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Favourite "One Off" Moment at SB


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This post/pre seasons time is a killer, so just another topic to try and pass the time.

Apart from a specific goal, result or trophy win - what has been your favourite footballing moment at Stamford Bridge? Something you don't usually see at a football match? Can be from any era. A few suggestions perhaps:

The entire Bridge singing "we want you to stay" to Hiddink

The celebrations after the 4-2 win against Barcelona

Jimmy apologising for scoring so gets a round of applause

Playing on sand against Charlton :D

Or perhaps the first game you took your children to

Haven't really had a think about mine yet - but the chant to Hiddink still gives me goosebumps.

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The two that spring to mind are the Mears out game against Notts County or Luton, back end of 81 season I think and the Stick your George Graham up your arse/Rudi Rudi game against Blackburn in 95, also remember that one after getting drunk with a couple of Blackburn lads in what used to be the Swan opp the old Fulham Broadway entrance and them singing we're not champions anymore.

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Two that bring a smile. Pat Nevins mazy dribble against Newcastle in 83/84. Such a pity that although the tv cameras were there, a technician dispute meant that the game didn't get filmed. But as I remember it, a one two with Joey Jones just outside our own penalty box and away he went, outside one challenge, inside another. Not beating players by searing pace but brilliant footwork, feint, change of direction and accelaration. I recall us in The Benches actually laughing at the impudence of it all, Newcastle players flailing about, tackling thin air. Lost count of how many he went by. At the end he even passed up the opportunity to shoot and went to beat another opponent before crossing to the back post. But like us, Dixon and Speedo were just standing in wonderment. The other is Spackman clumping Keown near the end of a very satisfying win over the gooners in 1996. It was so out of character, I think Spackman was actually in tears walking off after getting the red card. Everyone else though was chuckling away at 'missing link' Keown (who wasn't adverse to dishing out an elbow) poleaxed after getting some long overdue retribution

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Jimmy apologising was one I was gonna mention, such an incredible thing to see home fans applauding an away goal and the scorer looking sorry. How about Franco twisting carjackers blood in the corner in his last game. Beautiful stuff.

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Well I wasnt there but the guy brushing his teeth when we played united at home got to be one of the funniest/awkward moments I've ever seen!

That was prett funny

Another although i wasn't there either was on MOTD 2 when it showed two Liverpool fans in the Chelsea end after we had scored (I think it was the game where Anelka and Malouda scored) and they weren't hiding the fact they were Liverpool fans haha.

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May 1996 - 'you can shove George Graham up your arse!' - and Batesy listened!

As for other one offs - its hard to look beyond Torres scoring a scoring a goal really!

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For me the Stick George Graham was very memorable but there was another moment.

Can't remember the year or the oppo but someone got injured and the ball was played out to stop the game. Wisey came over to the Benches and started doing headers with one of the fans. Pure brilliance.

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Lots of memories but a couple that spring to mind, one that I was reminded of by the last Dennis Wise post. Can't remember what season, maybe 95 I was sitting in the benches and an opposition player was down injured, I think vs Southampton. Wise and 2 others were passing the ball in a triangle and everytime they passed wise put his arms up and the crowd cheered. Then he passed to a Southampton player and Wise put his thumbs down and the crowd booes

More to come...

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Not really on the same lines as the other posts, but when I was about 8 my Dad and I had season tickets at the front of the Shed down near the corner flag. Can't remember which game it was, but on a few occasions the linesman nearest to me had made some offside calls that I considered to be dubious and on one occasion had disallowed a goal. At this point, I decided to take matters into my own hands and the next time the ball came over for a corner, I took aim and threw it at the linesman. I missed, but I still remember it to this day.

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Zolas last game when he mugged off about four liverpool players in the corner. I think it was someones avatar on here...not sure if it still is. His goal against norwich as well (if goals count).

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Literally the whole of the Matthew Harding singing 'Have you ever seen Maka score a goal?' when he was warming up as a sub before one of the first games of the season after he'd scored it. Causing him to crack up with laughter.

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Unfortunatly I couldn't decide between 2 'one off special moments',(ehh?).Firstly,the last match at home to 'boro at the end of the 82-83 season, when at the end of the game,on a lovely sunny day, the fans invaded the pitch as if we had won something,(it was a dire match).It was the first (and only) time I have set foot on a pro pitch and even then,I couldn't believe how flat it was!,our team was sh*t and it wasn't the fault of the groundsman thats for sure.It felt like we had missed a disaster by the skin of our teeth & that things could only get better.

Secondly,(and sorry, but it's not at the bridge) the first match at the arse the following season.Left home early just in case, as you do,and when I left the station at Highbury, the sight in front of me stays fresh in my mind even to this day.

The cue went up the road & round the corner!,sh*t I thought,I'm going to miss the biggest Chelsea game I've ever seen!.Luckily the cue moved quickly,and I got into the ground as the players were about to kick off,but as I walked up the stairs to the terracing in the clock end of Highbury, the mass of Chelsea fans in front of me,the noise,the buzz of the crowd the shear expectation of things to come is something that is almost impossible to put into words................if you like me, were lucky enough to have been there,then you will know what I mean,even Doug Rougvie played well!,(well in the first half at least)they are just 2 very special & connected moments watching CFC for me.

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The after-match party when we beat Leeds 5-0 to clinch promotion in 1984 was a special moment for me. Capped off a fabulous season, but I'm told the away day at Grimsby to win the title was even better.

I managed to make it onto the cover of Ken Bates book "my year" during the on pitch celebrations after the Leeds game (along with 10,000 others)

And at Grimsby we got into their seats after a gate got kicked open, as far as I remember this was a pay on the day game and the numbers of Chelsea turning out meant a crush in the away end. Loads of Chelsea on the pitch and having to be put in the Grimsby sections. Then Dixon doing the business.

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I managed to make it onto the cover of Ken Bates book "my year" during the on pitch celebrations after the Leeds game (along with 10,000 others)

And at Grimsby we got into their seats after a gate got kicked open, as far as I remember this was a pay on the day game and the numbers of Chelsea turning out meant a crush in the away end. Loads of Chelsea on the pitch and having to be put in the Grimsby sections. Then Dixon doing the business.

£5 on the gate if my memory is correct

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Spackman clumping Keown near the end of a very satisfying win over the gooners in 1996. It was so out of character, I think Spackman was actually in tears walking off after getting the red card. Everyone else though was chuckling away at 'missing link' Keown (who wasn't adverse to dishing out an elbow) poleaxed after getting some long overdue retribution

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Not a favourite but a bizare one off at SB when the match entertainment was an American marching band at a match in the 70s cannot remember who the opposition were or the score but:-

This massive marching band were all siting in the Lower East stand tier complete with Sousaphones and every conceivable instrument. Just after half time they decided to play and continued to perform in their seats for most of the second half.

Ding Dong

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Not really a one off but I do miss the Baeball at half time !!

The streaker think it was a European night game ( good set I think ). Poor girl got her kit off and was then escorted out via the West Stand Lower she looked very scared and sheepish having to walk past the crowd !!

Speedie telling me to f*ck off the pitch after one pitch invasion sure it was 83/84 one of the last home games ?

One bloke pretending to be a photographer and stay by the side of the pitch could he couldn't be arsed to run back to the Shed again

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