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07-05-2000, 05:42 PM
As a new member of BBS, and a Palace fan now exiled many miles from Selhurst, I've been reading all the postings about Palace awaydays and have been getting nostalgic for all the eventful away trips.
Anybody got any memories of to share (amusing hospitalisations, angry fathers with shotguns etc)?
I'm particularly interested in hearing from anybody who remembers the infamous Calais 'tying the opposition goalie to his goalpost' incident. The media tarred Palace fans with the 'hooligans abroad' brush at the time - most unfair given that the then strike force (if the words 'strike' and 'force' could be applied to Tommy Langley) needed all the help they could get...
Neil the Eagle
09-05-2000, 03:38 AM
Hi Vic, welcome to the boards ... I wasn't at the Calais game myself, but heard from friends that were it was all a bit of nonsense which got blown out of all proportion by the referee due to the language barrier. The keeper actually thought it was good laugh and played along. So strange to see Calais in the French Cup final this year!
I did get caught up in the aftermath of this game however. We went to Italy in 1990 to see Palace play in a tournament in the Alps and Noades got highly shirty we he ran into our coach party in the main street. He accused us all of just being out there to cause trouble like we had in Calais!
09-05-2000, 03:33 PM
More Ron Noades classic PR
He accused us all of just being out there to cause trouble like we had in Calais!
Well there's a surprise!
Talking of eventful away trips, every Brighton day out was rather eventful - and I know we all sing it, but has anybody ACTUALLY run 'round there with their willy hanging out?
09-05-2000, 03:47 PM
Running around Brighton with your willy out is not a good idea Chocky, you would find yourself suddenly with a lot of male "friends". I've run round Exeter with my willy hanging out though, we stayed there after an away match at Plymouth in the 80's.
09-05-2000, 05:13 PM
There must've been someone else doing it then because I wasn't, and have never been, chased by men in uniforms after a bit of South London winkle!
10-05-2000, 04:04 AM
That's why I could never understand the song - who would run around gayboy land with their winkles hanging out. The only time I did that was after a game at Bournemouth when I ran across the park outside - I don't really know why, just seemed a good idea at the time as we had just won and everyone else seemed to be rucking with the police.
10-05-2000, 04:17 AM
I remember that game we won 3-2 it was a great day out and me and a mate of mine shagged some girls we met on the train home.
10-05-2000, 04:29 AM
If Little Al has ever consumed more than 5 pints in the vicinity of Brighton, I think it's safe to assume he's run round there with his willy hanging out.
10-05-2000, 04:56 AM
i do believe I recall the incident to which you were refeering Chocky. Is my memory playing havoc with me but weren't you chased by a number of the local constabulary for said act.
10-05-2000, 09:27 PM
I'm surprised they even saw it Chocky!
11-05-2000, 02:10 AM
Oh come on Kev, who else was running across that park with a wheelbarrow in front of them?
(Well alright then, the barrow was for my beers, not my tummy banana.)
13-05-2000, 12:43 AM
The Bournemouth game stands out as a great away day - but my fave was the year (suddenly gone from my mind) that we went to Maine Road and beat City 3-1, Eric Nixon sent off, only about 600 Palace amongst possibly the most angry crowd I have ever seen, but still giving it "large." Coaches smashed up and kept in the ground for ages. I lived in Beckenham at the time and that morning saw the Orient Express at Beckenham Junction, but no one got off to watch the band that played in welcome because of all the fans on the platform!
13-05-2000, 12:55 AM
I was at that Man.City game Jacko and seem to remember us having quite a large support up there as we were both going for promotion
paul of palace
13-05-2000, 01:44 AM
Gavin, that game was a couple of years later on a bank holiday when we drew 1-1. Probably The best support i have seen for palace away apart from villa park semi. Jacko,that game at Man City was when Brightt broke his arm or he was playing with one.I remember the few of us up there going mad just because their keeper was sent off, forgetting we had been given a penalty. I just remember getting the double decker buses back to the train station with everyone yelling the coronation street theme
paul of palace
13-05-2000, 01:49 AM
Sorry forgot to post in the last message about the Bournemouth game.Does anyone remember if their was a game of cricket going on when we all herded across it or was that before the game. All i remeber was going back the next year and thinking the IRA were in town. Old bill everywhere and even taking a video of everyone who went in the ground to see if they were the troublemakers from the year before.
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