Peter Osgood ( 1947-2006 )Trying to not to sound like an old-timer, Peter Osgood was not your typical centre-forward, lean with bags of skill & sometimes bad temper. During my 70's time at The Bridge, he gave me some happy memories and that's what football is all about.
Another season and another premiership title, a title Ossie knew we would win but alas not around to celebrate it with his fellow players & fans. When I heard that Peter Osgood had died while attending a funeral in March of this year, I was shocked and sadden by the news. Here was a guy who had given so much pleasure to thousands of Chelsea fans and when recently walking around the Bridge's pitch received such a warm reception. I placed tributes on his official website and the club's one and was amazed by the sincere comments.
For many like myself, he's the reason I'm Chelsea Blue to my grave ... The King has left The Bridge.
SH - July 2007