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Only on the bumpy bit on the right hand side

I hardly ever went to that part of the Shed. Used to go in the middle when I was a nipper, then later used to stand near the White Wall or a bit further back, close to the old tea bar, when I couldn't get in the North Stand any more.

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when i was a nipper me and my cousin used to hang about down the front with all the other littleuns , apart from the really big games there was always a fair bit of room and we used to move around a lot, im sure there must be some footage of us somewhere - we always used to run to the fences when chelsea scored.

However when we got to about 14 we moved to the middle, where we of course though we were well hard icon_lol.gif

great memories

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not me but there were certainly a lot of older lads who picked on some of the littleuns (when i say older i mean 12 year olds to our 10 years!)

my cousin cried once because some lad in docs asked to read his programme and never gave it back. my cousin asked my uncle to get it back and off he went until he saw this kids dad who was a proper meat head - 'i'll try next week lads' icon_razz.gif

all a right of passage thing though!

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Cheers for the picture bjd :)

I love looking at pictures of stadiums how they used to be, back in the good old days.

I have many happy memories of standing in the old Nuttall Street stand with me dad when i was a nipper, I thought it was the most amazing place in the world (in reality we were sh*te and in division 2 at the time icon_lol.gif) and the stand was terrible as well, it looked like terrace houses on the outside with a corrugated iron roof, I remember once asking me dad why no one was stood in the stand opposite (the riverside) and he told me it was condemned, not that I understood what that meant at the age of about 3...

anyways this post prompted me to try and find a picture of it online, which i failed to do, but i found this shockwave file just in case anyone wants a look, it's only 5 clicks long. http://www.roversonline.com/Shockwaves/ewoodstory.swf

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Linking this thread to the "Scarf Wavers" thread - remember back when everybody used to wear a scarf? Or even two - a woollen scarf and a silk scarf. And you wouldn't just wear them round your neck. At one time the height of fashion was to have your scarf tucked in your belt hanging down so that you could the end was just visible under your crombie , or more commonly and certainly a longer lasting fashion, tied to your wrist. And on the way home, the underground would be a sea of blue scarves. "Replica shirts" was a phrase unheard of in those days. This of course was way back, before I'd ever even set foot in the North Stand. Wonderful times.

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Remember going to the bridge as a nipper, and always sitting in the East stand middle or lower (then the family section) with my Dad, and looking over to the Shed being so envious as the atmosphere was electric.

As soon as I was old enough to go to Chelsea with friends, wild horses couldn't keep me out the shed, every home game over seasons. Use to get such a buzz going through the tin pot turnstiles hearing the songs.

Use to always be by the back bar, not far from one of those little stages the coppers use to stand. We did use to go to around the middle, but one day against Man utd, there was a mass push, and I was pushed up against those awful blue bars (never forgot that), so then we went further back, and stayed there from then. The good old days where you could stand where you wanted.

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Linking this thread to the "Scarf Wavers" thread - remember back when everybody used to wear a scarf? Or even two - a woollen scarf and a silk scarf. And you wouldn't just wear them round your neck. At one time the height of fashion was to have your scarf tucked in your belt hanging down so that you could the end was just visible under your crombie , or more commonly and certainly a longer lasting fashion, tied to your wrist. And on the way home, the underground would be a sea of blue scarves. "Replica shirts" was a phrase unheard of in those days. This of course was way back, before I'd ever even set foot in the North Stand. Wonderful times.

Dont remind me - I used to go with my big bruv and his mates from the age of 6 - poor sod got lumbered with me so my parents could get shot of me for a few hours. My mum knitted a scarf and bobble hat which amazing used to get knicked on a regular basis - my bruv and his mates got it back for me at first but it normally incurred a bit of squarin up or scufflin - not suprisingly that bobble hat got lost at home one day - to this day my bruv will not tell me what he did with it.

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I used to go over there as a kid, my dad would take me and my brother. He'd take us on the shed and we'd stand by the tea bar mostly, but if it was a 'naughty' opposition, West Ham, Spurs....he'd take us in the West, with the old wooden seats, or in the East with the old green seats, yes the seats were green! If I wasn't standing on the shed it would be the 1st thing I'd look at once we scored, arms and legs all over the place.

Greatest site was when the whole end, sometimes just the middle, but it was GREAT when the whole end sang, CHELSEA, CHELSEA, CHELSEA, to the tune of amazing grace and pointed at the away fans in unison. 1000's of arms all pointing at exactly the same time. You never really got the see the beauty of it if you were standing there, but from either the East or West and I'd imagine to the away fans it was, spine tingling, scary and very intimidating!

Anymore photo's welcome, I posted one in my original but its gone tits-up.

Benches! Do your job....benches, benches do your job!

Oh happy days!

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Yep, Shed boy here. No favourite place to stand, never ended up where you started anyway.

Great memories, good and bad.

Great humour, great togetherness.

(even at testimonials you would get a good turn out)

ps. when was the last testimonial at the Bridge?

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Oh yes I was there ..... I was White Wall , middle, front you name it I was there :-) happy memories...

Can't remember much football to be honest icon_lol.gif

The thing that gets me looking back, more than anything, so funny now... there was actually a car park between us and the pitch ! normally one or two light blue disaibled cars.

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The thing that gets me looking back, more than anything, so funny now... there was actually a car park between us and the pitch ! normally one or two light blue disaibled cars.

They were pieces of Chelsea folklore!! Preserved forevermore in the description of the 'Club' forum on the main index page.

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The thing that gets me looking back, more than anything, so funny now... there was actually a car park between us and the pitch ! normally one or two light blue disaibled cars.

They were pieces of Chelsea folklore!! Preserved forevermore in the description of the 'Club' forum on the main index page.

Oh yeah icon_lol.gif

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Great memories! the shed was one of those places that made you feel special, I remember so many great days & nights standing in every section of the place, and even if you watched the game from somewhere else in the ground your eyes would always be drawn to that end of the ground to see the rows of scarves being held aloft to various songs throughout the game whether we were winning or losing, no JCL's or Sloane Rangers in there, just 100% pure Chelsea.

Happy days indeed.

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I was a Middle myself. It was great and oh how I miss the three different sections singing - White Wall, Middle and West Side. You always tried to make your section the loudest and I'm sure the Middle always was, but then it would sound louder when you're right in the middle of it!! And then the whole shed singing "We're the shed end Stamford Bridge". Brilliant.

I wonder how many goals I missed going in, either because of swaying - bigger bloke standing in front or the goal being up the other end when the view was never great?!! Knees up mother brown still one of the great memories.

My brother (Coombsie) took me to a game in the 70's when I could only have been about 11 or 12 and we drew with West Ham. It was a day when West Ham took the Shed and I can remember being scared sh**less!! Everything seemed great until a few chants of Utd, Utd and then they were suddenly everywhere.

Must have had a stronger bladder back then as well as I can never recall having to visit the bogs at half time like I do now. Imagine trying to make your way through that lot?

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Another view , this time from above (powder blue disabled cars et al!)

my spot as a youngun was about 20 metres to the right of the goal (looking at the pic) right at the front, as i got older it was slap bang in the middle where i stayed until about 1992 when i became a Benches boy

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Alway's went in the Shed either the Middle or the White wall. Does anyone remember the asian copper that used to be on the stand with the police ribben thingy around he's turban? Without being funny or seeming to be prejudice in anyway, in them day's it looked realy funny.

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BJD, even managed to squeeze the cottages in, in that photo, and the turnstiles to the East. Always reminds me, when I was a kid there used to be a sign above the turnstiles, 'mind your head' I used to laugh every week because if the sign wasn't there you wouldn't have had to 'mind your head'!!!!!

Went over there with my dad one day, non matchday and in those cottages we bumped into Pat Nevin and Keith (can't think of his surname, went to Man City when he left us - was on the verge of 1st team when i met him (young black fella). It made my day, wee Pat was my hero at the time, got his autograph somewhere!

Do you also remember the porta-cabin box office, a couple of times my dad would flirt with the girls behind the counter, and at one sell out game, Spurs I think, we got there late, the woman said ' I'm glad you turned up, I've been saving these 3 tckts for you and your boy's, I thought you'd be here.' We had a right touch that day as there were people queing up and there were only expensive tickets left. (?20!!!) It was either that or my dad take his chances on the shed with 2 toddlers who wouldn't be able to see a thing.

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We we're a real classy out-fit back then wasn't we? icon_lol.gif

Without knowing it though, looking back, it really was a 'Chelsea family' back then, (or tribal clan), now I hate the term, especially when used by Kenyon!

Fried onions and horse-sh*t ..................- not in the same bun of course! icon_wink.gif

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