test

Welcome to Talk Chelsea

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to contribute to this site by submitting your own content or replying to existing content. You'll be able to customize your profile, receive reputation points as a reward for submitting content, while also communicating with other members via your own private inbox, plus much more! This message will be removed once you have signed in.

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

boshman

Old Chelsea Stories

Started by boshman,

21 posts in this topic

I was watching the Semi Final 2nd leg of the Athletico game with a mate of mine and his old man. After the game his Dad was telling us all sorts of stories from games back in the 80's. He uses to stand in East Stand, Gate 13 which apprently was the 'naughty boys' section if you like :-D

A couple of stories that spring to mind is how Micky Greenaway hired a train to take the boys to Wolves when we were banned from away games. And how we hadn't scored a goal in 4/5 games and when we did the place went spare... we lost 3/4-1 but at least we scored a goal :-D

I was glued to his every word all night and was just wondering if any of the 'older' generation have any similar stories to tell because i would love to hear them :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My dad also told me back in the 80's away to West Ham their fans would throw coins at the Chelsea fans so when the they tried to retaliate the police would start hitting everyone with their truncheons and my dad told me while everything was kicking off he looked down and saw one of his friends on all fours picking up all the coins! and he would do that at every away game when fans threw coins at them!

He cant remember the guys name but said his arms, back and chest were full of Chelsea tattoos and after games my dad would ask him how many coins he got and he would shake his pockets full of coins! :lol:

boshman and robdog like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He cant remember the guys name but said his arms, back and chest were full of Chelsea tattoos and after games my dad would ask him how many coins he got and he would shake his pockets full of coins! :lol:

I love that!! :lol: Haha! Wise man obviously! Ha!

Pacquiao likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Used to hang around with Mickey Greenaway ,Eccles , and Babs but it was getting a little bit dangerous with more and more mobs after us at away games so i left :halo: by the way after Mickey Greenaway died he was buried in a paupers grave :angry:

Changingman_2000 likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Used to hang around with Mickey Greenaway ,Eccles , and Babs but it was getting a little bit dangerous with more and more mobs after us at away games so i left :halo:by the way after Mickey Greenaway died he was buried in a paupers grave :angry:

Why is he buried there??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Why is he buried there??

I think because he didnt have any family and lived on his own! i will ask my dad about that though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Found this on Mickey.


Mickey Greenaway is probably the most famous Chelsea supporter.


He was born in 1945 and raised in Billing Street, a shout away from Stamford Bridge. His adoptive father was a Chelsea fan and managed to get a young Mickey mascot for a match in the glorious 1954-55 season. Together with a few other like minded supporters, he got the Chelsea fans to meet and sing under the old corrugated steel roof shelter at the Fulham Road End, in an effort to help focus and amplify their songs and chants. They decided to name this construction "The Shed" and one of Mick's colleagues had a letter published in the Chelsea programme to this effect. Mickey introduced many songs including "One Man Went to Mow" to the Bridge supporters repertoire, but will always be remembered for his "Zigger Zagger".


Sadly, following serious health problems, Mickey prematurely passed away in 1999. A legend.


boshman likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think because he didnt have any family and lived on his own! i will ask my dad about that though.

If you could find out it would be great. I'll have to ask my mate's dad when i see him also.

For such a well known man that really surprises me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brilliant article on Chelsea in the 90s, before all you glory hunters :D

http://weaintgotnohistory.sbnation.com/2015/1/21/7865493/end-of-a-century-chelsea-1990s

Wow. Brings back some great memories. In particular the 98/99 season. The first I can vividly remember taking note of every game, the league table etc. That was the first Chelsea side I ever saw. What a team and like the article said, deserved to win the title.

Fulham Broadway likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brilliant article on Chelsea in the 90s, before all you glory hunters :D

http://weaintgotnohistory.sbnation.com/2015/1/21/7865493/end-of-a-century-chelsea-1990s

IMO those were our BEST days ,, the days before had been hard to bear at times .. and the 90s laid the ground for the arrival

of Roman and our greater triumphs ... But beating Middlesboro in the Members cup was a great memory. And the arrival of

Hoddle followed by Gullit then Zola and Vialli really set the scene

Changingman_2000 likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No disrespect I was on that train to wolves, it wasn't Micky who organised it, it was after our previous trip to Burnley I think they took everyone's contact number,Mahoney us the week before and we had to go some guys cars at Stamford bridge, pay for the tickets and get on the train, I remember the news cameras at the station making us give a big cheer as we were going. Bit of mayhem at Wolves, lots of chasing after the match, cop punched me in the stomach, good old days... Hank

zolayes and Changingman_2000 like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The megastore have brought out some handsome replica polo shirts. They have also re released the 1974 away shirt which is selling for £20. Also some geezer on Ebay is selling the old red, white and green scarfs. I have to buy one of them to replace the one I lost in 1978.

Changingman_2000 likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Brilliant article on Chelsea in the 90s, before all you glory hunters :D

http://weaintgotnohistory.sbnation.com/2015/1/21/7865493/end-of-a-century-chelsea-1990s

Yeah, blinding piece.

I was well pissed off the way the demise of The Shed end was handled by Bates. As I recall, no word that it was coming down at that point, not as I recall anyway. I turned up at the old office's a fortnight before the start of the season and it was gone! From what I heard, only rumour obviously, was that Bates wasn't chancing what happened at Millwall on the last day of The Den, given that The Shed had long since had the 'notorious' tag. That end of the stadium now is just all bollocks, the pads and the hotel and all that pony, when it should have been a huge big fuck off end, a proper replacement for The Shed, a lad Dortmund.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IMO those were our BEST days ,, the days before had been hard to bear at times .. and the 90s laid the ground for the arrival

of Roman and our greater triumphs ... But beating Middlesboro in the Members cup was a great memory. And the arrival of

Hoddle followed by Gullit then Zola and Vialli really set the scene

Beating Boro in the Zenith was a good day out, but four years before that, there was the Full Members Cup Final against Citeh mad fucking day all round, not least on the pitch with Chels cruising 5-1 with minutes to go, yet had to hold on for a 5-4.

Nerves were shredded..........................over the Full Members Cup! Fuck me.

Then there was early 90's, and Bates getting involved with that Russell Grant tarot reading bloke, and starting the 'Middlesex Cup', I mean, I went to two of those games, sad, I know.

Then something to do with Le Harve a year or so later, fuck knows what that was all about.

Fulham Broadway and zolayes like this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We signed Clive Allen this day in 1991.

Scored some blinders for us, and he actually cried when we sold him to West ham. He had a row with Porterfield apparently, our manager then, and then we signed the equivalent of Torres in the Summer -Mr Robert Fucking Fleck

Fact.

Changingman_2000 likes this

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.