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Some Chelsea pix from the 60's


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Some of these have been posted before, but what the hell! These are from 1963 to 1965.

Three future Chelsea managers, Ken Shellito, John Hollins & Eddie McCreadie, submitting to the 60's injury treatment - paddling in the freezing sea at Blackpool icon_lol.gif3FutureManagers.jpg

Tommy Docherty chats with five young Scots he'd signed for the club - leaning on gate l/r Johnny Boyle, Joe Fascione, Billy Sinclair and behind them l-r, Stewart Henderson and Jim McCalliog

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Celebrating the 1964/65 League Cup win - how many can you name?

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[spoil]l/r - Barry Bridges, Eddie McCreadie, Terry Venables, Frank Upton, John Boyle, John Mortimore, Peter Bonetti, and in front, Bert Murray[/spoil]

Marvin Hinton, just about to seperate George Armstrong's lower legs from his body at Highbury

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1965/66

Team photo, 1965/66 - name them?

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[spoil]Back l-r, John Hollins, Allan Young, Peter Bonetti, Marvin Hinton, Ron Harris, Eddie McCreadie

Front l-r, Barry Bridges, George Graham, Peter Osgood, Terry Venables, Bobby Tambling[/spoil]

Joe Kirkup, who went to Southampton in part-exchange for David Webb a couple of years later

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The one and only Peter Osgood

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Ron Harris having a quick toss

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Peter Osgood, George Graham & Barry Bridges

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We've just scored against Leeds in the FA Cup! I'm guessing Gary Sprake has made yet another cock-up, judging by the look the defender on his knee is giving him icon_lol.gif

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George Graham heads our second goal from a Bobby Tambling corner against Hull City in the FA Cup

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Peter Bonetti just beats Hull's Chris Chilton to the ball in the same game

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Traditional Chelsea celebrations (loads of beer!), after beating TSV Munchen 1860 to get through to the Fairs Cup Semi-Final

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Chelsea International team photo

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Have a look at that Glasgow Charity Cup, makes the League Cup like like a tin pot!

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Cheers for those! Been busy with your scanner?

Three future Chelsea managers, Ken Shellito, John Hollins & Eddie McCreadie, submitting to the 60's injury treatment - paddling in the freezing sea at Blackpool

Or - one future manager who built a team and won promotion with two others who took apart good teams and helped get us relegated.

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Bluebeard correct me if I am wrong that 65/66 team,could it have been the best ever,my father now long gone was a great fan of Tommy Doc,he always told me the story that Chelsea could have won the league only The Doc hufffed and sent players home with important games to play up north.Cost them the league.Is that right.

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Bluebeard, once again you come up trumps mate.

Your u tube site has brought back so many memories to me, now you've posted a picture of a player i'd never believed played for Chelsea.

The best man at my wedding has always said Stewart Henderson was his uncle and he played for Chelsea in the 60's but never broke into the first team. There was me thinking he was just a piss-head and he just shared the same surname!

He played at Reading apparently and went into coaching after that, think he said he was a full back, i've never seen him in a Chelsea shirt or in any of my dads old programmes so you've come up with a first again happy0034.gif

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Bluebeard correct me if I am wrong that 65/66 team,could it have been the best ever,my father now long gone was a great fan of Tommy Doc,he always told me the story that Chelsea could have won the league only The Doc hufffed and sent players home with important games to play up north.Cost them the league.Is that right.

Unfortunately, I didn't get to see that team, I went to my first game in 1967. But my uncle always said that Docherty's Diamonds were the best Chelsea side he'd ever seen, and he'd been following Chelsea home and away since WWII. He wasn't alone in his views, many other people I've spoken to have heaped similar praise on Docherty's side, and speculated on what might have been if the team hadn't been broken up. I've read many accounts of those days - by ex-players, managers, club officials and journalists - and they all seem to agree that Docherty's Diamonds were something very special.

In 64/65, Chelsea were top of Division One for nearly the whole season, and were looking good for the domestic treble, but then we were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-final. We won the League Cup in April, but the team started to show signs of strain - they were a very young side. Chelsea slipped to third in the league, and things came to a head when we had to play Burnley away. The team stayed in Blackpool, and some of the players defied Docherty's curfew and were grassed up by the hotel porter. Docherty then famously sent eight first team players home in a fit of pique - Terry Venables, Barry Bridges, George Graham, Eddie McCreadie, John Hollins, Joe Fascione, Bert Murray and Marvin Hinton.

Chelsea were hammered 6-2 at Burnley as a result, and the remote chance of the championship had gone. Two days later, with a full-strength side, we lost 3-2 at Blackpool in the final game of the season, and as a result we finished third in the league, though we'd qualified for the Fairs Cup due to the League Cup win.

65/66 was just as exciting! Chelsea finished 5th. in the league, ten points behind champions Liverpool, got to the semi-finals of the FA Cup again, only to be beaten by Sheffield Wednesday, and more impressively, reached the semi-finals of the Fairs Cup (now the UEFA Cup). Chelsea lost 2-0 in Barcelona, but won the second leg by the same score. The playoff was back in Barcelona, but we got stuffed 5-0 in what was the final game of the season. Docherty lost confidence in the side, and sold off Venables, Bridges, Murray and Graham, while bringing in Charlie Cooke and Tommy Baldwin.

The following season was a disappointment - we finished 9th. in the league, and although we reached the FA Cup Final it was only to be beaten by the scum from N17. Tommy Docherty was sacked early on in the 67/68 season after a series of awful results, and just as significantly, some public run-ins with the board.

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1966 to 1968

1966/67 team photo

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[spoil]Back row, l-r: Joe Kirkup, Jim Thomson, Marvin Hinton, George Graham, Peter Bonetti, Alex Stepney, Ron Harris, John Hollins, Eddie McCreadie

Front row, l-r: Johnny Boyle, Bobby Tambling, Charlie Cooke, Alan Harris, Peter Osgood, Peter Houseman, Tommy Robson[/spoil]

Jim Thomson

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In the dressing room - Ron Harris, Marvin Hinton, Tommy Docherty & John Hollins

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Bobby Tambling

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1967/68 team photo

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[spoil]Back row l/r: - Ken Shellito, John Hollins, Ron Harris, Tommy Hughes, Peter Bonetti, Marvin Hinton, Colin Waldron, Eddie McCreadie, Peter Houseman

Front row l/r: - Barry Lloyd, Charlie Cooke, Tommy Baldwin, Peter Osgood, Bobby Tambling, Johnny Boyle, Jim Thomson, Ian 'Chico' Hamilton[/spoil]

Barry Lloyd

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Peter Bonetti in typically spectacular action against Man.Utd. at the Bridge

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Charlie Cooke

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Colin Waldron

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Charlie Cooke puts in a cross at Man.City

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Ron Harris leads the team out

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1968 to 1969

Alan Birchenall scores with a diving header in the 4-0 win at QPR

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Peter Bonetti saves an Alan Ball penalty. Either the cameraman was pissed, or there was a hell of a slope at the Bridge back then icon_lol.gif

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Harry Medhurst - Chelsea keeper in the 40's & 50's, he later became our trainer, a position he held for many years. Who can forget his hunched sprints onto the pitch to treat players!

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Peter Osgood celebrating a goal at Southampton, 1969/70

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Ian Hutchinson, soon after joining the Blues

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Paddy Mulligan, just after signing from Shamrock Rovers

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Bluebeard

Your pictures are clearly proving popular and Mod and I have given some thought to this (and you and I hve discussed this ofline as well) and decided the best approach is for me to create some new categories in the Album which you can put the pictures into. That way they are permanently there rather than being in threads which, over time, may disappear out of view.

I will create the categories later this evening - what is best for you - one category for each decade with maybe a specialone for the 1970 FA Cup final?

Then you can upload the pictures and put suitable titles on them and also descriptions in the comments field as you see fit.

Does this suit you?

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Ofcourse this is none of my business, but how about creating categories for each decade and also a category called 'Chelsea in Cup Finals' or something like that. Just an idea.

Why is it none of your business? Surely the proposed new section is open to suggestions.

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Bluebeard

Your pictures are clearly proving popular and Mod and I have given some thought to this (and you and I hve discussed this ofline as well) and decided the best approach is for me to create some new categories in the Album which you can put the pictures into. That way they are permanently there rather than being in threads which, over time, may disappear out of view.

I will create the categories later this evening - what is best for you - one category for each decade with maybe a specialone for the 1970 FA Cup final?

Then you can upload the pictures and put suitable titles on them and also descriptions in the comments field as you see fit.

Does this suit you?

Sounds good to me, Loz. Maksimov's idea is good, too - maybe have a section for particularly special Chelsea occasions.

And Maksimov, it's just as much your business as mine or anyone else's - any sensible suggestions are welcome icon_wink.gif

A picture category in the Albums section isn't just for me to post in, I should imagine it'll be there for anyone to add pictures to. We could end up with quite a gallery!

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Two of football's hardest men prepare for battle. Ron Harris & Dave Mackay before the 1967 FA Cup Final

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Yet another brilliant save by The Cat

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Dave Sexton & Chelsea chairman Charles Pratt in October 1967. Sexton had just taken over from the sacked Tommy Docherty. Of his chairman, The Doc once said "Pratt by name......." B)

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Ofcourse this is none of my business, but how about creating categories for each decade and also a category called 'Chelsea in Cup Finals' or something like that. Just an idea.

What a great idea - why didn't I think of that?

Oh look I did

loz said

one category for each decade with maybe a specialone for the 1970 FA Cup final?

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OK I grant you your Chelsea in Cup Finals is slightly different from my special one for the 1970 FA Cup Final one

I will set them up now

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  • 5 years later...

what ever happened to the Glasgow cup? Looks a beaut!

9th May 1961 Final Celtic 1, Clyde 1 (at Hampden) (Joint Winners)

Competition thereafter ceased.

However, there were four further Charity matches, the results of which are as follows:

8th August 1962 Glasgow Select 2, Manchester United 4

7th August 1963 Glasgow Select 2, Manchester United 1

5th August 1964 Glasgow Select 4, Tottenham Hotspur 3

11th August 1965 Glasgow Select 0, Chelsea 3

10th August 1966 Glasgow Select 1, Leeds United 1.

Sorry for the long delay in answering your question !

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