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FishOutOfWater
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Just thinking back to one of our best seasons in my lifetime ( finishing 5th in the 2nd tier) and I found this

http://www.cfcnet.co.uk/2010/03/chelsea-here-chelsea-there-3/

The final act of magnificence on the part of the Blues supporters in season 1983/84 came on the last day of the season at Grimsby, when an estimated 10,000 travelled to Cleethorpes to witness Chelsea clinch the Division Two championship.

I just had a look in my bible and it shows the gate that day as 13000 so someone either cooked the books or else our Chelsea fan must have been dreaming because there's no way after the season we had only 3000 of us would have turned up for that game
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No way was it 10,000. They packed the away end but the Pontoon was heaving, as was the whole ground. I'd say they brought around 4,000 but couldn't be sure.


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No way was it 10,000. They packed the away end but the Pontoon was heaving, as was the whole ground. I'd say they brought around 4,000 but couldn't be sure.


It certainly was....I remember them bringing more than the Osmond could realistically hold as they were around the touch line but 10000 from Chelsea?

No way José!  
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I remember the game well. That was the game when I had my scarf nicked by a Chelsea fan in The Pontoon before it was recovered for me by a rather burly chap who along with his mates sent the Chelsea lot packing. They were in all 4 stands of the ground that day but I'd say at the most there were about 5000.

I remember a gang of them had raided Ramsdens of booze, who at the time had an off-licence type of shop on the diagonal corner to their main shop.

Just think, in this day and age we would have qualified for the play-offs and who knows what would have happened.


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I remember the game well. That was the game when I had my scarf nicked by a Chelsea fan in The Pontoon before it was recovered for me by a rather burly chap who along with his mates sent the Chelsea lot packing. They were in all 4 stands of the ground that day but I'd say at the most there were about 5000.

I remember a gang of them had raided Ramsdens of booze, who at the time had an off-licence type of shop on the diagonal corner to their main shop.

Just think, in this day and age we would have qualified for the play-offs and who knows what would have happened.


I know Les...wishful thinking

Knowing our luck though there'd have been a dodgy decision go against us...the FL would rather a Man City, Newcastle or even Blackburn go up instead of us  

Oh well...at least we gave it a go that year even if we fell just short
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If I remember correctly the lower Findus which I think was standing at the time was left vacant but they then let a load of Chelsea fans in but I don't think they filled it.
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Well I took two Chelsea fans with me and we stopped for a couple in the Hainton and some of town's lads were in there and took a dislike but we lived to tell the tale. We all stood in the Pontoon and Les is right quite a lot of Chelsea in there and they stood out cos of their clothing before the days when smart casuals or whatever they were called was fashioable.

Remember they won 1-0 and think their centre half, Joe Mclaughlin, scored the goal.
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Whatever the gate was i think they would have had half of it or close to that, full osmond, lower findus and pockets of fans in other stands. Was in the Imperial open corner that afternoon...alot of coins flying about thats for sure.


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I was there that day too. Probably half and half on the crowd I would think. I know there were tons of them. For some reason I thought Kerry Dixon had scored. It was a proper sunny day.


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Kerry Dixon did score, they won the title that day. Cracking atmosphere.


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