WELCOME TO JEFFS CHIPPY F.C.
More Than Just A Club
Jeff’s Chippy FC was officially founded on 18 January 1998 at Clapham Common by the veteran Leicester midfield enforcer, Mike Deery.
Deery had arranged a match the following week against Marlborough Language College and gathered together a group of Northern reprobates from the Common to fulfil the fixture. So on Sunday 25 January 1998, at Barn Elms, the Chippy played their inaugural match - a 7-6 victory thanks to a last minute goal from Dan Mackie, who had overslept and travelled across London by taxi to make the second half.
WHY JEFF'S CHIPPY
Jeff’s Chippy was a chip shop on Wolstenhome Road in the Sharrow district of Sheffield. For many years they sponsored Nether Edge FC, for whom a number of the current Chippy ranks played just once in a now legendary match in 1989. After Sam Ramsden struck the woodwork in the first minute Nether Edge went on to lose 17-0. Needless to say, none of the current Chippy players ever played another game for the club. Sadly the chip shop went bust in the recession of the early 1990’s but the sponsor’s name lives on to commemorate this momentous defeat.