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SilentAssassin
08-09-2016, 05:04 AM
I had heard that one of Palace's offices was flooded or burnt out and a lot of historical photograph's were lost to the ages.
Would be nice to see if anyone has any collection of shots of fans from the early days of the clubs following or any nostalgic photos of fans.

This isn't necessarily of Palace but was taken at a cup final at the Crystal Palace.

http://i68.tinypic.com/ne8hmu.jpg

Dorking .Eagle
08-09-2016, 05:17 AM
I'm not much of a collector but this is my old photo of Palace fans on the terraced (well, mud banked) side of former ground The Nest

Ian King used it in his book 'A Complete Record'

http://www.myimagehosting.com/10429DiTSJ-129031.pic

There were a handful of women on the terraces even then



This one below is Croydon Library's, so a poor image as it is a photo of a photo

Again it is Palace fans at The Nest, but this time the opposite side - the terraced paddock at the front of the grandstand, with those in the seats behind

http://www.myimagehosting.com/10429DiTSJ-125293.pic

SilentAssassin
08-09-2016, 06:54 AM
Amazing Dorking. These pictures are wonderful, especially the top one.

A bit of a jump in the ages with this photograph, unsure whether this chap is a Palace fan but it's quite a cool photo!

http://i68.tinypic.com/33l1eeu.jpg

Dorking .Eagle
08-09-2016, 09:26 AM
Off topic, those fixture bill posters are very collectible these days!

CPFC Since 68
08-09-2016, 10:10 AM
I had heard that one of Palace's offices was flooded or burnt out and a lot of historical photograph's were lost to the ages.
Would be nice to see if anyone has any collection of shots of fans from the early days of the clubs following or any nostalgic photos of fans.

This isn't necessarily of Palace but was taken at a cup final at the Crystal Palace.

http://i68.tinypic.com/ne8hmu.jpg

New concept to safe standing. Love these old photos

CP Satellite
08-09-2016, 10:26 AM
New concept to safe standing. Love these old photos

Interesting peice of Edwardian stadium design - Cantilever Mudbanks.

Presumably the wooden pillars are there to reinforce the hundreds of tons of earth that formed the 'terraces' the majority of the crowd inside the ground were stood on?

If you have ever visited the CP National Sports Centre, that bowl shape is still quite obvious even over a century later!

CPFC Since 68
08-09-2016, 10:42 AM
Interesting peice of Edwardian stadium design - Cantilever Mudbanks.

Presumably the wooden pillars are there to reinforce the hundreds of tons of earth that formed the 'terraces' the majority of the crowd inside the ground were stood on?

If you have ever visited the CP National Sports Centre, that bowl shape is still quite obvious even over a century later!

Funny you say that. I remember a school trip and a local historian showing us all the outlines of the structures which once stood in the park including the bowl and the old gardens which were in front of the burnt down Crystal Palace. At 16 i found it really boring , Would absolutely love it now.

Dorking .Eagle
08-09-2016, 10:48 AM
Probably not Palace fans but just local kids, but I loved being at Dover in the small seated away stand on the side, and seeing the fans who had climbed trees behind the ground to watch the game!

http://www.uni-watch.com/wp-content/uploads/IMG_1810.jpg

SilentAssassin
08-09-2016, 11:38 AM
I guess this too is at the Nest?

http://i67.tinypic.com/2airdvl.jpg

Dorking .Eagle
08-09-2016, 11:43 AM
It possibly could be, although the crowd looks VERY deep, and The Nest was only a very small ground (albeit full to bursting by the time we outgrew it in 1924)

Where did you find the picture? Was it tagged as being of Crystal Palace?

SilentAssassin
08-09-2016, 12:15 PM
It possibly could be, although the crowd looks VERY deep, and The Nest was only a very small ground (albeit full to bursting by the time we outgrew it in 1924)

Where did you find the picture? Was it tagged as being of Crystal Palace?

Found it going through a few photos on google while on my phone, for the life of me, I can't find where it was from now but it was tagged as being Crystal Palace fans.

Dunkie
08-09-2016, 12:20 PM
Villa Park

SilentAssassin
08-09-2016, 12:24 PM
Villa Park

Fantastic spot by you if it is! Find it fascinating that some clubs have so many of these sort of photographs but there seems to only be a handful of ours. Although I guess we were a far less 'fashionable' club back then.

Beckenham Boy
08-09-2016, 12:31 PM
A few random I have plucked off the internet... (do I need to post links to where I found them??)

http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss165/danlane99/269a3ff39784506659abb1996d02c467_zps1gplul5j.jpg (http://s572.photobucket.com/user/danlane99/media/269a3ff39784506659abb1996d02c467_zps1gplul5j.jpg.h tml)

http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss165/danlane99/cp-1924-642-px61-1677846_478x359_zpsk2re5o0u.jpg (http://s572.photobucket.com/user/danlane99/media/cp-1924-642-px61-1677846_478x359_zpsk2re5o0u.jpg.html)

http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss165/danlane99/dd914b66a8ded39a696217b82a006bfa_zpsocagxnhp.jpg (http://s572.photobucket.com/user/danlane99/media/dd914b66a8ded39a696217b82a006bfa_zpsocagxnhp.jpg.h tml)

http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss165/danlane99/2322894_zpshuliz7jw.jpg (http://s572.photobucket.com/user/danlane99/media/2322894_zpshuliz7jw.jpg.html)

http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss165/danlane99/the-nest-4361-895028_478x359_zpsopmuewpz.jpg (http://s572.photobucket.com/user/danlane99/media/the-nest-4361-895028_478x359_zpsopmuewpz.jpg.html)

Dunkie
08-09-2016, 12:46 PM
I'm not quite old enough for the pic to trigger personal memories, but it did not look The Nest or SP from vintage photos that i have seen. After that google was my friend! 1920s Villa Park; the home of the flat cap! Great thread. Keep the pics coming.

WLYWLYAWYPWF
08-09-2016, 12:51 PM
I guess this too is at the Nest?

http://i67.tinypic.com/2airdvl.jpg

This is the queue for AW burger bar at half time.

Chris K
08-09-2016, 12:55 PM
I guess this too is at the Nest?

http://i67.tinypic.com/2airdvl.jpg


The HF's numbers have really dropped in recent years

917L
08-09-2016, 01:05 PM
A few random I have plucked off the internet... (do I need to post links to where I found them??)







http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss165/danlane99/2322894_zpshuliz7jw.jpg (http://s572.photobucket.com/user/danlane99/media/2322894_zpshuliz7jw.jpg.html)



Myself (back to camera brown jacket) g23 facing, and my son to the left of me

g23 and myself in the processs of lighting up our celebratory cigars :)

SilentAssassin
08-09-2016, 02:53 PM
http://i66.tinypic.com/2cysac3.jpg

*http://i67.tinypic.com/2qunomp.jpg

*http://i63.tinypic.com/ckuwp.jpg

SilentAssassin
09-09-2016, 06:01 AM
http://i63.tinypic.com/o6xrpk.jpg

ElwissAtMemphis
09-09-2016, 07:05 AM
Not that old but this is one of my all time favourites...

http://www.cpfc.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=5932&d=1043444099

ee-ay-ee-ay-ee-ay-o
09-09-2016, 07:19 AM
Myself (back to camera brown jacket) g23 facing, and my son to the left of me

g23 and myself in the processs of lighting up our celebratory cigars :)

Surely thats Tony Pullis ?

ee-ay-ee-ay-ee-ay-o
09-09-2016, 07:20 AM
http://i63.tinypic.com/o6xrpk.jpg

My flag is in there...:supergrin:

ElwissAtMemphis
09-09-2016, 11:25 AM
Another evocative one from the not-so-distant past. Sadly there appears to be more than a few Spurs fans who have gate-crashed this scene to spoil the convivial pre-match atmosphere on The Holmesdale. I don't think The Fanatics would have fancied getting involved if they were around in those days. "I say; you appear to be occupying the block that we pre-booked in consultation with the box office."

http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/october-1979-football-league-division-one-crystal-palace-v-tottenham-picture-id174042054

burgess hill 84
09-09-2016, 11:31 AM
Another evocative one from the not-so-distant past. Sadly there appears to be more than a few Spurs fans who have gate-crashed this scene to spoil the convivial pre-match atmosphere on The Holmesdale. I don't think The Fanatics would have fancied getting involved if they were around in those days. "I say; you appear to be occupying the block that we pre-booked in consultation with the box office."

http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/october-1979-football-league-division-one-crystal-palace-v-tottenham-picture-id174042054

That looks like Arsenal not Spurs.

WLYWLYAWYPWF
09-09-2016, 11:43 AM
Another evocative one from the not-so-distant past. Sadly there appears to be more than a few Spurs fans who have gate-crashed this scene to spoil the convivial pre-match atmosphere on The Holmesdale. I don't think The Fanatics would have fancied getting involved if they were around in those days. "I say; you appear to be occupying the block that we pre-booked in consultation with the box office."

http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/october-1979-football-league-division-one-crystal-palace-v-tottenham-picture-id174042054

This pic was on the generic photo thread. Chocky pointed out Bob Monkhouse with the big fist coughing towards the back.

917L
09-09-2016, 11:52 AM
Surely thats Tony Pullis ?

Who?

ElwissAtMemphis
09-09-2016, 12:58 PM
That looks like Arsenal not Spurs.

Definitely Spurs.

Jim Cannon
14-09-2016, 09:09 PM
Another evocative one from the not-so-distant past. Sadly there appears to be more than a few Spurs fans who have gate-crashed this scene to spoil the convivial pre-match atmosphere on The Holmesdale. I don't think The Fanatics would have fancied getting involved if they were around in those days. "I say; you appear to be occupying the block that we pre-booked in consultation with the box office."

http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/october-1979-football-league-division-one-crystal-palace-v-tottenham-picture-id174042054

George out of George and Mildred leaning over just to the right of an animated copper, and who can spot "Billy Gilbert" near the bottom right:supergrin:

ElwissAtMemphis
14-09-2016, 09:26 PM
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Jo7zFN9BOCM/maxresdefault.jpg

danpalace07
15-09-2016, 02:24 AM
http://i63.tinypic.com/o6xrpk.jpg

absolutely love this photo

Vince Hilaire's Afro
15-09-2016, 02:29 AM
http://i63.tinypic.com/o6xrpk.jpg

Two giant members of the HF wearing black hoodies at the top right of the terrace trying to escape the attention of the police

orp pisshead1
15-09-2016, 04:07 AM
Looking at these amazing photos Bollox to modern football grounds:p. Selhurst in the snow!

Kai
15-09-2016, 06:26 AM
The snow photo is magnificent! Is there any way that some of these can be bought in big sizes and framed?

SilentAssassin
15-09-2016, 08:08 AM
http://i67.tinypic.com/291jbj8.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/2465sut.jpg

http://i65.tinypic.com/2gvrhp2.jpg

http://i68.tinypic.com/2mhefpu.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/23jrc55.jpg

http://i68.tinypic.com/1zd85ja.jpg

http://i66.tinypic.com/mcur1c.jpg

http://i64.tinypic.com/20kajnt.jpg

http://i68.tinypic.com/11jq82q.jpg

ian king
15-09-2016, 08:53 AM
Aah memories - Blackpool being called off with a frozen pitch, the Dollies around the centre circle and the 'Ajax' strip. Static advertising boards for local businesses and none of this distracting 'rolling' boards we have now!

Ruskin Old Boy
15-09-2016, 11:19 AM
The snow photo is magnificent! Is there any way that some of these can be bought in big sizes and framed?

Might be easier to scan it and get it printed and framed locally.

That photo was taken on the day in March 1965 when we should have been playing Leeds in a 6th round FA Cup match against Leeds. (We lost 0-3 the following week.)

I couldn't find any photos of Selhurst Park during the big freeze of the 62-63 winter but came across a photo of the Goldstone when Palace were the visitors in January 63 (it was one of the few matches played that day and the only match we played that month).

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/11/23/234860FC00000578-2840278-image-6_1416780116203.jpg

The match went ahead and we won 2-1.

ElwissAtMemphis
15-09-2016, 11:25 AM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CP7CegvWgAQCAE2.jpg

SilentAssassin
15-09-2016, 03:12 PM
http://i65.tinypic.com/n2gwwg.jpg

SJPLDN
15-09-2016, 04:54 PM
http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/images/localworld/ugc-images/276430/binaries/2848167.jpg

1990 FA Cup Final...Bloke in the glasses is actually my dad! Was on the front page of Croydon Advertiser and they reprinted it before this years final with him in the same shirt holding the original paper

Always remember this image from my childhood

SilentAssassin
15-09-2016, 05:36 PM
http://i67.tinypic.com/10rv1gn.jpg

SilentAssassin
15-09-2016, 05:38 PM
I belive this is Palace at the Nest... in front of a few fans.
http://i65.tinypic.com/2q9fec4.jpg

SilentAssassin
15-09-2016, 05:41 PM
Palace fans on the way back from seeing Palace gain promotion after Wrexham - Mansfield (?)

http://i68.tinypic.com/2ywwtgi.jpg

SilentAssassin
15-09-2016, 05:50 PM
Palace playing away. Top one I think is at the Nest but I think the bottom picture is Fulham?

http://i66.tinypic.com/331h83t.jpg

old git
15-09-2016, 05:50 PM
http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/images/localworld/ugc-images/276430/binaries/2848167.jpg

1990 FA Cup Final...Bloke in the glasses is actually my dad! Was on the front page of Croydon Advertiser and they reprinted it before this years final with him in the same shirt holding the original paper

Always remember this image from my childhood

Say hallo to age from me.:p

WLYWLYAWYPWF
15-09-2016, 06:22 PM
http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/images/localworld/ugc-images/276430/binaries/2848167.jpg

1990 FA Cup Final...Bloke in the glasses is actually my dad! Was on the front page of Croydon Advertiser and they reprinted it before this years final with him in the same shirt holding the original paper

Always remember this image from my childhood

Damo bottom right baseball cap and t shirt like a dress out of picture.

CP Satellite
15-09-2016, 08:16 PM
I belive this is Palace at the Nest... in front of a few fans.
http://i65.tinypic.com/2q9fec4.jpg

The kit in that picture dates it to the 1912/13 season. As Palace were still playing at CP Park until 1915, Croydon Common would be the home team. The light blue kit with large 'V' in claret was our away kit then (reverse of our normal home colours).

At a guess, this is not a normal first team match (i.e. Southern League) as Croydon v Palace was the main derby match of the time, guaranteed to be one of the best attended matches of the few seasons both clubs competed against eachother. Palace were in Div One of the Southern League and Croydon in Div Two that season, it is possibly a reserve or friendly match.

ian king
15-09-2016, 08:20 PM
Palace playing away. Top one I think is at the Nest but I think the bottom picture is Fulham?

http://i66.tinypic.com/331h83t.jpg

Top one is at The Crystal Palace. Palace v Swindon 1913.
Harry Hanger the player off the ground.

ian king
15-09-2016, 08:29 PM
The kit in that picture dates it to the 1912/13 season. As Palace were still playing at CP Park until 1915, Croydon Common would be the home team. The light blue kit with large 'V' in clarrt was our away kit then (reverse of our normal home colours).

At a guess, this is not a normal first team match (i.e. Southern League) as Croydon v Palace was the main derby match of the time, guaranteed to be one of the best attended matches of the few seasons both clubs competed against eachother.

1912/13 Croydon Common in S.L. Div 2 so would not meet Palace then.

However the 1912-13 Handbook shows Palace and Croydon Common competing in the London League Premier Division Section B. Croydon Common v CP scheduled for 11th December. The only other clubs in this League were Catford Southend, Enfield, Brentford and Q.P.R.

ElwissAtMemphis
15-09-2016, 08:42 PM
There's a few old photographs of Palace fans in here but there's probably more Birmingham City fans.

http://images3a.snapfish.com/232323232%7Ffp734%3B5%3Enu%3D%3C8%3B3%3E77%3A%3E24 3%3EWSNRCG%3D37%3A6669%3B63334nu0mrj

Ockleywood
15-09-2016, 09:32 PM
In Alan Futter's book 'Who Killed the Cock Robins (The History of Croydon Common), the picture is illustrated with the following comments.

'An original print of this photograph of a Croydon Common game in progress at The Nest is in the files at the Croydon Local History Library. The print is marked "Chronicle Negative", but unfortunately it is not dated and it did not appear in an issue of the newspaper, probably because it is slightly blurred. The identity of the other team is not readily apparent but, judging by the dates of other photographs in the file which did appear in the newspaper, the match probably took place during the 1911/12 season"

SJPLDN
15-09-2016, 09:58 PM
Say hallo to age from me.:p

haha my dad wants to know who you are!?

He's managed to pretty much recite stories from every near modern picture from here

A Wooden Fish On Wheels
15-09-2016, 10:14 PM
Palace fans on the way back from seeing Palace gain promotion after Wrexham - Mansfield (?)

http://i68.tinypic.com/2ywwtgi.jpg Baldy front left?

SilentAssassin
16-09-2016, 04:19 AM
Palace v Brighton during the war.

http://i68.tinypic.com/2a60b3m.jpg

SilentAssassin
16-09-2016, 04:22 AM
http://i68.tinypic.com/apbsye.jpg

SilentAssassin
16-09-2016, 04:45 AM
Old Coach 1 with Joyce the Voice...

http://i68.tinypic.com/sfxriq.jpg

SilentAssassin
16-09-2016, 04:47 AM
http://i65.tinypic.com/2cmt7aa.jpg

SilentAssassin
16-09-2016, 04:49 AM
http://i65.tinypic.com/10740sx.jpg

SilentAssassin
16-09-2016, 04:50 AM
http://i68.tinypic.com/2ezl4zs.jpg

PeterH
16-09-2016, 05:02 AM
http://i68.tinypic.com/11jq82q.jpg


Is that Stockport Away black and whiterised?

Dorking .Eagle
16-09-2016, 05:06 AM
Yep,Baldy front left. (#43)

CP Satellite
16-09-2016, 07:24 AM
Palace fans on the way back from seeing Palace gain promotion after Wrexham - Mansfield (?)

http://i68.tinypic.com/2ywwtgi.jpg

I was on that memorable trip in May 1977. Baldy is in the picture, can't remember all the full names, but 76/77 was my first regular season as a Palace away regular (I was only 13 at the start of the season - having seen all the great FA Cup away games (except Scarborough) the previous season.

In that picture, left to right are Doug Tibbits, Trevor, Ray (who apparently was a Beefeater - Tower of London!), Murray (dodgy teeth!), Gerry Mansfield (Coach One Steward along with Neil Everitt - who is out of shot, as he took the picture. Also there is Manny, and obscured at the back Adrian McCulloch and I think his sister who was possibly going out with Gerry Mansfield at the time.

As I remember, the original National Express coach broke down and we had to change at somewhere like Wolverhampton on the journey back on a really crappy works bus - not that the National Coach wasn't crap enough in those days - no toilets and virtually no leg room.

Plenty of beer though - and champagne after our promotion that great day!

SilentAssassin
16-09-2016, 11:56 AM
http://i66.tinypic.com/169i4n4.jpg

SilentAssassin
16-09-2016, 11:58 AM
http://i68.tinypic.com/30mpzr4.jpg

SilentAssassin
16-09-2016, 11:59 AM
http://i66.tinypic.com/27z8zf6.jpg

hatter8142
16-09-2016, 12:04 PM
http://i66.tinypic.com/169i4n4.jpg

One of my all time favourite Palace players.

Ninjas Headband
16-09-2016, 12:25 PM
http://i65.tinypic.com/2cmt7aa.jpg

Judging by the kid third from right, Palace were 2 up when the photo was taken.

AddoWolz
16-09-2016, 12:30 PM
http://i66.tinypic.com/169i4n4.jpg

Jeeez , car aerials were big in the 70s , keep the pic's coming , there fantastic

Terrace Bickle
16-09-2016, 01:31 PM
Judging by the kid third from right, Palace were 2 up when the photo was taken.

Thanks for posting that , I think I can see my dad in that photo.

the drexciyan
16-09-2016, 05:19 PM
Great pics and stories chaps.

SilentAssassin
16-09-2016, 05:49 PM
http://i66.tinypic.com/5wblgn.jpg

ElwissAtMemphis
17-09-2016, 10:38 PM
CPFC adopt a zero tolerance policy when they hire a private security firm to clamp down on any fan protests against the appointment of Ian Holloway's successor.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bm5cDWqCQAAlADB.jpg

StanRd2005
17-09-2016, 11:03 PM
https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/14289854_10153924940043575_7288414863160290966_o.j pg

Louis
17-09-2016, 11:13 PM
http://i66.tinypic.com/5wblgn.jpg
Don't think I've seen this one before - was this taken during the original building of Selhurst Park in the 1920s?

salad fan club
17-09-2016, 11:40 PM
Another evocative one from the not-so-distant past. Sadly there appears to be more than a few Spurs fans who have gate-crashed this scene to spoil the convivial pre-match atmosphere on The Holmesdale. I don't think The Fanatics would have fancied getting involved if they were around in those days. "I say; you appear to be occupying the block that we pre-booked in consultation with the box office."

http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/october-1979-football-league-division-one-crystal-palace-v-tottenham-picture-id174042054

Wow I am in this pic at least I am pretty certain it's me
So where are the Spurs fans up the top ?

I remember a few Spurs being in our end

My guess is this is about 1980 ?

James
18-09-2016, 05:33 AM
http://i66.tinypic.com/169i4n4.jpgOY! That's my photograph!

SilentAssassin
18-09-2016, 05:35 AM
Don't think I've seen this one before - was this taken during the original building of Selhurst Park in the 1920s?

Indeed it is. :p

James
18-09-2016, 05:36 AM
Indeed it is. :pI assume that you took all my pictures from THIS thread (http://www.cpfc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=162150) ...

SilentAssassin
18-09-2016, 05:37 AM
OY! That's my photograph!

It's fantastic what gets about on the Internet these days isn't it? :D the majority of these I have found on a Facebook group to be honest through a mutual friend. :p

SilentAssassin
18-09-2016, 05:41 AM
I assume that you took all my pictures from THIS thread (http://www.cpfc.org/forums/showthread.php?t=162150) ...

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1080945311947683/

James
18-09-2016, 06:16 AM
It's fine - I'm glad that my old pictures are still of interest. Just like my old Betamax video of the goals from the Burnley 2-0 1979 game, which the Club has used on several occasions on their DVDs (which I believe is the only record remaining of this historic match).

SilentAssassin
18-09-2016, 06:20 AM
It's fine - I'm glad that my old pictures are still of interest. Just like my old Betamax video of the goals from the Burnley 2-0 1979 game, which the Club has used on several occasions on their DVDs (which I believe is the only record remaining of this historic match).

It's quite rare to spot these sort of photographs, outwith someone like yourself scanning these up. Quite happy to offer spotted some of these on that group as there are a fair few other gems on there that I think is worthy of a bit more exposure, in particular the ones from the earlier years of the club were we were probably not so much a 'fashionable' club.

Is there anymore pictures you have lying about by any chance? Would love to see them if you do.

James
18-09-2016, 09:24 AM
I did have several pictures taken at away matches (including the Wrexham away which preceded the game at Selhurst and from the game at Cardiff in the first season in the Third Division when we won 1-0 from a last minute goal by David Kemp, from very close range), but I fear that these were thrown away when my parents passed away and their house was cleared out. I would love to see these again.

SilentAssassin
20-09-2016, 12:08 PM
A picture of a Palace keeper Joshua Johnson training at the Crystal Palace.

http://i66.tinypic.com/4tlvso.jpg

Chocky
20-09-2016, 05:17 PM
You were refused entry to The Nest if you weren't wearing a hat.

mushroom
20-09-2016, 05:38 PM
http://i66.tinypic.com/169i4n4.jpg

Is that Ross from hit sitcom Friends?

DARZET EAGLE
20-09-2016, 06:17 PM
Is that Ross from hit sitcom Friends?

No it's Rash the Smash Harkouk. :p

big bad John
20-09-2016, 06:24 PM
Judging by the kid third from right, Palace were 2 up when the photo was taken.

Great photo of the crowd v Forest. Looking at old football photographs I always find it amazing how old (kids at front excepted) everyone looks. This includes old team photos as well. Obviously the ravages of war and rationing took its toll.

CP Satellite
20-09-2016, 07:04 PM
Great photo of the crowd v Forest. Looking at old football photographs I always find it amazing how old (kids at front excepted) everyone looks. This includes old team photos as well. Obviously the ravages of war and rationing took its toll.


The one face from that Forest FA Cup home match in '65 that intrgues me is the fella with the bus driver/conductors cap.
I'm sure there is caricature of it in the fanzine book 'We all follow the Palace'?

Another thought, could it be Steve Kember's dad, who worked on the buses at that time?

evvo111
20-09-2016, 07:11 PM
Great photo of the crowd v Forest. Looking at old football photographs I always find it amazing how old (kids at front excepted) everyone looks. This includes old team photos as well. Obviously the ravages of war and rationing took its toll.

Most of the people are smiling as well, which is nice.

Seba
21-09-2016, 08:08 AM
Another evocative one from the not-so-distant past. Sadly there appears to be more than a few Spurs fans who have gate-crashed this scene to spoil the convivial pre-match atmosphere on The Holmesdale. I don't think The Fanatics would have fancied getting involved if they were around in those days. "I say; you appear to be occupying the block that we pre-booked in consultation with the box office."

http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/october-1979-football-league-division-one-crystal-palace-v-tottenham-picture-id174042054

Mark Leech is a great photographer. Been photographing football for years. Often sticks old stuff on his twitter... https://twitter.com/Len_Scap

dave_who_ru
21-09-2016, 08:31 AM
http://i65.tinypic.com/2cmt7aa.jpg

I was there that day. Just wondering whether I wore my school uniform jacket as well. I recall my mum made me wear it on 'soecial' occasions.

The kid on the right must be wearing the first replica Palace shirt.

KYLIE MINEAGLE
21-09-2016, 10:44 AM
Can see two rattles and numerous flat caps.

old git
21-09-2016, 11:00 AM
Wow I am in this pic at least I am pretty certain it's me
So where are the Spurs fans up the top ?

I remember a few Spurs being in our end

My guess is this is about 1980 ?

I have seen this picture before and it is described as Palace v Spurs.I think it is Palace v Arsenal the same season (1979-80). I recognise at least 10 in that top section and my mate Malcolm is very obvious with his Afro. It was taken just after the top of the Holmesdale had been liberated :D by Palace fans.

scro
21-09-2016, 11:04 AM
http://www.croydonadvertiser.co.uk/images/localworld/ugc-images/276430/binaries/2848167.jpg

1990 FA Cup Final...Bloke in the glasses is actually my dad! Was on the front page of Croydon Advertiser and they reprinted it before this years final with him in the same shirt holding the original paper

Always remember this image from my childhood

I know the two lads at the front in red hats. Always makes me smile that photo.

SilentAssassin
22-09-2016, 04:55 AM
http://i65.tinypic.com/6putme.jpg

N Herts Eagle
22-09-2016, 05:41 AM
http://i65.tinypic.com/6putme.jpg No you cannot stop there, where did they think we would be in 2005 ?

old git
22-09-2016, 06:25 AM
No you cannot stop there, where did they think we would be in 2005 ?

Never mind that.Since when was Ian Paisley a Palace fan?

N Herts Eagle
22-09-2016, 06:41 AM
Never mind that.Since when was Ian Paisley a Palace fan? :eek: certainly looks like him....

CP Satellite
22-09-2016, 09:15 AM
Never mind that.Since when was Ian Paisley a Palace fan?

It's Waddon's grandpa.

SilentAssassin
23-09-2016, 04:34 PM
http://i64.tinypic.com/f3x26b.jpg

Granada allover
23-09-2016, 05:03 PM
http://i65.tinypic.com/2cmt7aa.jpg

Almost certain that's me bottom left, with the scarf wrapped round the bobble hat! The lad bottom right, with the specs, was in my class at school.

SilentAssassin
23-09-2016, 05:53 PM
http://i63.tinypic.com/2hgz23t.jpg

Mr Mojo Risin
23-09-2016, 08:37 PM
http://i64.tinypic.com/f3x26b.jpg

Apart from the cars it doesn't look too different from today! Brilliant thread.

fioreuk
23-09-2016, 08:42 PM
Apart from the cars it doesn't look too different from today! Brilliant thread.

Great pic.


Those Charlton scamps would have loved those cars and wing mirrors to show off their top boy credentials.

old git
23-09-2016, 08:46 PM
Any idea what year that pic. is? I would guess about 1978.

danpalace07
23-09-2016, 08:46 PM
http://i64.tinypic.com/f3x26b.jpg

brilliant photo

in-exile
23-09-2016, 08:57 PM
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tasty_snacks
23-09-2016, 09:06 PM
Awesome thread. Utterly awesome.

We should really have some kind of CPFC museum. Or ask Dorking and/or Selhurst Hoover to allow public tours of their collections. Wink wink, nod nod..... :afro:

SA Eagle
23-09-2016, 09:09 PM
Apart from the cars it doesn't look too different from today! Brilliant thread.

Especially the queue at the turnstile :D

Danny_Cheviot
23-09-2016, 09:12 PM
I could look at photos like these all day long. Thanks for posting.

Every face in the crowd has their own story and they all play a part in the history of the club.

old git
23-09-2016, 09:22 PM
On the pitch after avoiding relegation in the last game against Burnley.

stumpy feelers
23-09-2016, 09:38 PM
Loving these pictures, great stuff:p

SA Eagle
23-09-2016, 09:40 PM
On the pitch after avoiding relegation in the last game against Burnley.

I'll be in there somewhere. How two final games against the same team, in a relatively short space of time, could be so equally important but in different ways.

Jim Cannon
23-09-2016, 09:40 PM
On the pitch after avoiding relegation in the last game against Burnley.

The Burnley game we won to stay up wasn't the final game was it? It was an evening match for sure but think we had at least one more game after

old git
23-09-2016, 09:47 PM
The Burnley game we won to stay up wasn't the final game was it? It was an evening match for sure but think we had at least one more game after

Pretty sure it was the last one.I think it was a game that had been postponed a few months before.The result sent Burnley down.

Jim Cannon
23-09-2016, 09:49 PM
Pretty sure it was the last one.I think it was a game that had been postponed a few months before.The result sent Burnley down.

Double checked, you are right This was the Paul Wilkins game wasn't it, or was it Ian Edwards

SA Eagle
23-09-2016, 09:53 PM
Double checked, you are right This was the Paul Wilkins game wasn't it, or was it Ian Edwards

Think it was Edwards. Didn't we win the last (or pretty much last) game the season before against Wrexham when Edwards was sent off for Wrexham; in true Palace style we then signed Edwards and he was suspended for the opening games of the following season.

Jim Cannon
23-09-2016, 09:58 PM
Think it was Edwards. Didn't we win the last (or pretty much last) game the season before against Wrexham when Edwards was sent off for Wrexham; in true Palace style we then signed Edwards and he was suspended for the opening games of the following season.

Don't recall Edwards being sent off, but the Wrexham game WAS the Paul Wilkins game. A young striker we played who got both goals and was pretty much never heard of again. The main thing I recall about Edwards was him getting goal of the season once but he was cack really. Useless bit of information: Edwards now runs a hotel a Wales:D

jaspercpfc
23-09-2016, 09:58 PM
https://www.holmesdale.net/board_files/downloads/1824129_last%20stand%201.jpg
Holmesdale last Stand 8th May 94'

DARZET EAGLE
23-09-2016, 09:59 PM
Double checked, you are right This was the Paul Wilkins game wasn't it, or was it Ian Edwards

Ian Edwards header from a corner I believe.

Jim Cannon
23-09-2016, 10:00 PM
Ian Edwards header from a corner I believe.

I remember the goal now, it was a shot from a low cross, in the Whitehorse I think

SA Eagle
23-09-2016, 10:05 PM
Found it, he was

http://cpfc80s.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/palace-v-wrexham.html

Wilkins did very little else for Palace as you say

Vince Hilaire's Afro
23-09-2016, 10:58 PM
On the pitch after avoiding relegation in the last game against Burnley.

I was at this game but don't even remember the pitch invasion

Wtf!!

Vince Hilaire's Afro
23-09-2016, 11:00 PM
Never mind that.Since when was Ian Paisley a Palace fan?

Lord Tyrion Lannister (bottom left) got him a ticket in exchange for a wooden stool

TrevorWel
24-09-2016, 01:00 AM
http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/dad7f1739f30441e966bbe25161efcc0/crystal-palace-1-2-ipswich-town-league-match-at-selhurst-park-saturday-ety76c.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/05/01/article-2617910-0000B15D00000C1D-709_964x638.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KzAvBoD55kU/UVaYHk6zBLI/AAAAAAAACyM/H5m2iuAODU4/s1600/IMG_0019_edited-1+copy.jpg

http://www.holmesdale.net/board_files/downloads/1658976_old%20selhurst.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cB5oOMr7pSM/UVhqhX2eotI/AAAAAAAAC0Q/tN7JvedXpHU/s1600/IMG_0003.jpg

SilentAssassin
24-09-2016, 09:08 AM
Any idea what year that pic. is? I would guess about 1978.

It's is for FA Cup semi final tickets for Southampton I believe.

Vince Hilaire's Afro
24-09-2016, 09:16 AM
http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/dad7f1739f30441e966bbe25161efcc0/crystal-palace-1-2-ipswich-town-league-match-at-selhurst-park-saturday-ety76c.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/05/01/article-2617910-0000B15D00000C1D-709_964x638.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KzAvBoD55kU/UVaYHk6zBLI/AAAAAAAACyM/H5m2iuAODU4/s1600/IMG_0019_edited-1+copy.jpg

http://www.holmesdale.net/board_files/downloads/1658976_old%20selhurst.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cB5oOMr7pSM/UVhqhX2eotI/AAAAAAAAC0Q/tN7JvedXpHU/s1600/IMG_0003.jpg

Despite going to practically every Palace game played in the 80s, I finally spot myself in a pic. the Sainsbury's end one. Four guys standing by the wall. My uncle, my dad's friend (the black guy in a sheepskin coat), my dad, and me in an horrific two tone light blue and dark blue coat.

Am Phibian
24-09-2016, 11:28 AM
On the pitch after avoiding relegation in the last game against Burnley.

That Burnley game was a 3pm kick off in Spring. Looks too dark. Ian Edwards saved our bacon.

old git
24-09-2016, 11:37 AM
That Burnley game was a 3pm kick off in Spring. Looks too dark. Ian Edwards saved our bacon.

Definitely a night game.Tuesday May 17th.

Am Phibian
24-09-2016, 11:41 AM
Definitely a night game.Tuesday May 17th.

I can remember the game pretty well just don't remember any dark. Even the attendance 22,000. Fair nuff. Still don't get why it is so dark because it would have been mid May as you say.

old git
24-09-2016, 11:59 AM
I can remember the game pretty well just don't remember any dark. Even the attendance 22,000. Fair nuff. Still don't get why it is so dark because it would have been mid May as you say.

It gets dark around 8.45 mid May.(yes I checked):clown:This would have been around 45 minutes after that.

mpfn
24-09-2016, 12:05 PM
The Burnley relegation game was definitely at night.
I was in the Arthur seats, and had trouble getting over and down the wall at the end !
Ian Edwards with 2 iirc

ElwissAtMemphis
24-09-2016, 12:53 PM
http://talksport.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/field/image/201506/holte-end-villa-park.jpg

ElwissAtMemphis
24-09-2016, 01:18 PM
Never mind that.Since when was Ian Paisley a Palace fan?

He's there to predict our chances of ever winning a major trophy: "Never, never, never ..."

SilentAssassin
25-09-2016, 12:23 PM
http://i68.tinypic.com/16iws3n.jpg

SilentAssassin
25-09-2016, 12:24 PM
http://i68.tinypic.com/n16p11.jpg

Nth Kent Eagle
25-09-2016, 01:03 PM
It's is for FA Cup semi final tickets for Southampton I believe.

Members of the away travel club had to queue up on the Sunday morning and get a ticket at the junction of the Arthur and Whitehorse.

Mick
25-09-2016, 01:10 PM
http://i68.tinypic.com/n16p11.jpg

Is that Chris Wright being lifted off his feet in the middle/

SilentAssassin
25-09-2016, 01:58 PM
Crystal Palace V Exeter... played at The Dell rather than the Nest, which was closed due to crowd trouble.

http://i67.tinypic.com/10xszk5.jpg

ElwissAtMemphis
25-09-2016, 04:10 PM
Is that Chris Wright being lifted off his feet in the middle/

I'm not sure but I believe that's him in the rubbish lion costume and 'Shoot Ron Noades' sign. Taken at the 1982 World Cup in Spain.

Tom's Old Man
25-09-2016, 06:27 PM
That Burnley game was a 3pm kick off in Spring. Looks too dark. Ian Edwards saved our bacon.
100% evening kick-off. We would have been relegated if Burnley had won, but a draw or Palace win would send Burnley down. Fairly sure the match had been postponed from an earlier date. As you say, Ian Edwards scored the all-important goal. Cracking atmosphere.

CP Satellite
25-09-2016, 06:50 PM
Crystal Palace V Exeter... played at The Dell rather than the Nest, which was closed due to crowd trouble.

http://i67.tinypic.com/10xszk5.jpg


Wow, what a great picture. Amazing crowd when you think how far both Exeter and Palace are away from Southampton.

Can only think thousands of locals turned up (12,000 gate according to the reports) for a game played in late November. Southampton finished as Runners-up, so there may have been quite a lot of interest and support for Exeter, playing in red and white stripes too!

Only the Champions got promotion, which turned out to be Palace that season.

Lord Flange
25-09-2016, 08:49 PM
Despite going to practically every Palace game played in the 80s, I finally spot myself in a pic. the Sainsbury's end one. Four guys standing by the wall. My uncle, my dad's friend (the black guy in a sheepskin coat), my dad, and me in an horrific two tone light blue and dark blue coat.

I'm about two barriers below, next to the right hand goalpost, where it meets cross bar. I'm next to the lad with the two tone grey and red jacket, wearing my ski hat! :lux::lux:

palaceboy1
25-09-2016, 08:51 PM
http://i68.tinypic.com/n16p11.jpg
Yes definetly Chris Wright i was doing the lifting

ElwissAtMemphis
25-09-2016, 11:02 PM
Mark Leech is a great photographer. Been photographing football for years. Often sticks old stuff on his twitter... https://twitter.com/Len_Scap

Good tip; here's another of his. This one would have been more appropriate last week but still has a pleasing sense of schadenfreude...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Css4_L2WYAAb1fC.jpg

ElwissAtMemphis
25-09-2016, 11:20 PM
Another good one courtesy of Mark Leech. Not of Palace fans per se but worth sharing nonetheless ...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cg0rviQW0AInVUN.jpg

SilentAssassin
26-09-2016, 01:52 PM
http://i67.tinypic.com/2u4h9x3.jpg

SilentAssassin
26-09-2016, 01:55 PM
Palace away to Great Yarmouth

http://i67.tinypic.com/2vt798h.jpg

SilentAssassin
26-09-2016, 02:08 PM
Away to Finchley in the cup.

http://i68.tinypic.com/jzwbyf.jpg

http://i67.tinypic.com/wrkvns.jpg

Big Gav
26-09-2016, 02:17 PM
Definitely a night game.Tuesday May 17th.

Yep was a night game

bestperch
26-09-2016, 02:30 PM
Definitely a night game.Tuesday May 17th.

Game was originally scheduled for the Saturday that we played them in the 5th round !

orp pisshead1
26-09-2016, 04:07 PM
Palace away to Great Yarmouth

http://i67.tinypic.com/2vt798h.jpg

Wow amazing pic thanks a lot :p.

BERT'S HEAD
26-09-2016, 04:16 PM
Palace away to Great Yarmouth

http://i67.tinypic.com/2vt798h.jpg


You can buy the programme online for 80 notes.

Harry Bassett
26-09-2016, 04:39 PM
I am in the crowd for the Finchley game,struggled to watch the game because of the fog and my remaining memory is of George Robb their brilliant left winger who later signed for Spurs and became an England International.

SilentAssassin
26-09-2016, 04:48 PM
Wow amazing pic thanks a lot :p.

That's stand in the background is also one of the oldest stands in the country still in use too according to wiki. :p

ElwissAtMemphis
26-09-2016, 05:38 PM
Beautiful isn't it, although I think there might be an issue with obstructed views.

http://www.greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk/polopoly_fs/1.1160873.1324566640!/image/674659930.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_630/674659930.jpg

Granada allover
26-09-2016, 05:54 PM
Beautiful isn't it, although I think there might be an issue with obstructed views.

http://www.greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk/polopoly_fs/1.1160873.1324566640!/image/674659930.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_630/674659930.jpg

Agreed. That lamp post obstructs the view of a beautiful stand. :love:

Harry Bassett
26-09-2016, 06:08 PM
I missed the Palace game but have been there to watch another game---open to correction but seem to recall that Mel Blyth played for GY after release by Norwich and was spotted by Scunthorpe from whom we signed him.

SilentAssassin
27-09-2016, 05:04 AM
I missed the Palace game but have been there to watch another game---open to correction but seem to recall that Mel Blyth played for GY after release by Norwich and was spotted by Scunthorpe from whom we signed him.

According to his Wikipedia page. He started out at Great Yarmouth and then joined Norwich, although he didn't make an appearance with them he joined Scunthorpe with Ron Ashman, former Norwich manager taking up the reigns there in 1967.

SilentAssassin
29-09-2016, 05:55 PM
Palace - Norwich, reserve match.

http://i67.tinypic.com/3177295.jpg

ElwissAtMemphis
29-09-2016, 06:34 PM
http://www.anorak.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/PA-9949744.jpg

Probably not many Palace fans present but here's Alan Whittle heading past Gordon Banks for Everton against Stoke City in the 70/71 FA Cup 3rd/4th place play-off at Selhurst. Stoke won 3-2; only 5,031 bothered to show up.

It was played on the Friday night before the final which saw Arsenal beat Liverpool 2-1 to secure the double, back in the day when that actually meant something.

danpalace07
30-09-2016, 12:20 AM
http://www.anorak.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/PA-9949744.jpg

Probably not many Palace fans present but here's Alan Whittle heading past Gordon Banks for Everton against Stoke City in the 70/71 FA Cup 3rd/4th place play-off at Selhurst. Stoke won 3-2; only 5,031 bothered to show up.

It was played on the Friday night before the final which saw Arsenal beat Liverpool 2-1 to secure the double, back in the day when that actually meant something.

speaking of the old Arthur (well, you weren't but it's in the picture), what was it like in the standing part? Seeing as it's where the singers stood back in the day how does it compare to SP now?

Vince Hilaire's Afro
30-09-2016, 12:28 AM
speaking of the old Arthur (well, you weren't but it's in the picture), what was it like in the standing part? Seeing as it's where the singers stood back in the day how does it compare to SP now?

The enclosure always looks so small in pictures, but it was actually quite big when you stood in it.

Sometimes it only looked as though there were about 20 lads singing in that little pocket near the away fans, but they still made some noise!

passenger
30-09-2016, 12:51 AM
What a great thread pure love for football

Hedgehog
30-09-2016, 02:07 AM
Can we post old Palace related photos of ourselves?

http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af333/rhodgkin01/Palace%20Hat%201.jpg

Circa 1975 somewhere in Devon/Cornwall

DocSavage
30-09-2016, 05:02 PM
speaking of the old Arthur (well, you weren't but it's in the picture), what was it like in the standing part? Seeing as it's where the singers stood back in the day how does it compare to SP now?
we (6/7 of us) migrated there from the upper holmesdale mudbank about 76/77 firstly just to try it out, then because the view was better, then because it could get lively (in the 70's sense)

it was actually quite atmospheric as the noise did not float away and sometimes you could hear bones breaking although that was less than pleasant when it was ian evans and that could be heard from the width of the pitch!

Grim Reaper
30-09-2016, 10:05 PM
I could look at photos like these all day long. Thanks for posting.

Every face in the crowd has their own story and they all play a part in the history of the club.

Ditto. Totally agree. Something about the photos of the 70s which was a bit before my time that has me hooked. Could look all day- more photos of the 70s please!

monkey
01-10-2016, 04:13 PM
Can we post old Palace related photos of ourselves?

http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af333/rhodgkin01/Palace%20Hat%201.jpg

Circa 1975 somewhere in Devon/Cornwall

great car mate, shame about the hat :supergrin:

hatter8142
01-10-2016, 04:44 PM
http://i67.tinypic.com/2u4h9x3.jpg

Bottom right 2nd from front is that Barry Silkman or a Clown?

Jim Cannon
01-10-2016, 05:38 PM
speaking of the old Arthur (well, you weren't but it's in the picture), what was it like in the standing part? Seeing as it's where the singers stood back in the day how does it compare to SP now?

The enclosure was great

WLYWLYAWYPWF
01-10-2016, 06:14 PM
Can we post old Palace related photos of ourselves?

http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af333/rhodgkin01/Palace%20Hat%201.jpg

Circa 1975 somewhere in Devon/Cornwall

Frank Spenceresque.

foresthillbilly
01-10-2016, 06:21 PM
the trouble is, people forget how expensive and difficult photographs for the ordinary person were, back in the day. Cameras started at around 50, film was about 5 a pop, then the developing was nearly 10. And that was in the late 1970's/early 1980's. Colour film was a luxury.
Plus you never knew how the photos were going to turn out, until they got developed at the local chemist. If you got more than 50% decent photos, you were verging on professional status. :D

Young 'uns don't know how lucky they are these days with their digital wajamacallits

ElwissAtMemphis
01-10-2016, 07:52 PM
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CgtedC2WMAAT7Zi.jpg:large

(From Hy Money's Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/hymoney)

Hedgehog
02-10-2016, 12:59 AM
great car mate, shame about the hat :supergrin:
Long story... but it wasn't my car... but the hat was.

SilentAssassin
02-10-2016, 08:36 AM
Roger Hoy scoring against Manchester City

http://i67.tinypic.com/fnzat0.jpg

SilentAssassin
02-10-2016, 08:43 AM
Di Stefano walks out at Selhurst

http://i68.tinypic.com/2nw1vk7.jpg

DARZET EAGLE
02-10-2016, 11:11 AM
Roger Hoy scoring against Manchester City

http://i67.tinypic.com/fnzat0.jpg

Also Cliff Jackson in the penalty area. Joe Corrigan is the City keeper, a great servant to the club spending 16 seasons at the club from 1967.

DARZET EAGLE
02-10-2016, 11:18 AM
Di Stefano walks out at Selhurst

http://i68.tinypic.com/2nw1vk7.jpg

A terrific game to celebrate our new floodlights, Palace just losing 4-3 to a truly great Real Madrid. Johnny Byrne played a blinder as a guest following his transfer to West Ham. Memories stirred after looking at Wiki for this game.:p:p

SilentAssassin
03-10-2016, 06:41 AM
Can anyone else lay claim to having their wedding reception at a Palace match?

http://i66.tinypic.com/jj89on.jpg

bgraham
03-10-2016, 10:27 AM
Also Cliff Jackson in the penalty area. Joe Corrigan is the City keeper, a great servant to the club spending 16 seasons at the club from 1967.

Looks like Gerry Queen in the penalty area.

ElwissAtMemphis
03-10-2016, 01:08 PM
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/01/20/article-0-007C43A200000578-422_468x338.jpg

A photograph notable for the lack of Palace fans. January 1979, Palace v Bristol City in the FA Cup 4th Round. That Winter was absolutely freezing with only 1 league match playable in January. This match was rearranged on a Monday night but the freezing temperatures rendered The Holmesdale unsafe and it was closed. The match went ahead anyway with over 20,000 in the ground. I'd never seen The Whitehorse so packed.

For the record, 2nd Division Palace beat 1st Division Bristol City 3-0. The picture shows Norman Hunter hacking down Jim Cannon as was his stock-in-trade. Looks like Gerry Gow to the right.

A Wooden Fish On Wheels
03-10-2016, 03:50 PM
https://www.holmesdale.net/board_files/downloads/1824129_last%20stand%201.jpg
Holmesdale last Stand 8th May 94' I think that might well be me in the yellow with the spex bottom left, and my mate Matthew Grant wearing the cap to my right.

Jim Cannon
03-10-2016, 03:53 PM
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/01/20/article-0-007C43A200000578-422_468x338.jpg

A photograph notable for the lack of Palace fans. January 1979, Palace v Bristol City in the FA Cup 4th Round. That Winter was absolutely freezing with only 1 league match playable in January. This match was rearranged on a Monday night but the freezing temperatures rendered The Holmesdale unsafe and it was closed. The match went ahead anyway with over 20,000 in the ground. I'd never seen The Whitehorse so packed.

For the record, 2nd Division Palace beat 1st Division Bristol City 3-0. The picture shows Norman Hunter hacking down Jim Cannon as was his stock-in-trade. Looks like Gerry Gow to the right.

Remember it well, I was there. We played Wolves in the next round.

Chocky
03-10-2016, 04:07 PM
I remember that Bristol City cup game but no memory of the Holmesdale being closed nor the ref having a beer gut hanging out.

Chocky
03-10-2016, 04:13 PM
Di Stefano walks out at Selhurst

http://i68.tinypic.com/2nw1vk7.jpg

Wobbles more like, the fat knacker.

Harry Bassett
03-10-2016, 04:20 PM
Roger Hoy scoring against Manchester City

http://i67.tinypic.com/fnzat0.jpg


Gerry Queen and Roger Hoy in that photo.

Chocky
03-10-2016, 04:26 PM
http://i64.tinypic.com/f3x26b.jpg

Same as my first ever car driving up the road, followed by the car my old man had at the same time. How queer.

Chocky
03-10-2016, 04:32 PM
It's fine - I'm glad that my old pictures are still of interest. Just like my old Betamax video of the goals from the Burnley 2-0 1979 game, which the Club has used on several occasions on their DVDs (which I believe is the only record remaining of this historic match).

Yet again, for the umpteenth time, I also have that recording from ITN on Betmax which I transferred to VHS. I also have Venables commenting on it at the Cup Final the day after. Difference is though and credit to you, you got it out there for everyone.

Maiden Eagle
03-10-2016, 04:46 PM
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/01/20/article-0-007C43A200000578-422_468x338.jpg

A photograph notable for the lack of Palace fans. January 1979, Palace v Bristol City in the FA Cup 4th Round. That Winter was absolutely freezing with only 1 league match playable in January. This match was rearranged on a Monday night but the freezing temperatures rendered The Holmesdale unsafe and it was closed. The match went ahead anyway with over 20,000 in the ground. I'd never seen The Whitehorse so packed.

For the record, 2nd Division Palace beat 1st Division Bristol City 3-0. The picture shows Norman Hunter hacking down Jim Cannon as was his stock-in-trade. Looks like Gerry Gow to the right.

I was at that game, as well. Pretty sure Norman Hunter was sent off that night, as well as another Bristol player.

But 9 men or not, Palace would have stuffed them out of sight, as they were much the better side. City were so bad that night, even Terry Fenwick scored !

SilentAssassin
03-10-2016, 08:44 PM
Not so much of with fans in the background but a great picture of Jacko here...

http://i65.tinypic.com/sxosq8.jpg

the drexciyan
03-10-2016, 09:00 PM
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/05/01/article-2617910-0000B15D00000C1D-709_964x638.jpg


Lol Jimmy Power, if you read this get in contact mate :D

the drexciyan
03-10-2016, 09:09 PM
speaking of the old Arthur (well, you weren't but it's in the picture), what was it like in the standing part? Seeing as it's where the singers stood back in the day how does it compare to SP now?

It was good especially when packed out and the singers went near to the away fans towards the holmesdale side. Joyce the Voice could always be heard coming from somewhere behind. Always pandemonium when we scored a big goal too.

Vince Hilaire's Afro
03-10-2016, 09:32 PM
It was good especially when packed out and the singers went near to the away fans towards the holmesdale side. Joyce the Voice could always be heard coming from somewhere behind. Always pandemonium when we scored a big goal too.

The AW enclosure was being discussed on another thread, and I was sure that sometimes the away fans would be given part of the AW terracing nearest the corner if they had particularly big followings (often with quite a narrow gap between the home and away fans)

Pretty sure the away fans had a section of seating in the corner of the AW too

Big Gav
03-10-2016, 09:41 PM
I remember that Bristol City cup game but no memory of the Holmesdale being closed nor the ref having a beer gut hanging out.

Same here :)

Big Gav
03-10-2016, 09:44 PM
Pretty sure the away fans had a section of seating in the corner of the AW too

They did. That was fun at times

DARZET EAGLE
03-10-2016, 10:15 PM
Looks like Gerry Queen in the penalty area.

Indeed, I think you are correct.:p

gcwhite
03-10-2016, 10:33 PM
I was at that game, as well. Pretty sure Norman Hunter was sent off that night, as well as another Bristol player.

But 9 men or not, Palace would have stuffed them out of sight, as they were much the better side. City were so bad that night, even Terry Fenwick scored !

I have a memory that a third Bristol City should have been sent off. Whoever it was clearly punched a Palace player in front of the Arthur enclosure but the ref bottled it.

Pretty sure the Holmesdale wasn't closed.

Vince Hilaire's Afro
03-10-2016, 11:17 PM
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/01/20/article-0-007C43A200000578-422_468x338.jpg


Where is they're trying to tell us it's fun to stay at again?

TrevorWel
04-10-2016, 12:19 AM
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/26/9a/3f/269a3ff39784506659abb1996d02c467.jpg

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CP7CegvWgAQCAE2.jpg

http://ultra-style.weebly.com/uploads/7/0/7/2/7072694/2322894.jpg?725

TrevorWel
04-10-2016, 12:24 AM
http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/0a4f1bbc5cf843a595ea0912fda11ec0/football-supporters-standing-on-terraces-at-selhurst-park-9th-march-dj13tn.jpg

http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/d94193326bd2428a98ebb3d90d9e1c6e/fa-cup-fourth-round-match-at-selhurst-park-crystal-palace-1-v-west-en6t83.jpg

TrevorWel
04-10-2016, 12:36 AM
http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/0a4f1bbc5cf843a595ea0912fda11ec0/football-supporters-standing-on-terraces-at-selhurst-park-9th-march-dj13tn.jpg



Best programme cover ever!!!! :lux::lux::supergrin::supergrin:

http://rednbluearmy.co.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/cpfc-0-1-chelsea-programme-1984.jpg?itok=qRWF9fWH

TrevorWel
04-10-2016, 12:42 AM
http://rednbluearmy.co.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/cpfc-2-1-portsmouth-picture-1986-andy-gray-goal.jpg?itok=zGEYt3CJ

http://i2.examiner.co.uk/incoming/article4902367.ece/ALTERNATES/s1200/steve-kember-right-palace-manager-when-they-stayed-up-and-town-went-down-in-1971-72-342143890.jpg

TrevorWel
04-10-2016, 12:45 AM
Palace at Fulham


http://www.cpfc.org/g2/d/50796-2/150_G.jpg

TrevorWel
04-10-2016, 12:49 AM
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/01/02/article-0-1A633DDE00000578-303_964x642.jpg

TrevorWel
04-10-2016, 12:49 AM
Because of Boxing Day.......

http://www.cpfc.co.uk/cms_images/news/phil-barber-4361-2162485_478x359.jpg

Big Gav
04-10-2016, 01:07 AM
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/01/02/article-0-1A633DDE00000578-303_964x642.jpg

1-0 to Palace Alan Irvine?
Probably too early for Clough to be playing though

orp pisshead1
04-10-2016, 01:08 AM
They did. That was fun at times

Villa & Weed spring to mind:D.

Big Gav
04-10-2016, 01:10 AM
Yes I got arrested after that Villa match :(

orp pisshead1
04-10-2016, 01:11 AM
1-0 to Palace Alan Irvine?

Yep and a good low drive iircc:p. Took ages getting from Farnborough to Selhurst due to the weather and seemed a lot of Palace walking from areas like west wickham.

orp pisshead1
04-10-2016, 01:14 AM
Yes I got arrested after that Villa match :(

What did you do :D, ginger at fault? Did Geoff Garity(sp) get you to do litter duty
After game :D.

Big Gav
04-10-2016, 01:38 AM
I got accused of throwing coins up at the Villa fans in the seats. Some copper said he saw my arm in the air throwing a coin. There was loads of arms in the air throwing coins mine was in the air giving a wanker sign :)
Got taken to Norbury police station shits didn't let me out until 3am!
Went to court not enough evidence to charge me

orp pisshead1
04-10-2016, 03:39 AM
I got accused of throwing coins up at the Villa fans in the seats. Some copper said he saw my arm in the air throwing a coin. There was loads of arms in the air throwing coins mine was in the air giving a wanker sign :)
Got taken to Norbury police station shits didn't let me out until 3am!
Went to court not enough evidence to charge me

That was a favourite tactic back in the day releasing you late so your ****ed getting home:veryangry.

After that villa game we was back in our local chatting to villa fan Jim Roach cousin of Pat Roach the actor/wrestler and he'd been to the game with his Palace supporting mrs. We was having a laugh about it kicking off ( quite heavily) but his Mrs couldn't believe how bad it was though that could be the norm back then. Good bloke Jim for a villa bastard;).

OldPeanutSeller
04-10-2016, 03:45 AM
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/01/20/article-0-007C43A200000578-422_468x338.jpg

A photograph notable for the lack of Palace fans. January 1979, Palace v Bristol City in the FA Cup 4th Round. That Winter was absolutely freezing with only 1 league match playable in January. This match was rearranged on a Monday night but the freezing temperatures rendered The Holmesdale unsafe and it was closed. The match went ahead anyway with over 20,000 in the ground. I'd never seen The Whitehorse so packed.

For the record, 2nd Division Palace beat 1st Division Bristol City 3-0. The picture shows Norman Hunter hacking down Jim Cannon as was his stock-in-trade. Looks like Gerry Gow to the right.

If memory serves, Hunter was sent off that night, either for that tackle or a follow up tackle later in the game

orp pisshead1
04-10-2016, 03:50 AM
Beautiful isn't it, although I think there might be an issue with obstructed views.

http://www.greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk/polopoly_fs/1.1160873.1324566640!/image/674659930.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_630/674659930.jpg

That is a cracking stand :p.

orp pisshead1
04-10-2016, 03:52 AM
If memory serves, Hunter was sent off that night, either for that tackle or a follow up tackle later in the game

Was it during this period Palace vs Baggies mid week was called of ? . NTE I think kindly answers last time but was possibly 5-7 years ago and I've forgot :(.

Tony
04-10-2016, 11:15 AM
Was it during this period Palace vs Baggies mid week was called of ? . NTE I think kindly answers last time but was possibly 5-7 years ago and I've forgot :(.

Think the Baggies one was a Friday night around Christmas 1979? It was a Div One match. I was walking up Thornton Heath High Street in really thick snow and there was absolutely no chance of it going ahead, people were coming back the other way saying it was off, but I didn't want to believe it as I had a Saturday job and could hardly get to any games at the time.

Those late 70s and 80s winters were absolutely bitter, used to come back from matches absolutely frozen through.

orp pisshead1
04-10-2016, 03:30 PM
Think the Baggies one was a Friday night around Christmas 1979? It was a Div One match. I was walking up Thornton Heath High Street in really thick snow and there was absolutely no chance of it going ahead, people were coming back the other way saying it was off, but I didn't want to believe it as I had a Saturday job and could hardly get to any games at the time.

Those late 70s and 80s winters were absolutely bitter, used to come back from matches absolutely frozen through.

:hi: cheers Tony, was on the 75 bus from Sydenham fair few Palace on there and my dad and me in a indigo blue n white bar Scarf:eek: by the re match like most of my neighbours I was Palace :lux::lux:. My mum wasn't best pleased but oh well:supergrin:.

Bobby Smith
04-10-2016, 03:41 PM
I got accused of throwing coins up at the Villa fans in the seats. Some copper said he saw my arm in the air throwing a coin. There was loads of arms in the air throwing coins mine was in the air giving a wanker sign :)
Got taken to Norbury police station shits didn't let me out until 3am!
Went to court not enough evidence to charge me

The return of Andy Gray. Didn't somebody in the Enclosure throw an apple core at him?

ElwissAtMemphis
04-10-2016, 03:56 PM
Was it during this period Palace vs Baggies mid week was called of ? . NTE I think kindly answers last time but was possibly 5-7 years ago and I've forgot :(.

Different seasons. The Bristol City match was played on Monday 29th January 1979 after being postponed 2 days earlier on the Saturday (no 10 days notice required by the police in those days).

The West Brom match you're thinking of was the following season. Originally scheduled for Friday 21st December for some reason, it was eventually played on Saturday 26th January 1980 which was the scheduled weekend of the 4th Round of the FA Cup which we'd been knocked out of by Swansea. We drew 2-2; scorers Vince Hilaire and Steve Kember (his last ever goal for Palace). He only played 2 more matches.

I need to get out more.

orp pisshead1
04-10-2016, 04:07 PM
Different seasons. The Bristol City match was played on Monday 29th January 1979 after being postponed 2 days earlier on the Saturday (no 10 days notice required by the police in those days).

The West Brom match you're thinking of was the following season. Originally scheduled for Friday 21st December for some reason, it was eventually played on Saturday 26th January 1980 which was the scheduled weekend of the 4th Round of the FA Cup which we'd been knocked out of by Swansea. We drew 2-2; scorers Vince Hilaire and Steve Kember (his last ever goal for Palace). He only played 2 more matches.

I need to get out more.

Excellent memory, So what season was 1-1 at Arsenal we missed a pen( Francis iircc) that must've been 80 then ?.

ElwissAtMemphis
04-10-2016, 04:10 PM
http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/2c1a754b4e4a4177a7209d6c695e1e0c/soccer-fa-cup-5th-round-crystal-palace-burnley-selhurst-park-g4crh2.jpg

Another game without a crowd. It doesn't look much like an FA Cup 5th Round tie but it is. 1982/83, and the new Whitehorse Lane/Sainsbury/whatever End is nearing completion but not open yet. It was opened later that season to not much fanfare; I can't even remember which game.

For a terrace it always looked incongruously modern to me. Even in those pre-Hillsborough days, ground redevelopment was nearly always new seating and building a brand new end of terracing was pretty rare; most terracing was pre-war at least. I thought it looked almost Brutalist or the work of a Soviet architect.

ElwissAtMemphis
04-10-2016, 04:15 PM
Excellent memory, So what season was 1-1 at Arsenal we missed a pen( Francis iircc) that must've been 80 then ?.

It's not from memory I can assure you. I struggle to recall results from 10 years ago, let alone knocking on 30.

The game you want was Saturday 22nd March 1980. A rare Kenny Sansom goal for Palace. Liam Brady for Arsenal. A rare outing in goal for David Fry while the Arsenal line-up included David Price who almost exactly a year later would be making his Palace debut sadly.

orp pisshead1
04-10-2016, 04:37 PM
It's not from memory I can assure you. I struggle to recall results from 10 years ago, let alone knocking on 30.

The game you want was Saturday 22nd March 1980. A rare Kenny Sansom goal for Palace. Liam Brady for Arsenal. A rare outing in goal for David Fry while the Arsenal line-up included David Price who almost exactly a year later would be making his Palace debut sadly.

Top man:p, now you say it i remember Fry in goal, there was a large Palace presence as we wasn't technically in the Palace bit but when Sansom scored( didn't know it was him TBH)everyone around us went mental including us despite my mates dad warning us not too:).
**** knows when my first Palace game was though:frown:. Just know Arsenal away was the start of going lots of away games:lux:.

Beckenham Boy
04-10-2016, 05:03 PM
Couple of mine from recent seasons

Sheffield Wednesday after we had stayed up and they were relegated
http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss165/danlane99/050_zpsq1b0u0pj.jpg

Watford away
http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss165/danlane99/034_zps6yyqspyw.jpg

Display at Selhurst
http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss165/danlane99/097_zpshynial7b.jpg

Coventry away
http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss165/danlane99/166_zpsijqnidtg.jpg

delboy01
04-10-2016, 05:45 PM
http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/0a4f1bbc5cf843a595ea0912fda11ec0/football-supporters-standing-on-terraces-at-selhurst-park-9th-march-dj13tn.jpg



Best programme cover ever!!!! :lux::lux::supergrin::supergrin:

http://rednbluearmy.co.uk/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/cpfc-0-1-chelsea-programme-1984.jpg?itok=qRWF9fWH

Isn't that the earlybirds?

orp pisshead1
04-10-2016, 06:31 PM
Isn't that the earlybirds?

:D.

orp pisshead1
04-10-2016, 06:33 PM
That is a great photo:p that Stan Cummings at front? know rest of them

dowieslovechild
04-10-2016, 06:42 PM
It's not from memory I can assure you. I struggle to recall results from 10 years ago, let alone knocking on 30.

The game you want was Saturday 22nd March 1980. A rare Kenny Sansom goal for Palace. Liam Brady for Arsenal. A rare outing in goal for David Fry while the Arsenal line-up included David Price who almost exactly a year later would be making his Palace debut sadly.

My 11th birthday. My Dad took me to that one.

Chocky
04-10-2016, 06:46 PM
http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/2c1a754b4e4a4177a7209d6c695e1e0c/soccer-fa-cup-5th-round-crystal-palace-burnley-selhurst-park-g4crh2.jpg

Another game without a crowd. It doesn't look much like an FA Cup 5th Round tie but it is. 1982/83, and the new Whitehorse Lane/Sainsbury/whatever End is nearing completion but not open yet. It was opened later that season to not much fanfare; I can't even remember which game.

For a terrace it always looked incongruously modern to me. Even in those pre-Hillsborough days, ground redevelopment was nearly always new seating and building a brand new end of terracing was pretty rare; most terracing was pre-war at least. I thought it looked almost Brutalist or the work of a Soviet architect.

Who was that against, Burnley? We lost 1-0 in the replay?

I can never remember a game when there were no fans and only two players on the pitch.

ElwissAtMemphis
04-10-2016, 06:53 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WOTdT0_njIs/VHbWJvQZVbI/AAAAAAAAar0/ar9ACHiXhRg/s618.jpg

Saturday 1st November 1980. Peter Nicholas hits the only goal of the game to secure a memorable 1-0 win against Manchester United. The central defender flinching in the foreground is Yugoslav not-so-much-of-a-legend Nikola Jovanović who was not only United's first ever non-British signing, from Red Star Belgrade, but at the time was one of their most expensive ever signings. He skulked back after just 21 matches.

The crowd scene is notable for the policed divide in the background. It was the first season of housing away supporters in the corner compound of The Holmesdale after the demolition of the old Whitehorse Lane End. When big teams like United visited, any overflow of the away fans ended up in The AW Enclosure next to the Holmesdale either by official policy or otherwise. There were no segregating fences in those days and presumably the ranks of policemen pictured had their work cut out when Nicholas' glorious curler evaded Gary Bailey to hit the top corner.

Chocky
04-10-2016, 07:04 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WOTdT0_njIs/VHbWJvQZVbI/AAAAAAAAar0/ar9ACHiXhRg/s618.jpg

Saturday 1st November 1980. Peter Nicholas hits the only goal of the game to secure a memorable 1-0 win against Manchester United. The central defender flinching in the foreground is Yugoslav not-so-much-of-a-legend Nikola Jovanović who was not only United's first ever non-British signing, from Red Star Belgrade, but at the time was one of their most expensive ever signings. He skulked back after just 21 matches.

The crowd scene is notable for the policed divide in the background. It was the first season of housing away supporters in the corner compound of The Holmesdale after the demolition of the old Whitehorse Lane End. When big teams like United visited, any overflow of the away fans ended up in The AW Enclosure next to the Holmesdale either by official policy or otherwise. There were no segregating fences in those days and presumably the ranks of policemen pictured had their work cut out when Nicholas' glorious curler evaded Gary Bailey to hit the top corner.

That was on The Big Match. I think it was the first time we changed from blue numbers on the shirts to red. Yes I'm a nerd.

ElwissAtMemphis
04-10-2016, 07:29 PM
Who was that against, Burnley? We lost 1-0 in the replay?


Yes, it was Burnley. Amazingly somebody thought the highlights were worth preserving on YouTube. They're worse than I remember the match was. I don't recommend it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGP4MlkgEdY

Palace lost the replay 0-1. There was some furore about a penalty that was controversially ordered to be retaken. They either scored after an initial miss or we missed after initially scoring. Anyone remember? It was immortalized in graffiti at The Holmesdale End for many years afterwards. "Palace were robbed at Burnley" or something like that.

smiler2
04-10-2016, 07:39 PM
It looked non league to me

gold76
04-10-2016, 07:39 PM
That is a great photo:p that Stan Cummings at front? know rest of them

I thought it was Tony Evans..

ElwissAtMemphis
04-10-2016, 07:59 PM
That is a great photo:p that Stan Cummings at front? know rest of them

Definitely Tony Evans to the left at the front. No idea to the the right.

The rest of them, left-to-right from the back, I reckon

Hilaire, Mabbutt, Hughton
Locke, Cannon, Giles, ???
Murphy, Stebbing, ???, Nebbeling
Evans, ???


Who can fill in the blanks or make corrections?

gold76
04-10-2016, 08:15 PM
Billy Gilbert next to Evans?

gold76
04-10-2016, 08:16 PM
Peter Nicholas next to Nebbeling?

gold76
04-10-2016, 08:17 PM
George Wood next to Giles?

El Aguila
04-10-2016, 08:26 PM
I think you're right on all three.

orp pisshead1
04-10-2016, 08:41 PM
I thought it was Tony Evans..

Of course it is:wallbash:. Cheers mate:p

ElwissAtMemphis
04-10-2016, 09:04 PM
http://www.footballprogrammecentre.co.uk/forum/album_pic.php?pic_id=898&full=true&user_id=2317

The last time Palace were in Division 4 (League 2 in today's money). 1960/61; Palace 4 Barrow 2. The original AW Enclosure in the background. It's Alan Woan with the agonized expression apparently.

Sam Spade
04-10-2016, 09:25 PM
Yes, it was Burnley. Amazingly somebody thought the highlights were worth preserving on YouTube. They're worse than I remember the match was. I don't recommend it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGP4MlkgEdY

Palace lost the replay 0-1. There was some furore about a penalty that was controversially ordered to be retaken. They either scored after an initial miss or we missed after initially scoring. Anyone remember? It was immortalized in graffiti at The Holmesdale End for many years afterwards. "Palace were robbed at Burnley" or something like that.

They scored after the initial miss. The original game was "featured" on MOTD which was on a Sunday afternoon that season as the TV deal of those pre Sky days had the BBC and ITV alternated the Saturday night slot.

Harry Bassett
04-10-2016, 09:37 PM
http://www.footballprogrammecentre.co.uk/forum/album_pic.php?pic_id=898&full=true&user_id=2317

The last time Palace were in Division 4 (League 2 in today's money). 1960/61; Palace 4 Barrow 2. The original AW Enclosure in the background. It's Alan Woan with the agonized expression apparently.

Time has dented my memory....looks like Ron Heckman to me.

TrevorWel
04-10-2016, 10:33 PM
Isn't that the earlybirds?

Cheeky bast$rd

AddoWolz
04-10-2016, 10:34 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WOTdT0_njIs/VHbWJvQZVbI/AAAAAAAAar0/ar9ACHiXhRg/s618.jpg

Saturday 1st November 1980. Peter Nicholas hits the only goal of the game to secure a memorable 1-0 win against Manchester United. The central defender flinching in the foreground is Yugoslav not-so-much-of-a-legend Nikola Jovanović who was not only United's first ever non-British signing, from Red Star Belgrade, but at the time was one of their most expensive ever signings. He skulked back after just 21 matches.

The crowd scene is notable for the policed divide in the background. It was the first season of housing away supporters in the corner compound of The Holmesdale after the demolition of the old Whitehorse Lane End. When big teams like United visited, any overflow of the away fans ended up in The AW Enclosure next to the Holmesdale either by official policy or otherwise. There were no segregating fences in those days and presumably the ranks of policemen pictured had their work cut out when Nicholas' glorious curler evaded Gary Bailey to hit the top corner.

my first match :p

bestperch
05-10-2016, 07:44 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WOTdT0_njIs/VHbWJvQZVbI/AAAAAAAAar0/ar9ACHiXhRg/s618.jpg

Saturday 1st November 1980. Peter Nicholas hits the only goal of the game to secure a memorable 1-0 win against Manchester United. The central defender flinching in the foreground is Yugoslav not-so-much-of-a-legend Nikola Jovanović who was not only United's first ever non-British signing, from Red Star Belgrade, but at the time was one of their most expensive ever signings. He skulked back after just 21 matches.

The crowd scene is notable for the policed divide in the background. It was the first season of housing away supporters in the corner compound of The Holmesdale after the demolition of the old Whitehorse Lane End. When big teams like United visited, any overflow of the away fans ended up in The AW Enclosure next to the Holmesdale either by official policy or otherwise. There were no segregating fences in those days and presumably the ranks of policemen pictured had their work cut out when Nicholas' glorious curler evaded Gary Bailey to hit the top corner.

Remember quite a big 'scuffle' at the top of the Holmesdale that day next to the away compound.

DARZET EAGLE
05-10-2016, 07:58 PM
http://www.footballprogrammecentre.co.uk/forum/album_pic.php?pic_id=898&full=true&user_id=2317

The last time Palace were in Division 4 (League 2 in today's money). 1960/61; Palace 4 Barrow 2. The original AW Enclosure in the background. It's Alan Woan with the agonized expression apparently.

Indeed with Ron Heckman behind. He was good friends with my Dad and we used to walk back to Norward Junction after games with Alan and Johnny Gavin.:p:p

Ruskin Old Boy
05-10-2016, 08:31 PM
Enjoying the photographs :p

Funny how one knows one was at a match but has no recollection of it, e.g. the Manchester United and the Arsenal matches. But always remember what it was like standing on the Holmesdale in good or bad weather. Happy days :p

the drexciyan
05-10-2016, 08:48 PM
The AW enclosure was being discussed on another thread, and I was sure that sometimes the away fans would be given part of the AW terracing nearest the corner if they had particularly big followings (often with quite a narrow gap between the home and away fans)

Pretty sure the away fans had a section of seating in the corner of the AW too

Yeah you're right. There was a gap most of the time to the Holmesdale corner section with the away fans, with the away seats in the AW above the gap. Hazy memory but agree sometimes the gap in the AW was filled in with away fans too. The singers went closest to the gap around where block X / Y are now. Had some great times there as a teenager going through the mid-80s upto the promotion season in 89. After the AW lower was seated I went to the Holmesdale but for me anyway the lack of roof meant it was a different vibe. Still quintissentially Palace of course to be standing on there, but different.