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  1. Shug

    That Sterling Incident

    Watched the video for 15 minutes and didn’t get it. You win fella. Obviously I’m a thick, uneducated racist idiot.
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    My Blue Days: Nigel Spackman

    I was on the benches for that one.. nana nana nana nana Spackman...
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    Gavin Peacock

    Flicking around on TV yesterday morning and stumbled across a programme about Gavin Peacock on BBC. Only realised after watching for a while after they showed his early days at Charlton, it was a religious programme and he’s now an ordained minister. interesting watch. Anyone else saw it?
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    Chelsea v Derby County August 1983.

    Feeling old now, we used to go there late 70s / early 80s, were late teens /early twenties and invincible. Until we somehow, one night after playing 5 a side football in East Ham, ended up in a bit of a dodgy pub without realising half the ICF had walked in. Luckily I knew a couple of their younger chaps from college (I did day release at East Ham tech) and we drank up quickly and walked. Those were the days, also used to hit the Hammersmith Palais occasionally and spent half the evening looking for or avoiding the chaps from Q P Ha, depending on who had more there (normally Chels as they didn’t really travel well even to Hammersmith).
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    Chelsea v Derby County August 1983.

    We used to go to the Cats Whiskers in Streatham. Free entry for whole group and bottle of fizz if one of the group had a birthday which we always made sure happened. They used to restrict large groups of chaps, so we just used to pick up girls in a nearby pub on promise of free night out and then dump them once inside. ”Grab a Grot” was also a popular pastime there. Had to at least have one dance with ugliest sort you could find and then walk her past the rest of the chaps for judging. Ugliest one won the pot...
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    Chelsea v Derby County August 1983.

    That was one hell of a day out. Chelsea here, Chelsea there...
  7. Well, MOTD replay showed it did come off the defenders studs, so it’s a corner. Pep obviously has amazing eyesight to see it didn’t from 50 yards away
  8. Losing to Spurs, when I’m heading to LHR tomorrow morning, and my cab driver is a Spud. Going to get a whole hour of how great they are. ”Champions of Europe, you’ll never win that”
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    Chance Encounters as a Chelsea Fan

    A few from me: Watching The Munich Final in a bar in Chicago in 2012. Bloke sits next to me at the bar and turns out big Chelsea fan, born two roads away from me in Fulham. Had both been at same numerous away games in early 80s. Both in US on business and randomly picked the same bar to watch the match in. Had a great night. Really spanked both our corporate cards Good evening with Ray Lewington when someone convinced him to present the player of the year awards for the Sunday league team I played for in early 80s. Norman Medhurst regularly round our house, as Harry was a friend of my dad’s family from the Worlds end. Met Alan Hudson a few times as his brother had a window cleaning business doing shops on the Kings rd in the 70s & 80s Regularly in the Duke of Cumberland in New Kings rd after home matches in 80s, Half the team in there having a beer and a fag. Got in the same way as us, through the beer garden, back in days before pubs opened at 6. Walked past JT playing golf on Wimbledon common mid week a few years back and sat in front of Super Frank on a flight to the US about 5 years ago. Didn’t realise he was there until getting off the plane and thought it a bit pushy to ask for his autograph for my son, so just said Hi.
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    Next Chelsea Manager

    The way this is going here’s our next manager:
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    Next Chelsea Manager

    Apparently Peter Odemwingie turned up at Stamford Bridge in his Range Rover earlier, fancied being a manager
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    Next Chelsea Manager

    I’d rather they just stick with Conte and give him the players he wants. At this rate the World Cup will be on and all signings stall for a month, then you either pay more for players you want if they had a good World Cup, or get more makeweights like Berkeley and Drinkwater...
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    Random Rumours

    Zidane to Chelsea for 2 years and then off to France for next World Cup?
  14. I was in an Irish bar in Chicago, having landed an hour before from UK, dropped bag at hotel and straight into bar next door. Full of yanks except for me sitting at the bar and another random English chap / Chels fan (also born in Fulham) sat next to me. The two is us stood there watching the shoot out and at the end went mental. The whole pub joined in and shots and beers started arriving in front of us, loads were sending drinks over, and for next hour were coming up to both of us saying they’d had a great time watching us during the game. Apparently we were up and down all the time, slapping each other, hugging, swearing, using weird language, etc. Had a US work colleague join me at half time and he couldn’t believe the emotions. Left the bar late that night, totally pi55ed (on a business trip and had stuck company Amex behind the bar on arrival, bill was massive but it went through on exes as client entertaining) and knackered having been up at 6am to fly from UK. Can’t even remember the other guys name, just a fellow Chelsea lad who like me did a lot of games in the early 80s. Good on ya fella!