The place of the SHEDDITE is already well chronicled on this site but for the benefit of completing a total analysis of the Group Name: SHEDDITES, DIAMONDS and BLUEHEARTS I will elaborate once more.
In the early sixties as CHELSEA FC were emerging from a certain footie paralysis and inertia (see DEFINITION : DIAMONDS also on this site) the BLUE BOYS attracted a fair size group of ardent Chelsea fans who were to own a reputation for being shall we say somewhat over enthusiastic and prone to a liking for fun, footie and a bit a’ male bonding which included a healthy exchange of occasional physical gang warfare with other sets of fans. This was still the early days of what became known as ‘football hooliganism’ in the late sixties, seventies and eighties.
This group of young fans were led by several, famed and older members including personalities like Mick Greenaway, Zigger Zagger, Jesus and others whose names I forget. The meeting point at home games was the iron roofed, ancient stand at the Fulham Road end of Stamford Bridge which became affectionately known as ‘the shed’.
It wasn’t long before members of this particular group became known as ‘SHEDDITES’. Therefore longstanding fans who frequented that end of the ground in those days are obviously proud today of the title while. it may also be applied to any devout ‘Blues’ fan.