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I was watching a repeat of the Sweeney the other night, and noticed a whopping great CFC Shed bit of grafitti sprayed on a wall on some dodgy council estate. Has anyone got any recollections of memorable football grafitti, and has any of it survived I wonder? I personally think the epicentre used to be by the gasworks where the away coaches used to park up- Bagleys Lane, Imperial Rd, Imperial Square etc- talking of Imperial Square when my old man used to watch us in the fifties, he used to cycle from Wandsworth and stick his bike in one of those cottages for safe keeping; an old girl used to charge him tuppence or something similar.

Back on track, all those walls around there used be smothered back in the day. The ones that stick in the mind were the ubiquitous Eddie Macs Blue and White Army, and Manchester W... W... W. k

In an alleyway in Kingston for donkeys years stood Shed kick to kill. That big church which is now gone on the Merton Road in Southfields had a Jesus Saves poster outside, to which someone sprayed- but Wilkins nets the rebound. Ickys Semi Men by the railway bridge( think we all remember that)

The Blue Peter garden when it got vandalised and someone sprayed CFC on the wall.

The best ones I think were the ones hand painted in white emulsion, which begs the question to anyone who indulged in a spot of this

a) Didn't you used to look a teeny bit suspect eying up a wall with a paint pot and brush in hand?

b) Did you have the foresight to take thinners with you to clean the brush after, or did you buy a new brush every time?

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"Chelsea killed west ham" was somewhat optimistically painted on a wall en route from fulham broadway to stamford bridge.It was there for years.Also remember "munich 58" appearing outside the north stand to welcome yanited following our momentous promotion in 1984.I remember going to west ham away in 84/85 and someone had done the emulsion thing in big letters "Battersea SW11" or similar. CHELSEA NORTH STAND was painted outside Hatton Cross station for years as well.

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Nitro- what do people call you for short? Don't know u well enough to call you N yet don't want to call you a Nit either! Going back to that green grafitti that got up your nostrils, it's a well known fact that were oh 3 good green things to come out the 70s- metallic green fords, especially the Capri, Coleen Nolan.... Coooor! and Green Shield Stamps- it's true to say none of this lot lasted too well.

All those green Fords rusted to sh.t in no time, Green Shield Stamps are as dead as disco, and Coleen Nolans as fat as a pig. Sorry to paint a gloomy picture. Ps how many Green Shield Stamps did Alan Mayes cost?

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Just read that the Sweeney and Minder were filmed in Hammersmith- apparantly they didn't want to go traipsing all the way London for outside shots so stayed fairly local- Fulham, Battersea, Shepherds Bush etc. - all Chelsea areas. Might explain why you see so much of our grafitti

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Just read that the Sweeney and Minder were filmed in Hammersmith- apparantly they didn't want to go traipsing all the way London for outside shots so stayed fairly local- Fulham, Battersea, Shepherds Bush etc. - all Chelsea areas. Might explain why you see so much of our grafitti

Most of the Sweeney car chases ended up in Imperial Road so you're right. Minder's club was in a building in a side street near Putney High Street.  I've definitely seen something I'd sprayed on telly, maybe the one you first mentioned also on some smashed up turnstiles at a certain S/E London ground on the ITV news the day after.

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The film Parting Shots starring Chris Rea had scenes filmed in The Goose pub on the North End Road.

I love the goose. When was that filmed CB? I remember watching a Russian gangster film and a chap got killed after a Chelsea game in west brompton cementary. Cant remember its name

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I love the goose. When was that filmed CB? I remember watching a Russian gangster film and a chap got killed after a Chelsea game in west brompton cementary. Cant remember its name

It was called Eastern Promises. Nuns On The Run filmed outside the main entrance of The Shed.

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Great topic, growing up around Bromley and Orpington I saw quite a lot of graffiti along the lines of CFC kill WHU or MFC Bushwackers etc but the one that stands out in my mind was by Orpington station in classic white spray paint and it said evocatively 'CHELSEA NORTH STAND IS ALIVE AND WELL' which to a young lad in the early 80s got the mind racing. So much nicer than all the internet posturing you read these days.

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