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29 views  make that 30 now with this one and no facking answer ,with one chap barking on about a bar 

of chocolate .

somebody must have a scobby about this chant ,or is it down to that only the new cfc fans read this platform,hence not having 

a scobby ( clue ) .

would i be correct in saying that the ‘ and Leicester ‘ ’ was added to the chant due to Leicester been a good stop off point for a night out while enroute back to the smoke after whatever away games in that area ? If this is the case  then those nighs out must have been pre 1980s ? 
 

or more than likely there is a complete differnt reason ,its a pitty fat cath dont read this forum ,since she would have all the correct 

answers to this question .

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I started going early 80s and it was sung then. It is linked to a different age when things were more ‘hoolifan’. Before my time it may have been because I heard Chelsea stopped off there coming back from another game and it was lively. I remember one time at Paddington when they showed but wouldn’t leave the station. They looked the part but when they saw the welcoming committee thought better of it. From memory that was the only time they attempted to come to SB. Leicester away was always something to look forwards to as an away day but over time the intensity of this fixture dwindled as we were too much for them and the culture of football changed. Thankfully we have kept the song so it is not all about Sky Sports.

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My next questions on this subject is that i heard the said chant via the idiot box AS i watched the game yesterday .when i was watching the blues 1980 to whatever year ,i seem to recall the chant been sung many tines but that was the first time i recall hearing IT on the box so clearly yesterday ? Was this chant only sang by the chelsea lot because cfc where 0-1 up and playing Leicester city ? 

if that is the case i will stick my neck out here to point out that i think that that is quite shallow from the chelsea fans of Today ,when i have heard it at likes of Grimsby,Oldham,sheff weds, Bolton and Leicester away back in my day .

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22 hours ago, The Swan said:

I started going early 80s and it was sung then. It is linked to a different age when things were more ‘hoolifan’. Before my time it may have been because I heard Chelsea stopped off there coming back from another game and it was lively. I remember one time at Paddington when they showed but wouldn’t leave the station. They looked the part but when they saw the welcoming committee thought better of it. From memory that was the only time they attempted to come to SB. Leicester away was always something to look forwards to as an away day but over time the intensity of this fixture dwindled as we were too much for them and the culture of football changed. Thankfully we have kept the song so it is not all about Sky Sports.

That makes sense to me, as it would only make sense for the song to take off if it had some meaning.

If Leicester were seen as a top club for fighting then it would mean something in the chant.

I recall it too in the late 80's and it didn't mean anything except as an oddity and a custom, it's another thing that punctures the claim we don't' have any history.

The only sad bit is we can't remember why for certain.

 

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18 hours ago, ddrblue said:

My next questions on this subject is that i heard the said chant via the idiot box AS i watched the game yesterday .when i was watching the blues 1980 to whatever year ,i seem to recall the chant been sung many tines but that was the first time i recall hearing IT on the box so clearly yesterday ? Was this chant only sang by the chelsea lot because cfc where 0-1 up and playing Leicester city ? 

if that is the case i will stick my neck out here to point out that i think that that is quite shallow from the chelsea fans of Today ,when i have heard it at likes of Grimsby,Oldham,sheff weds, Bolton and Leicester away back in my day .

This song was sang on Sat against Leicester but not just at 1.0, it was sang at various times. To be honest, it is still sung at home games, like one man went to ..., zigger zagger and other old songs. I was impressed with the support on Sat. Our younger fans are just as passionate as we were and still are. On the whole, the younger breed coming through seem committed and passionate about Chelsea and fair play to them. They are the future of the club and quite amazing if you consider how old our fan base is at the Bridge. Apart from the North Stand no discounted rates exist for anywhere else in the ground. Taking my son is costing me a fortune but I am investing in the future of Chelsea so that the younger fans coming through care just as much as some of us older heads. All I need now is a Villa away ticket!

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9 hours ago, The Swan said:

This song was sang on Sat against Leicester but not just at 1.0, it was sang at various times. To be honest, it is still sung at home games, like one man went to ..., zigger zagger and other old songs. I was impressed with the support on Sat. Our younger fans are just as passionate as we were and still are. On the whole, the younger breed coming through seem committed and passionate about Chelsea and fair play to them. They are the future of the club and quite amazing if you consider how old our fan base is at the Bridge. Apart from the North Stand no discounted rates exist for anywhere else in the ground. Taking my son is costing me a fortune but I am investing in the future of Chelsea so that the younger fans coming through care just as much as some of us older heads. All I need now is a Villa away ticket!

Thanks for putting me straight on the chant been sung at Leicester on saturday Mr.Swan 

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17 hours ago, The Swan said:

This song was sang on Sat against Leicester but not just at 1.0, it was sang at various times. To be honest, it is still sung at home games, like one man went to ..., zigger zagger and other old songs. I was impressed with the support on Sat. Our younger fans are just as passionate as we were and still are. On the whole, the younger breed coming through seem committed and passionate about Chelsea and fair play to them. They are the future of the club and quite amazing if you consider how old our fan base is at the Bridge. Apart from the North Stand no discounted rates exist for anywhere else in the ground. Taking my son is costing me a fortune but I am investing in the future of Chelsea so that the younger fans coming through care just as much as some of us older heads. All I need now is a Villa away ticket!

Totally agree and well done for bringing through the youth, yes cost me a fortune taking my boys when young, but now at 25 and 23 they obviously pay  for there own season tix, watching them taking piss out of spurs fans on way back to the underground after winning there the other week was a joy to watch. 

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1 hour ago, chi blue said:

Totally agree and well done for bringing through the youth, yes cost me a fortune taking my boys when young, but now at 25 and 23 they obviously pay  for there own season tix, watching them taking piss out of spurs fans on way back to the underground after winning there the other week was a joy to watch. 

I’ve noticed a lot of young men in their mid  twenties coming through over the last couple of years. Good to see

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54 minutes ago, Ewell CFC said:

I’ve noticed a lot of young men in their mid  twenties coming through over the last couple of years. Good to see

We need them. Clubs such as Everton and Man City appear to have made a concerted effort to attract a younger following. Our core support has worried me at times as having a similar age demographic to Daily Telegraph readers. 

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3 hours ago, Ewell CFC said:

I’ve noticed a lot of young men in their mid  twenties coming through over the last couple of years. Good to see

Some will prob be sons of us lot that went in the 1980's, if they have as much passion as our support in the 80's then that can't be a bad thing, also the young kids that got into us in the late 90's early 2000's as we started winning things will also now be in their 20's, 

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8 hours ago, chi blue said:

Some will prob be sons of us lot that went in the 1980's, if they have as much passion as our support in the 80's then that can't be a bad thing, also the young kids that got into us in the late 90's early 2000's as we started winning things will also now be in their 20's, 

You have two hopes of todays up and comming fans as been AS passionate like the fans back in the 1980s ,

Bob hope and NO hope .

This is at all clubs across the leagues ,with the premier clubs having the Worse atmosphere fans mindset issues .

can only think of dirty Leeds and millwall that have a fan base thats close to how it was,but saying that its still not the same .

working class replaced by Middle class now watching the games is main reason ,you just dont see different groups of males 5,10,15 handed all mates going to the game together anymore .

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