Thursday, 27 September 2012

Snaps From History Part III

This Saturday Chelsea will take on Arsenal. Since their first encounter in1907 Chelsea and Arsenal have maintained a healthy rivalry. October 1935 is a perfect picture of this rivalry In honour of this I thought I would post this quick snap of Stamford Bridge circa 1935. The attendance of the match was 82,905, the biggest Stamford Bridge had seen! It was also the second highest attendance for a First League match at the time. In Fact to put it into context our lowest attendance of the season was 11,701 when Evert on paid a visit.

For those interested the matched ended Arsenal 1 Chelsea FC. Lets hope for better this time!

 82,905 crowd at Chelsea v Arsenal, 1935

One of the most interesting facts I've found about the stadium at the time is that, as a result of the diversification of stadiums of the time Stamford Bridge was also home to a greyhound kennels behind the North Stand. Some sources I've found even say that some players were employed in the kennels!

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