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05-07-1999, 03:55 PM
Can anyone help. I cant remember when it was!!
It was early to mid-eighties... Palace played a match against Cardiff City... I know that the score was 1-1 and Trevor Aylott scored down the Holmesdale.. where I was.
If anybody has access to those sort of records your assistance would be much appreciated!
06-07-1999, 01:32 AM
Dec 9th 1984, I think it was a sunday, Palace 1 Cardiff 1, scorer-Donkey bollox, att 6004 (!!)
Wood, Hughton, Sparrow, Barber, Nebbeling, Cannon, Irvine, Murphy, Aylott, Nicholas, Mahoney Sub Gray.
Trevor Aylott scored did he...
mmmm... let me think, yep got it - that game took place in The Land of Nod ?
14-07-1999, 12:57 PM
I would be very grateful if anyone could tell me when I first went to Palace. All I can remember was that we beat Chelsea 3-2 at home and the majority of my schoolfriends were supporting Chelsea which made it all the sweeter (and gave me a lasting dislike of tossy glory-seeking Chelsea fans). It must have been around 1972 but I would be grateful if anyone on the BBS gave give me more details of such a momentus day in my history.
14-07-1999, 03:52 PM
Chocky ... was that arounf about the same time we lost 2-1 at home to Carlisle?
Also on a sunday two late goals as well I believe !!
Look at that team ... We were shite.
14-07-1999, 11:25 PM
Cheers Chocky. It must have been the 2-0 win as Palace definitely one and it was at Selhurst. Perhaps the old man might remember. Bugger, that means I have to 'phone home.
14-07-1999, 11:35 PM
When I was young I didn't understand offside so games always seemed to have ridiculously large scores.
15-07-1999, 12:23 AM
Richard,that Chelsea game was memorable because it was our only win against another London side in the league during our first spell in the top flight (69/70-72/73) and it was also,if i remember rightly,Jim Cannons first full game-he got booked for a foul on Osgood AND scored a goal.This is all from hazy memory,i'm going to look it up tonight-was it 3-2 or 2-1?.I'm pretty sure Malcolm Allison had just taken over from Bert Head as manager,was it his first game in charge?.Sorry!,i'm asking more questions than i'm answering here!.
Mad Raschic Ken
15-07-1999, 04:11 AM
Didn't we draw 1-1 with Carlisle in front of a record low attendance in the region of 3700?
15-07-1999, 04:52 AM
Yeah, the records I've got show the season after eagle mart's first game, we drew 1-1 with Carlisle on Feb 1st 1986, Gray scored in front of a massive 3,744. I know I was there but I can't remember how empty the ground was.
Richard, I can't find any record of a 3-2 home win over Ch*lsea, but we beat them 2-0 in 72/73, it was on The Big Match, Cannon scored on his debut and Ch*lsea were playing in their silly Hungary kit. Was that it? The only 3-2 win over them I can find is the cup win in '76 when Goldberg was watching from the shed. Not.
15-07-1999, 06:09 PM
You're right johnny, it was Malcolm Allison's first game in charge - I vaguely remember him being introduced to the crowd from the centre circle and I had no idea who or how important he was.
23-07-1999, 07:18 PM
I cna't remember mine so I can't be a real fan.
I've got a feeling it was against Newcastle though and it would have been in the very early 80's. I don't remember the game at all, but I seem to remember being all excited cuz they showed the goals on the telly. Were we even in the same division as Newcastle in that era at all?
I then didn't go again for a few seasons, then started up proper when I was about 8, which would have been about 1984.
The team Chocky lists above is the kind of team playing when I first staked my claim to a step on the Sainsburys.
23-07-1999, 07:52 PM
Record low against Carlise was partly due to the terrible weather. It was so bad that Noades sent some stewards to move the away fans from the corner of the Holmesdale up into the Arthur Wait seats part way through the game.
23-07-1999, 11:18 PM
Mine was against Aldershot in 1973 or 74.Can't remember nothing about the game.The earliest match that really sticks in my mind was the cup match against liverpool in 1977.It was a replay that they won 3-2 but Peter Wall scored a screamer.Everytime i closed my eyes that night i could see the floodlights and the players on the pitch.I think this match sticks out most as it was one of the largest crowds i had been in and Liverpool we're probably the best club in the world at that time.
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25-07-1999, 07:40 PM
Kevin, my first game was against Newcastle in the early eighties as well but I don't remember much about it. I think Keegan was playing and we won.
26-07-1999, 01:23 AM
That 3-2 cup defeat to Liverpool, Wasn't it Paul Hinshelwood who scored the screamer - a 30 yarder into the top left corner ?
Brilliant game....I think Keegan scored twice.
26-07-1999, 03:32 AM
Absolutely correct about the Liverpool game - we all knew we'd blown it as we left Anfield - and that as a third division side!.
My first game was a 3-0 defeat to the Spuz in 1969 on my 11th birthday - we also lost the next 2 home games I saw - so I can't say I wasn't warned.
28-07-1999, 02:00 AM
So it was...Hinshelwood.My memory getting bad, must be my age and the large quantity of alcohol i've consumed over the years.Keegan did score twice and i think Heighway got the other.I went with a scouse neighbour of mine who went to the first match and said Palace supporters were burning Liverpool supporters scarfs!!!They must have been averaging over 45,000 then.
28-07-1999, 03:57 AM
Gavin, Just spoke with Peter Wall and he confirmed it wasn't him but wishes it had been. He used to play for them didn't he.
I play with Peter for a 'Brit' team over here in sunny CA USA. He's still fit and a good player. Big thrill for me playing with one of my idols. I was at that Liverpool game and also got my Dad to tape it off the radio. He still had that tape in his garage when I visited him last xmas. Was that the Aldershot game away ? Train went very close to the pitch ?
29-07-1999, 09:30 PM
Re the Liverpool game - can anyone remember who got our consolation 2nd in that game?
Oisin and Kevin T - the said Newcastle game was probably late December 1983 or very early January 1984.
We won 3-1 with goals from Andy McCullogh, Kevin Mabbut and Billy Gilbert.
I know this because it was shown on "On-the Ball" the next week when they were previewing the cup gave v West Ham.
I have the said goals on video, if you or Kevin T fancy borrowing it.
30-07-1999, 02:02 PM
Consolation goal was by George Graham. Anyone remember seeing the goals on News at Ten that night? (I was too young to be in the pub!)
Man Utd in 1991. Paul Mortimer headed in a McGoldrick right wing cross to give Palace the lead. Giggs then struck the crossbar after a storming run down the left and Neil Webb scored to level. Then they scored two more in the second half, Kanchelskis and Brian Mclair I think. Ended 3-1.
04-08-1999, 10:55 PM
I seem to remember the quality of the picture on the news was really poor. It's amazing the little things that stick in your mind - I would have only been 7!
04-08-1999, 11:05 PM
Palace 4- Millwall 3
Scores for Millwall were Steve Anthrobus, Teddy sheringham & Geoff Hopkin... Stunning Own goal... God knows who scored for us.
I remember Millwall had half the holmesdale as well!
exiled in Wales
05-08-1999, 04:31 AM
Palace 4, Maillwall 3. Arounabout November/December 1990/1991 season I beleive, it must have been winter coz I remember it was cold. 2 goals from Wright and 2 from Bright, and a classic own goal from Jeff Hopkin from about the half-way line. Brilliant match which got me absolutely hooked as I beleived all matches would be that exciting. Also remember some spotty little Millwall fan, looked a couple of years older than me, glaring at me for most of the match.
05-08-1999, 10:43 AM
Dont remember the game as i was VERY young but my dad took me to the friendly in the late 60's when ther arthur wait stand was opened!
All the rest of the games blur into one as i was young but the first game that really sticks out in my mind is a certain may evening in 1979....! I still have kenny sansoms sock from the celebration!
06-08-1999, 10:24 PM
Rotherham at home october 1966
1-1 (I think)
The Hopkin own goal from the Millwall 4-3 game used to be available as an mpeg file from Tony's site. I have a copy of it.
07-08-1999, 12:41 AM
Help me and all Chocky. Early to mid Eighties. v. Plymouth (or was it Hull).
Memory distant as i was only knee-high to a lightswitch.
Think there was two goals. Who won? Somebody with 11 men i think.
Mat ov CPFC
07-08-1999, 02:52 AM
It was that game against Fulham when that drunken ******* George Best broke Ian Evans leg. And we lost I think. A Fulham supporting mate of mine who was also there reckoned that it went off big time afterwards but I cannot remember a thing except the horrible silence as Ian Evans went down.
I don't remember much about my first game except that it had a lasting effect on me.
I was born in E17 and so could have picked Spurs, Hammers or even the 'Os'. However I spent some years as a youngster living 'up north' which is why my first team was Man City (they were not too bad then, won the leauge and FA cup in late 60's).
Anyhow, living in sanderstead at about 12 years old (early 70s) my next door neighbour took me to a palace game. All I know is that it was third division. John Jackson was in goal and Jerry Queen somewhere. I think. It could have been against southampton or not. Even though I dont remember much about it I was sold. No more Man City, which proved a wise move in time.
15-08-1999, 08:22 PM
mine was against Fulham in 1969 when we needed to win to go up not too sure of the score 2-1 or 2-0, main thing i can remember
is standing on top of the grass bank on the holmsdale and not being able to see anything
16-08-1999, 02:46 AM
You're very close to my vintage, Akita!
My first visit to the 'Theatre of Laughs' was in 1968. I can only remember being in awe at the slightly older kids who knew swear words I didn't and knew the players names! It was against Villa and we won 4-2!
Dr Bob, Gerry Queen would have been playing up front when you saw them. The teams through the late seventies and early eighties are generally a forgotten blur, but the late sixties early seventies players were my first heroes, and are burnt into my memory: Jackson J, Jackson C, McCormick, Blyth, Wall, Hoadley, Kember, Queen, Sewell,Taylor, Scott,Lazarus, Payne, Woodruff,Hoy.. the list goes on. Some of them were probably cr*p, but my critical powers were probably a little under-developed at the time!
The Chelsea home game WAS Big Mal's first game and the 2-o win ensured that he was greeted as the new messiah which, Big Mal being Big Mal, he milked considerably. Great days....
Is it only us old sods who still call the Arthur Wait the 'New Stand'?!
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16-08-1999, 05:13 PM
The first game I went to was v Charlton in '81. We won 2-0. I had just started secondry school, and nobody warned me that supporting Palace could cause so much anger and heartache. This is something that I pass on to the yout of today!!
16-08-1999, 05:22 PM
It was a long time ago, about 1957, and was an evening match against an All Stars team - I think to celebrate the new floodlights. My grandad took me and the night game atmosphere just grabbed me. I stood at the front of what is now the Arthur Waite, right on the half way line.
The memory plays tricks but I'm sure pretty soon after that was another game against the Hungarian Army, with most of the National side playing....or was that Real Madrid with Puskas. S*d it - I forget!
16-08-1999, 05:25 PM
Last Game of the 70-71 (or was it 71-72?) season V Huddersfield
0 0 and it was lashing down. Got completely drenched standing on the Holmesdale.
That should have warned me of all that was to come but OOOOH NOOOOO!!!
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17-08-1999, 01:17 AM
Mat,i can remember the Fulham "Ian Evans"game as if it was yesterday.I was stood in the old stand ,at the front,near the dug outs,where the old tunnel used to be,and i had a prefect view of Best's over the top of the ball tackle (he denied in his autobiography that he meant to harm Evans,but i was 10 feet away and know that he's a liar).It really was awful-i remember Rachid Harkouk tried to get Best and had to be restrained, one of the headlines in the papers the next day was "the day a footballer took the law into his own hands" aimed at Harkouk!,barely a mention was made of why "Rash the smash" went mental in the first place.I think it was the news of the world though that had an excellent photo on the back page, of that fateful Best challenge,so no one could be in any doubt as to what happened,and who's fault it was.I can't remember the final score of this game, as after Evans' injury i lost interest and couldn't concentrate,although i remember it was a bad tempered game,and (i think) Teddy Maybank of Fulham got sent off.I also remember that a lot of cars got smashed up in the car park after the game,amongst them,"Diddy" David Hamiltons Roller (it must have had a Fulham sticker on it or something).Every time i see George Best on TV,telling the same old boring anecdotes he's been telling for the last 25 years,i just wish he'd f**K OFF!!.
It's a vague but West Ham away 79/80 season I think. I also think the score was 3:2. I was taken by my mates dad and all his mates. They were all Hammers fans, taxi drivers who also moonlighted at Smithfield. I realised a few things that day.
1. I hate black cab drivers
2. West Ham fans are animals ( well they were back then, I remember seeing them fighting amongst themselves and throwing people off the balconies were the bars overlooked the pitch).
3. South London is wonderful.
Can anyone confirm the actual date of the match and the score line for me.
[This message has been edited by TAK (edited 17 August 1999).]
The Wee Red
20-08-1999, 02:20 PM
Heady days. 10 years old, third last game of promotion season in 78-79. Home to Notts. Co. and won 2-0 thanks to goals from Swindlehurst and Murphy. As I remember the attendance was 23,880 http://cpfc.org/ubb/wink.gifand the line-up was:
4.Kember (wrong number SKATE) http://cpfc.org/ubb/biggrin.gif
20-08-1999, 03:23 PM
I remember the Notts County game. My 10th birthday party was a day out there. It was on the Big Match the next day and they had a picture of me and my friends holding up our Palace scarves in the closing titles.
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