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Was at a family do last night and was having a good chat with my Uncle Den. He's from Hammersmith and has supported Chelsea all his life. Was telling me how it was 1 and 6 (Whatever that is?) to go in the Shed compared to 40 odd quid now. That's something like 7p now he told me to watch the likes of Osgood, Hutchinson etc.

Anyway, he also told me that the centre-half David Webb was a bit porky, and in fact had to have his shorts specially tailored cause of in my uncle's words "his fat arse". My Dad, also a Chelsea fan, wasn't convinced this was true, so I was wondering if anyone on here could shed light on whether this is a load of BS.

Worth noting my uncle was slightly blotto :angry:

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Adam

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Was at a family do last night and was having a good chat with my Uncle Den. He's from Hammersmith and has supported Chelsea all his life. Was telling me how it was 1 and 6 (Whatever that is?) to go in the Shed compared to 40 odd quid now. That's something like 7p now he told me to watch the likes of Osgood, Hutchinson etc.

Anyway, he also told me that the centre-half David Webb was a bit porky, and in fact had to have his shorts specially tailored cause of in my uncle's words "his fat arse". My Dad, also a Chelsea fan, wasn't convinced this was true, so I was wondering if anyone on here could shed light on whether this is a load of BS.

Worth noting my uncle was slightly blotto ;)

Cheers

Adam

Webbie was a bit porky. Don't know about the shorts story but seems a bit dubious!

My first visit to the Shed in 76 cost me 50p. At the time I think a pint cost around 25-28p (so my older brother tells me - I was a bit young for the pub in 1976), so comparatively speaking the Shed should now cost around £7.

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Was at a family do last night and was having a good chat with my Uncle Den. He's from Hammersmith and has supported Chelsea all his life. Was telling me how it was 1 and 6 (Whatever that is?) to go in the Shed compared to 40 odd quid now. That's something like 7p now he told me to watch the likes of Osgood, Hutchinson etc.

Anyway, he also told me that the centre-half David Webb was a bit porky, and in fact had to have his shorts specially tailored cause of in my uncle's words "his fat arse". My Dad, also a Chelsea fan, wasn't convinced this was true, so I was wondering if anyone on here could shed light on whether this is a load of BS.

Worth noting my uncle was slightly blotto :smiley_crazy:

Cheers

Adam

'Porky' by todays athletic standards- 'Well Built' as per those days, regardless, he was a stalwart defender who could come up front when needed - as Leeds found to their cost. Genuine Chelsea legend.

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Was at a family do last night and was having a good chat with my Uncle Den. He's from Hammersmith and has supported Chelsea all his life. Was telling me how it was 1 and 6 (Whatever that is?)

Cheers

Adam

1/6 was how we wrote one and sixpence. It meant one shilling and six pennies. There were twelve pennies in one shilling and twenty shillings in a pound. One shilling was often called a "bob" and sixpence (pronounced sixpince) was called a "tanner." A two bob bit was officially called a florin and two shillings and sixpence was called half a crown.

Be grateful you were born into the age of decimal coinage!

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1/6 was how we wrote one and sixpence. It meant one shilling and six pennies. There were twelve pennies in one shilling and twenty shillings in a pound. One shilling was often called a "bob" and sixpence (pronounced sixpince) was called a "tanner." A two bob bit was officially called a florin and two shillings and sixpence was called half a crown.

Be grateful you were born into the age of decimal coinage!

Threepenny bits? ; they were a strange brass colour and had (i think) twelve sides - 50p coin style. The originals were silver, like a small sixpence and were known as 'Joeys'

Don't forget there were halfpennnies and farthings too - not old enough to remember farthings, but found they'd been slipped into my change on occasion, long after they were no longer legal tender; had a wren on the back.

480 halfpennies (pronounced 'hape-nee') to a pound

960 Farthings

Dead easy to remember! (?)

If you think your pocket feels heavy these days, when you get coins on changing up a tenner; in those days it could take the pocket out of your trousers!

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Threepenny bits? ; they were a strange brass colour and had (i think) twelve sides - 50p coin style. The originals were silver, like a small sixpence and were known as 'Joeys'

Don't forget there were halfpennnies and farthings too - not old enough to remember farthings, but found they'd been slipped into my change on occasion, long after they were no longer legal tender; had a wren on the back.

480 halfpennies (pronounced 'hape-nee') to a pound

960 Farthings

Dead easy to remember! (?)

If you think your pocket feels heavy these days, when you get coins on changing up a tenner; in those days it could take the pocket out of your trousers!

Yes, and it wasn't pronounced thrEEEEE penny, it was pronounced "Thripny". My mother used to put little silver Joeys into the Christmas pudding. The brass threepenny bit had a portcullis on one side and the king's (or queen's) head on the other. The hapeny had a ship in full sail on it. The penny had Britannia holding the orb in one hand and the sceptre in the other.

But I can't remember what happened yesterday!

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1/6 is 7.5 pence or it was when decimal coinage started but the half pence has long since gone.

Webby was a decent goalie too, he kept a clean sheet on Boxing Day in 1972 against Ipswich. My first game from the Shed End although not under the cover. I dunno why my Dad took us there as he always stood in the North Stand?

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David Webb wasn't 'porky', he was stocky and powerful. Here's a pic from either 1970 or 1971, make your own mind up: -

DavidWebbc1970.jpg

This one's from 1972, in the dreaded red away shirt: -

DavidWebb-1972.jpg

David Webb, defender and Chelea legend!

He once played as emergency centre-forward away to Ipswich in the 68/69 season and scored a hat-trick in a 3-1 victory. Also, as Peckham Blue mentioned, Webbie played the entire game in goal against Ipswich in 1971/72 and kept a clean sheet as we won 2-0. Later that season he scored both goals in our 2-1 win away to...Ipswich. I reckon the tractor boys were sick of the sight of Webbie after a while :mouthzipped:

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David Webb wasn't 'porky', he was stocky and powerful. Here's a pic from either 1970 or 1971, make your own mind up: -

DavidWebbc1970.jpg

This one's from 1972, in the dreaded red away shirt: -

DavidWebb-1972.jpg

David Webb, defender and Chelea legend!

He once played as emergency centre-forward away to Ipswich in the 68/69 season and scored a hat-trick in a 3-1 victory. Also, as Peckham Blue mentioned, Webbie played the entire game in goal against Ipswich in 1971/72 and kept a clean sheet as we won 2-0. Later that season he scored both goals in our 2-1 win away to...Ipswich. I reckon the tractor boys were sick of the sight of Webbie after a while :mouthzipped:

Phwoar! That's NOT porky! That's well fit, as I believe the youngsters say! Lovely legs too! Thanks Bluebeard - I'd have given several frupny bits for a kiss from him!

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Phwoar! That's NOT porky! That's well fit, as I believe the youngsters say! Lovely legs too! Thanks Bluebeard - I'd have given several frupny bits for a kiss from him!

Blimey, if Webbie has that effect on you I hope nobody posts any pics of Keithy Weller, Bill Garner or Micky Droy - you'd probably go into meltdown :( :D

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UGH, the Red, Green, and White...on CHELSEA!!! This is my NIGHTMARE!!!!

Think yourself lucky you're only getting to look at some pics, Scott - a lot of us had the indignity of seeing Chelsea playing in those f*ckin' awful colours, the worst of which was at the old Den, where we lost 0-3 to Millwall. Got a lot of memories of that game, none of them good, apart from us getting in the CBL (and paying the price) :(

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Just found another pic, haven't seen this one before: -

Micky Droy getting ready to batter British Heavyweight Champion Joe Bugner

DroyvBugner.jpg

Oh please let him batter the git. I f**king hate Bugner. Had all the attributes to be very good but wasted the lot. He never seemed to have any fire in his belly but then one day I saw an opponent bite him, the red mist descended over Bugner and he absolutely belted the guy into comatose land. He had it but never bloody used it again

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Oh please let him batter the git. I f**king hate Bugner. Had all the attributes to be very good but wasted the lot. He never seemed to have any fire in his belly but then one day I saw an opponent bite him, the red mist descended over Bugner and he absolutely belted the guy into comatose land. He had it but never bloody used it again

Agree totally - I'm still f*ckin' angry about the Cooper fight, definitely a fiddle. After that, Bugner's only contender was Jack Bodell, who would have had trouble beating Madame Cholet.

Bugner was a big guy, but never did the business that he could have done. I heard rumours at the time that he'd killed someone in the ring previously, and that made him reluctant to use his full strength. Not sure if it's true, but so far as I'm concerned the only way he could have killed someone in the ring was by boring them to death.

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I'm trying to work that one out - I think it's an insult! ;)

As if I'd insult you, moi!!!

Truth is, I've been trying to work that comment out myself, and still haven't come to a conclusion yet. I think a vital clue is the time that I made the post, 1:31am, and the fact that I had a killer of a hangover this morning :D

Maybe I took paranoid drunken umbrage at a totally unprovoked beardist comment, or maybe I was getting all protective of Giant Micky? I just had a look at the pic again, and I can see your point, it really is a sh*t beard, very wispy ;)

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As if I'd insult you, moi!!!

Truth is, I've been trying to work that comment out myself, and still haven't come to a conclusion yet. I think a vital clue is the time that I made the post, 1:31am, and the fact that I had a killer of a hangover this morning ;)

Maybe I took paranoid drunken umbrage at a totally unprovoked beardist comment, or maybe I was getting all protective of Giant Micky? I just had a look at the pic again, and I can see your point, it really is a sh*t beard, very wispy ;)

And it looks horribly scratchy, whereas yours looks soft and snuggly! :D

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