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Interesting article in the official mag this month, top ten players who developed through from schoolboy to first team.

10. Peter Brabrook.

9. Colin Pates.

8. Terry Venables.

7. Alan Hudson.

6. Bobby Tambling.

5. Ray Wilkins.

4. John Hollins.

3. Ron Harris.

2. Jimmy Greaves.

1. John Terry.

Some great players there, and some legends icon_wink.gif

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How can they make a list like that, and leave out the likes of Peter Osgood and Peter Bonetti??? icon_eek.gificon_rolleyes.gif

A list of players not on their list: -

Peter Osgood

Peter Bonetti

Barry Bridges

Ken Shellito

Bert Murray

Johnny Boyle

Peter Houseman

Gary Locke

Ian Britton

Steve Finnieston

Johnny Bumstead

Clive Walker

Jason Cundy

Graham Stuart

Eddie Newton

all of 'em came through our youth system icon_cool.gif

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How can they make a list like that, and leave out the likes of Timmy Elmes and Kevin Hales??? icon_eek.gificon_rolleyes.gif

A list of players not on their list: -

Keith Dublin

Graham Wilkins

Mike Brolly

Trevor Aylott

Micky Nutton

Robert Isaac

John Sitton

Lee Frost

all of 'em came through our youth system icon_cool.gif

Just a few you left out, BlueBeard

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How can they make a list like that, and leave out the likes of Timmy Elmes and Kevin Hales??? icon_eek.gificon_rolleyes.gif

A list of players not on their list: -

Keith Dublin

Graham Wilkins

Mike Brolly

Trevor Aylott

Micky Nutton

Robert Isaac

John Sitton

Lee Frost

all of 'em came through our youth system icon_cool.gif

Just a few you left out, BlueBeard

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Now that is a classy collection of players..... nervous.gif

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I think your memory serves you well. Better than mine, that's for sure. From the Chelsea Old Boys site:

It was also good to see Trevor Aylott play today in the center forward position and everyone must remember his first game for Chelsea when he scored against Nott’s Forrest with Peter Shilton in goal

Referring to his debut goal, at the beginning of the 77-78 season. More here:

Chelsea had been promoted above Forest the previous season but had not settled anywhere near as well to life in the first division and were facing a relegation struggle as the season moved into November. On a day when both keepers, the Peter's Bonetti and Shilton, performed with distinction it was Chelsea who grabbed the only goal of the game, a clinical finish from young prospect Trevor Aylott.
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How can they make a list like that, and leave out the likes of Peter Osgood and Peter Bonetti??? icon_eek.gificon_rolleyes.gif

A list of players not on their list: -

Peter Osgood

Peter Bonetti

Barry Bridges

Ken Shellito

Bert Murray

Johnny Boyle

Peter Houseman

Gary Locke

Ian Britton

Steve Finnieston

Johnny Bumstead

Clive Walker

Jason Cundy

Graham Stuart

Eddie Newton

all of 'em came through our youth system icon_cool.gif

Did you just come out with that off the top of your head?

If so, you are a freak! icon_wink.gif

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How can they make a list like that, and leave out the likes of Peter Osgood and Peter Bonetti??? icon_eek.gificon_rolleyes.gif

A list of players not on their list: -

Peter Osgood

Peter Bonetti

Barry Bridges

Ken Shellito

Bert Murray

Johnny Boyle

Peter Houseman

Gary Locke

Ian Britton

Steve Finnieston

Johnny Bumstead

Clive Walker

Jason Cundy

Graham Stuart

Eddie Newton

all of 'em came through our youth system icon_cool.gif

Did you just come out with that off the top of your head?

If so, you are a freak! icon_wink.gif

Not exactly off the top of my head - it took about 10 minutes to think of the players listed. It's a lot easier when you can remember seeing most of them play, makes you less of an anorak icon_wink.gif

So maybe I'm only a semi-freak icon_lol.gif

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How can they make a list like that, and leave out the likes of Peter Osgood and Peter Bonetti??? icon_eek.gificon_rolleyes.gif

A list of players not on their list: -

Peter Osgood

Peter Bonetti

Barry Bridges

Ken Shellito

Bert Murray

Johnny Boyle

Peter Houseman

Gary Locke

Ian Britton

Steve Finnieston

Johnny Bumstead

Clive Walker

Jason Cundy

Graham Stuart

Eddie Newton

all of 'em came through our youth system icon_cool.gif

Did you just come out with that off the top of your head?

If so, you are a freak! icon_wink.gif

Not exactly off the top of my head - it took about 10 minutes to think of the players listed. It's a lot easier when you can remember seeing most of them play, makes you less of an anorak icon_wink.gif

So maybe I'm only a semi-freak icon_lol.gif

or just the smartest man alive biggrin.gif
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So maybe I'm only a semi-freak icon_lol.gif

All freaks say that

Naah, only half of 'em icon_wink.gif

Speaking of freaks, did anyone here read the 'Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers' comics back in the day? Used to love reading those, but don't seem to have any now. Long live Fat Freddy, Freewheelin' Franklin, Phineas Freek, and Fat Freddy's Cat! icon_lol.gif

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My favourite Freak Brothers spread had Phineas take a fit of paranoia and when he looked at his brothers they appeared to be wearing cop uniforms. Phineas freaked out, barelled down the stairs, and onto the street whereupon a cop car pulled up and beat the crap out of him.

Phineas staggered back upstairs, into the room, and said to his brothers "I'm not nearly as paranoid as I thought I was".

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How can they make a list like that, and leave out the likes of Timmy Elmes and Kevin Hales??? icon_eek.gificon_rolleyes.gif

A list of players not on their list: -

Keith Dublin

Graham Wilkins

Mike Brolly

Trevor Aylott

Micky Nutton

Robert Isaac

John Sitton

Lee Frost

all of 'em came through our youth system icon_cool.gif

Just a few you left out, BlueBeard

How could I leave out Damien Matthew and John Millar?

As for Aylott's goal, I remember it well - it was superb, and he looked as if he could be a really good player. As it turned out, I don't think I've ever heard a player get as much abuse from Chelsea fans as he did. And that was before we sold him!

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How can they make a list like that, and leave out the likes of Timmy Elmes and Kevin Hales??? icon_eek.gificon_rolleyes.gif

A list of players not on their list: -

Keith Dublin

Graham Wilkins

Mike Brolly

Trevor Aylott

Micky Nutton

Robert Isaac

John Sitton

Lee Frost

all of 'em came through our youth system icon_cool.gif

Just a few you left out, BlueBeard

How could I leave out Damien Matthew and John Millar?

As for Aylott's goal, I remember it well - it was superb, and he looked as if he could be a really good player. As it turned out, I don't think I've ever heard a player get as much abuse from Chelsea fans as he did. And that was before we sold him!

Dave Mitchell?? icon_eek.gif .Aylott scored twice in successive home games(i think it was from memory) two 1-0 wins..it was his 15 mins of fame icon_lol.gif

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Did you just come out with that off the top of your head?

If so, you are a freak! icon_wink.gif

Not exactly off the top of my head - it took about 10 minutes to think of the players listed.

Is your blood blue by any chance?

For some reason I wouldn't be shocked if it was.

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Dave Mitchell?? icon_eek.gif

I remember the most magical piece of football from Dave Mitchell (Was he a youth team product ??) but anyway, literally a piece of magic Paul Daniels would have been proud of:

Fairly sure we were playing Wimbledon but could be wrong. A cross came across and he had an open gapeing goal we were already celebrating and no word of a lie.. the ball passed through his forehead and out the other side. I had never seen anything like it.

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Dave Mitchell (Was he a youth team product ??)

We actually signed him from Feyenoord. This is no doubt one of the main reasons for the great friendship between the two sets of supporters - Feyenoord fans will always be eternally grateful to Chelsea for taking Mitchell off their hands icon_lol.gif

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