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It is comparatively rare for an English professional football player to sign on with a French team and play football in France. But it was the experience of Alex Cheyne.
Born at Glasgow, he played for Shettleston as a junior and then went up to Aberdeen. Then Chelsea secured him, and after a season or two with them he was tempted away by 'The Sporting Club de Nimes' to play for their first team and to coach their second. He stayed a year or two, but now he is back again with Chelsea.
Whilst with the Nimes Club he travelled a good deal, playing matches in Paris and Lille, in the south of France, and even one at Bilbao in Spain against an Italian team. He has some amusing stories to tell about the difference between League football on the Continent and in England. He is glad to be back, but he had a good time out in France, a great many laughs, and he learnt the language.
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