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I became a 7 year old Chelsea fan not long after Tommy Baldwin came from Arsenal and Charlie Cooke from Dundee. After Peter Osgood returned from injury Chelsea had an incredibly fluid attack Bobby Tambling (still our record league goalscorer) on the left Ossie in the centre and Tommy on the right. That was total football will Cooke and Hollins making the plays.
Before lockdown Tommy Baldwin and Bobby Tambling were regular guests at Stamford Bridge, usually found in the Under The Bridge club before games.
Tommy is a legend to any boy like me who grew up in the 1960s following Chelsea. The team were notoriously inconsistent. They would beat Man Utd one week and lose at Burnley the next. But that didn't stop that group of players being the most loved of all. They all had charisma and star quality in spades. Baldwin was the rock in that team.
A player I will never forget. He always had a smile and played the game in a great spirit.
Did Tommy go to St Aidans in Sunderland?
Tommy scored the first goal I saw live for Chelsea in 1973 v Everton at the Bridge.Ossie scored the other 2 in a 3 1 victory. Never forget it. Coincidentally Tommy now lives in Eastbourne ..my home town.
He lived with my family in Avenal Road opposite the Arsenal stadium.. .. Iâ€™ve very found memories of him. He was kind & looked out for me. He took me to Chelseaâ€™s matches & a small pub safer the game. Where is he now?
My father George Baldwin told me he had a cousin who played for Chelsea name of Thomas got to be him.
'Sponge' was never the most talented of the 'Kings Road' group of Chelsea players that included David Webb, Peter Osgood and Alan Hudson but he always gave 110% and was a firm favourite with the fans
I used to play snooker in Low Fell Snooker Hall with Tommy and his brother Peter when I was about 18 (1964). He was a good lad and never forgot his old haunts. Born and bred in Wrekenton I believe.
Took advantage of telling anyone who would listen that I knew him. Well done local hero.
I'm pretty sure my dad Peter knew Tommy back in the late 70's/80's ....when my dad lived in tooting, i remember going to his house with my dad on one occasion and finding a football that i wanted to play with,but this one had all the team signatures on it and obviously i was only allowed to hold it and look it rather than kick it about , haha ..ill never forget that ,i was only about 5 years old
I was a die hard Chelsea fan when I lived in London during 60's and 7o's. I remeber Tommy Baldwin as being one of the toughest players. Other memory of Tommy I have is when he became a big news in Tabloids for his affair with actor Michael Crawford's wife. I don't know how it all ended because I left England in late 70's but still continuing to be a Chelsea fan.