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tony 1947
17-01-2015, 06:56 PM
Seeing Palace now playing at Southampton in the 4th Round on Jan 24 took me back to an also 4th round game played at The Dell. The game was played on January 30 1965. We won 2-1 and had a 26th second goal scored by Cliff Holton. It was the first decent cup run I can remember for we played Nottingham Forest and Leeds in the next rounds. I can remember queuing up for tickets for those games. Here is a report of the Southampton game masterminded as always by Dick Graham.

whitey52white@a
18-01-2015, 08:03 PM
Didn't get to the Dell for that one in 1965 but remember Notts Forest in the fifth round. Big crowd at Selhurst to see us play what was then a decent First Division team. Great 3-1 win, big queue for sixth round tickets against Leeds which took all morning to secure. Original date snowed off in March and we lost 0-3 in the rearranged mid week fixture. I can still see Jackie Charlton's neck stretching under the floodlights to head away everything we threw at them. 45,000 attendance. Let's hope for sixth round this year.....

Baffled Bob 2
18-01-2015, 08:17 PM
I was 10 days old!

Suffolkeagle
18-01-2015, 08:45 PM
I was 10 days old!

No excuse to miss a palace match ;)

alf
18-01-2015, 08:49 PM
I was 10 days old!

I was 10 years old and remember queing for tickets for both the Forest and Leeds games. Queues went all around the ground. Happy days:)

desperado
18-01-2015, 10:14 PM
I went to this with my dad as a young lad. He didn't want to go at first as it was the same day as Churchill's state funeral in London and he wanted to watch that

Don't remember much about the game apart from the Cliff Holton first minute goal in front of the Palace fans packed on the terrace behind that goal and the mayhem that broke out in celebration

hughff
18-01-2015, 10:25 PM
6 weeks before my birthday! I demand a repeat of the result!

big bad John
19-01-2015, 07:14 PM
I'm fairly sure we broke our attendance record in both those cup ties.

Newfie
19-01-2015, 07:27 PM
Snowy conditons. Some Palace players wore yellow gloves. No subs then. Stephenson (centre half) got injured and went to centre forward. Bobby Kellard (all 5ft. 4ins. of him). went to centre half. It worked!!






























!!!

dave_who_ru
19-01-2015, 07:33 PM
I'm fairly sure we broke our attendance record in both those cup ties.

Correct :p

Nottingham Forest 41,667

Leeds 45,384

dave_who_ru
19-01-2015, 07:41 PM
British Pathe coverage of the Leeds game. Ee by gum it was packed on those terraces and bloody cold that night.

http://www.britishpathe.com/video/into-the-semi-final-2-leeds-united/query/whitehouse

Chocky
19-01-2015, 07:42 PM
I was 10 days old!

Excuses excuses. Ok I was a bit older than you I was still one year old and I drove down there. Pissed.

Ruskin Old Boy
19-01-2015, 08:49 PM
Queued up for tickets for the Forest and Leeds matches.

The Forest match was special because no one expected anything other than a Forest win. Same for the Leeds match but the cup run came to an end. Hard to imagine how so many people could get into Selhurst Park. But this was a few years before the Burnley match (nice that they mentioned it - again - in their programme on Saturday).

KYLIE MINEAGLE
20-01-2015, 12:05 AM
Think that the Leeds game was the first big game I attended. Did not get to the Forest game can't remember why ,the mist of time and all that. The queue for the Leeds game was incredible never thought I would get a ticket. When I came out I saw a school mate wll down the line and thought he had no chance. But he did , must have shoe horned them in that game. Got right behind the goal at the Holmesdale in the hope Cliff would slot one , not to be. Leeds made their first Cup Final that year loosing to Liverpool who were without Stevie G that night. One wonders how they managed to win.

cliffo
20-01-2015, 09:42 AM
I went to the matching fixture 0n 30th Jan 1965. Remember it well because it was the day Winston Churchill was buried. We won that day 2-1. Holton scored early on and Smith scored the winner. Anyone else go that day. Next round we played a top Notts Forest side at home and won 3-0 in front of, what was then a record attendance of 41,000. Happy days.

whitey52white@a
20-01-2015, 11:02 AM
Great memories from Pathe News reel. Thanks for that post. Cold night on the Holmesdale but the 45000 crowd kept us warm squashed together. The record attendance did indeed remain for over 14 years until Burnley in May 1979.

whitey52white@a
20-01-2015, 11:04 AM
Also good to see Tony Millington in goal who won at least a couple of Welsh international caps. Seem to recall he filled in capably after Bill Glazier left and just before Jacko established himself as our number one keeper for many years.

big bad John
20-01-2015, 02:10 PM
. The record attendance did indeed remain for over 14 years until Burnley in May 1979.


No, it was broken twice in 69. 48,000 plus against Man Utd and over 49,000 v Chelsea.

Old Bill
20-01-2015, 04:33 PM
To be pedantic I think the score against Nottingham Forest was 3-1. Peter Burridge got the first. I can't remember who got the others (or who scored for Forest of course).

whitey52white@a
20-01-2015, 08:44 PM
I stand corrected. Should have known as I was in both of those crowds! The opening league game, 2-2 v Manure was epic. I seem to recall we just finished the old supporters' club building in the car park behind the old stand just in time for the season to start in Division 1.

N Herts Eagle
20-01-2015, 08:59 PM
No, it was broken twice in 69. 48,000 plus against Man Utd and over 49,000 v Chelsea. Am I right in thinking though it remains the record attendance for a Crystal Palace home cup tie....

Ruskin Old Boy
20-01-2015, 09:30 PM
Am I right in thinking though it remains the record attendance for a Crystal Palace home cup tie....

No, the same season there were 48,479 in attendance for the 5th round FA Cup tie .... against Chelsea. In the 4th round replay against Spurs 45,980 were there. Busy times for the turnstile operators :p

pete53
20-01-2015, 11:00 PM
We beat Bury in the 3rd round at Selhurst 5-1 in Jan 1965. During the game the recently deceased Brian Wood broke his leg. I didn't go to the Saints match but did go to the Forest and Leeds games, and, like others, remember queuing for tickets of a Sunday morning.

I recall us taking the lead against Forest and then them coming back to equalize. At that point I thought they would push on and win - I was obviously wrong.

The Leeds game was initially postponed due to the weather. When it was played we were eventually outclassed by them. Fair enough, they were on the verge of great things. Leeds did go on to be losing finalists and runners-up in the league.

N Herts Eagle
21-01-2015, 12:55 AM
No, the same season there were 48,479 in attendance for the 5th round FA Cup tie .... against Chelsea. In the 4th round replay against Spurs 45,980 were there. Busy times for the turnstile operators :p Thanks.....I did wonder if the Chelsea game was . I forgot about the Spurs replay. Just somewhere on Wiki its not saying that looking throught it there are other errors I think.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Crystal_Palace_F.C._records_and_statistics

KYLIE MINEAGLE
21-01-2015, 02:28 AM
just looking at that clip. Did we play in orange or yellow that night?