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post #10201 of 19257
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

If Danny is now 65 . That would make him 22 in 69, far to old, even makes MoM, and Brownji seem young, Lol.

The pics from 1970 hes got looks easily that age dont you think ?

post #10202 of 19257
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post

Micky Greenaway was the bloke who in the mid 60s got the various gangs to join together to create the Shed at Chelsea . He was not a Skin or even a hooligan but a total Chelsea fanatic . Eccles was the man who made these various skinhead gangs into a united fighting force . He turned 65 this weekend im told and was supposed to be having a doo over Chelsea with various old school in celebration 
http://www.theshedend.com/topic/22509-hickeys-coach/page-2  the B n W pics show Eccles and the infamous Babs at White Heart lane  ( the one armed half caste feller ) who was by 78 when the pic is taken  the new  leader at Chelsea .
Thanks FF, MG's name was certainly known 'up here' back in the day. nod[1].gif
post #10203 of 19257
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Originally Posted by Pressure_Drop View Post

Just nicked this off of Ballroom Blitz, I assume most of us have seen this before but for those of you that haven't it's from the cover of 'This is Reggae' (on Pama) without the jigsaw pieces and was a rip off of the 'This is Soul' (on Atlantic) album cover.

Anyway to my point - I've always wondered about the guys wearing cravats, was this a 'London thing' as I never saw anyone wearing them down our way or anywhere else 'ooop North'?

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I occasionally see people at do's wearing cravats these days. But to me they look a bit effeminate. Surely more of a Mod look. I can't see how it would fit in with a skinhead look at all.
post #10204 of 19257
He does look old in the pic i must admit, l remember walking down Kings Rd in 76 with my future wife. All these Punks running around . I felt old. I was 22 at the time lol.
post #10205 of 19257
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

He does look old in the pic i must admit, l remember walking down Kings Rd in 76 with my future wife. All these Punks running around . I felt old. I was 22 at the time lol.

 

 

He made a Cameo in 2001 ..  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1Qt94vNqrY

Football shirts however a Jeckyle look on grown men 

post #10206 of 19257
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Originally Posted by Ed Vaughan View Post


Thanks FF, MG's name was certainly known 'up here' back in the day. nod[1].gif

 

His ZIGGER ZAGGER chant became famous nationwide and is still sung at Chelsea home and aways . However none match Mickeys gusto .

Was hounded out of his job at BR by the tabloids because of alleged connections with the Shed mob and died a broken man. i found this tribute on a Chelsea site .

 

 

In a first for our growing Chelsea legends series, we take a look at someone who never played for the club, but was instrumental in creating Chelsea's famous terrace culture. 
 
Micky Greenaway was a larger than life character, and every Shedite has a tale or two about the legendary leader of the Shed End.
 
Throughout the 60's. 70's and 80's, Greenaway was an awe inspiring figure, leading the Shed End in some magnificent chanting that puts some of our current atmospheres to shame! 
 
Legend has it that after a trip to see the blues play Liverpool at Anfield, Micky was inspired by the Spion Kop and chose to recreate something similar at Stamford bridge, a center for all of the most passionate supporters. 
 
The Shed End was chosen because of it's acoustics, the roof helping to direct the boisterous chanting towards the pitch, and despite the fact that the Shed was not the best place for singing and chanting due to it's uncovered nature, the fans still pumped out magnificent atmosphere's. Even West Ham's Cass Pennant ended up admitting that we had the best singers in London. 
 
Chelsea can attribute some of our most famous chants to Greenaway, indeed he gained his fame at home and abroad for his chanting of the Zigger Zagger song, which is now a Chelsea classic. He was truly a leader in terms of singing and chanting, when others around him got a bit quiet he would simply sing louder, encouraging more fans to join in! 
 
Despite many accusations that he was involved in some of the Shed End's infamous firms, the general consensus amongst those who actually knew him was far different. 
 
'Micky liked people and he wasn't in the business of hurting anyone,' said a former acquaintance. 
 
Indeed, there are even stories of Mick stopping fighting if there were children in the way. He often showed up at the bridge wearing a business suit and carrying a briefcase, hardly the dress of a hooligan leader the Mirror painted him as!
 
Like most Chelsea fans on the Shed, he did steam in when it was unavoidable, but usually left it to the likes of Danny 'Eccles' Arkins and Steve 'Icky' Hickmott.
 
In the 90's, Micky's life was ruined by the press, who spun stories of him being a leader of a Chelsea firm and organizing riots, despite much evidence to the contrary. Because of the baseless accusations from the press, Micky lost his job and sadly was banned from the ground.
 
Without Chelsea in his life, many say he took a turn for the worst, and the Shed simply was not quite the same without our inspiring leader.
 
Mick passed away in August of 1999, and was buried in Hither Green. He was a true leader of the Shed, a man responsible for Chelsea's famous terrace culture and if it was not for him our club would just not be the same.
 
Next time you sing Zigger Zagger or Ten Men Went to Mow, take a moment to remember Mick, a true terrace legend and a true Chelsea legend.
 
R.I.P. Micky Greenaway.
 
 
post #10207 of 19257
Yes indeed, I have been going back to Chelsea since 96 with my Sons. Yep Zigger, still sung, when I hear Liquidator at Chelsea these days brings back memories. Sad about Micky though.
post #10208 of 19257
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Originally Posted by Lasttye View Post

Yes indeed, I have been going back to Chelsea since 96 with my Sons. Yep Zigger, still sung, when I hear Liquidator at Chelsea these days brings back memories. Sad about Micky though.

 

Ive a ST in the MHL ( Gate 14 ) .

post #10209 of 19257
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Originally Posted by Pressure_Drop View Post

Just nicked this off of Ballroom Blitz, I assume most of us have seen this before but for those of you that haven't it's from the cover of 'This is Reggae' (on Pama) without the jigsaw pieces and was a rip off of the 'This is Soul' (on Atlantic) album cover.

Anyway to my point - I've always wondered about the guys wearing cravats, was this a 'London thing' as I never saw anyone wearing them down our way or anywhere else 'ooop North'?

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That photo was taken in record shop in Harlesden, so Lasstye and maybe Kingstonian would've noticed if skinhead mobs would start to wear cravats it but so far Lasttye didn't. With Singer Dobby Dobson in front I reckon it could've been as early as 1967, but the girls already look the part in that picture so I'm placing my bets on 1968.

But I think it's a paisley scarf though with a monkey jacket and him looking a bit in the 18-19 range It could've been a mod leftover, and honestly speaking I'm glad the original skinheads had the sense not to wear such ghastly things.
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Originally Posted by yankmod View Post

Great stuff loempiavreter,Ed and Bunty yes it is Blur.Thanks browniecj had a feeling you was talkin soldiers.

It's not Blur, The names are John Bryan, Paul Barber & Deryk (Mono) Monaghan, photo was taken circa 68. They had a superb quality photocamera though, razorsharp after all those years. Here's another photo from their mate John Crawford taken in 1970 that i cropped because I'm saving the full picture possibly for the book if I can get the permission, on the blackboard words as Boots, Skinheads and bovver where written. John Smedley Jumpers where more popular in back in the days then you see these days, I don't know why I love them smile.gif


Edited by loempiavreter - 1/21/13 at 7:49am
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https://twitter.com/i/#!/FootballCasual_/media/slideshow?url=pic.twitter.com%2FLW0o79Zu

Some interesting Skinhead and Bonehead pics on here if you trawl .

post #10211 of 19257

I realize this thread is about the past and not the present lives of the "Originals". Personally I'm interested in what happened to those "Kids"and the undoubtedly varied paths taken      .In light of the Unjust way Mr.Greenaway was treated I understand the reluctance to put certain thing in print.I do appreciate the info on Mr.Eccles.                                                                                  Loempiavreter, I know thats not Blur (I happen to be a big fan)  I was acknowledging Bunty's joke (a good one B)   Great pic above.From the crop you provided and the description I think it would make a fantastic cover.   M.O.M. Everyone's behind you.Should give you a warm feeling.When the book is ready I suggest a parade with Original skins and thier many young admirer's causeing traffic jams and general dismay.I can see the headlines."Original Skinhead Mobs return to reignite old rivalries"  Happy Martin Luther King Day.

post #10212 of 19257
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post

Micky Greenaway was the bloke who in the mid 60s got the various gangs to join together to create the Shed at Chelsea . He was not a Skin or even a hooligan but a total Chelsea fanatic . Eccles was the man who made these various skinhead gangs into a united fighting force . He turned 65 this weekend im told and was supposed to be having a doo over Chelsea with various old school in celebration 

http://www.theshedend.com/topic/22509-hickeys-coach/page-2  the B n W pics show Eccles and the infamous Babs at White Heart lane  ( the one armed half caste feller ) who was by 78 when the pic is taken  the new  leader at Chelsea .

I was reading the topic you linked and some guy said something about getting flack for wearing some pants with tartan down the side, does anyone know why? I can't say I would wear pants with tartan down the side but I am quite fond of my tartan patterned pendletons, the Babs guy reminded me of a recent basketball player right off named Blake Griffin, that is if you are indeed talking about the guy in the adidas shirt.

post #10213 of 19257
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Originally Posted by flyfronted View Post

Ive a ST in the MHL ( Gate 14 ) .

Nice one FF, I go 4 or 5 times a year, mostly due to my younger Son getting tickets ..or my mate who is a ST Holder with two seats ..sometimes he will ask me to go if his Son doesn't.
I will PM my number ..maybe met up for a beer after a game, smile.gif
post #10214 of 19257
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Originally Posted by Sirryacus View Post

I was reading the topic you linked and some guy said something about getting flack for wearing some pants with tartan down the side, does anyone know why? I can't say I would wear pants with tartan down the side but I am quite fond of my tartan patterned pendletons, the Babs guy reminded me of a recent basketball player right off named Blake Griffin, that is if you are indeed talking about the guy in the adidas shirt.

Around 71/72 Lads started to wear Tartan caps with a bobble on top,biggrin.gif and tartan Scarfs, think this was influenced by Rod Stewart, Tartan down the sides of trousers?? my Younger Sister did that on her jeans and other bits of clothing, this came from the scottish Band The Bay City Rollers that was popular with girls at the time 74/75,
maybe boys as well ????,biggrin.gif
post #10215 of 19257

The Bay City Rollers connection makes more sense now they must have been ridiculing him for dressing like one of them.

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