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  1. Don’t think we run out to it, but remember Queens We are the Champions being played prematch, with everyone singing along to the “ We’ll keep on fighting to the end” in 77. Also recall Marvin Gayes homage to a West London District “ Sexual Ealing” coming out of the Shed Tannoy in September 82 which pleased us Soul Boys. Ps How did you request a prematch song- was there a postal address in the programme? Think the DJ was at the back of the West Stand. “ This one’s for Jimmy whose celebrating his 10th Birthday today....We’ve had a request for Brothers Johnson Stomp for all the Croydon boys.....” etc etc
  2. He scored 114 goals in one season playing for the Youth Team. Wonder if got awarded Player of the Year? A poster on here ( Old Git) was fortunate enough to witness his debut in which he scored a hatrick; there’s a shock. If memory serves me correct his recollection was that he had phenomenal acceleration and breezed past defenders like they weren’t there. Ive read his book, and he attributes his success to a freakily clear head in front of goal. Everything seemed to be in slow motion. If your a goalscorer that is a seriously great attribute. Good on you Greavesy. Better late than never with your recognition I hope. Edit: When he broke into the first team, he used to get public transport to the game from Upminster, Essex
  3. I don’t rate Bats either. Educated guess that he might be one of these players whose on fire during training which gives the management hope, but lacks matchday temperement.
  4. Euro’s could be eventful. QF CL at Munich - the old Olympic Stadium 2005. Flew out from London City Airport, a few of the lads putting them away at 6.00AM Drinking on the flight, drop bags, straight out on the lash. A couple of them come about four o’clock decided they needed to go back to the hotel for a lie down. They both slept through their alarms and woke up midway through the second half. Champions League v Marseille 99. We rented a villa in St Tropez. It was March and nothing was open. After a day or so of kicking our heeels, three of us peeled off and caught a cab to Niece. As we were leaving one fella came running out holding their equivalent of Yellow Pages “ You’d be mad to go. They’ve got three pages of brasses in here” I also remember someone bribing a ceremonial soldier to vacate his sentry box in Copenhagen so he could shag a local he’d picked up.
  5. Ha. There are similarities. Where’s Mark Stein when you need him!
  6. Brings back memories of football specials. The rolling stock was a lot more dated than the Inter City 125. ( Inter City was more open plan whereas the specials I remember tended to have those litttle individual compartments where two rows of seats faced each other- quite intimate a bit like being in a front room) Last time I got a train north to watch Chelsea was in the Cup v Everton in 2005- Cant remember whether the club organised the train or not- what I do recall was Cath getting in an argument with someone coming back which led to the train being held at Crewe for ages- it got a bit out of hand and someone pulled the communication cord.
  7. I do remember counting the number of steps at Cambridge. ( it weren’t many) First away game 82 went there on a National Express coach which you did if you were really skint. Oakwell karzi was an open to the elements trough, and it was raining. Most grounds back then only had urinals- did think football fans never needed an Ertha Kitt?
  8. I bought one of the few Chelsea tops I’ve owned from there. It was white cotton, blue piping on the cuffs and v- neck ( think it was out 3rd choice kit from 81/82) Not entirely kosher because it didn’t have the Umbro diamond, and by then we’d moved onto to shiny nylon rather than cotton, but I must have liked it other wise I wouldn’t have bought it.
  9. We drove up. Managed to find a pub garden to knock a few back. Did have a picture of us but it perished in my shed. Hot and packed in the end, but the rest of the ground wasn’t full if I remember right. A mate came with us who was more into playing than watching- he ended up turning pro- whenever I see him he mentions what a good craic that day was. Another mate that still goes mentioned in the car he’d met a decent bird during the week in Zenons nightclub- he’s now been married to her for about 30 years- funny how things stick in your head... Top find that video.
  10. Anyone watching Wednesday's programme ( hasn't been aired yet obviously but you just know its gonna be way over the top), will no doubt be led to believe that racism amongst football fans is on the increase, yet the opposite is true. It seemed a while back that the media had it in for Chelsea in this regard, now one fan arrested in a Conference game for alleged racist behaviour will make the papers, a solitary supporter out of hundreds of thousands that attended matches that day. Incidents that for decades weren't considered newsworthy, suddenly are. Where exactly was the ink trades moral compass in the late 70s when half the Shed were singing not very nice songs about Cyril Regis? And its not just racism now. There was a big hoo haa the other week when Liverpool fans taunted Man U about Munich 58- the same song these sensation seeking journalists have been hearing for the last 40 years without so much as a dicky bird. Add to the omelette vested interest leeches such as Kick it Out, new breed football fans who tend to be social media wokes looking to virtue signal ( If its one racist, its one racist too much- after you with the sick bag), Press departments of clubs and football authorities all singing from the same hymn sheet to protect their product and cover their arses. Its a bit like air pollution in London . Joe public probably thinks its getting worse because they are continually hearing about it, however air quality is improving and has been for decades. It's hysteria, pure and simple. Gets on my tits to be honest
  11. Don’t think we played at Highbury between 74-75 and 77-78. Love the corrugated iron at the back. Half of London seemed to be corrugated iron in the70s
  12. People talk about that I’ve got no memory of it. Do recall a gap opening up on the terrace and talk of Chelsea being in there ( unlikely). Word was it might have been West Ham or an in-house Millwall ruckus but never got to the bottom of it. They did appear by the Pelican pre match which got a bit lively. I used to work with an older Millwall bloke at the time who reckoned that in the hooligan league table went: 1- Millwall 2- West Ham 3- Chelsea 4- Arsenal 5- Spurs His logic was there wasn’t much between West Ham and Millwall and neither of them had ever been turned over at home.
  13. I’ve noticed a lot of young men in their mid twenties coming through over the last couple of years. Good to see
  14. Didn’t it have something to do with the two legged League Cup Final in 65? Seem to remember Garrison explaining this a while back.
  15. Great players don’t necessarily make great managers, however give the geezer a bit of rope. Don’t pretend to know the inns and outs of FL and JT’s respective intelligence, JT’s never struck me as a front runner in the IQ stakes. Ps Who ever said Frank was the Messiah?
  16. Great players don’t necessarily make great managers, however give the geezer a bit of rope. Don’t pretend to know the inns and outs of FL and JT’s respective intelligence, JT’s never struck me as a front runner in the IQ stakes. Ps Who ever said Frank was the Messiah?
  17. Great players don’t necessarily make great managers, however give the geezer a bit of rope. Don’t pretend to know the inns and outs of FL and JT’s respective intelligence, JT’s never struck me as a front runner in the IQ stakes. Ps Who ever said Frank was the Messiah?
  18. Great players don’t necessarily make great managers, however give the geezer a bit of rope. Don’t pretend to know the inns and outs of FL and JT’s respective intelligence, JT’s never struck me as a front runner in the IQ stakes. Ps Who ever said Frank was the Messiah?
  19. Great players don’t necessarily make great managers, however give the geezer a bit of rope. Don’t pretend to know the inns and outs of FL and JT’s respective intelligence, JT’s never struck me as a front runner in the IQ stakes. Ps Who ever said Frank was the Messiah?
  20. Great players don’t necessarily make great managers, however give the geezer a bit of rope. Don’t pretend to know the inns and outs of FL and JT’s respective intelligence, JT’s never struck me as a front runner in the IQ stakes. Ps Who ever said Frank was the Messiah?
  21. I’m inclined to agree. He reminds me a bit of a colt that’s outgrown its strength
  22. Day to day running of the club, such as making sure there’s enough milk in the fridge for tea, then I’d agree that she’s in charge. Its difficult to gauge how much freedom she has, and I certainly wouldn’t attach much creedance to her job description as defined in a newspaper article. The truth might be that she’s just some glorified Russian Santa’s helper who jumps when RA says jump, but that wouldn’t make good PR. Who knows....
  23. Is she bollox. RA “ Why did you not consult me before buying Kepa. I only found out about it in the Sun” MG “ Because if got f**k all to do with you. Piss off back to your yacht you rich turd”
  24. Roman is in charge. Yes he’s really incompetent and wasteful. Couldn’t run a welk stall.

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