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A piece of real history for all you Scouse gits


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I had the pleasure of collecting my issue of Chelsea - 100 Years of the Blues written by the late great Ron Hockings, from his son Peter outside the Millenium Hotel at the ground. Couldn't help but notice a wonderful piece of true football history that needs to be shared with those history fixated twats from Scouseland.

Date: September 4th 1905

Event: First ever Chelsea football match at Stamford Bridge albeit it a friendly

Attendance: 6000

Result: Chelsea 4 Liverpool 0

Team: Foulke; Mackie; McEwan; Key; McRoberts; Miller; Moran; Copeland; Robertson; Windridge; Kirwan

Goalscorers: McRoberts 2; Moran; Windridge

Yes our first ever game at the Bridge saw us demolish the scousers 4-0, ain't history grand?

BTW I thoroughly recommend the book if you're interested in learning every single Chelsea team line up and goalscorer from 1905 through to May 2006. It's a mere snip at £25.

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Thanks for that, Geezer, I didn't know about that book. I bought the original "90 Years Of The Blues" from Ron Hockings himself (he lived less than a mile from me). It's about time I bought the new book though, a lot's happened in the last ten years!

Ron Hockings was probably Chelsea's #1 fan, I'm glad his son is keeping the tradition going badge.gif

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It's a great book and lists games I'd forgotten about. Brought back many a memory. Having just written the Cat's profile I can't believe I forgot to mention his testimonial against Charlton when he scored two goals, one of them from the penalty spot.

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It's a great book and lists games I'd forgotten about. Brought back many a memory. Having just written the Cat's profile I can't believe I forgot to mention his testimonial against Charlton when he scored two goals, one of them from the penalty spot.

I don't mean to sound pedantic, but wasn't that Bobby Tambling's testimonial in 1969?

I only ask because I remember going to Bonetti's testimonial a couple of years later in May 1971, when we played Standard Liege and lost 1-2.

Later that summer we played Surrey at the Oval icon_eek.gif - 6 or 7 a-side footie, plus a game of 50-overs cricket. I think it was a joint testimonial for Peter Bonetti and a Surrey cricketer. It was a bit of fun, but fanatical as I was in those days, it did begin to get a bit boring - bloody hot day too! icon_lol.gif

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It's a great book and lists games I'd forgotten about. Brought back many a memory. Having just written the Cat's profile I can't believe I forgot to mention his testimonial against Charlton when he scored two goals, one of them from the penalty spot.

I don't mean to sound pedantic, but wasn't that Bobby Tambling's testimonial in 1969?

I only ask because I remember going to Bonetti's testimonial a couple of years later in May 1971, when we played Standard Liege and lost 1-2.

Later that summer we played Surrey at the Oval icon_eek.gif - 6 or 7 a-side footie, plus a game of 50-overs cricket. I think it was a joint testimonial for Peter Bonetti and a Surrey cricketer. It was a bit of fun, but fanatical as I was in those days, it did begin to get a bit boring - bloody hot day too! icon_lol.gif

Unfortunately it doesn't say who the testimonials were for in the book. I vaguely remember being at the game against Charlton and was pretty sure that was a testimonial for Peter which was why they let him take a penalty to ensure he scored. They also let him come out of goal to play up front late on during the game. Bobby was playing so you may well be right but something is telling me it was for Peter which is why the old man took me to watch it.

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Worth noting that if anyone who has written a page wants something added or edited then they just need to send me the details and I can do it in no time.

That's for everyone who has written a page and the hundreds of you who are seriously considering it (hint hint)

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Bluebeard (or is it still Bluechin? icon_lol.gif )

I've sent you a PM regarding Ron Hockings

Cheers

Definitely back to BlueBeard now, Geezer, Bluechin didn't stay around too long icon_lol.gif

I've had a look in the "90 Years Of The Blues", and the Charlton game was shown as a testimonial for Bobby Tambling - played on 21 April 1969, we won 5-1 with goals by Bonetti (2), McCreadie, Osgood & Hutchinson.

I've been wondering why I didn't go to that game, then noticed that it was played only two days after we beat QPR 2-1 in the final game of the season (which I did go to). Probably couldn't afford two games in such a short time on my pocket money! It was things like this that pushed me getting a paper round and delivering milk on Saturday mornings - don't think I missed a home game the following season icon_lol.gif

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