View Full Version : Fed up with Consortias, etc, how about favourite EVER Palace player, and why??
29-07-1999, 05:27 PM
Mine is Nigel Martyn because he always seemed to care, even at 3-0 up and a goal conceeded on 90 mins he would be pissed off, plus he does seem to be genuine in his affection for the fans.
Also, Markie Bright, who actually scored more goals per games than Wright, always seemed a friendly chap whenever I spoke to him as a nipper.
Sandy of Cornwall
29-07-1999, 05:33 PM
Ian Wright - because we had him, everybody wanted him and everybody was envious of us for a change.
29-07-1999, 05:40 PM
Has to be Bobby Bowry, his electrifyiing pace, ball control and an excellent shot make him the world class act he is today.
As soon as Dave sees this he'll go mad and throw it straight into memory lane.
29-07-1999, 05:42 PM
My fav player is probably Lomby. He was pure class for us. It's funny, when he played for Juventus/Italy I couldn't stand the look of him, he used to really get on my tit ends!
But of course, pull that red and blue shirt on........
29-07-1999, 05:42 PM
Sorry Dave, didn't think, just wanted to lighten the atmosphere and all that.......
Andy in Rome
29-07-1999, 06:25 PM
Although something of a donkey, I always had a soft spot for John Humphrys...
He was never going to win any awards, but again, he always looked as if he cared about the game and the club.
Even when he'd just missed yet another sliding tackle and the crowd were either laughing or groaning at him, he'd just get up and get on with it.
Failing that it has to be Wrighty for all the obvious reasons...
Al from Belgium
29-07-1999, 07:19 PM
Deano (Gordon that is) has got to be my favourite, the man's a legend. Just the vain hope that one of those scorchers might just go in....
Also George Ndah, don't ask me why but I love him
29-07-1999, 07:37 PM
Jim Cannon = Mr Palace
29-07-1999, 08:26 PM
Vince Hilaire - skilful,volatile and entertaining.Should have been an England regular.
exiled in Wales
29-07-1999, 08:34 PM
Andy in Rome, I'm afraid I have to disagree with you about John Humphreys, did you see that goal he scored against Wimbledon in the din-dong 4-3 game. Classic match, Humphrey just had to pass the ball into the net, upon scoring the team went wild chasinh Humphrey who just turned away and walked off - no celebration at all, miserable git, almost looked p*ssed off that he'd scored.
Greatest players since I first attended a match 1990 - Wright, Bright, Martyn, also liked Pemberton just for that mad run at the beginning of the 2nd half in the Semi against Liverpool.
Mad Raschic Ken
29-07-1999, 08:47 PM
Exiled - I remember hearing somewhere that John Humphrey hadn't wanted to leave Charlton and had not really had much of a say in coming to Palace. Apparently he didn't really feel like he belonged at Palace. However, it all changed when he scored that goal. He was mobbed by his teammates and after being surprised by his sudden increase in popularity he suddenly felt like he belonged. That was the turning point in his Palace career and from then on he was a quality right back and as committed as anyone to the club.
It has to be between Mark Bright, Nigel Martyn and Atillio Lombardo for the overall favourite player. But I've also had soft spots for Paul Stewart, Iain Dowie and Neil Shipperley as well.
29-07-1999, 11:00 PM
Guess I am going back a bit when I used to sell peanuts for this old girl lou and have to pass all the time those dodgy toilets (pit)on top of the holmsdale.I have two players that are just as Mr palace as Jim.......John Jackson One of the best Goalkeepers in the world never to put a England shirt on and John McCormic who was always there for Palace who also done alot of work for kids outside of palace,nice man.
30-07-1999, 07:02 PM
Les is that the famous Mrs Minchilla your on about?
30-07-1999, 08:49 PM
Can't remember the peanut lady's second name, but just thinking about those days as a kid........wish you could go back, Crystal Palace the Glaziers.Funny even as a kid and all the crap from the "others" that you had to put up with...Only one team forever!
Peter taylor one of the best until spurs got hold of him.
31-07-1999, 04:33 AM
Don Rogers for about 10 of the best goals I've ever seen.
Kenny Samson who was England quality on his debut aged 16yrs.
Peter Taylor for speed and control.
Attilio Lombardo for class.
Jim Cannon for loyalty through the shit years.
[This message has been edited by Spikemeister (edited 31 July 1999).]
31-07-1999, 04:56 AM
31-07-1999, 05:24 AM
Spot on Spikemaster. Peter Taylor's the tops though for me. I saw his first Wembley appearance for England, he was a 3rd division player! And as a good many of you will know by now, he's the reason I started going to Palace.
31-07-1999, 03:55 PM
Jim Cannon....loyal and one hard player.
31-07-1999, 05:19 PM
Jim Cannon - at the club so long he has 2 testimonials.
Has to be David Hopkin, but Martyn also as so many of you have stated above. Hoppy was very much an all-rounder, could score in and around the box, tough tackler, decent passer, and an inspirational leader.
Jimmy The Lips
03-08-1999, 10:27 PM
Dougie Freedman for being almost as good-looking as me.
04-08-1999, 12:54 PM
Peter Taylor = different class.
Kenny Sansom = fantastic as a youngster, form dipped as pressure of his huge gambling debts began to show.
[This message has been edited by Gazza1 (edited 04 August 1999).]
04-08-1999, 01:44 PM
Stevie Kember - one of my first Palace heroes and still loyal to the Club.
04-08-1999, 02:29 PM
And how about you Skate, who's your fave? http://cpfc.org/ubb/wink2.gif
Al From Bromley
04-08-1999, 06:18 PM
Too many to mention, but Bobby Woodruff (the original Richard Harris throw in), John Jackson, John McCormick, Don Rogers, Alan Whittle, Derek Possee, Dave Swindlehurst, Jim cannon, the Hinshlewoods, Nicky Chatterton, then a void until Brighty, Wrighty, Thomas & co.,more recently Ray Houghton (past it but genuine as they come), Carlo (nicest Palace player I ever met), Simon Rodger (still with us despite everything), matt Jansen (pulled from piilar to post and then made to take most of the blame for his move). Favourite of all though is Peter Taylor - some brilliant memories, sadly a lot not captured on film. The cup game against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge probably being the highlight.
I remember that game well, we were sitting in one of the stands next to some Chelsea fans Palace got a free kick about 25 yards out and my mate turned to the Chelsea fans true fans no glory seekers then!) said "see that little guy he's going to put the ball in the top corner" he did as well! One of the best players we ever had. Happy days!
05-08-1999, 03:25 PM
there has been loads of great palace players believe or not...i loved jackson and cannon but hilaire and wright were superb but on world class ability there is one player who stands bald head and shoulders over everyone else and that is the great lomi!
18-08-1999, 01:24 AM
Al's list could be mine. All wonderful players, and great memories. I'm surprised however, that nobody has mentioned Rachid 'Spider' Hakouk, who was a bit of a nutter, and who got in trouble as I recall with the Local Constabulary, but who scored some cracking goals.
My Number One - Don Rogers. Anyone who supported Palace through the 1970's will find it hard to disagree.
18-08-1999, 03:01 AM
I don't know why but I had a soft spot for Johnny Salako.Also Dean Gordon (local boy went to my school and he gave me his shirt once)Pembo,Hilaire,Sansom,Cannon,Burridge,Lombardo & Janson.
18-08-1999, 03:30 AM
This is like listing your top 20 favourite records or something,very difficult, and the list changes frequently.I've loved all the obvious players over the last 30 or so years,Wright,Lombardo,Rogers,Sansom,Hillaire,Taylo r (Peter,Colin AND Tony !) Harkouk-i could go on for a year probably,but my favourite ever has to be Peter Wall.I liked him because he fancied himself as the new Bekenbauer,he was very slow,but could read the game really well and never lost his cool,when all around were losing theirs.He had class at a time when Palace sides lacked it.He smoked like a chimney,and when he signed for Palace from Liverpool,he went in the Evening Standard and said that he wouldn't miss Liverpool as it was a "dirty smelly place"-Liverpools scouse hardman Tommy Smith must have read this, as he broke Walls leg with a pretty hard tackle in '72.Later on in his Palace career he played some really good games in midfield,just as the "team of the 80's" was starting to take shape.His passing was fantastic.He could have been remembered as a Palace great,but he never seemed that bothered somehow,which is a pity.It seemed as if he was more intent on keeping his immaculate hair in place than breaking into a sweat.
Houghton AKA 'Ron Dicko'
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18-08-1999, 03:56 PM
Three stand out during my lifetime
John Jacko Jackson- my idol when I was a kid
Jim Cannon - Mr Crystal Palace (handballed a last min goal against Mil*a*l)
King Kenny Sansom - pure class
18-08-1999, 07:30 PM
Bobby Woodruff - great finisher, lovely sideburns
21-08-1999, 01:41 AM
Vince Hilare for his referee twatting ability, and Henry Hughton for what he did to Gerry Ryan!
Mat ov CPFC
21-08-1999, 02:54 AM
In terms of loyalty to Palace it would have to be Jim Cannon who was Mr 100% for CPFC.
It terms of sheer class then it would have to be Kenny Sansom then Ian Wright and then ( light blue touch paper and stand back ) Andy Gray who was a class player who only had himself to blame for not being a world class act. A mate of mine saw him play recently for Millwall against Fulham and said that he still looked good.
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