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  1. Never got into subbuteo. Striker was good until the players heads fell off when you bashed them too hard. Used to get the old man to glue them back on, but that was only a temporary fix. Edit: Just looked online. The second generation was Super Striker which featured diving goalkeepers. Completely forgotten about that. Bit off topic but used to love having indoor Kick about’s with me brothers using semi deflated balloons. The front door was the goal
  2. Millwall played a pre season friendly against Tunbridge Wells in the early 80s which made the papers due to fighting with local Chelsea fans ( SH and Co) People talk about the Sunderland and Boro disorder at home, but the most fighting I’ve seen around the ground was definately Millwall in 95, which carried on all the way to Whitechapel High St at 11.30 at night
  3. Suffered bomb damage during the war and never reopened. I remember in the 70s and 80s before passenger trains were put back on the line, you'd see a rattler going past the back of the East Stand hauling carriage after carriage of aggregate; massive long thing that would take ages to go past. It was more interesting to watch than some of the dross football being served up.
  4. Many years back I watched Sutton Utd play at Gander Green Lane. They had a pitch side advertising hoarding which read TODAYS MATCH IS SPONSORED BY SPAGHETTI HOUSE RESTAURANTS. The sign must have been sh*ttily made in two pieces; a player collided with it and it split in half, leaving TODAYS MATCH IS SPONSORED BY SPAGHETTI for most of the game
  5. Bottom pic front middle the bloke with the stripey shirt looks like JM of MacIntyre fame. We used to take thousands to Europe when there was a novelty factor to it
  6. I went to the 83 one. New Years Day or thereabouts. Lots of Deerstalker hats I remember for some reason. Almost got my head panned in up there by a loony with a ponytail late season 95?
  7. Was walking down Fulham Broadway in 1980 when a mate who was more clued up than me pointed him out as the new top boy. That Marseille game they gave us a V Shape open terrace in the corner. Thought we made a lot of noise seeing as there was no roof. It went off down the front with OB which made the Standard the next day. Got a coach back to Nice which took forever. Was talking on the way back with a Wolves fan who went out there looking for a bit of aggro because he got battered out there the previous year in the World Cup, which didn’t make a lot of sense
  8. Wonder what Doug the Thug looks like now? He was missing a couple of teeth, don’t know whether it was gum disease or someone’s elbow in his mush
  9. Great pic. Difficult to date but 85’s my guess. Nice Cavalier in the background. I had a 4 door saloon in dark red and me brother had a harvest gold hatchback. Both parked on the same drive and both leaved oil.
  10. Chelsea legend, Rhani “ Chopper “ Harris, and Six Million Steps. Very talented man.
  11. Tom Finney, by many more lauded than Stanley Matthews,one of the greatest players in the world at the time, used to top up his meagre wages with plumbing work. Garincha got the groovy moniker of “little bird”, Eusebio’s the Black Pearl, and he’s the flaming poor old Preston Plumber.
  12. I know he used to rent some space off Chelsea supporting Romany Gypsy mates of mine in Culvert Road Battersea. Thought he was in the motor trade at the time but might be wrong.
  13. Just looking at big Micky Droy going for a header there got me thinking, has he been back to the Bridge since he stopped playing? Tremendous servant in mostly a crap side for many years, if he was introduced to the crowd he’d get a hell of a reception.
  14. I don’t think Hazard was great getting up and down the pitch but he could open a tin of baked beans with his left foot. Pains me to say but Spurs had a top midfield with him, Hoddle, Ardiles, Villa, Perryman etc
  15. Strange how Colin Lee, an ex Spurs player was accepted by Chelsea fans, yet Mark Falco around the same time wasn’t. Falco got the worst reception I’ve ever seen at Rotherham in 82
  16. A good mate who went on to play for Sutton Utd including the Cup win against Coventry played for Wimbledon Youth Team. Several times I watched him play South East Counties- Against Millwall John Fashunu looked a handful at 16, against us the only player that made the grade I can remember was Keith Jones who I played against several times. Of our gang and we’re still mates today Paul Rogers went on to play for Sheffield Utd and Stuart Massey Palace and Oxford; both played semi pro before going full time. I saw them play in a friendly against Spurs at Gander Green Lane and Ardiles really looked a class above. He used to run with his elbows out and no one got near him. Spent a couple of years playing Senior Level including a year for Corinthian Casuals. Some years I played Saturdays, some years it was watching Chelsea, but back then with games getting called off all the time plus suspensions always saw the Blues a good bit. Sunday football I’m sure we all played, normally with a raging hangover.
  17. Good sweeper. Like Glenn Hoddle with pace. Went to the 88 Euros. Kenny Sampson was trying to mark him. Ruud time after time kicked the ball beyond him and streaked away. Bumped into Ken Bates on the way back from the 98 Super Cup in Monaco. Bates said to us along the lines of “ I see Gullit’s gone to Newcastle. They’re welcome to him.”
  18. I’m working in Clapham at the moment. Like pretty much all of London the demographics have changed massively since the 80s; not too much white working class remaining. Agree it would have been a Chelsea manor, though not too easy to get to the Bridge unless there’s a sneaky bus route I’m unaware of. I see they’ve been running repeats of 70s drama Fox, set in Clapham, starring the bloke who played Harry Grout on Porridge and a young Ray Winstone. Edit: Streatham up the road was mostly Chelsea with pockets of Palace- very easy to get the rattler to Selhurst from there.
  19. Malcolm MacDonald run the 100m in 10.9 seconds. I believe that was inside Olympic qualifying time in the mid 70s. Agree with footballers generally not doing well. Especially the likes of Stan Bowles who liked a fag
  20. Bestie said to the ref “ you are a f**king disgrace” Afterwards he reckoned he was talking to himself not the ref!
  21. He used to start his run up for an Eddie goal kick well out wide and run across the line- similar run up to a high jumper- don’t remember him scoring many headed goals but his speciality was the flick on- Gary Speed who was bit taller also had a great leap, as did Frank Sinclair ( the grey cells aren’t functioning too well, what was the controversial incident when he moved to Leicester- didn’t he accidentally lay out the ref or similar)?
  22. Booked about 5 seconds after kick off v Sheff Utd. We had a few brutes in the early 90s, Cascarino, Wise, Hartford, Peter Nicholas
  23. That Celtic “ friendly” at the Bridge 15 odd years ago was a lively affair. There were hundreds of chaps from the outside Fulham Broadway Station all the way down to the main entrance looking for someone to clump ( lots of Glasgow Rangers and a smattering of Millwall who Chelsea generally get on with BTW) I saw Celtic scarfers get laid into that night, which I wouldn’t normally approve of, but they were singing pro IRA songs. No where near enough police on duty. Surprised the fixture went ahead in the first place.

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