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In Benidorm now. Took a bus trip up the road to Calpe and spotted a couple getting off the bus. Noticed the bloke had a Mechelen sweatshirt on so I got talking to him. Turns out he was their physio for 34 years, now retired. His face lit up when I mentioned saints. "Ah St Mirren". You could see the memories flooding back as he started to reminisce. He told me many of his mates regard their Paisley trip as their best ever.

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On 1/18/2023 at 7:58 PM, john scott said:

In Benidorm now. Took a bus trip up the road to Calpe and spotted a couple getting off the bus. Noticed the bloke had a Mechelen sweatshirt on so I got talking to him. Turns out he was their physio for 34 years, now retired. His face lit up when I mentioned saints. "Ah St Mirren". You could see the memories flooding back as he started to reminisce. He told me many of his mates regard their Paisley trip as their best ever.

Are you sure he didn't say, "Only trip"?¬†ūüôĄ

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The only time I have been in Stamford Bridge was in Sept 1978 when I was on a work trip to London.

The match was Chelsea v New York Cosmos.

http://thechels.info/wiki/Chelsea_1-1_New_York_Cosmos_(1978-79_Friendlies)

New York had some decent players.  Yashin , Beckenbauer and Cruyff!! Carlos Alberto was unfit to play for them unfortunately.

However, the thing that I remember most was that the match was sponsored by Brut aftershave. On the way in we were all handed a little sachet with one of those impregnated wipes. I guess most people opened them at half time and the smell was overpowering.  

 

 

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I stayed in Earls Court for a year.

…even from there, I was a regular at Arsenal, but…

….just down the road was Charlie Cooke…  great to watch… in full flow…

image.thumb.jpeg.f1b04452c3a108065fffa4fda793e39c.jpeg

I also was a spectator at the monstrous invasion of a couple of hundred bigots when Chelsea beat the real Rangers in a meaningless friendly…

 

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13 minutes ago, antrin said:

I stayed in Earls Court for a year.

…even from there, I was a regular at Arsenal, but…

….just down the road was Charlie Cooke…  great to watch… in full flow…

image.thumb.jpeg.f1b04452c3a108065fffa4fda793e39c.jpeg

I also was a spectator at the monstrous invasion of a couple of hundred bigots when Chelsea beat the real Rangers in a meaningless friendly…

 

I was down in London for work quite a lot in the 70s and 80s.

I usually stayed in hotels around Kensington High St and used to go to see Arsenal midweek as it was easy to get to Highbury from there on the Underground.

I once saw Tony Fitz playing there for Bristol City.

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