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Chelsea Fans' favourite matches at the.....

Bridge?

On this occasion I'm gonna say, you have to have been there.

I'm gonna avoid Champions League or even the Man Utd game in 06/Charlton game in 05.

I have 3 that really stand out:

Chelsea 4 - Pool 2. Ironically this game more than the final itself (I was at both) for me was the defining game of that whole season. I was in the East Stand on the day and even now my memory is telling me that McManaman shot when he should have squared to Fowler when they were 2-0 up. I know we scored 4 on the day, but I stand by my belief we go in at half time 3-0 down, then we don't come back.

Chelsea 4 - Spurs 3. I was young and foolish. I had snuck down to London from Scotland telling my mum my best mate had invited me round for Sunday lunch Even at 2-0 down I believed we just could not lose to Spurs at the Bridge. So 16 year old Flash stayed until the end and only just got my train back to Scotland. Amazing day, where i'm told although don't know for sure, our goalkeeper who had conceded 3, got man of the match?

Incidentally this is the game where (although I knew of his crossing ability) I discovered Wisey's passing range was amazing. Nobody on this earth could convince me Wisey wasn't a very talented footballer, so please don't waste your own time

And Chelsea 5 Leeds United 0. As a 7 year old Flash, I was witnessing what I did not fully appreciate was an amazing turn-around from the previous year, but I can to this day remember the elation of the Chelsea fans around me and for that I was truly excited.

posted 2 weeks ago

That was great to see again Brummie. Definitely one of mine. Also from that era, I remember a cup replay v Shef Wed. I not so good with dates, but we had titanic tussles with them - this one at home one evening, and what sticks in my mind was we won 2.1, right near the end Mickey Thomas hurling himself to head the winner.

posted 2 weeks ago

At Spurs one evening another cup game - League cup I think. Hudson getting the winner in last minute.

Another evening game at home v Spurs - we lost 1.2 I think.

The semi-final against Leeds or was it Liverpool? when 'Percy' Mortimore had a goal disallowed, and we lost.

Difficult to plumb memory banks from so long ago, and all our recent unforgettable ECL games come top, but for amazing atmosphere these are the ones that I remember from last century.

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by bloomike (U7734)
posted 1 hour, 14 minutes ago
That was great to see again Brummie. Definitely one of mine. Also from that era, I remember a cup replay v Shef Wed. I not so good with dates, but we had titanic tussles with them - this one at home one evening, and what sticks in my mind was we won 2.1, right near the end Mickey Thomas hurling himself to head the winner.
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That would have been the replay after the dramatic 4-4 League cup tie at Hillsborough Bloo?

I loved our tussles with Wednesday myself, one of the few clubs I do have a soft spot for beyond the hallowed walls of Stamford Bridge. I'd love to see them in the top tier again!

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by Nickasaurus (U9257)
posted 1 hour, 35 minutes ago
Everyone, i've met brummie and he only looks 32...good storyteller though
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I've amended it to what you meant to say Nick!

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by Nickasaurus (U9257)
posted 1 hour, 36 minutes ago
I bet that was some atmosphere though brummie.
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It was amazing, although the best I've ever known there was the FA Cup quarter final against Palace in 75/6ish!

We lost 3-2 after coming from behind to level 2-2 only for Peter Taylor to grab their winner.

It was an atmosphere that I'll never heard surpassed now we have all seating grounds!

posted 2 weeks ago

I was there for that one too Brummie - don't remember seeing you though!

I did enjoy going to Palace one season and seeing Bobby whack in 4.

posted 2 weeks ago

comment by bloomike (U7734)
posted 1 hour, 21 minutes ago
I was there for that one too Brummie - don't remember seeing you though!

I did enjoy going to Palace one season and seeing Bobby whack in 4.
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First game I ever have a memory of going to, Villa away - I saw him whack in five!

Sorry - didn't mean to Black Cat you!

posted 2 weeks ago

Liverpool are in the Red,and Chelsea are in the Blue !....................takes your mind back don't it !
yes and I was at some of those games as well,just can't remember which ones ! <doh

posted 1 week, 4 days ago

At Spurs one evening another cup game - League cup I think. Hudson getting the winner in last minute.
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I was at this game also and it was an electric atmosphere. League Cup Semi Final 1972 and we won on away goals.

Sorry boys only just seen this article so I am a bit late coming to the party.

Coming to the favourite games at the Bridge, it would take something special to beat the 4-3 game against Bolton in '78. 0-3 down with 15 minutes to go before Flasher Walker came on and turned it all on it's head. Sam Allardyce scored an own goal for our winner in the the last minute. Biggish was there that day also and admits he left at half time, I resisted the temptation (fack knows why) and it turned out to be one of the most memorable games ever at the Bridge.

Respect also to the other games referred to above, they also were very special. I've lost count of the amount of fantastic days that I've had over the decades at the Bridge.

posted 1 week, 2 days ago

comment by Chelsea_since_summer_1969 ✯ (U1561)
posted 2 days, 19 hours ago
At Spurs one evening another cup game - League cup I think. Hudson getting the winner in last minute.
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I was at this game also and it was an electric atmosphere. League Cup Semi Final 1972 and we won on away goals.

Sorry boys only just seen this article so I am a bit late coming to the party.

Coming to the favourite games at the Bridge, it would take something special to beat the 4-3 game against Bolton in '78. 0-3 down with 15 minutes to go before Flasher Walker came on and turned it all on it's head. Sam Allardyce scored an own goal for our winner in the the last minute.Biggish was there that day also and admits he left at half time, I resisted the temptation (fack knows why) and it turned out to be one of the most memorable games ever at the Bridge.

Respect also to the other games referred to above, they also were very special. I've lost count of the amount of fantastic days that I've had over the decades at the Bridge.
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I always stayed until the bitter end no matter what the score. I never imagined beyond my wildest dreams we'd get even a point with 15 minutes to go let alone both (it was only 2 points for a win in those days).

For atmosphere it didn't reach the heights of other games but for sheer wild delirium when the 4th goal went in, it was hard to beat!

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