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We’ve Met Before – Burnley

Reproduced with permission from Paul Waterhouse, Bygone Chelsea 1905-99 The long history between Chelsea and Burnley in league football is also interspersed with a number of epic encounters in the F.A. Cup The first ever game to take place between the two sides occurred during Chelsea’s inaugural season in the football league in the 1905-06 […]

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Peter Houseman’s Sliding Door

This piece is an edited extract from ‘Sexton For God’ by Tim Rolls, available now on Amazon and eBay. 24th January 1970. Apart from the League Cup win in 1965, Chelsea had not won a trophy since the unexpected League title fifteen years earlier. The curse of inconsistency meant manager Dave Sexton’s side were unlikely […]

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72-73 League Cup Semi-Final vs Norwich City

An edited extract from ‘Stamford Bridge Is Falling Down’ by Tim Rolls, available on eBay and Amazon. Almost 50 years ago, in late 1972, Chelsea were a club in slow decline, a series of often mediocre performances on making the glory of Athens just 18 months earlier seem a long way off. One chance to […]

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We’ve met before – Brentford

League encounters between Chelsea and Brentford are few and far between, largely due to both clubs occupying different divisions over the years. The golden era for Brentford occurred in the years just before and after World War 2, the Bees often finishing above their more illustrious neighbours in the table. The first game between the […]

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Jimmy Greaves 1940-2021

by Phil Carter    There has never been, nor likely to be, another like him. His goalscoring exploits from his professional career, are scattered about all over the world. I’ve not seen anybody put the following together… And it really is in need of being seen.  Get ready then, for something quite, quite, remarkable.  James […]

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Neil Smith

Hailing from the wilds of Buckinghamshire where he was born in the mid 1950s, Smiffy, as Neil is known to many Chelsea supporters, can trace his lifelong love of the club to the door of cousins who lived on the World’s End Estate less than a mile from Stamford Bridge. By the time he was […]

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Club Match Attendance History

Paul Waterhouse considers the club’s match attendance history Ever since 2003 when we were perceived to be a threat by our paranoid friends in red on Murkeyside we have had to put up with the constant jibes of “No history” and “No fans” In terms of trophies there is no argument from me but the […]

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Stamford-bridge.com

My name is Paul Carter and my website is stamford-bridge.com. I have been a Chelsea fan since the age of roughly 9 and my first visit to Stamford Bridge was with my dad, on my 10th birthday, watching Chelsea beat Norwich City 3-1 on 9th December 1972 Jump ahead 30 years and having been restricted for […]

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Chelsea Lookback

Hi my name is James, I’m from a small Town called Malvern, West Midlands and my first game was in 1990 when my Uncle, who was a big Chelsea fan living in Andover at the time, took me. It was a 2-1 win versus Derby, the first game of the season, and it was my […]

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We’ve Met Before – Southampton

An article by Paul Waterhouse. Chelsea first met Southampton in a league game on 4th October 1924 at The Dell with the game ending 0-0, but it wasn’t the first encounter between the two teams. That had taken place just over a year earlier when Chelsea were still in Division 1. On this occasion it […]