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Arsenal v Chelsea on 25th Aug 1984

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3 hours ago, chi blue said:

Even now us of a certain age, and my boys are the same have to plan what we are wearing for the game days in advance, it's tradition, shame for the ones that were bought up in an era of just slinging on a replica shirt for the game. I'm going all retro for Leicester on Sunday. Found on line, a white  Fila long sleeve padola polo, tailored shorts and gazelles, funny went to Reading away pre season the other week and had a super mac white Sergio T on, bowled in pub by station and heard one young lad say why's he dressed like Boris Becker!! I did chuckle, was gonna educate him on 80's casual fashion but couldn't be arsed, anyway Becker wore Ellesse, McEnroe Sergio, Bjorg Fila.

Great mate. I'm the same.

I've still got a USA Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games Track and Field Tracksuit Top, :oldboy:

Made by Kappa it's a replica (obviously), but still looks the business.

My younger son recently got me a couple of Sergio Tacchini  T.Shirts:biggrin:

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Got this in Camden Stables Market in 2001. A mate picked me up to go to drive to Weston Super Mare where we stayed in a B and B the night before the Final v Arsenal same year. ( Cardiff)

Was wearing this. “ What you doing wearing Arsenal colours you ....” he said.

Hardly ever wear it now. Bit self conscious wearing a tracksuit top in my 50s

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12 hours ago, Ewell CFC said:

Got this in Camden Stables Market in 2001. A mate picked me up to go to drive to Weston Super Mare where we stayed in a B and B the night before the Final v Arsenal same year. ( Cardiff)

Was wearing this. “ What you doing wearing Arsenal colours you ....” he said.

Hardly ever wear it now. Bit self conscious wearing a tracksuit top in my 50s

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Very mid 80s.:biggrin:

I'm in my early 50s and wear tracksuit tops all the time !

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3 hours ago, erskblue said:

Very mid 80s.:biggrin:

I'm in my early 50s and wear tracksuit tops all the time !

yes same here, if they are a retro classic tracksuit top, I still wear them. Even at 50.

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Tuesday, 21st Aug 1984

Doncaster Rovers 1-1 Chelsea

Saddington (OG) was our goal scorer

It watched by 3,000 spectators. Our last pre season game.

It's Arsenal away on Saturday 25th August 84 with an 11.30 am kick off...

Our first league game back in Division 1. Nerves kicking in...:biggrin:

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On 18/08/2019 at 19:49, Ewell CFC said:

Got this in Camden Stables Market in 2001. A mate picked me up to go to drive to Weston Super Mare where we stayed in a B and B the night before the Final v Arsenal same year. ( Cardiff)

Was wearing this. “ What you doing wearing Arsenal colours you ....” he said.

Hardly ever wear it now. Bit self conscious wearing a tracksuit top in my 50s

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I know what you mean, I had a great collection of old Ellesse, Fila and Sergio but unless it's a decent fit a tracktop doesn't look great on a 50 plus year old. I sold most of mine a while back just kept three sergio dallas (all three shades of blue) and a capomaster (blue with white stripe and collar. Plus an old ellesse which stays at my mums for when im over in the UK. Only occasional wear these days but still love them.

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Wondering if its worth starting a topic on the clothing we wore to the football back then.

About our  Sergio Tacchini, Fila, Ellesse, Kappa, adidas, Nike Pringle, Lyle and Scott etc

Just wondering, not sure if there has been a thread on it already ?

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19 hours ago, fillerywhereru said:

I know what you mean, I had a great collection of old Ellesse, Fila and Sergio but unless it's a decent fit a tracktop doesn't look great on a 50 plus year old. I sold most of mine a while back just kept three sergio dallas (all three shades of blue) and a capomaster (blue with white stripe and collar. Plus an old ellesse which stays at my mums for when im over in the UK. Only occasional wear these days but still love them.

Don’t wear anything with the label outside these days. 

Some cool stuff you mentioned above. Since Fila etc starting reproducing BJ’s etc, it’s cheapened the look and taken it downmarket.

Fell in love with the BJ tracksuit top when I was on holiday in Selsey Spring 82. Saw a bloke with a green one, which are worth many hundreds now.

Couldnt afford one back then, picked one up 19 years later- was wearing it shortly after clubbing when I met my wife

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On ‎16‎/‎08‎/‎2019 at 07:48, chi blue said:

Even now us of a certain age, and my boys are the same have to plan what we are wearing for the game days in advance, it's tradition, shame for the ones that were bought up in an era of just slinging on a replica shirt for the game. I'm going all retro for Leicester on Sunday. Found on line, a white  Fila long sleeve padola polo, tailored shorts and gazelles, funny went to Reading away pre season the other week and had a super mac white Sergio T on, bowled in pub by station and heard one young lad say why's he dressed like Boris Becker!! I did chuckle, was gonna educate him on 80's casual fashion but couldn't be arsed, anyway Becker wore Ellesse, McEnroe Sergio, Bjorg Fila.

I'm fortunate in that my younger son (who is in his early 20s) has the same shoe size as myself.

He is into the retro sports shoes  e.g. adidas  Sambas, Gazelles, Roms. Hamburgs and Spezials and also Nike's Pumas, New Balance.

He wears them for a while, then buys his next few pairs of retro trainers and passes the previous ones onto me, Result:biggrin:

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3 hours ago, Ewell CFC said:

Don’t wear anything with the label outside these days. 

Some cool stuff you mentioned above. Since Fila etc starting reproducing BJ’s etc, it’s cheapened the look and taken it downmarket.

Fell in love with the BJ tracksuit top when I was on holiday in Selsey Spring 82. Saw a bloke with a green one, which are worth many hundreds now.

Couldnt afford one back then, picked one up 19 years later- was wearing it shortly after clubbing when I met my wife

They were worth many hundreds until a certain company started encouraging Fila to make cheap replicas in every colour under the sun. I ended up selling my collection off for peanuts for that very reason. You can still tell an original from a mile off mind you 😉

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It's 11:30 and the weather  is very hot today,  just like Saturday 35 years ago at Highbury. I wasn't there but was trying to get my little sister off the TV (watching metal Mickey or something) so I could keep updated on Teletext.

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At last...

Sat, 25th August 1984 at 11:30 . The match we've been waiting for all summer.

Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea. Our scorer: 'King' Kerry Dixon in the 39th min, equalising Paul Mariners goal for them in the 35th min.

Official crowd of: 45,329 on that sweltering Saturday of 1984. A long and very hot summer.

programme cover for Arsenal v Chelsea, Saturday, 25th Aug 1984

 

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How many chelsea was on the clockend that day ? There was 45,329 at the game according to figure in this thread.

i can’t recall what highbury  normally held back then,or more important what did the clockend normally hold?

looking at those pictures ,Iam going for 12,000 cfc give or take on the away end.

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Quotes at the time say 15,000 in the clockend with around 5,000 around the ground. There were loads in the clockend who paid cash for an all ticket game. I’ve never seen that end so packed and to be in it on the day I don’t think I’ve been so hot as well!

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2 hours ago, Richard P said:

Quotes at the time say 15,000 in the clockend with around 5,000 around the ground. There were loads in the clockend who paid cash for an all ticket game. I’ve never seen that end so packed and to be in it on the day I don’t think I’ve been so hot as well!

I'm pretty sure we paid cash met a few mates in the pub the night before they supported a variety of London teams and they were all going.

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