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cpfc4evandeva
12-03-2015, 09:15 AM
What's been our biggest in one single game?

FA Cup semis/finals or play-off finals don't count in my eyes as they are held at a neutral ground... So I'm thinking Hillsborough?

orp pisshead1
12-03-2015, 09:18 AM
What's been our biggest in one single game?

FA Cup semis/finals or play-off finals don't count in my eyes as they are held at a neutral ground... So I'm thinking Hillsborough?

Am sure most is said to be orient away, Southend away in 93?/94 was huge following palace all over the ground.

IanH
12-03-2015, 09:18 AM
Man U in the League Cup under Freedman was 5,200 I think which just tops Sheffield Wednesday.

oddrod
12-03-2015, 09:24 AM
Sheff Weds was 5800 I thought?

lee_cpfc
12-03-2015, 09:37 AM
Wimbledon in the 90's

pallet
12-03-2015, 09:40 AM
Southend away was pretty mad, but its a small ground so I think it would have been 4k tops.
Hillsborough and Stockport were both massive.

the drexciyan
12-03-2015, 09:43 AM
Modern times was hillsborough, 5800 or therabouts.

Wonder if it will be topped if the spammers have a big away end at their new stadium?

ebyeeckeagle
12-03-2015, 09:54 AM
Wimbledon in the 90's

Oddly enough, we never took huge numbers 'away' to Wimbledon! If memory serves.

Crozzy71
12-03-2015, 09:56 AM
Wimbledon in the 90's

The last game at Plough Lane ?

A load of us went in their end behind the goal (we felt safe doing it!) and got chucked out after Wrighty completed his hatrick.

We were all led around the ground and ushered into the Palace end to a load of cheering and applause.

We did have a lot of the ground that day.

Sheffield Wed was big though.

ebyeeckeagle
12-03-2015, 10:02 AM
The last game at Plough Lane ?.....

I presumed by the '90s' he meant when they were temporarily ground sharing with us.

There were a lot of Palace at the last match there but as the capacity was only 10k, doubt we had more than half the ground.

the drexciyan
12-03-2015, 10:20 AM
Oddly enough, we never took huge numbers 'away' to Wimbledon! If memory serves.

True, or Charlton 'away'. We used to get a bit more than normal away fans but can't recall there being more than 5-6k of us at SP for an away fixture in that time.

The last game v Wimbledon in 2003 they closed most of the ground and only gave us the holmesdale lower.

billy_gilberts_hammer
12-03-2015, 10:26 AM
I am sure we had 1/2 of Loftus Road for the FA Cup quarter final in 1982. Big turnout that day.

billy_gilberts_hammer
12-03-2015, 10:27 AM
Huge following in the 1974 opening day of the season at the Goldstone as well.

knowlesyUCLA
12-03-2015, 10:27 AM
Stockport felt like we had at least half of the ground, if not more. I actually had a ticket for the home end but managed to blag my way into the away end.

the drexciyan
12-03-2015, 10:31 AM
The last game at Plough Lane ?

A load of us went in their end behind the goal (we felt safe doing it!) and got chucked out after Wrighty completed his hatrick.

We were all led around the ground and ushered into the Palace end to a load of cheering and applause.

We did have a lot of the ground that day.

Sheffield Wed was big though.

At their last game at SP in 2003 2 of us got into the 'home' end which was, pathetically for them, only half of the main stand, whilst we had the holmesdale lower. When we first scored, we went totally mental down the front and about 3 of them got the hump. When we scored again we repeated the trick but they got the stewards to kick us out. They didn't complain about being surrounded by barca and arsenal shirts though. Wimbledon tossers.

On track, I'd say we had about 3500-4000 there in the lower tier.

cpfcfly
12-03-2015, 10:37 AM
Modern times was hillsborough, 5800 or therabouts.

Wonder if it will be topped if the spammers have a big away end at their new stadium?

I was thinking more Milton Keynes if we ever got them in the cup.

I imagine we'd take a dozen thousand.

cantspell
12-03-2015, 10:48 AM
I am sure we had 1/2 of Loftus Road for the FA Cup quarter final in 1982. Big turnout that day.

Massive turnout and we had been crap for about 2 years at the time- noise in the bar before the game in the ground was probably the loudest I have experienced

bhcp
12-03-2015, 11:42 AM
Took 7k to spurs 03/04?

Ruskin Old Boy
12-03-2015, 12:02 PM
Chelsea in 1976 (the match against them, not the semi final).

SHIPEAGLE
12-03-2015, 12:05 PM
Chelsea in 1976 cup run

SHIPEAGLE
12-03-2015, 12:05 PM
Ruskin you beat me to that

Ruskin Old Boy
12-03-2015, 12:10 PM
Ruskin you beat me to that

Wonder how many we took that day, 8, 9, 10 thousand?

Dorking .Eagle
12-03-2015, 12:16 PM
QPR away first game back in the top flight 1989 was another biggie - had the seats upstairs, the terrace below, and terrace along the side of the pitch as well.

I reckon if we ever got MK Dons away in the FA Cup, say the 5th round, played on a Saturday, we'd take 6k easily (and they give you as many tickets as you want)

GDP
12-03-2015, 12:18 PM
I think 7,000 was the unofficial turnout at Roots Hall in '94, according to the papers the next day. Brilliant night!

Andrew Aitchison
12-03-2015, 12:31 PM
We took 8 - 9k to Arsenal a couple of times in '89 to '93. The Tottenham cup game in 87 was another big turnout.

Orient in '79 was maybe 15k. I wasn't at the Chelsea cup game in 76 but that is generally said to be about 15k too.

old git
12-03-2015, 01:02 PM
Orient in the 1978-9 promotion season.

EastBerksEagle
12-03-2015, 01:05 PM
I presumed by the '90s' he meant when they were temporarily ground sharing with us.

There were a lot of Palace at the last match there but as the capacity was only 10k, doubt we had more than half the ground.

Got a bit tasty in the pub opposite the ground after the game;)

grays_eagle
12-03-2015, 01:11 PM
The Tottenham cup game in 1987 is an interesting one. According to a website (http://www.11v11.com/matches/tottenham-hotspur-v-crystal-palace-31-january-1987-215760/) there were 29,603 in the ground, with us being packed into the corner of Park Lane (South Stand), which was single tier in those days. It felt like we had at least 3,000 there at the time, which might not sound very much, but that the same website (http://www.11v11.com/matches/crystal-palace-v-barnsley-24-january-1987-122402/) has us only getting 6,011 for a home defeat to Barnsley the previous Saturday, it would mean that about half our normal attendance went to an away game!

New LP
12-03-2015, 01:36 PM
Liverpool for the League Cup semi (0-5) was about 6000.

dave_who_ru
12-03-2015, 01:38 PM
I think 7,000 was the unofficial turnout at Roots Hall in '94, according to the papers the next day. Brilliant night!

I must admit that figure surprises me. I'm not sure what the official attendance was but I don't think the ground held more than 11k at the time. Also we were allocated the narrow South Bank terrace which only held 1500.

That seems a lot of Palace elsewhere around the ground. Maybe my memory is fading but I only recall our fans in the stand to the right of the South Bank.

burgess hill 84
12-03-2015, 01:43 PM
Forest away Simod cup semi 1989.

liberal clubber
12-03-2015, 01:52 PM
surely stamford bridge 76 cup game. that away end was massive
no chance hillsboro as it was all seated one stand

GDP
12-03-2015, 02:00 PM
I must admit that figure surprises me. I'm not sure what the official attendance was but I don't think the ground held more than 11k at the time. Also we were allocated the narrow South Bank terrace which only held 1500.

That seems a lot of Palace elsewhere around the ground. Maybe my memory is fading but I only recall our fans in the stand to the right of the South Bank.

Dave didn't we have two and a half sides of the ground that night? Long time ago mind!

I was still at school at the time and I remember doing my paper round the next morning whilst nursing a nasty hangover and vowing never to drink again... But i'm sure that was the figure reported in a couple of papers.

Norman Nigel
12-03-2015, 02:25 PM
I was thinking more Milton Keynes if we ever got them in the cup.

I imagine we'd take a dozen thousand.

Of course we would.:rolleyes:

liberal clubber
12-03-2015, 02:28 PM
Im puzzled about MK as well. I know its a new ground but miles away, plastic and unglamorous.
All back to Bert's head's house afterwards...

Norman Nigel
12-03-2015, 02:28 PM
We took 8 - 9k to Arsenal a couple of times in '89 to '93.

Rubbish

nellis
12-03-2015, 02:42 PM
What was this Southend game all about? Why so popular?

Dorking .Eagle
12-03-2015, 02:49 PM
We were top of the league (by some distance) and on course to win the title. The game was a midweek from memory late March (?) and a nice day and it seemed half our average home gate had gone to Southend for the day!!! (pretty sure it was pay on the gate, as when I got there the queue for the terrace turnstiles was enormous, and I wondered if I'd even get in. Must have been easily 5k Palace there.

The same season there was a boxing day lock out at Oxford, the terraces and stands were absolutely rammed (it was a funny little ground) and people were up trees overlooking the ground to watch from there. Loads were turned away as it was full to bursting and they shut the gates.

ian king
12-03-2015, 04:58 PM
I think 7,000 was the unofficial turnout at Roots Hall in '94, according to the papers the next day. Brilliant night!

Wednesday 6th April. Almost 9,800 there.

dave_who_ru
12-03-2015, 05:42 PM
Definitely pay on the gate. Also part of a run of 6 wins on the trot. I think part of the problem from what I can recall is that the front part of that small terrace was a couple of feet below the pitch level so a very poor view.

orp pisshead1
12-03-2015, 07:18 PM
I am sure we had 1/2 of Loftus Road for the FA Cup quarter final in 1982. Big turnout that day.

Shit how could i forget that:D, yep huge following that day well north of 6k .
My first ever away game too involved a large palace following local game admittedly highbury in 79 1-1 loads and loads of Palace in clock end. We was in middle section with my dad's mate who warned us not to celebrate as he thought we was in the arsenal section , we score and my mate and me go mental as does everyone else.

orp pisshead1
12-03-2015, 07:20 PM
I think 7,000 was the unofficial turnout at Roots Hall in '94, according to the papers the next day. Brilliant night!

Our following 7k? Wouldn't surprise me

orp pisshead1
12-03-2015, 07:23 PM
The Tottenham cup game in 1987 is an interesting one. According to a website (http://www.11v11.com/matches/tottenham-hotspur-v-crystal-palace-31-january-1987-215760/) there were 29,603 in the ground, with us being packed into the corner of Park Lane (South Stand), which was single tier in those days. It felt like we had at least 3,000 there at the time, which might not sound very much, but that the same website (http://www.11v11.com/matches/crystal-palace-v-barnsley-24-january-1987-122402/) has us only getting 6,011 for a home defeat to Barnsley the previous Saturday, it would mean that about half our normal attendance went to an away game!

No way was it only 3k, if that's the game where we had stoke away soon after there was a big police presence waiting for us at stoke as they'd heard we'd taken 10k to spurs week or 2 before. Don't think we took that many but easily 5k.

orp pisshead1
12-03-2015, 07:24 PM
I must admit that figure surprises me. I'm not sure what the official attendance was but I don't think the ground held more than 11k at the time. Also we were allocated the narrow South Bank terrace which only held 1500.

That seems a lot of Palace elsewhere around the ground. Maybe my memory is fading but I only recall our fans in the stand to the right of the South Bank.

No loads of Palace to left as well in that covered terrace stand.

Big Gav
12-03-2015, 07:25 PM
Loads were turned away as it was full to bursting and they shut the gates.

I know I was one of them :( Left the pub too late

bourne man
12-03-2015, 08:22 PM
I am sure we had 1/2 of Loftus Road for the FA Cup quarter final in 1982. Big turnout that day.

Was that after we beat Orient away in the previous round. Burridge was in goal for QPR and it all kicked off inside and outside the ground
Was certainly a fair few there that afternoon

burgess hill 84
12-03-2015, 09:00 PM
Was that after we beat Orient away in the previous round. Burridge was in goal for QPR and it all kicked off inside and outside the ground
Was certainly a fair few there that afternoon

No that was the league game early in September, same season 81/82. The wilton went in the loft,and got took out and put in our end. We lost 1-0 and they missed a penalty.Hucker was in goal for the cup game.

Wycombe Eagle#2
12-03-2015, 09:11 PM
What was this Southend game all about? Why so popular?

Nearing the end of the season and going for the title. Big away followings every game that season. Notably Southend, Forest and Oxford and although not as big due to allocation but sell outs were Watford, Portsmouth and I remember Stoke being absolutely mobbed. For league games though that I can remember it's gotta be Sheffield Wednesday and Stockport, both final game survivals.

Baron Greenback
12-03-2015, 09:50 PM
Nearing the end of the season and going for the title. Big away followings every game that season. Notably Southend, Forest and Oxford and although not as big due to allocation but sell outs were Watford, Portsmouth and I remember Stoke being absolutely mobbed. For league games though that I can remember it's gotta be Sheffield Wednesday and Stockport, both final game survivals.

We also to loads to Peterborough for a midweek game a month or so before Southend. Drew 1-1 but was a brilliant atmosphere that night.

delboy01
12-03-2015, 09:54 PM
Southend away in 74. Their average gate was 5500. There were 17,500 there that Friday night with the away section, a large open terrace area (south bank) absolutely rammed! I was in the southend seats and one of the regulars said jesus look at the number of palace here, there must be 10,000 at least.

We won 1-0 and when we scored palace were celebrating in every stand.

The following year we took less and ran out 2-1 winners.

Southend decided to have a pop and someone got hit with a brick when he fronted them on his own! (I may be wrong but I think it was tufty).

bestperch
12-03-2015, 09:55 PM
Remember coming out of the pub at Southend about half seven and there was a huge queue for the away end. Feared another lockout like at Oxford and walked straight down the home end. Palace all around the ground. Peterborough away was a similar turn out for a midweek game a few weeks before. Seems crazy now that these games weren't all ticket. Crazy but great times!

ExiledStirling
12-03-2015, 10:02 PM
Remember a game against Fulham in the seventies where we seemed to have 3/4 of Craven Cottage.

BERT'S HEAD
12-03-2015, 10:05 PM
Heard we took loads to Norwich when they relegated us in the early 70s.

Tom's Old Man
12-03-2015, 10:08 PM
Orient 1979. Comfortably outnumbered home support, attendance was nearly 20k.

FourtyTwo
12-03-2015, 10:10 PM
The Southend game I'm sure we were officially allocated 2 1/2 sides of the ground, with more in the other bit as well!

bhcp
12-03-2015, 10:55 PM
The Southend game I'm sure we were officially allocated 2 1/2 sides of the ground, with more in the other bit as well!

I remember the terrace behind the goal. Also a section of terrace as you looked to the left. I was in the seats to the right, think we had most of that stand.

herts_palace
12-03-2015, 11:23 PM
The same season there was a boxing day lock out at Oxford, the terraces and stands were absolutely rammed (it was a funny little ground) and people were up trees overlooking the ground to watch from there. Loads were turned away as it was full to bursting and they shut the gates.
Yep I was one of those who couldn't get in to that one.

lee_cpfc
12-03-2015, 11:59 PM
Weird how no one representing cpfc2010 ever posts on threads like this isn't it

Sodermalm
13-03-2015, 12:02 AM
Weird how no one representing cpfc2010 ever posts on threads like this isn't it

Only weird for people like you

Santos-er
13-03-2015, 12:05 AM
We had some great days out that season. Southend, Oxford, Portsmouth, West Brom and Middlesbrough stick in the memory.

Sodermalm
13-03-2015, 12:17 AM
I was at Southend but can't believe the numbers people are talking about in a stadium that size.

N Herts Eagle
13-03-2015, 12:37 AM
Southend away in 74. Their average gate was 5500. There were 17,500 there that Friday night with the away section, a large open terrace area (south bank) absolutely rammed! I was in the southend seats and one of the regulars said jesus look at the number of palace here, there must be 10,000 at least.

We won 1-0 and when we scored palace were celebrating in every stand.

The following year we took less and ran out 2-1 winners.

Southend decided to have a pop and someone got hit with a brick when he fronted them on his own! (I may be wrong but I think it was tufty). I was in one of the Southend stands in 74 Friday night and it was packed great night, on the way up we learnt Don Rogers had gone to QPR and we had signed Venables and Evans. Peter Taylor returned to Roots Hall that night played so well the fans around us were saying how much he had improved.
Coming home by train far more of an adventure a few fights and chases between carriages between some of the locals and some Palace fans first part of the journey. The 90's game was packed but not as many as that night in 74.

big bad John
13-03-2015, 12:42 AM
Heard we took loads to Norwich when they relegated us in the early 70s.

I was at that match and considering how important it was, our support was fairly dismal. 2,000 at the very most and every one spread all over the ground. Carrow Road was packed with 37,000 that night and it was just a matter of trying to get in and find a spot. Can't remember any singing from Palace, but was very impressed by the atmosphere Norwich created that night.
At Brighton in 75 we must have had at least 11,000 and about the same at Stamford Bridge in the cup in 76. Still hard to believe that the Chelsea game wasn't all-ticket.

WLYWLYAWYPWF
13-03-2015, 02:07 AM
Man U in the League Cup under Freedman was 5,200 I think which just tops Sheffield Wednesday.

I recall we took 6k there in late 90 when we were both unbeaten in the league after the FA Cup final, but maybe I've got that wrong. We had the whole bottom tier terrace behind the goal. Unfortunately got done 0-2. That must be one of our biggest away followings distance wise.

ozzieEagle
13-03-2015, 04:14 AM
Brighton 75 as far as I'm concerned.... at least 10K... and thats for a 3rd division game.


Great thing was Palace owned that division for the next couple of years. We had a glimpse of what it was like to be a Man U (spit).....

Special mention to the Mansfield away game, where we took 4 train loads... must have been 4K at that one. Was a cheap trip as a consolation for the trains arriving late at the FA cup Sunderland tie.

BTW The constant big away games pre 74 were Ipswich and Coventry.

burgess hill 84
13-03-2015, 08:49 PM
Fulham 79, 0-0 draw, we packed the whole end if I remember.

Martinsleftpeg
13-03-2015, 09:38 PM
At the opposite end of this what about low levels of support away in the first season up in div 1 we played Everton away as first away game and I am sure we had no more than 300 there which is incomparable to what we take away now. Also home crowds were far higher averaging about 30k so we took 1 % of our support whereas we now take up to 15 %. Strange but a reflection of society and ease of travel now I guess even though I am sure proportionately it costs a lot more now than 40 odd years ago .

N
13-03-2015, 09:46 PM
9k away to man Utd.early90's.

orpingtoneagle
13-03-2015, 09:53 PM
Huge following in the 1974 opening day of the season at the Goldstone as well.

Yes massive

orpingtoneagle
13-03-2015, 10:01 PM
Remember a game against Fulham in the seventies where we seemed to have 3/4 of Craven Cottage.

It was an easter bank holiday and we won 3-2...I was in the Fulham (hammersmith) end and so were loads of other palace

King William
13-03-2015, 10:05 PM
9k away to man Utd.early90's.

What game?

N
13-03-2015, 11:42 PM
What game?

Could be 89.

Pikie Punisher
13-03-2015, 11:53 PM
I think 7,000 was the unofficial turnout at Roots Hall in '94, according to the papers the next day. Brilliant night!

I've seen footage of that night, I'm not sure if it was a link in one of the threads in this forum? Anyone know?

Typical Palace
14-03-2015, 12:32 AM
That 87 Spurs FA Cup game was uncomfortably packed. Was a huge following considering the home crowds

big bad John
14-03-2015, 01:55 AM
At the opposite end of this what about low levels of support away in the first season up in div 1 we played Everton away as first away game and I am sure we had no more than 300 there which is incomparable to what we take away now. Also home crowds were far higher averaging about 30k so we took 1 % of our support whereas we now take up to 15 %. Strange but a reflection of society and ease of travel now I guess even though I am sure proportionately it costs a lot more now than 40 odd years ago .


Plus back in the good old days, when people supposedly left their back doors open, their was a very good chance of getting your head kicked in if you ventured north of Norbury Hill.

Crozzy71
14-03-2015, 10:48 AM
Shit how could i forget that:D, yep huge following that day well north of 6k .
My first ever away game too involved a large palace following local game admittedly highbury in 79 1-1 loads and loads of Palace in clock end. We was in middle section with my dad's mate who warned us not to celebrate as he thought we was in the arsenal section , we score and my mate and me go mental as does everyone else.

My mate was the one who went onto the pitch and kicked John Burridge into his goalmouth.

Pikie Punisher
14-03-2015, 06:30 PM
Remember a game against Fulham in the seventies where we seemed to have 3/4 of Craven Cottage.

Yes, April 1974, we beat them 3-1 at CC, we were kids then, got there a little late and went in the home end with other Palace, huge following as far as I can remember looking at the away end. Remember buses stopping near Putney Bridge with Palace pouring out of them. We lost to them 2-0 in the home game just 4 days later, very weird fixtures then :confused:

tasty_snacks
15-03-2015, 03:47 PM
Highfield Road in 2004 is probably the biggest in recent years? Imagine around 5000 official tickets, but there were thousands more in the Coventry ends.

Nth Kent Eagle
15-03-2015, 05:54 PM
I went to the February 76 Friday night game at Southend and there were plenty of Palace but not in the multi thousands like the year before. Aldershot at Christmas 75 was the away game where Palace fans made up the biggest % of the crowd that I have seen.

norwood58
15-03-2015, 07:43 PM
Yeah remember the Aldershot game there was a football special from Norwood junction direct to Aldershot, we chased a few Aldershot fans from the covered end behind one goal into the side enclosure, seemed like thousands of Palace there, also recall the other end had nothing but a net to stop the ball going out of the ground and a row of trees. I think we won 1-0 ?

cantspell
15-03-2015, 07:51 PM
My mate was the one who went onto the pitch and kicked John Burridge into his goalmouth.

I really shouldn't life Crozzy but I have and did at the time

Worksop Palace
15-03-2015, 07:59 PM
All I know is hillsborough was epic.

Was in the boozer with my hull supporting mate yesterday and we got talking about the run in this season and how nervous he is. I took him to hillsborough and he still talks about it now as the best game he has ever been to for sheer atmosphere and exiliration. And he was neutral although wanting palace to win obviously

Staines Eagle
15-03-2015, 08:01 PM
Yeah remember the Aldershot game there was a football special from Norwood junction direct to Aldershot, we chased a few Aldershot fans from the covered end behind one goal into the side enclosure, seemed like thousands of Palace there, also recall the other end had nothing but a net to stop the ball going out of the ground and a row of trees. I think we won 1-0 ?

Lost 0-1

Sodermalm
15-03-2015, 08:21 PM
Highfield Road in 2004 is probably the biggest in recent years? Imagine around 5000 official tickets, but there were thousands more in the Coventry ends.

I was in the Coventry section at the side of the pitch, would guess no more than 500 max in home areas.

Pikie Punisher
15-03-2015, 08:22 PM
Yeah remember the Aldershot game there was a football special from Norwood junction direct to Aldershot, we chased a few Aldershot fans from the covered end behind one goal into the side enclosure, seemed like thousands of Palace there, also recall the other end had nothing but a net to stop the ball going out of the ground and a row of trees. I think we won 1-0 ?

Yeah, was like a home game, remember very weird looking Aldershot fans, resembling Gollum out of Lord of the Rings throwing worm casts at our coach :confused: Three sided ground and we unfortunately lost 0-1.

norwood58
15-03-2015, 08:34 PM
Yeah, was like a home game, remember very weird looking Aldershot fans, resembling Gollum out of Lord of the Rings throwing worm casts at our coach :confused: Three sided ground and we unfortunately lost 0-1.

There you go remember the friggin trees but not the correct score !! :)

Pikie Punisher
15-03-2015, 08:41 PM
There you go remember the friggin trees but not the correct score !! :)

Remember the trees too :p . You get some weird memories at away games, that same game our coach stopped at a pub and as it pulled in there was a donkey in a field :moo: and some bloke suddenly said something like, "look at that donkey, shove a brick up it's arse" :confused::confused: Me and a mate never ever forgot that!

Pikie Punisher
15-03-2015, 08:58 PM
Southend away in 74. Their average gate was 5500. There were 17,500 there that Friday night with the away section, a large open terrace area (south bank) absolutely rammed! I was in the southend seats and one of the regulars said jesus look at the number of palace here, there must be 10,000 at least.

We won 1-0 and when we scored palace were celebrating in every stand.

The following year we took less and ran out 2-1 winners.

Southend decided to have a pop and someone got hit with a brick when he fronted them on his own! (I may be wrong but I think it was tufty).

The Southend game where we won 2-1 was on a Friday night too, Feb 76. It was a bit more sparse on the terraces then because we'd played down at Brighton just 3 days earlier (smoke bomb game, lost 0-2) and was in the middle of our great FA Cup run that season. I remember you could get round different areas in the ground then and some Southend came round, threw a few bottles and got chased off.

delboy01
15-03-2015, 09:05 PM
I was in one of the Southend stands in 74 Friday night and it was packed great night, on the way up we learnt Don Rogers had gone to QPR and we had signed Venables and Evans. Peter Taylor returned to Roots Hall that night played so well the fans around us were saying how much he had improved.
Coming home by train far more of an adventure a few fights and chases between carriages between some of the locals and some Palace fans first part of the journey. The 90's game was packed but not as many as that night in 74.

My first experience of trouble as a 16 yo. I was with some southend mates and some other 'bigger boys' lol. Decided to have a pop at me when my mates let on I was palace. They left me to it!!!! There were 5 of them and 3 palace fans came to my rescue. :p

Maiden Eagle
15-03-2015, 09:23 PM
Orient 1979. Comfortably outnumbered home support, attendance was nearly 20k.

That's the one I remember - When Swindlehurst scored it seemed like 3/4 of the crowd were on their feet ! Yep, I think the gate was around 20k, when the O's average gate was about 5k.

Also recall the Aldershot game at the Recreation Ground (?) just after Xmas 75. We way outnumbered the home support and I stood at the 'open' end with the Dad. We went a goal down after about 2 mins and then we totally dominated the rest of the game but their keeper had an absolute blinder and we lost 1-0 - I should have guessed then, we were going to blow promotion !

salad fan club
15-03-2015, 11:06 PM
Highfield Road in 2004 is probably the biggest in recent years? Imagine around 5000 official tickets, but there were thousands more in the Coventry ends.


I was in with the Coventry but I don't think it was thousands

Uncle Neal
16-03-2015, 06:58 PM
The Southend game when we won promotion with Armstrong had around 8,000 of us there.

We were guests of a Southend director who said it was the biggest gate since they had played Chelsea a few years before and that was his estimate.

He "suggested" the official gate may not have been 100% accurate!

FourtyTwo
16-03-2015, 07:11 PM
How many travelled to Boro the day we won the title?

old git
16-03-2015, 07:15 PM
How many travelled to Boro the day we won the title?

About 2k.

Palace Dan
16-03-2015, 07:17 PM
How many travelled to Boro the day we won the title?

Good day out that one. However even though I do not follow or understand F1 the weekend was overshadowed by Ratzenberger and Senna.

delboy01
16-03-2015, 08:05 PM
Southend away in 74. Their average gate was 5500. There were 17,500 there that Friday night with the away section, a large open terrace area (south bank) absolutely rammed! I was in the southend seats and one of the regulars said jesus look at the number of palace here, there must be 10,000 at least.

We won 1-0 and when we scored palace were celebrating in every stand.

The following year we took less and ran out 2-1 winners.

Southend decided to have a pop and someone got hit with a brick when he fronted them on his own! (I may be wrong but I think it was tufty).

Just checked and the south bank held 15,000. I would say there were at least 10,000 there that night!

ozzieEagle
16-03-2015, 09:03 PM
Another obvious one that hasnt been mentioned because the fans turn invisible and meld in are the regular 5k Plus, that Palace take to Millwall and throw their voices like ventriliquists to get the Eagles chant happening. Probably one of the strangest co existences in football Palace and Millwall...bit like the cousin they reluctantly put up with.

moverman
16-03-2015, 09:16 PM
Another obvious one that hasnt been mentioned because the fans turn invisible and meld in are the regular 5k Plus, that Palace take to Millwall and throw their voices like ventriliquists to get the Eagles chant happening. Probably one of the strangest co existences in football Palace and Millwall...bit like the cousin they reluctantly put up with.


Sorry ozzie, I've never seen 5 thousand palace at Millwall, my first game over there was 74, most we had was the 4-1 win in 96, about 4,000..

the elusive k
16-03-2015, 09:29 PM
Away to Q.P.R. last game of the 91-92 season, famous for being Neil Sullivan's only appearance in goal for us. The small terrace was absolutely heaving to the point of being decidedly uncomfortable, I guess we had the seats upstairs and I think we had half the seats in the stand opposite the dugouts too. I remember it cost something like 7 to get in but if you gave the turnstile operator a tenner he let two people through on one "click" of the turnstile. Everyone invaded the pitch at the end.
Official attendance was 14,000 but there was actually considerably more there than that and Palace easily accounted for at least half the people in the ground.

RUSSELL
16-03-2015, 09:35 PM
Away to Q.P.R. last game of the 91-92 season, famous for being Neil Sullivan's only appearance in goal for us. The small terrace was absolutely heaving to the point of being decidedly uncomfortable, I guess we had the seats upstairs and I think we had half the seats in the stand opposite the dugouts too. I remember it cost something like 7 to get in but if you gave the turnstile operator a tenner he let two people through on one "click" of the turnstile. Everyone invaded the pitch at the end.
Official attendance was 14,000 but there was actually considerably more there than that and Palace easily accounted for at least half the people in the ground.

The infamous police helmet day.... All went off on the pitch after.

Lord Flange
16-03-2015, 09:52 PM
Away to Q.P.R. last game of the 91-92 season, famous for being Neil Sullivan's only appearance in goal for us. The small terrace was absolutely heaving to the point of being decidedly uncomfortable, I guess we had the seats upstairs and I think we had half the seats in the stand opposite the dugouts too. I remember it cost something like 7 to get in but if you gave the turnstile operator a tenner he let two people through on one "click" of the turnstile. Everyone invaded the pitch at the end.
Official attendance was 14,000 but there was actually considerably more there than that and Palace easily accounted for at least half the people in the ground.

Wasn't that packed, certainly nowhere near pre-Taylor levels. Remember being at the back with the more vocal element and there was plenty of room. Was rather hot though. A police officer asked us to stop surging and IIRC was squashed along with another officer as a result of a football being belted around pre match. :lux:

Granada allover
16-03-2015, 10:08 PM
Orient 1979. Comfortably outnumbered home support, attendance was nearly 20k.

This.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9QQh8vA6oU

bestperch
16-03-2015, 10:12 PM
Away to Q.P.R. last game of the 91-92 season, famous for being Neil Sullivan's only appearance in goal for us. The small terrace was absolutely heaving to the point of being decidedly uncomfortable, I guess we had the seats upstairs and I think we had half the seats in the stand opposite the dugouts too. I remember it cost something like 7 to get in but if you gave the turnstile operator a tenner he let two people through on one "click" of the turnstile. Everyone invaded the pitch at the end.
Official attendance was 14,000 but there was actually considerably more there than that and Palace easily accounted for at least half the people in the ground.

Don't remember it being that packed for the last game of 91-92.We did have a lot there in August 89-90,think it was the first game of the season.

salad fan club
16-03-2015, 11:41 PM
Sorry ozzie, I've never seen 5 thousand palace at Millwall, my first game over there was 74, most we had was the 4-1 win in 96, about 4,000..


There used to be a lot at the old den who were quietly in the millwall sections
This was because millwall would often be in the away end

I went in with millwall a few times it was safer , I would see other Palace fans
In there but hard to say how many

ozzieEagle
17-03-2015, 02:25 AM
Sorry ozzie, I've never seen 5 thousand palace at Millwall, my first game over there was 74, most we had was the 4-1 win in 96, about 4,000..

Plenty at games in the 70's you never saw them really, except for the lack of movement when Millwall scored. Or the dull cheer from right around the ground when Palace scored. I'd say 5K was a conservative number actually.

Tis hard to quantify because most were very much icognito. I seem to recall a quite loud yet subdued chant of Eagles right around the ground started by people in the seating area at one game in particular. Probably the season we had 35K in the 3rd division at Selhurst. Another way of checking would be average gate for the season v their home Palace games.

Could always do a survey on these boards on what percentage of the BBS have been to the old den.


I'll pinpoint these seasons for two of the 5K's there....

http://www.millwall-history.org.uk/Millwall-Stats75-76.htm

http://www.millwall-history.org.uk/Millwall-Stats73-74.htm


Here is probably another well past 5k Attendance... Although I didn't go to this one personally....Twas one of my first home games though and it was full on.

http://www.millwall-history.org.uk/Millwall-Stats68-69.htm

hdeagle
17-03-2015, 07:05 AM
Brighton away at the Gallstone Ground Palace had the whole West Terrace in a crowd of 33,000.

Many travelled down on the Friday night and slept on the beach.

Serious aggro that weekend even just outside the ground.

Wimbledon away at Selhurst Park had a massive Palace away following and very few Wimbledon in the ground.

Wrexham away when we won 4-2 was the most amazing away game that I have ever been to with two very late goals sealing one of the most vital wins in our history after we had been pegged back to 2-2, there was a huge Palace turnout going mental at the final whistle and I got suspended from school for being at the Racecourse Ground instead of sitting my english exam and I have never regretted choosing Palace over school.

Mr Bo Jangles
17-03-2015, 07:58 AM
Same memories as me. Would have gone for the Brighton games as biggest away following, although Orient would run it close and that Wrexham game is certainly up there in my top 3 or 4 top away trips ever.

casinocolin
17-03-2015, 09:26 AM
Same memories as me. Would have gone for the Brighton games as biggest away following, although Orient would run it close and that Wrexham game is certainly up there in my top 3 or 4 top away trips ever.

Agree,

My top 6 away trips 1. Leeds FA Cup Semi final run 2. Wrexham 3rd div promotion season. 3. Orient 2nd division championship season 4. Chelsea FA Cup Semi final run. 5. Sunderland FA Cup Semi final run. 6. Mansfield 3rd division semi final season. Great times.

burgess hill 84
17-03-2015, 11:40 AM
Charlton and fulham away 1978/79 title winning season we took bundles.

ozzieEagle
17-03-2015, 11:42 AM
Agree,

My top 6 away trips 1. Leeds FA Cup Semi final run 2. Wrexham 3rd div promotion season. 3. Orient 2nd division championship season 4. Chelsea FA Cup Semi final run. 5. Sunderland FA Cup Semi final run. 6. Mansfield 3rd division semi final season. Great times.

I was at all of these as well...

Total agreement, except I reckon there is room for that Cardiff away game and Brighton away games in amongst this lot somewhere.

NYEagle
17-03-2015, 12:34 PM
Charlton and fulham away 1978/79 title winning season we took bundles.

I remember the Friday night game at Charlton when we had about a third of their home end - I think it was the only terrace with a roof and it was pouring with rain that night.

Blackson
17-03-2015, 08:01 PM
Not to forget fateful day Cardiff away 1973/74.

Buglebob
18-03-2015, 08:32 PM
I remember the Friday night game at Charlton when we had about a third of their home end - I think it was the only terrace with a roof and it was pouring with rain that night.
Charlton fans: "There's only one way out, there's only one way out"
Palace fans: "And that is over you, and that is over you".

(Those were the days, my friend)

Gazza2
18-03-2015, 08:39 PM
Chelsea away in 5th round of FA Cup 1976. Pay on the day. Palace fans all over the ground. 12k at least in crowd of 54k.

big bad John
19-03-2015, 08:56 PM
Not to forget fateful day Cardiff away 1973/74.
3,000 Palace. We brought 5,000 to Swindon a few days before.

bhcp
19-03-2015, 09:28 PM
If ticket allocations weren't an issue, what would have been our biggest?

Am Phibian
19-03-2015, 09:57 PM
12,000 at Orient '79 must be the most ever closely followed by Chelsea 76 FA Cup if we are excluding semi finals and finals. 12 amazing thousand.

orp pisshead1
20-03-2015, 01:51 PM
3,000 Palace. We brought 5,000 to Swindon a few days before.

Completely different time but wonder how many we took to Swindon in 89 play off semi final?. Away end and seats were full.

norwood58
20-03-2015, 06:14 PM
There used to be a lot at the old den who were quietly in the millwall sections
This was because millwall would often be in the away end

I went in with millwall a few times it was safer , I would see other Palace fans
In there but hard to say how many

Yep went in with our Bermondsey cousins in 76, just kept ones gob shut, much safer option than the so called away section.

DocSavage
12-05-2015, 07:23 PM
Yep went in with our Bermondsey cousins in 76, just kept ones gob shut, much safer option than the so called away section.

totally agree and stood beside large numbers of very quiet palace fans not sure there were any millwall there but best keep quiet back then

all through 70's if palace were away I'd go to millwall with mates from brockley and crofton park and grudgingly admit to a deep affection for those days and the old den

dave_who_ru
12-05-2015, 07:45 PM
This.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9QQh8vA6oU

Brian Moore's comment that Ray Bloye was sorting a few things out financially for Palace made me chuckle.

Great afternoon in the sun to be followed by an even greater evening game.

SJ'sLoveMonkey
12-05-2015, 07:55 PM
Chelsea away in 5th round of FA Cup 1976. Pay on the day. Palace fans all over the ground. 12k at least in crowd of 54k.


I would have said more like 15k to be honest

alan lee
13-05-2015, 04:18 AM
6k to sheffield weds, not the biggest but great day!

WestBerksPalace
14-05-2015, 03:37 PM
Read through this, and agree Orient in 79' and Chelsea in 76' both with about 10K palace in attendance. Also Arsenal in 80', there must have been 5-10K in the Clock End?
We should start one for lowest away turn out, for some of us 'dark age' travellers.
Trips to Oldham and Carlisle spring to mind!
Carlisle by coach for an evening game! Can't believe now that I did that!

Peter Taylor
24-05-2015, 01:13 PM
I was at Roots Hall in about 76 and there must have been easy 8k plus Palace

moverman
24-05-2015, 05:19 PM
Carlisle by coach for an evening game! Can't believe now that I did that!

Left Thornton Heath clock tower at Friday 9pm.. for a Saturday 3pm kick off...

Am Phibian
26-05-2015, 07:02 AM
Europa Cup final 2018.

39,000 Palace.

Lucky it was at Old Trafford.

ANTEAGLE
26-05-2015, 01:44 PM
I was in with the Coventry but I don't think it was thousands

My Dad and I were in the Coventry end behind the goal next to the Palace fans. I remember leaving after the final whistle and watching the tv's behind the stand waiting for the Wigan score. I got some strange looks when I went crazy when I heard the result!

IanH
26-05-2015, 03:32 PM
We should start one for lowest away turn out, for some of us 'dark age' travellers.
Trips to Oldham and Carlisle spring to mind!
Carlisle by coach for an evening game! Can't believe now that I did that!

We lost 4-1 at Grimsby one year (83 maybe?) and had under 70 fans there. Those were the days!

bubbs11
26-05-2015, 07:59 PM
Read through this, and agree Orient in 79' and Chelsea in 76' both with about 10K palace in attendance. Also Arsenal in 80', there must have been 5-10K in the Clock End?
We should start one for lowest away turn out, for some of us 'dark age' travellers.
Trips to Oldham and Carlisle spring to mind!
Carlisle by coach for an evening game! Can't believe now that I did that!

I did that one too! 13 hour round trip I seem to remember. 2-2 with a last minute equaliser by Irvine I think.

Tom's Old Man
26-05-2015, 08:45 PM
We lost 4-1 at Grimsby one year (83 maybe?) and had under 70 fans there. Those were the days!
I was there!

selhursthoover
27-05-2015, 08:38 PM
I was there!

Ditto.

:p

selhursthoover
27-05-2015, 08:43 PM
Read through this, and agree Orient in 79' and Chelsea in 76' both with about 10K palace in attendance. Also Arsenal in 80', there must have been 5-10K in the Clock End?
We should start one for lowest away turn out, for some of us 'dark age' travellers.
Trips to Oldham and Carlisle spring to mind!
Carlisle by coach for an evening game! Can't believe now that I did that!

I did that one too! 13 hour round trip I seem to remember. 2-2 with a last minute equaliser by Irvine I think.

I was on the coach to Carlisle for the night game. 2 2. Think it was Barber who scored through from the half way line although may be wrong. Got back to mums and as I walked on the drive at 5 30am the milkman said " someone's up early" " early I said not been to bed yet!!" Showered shaved and on the 7am train from Eden park to London for work!!! Mental times but would not of changed it for the world. The pub in Carlisle (The Beehive) was 0.69 a pint!!!!

:p

ian king
27-05-2015, 10:21 PM
We lost 4-1 at Grimsby one year (83 maybe?) and had under 70 fans there. Those were the days!

I was there as well (with Sarah), December 1982. Saw the team practising on a park ground as the train passed by! Paul Barron's last game for the club and Palace goal was an og by Grimsby.

I was also at Rochdale for a League Cup replay on a Monday evening in September 1970, not many Palace there I would think.

Neil the Eagle
27-05-2015, 10:52 PM
I was on the coach to Carlisle for the night game. 2 2. Think it was Barber who scored through from the half way line although may be wrong. Got back to mums and as I walked on the drive at 5 30am the milkman said " someone's up early" " early I said not been to bed yet!!" Showered shaved and on the 7am train from Eden park to London for work!!! Mental times but would not of changed it for the world. The pub in Carlisle (The Beehive) was 0.69 a pint!!!!

:p

http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/onlyfoolsandhorses/images/0/01/Uncle_Albert.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20100904211656

"During the War..."

Dorking .Eagle
28-05-2015, 04:43 AM
I was also at Rochdale for a League Cup replay on a Monday evening in September 1970, not many Palace there I would think.

Is the winner :p:lux::lux::lux:

Martinsleftpeg
28-05-2015, 06:44 AM
Went to Holland for the 1972 pre season tour PSV, Feyenoord and den Haag and we had about 15 who went over.

ian king
28-05-2015, 11:11 PM
[QUOTE=bubbs11;12404226]

I was on the coach to Carlisle for the night game. 2 2. Think it was Barber who scored through from the half way line although may be wrong. Got back to mums and as I walked on the drive at 5 30am the milkman said " someone's up early" " early I said not been to bed yet!!" Showered shaved and on the 7am train from Eden park to London for work!!! Mental times but would not of changed it for the world. The pub in Carlisle (The Beehive) was 0.69 a pint!!!!

:p

In the early '70s there used to be a midweek overnight train from the north-west to Euston that arrived in London around 4am I think. Would then drive back to Streatham (sometimes with one or two Palace fans), couple of hours kip before work in Croydon.

orp pisshead1
01-06-2015, 01:19 AM
Read through this, and agree Orient in 79' and Chelsea in 76' both with about 10K palace in attendance. Also Arsenal in 80', there must have been 5-10K in the Clock End?
We should start one for lowest away turn out, for some of us 'dark age' travellers.
Trips to Oldham and Carlisle spring to mind!
Carlisle by coach for an evening game! Can't believe now that I did that!

Was the arsenal game in 79 the 1-1? We had loads there.

orp pisshead1
01-06-2015, 01:23 AM
Not that many went to West brom ( testimonial?) Friday night I think and was called off lol .

wolfiecpfc
17-06-2015, 12:01 AM
man city bank holiday monday had over 5000

cpfcpaulo2
17-06-2015, 05:48 AM
man city bank holiday monday had over 5000

That's the one I always remember, 1989 promotion season. Falling down the benches when Wrighty equalised.

Palace Graham
17-06-2015, 01:53 PM
And didn't supa Al miss a sitter in front of the visiting Palace support?.... Remember he got some serious stick from us !!

Grim Reaper
29-07-2015, 05:11 PM
I think 7,000 was the unofficial turnout at Roots Hall in '94, according to the papers the next day. Brilliant night!


One of the great Palace nights!! :lux:

Half of south London bunked off work to have a Wednesday drinking at the seaside and then watch us win.

We played Southend several times in the mid-90s but none of those resulted in a win, a great turnout OR even had decent weather - the April '94 time had all three :p

ElwissAtMemphis
31-07-2015, 09:59 PM
From the official police figures, as published in Eagle Eye, the turnout at Roots Hall '94 was in the high 3K's. The highest that season was at Oxford on Boxing Day (over 4K with a few hundred locked out) and about 4K at Millwall on New Years Day.

I was at Roots Hall and surely nobody of sound mind could possibly believe that there were 7K Palace there. The entire crowd was 9.7K and Southend's average home attendance that season was 6,105 . There's absolutely no way that there were less than 3K Southend fans there that evening. The Palace end was packed but it was a pretty tiny terrace behind the goal with a block of of terracing and seating either side which probably didn't amount to a third of he ground's capacity that night.

Maybe the home end was packed with Palace fans; who can tell? But if you watch the television footage, both teams scored at the home end that had a relatively large terrace compared to the away end and it appeared pretty packed and there was almost no evidence of Palace support.

anti-addick
31-07-2015, 10:28 PM
I was down at Oxford in about 94 and was locked out with hundreds of Palace outside.

Shipsisourking
31-07-2015, 11:02 PM
I was down at Oxford in about 94 and was locked out with hundreds of Palace outside.

We had tickets and were one of the last ones they let in.

orp pisshead1
31-07-2015, 11:31 PM
One of the great Palace nights!! :lux:

Half of south London bunked off work to have a Wednesday drinking at the seaside and then watch us win.

We played Southend several times in the mid-90s but none of those resulted in a win, a great turnout OR even had decent weather - the April '94 time had all three :p

Where was all you lot when we played them in that friendly on a Friday night?
There was a strike in Spain or something and they wasn't sure if it would be the first team or reserves. Only a few hundred present i think & big mick who was based oop north then i think nicked the match ball and we had a kick around at LB station afterwards. Long time no see mate :hi::hi:

waddoneagle
01-08-2015, 06:38 AM
From the official police figures, as published in Eagle Eye, the turnout at Roots Hall '94 was in the high 3K's. The highest that season was at Oxford on Boxing Day (over 4K with a few hundred locked out) and about 4K at Millwall on New Years Day.

I was at Roots Hall and surely nobody of sound mind could possibly believe that there were 7K Palace there. The entire crowd was 9.7K and Southend's average home attendance that season was 6,105 . There's absolutely no way that there were less than 3K Southend fans there that evening. The Palace end was packed but it was a pretty tiny terrace behind the goal with a block of of terracing and seating either side which probably didn't amount to a third of he ground's capacity that night.

Maybe the home end was packed with Palace fans; who can tell? But if you watch the television footage, both teams scored at the home end that had a relatively large terrace compared to the away end and it appeared pretty packed and there was almost no evidence of Palace support.

5 of us in their end :p

old geezer
01-08-2015, 06:52 AM
Wednesday 6th April. Almost 9,800 there.

I was there and took the wife and kids as it was my birthday

Bizarro
01-08-2015, 07:01 AM
I was locked out of Oxford, we were told to try the home end by the stewards but weren't allowed in. For the Southend match I got tickets for the seats as you could only get these in advance and the terrace was pay on the day. I did this because of Oxford and was glad when I got there about 7 and saw the amount queueing to get in.

Bizarro
01-08-2015, 07:03 AM
Brighton easter 87 seemed huge I have no idea how many were there though. Anyone know?

bradpitt
01-08-2015, 07:28 AM
I was down at Oxford in about 94 and was locked out with hundreds of Palace outside.

I remember it well, climbing the trees behind the terracing

orp pisshead1
28-08-2015, 01:38 AM
man city bank holiday monday had over 5000

Really ? Thought it was 2-3k tops.

Essexeagle
28-08-2015, 07:27 AM
I was at Roots Hall in 94 and there is no way there were 7k Palace. That would mean we filled up almost the entire stadium. That away end only holds just over 2k

orp pisshead1
28-08-2015, 08:59 AM
I was at Roots Hall in 94 and there is no way there were 7k Palace. That would mean we filled up almost the entire stadium. That away end only holds just over 2k

Agree but there wasn't only 2k either.

Am Phibian
29-08-2015, 10:49 PM
Oft repeated but for a regular league match nothing comes close to Leyton Orient away in 1979. 12,000 Palace out of a 19,000 crowd. No bull and no exaggeration.

ozzieEagle
30-08-2015, 01:46 AM
If Palace ever get to Europe.... could hit 5k plus over there :)


Thinking about my passport and hoping.

To think I was looking forwards to my first go at a competitive international club game as Melbourne Victory in Thailand or Korea...

eepublictn
31-08-2015, 07:40 PM
Ditto.

:p

Same! Must have been more that 70 Palace there then??

IanH
01-09-2015, 03:09 PM
Same! Must have been more that 70 Palace there then??

We counted the fans in our end at the Grimsby match during the game (there wasn't much going on on the pitch to watch!) and I'm pretty sure that the total was around 68.

eepublictn
02-09-2015, 08:21 AM
Think I must have got so used to seeing hardly anyone at away games that 68 seemed like a massive turn out at the time. Spent most of that game moaning about not being able to get fish and chips in Grimsby. Local chippy only had cornish pasties.

Remember me and two of my mates coming out on to the Man City away end to roars of 'you should have come in a taxi' from thousands of city fans. We were the only ones for quite a while. Think the coaches were late or something.

Grim Reaper
03-09-2015, 12:14 PM
Europa Cup final 2018.

39,000 Palace.

Lucky it was at Old Trafford.

:lux:

Who'd have thought it would come down to Alex McCarthy winning it his shoot-out kick to make it 9-8 on penalties against Ajax!

Grim Reaper
03-09-2015, 12:17 PM
If Palace ever get to Europe.... could hit 5k plus over there :)

Thinking about my passport and hoping.
.

We did make it to Europe (although technically it was in Asia!) and a grand total of 27 (myself included) were there in Samsunspor - 25 July 1998.

Even more interesting to arrive and find the ground/fans unsegregated. :eek:

BaldEagle96
03-09-2015, 01:30 PM
We did make it to Europe (although technically it was in Asia!) and a grand total of 27 (myself included) were there in Samsunspor - 25 July 1998.



Needless to say there will many more than 27 who will claim to have been at this one!!

Edenbridge Eagle In Exile
03-09-2015, 02:44 PM
I was down at Oxford in about 94 and was locked out with hundreds of Palace outside.

So was I (locked out) ... They were letting Palace into a small terrace next to the Main Stand(at The London Road End) but someone got lippy with the turnstile operator and as a result the wouldn't let anymore of us in... :(

evvo111
03-09-2015, 04:28 PM
Needless to say there will many more than 27 who will claim to have been at this one!!

I was there...not really, but I did go to the home match.

Martinsleftpeg
03-09-2015, 09:55 PM
What about the Anglo Italian cup game at Inter - anyone there on these boards to witness a famous victory?

Pidster
04-09-2015, 01:58 PM
So was I (locked out) ... They were letting Palace into a small terrace next to the Main Stand(at The London Road End) but someone got lippy with the turnstile operator and as a result the wouldn't let anymore of us in... :(

Boxing Day?

Edenbridge Eagle In Exile
04-09-2015, 02:54 PM
Boxing Day? yes ... so I seem to recall!! I think we won handsomely as well so :sob: but also :lux::lux:

Chocky
04-09-2015, 07:58 PM
That shitty little path behind Oxford's away end was a bloody death trap.

Edenbridge Eagle In Exile
05-09-2015, 06:57 AM
That shitty little path behind Oxford's away end was a bloody death trap.

Cuckoo Lane!!!! I should as I spent the last half of the 80's living there while I was at Oxford Polytechnic which was about 400 yards away in Headington. I was even at the game against the Arse when Oxford stayed up and Robert Maxwell danced all over the pitch..... Was always thwarted in seeing the Palace play there though...