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Greg Freeman writes: A recent poll of Chelsea fans voted Gianfranco Zola the greatest ever player at Stamford Bridge, but to many of Agatha Ruiz Dela Prada Book Bags a certain generation it was always Peter Osgood (Obituary March 2).

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It was heartbreaking for Blues fans to see Osgood do so well with Southampton, even though he returned to Stamford Bridge for a brief swansong. It gave him a final opportunity to say goodbye to Chelsea’s much-maligned Shed Agatha Ruiz Dela Prada Online Shopping supporters, who adored him.