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Chelsea at y*ds 1984.post-7105-0-96693500-1326308736.jpg

I was at that game against spuds in '84 (just behind the goal) & that was without doubt, one of the most hatefull atmospheres I've ever witnessed.

You can tell a lot by having a good look at the picture & see the amount of plod around the pitch, even though there are large fences in place!.

Mind you,what else do you expect from the spuds scumsters.

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Yeah true mate, my local non league side(Carshalton Ath) have a terrace along the whole side of the pitch sadly though we average about 200 every home game so the terrace is sparse, try a surge on there & you'll end up crashing in to the fencing at the front lol!

I'm taking my boy to a few aways before the end of the season so hopefully he'll experience standing then.

Probably asked you this before CB, but did you got to the Robins play off at Staines a couple of seasons back?

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Probably asked you this before CB, but did you got to the Robins play off at Staines a couple of seasons back?

Yes mate, gutted aint the word, blew a late pen then went in to extra time & lost :-(

To be fair Staines deserved to go up that season but for us to get that close & blow it was sickening, now we're a shambles of a club due to the owner/manager, did you go mate?

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Yes mate, gutted aint the word, blew a late pen then went in to extra time & lost :-(

To be fair Staines deserved to go up that season but for us to get that close & blow it was sickening, now we're a shambles of a club due to the owner/manager, did you go mate?

I did, drove down from MK and got lost trying to find the ground, caught up with an old school mate from St Helier as well, I reckoned the whole crowd to be about 75 percent Chelsea and had a good drink with some Staines blues.

Still waiting for the Robins day in the sun, saw a couple of Wimbledon's big games way back when including the replay against Leeds at Selhurst, never seen as many hooligans in one ground. Also saw Toots and Mitcham beat Swindon, Sutton have had their big moments but nothing for our sorry mob, ah well one day.

First ground I ever went to as well, used to go with my mate whose dad was on the board there, owned one of the area's big removal firms.

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Bet you weren't sure whether to be annoyed at missing the 2 goals, or be glad of the comeback !

Probably not too fussed at the time, I was going through that silly age, just left school and money to burn, drunk at every match and more interested in off the pitch activities, not condoning it but we had a huge support of lads aged from early teens to early twenties that was well reflected in our away support, and what rascals they could be, and I'm afraid to say that peer pressure was too strong for me to resist, that and the fact it was a f**king great laugh every Saturday.

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Probably not too fussed at the time, I was going through that silly age, just left school and money to burn, drunk at every match and more interested in off the pitch activities, not condoning it but we had a huge support of lads aged from early teens to early twenties that was well reflected in our away support, and what rascals they could be, and I'm afraid to say that peer pressure was too strong for me to resist, that and the fact it was a f**king great laugh every Saturday.

Sounds about right, going to football with your mates at that age...

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Remember leaving this one early to queue up for Luton, I think, tickets and missed the two goal comeback.

That was mad back then, the way they used to put away tickets on sale after a home game, which ment large numbers of fans would be leaving early to join the queue, and end up missing the end of the game they had just paid to watch.Customer service was great back then! But then, we werent "customers" - we were hardcore fans, the more misery the better we loved it! Nothing nicer than a 5 hour trip to carlisle for a 0-0 draw in the rain, watching on an open terrace, with HT scores comming via an old fella sliding slate numbers into letters of the alphabet, so that unless you had a rain soaked programme you didnt have a clue! Those were ironically great, great days. Gone forever thank f**k, but i am oh so glad i experienced them, because you had a real bond with yer fellow travelling chelsea fans back then. we are blue we are white - we are f**king dynamite!

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Remember leaving this one early to queue up for Luton, I think, tickets and missed the two goal comeback.

That was mad back then, the way they used to put away tickets on sale after a home game, which ment large numbers of fans would be leaving early to join the queue, and end up missing the end of the game they had just paid to watch.Customer service was great back then! But then, we werent "customers" - we were hardcore fans, the more misery the better we loved it! Nothing nicer than a 5 hour trip to carlisle for a 0-0 draw in the rain, watching on an open terrace, with HT scores comming via an old fella sliding slate numbers into letters of the alphabet, so that unless you had a rain soaked programme you didnt have a clue! Those were ironically great, great days. Gone forever thank f**k, but i am oh so glad i experienced them, because you had a real bond with yer fellow travelling chelsea fans back then. we are blue we are white - we are f**king dynamite!

The man who managed to jump off at Crewe and get back on with a classified, pink uns or green uns mostly if I remember, was the king of the football special, the man with the scores.

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I did, drove down from MK and got lost trying to find the ground, caught up with an old school mate from St Helier as well, I reckoned the whole crowd to be about 75 percent Chelsea and had a good drink with some Staines blues.

Still waiting for the Robins day in the sun, saw a couple of Wimbledon's big games way back when including the replay against Leeds at Selhurst, never seen as many hooligans in one ground. Also saw Toots and Mitcham beat Swindon, Sutton have had their big moments but nothing for our sorry mob, ah well one day.

First ground I ever went to as well, used to go with my mate whose dad was on the board there, owned one of the area's big removal firms.

I went with a couple of pals from C,ton had a drink before the game with some CFC pals from Feltham, yeah i saw loads of C,ton blues there, had a drink after in a pub near the ground, nothing but a ground, houses & a pub my sort of street lol!

I'd love us to get to the fa cup 2nd/3rd rnds, nearest i've got is the 1st rnd proper when we played Barnet away unluckily lost 2.1, got to Morden & two carriage loads of C,ton/CFC were packed on the tube singing all the way to Barnet, not sure what the tourists thought of us further along the line, i think that was the same season we played Barnet at the bridge in the cup but i may be wrong?

C,ton played & drew with Lincoln City on sat in the trophy think the replay is tonight?, i'd have gone if we were at home last sat.

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Just been sent this,

Chelsea v Orient

Who was at this game, it was 5/5 1982, it was an end of season game, with nothing to play for, but has the distinction of being our lowest attendance since before the war. The game finished 2-2 against Orient. I just happend to take my camera this day and took many photos of the game and how empty the stadium was that night. It's amazing how many people say they were at this, if everyone that claims to have been at this game were there it would have been a full house. These were the days when we averaged 13,000 at home and took 5-10,000 away. Good old days.

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Name those players...

I'll go for Colin Lee, Clive Walker, Mike Fillery (?), Johnny B (?).....And the blond kid could be Kasper Schmeichel.

Colin Lee, Clive Walker, Ian Britton? between the ref & O's player, Gary Locke?(above Colin Lee's head) Alan Mayes, not sure on the player in front of the benches?

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Still looking, but found this game from Oct 1978 (That wasn't long before Shellito got the boot.when we really were sh!t, even though the starting XI looked pretty decent).

West Brom did have a really good team that season. Not the best Chelsea game,and we looked awful from corners.

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Going by the Commodore ad on the East stand I'm guessing a fair bit later than 82 mate, promotion day 89?

Lol didnt see the ads mate, thought it was 82 when some CFC youth got on the pitch & threw missiles at the Leeds on the away terrace, busy day that with fighting in the ground, outside & on the underground, something like 120 arrests that day, i was there but was only 12 at the time.

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