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Did anyone else see last Saturday night's programme on 75-76 season? I watched it in case they showed the cup run, and they actually showed all the goals from the Chelsea game plus very poor quality pictures of the Southampton goals in the semi. They also interviewed Peter Taylor and Malcolm Allison, including the Fiona Richmond "incident". Shame they didn't show us beating Leeds and Sunderland as well, though. Apparently, Big Mal was told not to take his fedora off in case it incited crowd trouble!
31-08-2000, 04:14 AM
The Palace goals were absolutely class. Good to see them again.
I dread to think what time that was shown though - about 2am or so?
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12.55am. I wonder if they'll show us holding Liverpool to a draw in the following season this Saturday? Doubt it.
31-08-2000, 04:26 AM
Has anybody got a picture of 'The Fiona Richmond Incident" /? I've grown up being told about it and never seen it!
31-08-2000, 11:40 AM
I've got a scrapbook somewhere of those "halcyon" days.
I'll look it out and scan the photo's in.
Wasn't it in Playboy or something?
I remember seeing the pictures in the Daily Mirror. Playboy was a bit beyond my comprehension as a 9 year old!
06-09-2000, 05:19 PM
Whats this Fiona Richmond incident, I've never heard anything about it. Can somebody Explain?. You have to bear in mind that is slightly before my time.
It's another wonderful Crystal Palace goal, Clive Tyldsley Palace 4-1 Wolves 1995!!!!
She was a porn star in the 70's, and one day there were pictures of her in the papers topless in the Palace communal bath with Big Mal (who was temporarily known as Bigger Mal) and some of the players. He said she had asked if she could get in, at which point apparently Terry Venables moved faster than he'd ever seen him.
07-09-2000, 05:17 PM
That's blinding cheers JJ.
Jim Cannon was one of those in the bath, I think Phil Holder was another. When Jimbo was interviewed by Eagle Eye years later he said that when the photo was taken there were at least three more players in the bath who'd ducked under the water to avoid being caught on camera.
Jim's quote was brilliant: 'She took off her robe and jumped in and I thought, well I ain't getting out!'
The We All Follow The Palace Book has a tasteful shot of Fiona in Palace kit astride a not too distressed Paul Hammond. We had a choice of others including a priceless shot of the entire team lining up boggle eyed up while she got her tits out – but we thought that the book might be seen by children so we didn't publish that one! There's no shortage of compromising pictures of the Fiona incident, which I think belong to the old Palace photographer Hy Money. She's got a brilliant collection of behind the scenes stuff.
Another Eagle Eye story… in the early days of the mag, a dog ran on the pitch in a match against Blackburn and we did loads of terrible pooch jokes of the 'he's a Rovers fan' variety… 'bring a tin of Pal to Palace' that sort of thing.
Brian Moore doing a rare commentary on us said: 'Who would bring a beautiful dog like that to a ground like this?' So we asked in the mag, what sort of dog would you bring to Palace?
We then received a letter and photo from a rather stunning lady clad only in a basque with a Dobermann! She claimed she was a devoted Palace fan… apparently she ran the strippagram agency that BBC kids presenter Michaela Strachan used to work for. I don't know who's got the photo now, but it was pretty 'dog eared' by the time it had been passed around the Eagle Eye team.
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14-09-2000, 01:57 PM
Surely any dog at Palace would have to be a bEagle wouldn't it ? Like the bit about (tin of) Pal to the Palace, with our shower it couldn't possibly be Winalot cound it ? Anyway, good post Tony, even better book. Anyone recall when Ronnie Corbett brought Ronnie Barker to Palace as part of the "Bring a Pal to the Palace" campaign ? What game was it ? Seem to recall it was a draw. They sat in the Directors of course, no slumming it on the open and freezing Holmesdale. Speaking of Hy Money (there's a joke in there but I'll leave it) I fondly remember her attending games glamm'd up to photo CP, and moving to the Palace attacking end each half - this ensured at least one half camped in front of the away fans with her arse facing them and at a somewhat comprimising angle. The "comments" were what you'd expect but she always gave them heeps back, blew kisses etc. Top lady....now if only she would publish the "behind the scenes" pix in a book she'd sell a million ! Didn't she feature in some kind of sexist complaint sometime at CP (as in not having access as a woman that some of the male press/photo corps enjoyed) ?
15-09-2000, 01:29 AM
Hy Money, Malcolm Allison, Fiona Richmond, Terry Venables (who at the time was writing the Hazel books). Quite a glamerous line-up (I have delibarately omitted Ronnie Corbett, but if you see his old two Ronnies shows from the late 70s he always wore the eagle on his jumper) for a third division side.
Why oh why did it all fade? Dear old Uncle Ron of course!
That Chelsea away game had me more scared than any other football violence I have ever seen. They seemed to beat/stab up every one in front of them then started working their way backwards!
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