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whyteleafeeagle
27-04-2016, 10:54 PM
For me as a 15 year old this was very very emotional at the 1990 cup final, remember feeling so so proud of my little club and yes there were tears.

About 9 minutes on this clip - enjoy and learn the words ready for the 21st May

http://youtu.be/9i8k86H-B9k

TrevorWel
27-04-2016, 11:01 PM
Absolutely adored Abide With Me in 1990, goosebumps and tears of joy.

Jack Regan
27-04-2016, 11:10 PM
Lovely old tradition. Means more as the years pass by as we remember our Palace brothers and sisters who've gone before us. RIP
COYP.

David77
27-04-2016, 11:11 PM
yep - that makes the hairs stand up.
cheers,
D

TrevorWel
27-04-2016, 11:22 PM
Damn you whyteleafeeagle!!! You have got me all sentimental.

I now find myself going through YouTube watching Abide With Me videos.

I'd love to hear Hayley Westenra sing it for us......

fg3gCw5mm7c

Excowboy
27-04-2016, 11:38 PM
For me as a 15 year old this was very very emotional at the 1990 cup final, remember feeling so so proud of my little club and yes there were tears.

About 9 minutes on this clip - enjoy and learn the words ready for the 21st May

http://youtu.be/9i8k86H-B9k

The second verse is different to the one they've been singing recently. Less morbid.

Hedgehog
28-04-2016, 01:06 AM
I'll hum along! :supergrin:

eagle mart
28-04-2016, 06:18 AM
I was only 13. I knew abide with me was a big part of the day... glad the words were on the screen! But made a point among the fuss and hype to sing it.

David of Kent
28-04-2016, 06:43 AM
Fond memories of this in 1990, makes you feel part of the occasions history

IanH
28-04-2016, 06:50 AM
I was really looking forward to singing that at the Cup Final in 1990 but, even though they put the words up on the big screen, it was a really hard song to sing along to. It's really slow. The bit that got to me was the sight of Palace coming out of the tunnel down the other end and that long walk to the half way line - magical moment.

Crozzy71
28-04-2016, 06:50 AM
First thing Monday morning I changed my ringtone to abide with me.

I've been humming it on loop in my head ever since and occasionally my eyes well up with tears.

I will again blub at the final without a hint of shame.

Ardent Eagle Forever
28-04-2016, 06:51 AM
Hearing and singing Abide with Me at Wembley in 1990, brought it home to me that my dream had finally come true. I just wanted to get to a Wembley FA Cup Final with Palace. I was overcome a tad.

Yoda
28-04-2016, 06:58 AM
Palace fans are well known for our songs and colour, so it would be very special if we gave Abide with Me our best effort, with dignified gusto. No drum on this one, thank you HF :p

I feel emotional about it, for its association with football, but also because we sang it at my father's funeral.

Treasure it as one of the few traditional moments of the FA Cup that commercialism hasn't ruined....they even try to change the National Anthem with screechy high notes at the end.

N Herts Eagle
28-04-2016, 07:07 AM
I have owned up on here before that I sang it in 1990 with tears streaming down my face. Surrounded by the colour the pageantry the noise the red and blue balloons a cacophony of noise, and fellow supporters. Knowing your part of the history of the club. The atmosphere is like no other game I have been to. Then in the moment the music of Abide With Me starts I stood and thought of my Grandad who first took me some 30 years before how proud he would of been of his club being there on such an occasion and as I sang no doubt out of tune a beat behind the tears flowed.
26 years latter to be back life has moved on but in that moment when the music starts no doubt the thoughts of my Grandad will come flooding back, but this time so will the thoughts of friends I have met at Selhurst no longer here, the guy I went to games with for nearly 35 years for instance, to fans not known other than on nodding terms Joyce the Voice being one who would like me revelled in the fact we had made it again. If I get a ticket some poor sod or sods no doubt will be standing next to me as tears flow down the cheeks again. Then in a moment the mind will flash back to the game the noise the scene in front of me. To me to many others who I saw dabbing the eyes doing exactly the same that day in 1990 its part of it , its part of remembering, part of the day, part of history, part of paying respect to the fans that went before, a few moments in the excitement the splendour for reflection.

in-exile
28-04-2016, 07:24 AM
No one knows the words in the Video and very few sang it at our last final...

Mat ov CPFC
28-04-2016, 07:30 AM
I was having a much needed piss when it was being played in 1990, somewhat ruining the moment for me.

Old Joe Paxton
28-04-2016, 07:30 AM
You old romantic

Old Joe Paxton
28-04-2016, 07:31 AM
In-exile I mean..

Old Joe Paxton
28-04-2016, 07:31 AM
Or both previous posters!

audreytatou
28-04-2016, 07:54 AM
For me as a 15 year old this was very very emotional at the 1990 cup final, remember feeling so so proud of my little club and yes there were tears.

About 9 minutes on this clip - enjoy and learn the words ready for the 21st May

http://youtu.be/9i8k86H-B9k

Gets me every bleedin time mate....thanks for posting and it will get me again!!!

Night Eagle
28-04-2016, 10:32 AM
I have owned up on here before that I sang it in 1990 with tears streaming down my face. Surrounded by the colour the pageantry the noise the red and blue balloons a cacophony of noise, and fellow supporters. Knowing your part of the history of the club. The atmosphere is like no other game I have been to. Then in the moment the music of Abide With Me starts I stood and thought of my Grandad who first took me some 30 years before how proud he would of been of his club being there on such an occasion and as I sang no doubt out of tune a beat behind the tears flowed.
26 years latter to be back life has moved on but in that moment when the music starts no doubt the thoughts of my Grandad will come flooding back, but this time so will the thoughts of friends I have met at Selhurst no longer here, the guy I went to games with for nearly 35 years for instance, to fans not known other than on nodding terms Joyce the Voice being one who would like me revelled in the fact we had made it again. If I get a ticket some poor sod or sods no doubt will be standing next to me as tears flow down the cheeks again. Then in a moment the mind will flash back to the game the noise the scene in front of me. To me to many others who I saw dabbing the eyes doing exactly the same that day in 1990 its part of it , its part of remembering, part of the day, part of history, part of paying respect to the fans that went before, a few moments in the excitement the splendour for reflection.


Just beautifully put and feel exactly the same. I burst into tears when palace walked out in the play-off final. Not when we won but when they walked out. Palace is more than a football club to me. It represents the area I few up, my own upbringing, my family history (both parents born on Anerley Hill) my grandma who passed away several years ago but who was so proud watching them with me as a youngster in 1990. I live away in Australia and all of that comes flooding back as it will once again when they walk out.

Nelson Muntz
28-04-2016, 10:34 AM
The words were on the scoreboard in 1990 and will be again
You plebs better learn the tune.
I will unashamedly cry while singing.

Chester
28-04-2016, 10:41 AM
As soon as Abide with me kicks in it reduces every football fan to a nostalgic wreck remembering where they last were where it meant to them most. Wherever i am, i cant wait to see Damo and co bawling their eyes out when that first note is hit and the pride ill feel that we are there once again.

Jim's Cannon
28-04-2016, 10:43 AM
After the semi final my mate, who lost his Dad, and I both said that this is going to be the hardest part.

I recently lost my Mum and being there on the day singing that with my son is going to be tough.
She's up there putting the red and blue ribbons on the cup though, I just know it!

stevek
28-04-2016, 10:43 AM
I was having a much needed piss when it was being played in 1990, somewhat ruining the moment for me.

And the people in the row in front.

ExiledStirling
28-04-2016, 10:46 AM
And the people in the row in front.
:D

Baffled Bob 2
28-04-2016, 10:52 AM
Lovely old tradition. Means more as the years pass by as we remember our Palace brothers and sisters who've gone before us. RIP
COYP.

Correct. Not looking forward to it. My old dad stood next to me in 1990 won't be there this year.

Olympian2
28-04-2016, 10:58 AM
Correct. Not looking forward to it. My old dad stood next to me in 1990 won't be there this year.

Ah shit, I'd forgotten about Abide With Me.

I'm in exactly the same boat, Bob. Will try & sing it with gusto for my old man, even though I know I'll be blubbing as soon as it starts.

eagle mart
28-04-2016, 11:43 AM
After the semi final my mate, who lost his Dad, and I both said that this is going to be the hardest part.

I recently lost my Mum and being there on the day singing that with my son is going to be tough.
She's up there putting the red and blue ribbons on the cup though, I just know it!

Sat next to my sister at home games for the past 15 years, and lost her last summer. I now kind of understand why people blubber on big, happy occasions, like this.

Traditionally first and last versus are sung.

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide.
When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me.

Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies.
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me.

Lingfield Eagle
28-04-2016, 11:52 AM
Same here, I lost my Dad in January, I'd been going to Palace with him for over 40 years. As we put carnations on his coffin and said goodbye they played Abide With Me. I never ever thought that less than 4 months later I'd be a Wembley signing it before watching Palave in a cup final. I'm going to be an absolute emotional wreck.

Levski
28-04-2016, 12:11 PM
They'll probably not show it on telly given the stupid kick off time, or because it will confuse overseas TV viewers. Instead of showing it, they'll cut to nauseating betting adverts.

Jim's Cannon
28-04-2016, 12:22 PM
They'll probably not show it on telly given the stupid kick off time, or because it will confuse overseas TV viewers. Instead of showing it, they'll cut to nauseating betting adverts.

Very true, like those annoying Ladbrokes ones with "this is Mr Lucky...".

They never say "..this is Mr Desperate...he's just taken his son's Xbox to Cash Converters because a bloke in the pub has told him the name of a horse that might win......ooh by the way...Bet Responsibly"

Shipp Ahoy!
28-04-2016, 12:33 PM
They'll probably not show it on telly given the stupid kick off time, or because it will confuse overseas TV viewers. Instead of showing it, they'll cut to nauseating betting adverts.

Go with BBC no adverts :lux:

Being at Wembley I will be recording both channels of course.

jaspercpfc
28-04-2016, 12:59 PM
My Dad paid 14 for my ticket for the 1990 final. I was only 10 at the time and the memories have come flooding back watching that video.

Joooe
28-04-2016, 02:51 PM
Whenever they cut to the crowd for these things most people tend to be standing around awkwardly or waving at the camera like lemons.

It would be great if we did it differently and had the whole Palace end belting it out.

Nelson Muntz
28-04-2016, 02:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmjuqZSH_aY

thereichstuff
28-04-2016, 03:50 PM
Same here, I lost my Dad in January, I'd been going to Palace with him for over 40 years. As we put carnations on his coffin and said goodbye they played Abide With Me. I never ever thought that less than 4 months later I'd be a Wembley signing it before watching Palave in a cup final. I'm going to be an absolute emotional wreck.

I feel your pain , I lost my dad in February and Sunday was very emotional at the final whistle as he never missed a final with us . Abide with me is always an emotional moment for me more so for this one .

Supa Pard
28-04-2016, 05:52 PM
I feel your pain , I lost my dad in February and Sunday was very emotional at the final whistle as he never missed a final with us . Abide with me is always an emotional moment for me more so for this one .

My sympathies go to both yourself and Lingfield Eagle. Lost my lovely old dad in 2008 and still don't miss him any less.

I'm not the religious sort. Go to church for weddings, funerals and the occasional christening and that's it. I sung my heart out in 90 at Wembley to Abide With Me though.
My older brother told my mum who was chuffed to bits as I'm the only non believer among us. They're not church goers or anything like that but they all do believe in a god whereas I just don't.
My mum thought I'd finally come over from the dark side. The only reason I sung it so heartily back then was because I thought that if I was wrong and there was an omnipresent being then he might've heard me, thought I'd started believing and helped up to victory.
I'll have another go at it on the 21st but I don't hold out much hope.

AddoWolz
28-04-2016, 05:59 PM
Black lad in the Palace shirt phoned in sick on the day of the cup final and there he was singing abide with me and the camra goes straight on him , he's still a season ticket holder and we're both be at the final 26 years on , he gets saturdays off now so won't mind the attention from the camaras this time round :lux:

Andycol
28-04-2016, 06:10 PM
First thing Monday morning I changed my ringtone to abide with me.

I've been humming it on loop in my head ever since and occasionally my eyes well up with tears.

I will again blub at the final without a hint of shame.

Just did this as well. :lux:

knowlesyUCLA
28-04-2016, 06:12 PM
Being able to stand next to my old man and sing this at the cup final with Palace being there is something I wasn't sure I would actually ever get to do, so I am most grateful for the chance.

As a kid growing up, the one day of the year that my Dad ever cried was cup final day when they played Abide With Me as it reminded him of his Dad, who I never met.

It promises to be a special moment.

postman plod
28-04-2016, 06:13 PM
Black lad in the Palace shirt phoned in sick on the day of the cup final and there he was singing abide with me and the camra goes straight on him , he's still a season ticket holder and we're both be at the final 26 years on , he gets saturdays off now so won't mind the attention from the camaras this time round :lux:

If he's a Postie, I know who you mean.
He's a great guy:p

Sick Bucket
28-04-2016, 06:15 PM
I have owned up on here before that I sang it in 1990 with tears streaming down my face. Surrounded by the colour the pageantry the noise the red and blue balloons a cacophony of noise, and fellow supporters. Knowing your part of the history of the club. The atmosphere is like no other game I have been to. Then in the moment the music of Abide With Me starts I stood and thought of my Grandad who first took me some 30 years before how proud he would of been of his club being there on such an occasion and as I sang no doubt out of tune a beat behind the tears flowed.
26 years latter to be back life has moved on but in that moment when the music starts no doubt the thoughts of my Grandad will come flooding back, but this time so will the thoughts of friends I have met at Selhurst no longer here, the guy I went to games with for nearly 35 years for instance, to fans not known other than on nodding terms Joyce the Voice being one who would like me revelled in the fact we had made it again. If I get a ticket some poor sod or sods no doubt will be standing next to me as tears flow down the cheeks again. Then in a moment the mind will flash back to the game the noise the scene in front of me. To me to many others who I saw dabbing the eyes doing exactly the same that day in 1990 its part of it , its part of remembering, part of the day, part of history, part of paying respect to the fans that went before, a few moments in the excitement the splendour for reflection.

Great post.

People who don't follow football have no idea about this. Totally understand. :sob:

Selhurst300
28-04-2016, 06:25 PM
Abide with Me is a special part of the Cup Final.
To be honest, I haven't watched the Cup Final for some years, but this year is so different.
I have asked that Abide with Me is sung at my funeral service (for its football connection and theological content) but Mrs S300 is not so keen as it brings her to tears.
Sign me up for singing it clearly at Wembley.

Lord Flange
28-04-2016, 06:30 PM
I wished it still sounded like this http://youtu.be/6EkJGUZ1aX8

Sadly I suspect all we'll hear is the deafening tannoy, relaying the wails of some X factor loser or opera bint.

DaveTuttles
28-04-2016, 06:35 PM
HF won't sing it

Ardent Eagle Forever
28-04-2016, 06:44 PM
HF won't sing it

Are you saying that they are not true football supporters?

Supa Pard
28-04-2016, 06:53 PM
HF won't sing it

I think we should wait and see on that one.

cantspell
28-04-2016, 06:56 PM
I am afraid I choked up in 1990 - always dreamt we would get to a final but never quite thought we would and this was the moment it sunk in

thereichstuff
28-04-2016, 07:02 PM
Don't de rail this thread , spout your nonsense elsewhere Tuttle .

Crozzy71
28-04-2016, 08:55 PM
Just watched the 1990 clips again and yep the eyes have gone once more.

I've got 3 weeks to a) get my 13 year old a ticket and b) explain why Dad cry's over a morbid hymn.

regal_eagle
28-04-2016, 10:56 PM
Can't wait for the privilege to sing this with my Dad after his 75years of supporting Palace...if I can get him a ticket with his 2000 points :confused:

He was saying how happy his Dad, George would've been above us on Sunday :angel:

ForzaPalace
29-04-2016, 08:53 AM
Can't wait for the privilege to sing this with my Dad after his 75years of supporting Palace...if I can get him a ticket with his 2000 points :confused:

He was saying how happy his Dad, George would've been above us on Sunday :angel:

He'll get a ticket no problem

Jim's Cannon
29-04-2016, 09:03 AM
Sadly I suspect all we'll hear is the deafening tannoy, relaying the wails of some X factor loser or opera bint.

This is true. Hearing some wet fart like Rylan screeching it out will take some of the emotion away!

It's a bit like when we won the Play Offs and weren't allowed to celebrate and sing ourselves without the blaring tannoy.

(Or perhaps I'm just getting old, which I suspect is the bigger problem!)
:)

Jack Regan
29-04-2016, 09:34 AM
Damn you whyteleafeeagle!!! You have got me all sentimental.

I now find myself going through YouTube watching Abide With Me videos.

I'd love to hear Hayley Westenra sing it for us......

fg3gCw5mm7c

Just beautiful.

vegas78
29-04-2016, 10:05 AM
Makes me emotional and I don't have any connection to it!
To all the Red and Blue family sadly not with us it will be a special moment for familys and loved ones.

Yoda
29-04-2016, 11:16 AM
Black lad in the Palace shirt phoned in sick on the day of the cup final and there he was singing abide with me and the camra goes straight on him , he's still a season ticket holder and we're both be at the final 26 years on , he gets saturdays off now so won't mind the attention from the camaras this time round :lux:

That's great.

If he has a half decent voice, maybe we could nominate him to lead the singing!

LONDONMAN
29-04-2016, 12:15 PM
That's great.

If he has a half decent voice, maybe we could nominate him to lead the singing!

That is the legendary Renshaw. I didnt know him at all back in 1990, but spent over 10 years working alongside him at the old East Croydon delivery office. A great bloke and often see him there with fellow postie Matt, who has a seaweed supporting brother, the stick I've given him over the previous decade!

As everyone has said, it's a real moment of supreme joy and overwhelming nostalgia when Abide With Me starts up. I can think of so many great Palace fans that I know were at that match, my own Dad, Joyce and Doug True, their son-in-law Guildo, Big Dave Cox and so many family people, not just mine but relatives of dear friends that all make up a big part of memories.

It may be 26 years ago, but the Palace family is still going strong, with loads of new additions. Back in May 1990 I had only been wed for 10 months. Now I have two grandsons and they are both already pledged for any future Palace trip to Wembley in around 2042!

Abide with me!

Big Fella
29-04-2016, 12:41 PM
I will bawl my eyes out at this, I'm not going to lie. And when the teams come out. I'll have to man up at some point, probably when Clattenburg sends off Jedi for looking at Rooney.

regal_eagle
29-04-2016, 01:06 PM
He'll get a ticket no problem

I truly hope so...and that he will be arm in arm with me singing along and thinking of my Grandad George :angel:

in-exile
29-04-2016, 01:10 PM
FFS bunch of tarts!

stinky
29-04-2016, 01:11 PM
I wasn't at the 1990 game. I'll almost certainly blub at the in a few weeks time.

in-exile
29-04-2016, 01:16 PM
I wasn't at the 1990 game. I'll almost certainly blub at the in a few weeks time.:sob::jerkit::sob::jerkit::sob::jerkit::sob:: ;):D

regal_eagle
29-04-2016, 01:18 PM
I truly hope so...and that he will be arm in arm with me singing along and thinking of my Grandad George :angel:

Just chatting to my Dad about him being born on Thicket Rd many moons ago, but apparently before moving there my Grandparents lived at 1 Farquarh Rd, top flat, and that is where loads of the journalists got their photos from of the burning Crystal Palace building.

stinky
29-04-2016, 01:47 PM
:sob::jerkit::sob::jerkit::sob::jerkit::sob:: ;):D

Alright mate?

Pub Idol
29-04-2016, 02:20 PM
The used to play the music and everyone sang along.

Now they get an opera singer to belt it out. Probably best as most people only know 3 words of the song.

art malice
29-04-2016, 02:21 PM
Damn you whyteleafeeagle!!! You have got me all sentimental.

I now find myself going through YouTube watching Abide With Me videos.

I'd love to hear Hayley Westenra sing it for us......

fg3gCw5mm7c

That is perfect. Last few times i've heard it, it's been done over the top, too high and too operatic. Keep it simple.

Crozzy71
29-04-2016, 03:32 PM
Get practicing boys and girls - http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Abide_with_Me/

in-exile
29-04-2016, 04:36 PM
Get practicing boys and girls - http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Abide_with_Me/I will be taking my pipe organ..

Jack Regan
29-04-2016, 05:39 PM
I have owned up on here before that I sang it in 1990 with tears streaming down my face. Surrounded by the colour the pageantry the noise the red and blue balloons a cacophony of noise, and fellow supporters. Knowing your part of the history of the club. The atmosphere is like no other game I have been to. Then in the moment the music of Abide With Me starts I stood and thought of my Grandad who first took me some 30 years before how proud he would of been of his club being there on such an occasion and as I sang no doubt out of tune a beat behind the tears flowed.
26 years latter to be back life has moved on but in that moment when the music starts no doubt the thoughts of my Grandad will come flooding back, but this time so will the thoughts of friends I have met at Selhurst no longer here, the guy I went to games with for nearly 35 years for instance, to fans not known other than on nodding terms Joyce the Voice being one who would like me revelled in the fact we had made it again. If I get a ticket some poor sod or sods no doubt will be standing next to me as tears flow down the cheeks again. Then in a moment the mind will flash back to the game the noise the scene in front of me. To me to many others who I saw dabbing the eyes doing exactly the same that day in 1990 its part of it , its part of remembering, part of the day, part of history, part of paying respect to the fans that went before, a few moments in the excitement the splendour for reflection.

Lovely post. Remember our loved ones, then, down to business.

Supa Pard
29-04-2016, 05:42 PM
Lovely post. Remember our loved ones, then, down to business.

Hear hear.

Blind_Eagle
29-04-2016, 08:44 PM
Abide with Me is a special part of the Cup Final.
To be honest, I haven't watched the Cup Final for some years, but this year is so different.
I have asked that Abide with Me is sung at my funeral service (for its football connection and theological content) but Mrs S300 is not so keen as it brings her to tears.
Sign me up for singing it clearly at Wembley.

I was so looking forward to singing "abide with me' in 1990; I had no idea that I'd be so choked up that I couldn't sing a bloody note. :supergrin:

Blind_Eagle
29-04-2016, 08:47 PM
This is true. Hearing some wet fart like Rylan screeching it out will take some of the emotion away!

It's a bit like when we won the Play Offs and weren't allowed to celebrate and sing ourselves without the blaring tannoy.

(Or perhaps I'm just getting old, which I suspect is the bigger problem!)
:)

Nope, I make you bang on the money there.

People singing along to We are the Champions when we'd finished, what, sixth that season?

Shipp Ahoy!
29-04-2016, 10:17 PM
RSKlNobo-Ck

Oh dear lord, could that be any more Chelsea if it tried (about 1:50) :shy::jerkit::wallbash:

Near the end with the Simon Jordan tan and the Schminoff Ice... I do hope she had her nose broken on the concourse as police dutifully stormed in.

Ogilvy
29-04-2016, 10:38 PM
Will kill me. 1990 at 23 I had my dad next to me and 7 months later he was gone, I will never forget him or that day. The trouble is I didn't appreciate at the time quite how special it was, this year I pretty much have the best seat at Wembley, however with hindsight I had it better in 1990 as my dad, hero and best friend was sat next to me. Easy to take the piss, but please, remember that whoever you go with, whoever is next to you, this is special, very special. COME ON PALACE

Fatboy
29-04-2016, 10:52 PM
If it takes another 26 years to get there - some of us might not be around to see it.

It just has to be our day.

stumpy feelers
29-04-2016, 10:57 PM
What time is it sung?don't want to miss it!

Shipp Ahoy!
29-04-2016, 10:59 PM
What time is it sung?don't want to miss it!

Looking at it, just before the players coming out?

Breaking rocks
29-04-2016, 11:02 PM
RSKlNobo-Ck

Oh dear lord, could that be any more Chelsea if it tried (about 1:50) :shy::jerkit::wallbash:

Near the end with the Simon Jordan tan and the Schminoff Ice... I do hope she had her nose broken on the concourse as police dutifully stormed in.

Brighty there just before that (1.48) bottom left of the scarf waving scouse granny.

Breaking rocks
29-04-2016, 11:03 PM
What time is it sung?don't want to miss it!

It used to be 2.50pm so I would guess 5.20pm but check with the tv gods first.

CALGARY
30-04-2016, 01:19 AM
Like other comments on here I am going to struggle with abide with me.... Was ok listening to it until my grandads funeral, every cup final since then (almost 20 years) when I hear it on the tv get very emotional.

Yoda
01-05-2016, 10:06 PM
The thing is, unlike the result which we can barely influence, there are elements of the day that we, the fans, can collectively decide to savour and enjoy.

We can be a sea of red and blue, we can ignore the puerile Cantona chants...just ignore them, I really don't care what a Man U fan thinks, they're nothing to me.

And we can treasure precious moments such as the Abide with Me. When I posted earlier in the thread, I didn't mention that our teenage son will be with us. I'm so happy that we'll be taking him to an FA Cup Final with our group.

Back in 2010 he asked me what administration meant, and I remember thinking he should be just watching the footie, not worried about that sort of thing.

But looking back, the dark times help make the good times all the brighter.

WLYWLYAWYPWF
01-05-2016, 10:30 PM
I love the hymn. Very emotional in 1990. Just a shame that some high pitched bitch will be bellowing it over the PA and drowning out any genuine atmosphere.

Timbo
01-05-2016, 11:05 PM
I chose it for my wedding

palaceporky
01-05-2016, 11:33 PM
I chose it for my wedding

Really? Always thought of it as a bit dark for that but each to their own.

N Herts Eagle
02-05-2016, 06:05 AM
Really? Always thought of it as a bit dark for that but each to their own. Your not married are you :supergrin:

whyteleafeeagle
14-05-2016, 09:24 PM
Bump. The thought of singing this in the middle of 28000 Palace fans at Wembley thinking about my my Palace mad Grandad whom I never really knew is making me very emotional. RIP Grandad and thank you for passing on the cpfc gene to me

dartfordeagle
14-05-2016, 10:02 PM
I chose it for my wedding

So did I, we married 3 months after the final in 1990