones seemed the most widely available. Selfridges and Soccerscene in Carnaby Street had nearly everything between them. The first widely available Chelsea kits were the Le Coq Sportif ones I bought the away one in 81
  4. 3 points
    Richard P

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Got the yellow and green Umbro kit for Xmas 78 with Puma phantom boots and a couple of footballs. Went over the park it was wet and muddy hated getting my new socks muddy! Also found out the black and white ball like in the picture with Micky Droy when the paint flakes off it fills with water and it was like heading a medicine ball!! BUT in My fiftieth year glad I’ve got those memories rather than memories on a computer game.
  5. 2 points
    Good shout. I showed this to our old trainer Jimmy Hendrie- he went on to say Johnny B was one of the fittest players he worked with. Could run all day and strong as an ox. He went on to add that one of the best man marking jobs he ever saw was Bumstead against Gascogne at his very peak. Very few people could subdue Gazza but our man did just that
  6. 2 points
    Nibs

    Eden Hazard

    Both are key players. But players like Hazard are so difficult to replace. He IS our match-winner and when he's not in the side we become a fairly average looking team. So basically, you should Worry with the rest of us!!
  7. 2 points
    yeah i had the man city away shirt red and black stripes which i really liked and also a friend gave me a liverpool white with red cuffs and collar away shirt too. They were cotton back then.
  8. 2 points
    Peckham Blue

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    I confess I did have the Don Rodgers Palace shirt, white with the thick claret and blue vertical stripes. The collar was so tight it hurt my ears getting it on and off.
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    All rather early 80's heavy, but if you take out any of our victorious finals, and in no order, I would go for: 1. Arsenal 1984. On holiday in Torquay as a 9 year old at the time. Would have loved to have seen so many Chelsea in the ground that day. No where's my TARDIS? 2. Fulham 1985. Milk Cup replay. My old man went and always said it was a goalkeeping masterclass by Eddie Niedzwiecki. Saved a penalty too. 3. Brighton 1983. Again for the massive turn out. 4. Bolton 1983. Could have been so different without Flasher. Easily in the top 5 most important games in our history. 5. Newcastle 1983. Not just for spanking Keegan's lot, but for the legendary box-to-box run from Wee Pat. One of those things you'll only ever hear about....
  11. 2 points
    erskblue

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Getting your new Chelsea strip or anything Chelsea for Christmas or your birthday was brilliant as a kid.
  12. 2 points
    I found a Mitre ball in the Thames near Putney Bridge, probably from Craven Cottage. I was the king of the park for weeks.
  13. 1 point
    romfordblue

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    I had Glasgow Rangers, Scotland, Argentina (during Falklands war ffs!!! i was naive), Wales and Brazil. Rather walk around in stockings and high heels than wear another clubs colours.
  14. 1 point
    erskblue

    What TV Show Are You Waarching?

    I noticed that the classic World War Two documentary series from 1973. 'The World at War' is again being shown. This time on Yesterday. A fantastic documentary series about World War Two. Probably the definitive series.
  15. 1 point
    ashwin

    Alvaro Morata

    Morata all day long for me too. During the first half of each season he was with us, Costa was hardly a flat track bully. He scored 10 of his 59 goals against Arsenal, Liverpool, Spurs, City and United. Also against PSG. That is quite impressive. If, however, you consider only matches in the second half of a season as 'big', then he hasn't done very well. But that has little to do with showing up in the big games, is it?
  16. 1 point
    Krc-fan

    Eden Hazard

    Ten years professional football! Congratulations, Eden!
  17. 1 point
    Ewell CFC

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    The shop near Fulham Broadway- was that an official club shop or otherwise? Can't remember
  18. 1 point
    bluehaze

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    I bought the home top in 77 at the club shop next to FB.
  19. 1 point
    Ewell CFC

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Jimmy Hendrie- assistant physio; trainer 1979- 1987, in me local the Green Man Ewell ( big Chelsea pub) Glasweigan chap- Gers and Chelsea fan- he was part time for the couple of years- full time after. Alround good bloke and great craic. ps I can't orientate the pic- if anyone can turn Jimmy the right way round he'd be very grateful
  20. 1 point
    Mod Stark

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    First Sport for me in the 80s, or the little Chelsea shop on the corner of the main opening to the bridge. It used to be packed cause only fit about 10 people at once.
  21. 1 point
    old git

    Alvaro Morata

    If it was that easy, he'd be religiously banging them in week in, week out. All strikers, world class or otherwise, have off days because that's the nature of the role they play but Morata has kept his to a minimum up to now. I'm highly delighted he's at our club.
  22. 1 point
    Weve had Istanbul then Crystanbul and this week Sevanbul
  23. 1 point
    Davey Baby

    Alvaro Morata

    You may be right about that Mod. It was the Batshuayi comparison that felt bizarre. Good to see you posting.
  24. 1 point
    Richard P

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Your right. After Argentina 78 World Cup. My mum worked in a sports shop and the real thing was 60£! Mitre Multiplex 2.5 was around 25-30£ I found one in a tree at the Bank of England sports club which was near Barnes I think in 1980. Fantastic ball, lasted for ages and all my mates loved using it. Heavier than lesser priced balls but helped build your leg power for long passing and shooting.
  25. 1 point
    ashwin

    Alvaro Morata

    Agree with the first part :) Morata's play is just pleasing on the eye, very smooth. That's the simple reason I already prefer him over several of our previous strikers including Costa. Even if he isn't as prolific or clinical.
  26. 1 point
    Mod Stark

    Alvaro Morata

    What of the previous seasons prior to those 5 months at the end? If we're judging the players against each other, there is no way Morata is better than Costa. As it stands today,in my opinion, there isn't much between Morata and Batshuayi. Most of the time, if it isn't put on his head, it's hitting the stewards each side of the goal. I wanted Morata and it's early days, but I think we need some clarity comparing him to Costa as it stands.
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    Is it me or does Jack Wilshere look like he's aged about 10 years? I always suspected him of being a coke addict when he was "injured" for 16 months then consistently injured afterwards at Arsenal.
  29. 1 point
    I hate watching Lukaku play, he's actually a worse footballer than Costa was and Costa used to frustrate the hell out of me. United are now starting to see the bad side of him when he doesn't score because that's all he is, goals. Even when he was scoring every game he was playing badly, watch his link-up play it's embarrassing, no idea how he costs 90 million.
  30. 1 point
    United fans on Lukaku, looks like the honeymoon period and hysteria over 'screwing us over' has well and truly worn off!!!! ^^^Doesn't that one sound familiar? Literally every single reason i didn't want him back under any circumstances and wasn't remotely bothered he was sold is covered in these posts (poor movement, lazy, weak for his size, abysmal technique etc etc). The few people defending him were blaming the "lack of service", sound familiar to a certain number 9 we had? We already have a "flawed footballer but scores" striker in Bats who is a super sub and nothing more, imagine going into this season with Lukaku and Bats as the options? Honestly i would rather the 2013/14 versions of Eto'o or Ba over Lukaku let alone Costa and Morata.
  31. 1 point
    enigma

    Antonio Rudiger

    this is hilarious too, on the place back to london yesterday lol https://streamable.com/8rd9h
  32. 1 point
    enigma

    Willian

    couple things frustrate me with him, and that's his decision making in the final third. he could make a pass sooner, and also dribbling unnecessarily for too long and then getting dispossessed. apart from those parts of his game, he is usually very reliable and showed yesterday he is good at scoring goals given time and space to do so. would definitely not want us to sell him, but if we did then we would need an upgrade and not selling him to a rival.
  33. 1 point
    John Bumstead 1978-1991 - 339 appearances and 38 goals. Well done Jonny B!
  34. 1 point
    chi blue

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    O I forgot to say nibs, that wasn't me as a kid dressed in full kit and going over the park, it was last Saturday at the age of 48!!! Got a few funny looks though!!
  35. 1 point
    Ewell CFC

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    It's a ropey old ball Droys got there- no doubt a kick about ball but rag arse rovers all the same. The club was probably too skint for luxurys such as new balls back then. I don't think that type of black and white ball was ever used in the football league- definitely was in internationals. 70's and 80's was Mitre Multiplex or Mitre Max from memory
  36. 1 point
    Nibs

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    How special was it as a kid to go over the park in your brand new football kit you got for Christmas with a ball like that under your arm. And going to get a new pair of football boots - BLACK of course! To this day, still one of my most memorable Christmas presents must have been about 1973/4, was my first leather football and it was just like that one - black and white panels.
  37. 1 point
    romfordblue

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    To be fair whilst trophies were shared around we should have won a league title. Maybe only one but....... The players we had were great but so was their lifestyle which meant they never always played to potential. If only they had won the league. They would be proper legends but i still hold them in high esteem. Bonnetti was my favourite only because i am (sorry WAS) a keeper, but Chopper, Hollins, Osgood to name a few
  38. 1 point
    charierre

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Not really sure that they underachieved, two trophies was probably akin to expectations. Around that period there were a lot of very good sides and trophies on the whole were shared out among them. Although the side were folk legends to us fans, from memory alone we didn't have a lot of regular full internationals in the side. Quite rightly you state that 1972 was a disappointment , Stoke were Div1 but we were expected to win, as for Orient ,football gave up plenty of shocks in the cup in those days. Quite probably why older fans hold the trophy with such high regard, our memories being filled with the likes of Orient, Hereford,Colchester etc. We were though an honest side that gave their all for the badge and the period of following the team in those days gave many a lot of happy memories.
  39. 1 point
    Carshalton an absolutly tremendous post. In my family i have two elder brothers me and the eldest were the "herberts" the middle one watched the football and joined in only when he had too. I loved to join in first but also loved anything Chelsea South West london is all that matters and Chelsea Football club, the rest of london is was and always will be shall we say "unclean." Please dont put Bates on a pedestal he wanted to kill us. He did not have to put up with police beating you for no reason in any part of this country or abroad, we got "what was coming to us" in his mind though I agree he picked us up again when we were sh*t and got rid of the leeches.Stocholm was a great example, coming home was absolute chaos bates did not give a monkeys. You are right about the early 70s team underachievers really but they were CHELSEA my Chelsea always will be. The ex players were bound to bad mouth us, they were working class kids that came good just because they could play football. They lost out on thousands compared to even 10 years after the end of their careers.erarnt One thing is they are and always will be Chelsea. To me Greaves s truly the one who forgot where he started he never ever has a good word to say about us always N17. Might be good reason he may get drinks cheaper at N17. That is my opinion. You are right but please Bates never loved Chelsea, he was a business man from up north.who made his money out of the club. "us Herberts" though he hated us kept Chelsea going.at the time. Then the Russian came and he got his sheckles and was off. Your posts are fantastic and we are allowed to give our opinions thank god our Grandparents fought for that right. Keep the faith you do tremendous work on this board Thank you.
  40. 1 point
    Hudson fails to mention Bates giving him a job working as a host during home games when he needed help, he got let go because he kept getting pissed up. Older fans on here, by all means tell me i'm talking crap but i cant help thinking the early 70s team underachieved overall with the talent we had, yes we won two cups but we also had some shocking results, losing to div 2 Stoke in the league cup final in 72 for one, losing to the likes of Orient in the cup, losing semi finals late 60s. What annoys me is some of the 70s players in the past were happy to slag the club off in the press for a quick buck & then wondered why Bates told them to eff off when they wanted free tickets. Likes of Osgood-R.I.P & Harris were always quick to slate the club when we were struggling, all it did was feed the tabloids narrative against Bates.
  41. 1 point
    ashwin

    Alvaro Morata

    This may not matter for anyone else, but I really love to see humility in our players. Morata and Hazard are great examples, no standing around with hands on hips without a smile showing off to the crowd (like Lukaku or Lacazette). Celebrate with the rest and always show excitement. I've said it before, Lukaku is too arrogant and I would take Morata even if he wasn't as good as he appears to be. That said, Morata is showing himself to be a much better footballer anyway. He has the potential to be only our second fully rounded forward of the Abramovich era.
  42. 1 point
    Sat 12th May 1984. We won 1-0. King Kerry to win Division 2 title, ahead of Sheffield Wednesday.
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  44. 1 point
    Trying to get a few insults in before you declare the spat closed isn't really helping.
  45. 1 point
    Boyne

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Johnny B. A fine player.
  46. 1 point
    Does anyone remember Winfield football boots?. They were Woolworths answer to Adidas you got some serious piss taking if you had a pair of them.
  47. 1 point
    Nice to see a pair of Gola boots,well one anyway. In this picture. My first real pair of football boots were Gola. Back in 1978. Cost my old dear £4.95. Sad I remember that fact!

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