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Chelsea vs Leeds United

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chara   
4 minutes ago, Sciatika said:

For those who don't remember, Lorimer was widely thought to have the hardest shot in the top flight. He specialised in shots from outside the box. Allan Clarke was known as "sniffer" because he would hover around the 6-yard box a bit like a Yorkshire Gerd Muller.

Hmm.I thought Clarke was called sniffer because he looked like a ferret!

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Didn’t realise how good Cook and Hutchinson had been - Bonetti amazing. Despite playing one legged. Agree: Lorimer and Madeley were good, their whole team were not exactly a pushover, but were t they dirty b*****ds? Pace was phenomenal ... then again, Chopper’s “wot me?” face was up there with Drogba’s

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Great match - thanks for the link, Droy, and thanks for the match link, Jane. It was worth regressing 50 years. Now back to pretending to swot for my Geography O-levels ...

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As an aside Trevor Cherry died today . Can't remember if he played in this but was a mainstay in the England side . 

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Loads of interesting bits.  Tension throughout, but not really good football (albeit a lot better than first game).  Ossie looked the only real class player on the pitch, but mud and occasion spoiled a lot.  We know that Leeds really could play, but that they also liked to sit on a lead - this was the days of 2 points for a win only and not losing was key (until Revie fancied his chances for the England job).

The Hutch long through - early on he dropped one beyond the far post with little or no effort.  Plenty of players can reach the near post, Hollins included, but Hutch really did throw a long way further than the ordinaries.  The Webb goal came from a near post throw, but look how accurate it was and how high it dropped from - because Hutch was throwing within himself.

Dirtier than Wembley, though still no where near the games reputation.  The one exception was the incredible sliding tackle 6' high by McCreadie that pretty much took Bremner's head off in our box, and Bremner must have jumped high to get contact.  Ossie was putting it about a lot, and I dare say Houseman committed more fouls than in the rest of his career.  It warmed up H2 when Osgood had a snap at Charlton who reacted.  Neither got booked remarkably.  Even in the replay though, there seemed to be quite a lot of respect between both sides (Ossie and Charlton apart)
 

Most surprising for me was the midfield warrior that was Charlie Cooke - nothing like the cheeky Pat Nevin type trickster that I recall.  He even out worked Hollins which takes some real doing.  Perhaps he spent the fortnight between games dry.
Harris's distribution was exactly how I remember it though, absolutely atrocious.  It never improved till the last year or two when he was played about 3 yards away from the teenage Wilkins as his minder.  3 yards was mostly within his range.
Wonderful goal by Ossie.

3 hours ago, Sciatika said:

For those who don't remember, Lorimer was widely thought to have the hardest shot in the top flight. He specialised in shots from outside the box. Allan Clarke was known as "sniffer" because he would hover around the 6-yard box a bit like a Yorkshire Gerd Muller.

I was quite surprised at Lorimer - he was always talked of as having this hammer shot, yet it disappeared.  Generally corners and set pieces by both sides were very poor.  With the single exception of Hutch's throws.

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chara   

Mentioned a while back when I watched the youtube version..well the same but lousy quality even compared to todays viewing.

Cookie really put it about which I didn't remember and you are right about Houseman..never a "hider" but usually pretty "clean".

Seem to remember it was a "Lorimer" fk that was disallowed in the Semi with Chelsea  a few years before..was at Villa Park for that as well....three trips there..lost to Liverpool (John Mortimer goal disallowed..nothing changes!)...lost to Sheffield W. and beat Leeds....

That cross from Cooke and Ossie's goal one for the memory card!

I think you were referring to the huge throw from Hutch that Harvey caught in a crowded area way across the area.

The "dirty" was ceaseless follow throughs and nicks and "additional" contact nearly every time.

BUT hard men never "crying" and getting on with the next retaliation!....today the remainng three/four.still on the pitch players and goalkeepers would look really silly crying at every hard glare!!!

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I think we'll smash these, I wasn't at all in impressed with Leeds SF win over Man United, they got lucky with the deflected goal while we smashed Watford 5-1. Easy win for Chelsea, Osgood hat trick.

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To my way of thinking, it was a much more tactical game than I remembered. Sexton would have known that Leeds were probably the better team on paper especially without Alan Hudson. He tried to cut off the supply to their wide players and Clarke when he dropped deep. However, as we all know, Webb did not have the pace to deal with Gray and so moving Harris to 'mark' Eddie Gray made a huge difference. He left Eddie Mac on Lorimer. Eddie Mac was a far better footballer than many remember and could play in most positions (including at least one game up-front as a lone striker). Clarke was still only 24 and would have much better games. Apart from the dribble and assist for their goal, Clarke struggled to get in on the game.  Bremner was his usual self but Giles was a bit anonymous. Maybe Hollins played better than I realised. Shame we didn't have Hudson for the game. He would have played in central midfield with Charlie Cooke pushed wide and was a far more creative player than Tommy Baldwin.

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9 hours ago, CostaTheBlue said:

I think we'll smash these, I wasn't at all in impressed with Leeds SF win over Man United, they got lucky with the deflected goal while we smashed Watford 5-1. Easy win for Chelsea, Osgood hat trick.

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