The “King of Stamford Bridge” as Peter Osgood is known could have signed for either Reading or Arsenal. Instead, it was Chelsea who replied after Peter’s uncle Bob wrote to them about the potential of his nephew and this set in motion the wheels of history for the club and Peter himself. Born on 20th February, 1947 in Windsor, Osgood played school football with Clewer Green Primary School and later with Dedworth Secondary Modern in his hometown. Progressing through the school teams he was selected for Slough and District team before joining the Spital Youth Club side. Soon he applied and went for a trail with Reading but they never came back with their answer. Arsenal was also interested in him and offered a trial but he rejected them. Arsenal’s loss was soon to prove Chelsea’s gain. Gauging his young nephew need for guidance, his uncle Bob wrote to Chelsea about Peter’s ability and they duly signed him up. He […]
TheHardTackle rewinds the clock to the Chelsea of 1980s and how one striker, Kerry Dixon, transformed the fortunes of the club and became one of their greatest players.