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Tony Hateley - RIP

Tony Hateley - RIP

A former servant of Chelsea Football Club passed away yesterday.

After a long illness Tony Hateley passed away aged 72.

Hateley was signed by Tommy Docherty back in October 1966 for a fee of £100,000 from Aston Villa.

At that time the fee paid to Villa was a club record and Hateley was perceived as a replacement for the legend that is Peter Osgood, who was side-lined with a broken leg.

The tall striker played 33 times for Chelsea scoring 9 goals before he was sold to Liverpool for £96,000.

Our deepest sympathies and condolences go to his family and friends.

RIP Tony.



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Writer:Merlin
Date:Sunday February 2 2014
Time: 10:44AM

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One of the best headers of the ball I ever saw although I really only remember him in the colours of Liverpool & later, I think Coventry. His son Mark had a decent career though, playing several times for England.
analooish
02/02/2014 11:01:00
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He will always be remembered by us older 'blues', for the goal he scored at Villa Park against Leeds in the FA Semi 29/4/67...RIP
Since1963
02/02/2014 11:18:00
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Sad news. Condolences to his family and friends. RIP Tony.
syed230183_chelseafc
02/02/2014 12:31:00
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RIP Tony. More football deaths: Luis Aragones, former Spain coach and Euro 2008 winner, dies at 75 in a sad day for Spanish football. RIP champs.
HGH Magic
02/02/2014 12:50:00
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Rest In Peace,tony!
Ken4CFC
02/02/2014 14:40:00
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Regret not being able to comment sooner on Tony Hateley. To be honest he was a poor choice by Docherty as a replacement for Ozzie as they were polar opposites in terms of skill and positioning. The team of 66/67 just could not adapt the glowing football played pre the broken leg to the target man approach that best suited Hateley's talents. Nevertheless as said already by others he played a key role in getting us to Cup Final, unfortunately that like the season as a whole promised much and delivered nothing. At the end of it Hateley was gone, and not much missed. But that header against Leeds remains a pleasant memory. Thanks, Tony.
colourtheisblue
05/02/2014 07:34:00
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