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1 hour ago, OnePeterOsgood said:

Wasn’t that the season we got relegated, or was that the following year? I remember the cup defeat to Crewe ... absolutely terrible. My boyhood hero, Frank Blunstone, played for us against his old team and I think he might have got our goal? We also lost in the cup to Darlington at around that time, a 3-3 draw at home followed by a defeat in the replay. Happy days pre-Abromovich!

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Team picture of 1960/61.

We finished 12th that 1960/61 season.

It was the following season 1961/62 we went down. Not surprising,  as we finished bottom of Division 1 with 28 points.

We won 9, 10 drew 10 and lost 23 games.

We scored 63 goals, but conceded 94 !

 

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13 minutes ago, erskblue said:

1960-61.jpg

Team picture of 1960/61.

We finished 12th that 1960/61 season.

It was the following season 1961/62 we went down. Not surprising,  as we finished bottom of Division 1 with 28 points.

We won 9, 10 drew 10 and lost 23 games.

We scored 63 goals, but conceded 94 !

 

Thanks, mate, no wonder my memory of those seasons is poor! Of course, Jimmy Greaves left us after the 60/61 season which probably explains why we went down the next season!  Hard to believe that Venables and Blunstone played in the same team ... they’re like from different worlds!

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10 hours ago, OnePeterOsgood said:

Thanks, mate, no wonder my memory of those seasons is poor! Of course, Jimmy Greaves left us after the 60/61 season which probably explains why we went down the next season!  Hard to believe that Venables and Blunstone played in the same team ... they’re like from different worlds!

No problem, I was just reading about these seasons recently in Jimmy Greaves autobiography.

Agree re Blunstone and Venables.

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12 hours ago, erskblue said:

programme cover for Chelsea v Newcastle United, Saturday, 5th Dec 1970

1-0 us in front of 39,413 spectators .  Keith Weller the scorer in the 36th min.

.Liked the programme cover of the 'Cat' Peter Bonetti and the great Gordon Banks  shaking hands.

And the ref looks like Roy Chubby Brown (without the flying helmet)

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programme cover for Chelsea v Swansea City, Tuesday, 6th Dec 1983

Classic programme cover and match from today in 1983.   Okay, okay !

We demolished Swansea 6-1. Bouncing back from losing 1-0 to Man City at The Bridge on the Sat.

Our scorers: The Paul Canoville Show.

He got a hat trick. In the 8th, 40th and 84th mins.

Wee Pat scored in the 24th min, 'King' Kerry Dixon 50th and John Bumstead in the 81st min,

12,389 saw it.

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Thanks again to Stamford. bridge and bounder. friardale.:tHumBsBeeR:

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football-tottenhams-revival-hopes-threatened-by-venglos-factor-1287524.html

Tottenham Hotspur 1 Chelsea 6

A match of conflicting signals about the impact of foreign managers on English football. Ruud Gullit's unconventional wisdom helped Chelsea become only the second visitors ever to score six at Tottenham, while Christian Gross suffered a setback more redolent of Jozef Venglos than Arsene Wenger.

Dr Jo, it may be remembered, was the highly experienced Czechoslovak coach to whom Aston Villa turned after losing Graham Taylor. But like Gross, plucked from relative obscurity in Zurich, his command of English did not match his obvious urbanity, causing communication problems. Spurs must trust the similarities do not extend to an inability to attract signings of the requisite quality.

 

The Swiss said afterwards that he was still "assessing" his new charges, though he felt the existing squad had mid-table potential. Yet this was a defeat so crushing that there can be no doubt he urgently needs to buy.

 

Therein lies a catch. Players need little persuading to move to Stamford Bridge because of Gullit's status as one of the most revered performers of his generation, not to mention Chelsea's participation in Europe. Gross has no such reputation and can offer only a relegation struggle.

 

The next fortnight is likely to have a considerable bearing on whether he bridges the credibility gap. Spurs meet Coventry and Barnsley, two places above them and below them respectively. With Ramon Vega starting a five-game suspension, John Scales out with injuries suffered against Chelsea, and Sol Campbell still doubtful, Gross' first venture into the transfer market may well be to buy a centre-back.

Having worked abroad until last month, he will not be as aware of British players as those managers who have watched several matches a week for longer than they care to remember. So Spurs' scouting network had better be good. Maybe Alan Sugar, whom one has always suspected of Michael Knighton tendencies, could offer advice.

 

Tore Andre Flo's hat-trick might suggest that that the absence of Vega and Scales can scarcely make matters worse. However, Gross' compatriot was the best player in a team who defended wretchedly from back to front. David Ginola rightly won praise for his industry on the ball, but he was standing around rather than closing down Frank Leboeuf as he set up two goals like some playmaker manque.

Similarly, Spurs seemed surprised by Gianfranco Zola's propensity to drift into midfield. New as Gross may be to the London scene, the Italian's capacity to inflict damage from deep positions is so well known it carries a government health warning. Despite Spurs' central midfield staffed by combative rather than creative players, Zola ran free.

 

Dan Petrescu was also allowed too much space. If his forays caught the eye of Glenn Hoddle, whose England side will encounter the Romanian at the World Cup, the marksmanship of Flo should certainly rate a mention the next time Colin Calderwood speaks to Scotland's manager, Craig Brown.

The Norwegian was the beneficiary of Gullit's disregard for the maxim about never changing a winning team. After hailing Chelsea's 4-0 defeat of Derby as "perfect", he left out Mark Hughes, presumably on the basis that the warrior forward is banned for the next three games. Other managers pay lip service to the concept of squad rotation. Gullit exploits it without fear or favour.

 

Chelsea continue to look like Manchester United's most plausible challengers. After a deceptively even first half, the rhythm and precision of their attacking was formidable.

 

They have made a habit of upsetting United over the years. Now they must stay with them as doggedly as Leeds in 1992 and Blackburn three years later. While five defeats in the first third of a season is usually too many for title aspirants, Chelsea have drawn just once. This second six- goal spree on their travels also indicates that their habit of losing to lowly placed sides is behind them.

Embarrassingly for Spurs, the programme listed results between the clubs under the headline "Close Encounters". With hindsight, the faithful may almost have wished the margin had actually been greater, because their record home defeat remains a 6-0 drubbing by Arsenal. Gross could do his standing a power of good by evening that 62-year ignominy, if only partially, in the Christmas derby.

Goals: Flo (40) 0-1; Vega (44) 1-1; Di Matteo (47) 1-2; Petrescu (59) 1-3; Flo (63) 1-4; Nicholls (78) 1-5; Flo (90) 1-6.

 

Tottenham Hotspur (4-4-2): Walker; Carr, Vega, Scales (Allen, 71), Wilson; Fox, Nielsen (Anderton, 60), Calderwood, Sinton (Edinburgh, 56); Ferdinand, Ginola. Substitutes not used: Mabbutt, Bardsen (gk).

Chelsea (4-4-1-1): De Goey; Sinclair, Duberry, Leboeuf, Babayaro (Nicholls, 20); Petrescu, Di Matteo, Wise, Le Saux; Flo; Zola. Substitutes not used: Vialli, M Hughes, Myers, Hitchcock (gk).

Referee: D Gallagher (Banbury).

Booking: Chelsea: Di Matteo.

Man of the match: Zola.

Attendance: 28,476.

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2 hours ago, Strider6003 said:

@erskblue

Looks to me like Kerry is up against Mabbutt and Ardiles with possibly Nayim behind. I see McAllister on the edge of the box yet who is the Chelsea player further back seen between Kerry and the Spurs players in the background?

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I think that is Nigel Spackman

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Found some Chelsea related pics on a photo archive I'm slowly working my way through.

 

Captions didn't upload, so...

1/ Westbourne Grove I think

2/ Lots Road Power Station

3/ If I have to tell you then you're on the wrong site.

4/ Swan after being hit by a car, outside the ground

5/ If this is the first special to arrive at Wolverhampton that day, then I'm in there somewhere

6/ Just a nice pic from when London had a beautiful skyline

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12 hours ago, erskblue said:

programme cover for Chelsea v Swansea City, Tuesday, 6th Dec 1983

Classic programme cover and match from today in 1983.   Okay, okay !

We demolished Swansea 6-1. Bouncing back from losing 1-0 to Man City at The Bridge on the Sat.

Our scorers: The Paul Canoville Show.

He got a hat trick. In the 8th, 40th and 84th mins.

Wee Pat scored in the 24th min, 'King' Kerry Dixon 50th and John Bumstead in the 81st min,

12,389 saw it.

I left the ground that night and went to the Marks and Spencer Marble Arch store and Westway (opposite the BBC) staff do, free booze and that's about all I can remember, and only three days after another heroic days drinking celebrating my big sis' wedding, missed the Man City game for her nuptials and still haven't forgiven her to this day.

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