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About chelsea78

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  1. Well done Chelsea another 3 points gained. Really did not want to lose this one as only live a couple of miles from the Amex. My daughter was working at the Amex for the game and was chuffed as she is also a Chelsea fan and she was delegated working in the away end
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    not many though although I do remember seeing 2 Forest lads on the train after the Portsmouth and Bognor Train had joined at Barnham
  3. chelsea78

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Any one born south of the Highland line is a Sassenach by the true definition of the word so that includes Lowlanders lol
  4. chelsea78

    Chelsea v Derby County August 1983.

    Had only been living in Brighton a few years after moving from Chi when that game took place. The stand you are referring to was known the West Stand extension which is where I was sitting with an ex girlfriend. Yes you are right the Brighton fans exited the North stand pretty quick when our lot started to flow in from the corner enclosure.
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Duncan McKenzie lol
  6. chelsea78

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Yes mostly agree with you. When I was growing up in Chi and traveling up to the Bridge there were loads of Chelsea from Sussex, Surrey and south London. I find though that with Brighton (where I have now lived for many years) that their fan base in Sussex sees to mostly end along the coast west of Worthing and that part of Sussex is mostly Pompey country. Certainly growing up in Chichester most of the local support was Portsmouth with very little for Brighton.
  7. chelsea78

    Our New Stadium

    and safe standing, then it would bring back the feel of the old Shed
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    Our New Stadium

    I'm Chichester born and bred although have lived in Brighton for many years now
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    RIP Ray Wilkins

    Yep can still remember going through the turnstiles and up the steps into the mighty shed to see Ray lead out that young Chelsea side so full of promise that got promoted out of the old second division. I can still hear the chants of Eddie Macredie's Blue and white army or Wilkins Wilkins born is the King of Stamford Bridge. Then there were the girls dotted around the ground with their I'm a Butch Wilkins Babe scarfs wrapped around their necks. Thank you Ray for giving me so many great memories of my teenage years. you were taken too young-Rest in Peace.
  10. chelsea78

    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Excellent post
  11. Congrats to Lincoln City for getting to the final, but our young lads were immense and showed a lot more heart, spirit and desire than the seniors last night. Some great individual performances but most of all Ampadu was amazing. He should be starting in the first team from now on. Who cares if he is only 17, I seem to remember a certain young player when I first started going to watch Chelsea back in the 70's who became captain of the first team at 18.
  12. i was a bit more towards the middle and always stood on the ledge above the gangway that ran along the length of the Shed about half way up. I always made sure the crush barrier was behind my back after having been squashed against one my first time in the shed following a knees up mother brown surge. After that when the surge came down I would just step off onto the gangway and survive intact lol
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    Vintage Blues pictures and film

    and their mob was generally older than our lads at the time
  14. Very much agree with you on the development of women's football and am pleased that your niece is doing so well at rugby here in sunny Sussex. I remember the silk version of the scarf which was popular at the Bridge when I was a teenager in the Shed. My friend knitted the one i am wearing in my picture as I lost my original one years ago and had not been able to locate another commercially. Having said that I was at the Newcastle game yesterday and walking out of the East Stand afterwards there was another Chelsea fan wearing one. We both had a good laugh and a bit of a reminisce about it lol.