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As Chelsea fans its always great to look back on those memories we enjoy , memories that make us proud to follow a team that we will always support regardless of situation. First Premiership, second premiership, FA Cup wins, beating Leeds, Jose interviews, AC Milan away , the list is endless .

Theres also times where we were left disappointed , deflated, hard to handle defeats, etc etc .

As usual on any forum its easy to remember the good times , so im interested in your memories as Chelsea fans of those moments that left you gutted, disappointed, outraged , fuming and pissed off.

I'll start with the 1970 W.C. I was only 7 years old and just started supporting Chelsea . When i heard Peter Bonetti was in goal for England i became a secret England fan and remember to this day sitting in my front room watching a black & white TV just interested in one player . The outcome is history as we all know but i always remember going to bed crying because Bonetti made 2 mistakes and for me it was the end of the world.

FA Cup 1972, i remember this was on MOTD , we lost 3-2 to Orient and i was gutted . Didnt want to go to school the following Monday and never did homework for 2 weeks. :rolleyes:

1972 League Cup final. Again no live TV , just radio reports and George Eastham's winner ruined a kids weekend , especially surrounded by Leeds and Man Yoo fans. I always remember feeling sh*te that day and fought with everybody.

1988/89...Relegation. Enough said.

F.A. Cup final v Man Yooooo....That rainy day in London was our first family day as Chelsea fans . We watched it at home and we were watching tv from 11am. It was the day my wife became a real Chelsea fan and i finally had a shoulder to cry on.

5th May 2004 . Monaco , a game we litteraly threw away. Shattered.

2008 C.L. Final , no point in commenting on this , its difficult to actually describe the feeling .

Just a few of many Chelsea moments that I still wish had a better outcome.

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Your last threre for me Ian,

Was only starting to follow Chelsea in the 94 season, and everyone loved man utd! I didn't, and loved that Chelsea beat them home and away that year. Then the final! Solidified me as a Chelsea follower from that point on!

Then in Monaco, it was the belief that Claudio had finally got it right, we were on the cusp of greatness, and then we just threw it away. I had every Chelsea top I owned in the bar that night and was handing them out to anyone who knew me that would put them on. Then, to make things worse....a bunch of Leeds fans came in and cheered Chelsea losing! Made a lot of foul remarks to them, told them to enjoy life in the Championship and not to hurry back!

Man Utd, CL final!!! Heartbreak in 94, and heartbreak again with this lot. It was as if it would be the passing of the guard, and in Roman's backyard! I felt great to have seen us win the League in my lifetime, something I had only dreamed of! Now the CL was within our reach, one hand on the big lugs, and then Terry slipped! Gutted

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Make that three of us who's family came together for the first time as Chelsea fans during the '94 final - I think for that reason it should go down as a great Chelsea moment for me, one of my favourite ever games, despite the scoreline.

In fact, I think the circumstances (Chelsea play well, yet still lose 4-0) were almost perfect (in a weird way) to get people to understand the game and the emotions involved, not sure if that makes any sense, but yeah, it was the game that made me a Chelsea fan and it's good to see I'm not the only one ^ :rolleyes:

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Your last threre for me Ian,

Was only starting to follow Chelsea in the 94 season, and everyone loved man utd! I didn't, and loved that Chelsea beat them home and away that year. Then the final! Solidified me as a Chelsea follower from that point on!

Then in Monaco, it was the belief that Claudio had finally got it right, we were on the cusp of greatness, and then we just threw it away. I had every Chelsea top I owned in the bar that night and was handing them out to anyone who knew me that would put them on. Then, to make things worse....a bunch of Leeds fans came in and cheered Chelsea losing! Made a lot of foul remarks to them, told them to enjoy life in the Championship and not to hurry back!

Man Utd, CL final!!! Heartbreak in 94, and heartbreak again with this lot. It was as if it would be the passing of the guard, and in Roman's backyard! I felt great to have seen us win the League in my lifetime, something I had only dreamed of! Now the CL was within our reach, one hand on the big lugs, and then Terry slipped! Gutted

Scott

This is quite spooky, Scott, you have exactly the same list as I have! My first tears for Chelsea were because of that lost FA Cup final of 1994...

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1988/89...Relegation. Enough said.

That was without doubt the worst and nothing can come close to that.

Losing cup finals in one thing but getting relegated and in that manner was something else.

To know real pain, I think every fan should go through that. Just imagine, getting relegated from the top flight but not only that - in a play -off. I was in the members enclose in the West Stand that day when we beat Borough 1-0 but lost 2-1 on aggregate and when that final whistle went and I had tears in my eyes, I was totally numb – and was so for days. It was just horrible.

As dreadful as experience as that was, I still think they should go back to that format – it’s what I thought the play-offs were all about. What is the point of the 3rd,4th, 5th or 6th team in the Championship playing one another? They should be playing the team that finish 3rd from bottom in the Premiership. At least gives the top flight team a chance to stay up and would hopefully avoid sh*te teams getting promoted for one season only to get hammered on a fairly regular basis.

Would never want to go through it again though personally.

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The game which send shivers down my spine was the FA Cup replay with Sunderland in 1992. We was losing 1-0 for the majority until we equalized in the dying minutes. I was really looking forward to extra time thinking as we were playing the better football but alas Sunderland scored a last minute winner.

Absolutely heart breaking as I thought we had a really good chance of winning the cup.

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Maybe I'm weird, but I tend to remember the disasters more clearly than the triumphs. Or maybe because the 70s and 80s were a catalogue of one disaster after another. The 7-1 at Wolves, 6-0 at Rotherham, 1-0 at Crewe in the League Cup, the relegation battle (and subsequent relegation) at 3-point lane. Let's not forget the 1-1 at home to Atvidaberg either. We were ECWC Champions, had set a high scoring record in the previous round, and then we were out. To a bunch of part timers.

Another game that stands out for me was the first in the old division 2 - losing 3-0 away at West Brom. You knew straight away it was going to be a long hard season.

However, the first time is the worst. I can remember being absolutely gutted when we lost the 1967 Cup Final. I was only 10 at the time and saw it on TV. I managed to miss the 1970 Cup final and so my first experience (and the last for 14 years) of going to Wembley with Chelsea was the 1972 League Cup final. I was even more disappointed that day because I was there, and because I think everyone was so overwhelmingly all confident that this would be our third trophy in three seasons. Losing to Stoke didn't just didn't seem possible ...

More recently the 4-0 David Elleray final stands out - first "proper" cup final for 22 years and that c**t wrecks the occasion with an outrageous penalty decision. Then of course last season, losing at Wembley again to the N17 scum - don't tell me the League Cup doesn't matter, especially when it's the final, and even more especially when it's against those bar stewards. It ALWAYS matters against T*tt*nh*m.

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Graham Wilkins scoring an own goal, at home, in the last minute to give West Ham the draw.

It was a win wasn't it? Even worse than you remember! I was there, too, and the Spam fans were everywhere, starting fights at random all over the Shed and chasing up and down Fulham Rd.

Another game that stands out for me was the first in the old division 2 - losing 3-0 away at West Brom. You knew straight away it was going to be a long hard season.

IIRC that was in Div 1 - one of our first games - if not THE first - after promotion in 1977. Great start for Shellito!

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It was a win wasn't it? Even worse than you remember! I was there, too, and the Spam fans were everywhere, starting fights at random all over the Shed and chasing up and down Fulham Rd.

IIRC that was in Div 1 - one of our first games - if not THE first - after promotion in 1977. Great start for Shellito!

You may well be right. My memory's not what it was. There was a time when losing the first game of the season seemed almost like a tradition. That one stands out for some reason, or more than likely the memory was sparked by Saturday's game at the Hawthorns.

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The game which send shivers down my spine was the FA Cup replay with Sunderland in 1992. We was losing 1-0 for the majority until we equalized in the dying minutes. I was really looking forward to extra time thinking as we were playing the better football but alas Sunderland scored a last minute winner.

Absolutely heart breaking as I thought we had a really good chance of winning the cup.

I was there mate. It was awful, awful. Beasant had tears in his eyes at the end (i was right behind the net), we just couldnt believe what had happened - without doubt the longest journey home ever.

(clubhappy @ Nov 17 2008, 02:33 AM) *

1988/89...Relegation. Enough said.

That was without doubt the worst and nothing can come close to that.

Losing cup finals in one thing but getting relegated and in that manner was something else.

To know real pain, I think every fan should go through that. Just imagine, getting relegated from the top flight but not only that - in a play -off. I was in the members enclose in the West Stand that day when we beat Borough 1-0 but lost 2-1 on aggregate and when that final whistle went and I had tears in my eyes, I was totally numb – and was so for days. It was just horrible.

As dreadful as experience as that was, I still think they should go back to that format – it’s what I thought the play-offs were all about. What is the point of the 3rd,4th, 5th or 6th team in the Championship playing one another? They should be playing the team that finish 3rd from bottom in the Premiership. At least gives the top flight team a chance to stay up and would hopefully avoid sh*te teams getting promoted for one season only to get hammered on a fairly regular basis.

Would never want to go through it again though personally.

Again, i was there (ive been at more chelsea bad moments than good!) and it was bad but still for shock value 94 was worse for me, its just that it was so unjust. The relegation had been coming. We were so sh*t that season.

What was worse about that day for me was the trouble. I was 12 years old and in the shed and there were some proper nutters out that day, it was always going to kick off, it was a horrid atmosphere.

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f**king Hell bjd - you have been a jinx down the years. Have the club now banned you from attending games?!!!

I know, its just coincidence really - i guess the three seasons i quoted (1988, 1992, 1994) just happened to be seasons where i went loads.

It couldve been say, 1990, 1996 or 2007 where for one reason or another i simply hadnt been able to see the team as much as i wished.

The three ive mentioned were all awful in their own way, but its days like those that cement themselves into your heart and make you the fan you are i guess, perhaps even more so than the good times.

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That was without doubt the worst and nothing can come close to that.

Losing cup finals in one thing but getting relegated and in that manner was something else.

To know real pain, I think every fan should go through that. Just imagine, getting relegated from the top flight but not only that - in a play -off. I was in the members enclose in the West Stand that day when we beat Borough 1-0 but lost 2-1 on aggregate and when that final whistle went and I had tears in my eyes, I was totally numb – and was so for days. It was just horrible.

As dreadful as experience as that was, I still think they should go back to that format – it’s what I thought the play-offs were all about. What is the point of the 3rd,4th, 5th or 6th team in the Championship playing one another? They should be playing the team that finish 3rd from bottom in the Premiership. At least gives the top flight team a chance to stay up and would hopefully avoid sh*te teams getting promoted for one season only to get hammered on a fairly regular basis.

Would never want to go through it again though personally.

Agreed, this was by far the worst. I was about 15 at the time and the walk back to the car was silent, all of us comtemplating the following seasons opposition. I was at the match with my brother, dad and one of my dad's mates who used to attend games with us regularly around that time. I met him recently and he said that was the last game he went to with us (somethin I never realised at the time.)

We were in the old West stand for this game and watched the pitch invasion that ensued. Basically Boro roughed up the stewards in the away end and climbed the fences and ran to the 1/2 way line to confront the shed. The stewards who'd been attacked ran upto the shed and if I remember rightly opened the gates, as if to say, go and f**king get'em lads.

The shed -end spilled onto the pitch and chased the Boro fans back into their away end, to the chant's of 'F*ck off Boro' ringing around the stadium. My dad's mate said all those years later he didn't agree with me and my brother (who was about 12/13) standing on a chair in the west stand swearing and shouting things like ' Go on Chelsea - Go on Chelsea' after the game, while my dad was doing the same. Call it bad parenting if you like, but we'd been going since we were toddlers and it was the only way we could release our pain, frustration and despair at our lowest ever moment supporting the blues, I think we got the 'Chelsea bug' at an early age!

I learnt a valuable lesson that day, ''get used to it boy's'' were the wise words from my dad, ''they'll break your heart again, I've had it for f*cking years''

I was gonna say beating them 3 times in Wembley final's since hasn't eased the pain, but just remembered the 97 final, which is without doubt, (especially after our previous final against Manu) the greatest day out I've had as a Chelsea supporter.

So my best and worst are against Boro.

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Wednesday night May 94 Coventry or Wimbledon I can't remember which, but the attendance was 8.5 K lowest ever... we lost 1:2

I had spare tickets couldnt give 'em away even to so called Chelsea fans. Very Sad

yeah i remember that, hadnt we just go the the cup final too ? shouldve been a party atmosphere! was coventry i seem to recall.

typical chelsea in those days. i remember in 92 we played southampton in the zds cup on a wednesday and there was about 7k there, then on that following sat we played sheff utd in the fa cup and there was 32k there!

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94 fa cup final for me seemed to take ages to pick myself up after that

i'd fallen off a ladder at work listening to the semi final against luton on the radio when we scored the 1st goal i just jumped in the air and forgot i was on the ladder, i landed on top of the works van

the lads at work took the mickey out of me for ages and i really built myself up for it over the next few weeks

telling all the lads at work how we were gonna stuff the mancs

and it didnt happen (if peackocks shot hadnt come back off the bar) who knows

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The week in 75 starting with the 2-0 defeat at WHL was the worst for me. Horrible day from start to finish. New manager, new players, chaos, aggro before, during and after - the lot. Stood in the Shelf with 3 mates watching the home crowd baying for blood. Got home in one piece but that wouldn't change the result. Big, big danger of not staying up. Too young to be allowed to go to the midweek match v Sheff Utd (D 1-1) but back to the Bridge for Everton on the last day. Another 1-1 draw but this time the reality of relegation finally sank in. Never felt anything like it before or since. I suppose you feel it more as a kid. Plenty of disappointments since for sure, as the posters above have mentioned.

Other relegations hard to take, although we knew our fate in 78/79 by around Xmas (God bless ye, Danny boy). 88 was such a shock to most of us.

94 Cup Final was sooo disappointing. Maybe we shouldn't have expected too much that day. If only Gavin had . . .

Good one about the 72 LC Final and Orient debacle. Weren't they within a week of each other?

Following the team away and losing by big margins (didn't go to Rotherham or some of the other embarrasments, luckily). You got used to them after a while but it hurt.

CC defeat last season was a disappointing day on so many levels.

On a player level, the transfers of Ray Wilkins and Pat Nevin showed us the demoralising direction the club was heading in at the time. I'm sure there are more (e.g. Osgood)

Oh yes, the various Champs League disappointments. Probably the 2nd defeat to Liverpool was the worst for me as I think Jose played it too cautiously. Monaco away not far behind. Caution would have been handy that night!

Like me, I'm sure you can rack up dozens, both old and new. It's depressing, this thread!

But NONE of these outweigh the feeling I had after Frank smashed the second in that 2-0 win at Bolton - to make a hard nosed Londoner like me in his forties weep in his chair for most of that evening. Makes it all worthwhile, eh?

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We were in the old West stand for this game and watched the pitch invasion that ensued. Basically Boro roughed up the stewards in the away end and climbed the fences and ran to the 1/2 way line to confront the shed. The stewards who'd been attacked ran upto the shed and if I remember rightly opened the gates, as if to say, go and f**king get'em lads.

The shed -end spilled onto the pitch and chased the Boro fans back into their away end, to the chant's of 'F*ck off Boro' ringing around the stadium. My dad's mate said all those years later he didn't agree with me and my brother (who was about 12/13) standing on a chair in the west stand swearing and shouting things like ' Go on Chelsea - Go on Chelsea' after the game, while my dad was doing the same. Call it bad parenting if you like, but we'd been going since we were toddlers and it was the only way we could release our pain, frustration and despair at our lowest ever moment supporting the blues, I think we got the 'Chelsea bug' at an early age!

I'm bu99ered if I can remember 'Boro coming onto the pitch. All I recall is the moment the matched ended the Shed end emptying out across the pitch towards the North Stand.

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It was a win wasn't it? Even worse than you remember! I was there, too, and the Spam fans were everywhere, starting fights at random all over the Shed and chasing up and down Fulham Rd.

IIRC that was in Div 1 - one of our first games - if not THE first - after promotion in 1977. Great start for Shellito!

was this not the result/season?

http://www.statto.com/football/teams/chels...74-1975/results

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I'm bu99ered if I can remember 'Boro coming onto the pitch. All I recall is the moment the matched ended the Shed end emptying out across the pitch towards the North Stand.

There were Boro fans who went towards the Chelsea end I'm sure of it, they soon scrambled back over the fences once the shed-end emptied.

I think we had to play our first few games behind closed doors the following season. - That's when Bates decided to ban camera's from the ground after the press made it look like an all out un-provoked Chelsea attack - It finished off Chelsea fans V the old bill.

Like I say I was only a kid at the time, but that's how I remembered it.

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