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mikeywm3
11-05-2016, 01:28 PM
https://twitter.com/ben_rumsby/status/730384841485783040

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#whufc and #cpfc both going to US this summer. Parish: “When I bought the club, we went to Exeter – and it got rained off.” #TelegraphBOS

cpfc4evandeva
11-05-2016, 01:32 PM
When we went to America about 10 years ago, it got 'lightninged' off :D

palacea
11-05-2016, 01:37 PM
When we went to America about 10 years ago, it got 'lightninged' off :D

Difference between 'I' and 'WE'

danpalace07
11-05-2016, 01:48 PM
let's hope they throw in a decent away day in London to make up for it. Maybe a high-profile team at SP as well?

crenoleagle
11-05-2016, 01:50 PM
Shame. Don't have the money to go to America but would have been up for another European friendly. Berlin was great last year.

selhursthoover
11-05-2016, 02:02 PM
When we went to America about 10 years ago, it got 'lightninged' off :D

Yup V LA Galaxy. Straight back to the bar we had been in for the 10 hrs previous.

:lux::lux:

selhursthoover
11-05-2016, 02:03 PM
https://twitter.com/ben_rumsby/status/730384841485783040

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#whufc and #cpfc both going to US this summer. Parish: “When I bought the club, we went to Exeter – and it got rained off.” #TelegraphBOS

4th call of duty to the States in order.

:lux::lux:

chandlem68
11-05-2016, 02:04 PM
It's a no-brainer given our new investors. Wonder who and where we will play?

Thanet Eagle
11-05-2016, 02:06 PM
West coast perhaps ?

greybot
11-05-2016, 02:07 PM
I hope it's East coast again.

CT_Palace
11-05-2016, 02:12 PM
Great news!! :lux:

ardeo
11-05-2016, 02:14 PM
Was planning an autumn trip to the US but might make it earlier if it fits with the tour.

dilem
11-05-2016, 02:15 PM
https://twitter.com/ben_rumsby/status/730384841485783040

Ben RumsbyVerified account
‏@ben_rumsby
#whufc and #cpfc both going to US this summer. Parish: “When I bought the club, we went to Exeter – and it got rained off.” #TelegraphBOS

also said this which is quite amusing
Tweet one:
Parish on #cpfc future. Jokes at Gold's expense: “The Government wouldn’t give me a stadium. I did ask them.”
Tweet Two:
Parish: "I'm still trying to work out how £15m for a £750m stadium is a good deal for the taxpayer [...] I'm only jealous."

mikeywm3
11-05-2016, 02:15 PM
Have to think of the matches will be against either the Red Bulls or the Philadelphia Union.

SilentAssassin
11-05-2016, 02:17 PM
Does that mean we are in the Premier League cup competition thing that is played over there?

danpalace07
11-05-2016, 02:31 PM
Does that mean we are in the Premier League cup competition thing that is played over there?

I thought we turned it down or was that the big one with Barca and friends?

palace910
11-05-2016, 02:38 PM
Shame. Don't have the money to go to America but would have been up for another European friendly. Berlin was great last year.

We'll have plenty of tasty European away days next year in the Europa League ;)

Reez
11-05-2016, 02:56 PM
this is very good for me (not so good for the mrs) as we are in the states for most of July and a bit of august. Wonder if it's the same tour as West Ham who (from some googling) will be on the west coast where we will be for most of the trip!

petertaylor11
11-05-2016, 03:01 PM
I hope it's East coast again.

This. Toronto has just tarted up its stadium...

RDSdaEAGLE
11-05-2016, 03:04 PM
It's highly likely that it'll be an East Coast thing, as that's where Blitzer and Harris are located.

LONDONMAN
11-05-2016, 03:36 PM
https://twitter.com/ben_rumsby/status/730384841485783040

Ben RumsbyVerified account
‏@ben_rumsby
#whufc and #cpfc both going to US this summer. Parish: “When I bought the club, we went to Exeter – and it got rained off.” #TelegraphBOS

. The team wanted to train at Exeter, but a lot of us arranged travel for a game at Bath City. Still got my train ticket! I think SP still owes Bath and us a re-arranged match.....

wyldeagle
11-05-2016, 04:34 PM
This. Toronto has just tarted up its stadium...
nice thought

xmasape
11-05-2016, 04:40 PM
Be nice to play the Union again and see some old faces.

Dorking .Eagle
11-05-2016, 04:41 PM
We'll have plenty of tasty European away days next year in the Europa League ;)

^this:afro:

mether
11-05-2016, 04:50 PM
Have to think of the matches will be against either the Red Bulls or the Philadelphia Union.

Let's hope so,maybe one in Washington.

Swoonara
11-05-2016, 04:51 PM
Shame. Don't have the money to go to America but would have been up for another European friendly. Berlin was great last year.

Berlin was great,but don't worry about America, we will have lots of places to go when we are in the Europa cup!:lux:

ForzaPalace
11-05-2016, 05:01 PM
As long as it's proper MLS teams and not minor leaguers who no ones ever heard of. Hope there's a serious Pulis-style fitness regime in place too.

palace_burger
11-05-2016, 05:47 PM
West coast perhaps ?

maybe a surprise location!

Scrumpy
11-05-2016, 09:28 PM
Can't say I am surprised

http://m.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/Crystal-Palace-heading-America-pre-season-tour/story-29260024-detail/story.html

Dorking .Eagle
12-05-2016, 04:44 AM
AATOT (but yours is in the correct forum)

http://www.cpfc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=265265

Not surprised either, hopefully next season we'll be playing competitive matches abroad as well.

Skid Row
12-05-2016, 05:33 AM
Got me ****ed why they keep going to the US when they can come here and let me go and watch them.

selhursthoover
12-05-2016, 07:11 AM
Got me ****ed why they keep going to the US when they can come here and let me go and watch them.

Word on the street is they nearly did. Well Sydney!!

:p

Lambeth Palace
13-05-2016, 11:14 AM
let's hope they throw in a decent away day in London to make up for it.

Community Shield? ;)

xmasape
13-05-2016, 04:35 PM
Alright Union! I'll be there!

colin_cork
13-05-2016, 05:02 PM
Come back to Ireland but **** Waterford this time. Shithole. Come to Cork city. Lots of club come here to use fota island resort training camp

Sam Spade
14-05-2016, 06:58 PM
. The team wanted to train at Exeter, but a lot of us arranged travel for a game at Bath City. Still got my train ticket! I think SP still owes Bath and us a re-arranged match.....

This.

Breaking rocks
14-05-2016, 07:03 PM
I wonder if Tex Doobizucker (or whatever his name was), will be commentating?

Nth Kent Eagle
14-05-2016, 07:15 PM
Can we go to the Dees?

1905
14-05-2016, 08:00 PM
More European friendlies please - Berlin was great last Pre Season!

Somerset Exile
15-05-2016, 03:33 AM
I would obviously love an east coast tour but wouldn't mind going to Portland. They won the MLS Cup last year & their fans are awesome and make a great atmosphere. I haven't travelled there yet, but have friends there so accommodation is easy �� I was disappointed DC United didn't get an away game with them this year. Would love to see Palace there & the 2 sets of fans together.

Twilko
15-05-2016, 04:12 AM
I would obviously love an east coast tour but wouldn't mind going to Portland. They won the MLS Cup last year & their fans are awesome and make a great atmosphere. I haven't travelled there yet, but have friends there so accommodation is easy �� I was disappointed DC United didn't get an away game with them this year. Would love to see Palace there & the 2 sets of fans together.

Also Portland is one of the beer capitals of the world.

mapcontractor
19-05-2016, 09:01 AM
Match One:
Date: Wednesday 13th July 2016
Venue: PPL Park, Philadelphia
Opponent: Philadelphia Union
Kick-Off time: 19.00

Match Two:
Date: Saturday 16th July 2016
Venue: Nippert Stadium, 2700 Bearcats Ways, Cincinnati, OH 45221 USA
Opponent: FC Cincinnati
Kick-Off time: 20.00

Match Three:
Date: Tuesday 19th July 2016
Venue: BC Place, Vancouver
Opponent: Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Kick-Off time: 19.00

Read more at http://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/article/pre-season-tour-season-201617-3118699.aspx#gdUDDVgxQh6bbBsI.99

I'll be doing Cincinnati :lux::lux::lux:

palacea
19-05-2016, 09:24 AM
Great teams there

PalaceBrothers
19-05-2016, 09:36 AM
Who's coming to visit us?

http://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/article/pre-season-tour-season-201617-3118699.aspx

Philadelphia July 13 v Philadelphia Union
Cincinnati Ohio July 16 v FC Cincinnati
Vancouver BC July 19th v Vancouver Whitecaps

We will be organizing Palace gatherings, parties, travel, tickets and more! Get in touch with us:
holmesdaleusa@gmail.com
@holmesdaleusa on Twitter
facebook.com/usaholmesdale

MORE INFO SOON!

Bankerhater1
19-05-2016, 09:40 AM
Vancouver is a great trip - would love to go back .... so .... wait and see on Saturday, eh!!!!

Thin on Top
19-05-2016, 09:45 AM
Tw*tbags, we've an office in Cincinnati but can't make that weekend.

tasty_snacks
19-05-2016, 09:47 AM
Vancouver is a great trip - would love to go back .... so .... wait and see on Saturday, eh!!!!

Ditto. I may splash out on this if I don't have to pay for European trips next year.

The EEEAAAGGGLLLEEE!!!
19-05-2016, 09:54 AM
Cincinnati - Yes!!!!!

Nostrils
19-05-2016, 09:57 AM
As long as it's proper MLS teams and not minor leaguers who no ones ever heard of. Hope there's a serious Pulis-style fitness regime in place too.

Didn't he take them altitude training in Austria? Really hope Pardew does something similar, we always looked knackered.

selhursthoover
19-05-2016, 10:39 AM
The usual suspects will be on the firm.

School bus to the Philly game drinking beer marvellous stuff.

:p:lux::lux:

aj4england
19-05-2016, 10:46 AM
Got enough travelling there for the players?!

Neil the Eagle
19-05-2016, 11:01 AM
School bus to the Philly game drinking beer marvellous stuff.

:p:lux::lux:

Rich The Eagle to supply flag for the Bus...

RDSdaEAGLE
19-05-2016, 11:03 AM
Got enough travelling there for the players?!

This isn't like the old days where they'd just let them sit on the plane and do whatever they like. They're prepared for the flight days in advance - so as to get them used to the time difference and the fatigue. Sport science works in every facet of what the club do now.

selhursthoover
19-05-2016, 11:19 AM
Rich The Eagle to supply flag for the Bus...

Oww god yes. Memories. Prehaps it will still be there for collection but not running across a 10 lane motorway for it!!

:D:lux:

bigwiz
19-05-2016, 12:09 PM
The usual suspects will be on the firm.

School bus to the Philly game drinking beer marvellous stuff.

:p:lux::lux:

:p:sunglasses::lux:

doogleboy
19-05-2016, 12:26 PM
Vancouver should be fun.

Bankerhater1
19-05-2016, 12:26 PM
Forza - They looked really knackered in Augsburg! (After Austria ...) ..

PhillyEagle
19-05-2016, 12:49 PM
Perfect!! Hope the players actually come over and thank the fans this time...

andrew
19-05-2016, 12:51 PM
Are those UK or Local times?

PhillyEagle
19-05-2016, 12:56 PM
Are those UK or Local times?

Local

saxoneagle
19-05-2016, 01:22 PM
Zero chance of making this. A bit more notice would've been good :(

mapcontractor
19-05-2016, 01:42 PM
FC Cincy to host English Premier League's Crystal Palace FC July 16

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/sports/soccer/fc-cincinnati/2016/05/19/fc-cincinnati-crystal-palace-premier-league-international-friendly-usl/84578080/

If you watch the video they seem pretty excited by it.

JohnInTheUSA
19-05-2016, 01:49 PM
Union! Yes!

JohnInTheUSA
19-05-2016, 01:52 PM
Good piece this

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/may/16/fc-cincinnati-usl-record-attendances-soccer

Philadelphia Eagle
19-05-2016, 02:10 PM
Cincinnati here we come!!

petertaylor11
19-05-2016, 02:47 PM
Ditto. I may splash out on this if I don't have to pay for European trips next year.

This....

PalaceIllini
19-05-2016, 02:53 PM
Palace fan in Cincinnati here. I'm trying to get in touch with ownership of FC Cincinnati for info on tickets in the away section, pre-game drinks, etc., and I'll share here whatever I learn.

A bit about the club. They are brand new, just having been formed within the past year and having played their first non-exhibition game a little over a month ago. They play in the USL, which is the league Glenn Murray briefly played in. It's considered to be the third tier of American soccer behind the MLS and NASL, but it's more or less equal to the NASL. (There is no promotion/relegation system here.)

The club has the backing of a very wealthy Cincinnati family, and they put their money where their mouth is. Hired former Premier League footballer John Harkes to manage at the highest salary in the league, and also spent the highest combined salary on their players. Their goal is to show that the community will provide enough support to become an MLS team. So far, the community has proven them right, as they've twice broken the league record for attendance already and had over 23,000 fans this weekend. I'd imagine they could have 40,000+ for the Palace exhibition.

Needless to say, I'm very excited that Palace is coming here.

Palace121
19-05-2016, 03:03 PM
Been contemplating a tour of the west coast of Canada for a while so this Vancouver game makes it much more tempting.

Jonboy
19-05-2016, 03:41 PM
Who's coming to visit us?

http://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/article/pre-season-tour-season-201617-3118699.aspx

Philadelphia July 13 v Philadelphia Union
Cincinnati Ohio July 16 v FC Cincinnati
Vancouver BC July 19th v Vancouver Whitecaps

We will be organizing Palace gatherings, parties, travel, tickets and more! Get in touch with us:
holmesdaleusa@gmail.com
@holmesdaleusa on Twitter
facebook.com/usaholmesdale

MORE INFO SOON!

Woo Hoo! I will be there.

Edit: As a heads up for anyone planning to visit, the stadium is downtown and walk-able from just about any downtown hotel. There are plenty of hotels in many price ranges but this is in the tourist season.

You can get to downtown (and 5 minutes walk from the stadium) on the Canada Line from the airport.

Breaking rocks
19-05-2016, 03:48 PM
AATOT

http://www.cpfc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=265265

PalaceBrothers
19-05-2016, 03:57 PM
Super excited about this tour!

We will be working on putting together Palace standing sections, Palace gatherings night before and day of matches and more events travel and anything else we can do to make this kick off right for the Palace family coming to and from around the states!

Get in touch with us holmesdaleusa@gmail.com so we can start collecting numbers!

Jonboy
19-05-2016, 04:20 PM
Posted on another thread but this seems to be the main one.

BC Place is downtown and within walking distance of the downtown hotels. There are lots of hotels in various price brackets but this is in tourist season. Downtown is quite safe. There is a sketchy area just to the east of downtown - between Chinatown and Gastown - but there are no tourist hotels there.

You can get straight to downtown from the airport on the Canada Line monorail.

danpalace07
19-05-2016, 05:21 PM
Zero chance of making this. A bit more notice would've been good :(

I don't think it's for us

doogleboy
19-05-2016, 07:01 PM
Flights to Vancouver are at least £1000 return now.

silver
19-05-2016, 08:16 PM
Flights to Vancouver are at least £1000 return now.

Try transat air :p

silver
19-05-2016, 08:18 PM
Can't believe iam in Vancouver on 21st Gutted

Ev
19-05-2016, 09:17 PM
Just hypothetically like, would any potential Europa league early qualifying rounds clash with these dates?

doogleboy
19-05-2016, 09:19 PM
Just hypothetically like, would any potential Europa league early qualifying rounds clash with these dates?


If we win the cup we'd go straight into group stage which starts in September

wedgetail
19-05-2016, 09:23 PM
Might some of our layers not be able to do US travel?

Palace121
19-05-2016, 09:25 PM
Just hypothetically like, would any potential Europa league early qualifying rounds clash with these dates?

No. We would enter the 3rd round of qualifying which normally happens early August, a week or two before the season starts.

delboy01
19-05-2016, 09:29 PM
No. We would enter the 3rd round of qualifying which normally happens early August, a week or two before the season starts.

Nope, straight to group stage. Unless palace win then we get two shots at the league cup!!! :rolleyes:

PhyshtaMagishta
19-05-2016, 09:47 PM
Well gutted, out doing pacific north west and San Francisco for about 4 weeks... we fly back from Vancouver about 5 days before the game there!!

A Wooden Fish On Wheels
19-05-2016, 11:27 PM
Man that's a trek for 3 games. Philly could be doable but I might be saving my cash for Europa... ;)

Thefunkymonk
19-05-2016, 11:39 PM
No. We would enter the 3rd round of qualifying which normally happens early August, a week or two before the season starts.

We go straight to group stages! No qualifying at all.

Del Martian
20-05-2016, 01:03 AM
Allright ...Vancouver it is. A 130 mile drive north from here so pretty easy for me. Might make a long weekend of it.

Zareba2003
20-05-2016, 06:40 AM
Allright ...Vancouver it is. A 130 mile drive north from here so pretty easy for me. Might make a long weekend of it.

Visiting my brother who lives in Vancouver in the summer and arrive the day of the game! Tickets being sorted as we speak!

The Vancouver Whitecaps have released a 'trailer' for the game on their website. Some stunning Whitecaps goals on there - very, very excited about this. A great start to my holiday in Vancouver.

jlmatthews
20-05-2016, 04:53 PM
FYI --
I just got off the phone with FC Cincinnati. Tickets for that match are going on sale in mid-June. I asked if there would be a designated section for the Palace Supporters and the guy said they hadn't worked any of that out yet, but has e-mailed me and told me that he should have an answer for me in a couple weeks time. Just wanted to share in case anyone was wondering.

Jonboy
20-05-2016, 06:40 PM
Tickets for the Vancouver game go on sale May 27 at 10.00 am PST. I have emailed the club to ask if there is a designated CPFC area and will let you know when they reply.

StonePenge
20-05-2016, 08:48 PM
Nice email message from Tim Seidler at Philadelphia Union saying they are reserving block 133 for us again and hoping we win tomorrow.Tickets go on sale next Monday. Class act !!

Jonboy
20-05-2016, 10:28 PM
This is what I heard back from the Vancouver Whitecaps:

We will be putting together a visiting section for Crystal Palace Supporters. Please contact Crystal Palace Supporters USA and they will be purchasing the tickets. The other option is I could sell you visiting supporter tickets after May 27. You can contact me back after May 27.

I have not heard of Crystal Palace Supporters USA.

CT_Palace
21-05-2016, 08:02 AM
Nice email message from Tim Seidler at Philadelphia Union saying they are reserving block 133 for us again and hoping we win tomorrow.Tickets go on sale next Monday. Class act !!

Yes, received the same. Nice to get a message from an email list I'm actually pleased to be on!

PalaceBrothers
24-05-2016, 08:34 AM
Hello from CPFC in the USA!

We are sorting Palace section tickets and will have more info soon on tickets! Philly tickets are on sale already but not with our discount and in our section! And as stated in other messages Cincinatti and Vancouver are being sorta!

Please get in touch with us and let us know you're coming and how many in your party and where from! Email us holmesdaleusa@gmail.com facebook.com/usaholmesdale and @holmesdaleusa on twitter

We are working hard on tickets, pub gatherings, travel to stadiums (philly is actually in chester pa down the interstate 20 miles there will be shuttle busses from a pub) and events day before, day of and day after matches!

PalaceMan29
25-05-2016, 08:52 PM
Quiet you Langer! Waterford was perfect for the game

The Omen
26-05-2016, 01:59 PM
No!!! I land on the 13th in New York. Haven't got a chance of making the Philadelphia game :sob:

The Omen
26-05-2016, 02:00 PM
Wait... I land 9am in the morning. Is it really only 1 hour 30 mins to Philadelphia...?! Maybe just maybe it is possible?!

karl.eldridge
26-05-2016, 02:05 PM
Wait... I land 9am in the morning. Is it really only 1 hour 30 mins to Philadelphia...?! Maybe just maybe it is possible?!

Philly is really close to NYC I think it took 2 hours on Amtrak when I was there.

The Omen
26-05-2016, 02:14 PM
Wife has just confirmed she doesn't mind missing NYC (visiting it on the way back instead)!! :lux:

Looks like our first night in the US will be in Philadelphia for the Palace match!!! :D Off the plane, on a train and to the game! :)

CT_Palace
26-05-2016, 02:20 PM
Wife has just confirmed she doesn't mind missing NYC (visiting it on the way back instead)!! :lux:

Looks like our first night in the US will be in Philadelphia for the Palace match!!! :D Off the plane, on a train and to the game! :)

Excellent!

CT_Palace
26-05-2016, 02:21 PM
Hello from CPFC in the USA!

We are sorting Palace section tickets and will have more info soon on tickets! Philly tickets are on sale already but not with our discount and in our section! And as stated in other messages Cincinatti and Vancouver are being sorta!

Please get in touch with us and let us know you're coming and how many in your party and where from! Email us holmesdaleusa@gmail.com facebook.com/usaholmesdale and @holmesdaleusa on twitter

We are working hard on tickets, pub gatherings, travel to stadiums (philly is actually in chester pa down the interstate 20 miles there will be shuttle busses from a pub) and events day before, day of and day after matches!

Will be in touch once I know how many in our group for the Philly game.

selhursthoover
27-05-2016, 03:02 PM
Flights all booked.

:lux::lux::lux:

greybot
27-05-2016, 03:16 PM
Very jealous!

bigwiz
28-05-2016, 05:07 AM
Flights all booked.

:lux::lux::lux:

Same as going on 11th back 20th:p

Dorking .Eagle
28-05-2016, 10:15 AM
Palace section ticket info thread-

http://www.cpfc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=265660

selhursthoover
28-05-2016, 12:27 PM
Same as going on 11th back 20th:p

:lux::lux::lux::hi:

PalaceBrothers
31-05-2016, 08:01 AM
Selhursthoover and bigwiz we'll be setting up events on the 12th in philly along with the 13th and Cincy on the 15th and 16th! Hope we'll see you there!

If you/anyone need help purchasing the philly palace section tickets let us know! sadly you cant use a billing address outside of the US or Canada! We can arrange this though! Email us holmesdaleusa@gmail.com

wyldeagle
31-05-2016, 03:57 PM
Selhursthoover and bigwiz we'll be setting up events on the 12th in philly along with the 13th and Cincy on the 15th and 16th! Hope we'll see you there!

If you/anyone need help purchasing the philly palace section tickets let us know! sadly you cant use a billing address outside of the US or Canada! We can arrange this though! Email us holmesdaleusa@gmail.com
Hope to leave early on the Wednesday and make the game, it's supposed to be about 7.5 hr drive so no drinking :(

CALGARY
03-06-2016, 01:44 AM
I will be at the Vancouver game,driving across from Calgary. My boys first palace game can't wait.

Jonboy
03-06-2016, 02:29 AM
Excited. The last time I saw Palace in the flesh was a pre-season away game at Luton in July 1999.

None of my Palace tops fit anymore. :(

old git
03-06-2016, 08:07 AM
I will be at the Vancouver game,driving across from Calgary. My boys first palace game can't wait.

900 kms:eek:
:p

CALGARY
05-06-2016, 08:57 PM
900 kms:eek:
:p
Done it before, leave after breakfast will be in Vancouver for dinner (10 hours) through some of greatest scenery on earth as three rocky mountain ranges need to be crossed.

jhc
19-06-2016, 04:43 PM
Well, just about to return home from Vancouver today after a couple of weeks holiday here in Canada. The weather everywhere we've gone has been fantastic, except today it's like a typical London day - overcast & drizzling:D

Sadly, I won't be back next month, but for those of you coming for the game, you are in for a real treat. Vancouver is a wonderful city. Great hotels, lots to see, and a superb modern stadium that couldn't be more central (walking distance from all the major hotels). From what I've seen, the Whitecaps game will be a real test!
Enjoy.

selhursthoover
19-06-2016, 06:00 PM
Well, just about to return home from Vancouver today after a couple of weeks holiday here in Canada. The weather everywhere we've gone has been fantastic, except today it's like a typical London day - overcast & drizzling:D

Sadly, I won't be back next month, but for those of you coming for the game, you are in for a real treat. Vancouver is a wonderful city. Great hotels, lots to see, and a superb modern stadium that couldn't be more central (walking distance from all the major hotels). From what I've seen, the Whitecaps game will be a real test!
Enjoy.

Cheers chap. We will give it a go.

:lux::lux:

Ardent Eagle Forever
19-06-2016, 06:38 PM
Excited. The last time I saw Palace in the flesh was a pre-season away game at Luton in July 1999.

None of my Palace tops fit anymore. :(

I believe that they do a XXXXL:supergrin:

big bad John
20-06-2016, 05:40 PM
Philly is really close to NYC I think it took 2 hours on Amtrak when I was there.


Amtrak is very expensive. buses take about 2 hours and are unbelievably cheap. If you shop around you can find fares as low as 10 bucks one way. Last time I went the one way fare NY-Philly, cost ten dollars. A two mile trip across town in a cab in Philly then ended up costing me thirteen dollars.

JohnInTheUSA
20-06-2016, 06:34 PM
Kids (aka the wife) just bought us all tickets for the Union Palace game for Father's Day! Might be a few of us coming as a Spurs mate and his fam might tag along

JohnInTheUSA
20-06-2016, 06:34 PM
Amtrak is very expensive. buses take about 2 hours and are unbelievably cheap. If you shop around you can find fares as low as 10 bucks one way. Last time I went the one way fare NY-Philly, cost ten dollars. A two mile trip across town in a cab in Philly then ended up costing me thirteen dollars.

Yeah, buses all the way.

PalaceBrothers
21-06-2016, 07:46 AM
Did you purchase tickets in our Palace section we put together? Block 133? https://www.groupmatics.events/#/event/PalaceUnion

mrgins
22-06-2016, 10:38 PM
I'll be wearing my mrgins shirt. If you see me, come up and say hello and buy me a beer...or run like hell!

biggus mickus
24-06-2016, 06:34 PM
I'll be wearing my mrgins shirt. If you see me, come up and say hello and buy me a beer...or run like hell!

:)

Chris K
01-07-2016, 01:00 PM
Are we likely to see streams of these games available? A 7pm kick off there is midnight over here so even with work the next day at least the first half is doable

Swansea Eagle
01-07-2016, 01:16 PM
Tickets booked for the palace section for the Philly game- bringing the American in-laws. Any idea of how many palace might be there?! First live game in 2 years so pretty excited.....

selhursthoover
01-07-2016, 03:04 PM
Tickets booked for the palace section for the Philly game- bringing the American in-laws. Any idea of how many palace might be there?! First live game in 2 years so pretty excited.....

There will be 10-15 from the UK. Our mob is 7 strong.

:lux::lux:

xmasape
01-07-2016, 03:31 PM
Could only find tickets for the back row of section 133. Another yank friend of mine got the row in front. Palace section looks to be about sold out.

CT_Palace
01-07-2016, 05:48 PM
Could only find tickets for the back row of section 133. Another yank friend of mine got the row in front. Palace section looks to be about sold out.

Which row is that?

airaos
01-07-2016, 06:20 PM
I'm contemplating going to the FC Cincinnati game. Is anyone going?. Any idea what section Palace fans are in?

bigwiz
01-07-2016, 09:22 PM
There will be 10-15 from the UK. Our mob is 7 strong.

:lux::lux:

3 in ours !!:lux:

xmasape
02-07-2016, 03:42 PM
Which row is that?

FF I believe.

PalaceBrothers
04-07-2016, 11:51 PM
The philly section is being sold from back to front because the union are annoying so when seats get bought they open up more of the section! We've sold about 150 in philly and there are reports of a lot others that didnt know of the section or apparently wanted to sit close but not in the supporters section. Its a shame we have the "freedom" in the US to sit where ever we want at matches ha.

Cincinnati is over 200 now and probably will end up being sold our section of 350! Plus once again all those that are sitting in other spots of the stadium that we hope to connect with also!

Email us holmesdaleusa@gmail.com for more info on gatherings meetups and events around the friendlies! CPFCFAMILY!

PalaceBrothers
04-07-2016, 11:52 PM
I'm contemplating going to the FC Cincinnati game. Is anyone going?. Any idea what section Palace fans are in?

We are in section 101!
CINCY:
http://ci4.glitnirticketing.com/citicket/web/gpcaptcha.php … …
CODE: CPFC

Del Martian
05-07-2016, 12:33 AM
How are the sales for the Vancouver game going? In need to get my ticket soon.

CALGARY
05-07-2016, 12:51 AM
How are the sales for the Vancouver game going? In need to get my ticket soon.

Hopefully plenty left, I need to get 7 and haven't got them yet. Can't wait for this... My boys' first palace game and they are going to be mascots.

selhursthoover
05-07-2016, 07:13 AM
Hopefully plenty left, I need to get 7 and haven't got them yet. Can't wait for this... My boys' first palace game and they are going to be mascots.

From what I can gather Vancouver fans are not up for this game and don't anticipate a large crowd at all so you will be fine.

We most certainly are though.

:lux::lux:

CT_Palace
06-07-2016, 12:43 AM
FF I believe.

we're in Row Z. Just me and the Mrs coming down this time from CT.

xmasape
06-07-2016, 06:44 PM
we're in Row Z. Just me and the Mrs coming down this time from CT.
Bringing my 3 kids and Mrs. First Palace game for them.
Anyone know if there will be Palace gear available for purchase?

selhursthoover
07-07-2016, 07:12 AM
Bringing my 3 kids and Mrs. First Palace game for them.
Anyone know if there will be Palace gear available for purchase?

According to this yup:

http://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/crystal-palace-fc-will-be-holding-a-number-of-fanzones-ahead-of-their-three-matches-on-their-2016-summer-tour-of-the-usa-and-canada.-3169873.aspx

:p

JohnInTheUSA
07-07-2016, 03:00 PM
Great! Will get some stuff for the kids

xmasape
07-07-2016, 08:20 PM
According to this yup:

http://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/article/2016-17/crystal-palace-fc-will-be-holding-a-number-of-fanzones-ahead-of-their-three-matches-on-their-2016-summer-tour-of-the-usa-and-canada.-3169873.aspx

:p

Sweet! Thanks Hoover.

wyldeagle
09-07-2016, 12:29 AM
Just got my tickets :) can only make the Cincinnati game, just my son and me on our way down, cant wait
COYP !!!!!!!!!!!

wyldeagle
09-07-2016, 12:33 AM
I'm contemplating going to the FC Cincinnati game. Is anyone going?. Any idea what section Palace fans are in?
Yep :) just got my tickets, driving down with my son :)

Jonboy
09-07-2016, 12:42 AM
From what I can gather Vancouver fans are not up for this game and don't anticipate a large crowd at all so you will be fine.

We most certainly are though.

:lux::lux:

BC Place is a 45,000 seat stadium so I am sure they will only open the lower bowl. There is plenty of room to expand if there is a last minute rush of Palace supporters.

selhursthoover
09-07-2016, 05:12 PM
BC Place is a 45,000 seat stadium so I am sure they will only open the lower bowl. There is plenty of room to expand if there is a last minute rush of Palace supporters.

Cheers chap. We arrive in Vancouver on Sunday from Cincinnati so will be out and about if you are around for beers.

:p

Del Martian
09-07-2016, 07:35 PM
Same as us - driving up Sunday morning from Seattle - saying for 3 days in downtown Vancouver..walking distance from BC Place.

selhurst parkie
10-07-2016, 10:23 AM
I've just been informed by an airport mate that the team have just checked in at terminal 5, presumably flying to Philly, so if anyone is flying out on this it might be your lucky day!!

selhursthoover
10-07-2016, 07:00 PM
Brauhaus Schmitz on South Street Philadelphia. We will be in from lunchtime. Everyone welcome.

:lux::lux:

Lukey.
11-07-2016, 03:49 PM
There will be 10-15 from the UK. Our mob is 7 strong.

:lux::lux:

Where's the palace section? I'm driving down the Philly for work that evening.

CT_Palace
11-07-2016, 04:16 PM
I'm contemplating going to the FC Cincinnati game. Is anyone going?. Any idea what section Palace fans are in?

check the ticket site mentioned above.
The Palace section is in the NE corner.

xmasape
11-07-2016, 04:57 PM
Where's the palace section? I'm driving down the Philly for work that evening.
Section 133 is away fans.

GrthTylrGiraffe
11-07-2016, 05:19 PM
Any chance the team could fit in a friendly in Tennessee at short notice (I'm working in Knoxville this week)?

kestoneagle
12-07-2016, 12:17 PM
what time is the kick off tonight?

CT_Palace
12-07-2016, 01:14 PM
what time is the kick off tonight?

The Philly game is tomorrow night, 13th. 7pm local KO.

northdown
12-07-2016, 01:29 PM
Not sure if this has already been mentioned but the Red Card sports bar is hosting Palace fans pre-match for the Vancouver Whitecaps game. Lamplighter after the game. Red Card has been given a bunch of stuff for the event by the Whitecaps marketing people including match tickets and Palace merchandise. Kids are also welcome.

SmokeyStover7
12-07-2016, 02:39 PM
Anyone know if there will be a stream?

Jonboy
12-07-2016, 04:20 PM
I see that some posters are planning to spend a few days in Vancouver so here are some things I would do if I had a couple of days. The weather usually flips from spring to summer some time at the beginning of July but this year it is late. The long range forecast predicts this will happen the day after the game with rain and/or showers leading up to Tuesday.

Downtown Vancouver is quite compact and walkable. It is generally clean and safe with one exception. This is on Hastings Street east of Cambie, between Gastown and Chinatown. This is the skid row area. It is not really that unsafe during the day. You might also be surprised at the number of homeless people and beggars (panhandlers as they are called here). The City’s attitude is that they live here too so it does not attempt to hide the homeless away just to enhance the tourist experience.

If it is dry then the obvious destination is Stanley Park. This is a huge park just to the west of downtown. This contains the aquarium, cricket pitches, totem poles, a pitch and putt, beaches, an open air swimming pool and many forest trails. The seawall around the park is 10 km and you can do it by on foot, roller blade or cycle. IMO the best way is by cycle. You can rent cycles by the hour on the corner of Denman and Georgia. After circling the park you can carry on the cycle path along the side of False Creek, past Science World and the Olympic Village all the way to the beaches at Jericho and Spanish Banks. You might end up with a sore arse the next day but it is a great way to see some of the city and work off a few beers.

Granville Island is worth a half day. There is a little ferry from the south end of Howe Street (the Aquabus). The Island is former industrial land now known for artisan’s workshops and stores. There is a large indoor market for foodies.

If you want to experience something of what makes the Pacific North West unique then head for the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. It is out of the centre but the 44 bus from downtown will get you close. The museum has a large collection of native art, especially the work of Bill Reid. You can also see a monumental bronze by Reid at the departure level of the airport.

You will see a lot of advertising for the Capilano Suspension Bridge on the North Shore. This is expensive and very touristy. A much better option, IMO, is the Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge. It is in an ecological area, is not touristy and it is free. Right in the middle of my price range. Take the Seabus to North Vancouver then busses 229 and 227. Take stout shoes and explore a bit of the rain forest.

Also on the North Shore is Grouse Mountain. Only do this on a clear day. Take the Seabus then bus 236. There is a gondola to the top but you can walk it if you are fit. The trail is known as the Grouse Grind.

I appreciate all this will cut into drinking time. The much shorter version is to stroll around the cruise ship terminal at Canada Place and the convention centre just to the West.

For eating, fast food in Vancouver is sushi. Places everywhere. One of the best is Miko Sushi on Robson Street. Vancouver is also the home of some of the finest Chinese Restaurants outside of China. Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant on Main Street is one of the best but is quite expensive. There is a good mix of reasonably priced ethnic restaurants on Denman and Davie streets. (Don’t be surprised to see men holding hands on Davie Street.) Chains like Earls, The Keg, White Spot, Milestones and so on serve more typical North American food. Food Courts in shopping malls are also OK for a quick bite.

Craft beers are all the rage at the moment. It would be impolite not to try some. http://www.canadiantraveller.com/The_Ultimate_Vancouver_Craft_Beer_Brewery_List

Vince Hilaire's Afro
12-07-2016, 04:39 PM
Could have at least gone into a bit more detail

Del Martian
12-07-2016, 04:57 PM
Jonboy - All great suggestions. I might add that a good stopping point around the seawall of Stanley Park is the Tea House restaurant. Park your bike and relax for a very civilized lunch overlooking the wonderful view to the west.
I doubt we'll get too much strenuous activity in as it would cut into my daughters' swimming pool time back at the hotel! Vancouver is a fantastic city to visit and we can't wait...
Always up for a beer though...

tbooker
12-07-2016, 05:24 PM
Anyone know if there will be a stream?

For Saturdays game https://m.facebook.com/USLSoccer

LSEagle
12-07-2016, 05:47 PM
I see that some posters are planning to spend a few days in Vancouver so here are some things I would do if I had a couple of days. The weather usually flips from spring to summer some time at the beginning of July but this year it is late. The long range forecast predicts this will happen the day after the game with rain and/or showers leading up to Tuesday.

Downtown Vancouver is quite compact and walkable. It is generally clean and safe with one exception. This is on Hastings Street east of Cambie, between Gastown and Chinatown. This is the skid row area. It is not really that unsafe during the day. You might also be surprised at the number of homeless people and beggars (panhandlers as they are called here). The City’s attitude is that they live here too so it does not attempt to hide the homeless away just to enhance the tourist experience.

If it is dry then the obvious destination is Stanley Park. This is a huge park just to the west of downtown. This contains the aquarium, cricket pitches, totem poles, a pitch and putt, beaches, an open air swimming pool and many forest trails. The seawall around the park is 10 km and you can do it by on foot, roller blade or cycle. IMO the best way is by cycle. You can rent cycles by the hour on the corner of Denman and Georgia. After circling the park you can carry on the cycle path along the side of False Creek, past Science World and the Olympic Village all the way to the beaches at Jericho and Spanish Banks. You might end up with a sore arse the next day but it is a great way to see some of the city and work off a few beers.

Granville Island is worth a half day. There is a little ferry from the south end of Howe Street (the Aquabus). The Island is former industrial land now known for artisan’s workshops and stores. There is a large indoor market for foodies.

If you want to experience something of what makes the Pacific North West unique then head for the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia. It is out of the centre but the 44 bus from downtown will get you close. The museum has a large collection of native art, especially the work of Bill Reid. You can also see a monumental bronze by Reid at the departure level of the airport.

You will see a lot of advertising for the Capilano Suspension Bridge on the North Shore. This is expensive and very touristy. A much better option, IMO, is the Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge. It is in an ecological area, is not touristy and it is free. Right in the middle of my price range. Take the Seabus to North Vancouver then busses 229 and 227. Take stout shoes and explore a bit of the rain forest.

Also on the North Shore is Grouse Mountain. Only do this on a clear day. Take the Seabus then bus 236. There is a gondola to the top but you can walk it if you are fit. The trail is known as the Grouse Grind.

I appreciate all this will cut into drinking time. The much shorter version is to stroll around the cruise ship terminal at Canada Place and the convention centre just to the West.

For eating, fast food in Vancouver is sushi. Places everywhere. One of the best is Miko Sushi on Robson Street. Vancouver is also the home of some of the finest Chinese Restaurants outside of China. Sun Sui Wah Seafood Restaurant on Main Street is one of the best but is quite expensive. There is a good mix of reasonably priced ethnic restaurants on Denman and Davie streets. (Don’t be surprised to see men holding hands on Davie Street.) Chains like Earls, The Keg, White Spot, Milestones and so on serve more typical North American food. Food Courts in shopping malls are also OK for a quick bite.

Craft beers are all the rage at the moment. It would be impolite not to try some. http://www.canadiantraveller.com/The_Ultimate_Vancouver_Craft_Beer_Brewery_List

I have family in Vancouver so have been a few times, the Grouse Grind is great and Deep Cove is well worth a visit if you can get there. I'd also echo Jonboy's comments about Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge.

When I went last time my favoured watering holes were the Black Bear in North Vancouver (too far out for most I would think), Steamworks at Waterfront, Craft at Olympic Village and the Tap and Barrel at Lonsdale Quay. I've heard good things about Steel and Oak in New Westminster but didn't get out there.

If you fancy running off the beer the seawall trail is a must, it's about 14 miles but there's tonnes of places you can stop off on the way.

Lukey.
12-07-2016, 09:33 PM
Can you walk up and get a ticket for the philli game? I'm not sure if I'll
Make it with traffic etc.

xmasape
12-07-2016, 10:48 PM
Should be able to. Certainly won't be sold out.

selhursthoover
12-07-2016, 11:02 PM
Over land and sea

selhursthoover
12-07-2016, 11:04 PM
Palace in NY Enroute To Philly

JohnInTheUSA
13-07-2016, 12:25 AM
Printed my tickets off. Gassed the car up. Got me car park cash... Heading off at 3pm tomorrow. Can't wait!

CT_Palace
13-07-2016, 12:53 AM
Printed my tickets off. Gassed the car up. Got me car park cash... Heading off at 3pm tomorrow. Can't wait!

Same here :p

Just got to get some beer and food sorted and we'll be off. Probably leaving around 1pm

PS Anyone going, be ready for rain. 80% chance of thunderstorms.

Hedgehog
13-07-2016, 12:58 AM
PS Anyone going, be ready for rain. 80% chance of thunderstorms.
Oh no! Not again...

big bad John
13-07-2016, 01:18 AM
Anyone know if there will be a stream?

If it's like last time there is a good chance there will be a stream
Last time there, the bus taking us from the German Pub to the stadium got stuck in traffic. No toilet on the bus, and most of the occupants had spent the afternoon consuming large quantities of German Lager from liter glasses. Within a minute of our arrival at Chester, Penn, a newly created, man-made stream flowed gently towards the stadium, from the nearby concrete pillars.;)

m_reid
13-07-2016, 08:11 AM
So just to clarify is the Philly game at 00.00 UK time?

CT_Palace
13-07-2016, 10:25 AM
So just to clarify is the Philly game at 00.00 UK time?

Yes.

Weather update - we might get lucky. Seems the thunderstorms are forecast for the afternoon and late night with a break just for the game :p

AJ
13-07-2016, 10:30 AM
Same here :p

Just got to get some beer and food sorted and we'll be off. Probably leaving around 1pm

PS Anyone going, be ready for rain. 80% chance of thunderstorms.

Tbh. Thunderstorms are part of leaving on the east coat of the USA, there is always a chance as the humidity is so high. The good news is that most thunderstorms are short lived, even if they are heavy. In most cases the thunderstorms happen bet 4-7pm, well at least here they do here and by early evening the skies are clear.

SHIPEAGLE
13-07-2016, 10:49 AM
Thoughts of thunderstorms in USA remind me of Richmond in 2006 when our match against LA Galaxy was abandoned at half time, with the score at 1-1.

CT_Palace
13-07-2016, 11:07 AM
Tbh. Thunderstorms are part of leaving on the east coat of the USA, there is always a chance as the humidity is so high. The good news is that most thunderstorms are short lived, even if they are heavy. In most cases the thunderstorms happen bet 4-7pm, well at least here they do here and by early evening the skies are clear.

That's right AJ.
I mentioned it because most of the Philly stadium is uncovered.

JohnInTheUSA
13-07-2016, 11:29 AM
Local weather is saying a couple of showers/t storms. Nothing to worry about!

Odds Against
13-07-2016, 02:44 PM
It's raining now...

selhursthoover
13-07-2016, 03:36 PM
Pirate on tour arrrrggggg

selhursthoover
13-07-2016, 03:37 PM
Currently heavy rain

CP Satellite
13-07-2016, 03:45 PM
Currently heavy rain


Quick, call up LA Galaxy and ask them if they want to finish off the match from last time.

Hope Wiz does'nt have a row with one of the mascots - don't want to upset the Philly P.D.


#PrayForWiz :afro:

selhursthoover
13-07-2016, 04:07 PM
Pre match breakfast beers with the pirate on his ship

Wrightys Tooth
13-07-2016, 04:22 PM
Pre match breakfast beers with the pirate on his ship

Well jealous Hoover.
Enjoy ;)

selhursthoover
13-07-2016, 04:29 PM
Cheers fella

ForzaPalace
14-07-2016, 06:22 PM
Cincinnati have sold over 35k tickets!!!

biggus mickus
14-07-2016, 06:27 PM
Currently heavy rain

Kin ell mate. Who nicked ya barnet? Its all gone, init.:love:

biggus mickus
14-07-2016, 06:28 PM
Quick, call up LA Galaxy and ask them if they want to finish off the match from last time.

Hope Wiz does'nt have a row with one of the mascots - don't want to upset the Philly P.D.


#PrayForWiz :afro:

Si can do that on his own.:)

selhursthoover
14-07-2016, 10:16 PM
Kin ell mate. Who nicked ya barnet? Its all gone, init.:love:

i spent hours getting it ready and left it at home

selhursthoover
15-07-2016, 02:31 PM
Bit on ground hopping in Pittsburg this morning before the drive to cincinatti visited PNC Park home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Heinz Field Stadium home of The Pittsburgh Panthers/Steelers

selhursthoover
15-07-2016, 02:37 PM
Bit on ground hopping in Pittsburg this morning before the drive to cincinatti visited PNC Park home of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Heinz Field Stadium home of The Pittsburgh Panthers

orp pisshead1
15-07-2016, 02:55 PM
Sounds like a great trip Hoover, many Palace at union game as caught around 15 minutes on a tea break and you could clearly hear Palace and see tops dotted around the stadium.

wyldeagle
15-07-2016, 04:24 PM
Just got into Cincinnati, are the players at Nipper stadium training, and anyone meeting anywhere tonight

Suetext
15-07-2016, 10:14 PM
Watching the training session at the stadium in Cincinnati 46927

Sp1Eagle
16-07-2016, 08:33 AM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CncoYpIXYAAgAXp.jpg:large

mether
16-07-2016, 11:01 AM
Is there a stream for this game?

selhursthoover
16-07-2016, 12:13 PM
Sounds like a great trip Hoover, many Palace at union game as caught around 15 minutes on a tea break and you could clearly hear Palace and see tops dotted around the stadium.

Yes great turnout by everyone our American fans and the fans from UK. Just got up been in bath let the fun begin. Going on a boat trip with the USA fans for meet and greet This could get messy!!

Question todays game is sold out so if all turn up ie 40,000 the biggest crowd we have ever played in front of for a friendly?

waddoneagle
16-07-2016, 04:55 PM
Is there a stream for this game?

??????????????

Pistol Knight
16-07-2016, 05:12 PM
https://eagles.cpfc.co.uk/

Sp1Eagle
16-07-2016, 06:10 PM
Yes great turnout by everyone our American fans and the fans from UK. Just got up been in bath let the fun begin. Going on a boat trip with the USA fans for meet and greet This could get messy!!

Question todays game is sold out so if all turn up ie 40,000 the biggest crowd we have ever played in front of for a friendly?

https://twitter.com/holmesdaleUSA/status/754373769452453888

orp pisshead1
16-07-2016, 06:13 PM
Watching the training session at the stadium in Cincinnati 46927

Slightly different from aosta all those years ago eh Neil:D. Sue hope your all having fun and with Hoovers meet n greet it'll be very messy.

Suetext
16-07-2016, 08:15 PM
Only slightly different everyone still pissed!

Suetext
16-07-2016, 08:16 PM
46931

Pre match boat trip.

Dorking .Eagle
16-07-2016, 08:17 PM
Question todays game is sold out so if all turn up ie 40,000 the biggest crowd we have ever played in front of for a friendly?

Some allegedly big crowds on the Chinese tours in the early 2000's, but no substantiated figures, so I'd say probably yes

Suetext
17-07-2016, 05:15 AM
35061 the biggest attendance at a 'soccer ' game in Ohio ever apparently

CP Satellite
17-07-2016, 10:33 AM
Looked at my ancient Palace programmes - 1971/72 season - Palace played Feyenord in Rotterdam (lost 0-1) July 28th 1971 - 34,000 crowd.

Never discussed this game with anyone to verify it.

Crowds of 10,000 at PSV Eindhoven and ADO Hague.

1971 only 210 at Bromley v Palace Reserves and 436 for Dulwich v Palace Reserves.

Only 4,125 for home friendly with Maccabi Nathanya at Selhurst Park after the Holland tour.

Vince Hilaire's Afro
17-07-2016, 10:43 AM
Some allegedly big crowds on the Chinese tours in the early 2000's, but no substantiated figures, so I'd say probably yes

It looked like there were a lot of people at the games on that South Africa tour.

Anyone remember one of those goals videos when a few of our players were watching, slightly perturbed, at some kind of slightly aggressive tribal dancing?

Martinsleftpeg
17-07-2016, 10:44 AM
I was on the Holland tour and the Feyenoord crowd was big I never saw it officially announced. There were about 20 Palace fans out there so different to today's following although our home gates ( and capacity ) were far higher than now

CP Satellite
17-07-2016, 11:35 AM
I was on the Holland tour and the Feyenoord crowd was big I never saw it officially announced. There were about 20 Palace fans out there so different to today's following although our home gates ( and capacity ) were far higher than now

I was only a kid back then, but Feyenord were pretty big in European football, as I recall, second only to Ajax.

1971 was the year Palace changed from Claret and Blue stripes to the Ajax style all white with two broad claret and blue stripes - similar idea to the 2016 design (nowehere near as good without the mainly white background I think).

Martinsleftpeg
17-07-2016, 12:39 PM
Yes and nobody wore replica shirts either !

CP Satellite
17-07-2016, 01:25 PM
Yes and nobody wore replica shirts either !

Not even Chris Wright? :D

wyldeagle
17-07-2016, 08:39 PM
46931

Pre match boat trip.
Great day out and great support from us and Cincinnati, met some great people and what a blast Friday night in town!!!!!!!!!!!

Harry Bassett
17-07-2016, 08:57 PM
I have not read all of this thread but am I correct in thinking that the Cincinnati coach John Harkes played for Sheffield Wednesday?

ebyeeckeagle
17-07-2016, 09:03 PM
It is indeed. Looks in good shape!

AJ
19-07-2016, 06:50 PM
Is the game being streamed tonight?

Hedgehog
19-07-2016, 07:23 PM
I have not read all of this thread but am I correct in thinking that the Cincinnati coach John Harkes played for Sheffield Wednesday?
Indeed he did, plus Derby I believe.

SHIPEAGLE
19-07-2016, 09:08 PM
Is the game being streamed tonight?

Yes at 3am on the Palace site, I watched the Cincinnati game but won't be able to do this one as have hospital appointment at 08.45

DaveTuttles
19-07-2016, 09:45 PM
I'm staying up all night to see Fryers Campbell Mutch and McCarthy tear the Canadians a new arsehole. Buzzing fam

SuperSnoops
21-07-2016, 12:04 PM
Anyone know when the management and squad arrive back in London town?

Odds Against
21-07-2016, 12:24 PM
Senior players were on the 20:45 BA flight from to Vancouver to Heathrow last night, so should land in the next hour or so. The rest of the squad are coming back today.