View Full Version : Your all time favourite palace player
SIMON OF SELHURST
26-04-2000, 05:10 PM
Who is your all time favourite? Mine has to be the great Cliff Holton who joined us in 62/63 when we were in the **** at the bottom of the old division 3, he was an old-fashioned centre forward who had played for Arsenal, sadly he passed away four years ago.
26-04-2000, 05:17 PM
My all-time favourite was our very own Stevie Kember, but I also have a soft spot for Nige - Englands No. 1 keeper.
Sandy of Cornwall
26-04-2000, 05:34 PM
26-04-2000, 05:43 PM
I know he wasn't probably the greatest, but I always liked Eddie McGoldrick. Eddie, Eddie, Eddie - oh look he's skipped past two players and then fallen over.
26-04-2000, 06:26 PM
You could never fault the great Phil Barber simply for his commitment and workrate.
26-04-2000, 06:30 PM
Being a relative youngster, I'd have to chose between Ian Wright, Mark Bright and Nige, with Wrighty just coming out on top as my all time favourite.
26-04-2000, 08:19 PM
Jim Cannon.....but I am biased!!!! If not him then Wrighty easily.
26-04-2000, 08:31 PM
Has to be Jim Cannon with Kenny Sansom 2nd. I also liked Jerry Murphy...full of skill but a lazy sod
27-04-2000, 05:43 AM
sorry was that jerry murphy, or doogie freedman ??
27-04-2000, 12:56 PM
king Kenny Sansom
27-04-2000, 05:13 PM
I agree Kenny has to come a close second.....ahhhhh.....those were the days!!! Think I will go and dig out my old white shirt with the diagonal stripe!!
27-04-2000, 05:53 PM
1. J Cannon
2. K Sansom
3. I Wright
4. P Taylor
5. N Martyn
7. V Hilaire
8. A Gray
9. d Swindlehurst
10. C Coleman- until he left!!
27-04-2000, 05:59 PM
27-04-2000, 07:41 PM
Peter Taylor & Alan Whittle.
Mind I always will have a soft spot for Clive Allen.....
27-04-2000, 08:38 PM
ian wright wright wright.
28-04-2000, 12:56 AM
Peter Taylor - the reason I first went to watch Palace as those may have read in the "Why I'm an Eagle" threads.
Pure class and played for England whilst being a 3rd division player.
28-04-2000, 01:02 AM
Lombardo, Young, Martyn, Gordon
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28-04-2000, 01:04 AM
For sheer skill Don Rogers.
For effort John Craven.
For keeping us in the first (then) division
Sorry, it's an impossible task-too many heroes!
Al From Bromley
28-04-2000, 01:26 AM
Peter Taylor. If ever Steve Coppell left, the ideal replacement would be Taylor.
28-04-2000, 01:36 AM
(no I can't! this is an impossible task...)
28-04-2000, 05:14 AM
Martyn, Wright, Jansen, Rodger
(nah,naming one is just too hard)
28-04-2000, 05:17 AM
Sorry, I nearly forgot Woodman and Southgate (strange you may think but I used to train with them every week), Woodman is a top bloke.
interested in sydney.
28-04-2000, 11:18 AM
John Jackson for the way he kept us in the old division 1 for 4 seasons. Then Kenny Sansom and Wrighty.
28-04-2000, 12:40 PM
In no particular order: John Jackson, King Kenny, Jimbo, Chunky Taylor, Cliff Holton, Steve Kember and Vince Hilaire.
28-04-2000, 05:24 PM
Andy Gray - No 1 Rude Boy in South London.
Nigel Martyn Ð he has been the best keeper in the country for more than a decade. It's a disgrace that Seaman has been and still is preferred for England. Had Martyn played for Arsenal he would have 80 caps by now. There's no way Nigel would have been beaten on his near post so easily as Seaman was (twice) by Holland in that WC qualifier in 1994.
Vince Hilaire Ð a super talent who should have achieved so much more with his career. The prince of flair
Kevin Mabbutt Ð the early 1980s equivalent of the US cavalry, always riding to the rescue at the vital moment
Dave 'the Mod' Madden Ð classy, tough, spiteful where necessary (or indeed unnecessary) and the taker of great penalties. He made all the difference to the promotion run in of 1989 and in ten minutes at the end of the Cup Final replay managed to show what might have been had he played from the start instead of Supa Al. He completely embarrassed Bryan Robson with one moment of pure skill. Such a shame that, for whatever reason, he didn't become a big star for us.
Also Phil Barber Ð particularly in the later years he was often a target for some sections of the crowd, but he was a loyal servant to the club, a star of our rise from the despair of the dark ages to FA Cup glory and the great years in the old first division. He scored some great goals too. The archetypal unsung hero.
28-04-2000, 09:37 PM
This is impossible...
Harkouk - no wait,
Rogers - no wait,
Martyn - no wait,
Hilaire - no, wait
Wright - no, wait
Sansom - no, wait
Taylor (not Gareth, in case anyone was wondering)...
Just too many to choose from I'm afraid.
28-04-2000, 09:47 PM
Too many. In very recent years people I have really liked have been Rodger, Lombardo and Martyn.
28-04-2000, 09:49 PM
At the moment Fan, I think he has played well this season and it must have been so easy for him to leave when his mate went home. Disd we ever get the money for that?
29-04-2000, 07:00 AM
Attilio Lombardo, just ahead of Wrighty and countless others.
Anyone else with a soft spot for Gareth Davies?
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29-04-2000, 07:40 AM
Standing in the Arthur Wait in the late eighties singing Ian Wright, Ian Wright, Ian Wright, ooh aah. He was the best, gave his all, pre-season friendlies, the lot.
In recent history, Palace have also had a lot of unsung heroes who have made a real impact for one or two seasons - Paul Stewart, Iain Dowie, Kenny Brown etc. Loved them all.
Definite soft spot for Leif Anderson (we used to say we'd be better off with Pamela Anderson) cracking own goal vs. Charlton in the play-offs, definitely gave us our best laughs at Selhurst.
01-05-2000, 09:15 PM
Wrighty, Martyn, Lombardo and then Rodger. Geoff Thomas and Ninja are there somewhere as well!
I'd like in a few years to be able to add the name of Ashley Cole, but we have to buy him off the Arse first!
02-05-2000, 02:27 PM
Too difficult to name one:
Ability, dependability - Nigel Martyn
Skill, excitement - Ian Wright, Peter Taylor, Rachid Harkouk
Class - Lombardo
Goals, nice man - Mark Bright
But my first ever favourite was Gerry Queen
02-05-2000, 02:40 PM
You'll never beat the ninja!!!
04-05-2000, 04:55 AM
a brilliant player though a bit passed it when he came to palace
04-05-2000, 07:44 PM
couldn't name one player...would have to be a team!
Martyn, Gilbert, Cannon, Murphy, Lombardo, Bright, Wright, Taylor, Whittle, Kember, Rogers....loaded with forwards though!
04-05-2000, 09:43 PM
One of the people at work went to a dinner on saturday and was sat next to John Jackson's daughter. She's a huge Palace fan and apparently wouldn't shut up about the brilliant game against Blackburn.
Needless to say he (my colleague)is a Seaweed fan!
07-05-2000, 02:55 AM
Has to be Nigel Martyn.
I liked Kevin Mabbutt - one of the few bright spots of watching Palace in the early to mid 1980's.
09-05-2000, 06:41 AM
god this is difficult -
actually i'm lying, its f*cking easy:
the one and only palace god - the saddest thing was we only had a season and a half to admire him -
Ian Wright clearly the most skillful player seen in a Palace shirt.. although Lombardo runs a close second. Martyn, Cannon, Sansom, and Mark Bright
09-05-2000, 09:59 AM
09-05-2000, 11:46 AM
The King ....... Don Rogers.
(Never got his shorts dirty no matter
what the state of the pitch).
Followed by Peter Taylor, Jim Cannon
and Ian Evans.
09-05-2000, 08:19 PM
Has to be Vince Hilaire,class. followed closely by the foreign wonder Anton Atolowaski (spelling's clueless)
09-05-2000, 08:29 PM
09-05-2000, 08:43 PM
10-05-2000, 08:11 PM
Nigel Martyn - pure class, on and off the field.
Kevin Mabbutt - we relied so much on him and he always came up with goals and perfomances, even though he played through injury.
Supa Al - the original and still the best. How many class keepers did he score against that season?
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