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    Fansince65 got a reaction from Nibs in Chelsea v Southampton (PL) Sat 17th Oct 2020 15:00 GMT   
    I wouldn't feel comfortable with this lot at the back if we were 4-0 up going into stoppage time.
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    Fansince65 got a reaction from SlantyTown in Chelsea v Southampton (PL) Sat 17th Oct 2020 15:00 GMT   
    I wouldn't feel comfortable with this lot at the back if we were 4-0 up going into stoppage time.
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    Fansince65 reacted to Munkworth in Spurs v Chelsea (LC) Tues 29th Sep 19:45 GMT   
    Twitter is about to explode with barely literate African experts. 
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    Fansince65 got a reaction from The Swan in RIP Peter Bonetti   
    One of my first childhood heroes. Too many memories of great saves to single out a particular one, however, saves against West ham in a 5-5 belter at the bridge in 1966 and against Sheff Wed in the FA cup the following season spring to mind. A legend in the true sense of the word and a thorough gentleman on and off the pitch. rest well Peter and thank you for your service, love and loyalty to Chelsea FC and football in general. R.I.P Sir Peter.
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    Fansince65 got a reaction from erskblue in RIP Peter Bonetti   
    One of my first childhood heroes. Too many memories of great saves to single out a particular one, however, saves against West ham in a 5-5 belter at the bridge in 1966 and against Sheff Wed in the FA cup the following season spring to mind. A legend in the true sense of the word and a thorough gentleman on and off the pitch. rest well Peter and thank you for your service, love and loyalty to Chelsea FC and football in general. R.I.P Sir Peter.
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    Fansince65 got a reaction from Jezz in RIP Peter Bonetti   
    One of my first childhood heroes. Too many memories of great saves to single out a particular one, however, saves against West ham in a 5-5 belter at the bridge in 1966 and against Sheff Wed in the FA cup the following season spring to mind. A legend in the true sense of the word and a thorough gentleman on and off the pitch. rest well Peter and thank you for your service, love and loyalty to Chelsea FC and football in general. R.I.P Sir Peter.
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    Fansince65 reacted to The Rising Sun in RIP Peter Bonetti   
    Thank you for your generous comments mate.
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    Fansince65 reacted to Stretford Ender in RIP Peter Bonetti   
    Saw him play against us many times down the years. If memory serves, Tommy Docherty wanted to play Alex Stepney and Peter Bonetti in alternate games, like England did once with Shilton and Clemence. Matt made a bid and Stepney joined us.
    The Cat was a great nickname for him, he was quick off his line, agile, and got his hands to shots that he had no right to. I remember Denis Law shaking his head in frustration after seeing Bonetti claw a sure goal out of the top corner. I think he was unfairly blamed by the press for the loss to West Germany in Leon whilst Alf Ramsey avoided criticism. oh well. water under the bridge and I'm sad to learn of his death as all true football fans should be. RIP. 
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    Fansince65 reacted to The Swan in RIP Peter Bonetti   
    RIP The Cat
    Absolute legend and one of my heroes as a kid
    Deserved more than the 7 or so caps he got for England
    Real football fans of any club will mourn your loss
    Thank you for the joy you brought our great club
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    Fansince65 reacted to Jezz in RIP Peter Bonetti   
    Great article by Phil McNulty on BBC
    'Peter Bonetti - Chelsea's 'cat' with brilliant athleticism and flamboyance'
    Peter Bonetti, who has died after a long illness aged 78, was one of the outstanding post-war goalkeepers and deserving of Chelsea's description as "one of our indisputable all-time great players".
    Bonetti, known throughout the football world as 'The Cat' for his brilliant athleticism and flamboyant - although superbly efficient - style made 729 appearances for Chelsea in a career stretching from his debut against Manchester City in April 1960 to his final appearance against Arsenal in May 1979.
    He interrupted his Chelsea service with a spell at St. Louis Stars in 1975 but returned to Stamford Bridge and played more than 100 games in his second spell before short stints at Dundee United and Woking.
    It is at Chelsea, however, where Bonetti will rightly be revered forever, with only his long-time team-mate and captain Ron 'Chopper' Harris making more appearances.
    He helped Chelsea win the FA Youth Cup for the first time with victory over Everton in 1961 and Bonetti's brilliant performances helped the club back into the top flight in 1963 after relegation the previous season.
    Bonetti was part of an emerging, gifted Chelsea side under Tommy Docherty that epitomised London's 'Swinging 60s' alongside greats such as Bobby Tambling, Peter Osgood, Harris, Terry Venables and Barry Bridges.
    Chelsea won their first knockout trophy in 1965 with a two-legged 3-2 win over Leicester City - who had England keeper Gordon Banks in goal - in the League Cup. Bonetti's second-leg heroics in a 0-0 draw at Filbert Street proving pivotal.
    He was also a key figure as Chelsea finished third in the league and were beaten 2-0 by eventual winners Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-final.
    Bonetti was a member of England's victorious 1966 World Cup squad as understudy to Banks. He never played a game and, although only the starting 11 in the 4-2 win over West Germany were given medals, Bonetti finally received one, along with the rest of the squad, at a Downing Street ceremony in June 2009.
    Following all these years of consistency, which included playing in the 1967 FA Cup final defeat by Tottenham at Wembley, Bonetti's greatest glory lay ahead.
    His finest hour came arguably in the 1970 FA Cup final. After producing a magnificent individual display to defy a rampant Leeds United in a 2-2 draw at Wembley, he battled through the pain of an early injury in the replay, sustained in an aerial collision with Mick Jones, to play a huge part in Chelsea's 2-1 win, secured via David Webb's injury-time goal.
    However, it was in the afterglow of Chelsea's FA Cup triumph that Bonetti experienced what was probably the toughest moment of his career in June 1970 at the World Cup in Mexico.
    Bonetti only won seven England caps because Banks was manager Sir Alf Ramsey's understandable first choice and fierce competition was supplied by the likes of Sheffield Wednesday's Ron Springett, Gordon West of Everton and Manchester United's Alex Stepney.
    When Banks was struck down by food poisoning as England prepared to face West Germany in the World Cup quarter-final in Leon, Bonetti was thrust in as a last-minute replacement.
    England were cruising at 2-0 but then collapsed inexplicably to lose 3-2 and with it their crown as world champions.
    Bonetti's performance was regarded as a major factor and he was made something of a scapegoat, with the finger of blame pointed at him for West Germany's first two goals from Franz Beckenbauer and Uwe Seeler in particular.
    Time and further observation suggests Bonetti was harshly treated and, whatever amount of blame has been apportioned, he must not be defined or diminished by the events of 120 minutes in the searing heat and humidity of Leon.
    He was a goalkeeper of the very highest calibre and one game alone cannot change that.
    Bonetti continued to be instrumental for Chelsea as they won the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1971 after a 2-1 replay victory over Real Madrid in Piraeus in Greece.
    It was his last trophy with the club, although Chelsea lost the League Cup Final to Stoke City at Wembley in 1972.
    Bonetti's experience proved vital for Chelsea as they gained promotion back to the old First Division under the management of another former team-mate, Eddie McCreadie, in 1976/77 following his spell in the United States.
    After leaving Chelsea he worked as a postman on the Isle Of Mull in Scotland, when he also played briefly for Dundee United.
    Bonetti returned to the game as a goalkeeping coach at Chelsea as well as with England, while such was his stature and respect within the game that he was also called upon to work at Everton, Newcastle United, Fulham and Manchester City.
    Quite simply, Bonetti was one of the finest exponents of his art, a true gentleman who was held in complete respect and was still often seen around Stamford Bridge, whether it was appearing on the pitch - where he was always greeted with huge acclaim - or behind the scenes meeting fans.
    Chelsea have lost one of the most significant figures in their history.
    https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/52261413
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    Fansince65 reacted to Jezz in RIP Peter Bonetti   
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    Fansince65 reacted to Ewell CFC in RIP Peter Bonetti   
    Terrible news. I think in a way he inspired a generation of keepers- kids playing in parks in the 70s, replica kits weren’t common but saw a good few budding goalies with the green shirt and blue shorts with the stripes- they really went well together - and because he was “ the cat” and known for his agility he introduced a bit of glamour to the position, rather than last pick goes in goal.
    Struck me as a family man, rather than an out on the town carouser as a lot of his 70s team mates were.
    RIP Peter 
    Edit: great shame we can’t lay flowers at the Bridge
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    Fansince65 reacted to napoleon dynamite in RIP Peter Bonetti   
    Im not a chelsea fan but the cat was always a player i admired and had respect for..rest in peace big man. From south manchester
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    Fansince65 reacted to Richard P in RIP Peter Bonetti   
    Sad news. Had been suffering with dementia for a while now. Outstanding servant to the club on the field as well as being our first goalkeeping coach for some years before becoming one of the many old boys working in hospitality on match days.
    It was great to see him in his last two seasons with the club.
    To be in goal from 1959- 1979 as our number one. How many goalkeepers did we need to use in the next 20 years!
    R I P Peter
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    Fansince65 reacted to charierre in RIP Peter Bonetti   
    Brilliant keeper, a true club legend. RIP Cat.
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    Fansince65 got a reaction from WeatherMan in Chelsea v Man Utd (PL) Mon 17th Feb 20:00 GMT   
    Football has become a joke with VAR.  Plenty of good goals ruled out this season because a players long hair was offside or his shoulder was 2 centimeters over the line. The bindippers have benefited to the tune of 18 points this season based on VAR decisions alone. Still love my club after 55 years and will do until they screw the lid down on me, but am totally disillusioned with the beautiful game these days. We want our football back!!!
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    Fansince65 reacted to loz in Chelsea v Burnley (PL) Sat 11th Jan 15:00 GMT   
    I'm guessing the daipers are no longer in a twist about VAR these days! Not really playing great , that was never a penalty and anything other than the UKs ridiculous use of VAR wouldn't have disallowed that Burnley goal. But it's 2 0 so I'm as happy as Julian Clary at a latex party.
     
    Midfield three haven't been up to much Barkley little better than the other two. Mount, improved a bit after Abraham goal, and Jorginho not really in the game. this is the Jorginho from last season. As soon as someone sticks to him his contribution is non existent. A top class player shouldn't need the time on the ball he does.
     
    More positive has been Willian who has really looked capable of creating chances and James is, as always, a danger coming forward. . Can't see us keeping a clean sheet given how atrociously we are defending set pieces so unless we get a third I expect some nail biting in the second half.
     
    However its 2 0 against a notoriously awkward team who gives a f**k! I'll take that all day long. And we did improve after the second goal.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Fansince65 reacted to Dr Gonzo in Chelsea v Burnley (PL) Sat 11th Jan 15:00 GMT   
    Imagine how much we'd be salivating at the prospect of signing players like James and Abraham if they were somewhere else. We have landed on our feet with this group of youngsters. 
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    Fansince65 reacted to Ballack & Blu in Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest (FAC) Sun 5th Jan 14:01 GMT   
    Honestly that is the smartest kit I've seen us wear in 25 yrs🤫
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    Fansince65 reacted to Jezz in Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest (FAC) Sun 5th Jan 14:01 GMT   
    It's fantastic. Love the fact that the club is acknowledging the past so explicitly.
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    Fansince65 reacted to CFCCAN in Chelsea vs Nottingham Forest (FAC) Sun 5th Jan 14:01 GMT   
    Love the kit...reminds me of the good old days 
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    Fansince65 reacted to Deino in Chelsea v Bournemouth (PL) Sat 14th Dec 15:00 GMT   
    I don't know what happened to the team post October.
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    Fansince65 reacted to Kev56 in Chelsea v Bournemouth (PL) Sat 14th Dec 15:00 GMT   
    f**k sake don't deserve anything from this. f**king useless, they've lost 5 on the trot.
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    Fansince65 reacted to BadBlue in Chelsea v Bournemouth (PL) Sat 14th Dec 15:00 GMT   
    Come on let's be honest. We deserve to lose. We have been abysmal today. Every single player need to hang their head in shame
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    Fansince65 reacted to loz in Chelsea v West Ham Utd (PL) Sat 30th Nov 15:00 GMT   
    Amazing how differently can see a game. I can't see how anyone can have an opinion other than that Jorginho was really poor today. Also CHO offered very little when he came on and Kovacic was fairly average throughout. I saw nothing that suggests they had good games.

    James was good in the first half but faded badly in the second and did get his pants pulled down and his knob yanked for the goal.

    West Ham were very organised at the back and defended well. Not something you can ever really say about us.
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