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Neil the Eagle
05-10-1999, 09:32 PM
6-0 at home and away in the space of 5 months!
I was so spaced out by the away result that I asked this younger girl (oh put the ball away, chaps) out on the coach on the way home ... 12 years later on, I'm living with her.
05-10-1999, 09:34 PM
Sure I remember playing them off the park about 15 years ago (their park) and losing, was it 3-2 I forget. I think Higinbottom, Ketteridge days. So anycase didn't go up there the following year and we trounced them. My memory is very hazy didn't we do them 4-0 three times on the trot?
Most amusing recollection though was the famous "party" at Selhurst to celebrate their relegation. Wrighty scores an early goal and all hell breaks loose. All these mad Brummies on the pitch dressed as cowboys, vikings and the like. Seem to recall 2 nuns chasing 2 (real) coppers across the pitch. A couple of brave souls went down the front of the A.Waite enclosure and kicked a few heads as they jumped over the fence. Remember 3 or 4 really well dressed (well sort of Armani types - depends on your definition of well dressed) black guys sauntering around the touch line whilst all this mayhem was ensuing. They looked really innocent but wandered over to one of our stewards and dropped him with a single punch.
Lovely people Brummies.
05-10-1999, 09:44 PM
Yes but Neil have you shagged her yet?
Sorry, uncalled for.
I was abroad for THE fancy dress party game. Any more stories would be much appreciated.
Anyone else up at Brum when Ernie Wally was our 'new' Manager (caretaker). (When was this, 14 years ago?) Remember it as a cold, damp day, score possibly 0-0?, but clearly recall singing "we love you Ernie, we do, we love you Ernie, we do, we love you Ernie we do, oh, Ernie we love you", during and after the game.(Have I had a sad life?)
Not aware of any crowd trouble.
Neil the Eagle
06-10-1999, 02:36 AM
Sue says she thinks we might have done it once, but is not too sure http://cpfc.org/ubb/supergrin.gif
re: the "Fancy Dress" game - A good few years later the NOTW sunday pullout did a crimestoppers type - shop a hooligan feature. Starangley they featured a picture of this game with a "hooligan's" face ringed.
The shot featured a few of the Palace lads beating the crap out of Count Dracula in front of the Old Stand (where the poor bloke had run to for safety) - the only face shown clearly in the picture was the one ringed which was actually that of one of our red-blazered stewards who was trying to break up the fight!
There was a £200 reward for naming names, how I resisted the temptation to ring and report one of our senior stewards, who was a really nice bloke called Paul Bradley, as a top hooligan, is beyond me now!
06-10-1999, 03:04 AM
Paul Bradley....hmmm...Didn't he play Nigel in Eastenders http://cpfc.org/ubb/smile.gif
06-10-1999, 05:51 PM
That fancy Dress game.
They were jumping over the walls at the back of the terrace, causing the the packed terrace to overflow. I remember these three massive blokes from the old stand walking across the pitch (one had one of those yellow away shirts on),calmly, and a some guy wrapped in a st georges cross ran towards the m and was floored with one punch they then set about a few more "clowns"!
I still got the news clips of that game on video. Moira Stewart "The worsed of the trouble was at Crystal Palace"
06-10-1999, 05:58 PM
One of my mates got booted in the knackers by Noddy.
Oh and didn't part of a pantomine horse get carried away on a stretcher?Or was that Groucho Marx?
[This message has been edited by jonesy (edited 06 October 1999).]
06-10-1999, 06:12 PM
I spent that game standing on the Sainsburys by the First Aid hut with my bruv and mate hurling abuse at all the pirates etc who were casualties of that war. We thought we were well hard us 3 in the Sainsburys! until some Palace blokes told us that we were also taunting some of the Palace boys who had had a go back. It put us in our place and we shut up before cacking it thinking of our train journey back to Clapham Jct which was to be full of mental Brums dressed as Noddy.
06-10-1999, 07:02 PM
Oh yeah another memory is..At the opening game the other season in Brum I slumped against the wall at the back of that lower tier with a steward getting me water throughout the game. I missed almost the entire match as I was half dead and we lost one nil anyway. The red and blue plastic bowler hats in that heat did not help either. This was following a dozen of us going out on my failed stag do in brum the night before. I had a pig ugly stripper who looked like Rusty Lee and it took us ages to find a club (Oblivion) to finally let us in. 12 pi ssed Londoners donít go down well in Brum, especially when one is forced to take his clothes off by Rusty and show his Palace Pride to everyone. The last thing I remember about the night about some take away apposite Oblivion which only sold egg fast food. What the **** is that all about?
Dai the Swansea Eagle
06-10-1999, 09:50 PM
My memory of the fancy dress game is the huge anti climax given that if the results went our way we could have got automatic promotion that day. It seemed a carnival at first. I was right down the front of compound 2 with my younger brother. When they surged over the fences at the front of their compound I thought there was another Hillsborough happening (this being only weeks after that tragedy). They seemed intent on taking the Arthur Waite enclosure so there wasn't much fighting where we were. I remember some bloke dressed as Hitler goose stepping up and down the wall at the side of their enclosure as if he was directing it all and Margaret Thatcher climbed the floodlight pylon (before the fighting I think). the most sickening thing was seeing a Palace fan leaving a pre school age kid to run and join in. He didn't come back and the kid just stood there bawling its eyes out as the game restarted as people wandered what to do with it. The fighting seemed to stop when the Met Police's answer to Hattie Jacques marched across the pitch to sort out the brummies. Surreal end to a really surreal day. (I can remember bugger all about the bloody game though!!).
Mat ov CPFC
06-10-1999, 10:11 PM
The fancy dress game:
I have always felt a bit guilty about that match cos whilst driving to the game through Crystal Palace I had seen loads of them milling about the various pubs ( Stupid *******s thought the NSC was Selhurst which shows how many where real fans!) and being the brave individual I am I had dished out loads of abuse before being driving rapidly away so perhaps they where all looking for me when they invaded the pitch !
I was in the Whitehorse ( Sainsburys ) end and my best memory is watching streams of blokes crossing from the Old stand straight into the backs of the Brummie scum who where attacking the Arthur Waite.
At the playoff match at Swindon I got involved in a conversation with a Palace 'Hooligan' ( and he was a right herbert ! ) and one of the Police officers who acted as the Palace 'Spotter ' and both agreed that Palace where beginning to gain the upper hand just before the horses came onto the pitch. Got to admit it just looked like mayhem to me !
My main memories from the "riot" match are of having to win by 5 clear goals and hope that Man City lost away in order to finish 2nd and go straight up. The first pitch invasion started after Wrighty's first goal, and after a 20 minute delay we ended up 4-0 up at half time, Wright having scored a hat-trick. Midway through the 2nd half, the news filtered through that Man City had drawn 1-1, we were in the play-offs, Birmingham scored and nobody could care less about the rest of the game!
Just thought of another one. I think we'd gone quite a while unbeaten against Birmingham (home and away), and either in 88 or 89 away at St. Andrew's we won 1-0 with the mighty Alex Dyer scoring direct from a corner on the right side, the other end from where we were standing. We were wearing the all yellow kit, and was it me or were the terraces unreasonably steep at that end?!
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