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Steve

Stamford Bridge

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17 hours ago, OhForAGreavsie said:

Shame. If this happens I can only hope that my fears about the implications are unfounded. I have little faith in the good behaviour of football fans. At the Emirates the other night there were grown men supporting Chelsea who were chanting F’s and C’s with little Children sat all around them.

Last year someone posted a video of Chelsea fans in a stadium baiting fans of the other team. There were F’s, W’s and the obligatory hand gestures. The caption said ‘Great support’. I don’t agree.

For fucks sake are you for real?. You sound like your writing a letter to the Telegraph.'' There were grown men swearing at a soccer match what brutish behaviour''. It's football not the last night of the proms. No one intentionally swears in front of kids but people get caught up in the moment and emotions run high. You've been round long enough to have seen worse than swearing and hand gestures (do you mean this one?)

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5 hours ago, Iggy Doonican said:

For fucks sake are you for real?. You sound like your writing a letter to the Telegraph.'' There were grown men swearing at a soccer match what brutish behaviour''. It's football not the last night of the proms. No one intentionally swears in front of kids but people get caught up in the moment and emotions run high. You've been round long enough to have seen worse than swearing and hand gestures (do you mean this one?)

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No bud its this one

 

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6 hours ago, Iggy Doonican said:

For fucks sake are you for real?. You sound like your writing a letter to the Telegraph.'' There were grown men swearing at a soccer match what brutish behaviour''. It's football not the last night of the proms. No one intentionally swears in front of kids but people get caught up in the moment and emotions run high. You've been round long enough to have seen worse than swearing and hand gestures (do you mean this one?)

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My over all point in a nutshell, and this was an under 18's game with a higher than usual percentage of kids in the ground.

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I think it's More feesable to not build a bigger stadium.

Just sell the naming rights to Stamford Bridge for about 150 million to about 300 million pounds.

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9 minutes ago, KevinAshburner said:

I think it's More feesable to not build a bigger stadium.

Just sell the naming rights to Stamford Bridge for about 150 million to about 300 million pounds.

Stamford Bridge for ever!

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On ‎03‎/‎05‎/‎2018 at 8:16 PM, Unionjack said:

Hello mate.

I can see us at MK Dons myself

I was there for the cup match a couple of years ago it's proper pain to get to. Tube to Euston, train to Bletchley, a cab to some boozer to pick up the tickets and then a 20 minute walk. It's like having a football ground in a shopping complex there's no pubs for miles but there are restaurants outside. They do provide free buses from the ground back to the station after the game but that could never work with thousands of Chelsea fans trying to get home. It's not feasible in my opinion and if I had to choose I would pick Fulham rather than Wembley four seasons there is going to be a strain for fans and players alike. Get 30,000 at Fulham proper fans no day trippers or tourists will be a far better atmosphere than a half full Wembley which it will be a lot of the time unfortunately.

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1 hour ago, Iggy Doonican said:

I was there for the cup match a couple of years ago it's proper pain to get to. Tube to Euston, train to Bletchley, a cab to some boozer to pick up the tickets and then a 20 minute walk. It's like having a football ground in a shopping complex there's no pubs for miles but there are restaurants outside. They do provide free buses from the ground back to the station after the game but that could never work with thousands of Chelsea fans trying to get home. It's not feasible in my opinion and if I had to choose I would pick Fulham rather than Wembley four seasons there is going to be a strain for fans and players alike. Get 30,000 at Fulham proper fans no day trippers or tourists will be a far better atmosphere than a half full Wembley which it will be a lot of the time unfortunately.

Yeah I could live with that mate.

But you just know 'The Board' will want to be daddy big bollox and want the biggest available.

If we leave it a bit lomger we could goto North London potato men,

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2 hours ago, Iggy Doonican said:

I was there for the cup match a couple of years ago it's proper pain to get to. Tube to Euston, train to Bletchley, a cab to some boozer to pick up the tickets and then a 20 minute walk. It's like having a football ground in a shopping complex there's no pubs for miles but there are restaurants outside. They do provide free buses from the ground back to the station after the game but that could never work with thousands of Chelsea fans trying to get home. It's not feasible in my opinion and if I had to choose I would pick Fulham rather than Wembley four seasons there is going to be a strain for fans and players alike. Get 30,000 at Fulham proper fans no day trippers or tourists will be a far better atmosphere than a half full Wembley which it will be a lot of the time unfortunately.

Hi Iggy, I would just like to say I agree with you to a point. I too would hate West Hams ground. But I'm a tad offended by your " proper fans no day trippers". i am a club member, been supporting the Chels for 48 years,used to go to all the home and away matched in the late 70's (when we were shit :P) when I lived in London. But I now live in Ireland. This makes it kinda tough to attend every match but I get over when I can. So I would be one of these "Day trippers" you speak about. But this doesn't make me any less of a fan. We may not always be there but we are the face of Chelsea around the world and without us the club would be a whole lot poorer. I would love to attend every game again, but for me to attend a match and staying in London plus flights is expensive so not possible all the time. So please dont call us day trippers or tourists. We, or at least I,feel I am a genuine supporter, who just cant make every game.

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20 minutes ago, Starman60 said:

Hi Iggy, I would just like to say I agree with you to a point. I too would hate West Hams ground. But I'm a tad offended by your " proper fans no day trippers". i am a club member, been supporting the Chels for 48 years,used to go to all the home and away matched in the late 70's (when we were shit :P) when I lived in London. But I now live in Ireland. This makes it kinda tough to attend every match but I get over when I can. So I would be one of these "Day trippers" you speak about. But this doesn't make me any less of a fan. We may not always be there but we are the face of Chelsea around the world and without us the club would be a whole lot poorer. I would love to attend every game again, but for me to attend a match and staying in London plus flights is expensive so not possible all the time. So please dont call us day trippers or tourists. We, or at least I,feel I am a genuine supporter, who just cant make every game.

I'm sure Iggy will have an answer for you too my friend but as you are a long standing supporter you will know exactly the kind of 'daytripper' he means!

The ones that sit with their laptops and mobiles taking selfies and are posted onto various social media accounts before the match is ended.

The ones that look at us in shock,awe and disgust for venting our anger at the ref or having a sing song.

These 'daytrippers' know sod all about football and even less anout Chelsea. They go for various reasons. We have become a part of the tourist industry. Guys want to boast to their mates around the coffee machine at the office they were slumming it with the pie and mash lot. For whatever reason the ground is over run with the b;ighters! And it will only get worse with a bigger ground and the more silverware we win.

I liked the days before the tourists came. We didnt win bugger all but it was a great craic following the lads.

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10 hours ago, Unionjack said:

I'm sure Iggy will have an answer for you too my friend but as you are a long standing supporter you will know exactly the kind of 'daytripper' he means!

The ones that sit with their laptops and mobiles taking selfies and are posted onto various social media accounts before the match is ended.

The ones that look at us in shock,awe and disgust for venting our anger at the ref or having a sing song.

These 'daytrippers' know sod all about football and even less anout Chelsea. They go for various reasons. We have become a part of the tourist industry. Guys want to boast to their mates around the coffee machine at the office they were slumming it with the pie and mash lot. For whatever reason the ground is over run with the b;ighters! And it will only get worse with a bigger ground and the more silverware we win.

I liked the days before the tourists came. We didnt win bugger all but it was a great craic following the lads.

I see what you mean and I agree with you 100%. I  probably got the jist of what Iggy was saying slightly distorted. But I am to a degree a "day Tripper" and would hate to feel that our support would mean any less than fans who attend week in week out. I hadn't really thought about the "laptop brigade":blush:but thanks for reminding me about those wasters supporters

    I have just had a brainwave.....Over here in Ireland where I live, we have loads of green fields where a new stadium could be built, traffic wouldn't be a big problem and I only live 40 mins from Dublin Airport. Our Government takes the cheapest corporation tax in the world and they would let us build as big a stadium as we liked (as long as the right hands are greased :P) And if all you guys came over every second weekend you could party all weekend in Dublin before going back. And with the money the country would take in, we would be able to repay England for the large bailout we got from you during our "crash" in 2008.

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We didnt win bugger all but it was a great craic following the lads.

Oh happy days, watching us take a 2-0 lead , only to lose 2-3. Then spending the night getting blotto and telling anyone who'd listen how i would have done a better job..And a marquee signing for us was Duncan McKenzie from Everton !!! The joys of supporting Chelsea

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29 minutes ago, Starman60 said:

Oh happy days, watching us take a 2-0 lead , only to lose 2-3. Then spending the night getting blotto and telling anyone who'd listen how i would have done a better job..And a marquee signing for us was Duncan McKenzie from Everton !!! The joys of supporting Chelsea

Do you remember the old shack (that’s the only way to describe it) that doubled as a ticket office and merchandise shop? I turned up there one day to buy some tickets (a very rare event in those days of pay on the turnstile) and Duncan was in there, new fag on, old one still hot in the ashtray, chatting up the girls in the office. He looked totally disgusted that they had to take their attention off him for a minute to sell me three tickets and a mug.

Even back then I thought to myself, chain smoker, that explains a lot!

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1 hour ago, Starman60 said:

I see what you mean and I agree with you 100%. I  probably got the jist of what Iggy was saying slightly distorted. But I am to a degree a "day Tripper" and would hate to feel that our support would mean any less than fans who attend week in week out. I hadn't really thought about the "laptop brigade":blush:but thanks for reminding me about those wasters supporters

    I have just had a brainwave.....Over here in Ireland where I live, we have loads of green fields where a new stadium could be built, traffic wouldn't be a big problem and I only live 40 mins from Dublin Airport. Our Government takes the cheapest corporation tax in the world and they would let us build as big a stadium as we liked (as long as the right hands are greased :P) And if all you guys came over every second weekend you could party all weekend in Dublin before going back. And with the money the country would take in, we would be able to repay England for the large bailout we got from you during our "crash" in 2008.

Oh happy days, watching us take a 2-0 lead , only to lose 2-3. Then spending the night getting blotto and telling anyone who'd listen how i would have done a better job..And a marquee signing for us was Duncan McKenzie from Everton !!! The joys of supporting Chelsea

Only if we could get Guinness to sponser us. But cant see them changing the color to blue tho.

But yes mate you git the jist of what we mean by daytrippers. They seem to get corporate freebies from wherever their offices are in town whilst some chap thats followed them man and boy now cant afford one. Its all down to large corporations grabbing as much money as they can wherever and whenever possible.

I was talking the other day how different it is to be an annual mid table club. They have no pressures at all as nobody expects much from them. They can ecperiment as much as they want with players,formations etc. And have that luxury to be able to buy good players from lower leagues because they are probably at their standard.

If we could take a couple of seasons like that where Roman agreed to give whatever nanager we had his full support so they could strip us down from the board to the academy. Wake up Uj youre dreaming again mate!

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13 hours ago, Starman60 said:

Hi Iggy, I would just like to say I agree with you to a point. I too would hate West Hams ground. But I'm a tad offended by your " proper fans no day trippers". i am a club member, been supporting the Chels for 48 years,used to go to all the home and away matched in the late 70's (when we were shit :P) when I lived in London. But I now live in Ireland. This makes it kinda tough to attend every match but I get over when I can. So I would be one of these "Day trippers" you speak about. But this doesn't make me any less of a fan. We may not always be there but we are the face of Chelsea around the world and without us the club would be a whole lot poorer. I would love to attend every game again, but for me to attend a match and staying in London plus flights is expensive so not possible all the time. So please dont call us day trippers or tourists. We, or at least I,feel I am a genuine supporter, who just cant make every game.

Your 100% right the day tripper I mean are the sort of middle class tosspots who when in London go to the theatre and says '' Shall we also take in a soccer match?'' they can afford to buy the most expensive tickets and just sit there motionless for 90 minutes. All old Chelsea fans are welcome of course but I would want genuine Chelsea fans old and young not  tourists  I remember a couple of years ago this American bloke referring to Cech as the goaler !!. But I really am dreading Wembley I think our support is going to go through a hard time if it's four years at Wembley.

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52 minutes ago, OhForAGreavsie said:

Do you remember the old shack (that’s the only way to describe it) that doubled as a ticket office and merchandise shop? I turned up there one day to buy some tickets (a very rare event in those days of pay on the turnstile) and Duncan was in there, new fag on, old one still hot in the ashtray, chatting up the girls in the office. He looked totally disgusted that they had to take their attention off him for a minute to sell me three tickets and a mug.

Even back then I thought to myself, chain smoker, that explains a lot!

And Duncan McKenzie jumping over mini's when he was at Leeds. I remember when we lost 3-1 against Spurs in 78 Duncan McKenzie doing a lovely chip and Tommy Langley scoring a bicycle kick. Problem was I was in the Northstand my older brother insisting we went in there as he was paying me in and he said our mum would have gone mad if we'd split up. Absolute bollocks of course I'd been to Chelsea on my own and with my mates several times before I was 12 in 1978. Comfortably the worst day I've ever had supporting Chelsea I had to stand still when Langley scored and do a sort of little jump when they scored again instructed by elder brother who still reminds me of it today :rant:

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2 hours ago, Iggy Doonican said:

And Duncan McKenzie jumping over mini's when he was at Leeds. I remember when we lost 3-1 against Spurs in 78 Duncan McKenzie doing a lovely chip and Tommy Langley scoring a bicycle kick. Problem was I was in the Northstand my older brother insisting we went in there as he was paying me in and he said our mum would have gone mad if we'd split up. Absolute bollocks of course I'd been to Chelsea on my own and with my mates several times before I was 12 in 1978. Comfortably the worst day I've ever had supporting Chelsea I had to stand still when Langley scored and do a sort of little jump when they scored again instructed by elder brother who still reminds me of it today :rant:

The only game I ever watched from the North Stand was the famous Clive Walker game vs Bolton. No problem that day because we were top right (facing the pitch) and the Bolton fan were way over to the left and there were only 17,000 there that day, hardly any of them Bolton. 

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