View Full Version : On this day ...... Feb 14th 1976. Chelsea 2 Crystal Palace 3.

Glaws Eagle
14-02-2017, 03:29 AM
On this day ...... Feb 14th 1976

Another year on .... 41 years ago and counting ...

No apologies for posting this one more time ......yes, it's that time of the year again ....

Forget Valentines day, I remember this date for one reason, and one reason only.

Stamford Bridge, FA Cup fifth round. Feb 14 1976.

Chelsea 2 Crystal Palace 3.

I was 15, my first exposure to football hooliganism first hand, and remember the whole day as if it was yesterday!!

From getting on the bus in the morning for the 2 hour journey, the intimidation queing to get in, Allison going to the Shed and doing "thumbs down, 3-0", going 2 nil up, horses on terraces, Peter Taylors winner, my Chelsea mates not waiting for me afterwards, the game on MOTD, coats for goalposts isnt it???

And for all you unluckly people who havent seen it yet ...


14-02-2017, 03:51 AM
I will never get tired of reminiscing about this game - I was 20 myself.

14-02-2017, 04:05 AM
I was 10, my brother 14. My Dad dropped us offneRthe ground and left us to it while he parked up, can you imagine doing that today? You'd be up in front of social services. We stood in The Shed for some reason with Kev Day, I had my Palace scarf in my pocket. Fantastic day and remember writing about it at school on the Monday as the best day of my life !

Jim Cannon
14-02-2017, 04:27 AM
coats for goalposts isnt it???

Nope, it's jumpers:supergrin:

14-02-2017, 05:20 AM
I was 15 same as you Glaws, couldn't believe the excitement & incredible noise throughout the game! Remember we were a Third Division side then but this was like a Cup Final with knobs on!

14-02-2017, 05:45 AM
I had to go to a wedding in Sydenham. I had what we called a transistor radio with an ear piece keeping all of the Palace faithful (including the groom) up to date.

14-02-2017, 05:46 AM
Addendum. Many young people may not know what a transistor radio was. Mind you if you remember the game then you will know any way

biggus mickus
14-02-2017, 05:56 AM
That long ago!!!!!!!

Great day, if a bit touch and go at times. My dad picked me out on the Big Match next day.

14-02-2017, 06:29 AM
Incredible day, 54,000 div 2 v div 3. I was in what was then the new stand front row of the 2nd tier by the away end. A great view of the game and the trouble. A continuous stream of people on stretchers being paraded below me. A fantastic game. There were Palace around me, think we may have been all around the ground keeping a lid on it that day. I was 10 and it was a little scary.

Palace Yankee
14-02-2017, 06:40 AM
That's glorious. Cheers.

big bad John
14-02-2017, 05:26 PM
That long ago!!!!!!!

. My dad picked me out on the Big Match next day.


big bad John
14-02-2017, 05:28 PM
Looking back one of the most amazing things was that it wasn't all-ticket

15-02-2017, 01:31 PM
Peter Taylor was world class that day and against Leeds, pity he was crocked by Southampton in the semi final, otherwise we would have won that game too. Great Times though.

05-03-2017, 10:12 AM
I will never get tired of reminiscing about this game - I was 20 myself.

19 myself, hot headed tribal and instinctively got myself "involved"