Chelsea football club – the first fifty years

Chelsea football club would certainly not have entered into lacking the building and construction of their Stamford Bridge ground. Due to unpredicted problems as well as a lucrative offer for the land Mears was on the edge of selling up and also deserting his showing off task. In a bizarre turn of occasions, Parker convinced Mears to change his mind because of his reaction after being bitten by Mears pet dog. Regardless of injuring and also creating excellent pain it only attracted an amused response from Parker. So in comparison to the background of many clubs, Mears determined to develop a group for an arena, rather than the other means round. The groups flocked to Stamford Bridge as well as over 67,000 supporters showed up for the browse through of Manchester United on Excellent Friday of that first season. Chelsea’s very first celebrity player was 22 stone England global goalkeeper Willie ‘Fatty’ Foulke. Chelsea showed up in their very first FA Cup final in 1915, shedding 3-0 to Sheffield United. In the 1920’s 3 FA Cup Finals were dipped into Stamford Bridge in the years right away prior to the opening of Wembley Stadium in 1923. In October 1935 82,905 crammed right into the Bridge for a league video game versus Collection – the highest official attendance ever before recorded at the ground. It stays the greatest presence in English organization football too. Moscow Eager beaver opened up an excursion of Britain against Chelsea as well as it appeared the whole city came to view. Such were the scenes around the pitch that the 3-3 outcome appears incidental. The 3rd goal in the game was racked up by brand-new centre-forward Tommy Lawton. In his first full season he damaged a club document with 26 goals in 34 First Division video games, yet the team completed 15th. Two months after Lawton’s transfer, Chelsea invested simply over fifty percent of the British record twenty thousand pounds they had received on a new striker, Roy Bentley. He was more mobile than his predecessor – as well as even more long-lasting. In 1951 Chelsea avoided transfer by a simple 0. 044 of an objective. In 1952 Ted Drake was designated as supervisor and also he got rid of the Chelsea Pensioner from the club’s badge and also eliminated ‘The Pensioners’ nickname. That remained in October 1954, one of a run of 6 games that generated only two points. Barely the kind of champions but it was in 1955 that Chelsea won their first league title. Bentley, now England’s front runner centre-forward, had been an inspiring captain, scoring 21 goals.