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    nominator reacted to erskblue in Vintage Blues pictures and film   
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    nominator reacted to Richard P in Vintage Blues pictures and film   
    Reserve game. I used to ball boy during the school holidays, get to the ground early and ask. Used to get 50p and a can of coke for your troubles! Sometimes went in goal during the warm up which was good. Took my autograph book because there was always first team players playing either not getting a game or coming back from injury. Used to go west stand side to get the ball off the track or the benches.
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    nominator reacted to erskblue in Vintage Blues pictures and film   
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    nominator reacted to Boyne in Vintage Blues pictures and film   
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    nominator reacted to Richard P in Vintage Blues pictures and film   
    The knee went again against Oxford I think. I spoke to Eddie a couple years ago. He went up for a challenge came down, thought he was ok and took a goal kick. As he struck the ball his leg collapsed and that was it. He never played again.
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    nominator reacted to Boyne in Vintage Blues pictures and film   
    Posted before but a great shot of a great stand.

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    nominator reacted to Boyne in Vintage Blues pictures and film   
    Eddie was a brilliant goalie. Such a shame when he was injured. He tried making a comeback but unfortunately that was unsuccessful. He could have played for us for another ten years.
    If I remember correctly Eddie was injured in a league cup game against QPR. Speedie replaced Eddie in goal. 
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    nominator reacted to erskblue in Vintage Blues pictures and film   
    Now if only we could turn back time to that season...
    I know it seems as if some of us do on certain threads on here.
    Guilty !
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    nominator reacted to erskblue in Vintage Blues pictures and film   
    The pic above was after we beat Hull City 4-0 in May 1977,
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    nominator reacted to erskblue in Vintage Blues pictures and film   
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    nominator reacted to bluedave in Racist fanbase???   
    Clearly there is a conspiracy against us because I don't see this major story being reported anywhere.
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    nominator got a reaction from The Swan in League Position Next Season.   
    Same as this year or 4th - as long as we play better than the spuds, it will be alright.
    Citee & scousers will be difficult to beat, but we´ll be better than all the others.
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    nominator reacted to Juan Nil in League Position Next Season.   
    Apart from Hazard leaving our squad actually improves this season with the return of zouma over Cahill, James over Zappa, Tammy and Bats over Higuain and Mount over Kova. When RLC and CHO return we will have a healthy looking squad. Players like Emerson and Jorginho have had time to get used to the demands of the Prem and will be the better for the experience. Plus the addition of Pulisic. Hopefully goals will be shared around a bit more.
    Im going for 3rd again but if it is Lamps and we finish 8th in his 1st season i for one will still be supporting him to be our manager next season
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    nominator reacted to Frankie8Lampard in League Position Next Season.   
    4th ± 1
    I'm putting my money on fourth but I think we can finish 3rd or 5th depending on other external factors such as the teams around us having bad seasons, some of our players improve from last season, or the older ones continue to get worse.
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    nominator reacted to axman2526 in League Position Next Season.   
    Champions!
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    nominator reacted to just in League Position Next Season.   
    Blindingly obvious it will be so much harder next season. We only have two genuinely world class players and one of those has gone. A transfer ban. Two of our most promising youngsters with career threatening injuries. An owner who is remote to the point of being invisible. I think these are some of the real reasons why Sarri jumped ship rather than some fans singing "fuc k Sarriball" when we were 4-0 down against Bournemouth.
    So onwards and upwards . 6th and totally happy with that if Frank Lampard is sliding down the touchline on his knees when we beat Tottenham.
    God I love this club.
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    nominator reacted to Strider6003 in Strikers signed during Abramovich era   
    There are 19 according to this site, most I remembered yet some had slipped my mind, I never knew Anelka won the Golden boot with us:
    https://www.planetfootball.com/quick-reads/ranking-the-19-chelsea-strikers-signed-under-roman-abramovich/
     
     
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    nominator reacted to erskblue in Vintage Blues pictures and film   
    Memories...
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    nominator reacted to chi blue in Vintage Blues pictures and film   
    Now I might be a bit byast but has there ever been a better team photo?..the blue kit, the keepers kit, managers tracksuits and off course that iconic badge on the east stand. Welcome to the 1980's Chelsea style
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    nominator reacted to erskblue in Vintage Blues pictures and film   
    And mine, not surprisingly !
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    nominator reacted to erskblue in Vintage Blues pictures and film   
    Indeed, a great team picture.
    Great team, great season, great strip, great memories...
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    nominator got a reaction from Boyne in Vintage Blues pictures and film   
    ... my favourite shirts!
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    nominator reacted to Boyne in Vintage Blues pictures and film   
    I'm sure that this picture has been posted before but certainly no harm in posting again.

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    nominator reacted to Davey Baby in Sarri - In or Out?   
    He was made perfectly welcome. It wasn't until February we heard dissent at the ground. He came to Chelsea, he signed a deal, we got the players he wanted, paid big for them too, and we stuck with him during a really poor run of form, which is unusual in the Roman regime. The travelling fans who had got up at 4 in the morning and paid good money expressed their displeasure while witnessing yet another identikit abysmal performance and that's caused him to jump ship? If you're right then thank f**k he's leaving. We need someone with a bit more about him than that, in my humble opinion.
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    nominator reacted to Boston Blue in Sarri - In or Out?   
    Contract length for managers is meaningless.  As we've have seen everywhere, but especially at our club, you can be sacked, or you can ask to leave.  Number of years offered does not correlate to any long term philosophy or commitment by either party.
    As for the comments earlier about naming Frank as "interim" manager...…….there is no better way to undermine him with constant speculation over whether the club will name him permanently, or with the speculation over who might take over permanently.  Exactly the same scenario as Manchester United went through with OGS.  If Frank started well, there would be calls to name him permanently.  If he didn't start well, there would be talk about how he isn't ready for a job like this.  It's a no win situation, and it would be unfair to put him on that situation.
    We all know he's not ready yet.  That's the one reason people are skeptical about him.  He's a Chelsea legend, and he's had one very good year managing at Derby.  I suspect Frank knows he's not quite ready.  Everyone says an advantage to Frank being our manager is that he knows the club inside and out.  Well, that means he also knows what the expectations are and how impatient we can be as managers.  He will know better than anyone whether he feels ready to put himself in that position.  
    I've said it before...…..the one scenario that makes sense for Frank & Jody to come back is if we serve the transfer ban and have to rely on young players.  That our expectations in the first year will be the lowest they have been in the Abramovich years, and that could allow him the low pressure environment to gain a valuable year of experience.  But I still come back to the fact that if that happens, Lampard will have doubled his managerial experience at the end of our transfer ban.  Lampard is the choice of the heart when what we need is a choice with the head.
    I read that there is a real conflict in the boardroom over who to choose.  I find that interesting.  And positive.  It means that there are people at the club who recognize that a different direction is needed.  That perhaps continuing in the direction we went with Sarri might be the correct way to go.  Prior to Sarri, I thing we'd be focusing on the best name available, and that is Allegri.  
    The other dynamic is that this is least attractive we have ever been to potential managerial candidates.  Negativity toward a manager that seemingly delivered a successful season, the best player has left, three of your brightest young players have long term injuries and won't be available for pre-season and beyond, aging and declining players like Alonso, Pedro, Willian, the transfer ban, and uncertainty over Higuaín and Kovacic.  The team looks old and thin, and there isn't much to work with to mold it into something you want without the ability to buy players.  Why would an Allegri, coming off such league success with Juve, look at our situation and see it as the next logical step in his career? 
    Frank de Boer was brought in by Crystal Palace for the same reasons we want Lampard, or even Ten Hag:  Pretty football, a different philosophy.  It went horribly wrong and lasted four games before he was sacked, and that was for a club whose expectations are way lower than ours.  
    The choice of next manager is critical, and list of potential candidates has never been smaller.

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