My First Chelsea Game

Mark Worrall, author of cult terrace classics ‘Over Land and Sea’, ‘Blue Murder….Chelsea til I die’ and ‘One Man Went To Mow’, tells of his first trip to Stamford Bridge…..

CHELSEA  v BOLTON WANDERERS  (2-1)

Football League Second Division

18th September 1976

“Chelsea’s team were young, most of them were  in their teens or barely out of them. As a kid, it was a team that I could identify with. The Wilkins brothers; Graham and the prodigious Ray. Marauding centre forward Steve Finnieston, and dynamic midfield carrot top Ray Lewington. Kenny Swain and swashbuckling centre half Stevie Wicks. The one concession to youth was the illustrious custodian of the Chelsea goal. ‘The cat’, Peter Bonetti … still as agile as ever. They were good lads managed by early ‘70s Chelsea legend Eddie McCreadie, a team with panache, flair and that typical Kings Road style and guile.”

You can read more of his account and add your own here.


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