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Chelsea Here, Chelsea There v Arsenal 25/8/1984


One Kerry Dixon

By Since66
May 30 2010

'Chelsea Here, Chelsea There,' co-authored by Mark (Over Land and Sea) Worrall, Kelvin (Celery) Barker and Dave (It's Only a pound, Hurry Up) Johnstone chronicles Chelsea's return to the 1st Division, 25th August 1984, against Arsenal at Highbury with 20,000 Chelsea fans rammed and jammed into the Clock End of the Highbury terraces and in the stands and in the 'famous' North Bank.

I was in the Clock End that day. Crammed in just to the left of the goal, up high enough to witness Kerry's thunderous right foot volley (after Jennings saved his initial left foot shot) crash into the net.

20,000 fans in unison, went mad, absolutely crazy as Kerry leapt like a salmon, celebrating his first goal in the highest division of English Football.

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What a place to get your first goal of the season, one and the most emphatic in his total of 193 Chelsea career goals.

The book goes into great detail about the day. There are fans contributions recalling their memories, every Chelsea player gives their account of the day and alot of memories recalled, apart from Kerry's goal, is THE tackle by Doug Rougive (signed from Aberdeen in the Summer) on England's full-back Viv Anderson.

A crunching, spine tingling tackle that sent the hapless Anderson spinning into orbit.

A tackle that made Doug Rougvie an instant Chelsea legend.

If you were there at Highbury as one of the 20,000 in the Clock End, this book is without doubt a historical keepsake.

If you were not at Highbury, this book is a joyous recollection of what it was like supporting Chelsea Football Club during the 'Glorious' 80s.

For me, the best montage of Football commentary ever heard:

"Oh Dixon...... and Dixon again..... and Chelsea have equalised. They were badly caught out there Arsenal and Kerry Dixon with 34 goals last season gets away to the best possible start in the First Division.

"The first with a left foot shot that was saved by Jennings, then it came again and what a belter with a right foot into the corner and Chelsea are level."


Thank you Brian Moore, probably the best footballer commentator ever. RIP

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Listen to the Arsenal fans singing 'We're Gonna Win the League,' just as Rougvie takes the free-kick leading to the goal

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