Tommy Baldwin

13Nov

Tommy Baldwin made 239 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 92 goals from 1966-1974 winning FA Cup & European Cup Winners Cup medals in 1970 & 1971. 

Tommy Baldwin, Peter ‘Ossie’ Osgood and Charlie Cooke were the heart of the infamous ‘Kings of the Kings Road’ Chelsea side, both on and off the pitch. They had flair and entertained on the pitch and did likewise off it; drinking in the Kings Road with actors and actresses every night; a real showbiz team. 

Such is the esteem in which Baldwin is held by Chelsea supporters, a terrace chant created in his honour many years ago is still sung regularly to this day. ‘His name is Tommy Baldwin, he’s the leader of the team…' very few who saw him play would argue with that and we all know what would happen if you did!

Kerry Dixon

6Nov

With 193 goals to his name, Kerry Dixon is Chelsea's third highest goal scorer of all time, behind only Bobby Tambling and Frank Lampard. Over nine seasons between 1983 and 1992, Kerry became one of the best loved players ever to appear for Chelsea. In a typically forthright and up front interview Kerry talks to Martin King & Stamford Chidge about his career at Chelsea; his relationship with Ken Bates; playing for England; his best goals and what it was like to hear 40,000 Chelsea supporters chanting "One Kerry Dixon" at Wembley when he was playing for Luton!

Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris

30Oct

795 appearances and a career going from the 1960’s Docherty’s Diamonds to the gloom of 1980. There can’t be any better servants of Chelsea than Ron ‘Chopper’ Harris.

Chelsea's first FA Cup & European Cup Winners' Cup winning Captain, 'Chopper's' 18 year Chelsea career as an uncompromising, talented defender was notorious for getting his "late tackles in early".

Martin King & Stamford Chidge talked to Ron 'Chopper' Harris about the Cup wins, playing with Peter Osgood and against George Best, 'Dirty' Leeds and his love affair with Chelsea and the fans that has lasted well over 50 years.

Bobby Tambling

22Oct

Bobby Tambling is most widely known for being Chelsea’s record goal scorer for over 40 years; scoring 202 goals in only 370 games from 1958-1970. 

Martin King and Stamford Chidge were privileged to interview Bobby about playing and learning from the great Jimmy Greaves; the differences in approach between Tommy Docherty and Dave Sexton; the game at Villa Park where he scored 5 goals; the pain of defeat against Spurs in the 1967 FA Cup Final and missing out in the 1970 final as well as following the careers of Kerry Dixon and Frank Lampard wondering which one might break his goal scoring record. Bobby Tambling’s love for Chelsea and the supporters who cheered his name week in week out is palpable as you will find out listening to this interview…

Martin King

17Oct

In our first episode of the Chelsea Special, Stamford Chidge interviews Martin King whose idea the Chelsea Special podcasts was and discusses his experiences as Chelsea supporter for over fifty years and writing the biography with Martin Knight, of Peter Osgood, the King of Stamford Bridge.

Martin King first went to see a football match in the early 1960s at White Hart Lane. Immediately hooked, he soon became an avid Chelsea fan.

Like so many of Martin’s generation, he followed Chelsea across the country; a time when hooliganism was rife and taking “ends” was the order of the day. Following Chelsea throughout the 60s, 70s and 80s was a way of life, a religion, underpinned by the camaraderie which unites those who were there then to this day.

Martin is the author of ‘Hoolifan’, ‘Hoolifan 2’ and co-author of the biography of Peter Osgood - ‘Ossie: The King of Stamford Bridge’. As a Chelsea supporter Martin has been there, seen and done it all. His knowledge of Chelsea supporters and Chelsea over the last 50 plus years is unparalleled, as anyone who has read his books on Chelsea will know.

 

The Chelsea Special - What’s it all about?

15Oct

Welcome to the Chelsea Special, a series of podcasts interviewing legendary Chelsea legends from the 1960’s to present day, and some of the famous and infamous Chelsea supporters who followed them home and away.

Martin King and Stamford Chidge discuss how the idea of the Chelsea Special came about and what listeners can look forward to in our series of interviews over the coming months.

Chelsea Special Introduction

15Oct

Welcome to the Chelsea Special, a series of podcasts interviewing legendary Chelsea legends from the 1960’s to present day, and some of the famous and infamous Chelsea supporters who followed them home and away.

The Chelsea Special is presented by Martin King, author of ‘Hoolifan’ and ‘Ossie – The King of Stamford Bridge’, a supporter since the early sixties and the ‘Godfather’ of Chelsea supporters and David ‘Stamford Chidge’ Chidgey, producer of the Chelsea FanCast, writer for the cfcuk fanzine and known as the ‘Podfather’.

Join us for a trip down memory lane with some of Chelsea most loved and revered players as they share their love of the club we love.

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