Statue unveiled of "The King of Stamford Bridge".

Last night at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea officially unveiled the Statue of Peter Osgood. Peter's widow Lynn Osgood spoke of the tribute p...

Last night at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea officially unveiled the Statue of Peter Osgood. Peter's widow Lynn Osgood spoke of the tribute paid to the King and said:
"Peter would have been so proud. He adored Chelsea just as his fans adored him and there can be no greater recognition than to have his magnificent statue here, outside Stamford Bridge.

I just hope that wherever he is he is able to appreciate the amount of love and affection shown to him, as the tributes paid to him from the Chelsea fans have been wonderful.

John Terry spoke of Ossie and said:
"He is the King of Stamford Bridge, it is a simple fact, Fans will come here to have their pictures taken before the game and maybe it will become a meeting place. Parents will explain to their kids here what a great player Ossie was.

Frank Lampard also spoke and said:
'He was one of the people that made me feel at home in my early days at Chelsea, The fans saw him almost as one of them and the club should always embrace its history.'

Chelsea Chairman Bruce Buck also spoke of Ossie and he said:
"The last time I saw Peter was at the Blue is the Colour centenary event two weeks before he passed on. He was charming, vibrant and, he wouldn't mind me saying so today, a bit tipsy. He was a wonderfully friendly guy, full of integrity, a true legend and a true blue and now anyone who walks by this statue will know that too.

From the first day he arrived at Chelsea, Roman Abramovich passed the message to us that he wanted to bring back the old boys, and preserve and celebrate the history of this great club. The unveiling of the Peter Osgood statue is another major milestone in that effort."

The official website has the full details of last night's unveiling and as of today the Statue of Ossie is open to the public. Make sure the next time you are down at the Bridge make sure you go and have a look.

At the bottom of the article on the site there is a fitting poem written by Daniel Clarke. I have to say it is fantastic!. It reads as below:

A young boy stands among the crowd,
Fifty thousand sing aloud.
Sun sets and rises and thirty years on,
He takes his seat next to his son.

He tells him of a man he did not know,
Compares him to today's hero,
Blessed with talent he strived for success,
Before a time of greed and excess.

The papers print a name and a face,
But his people saw an idol of passion and grace.
For many a year he served the crest,
With the pride of the lion upon his chest.

His dreams, chased often, but realised by few,
Chasing silver, draped in blue.
For all the honours his successors have known,
His legacy has been etched in stone.

He lit the path and led the way,
Set the bar for the stars of today.
Gone he may be, but forgotten never,
For the story of The King will live forever.

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