As nearly everyone reading this knows, Kerry Dixon was my hero when I was a kid. I thought he would be the man to break Bobby Tambling’s record of 202 goals in Royal Blue. But he was sold to Southampton before he got the chance and finished a mere nine goals short of cementing his place as Chelsea’s top goal scorer, which was set in 1970. Continue reading “203 Not out”
I was born a Chelsea fan. Chelsea is so much a part of my father’s life I think it was passed on to me in the womb just like how I have his eyes, teeth and sarcastic streak. Dad kept programs and memorabilia in his bottom drawer. It’s one of my most treasured memories about growing up, sitting in my parent’s bedroom with a late ’70s green and yellow away scarf around my neck reading through match day programs dating back to the ’60s and possibly one or two from the ’50s.