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karl.eldridge
06-06-2017, 12:10 PM
Pre season friendly.

15/7/17 at 13:00

selhursthoover
06-06-2017, 12:27 PM
Pre season friendly.

15/7/17 at 13:00

Brill. New ground. Funny Ive been stalking their site too!!!

:lux::lux:

in-exile
06-06-2017, 12:30 PM
What's Maidstoned done?.... But **** it let's do him in! ;)

Maidstoned Eagle
06-06-2017, 01:25 PM
Bring it on!

Ev
06-06-2017, 01:30 PM
Nice new covered end there now too.

http://www.kentsportsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/Maidstone-United-stand-570x321.jpg

in-exile
06-06-2017, 01:50 PM
Bring it on!:p

BaldEagle96
06-06-2017, 02:34 PM
At last a new ground!

Ev
06-06-2017, 02:39 PM
Decent clubhouse with ales and nearby pubs too, along with their 4G (?) pitch.

bestperch
06-06-2017, 02:41 PM
Nice new town centre ground near the pubs and railway stations. Shame for me to miss it because of the 13:00 kick off.

Pinkie Brown
06-06-2017, 03:27 PM
Excellent little ground and easy to get to, my son played there a couple of months back - plastic pitch though!

monkey
06-06-2017, 03:40 PM
Handy for me, not far to go, nice little ground, been there a few times:p

Maidstonecpfc
06-06-2017, 04:38 PM
A nice 10 minute walk down the road for me and my boy. They only give a 600 ticket allocation to away fans though.

DaveTuttles
06-06-2017, 04:54 PM
Pikey ville

Maidstonecpfc
06-06-2017, 05:02 PM
Pikey ville
No thats Gillingham mate

james powell
06-06-2017, 05:03 PM
Sweet, live not far from there so should be a nice trip

FrankieBoy
06-06-2017, 05:04 PM
Pikey ville
...says the guy from Croydon....

CPFC.1990
06-06-2017, 05:34 PM
Pikey ville

Blimey, how can anyone who lives around Palace criticise anywhere in the country...

Dorking .Eagle
06-06-2017, 05:52 PM
At last a new ground!

^this. And 5th tier too, well worth getting in, one day it might just be one of the 92 ;)

Nth Kent Eagle
06-06-2017, 06:23 PM
Pikey ville

Maidstone is like any large town with some good bits and some bad estates. I will be on hols that day unfortunately but for those going you will have a top class selection of bars in the centre.

Halfwayline
06-06-2017, 06:40 PM
Why 1pm? Seems a very odd time.

Dorking .Eagle
06-06-2017, 08:34 PM
Why 1pm? Seems a very odd time.

Did wonder if it was in case it was a roasting hot summers day - 1pm wouldn't be quite as hot as at 3pm???

RobertCPFC
06-06-2017, 08:41 PM
I would liked to have gone to this but that morning at will be at the Athletics at the Olympic Stadium so I can't.

I did go when Bromley played there last season and it was a nice ground and if you haven't been before it's worth going to. The stand I was in was the one that has since been replaced.

The ground is a short walk from Maidstone East Station that you can get a train from Victoria or Bromley South. It has quite a few good places to drink nearby and if you somehow manage to stay late enough there are places to go in the evening.

rbarmy
06-06-2017, 08:42 PM
^this. And 5th tier too, well worth getting in, one day it might just be one of the 92 ;)
Was in the day

beef
06-06-2017, 08:51 PM
My hometown club!

CPFC_Fan
06-06-2017, 10:08 PM
This surely will be a club XI game or under 23 game? 1st team will most likely be in Hong Kong for the Premier league Asia trophy.

DaveP
06-06-2017, 10:29 PM
This surely will be a club XI game or under 23 game? 1st team will most likely be in Hong Kong for the Premier league Asia trophy.

Has been classed as a first team friendly. My guess is they will travel out to Hong Kong later that day possibly?

bestperch
07-06-2017, 07:45 AM
I visit Maidstone United through my job. Someone told me about this game last week and said we were sending a first team.

SHIPEAGLE
07-06-2017, 08:04 AM
well if it is going to be the first team then the early kick off could be due to them flying out that evening to Hong Kong which would give them a 3 days to acclimstise to Hong Kong conditions before taking on Liverpool

gold76
07-06-2017, 06:42 PM
with the development squad taking on Basingstoke the same day, you would expect a semi strong team.

If we are returning to training on the 3rd July, then this conceivably the first Chance to see the red and blue in action

Dorking .Eagle
12-06-2017, 05:42 PM
Maidstone United’s prestigious friendly against Crystal Palace on Saturday 15 July will be all-ticket.

The Premier League side are bringing their first team to town, as the Stones celebrate five years at the Gallagher Stadium.

Sales times will be announced this week and supporters who’ve purchased a season ticket or fan club membership for the 2017/18 will have priority, ahead of the general sale.

Adults: £15.00
Concessions (65+/students with valid ID): £12.00
Youth (11 to 16 year olds): £7.00
Junior (Under 11): £2.00

http://www.maidstoneunited.co.uk/2017/06/pre-season-admission-and-ticketing/

Shipp Ahoy!
12-06-2017, 06:16 PM
Maidstone United’s prestigious friendly against Crystal Palace on Saturday 15 July will be all-ticket.

The Premier League side are bringing their first team to town, as the Stones celebrate five years at the Gallagher Stadium.

Sales times will be announced this week and supporters who’ve purchased a season ticket or fan club membership for the 2017/18 will have priority, ahead of the general sale.

Adults: £15.00
Concessions (65+/students with valid ID): £12.00
Youth (11 to 16 year olds): £7.00
Junior (Under 11): £2.00

http://www.maidstoneunited.co.uk/2017/06/pre-season-admission-and-ticketing/

Any word on away fans?

Would love to go to this, got some uni mates who are die hard Stone fans!

wrightchipvcfc
12-06-2017, 07:09 PM
Looks like they give away fans a terrace behind goal plus about 100 seats if it's the smaller terrace don't think we will get many tickets spose the same amount roughly as went colchester barnet afc and fulham would be interested but as new ground maybe more interest

Maidstonecpfc
12-06-2017, 07:41 PM
Any word on away fans?

Would love to go to this, got some uni mates who are die hard Stone fans!
They normally give 600 tickets maximum to away fans.

Ev
12-06-2017, 07:47 PM
Haven't been there since the new covered terrace opened but pretty sure they split/segregate that end as that's where the away turnstiles are. Means no access to their clubhouse either. That and all ticket seems a bit OTT for a pre season friendly

Dorking .Eagle
12-06-2017, 08:03 PM
Means no access to their clubhouse either.

There's always the general sale for the home end.

Ev
12-06-2017, 08:57 PM
There's always the general sale for the home end.
Very true, so why make it all ticket?

orp pisshead1
13-06-2017, 03:25 AM
There's always the general sale for the home end.

Cool , silly bollox aka my bro lives in Maidstone :lux::lux:
He's a light weight so I'll make sure he gets smashed:D.

Dorking .Eagle
13-06-2017, 05:26 AM
Very true, so why make it all ticket?

Justification given is

Maidstone United (Official) - Palace's friendly at Bromley last summer was attended by 3,646 - only 500 off our capacity.

orp pisshead1
13-06-2017, 06:23 AM
Justification given is

Maidstone United (Official) - Palace's friendly at Bromley last summer was attended by 3,646 - only 500 off our capacity.

Imagine crowd at Hayes lane if it was first team:eek::lux:

hdeagle
13-06-2017, 06:50 AM
If this game is all ticket it surely will not get past the first loyalty point stage if the tickets are very limited as could be the case.

Palace took over a 1,000 down to Colchester for the pre-season friendly there last season and that was a mid-week game, a Saturday kick-off will be even more popular to Palace fans and this will quickly sell-out.

Ev
13-06-2017, 07:51 AM
Justification given is

Maidstone United (Official) - Palace's friendly at Bromley last summer was attended by 3,646 - only 500 off our capacity.

That's cos it wasn't all-ticket!

Still, as you say, easy enough for anyone who misses out to get them from Maidstone in their general sale anyway.

Jim Cannon
13-06-2017, 07:55 AM
My hometown club!

Glory Hunter

Dorking .Eagle
13-06-2017, 09:09 AM
If this game is all ticket it surely will not get past the first loyalty point stage if the tickets are very limited as could be the case.

Palace took over a 1,000 down to Colchester for the pre-season friendly there last season and that was a mid-week game, a Saturday kick-off will be even more popular to Palace fans and this will quickly sell-out.

^this. I would suggest as many people buy in the home ends, as the away allocation will not go far at all. We sold out (c6000) at Dover (albeit FA Cup) and a friendly at Dartford (all-ticket sellout of 4097) in recent years, so there is plenty of Palace interest in Kent.

Nelson Muntz
13-06-2017, 11:09 AM
https://twitter.com/maidstoneunited

They go on sale to Maidstone fans from Monday.
They say Palace are announcing ticket sales shortly.
It's doesn't say how much tickets are !!

EDIT: On a different page it says £15
EDIT EDIT: The page has been updated and now confirms £15

Dorking .Eagle
13-06-2017, 11:13 AM
Yep

Adults: £15.00
Concessions (65+/students with valid ID): £12.00
Youth (11 to 16 year olds): £7.00
Junior (Under 11): £2.00

They're not bothered about Palace fans in the home sections:

" Any Eagles fans living in or around the Maidstone area can purchase a ticket at the Gallagher Stadium from Thursday 22 June onwards."

hdeagle
19-06-2017, 10:44 PM
What is the point of the Maidstone game being a 1 o'clock kick-off.

EddieEdwards
20-06-2017, 05:20 AM
What is the point of the Maidstone game being a 1 o'clock kick-off.Possibly something to do with the schedule for the Hong Kong trip.

wrightchipvcfc
20-06-2017, 11:27 AM
No news on tickets Maidstone already selling maybe loyalty points will be used for this if we only get small allocation

Big Fella
20-06-2017, 12:38 PM
£15 to watch non league opponents, yet fans moan about paying £15 for league cup matches. Each to their own I suppose.

Shipp Ahoy!
20-06-2017, 01:02 PM
No news on tickets Maidstone already selling maybe loyalty points will be used for this if we only get small allocation

Are we actually getting an allocation... :eek:

Dorking .Eagle
20-06-2017, 05:58 PM
I think pretty much everyone at CPFC is away on holiday, if the content on the social media channels is anything to judge it by!

hdeagle
20-06-2017, 06:08 PM
Palace are only being allocated 600 tickets according to the Box Office.

King William
20-06-2017, 06:09 PM
I think pretty much everyone at CPFC is away on holiday, if the content on the social media channels is anything to judge it by!

There here alright, but they are sending emails daily about the schslke game!

petertaylor11
20-06-2017, 07:09 PM
What is the point of the Maidstone game being a 1 o'clock kick-off.

Been moved from 3PM for SKY :supergrin:

hdeagle
21-06-2017, 03:10 PM
Limited to one ticket per client reference for existing season ticket holders and any unsold tickets will be available to club members the following day.

le piddler
21-06-2017, 03:28 PM
Limited to one ticket per client reference for existing season ticket holders and any unsold tickets will be available to club members the following day.

When do they go on sale do you know ?? Cheers :p

hdeagle
21-06-2017, 03:31 PM
https://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/2017/june/maidstone-ticket-information/

Ticket info

WorthingEagle
21-06-2017, 03:37 PM
£15 to watch non league opponents, yet fans moan about paying £15 for league cup matches. Each to their own I suppose.

I guess it's the difference between helping out a non-league club who can do with the money, and a Premier League club rolling in cash penny-pinching.

le piddler
21-06-2017, 03:38 PM
https://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/2017/june/maidstone-ticket-information/

Ticket info

Cheers mate :p

Disco
22-06-2017, 09:27 AM
General sale on the Maidstone site, just bought 2 adults and 2 kids :)

Ridcully
22-06-2017, 09:53 AM
Got ours :)

Shipp Ahoy!
22-06-2017, 10:23 AM
Struggling to use the website for some reason... boxes are grayed out :confused:

Ev
22-06-2017, 11:35 AM
Not being funny but had you logged in?

Tickets showing as available.

hdeagle
22-06-2017, 11:58 AM
Got mine

Maidstonecpfc
22-06-2017, 02:50 PM
Just got 6 online and 2 through Maidstone for my group. Is there any segregation at this game?

Dorking .Eagle
22-06-2017, 06:11 PM
No segregation for ground (ie standing) tickets

jhc
22-06-2017, 07:11 PM
Palace are only being allocated 600 tickets according to the Box Office.

Only 600?
In that case more than half have already gone!

hdeagle
23-06-2017, 09:36 AM
Having got my tickets I have saved a lot on my travel costs by booking early on Trainline.

The nearest station is Maidstone East

foresthillbilly
24-06-2017, 10:43 AM
tickets seemed to have sold out on the cpfc website (and I'm logged-in)

Nth Kent Eagle
24-06-2017, 11:09 AM
Sadly I can't be with you as I'm on holiday but do take the opportunity to explore the town. There are some cracking boozers although a lot of fans do just seem to use the very big Spoons near Maidstone East Station. The Museum near the station is worth a quick half hour visit to see in particular the army regimental display.

EddieEdwards
24-06-2017, 06:04 PM
tickets seemed to have sold out on the cpfc website (and I'm logged-in)Not sold out - tickets still available on the CPFC site.

foresthillbilly
24-06-2017, 06:24 PM
Not sold out - tickets still available on the CPFC site.

ahhh, I don't have an ST, that'll be why I can't access tickets,...

FORZA SELHURST
24-06-2017, 06:31 PM
Sadly I can't be with you as I'm on holiday but do take the opportunity to explore the town. There are some cracking boozers although a lot of fans do just seem to use the very big Spoons near Maidstone East Station. The Museum near the station is worth a quick half hour visit to see in particular the army regimental display.

I didn't have you down as a several bottles of WKD down strawberry moons type of chap NKE.

tasty_snacks
26-06-2017, 01:13 PM
Bugger, missed the boat. Now showing as sold out on cpfctickets.com

EDIT - managed to grab a couple this morning from our website. There are still a couple of hundred available through the Maidstone website though.

Dorking .Eagle
26-06-2017, 02:42 PM
Tickets arrived. I've seen bigger raffle tickets.

hdeagle
26-06-2017, 05:37 PM
Probably the smallest tickets ever issued for a Palace match as they are not much bigger than a cigarette card.

At least they are printed on card though.

Nth Kent Eagle
26-06-2017, 06:27 PM
I didn't have you down as a several bottles of WKD down strawberry moons type of chap NKE.

You're right. I'm not. Absolutely ghastly stuff for the youngsters on a night out.

CommercialStone
30-06-2017, 03:16 PM
I have my tickets. Excited for the new season already.

Nelson Muntz
03-07-2017, 03:28 PM
Maidstone Utd tweeted thats it's now sold out.

Ev
03-07-2017, 03:45 PM
Maidstone Utd tweeted thats it's now sold out.

Blimey, didn't think it would sell-out that quick, if at all.

Glad i got my ticket early...

EddieEdwards
03-07-2017, 09:08 PM
Tickets still available on the CPFC ticket site.

danpalace07
04-07-2017, 12:13 AM
Blimey, didn't think it would sell-out that quick, if at all.

Glad i got my ticket early...

big clubs sell out when they visit the small local clubs :cool:

orp pisshead1
06-07-2017, 01:37 PM
Maidstone Utd tweeted thats it's now sold out.

Big well done to my Bro who lives in Maidstone & didn't get our tickets :jerkit:

EddieEdwards
06-07-2017, 03:35 PM
The away allocation has not sold out. Tickets still available on the CPFC site.

EddieEdwards
11-07-2017, 10:31 PM
Away allocation has now sold out.

https://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/2017/july/maidstone-tickets-sold-out/

tasty_snacks
12-07-2017, 02:44 AM
Time to start chatting watering holes. Isn't Kent full of micropubs?

Ev
12-07-2017, 07:41 AM
Time to start chatting watering holes. Isn't Kent full of micropubs?

Yep.

The only i know in Maidstone itself is The Cellars but not open till 12.00 on a Saturday.

http://thecellarsalehouse.co.uk/

The best one for the ground, in my opinion, is the Flowerpot, only 5-10 mins walk away.

http://www.flowerpotpub.com/

Plenty of other boozers including a Wetherspoons right next to Maidstone East station if that's your thang.

King William
12-07-2017, 05:27 PM
From interview with FDB today is this now u'23 game as the Basingstoke game cancelled

Maidstonecpfc
12-07-2017, 05:29 PM
I'm meeting a large group of Palace mates at the Society Rooms spoons by the station at 11 and then moving on to the White Rabbit which usually has a nice selection of ales and a large beer garden overlooking the ground. The Flower Pot is best in town
for ales but you can only fit around a dozen people in there.

Nth Kent Eagle
12-07-2017, 05:34 PM
The Druids Arms may be worth checking out if you're on a crawl.
http://www.druidsarms-maidstone.co.uk/

Dorking .Eagle
12-07-2017, 06:33 PM
From interview with FDB today is this now u'23 game as the Basingstoke game cancelled

I hope not, would like to see a handful of first teamers play 45 mins at least. All depends on when the first team squad fly out to Hong Kong I guess

Nelson Muntz
12-07-2017, 06:41 PM
I'm meeting a large group of Palace mates at the Society Rooms spoons by the station at 11 and then moving on to the White Rabbit which usually has a nice selection of ales and a large beer garden overlooking the ground. The Flower Pot is best in town
for ales but you can only fit around a dozen people in there.

I am also meeting some Palace mates in the Society Rooms at 11am !

cookie1981
12-07-2017, 06:56 PM
Just watched the interview on palace website. He's confirmed it's u23s with Richard shaw and he will assessing the youngsters

DaveP
12-07-2017, 07:20 PM
That's disappointing if it's now primarily U23's.

It's been published as a first team friendly for over 6 weeks and to change it just a few days before when everyone has paid for tickets and is sold out is wrong personally

Dorking .Eagle
12-07-2017, 07:23 PM
Agree.

brooklynlou
12-07-2017, 07:40 PM
Any chance of this being televised / streamed?

leeeooooh2
12-07-2017, 07:43 PM
That's disappointing if it's now primarily U23's.

It's been published as a first team friendly for over 6 weeks and to change it just a few days before when everyone has paid for tickets and is sold out is wrong personally

Agree

wrightchipvcfc
12-07-2017, 08:05 PM
From interview with FDB today is this now u'23 game as the Basingstoke game cancelled

Bad if true maidstone sold out advertising game as first team remember this happening in 2012 when margate said it was our first team and we sent the kids the locals wernt happy

Groinstrain
12-07-2017, 08:18 PM
Not sure we'd be too keen on playing players building strength and fitness on a 3G surface. I'd be interested to hear FdB's view on these kind of surfaces...
Having said that, we agreed to the friendly!!

elthameagle
12-07-2017, 09:06 PM
Bad if true maidstone sold out advertising game as first team remember this happening in 2012 when margate said it was our first team and we sent the kids the locals wernt happy

Same thing happened at Dulwich a few years back. Dougie (the then Manager) had to play to pacify the Dulwich Directors who were moaning out loud in the stands.

Groinstrain
12-07-2017, 09:16 PM
Same thing happened at Dulwich a few years back. Dougie (the then Manager) had to play to pacify the Dulwich Directors who were moaning out loud in the stands.

We're on a completely different level now though (shows just how far we've come in a short space o time). We have a multi million pound squad; if a players fitness path doesn't require game time that day, they ain't playing and no amount of complaining from Maidstone will change that..

Shipp Ahoy!
12-07-2017, 09:23 PM
If FDB has a good reason for not sending first teamers I can cope with that.

I'm disappointed as I have a ticket myself mind.

Groinstrain
12-07-2017, 09:35 PM
If FDB has a good reason for not sending first teamers I can cope with that.

I'm disappointed as I have a ticket myself mind.

As with most early low profile pre seasons fixtures, it's likely to be a mixture of the full playing squad I'd say.

Shipp Ahoy!
12-07-2017, 09:51 PM
As with most early low profile pre seasons fixtures, it's likely to be a mixture of the full playing squad I'd say.

I can't wait to see Jordan Mutch! :afro::vader::D

Groinstrain
12-07-2017, 09:58 PM
I can't wait to see Jordan Mutch! :afro::vader::D

Hmm....watching Mutch build his fitness levels isn't very inspirational; sell your ticket back and go watch some cricket! ;)

Shipp Ahoy!
12-07-2017, 10:02 PM
Hmm....watching Mutch build his fitness levels isn't very inspirational; sell your ticket back and go watch some cricket! ;)

Great idea, I could advertise the ticket as "Your own opportunity to see Jordan Mutch player a fixture against non league opposition, prizes if you can tell the different in quality between the two!"

CommercialStone
12-07-2017, 10:07 PM
Jordan Mutch could put himself in the shop window. Maidstone could do with a lump in midfield

gold76
13-07-2017, 07:21 AM
A kick in the goolies for those who have bought tickets, especially as this is the first game under the new regime, first chance to see the boys in red and blue this summer.

But you can see the logic of Frank running the rule over the fringe players pre Hong Kong

Dorking .Eagle
13-07-2017, 07:25 AM
Bad if true maidstone sold out advertising game as first team remember this happening in 2012 when margate said it was our first team and we sent the kids the locals wernt happy

Missed the London 2012 opening ceremony for that! Locals definitely not amused! Also couldn't believe what a dump Margate seafront area had become (although it has had a lot of investment since and is now on the upturn apparently)!

CP Satellite
13-07-2017, 07:32 AM
Same thing happened at Dulwich a few years back. Dougie (the then Manager) had to play to pacify the Dulwich Directors who were moaning out loud in the stands.

I remember years back, think it might have been as far back as the early 90's, we had two friendlies on the same night, one away to Crawley and one at the Valley.

Those in the know turned up at Crawley - but the Clowns guessed wrong and put up a strong side against a Palace second string. My how we laughed when he heard their moans after wasting money on catering and programmes.

Bizarro
13-07-2017, 07:46 AM
Not sure we'd be too keen on playing players building strength and fitness on a 3G surface. I'd be interested to hear FdB's view on these kind of surfaces...
Having said that, we agreed to the friendly!!

Worthing used to have a pre season friendly v the seaweeds which would bring in a lot of money. But since installing the 4g pitch they refuse to bring a team along because of potential injuries.

selhursthoover
13-07-2017, 08:16 AM
I remember years back, think it might have been as far back as the early 90's, we had two friendlies on the same night, one away to Crawley and one at the Valley.

Those in the know turned up at Crawley - but the Clowns guessed wrong and put up a strong side against a Palace second string. My how we laughed when he heard their moans after wasting money on catering and programmes.

I went to Charlton and how we laughed when we still beat them with the stiffs!!!

:lux::lux:

Dorking .Eagle
13-07-2017, 12:17 PM
There was racial abuse by Charlton wannabe hooligans trying to start on Palace fans at the station after that game

orp pisshead1
13-07-2017, 01:50 PM
I remember years back, think it might have been as far back as the early 90's, we had two friendlies on the same night, one away to Crawley and one at the Valley.

Those in the know turned up at Crawley - but the Clowns guessed wrong and put up a strong side against a Palace second string. My how we laughed when he heard their moans after wasting money on catering and programmes.

Name the friendly game where you didn't even know if the first team would turn up:eek: no clues either:D

tasty_snacks
13-07-2017, 03:01 PM
That's disappointing if it's now primarily U23's.

It's been published as a first team friendly for over 6 weeks and to change it just a few days before when everyone has paid for tickets and is sold out is wrong personally

I'm ******* vexed by this. £30 (ticket plus train) for a reserve match? Friendlies are often a gamble but not in this case - the U23s were specifically at Basingstoke, and the 1st team were specifically at Maidstone.

Coupled with the fact that this match was threatening to make me late for my parents' anniversary bash, I think I'll be returning my tickets for a refund.

monkey
13-07-2017, 03:11 PM
Name the friendly game where you didn't even know if the first team would turn up:eek: no clues either:D

Us Bromley types are used to this aren't we Orp? :D every close season in fact, last year Pards pulled the first team on us last minute after a shocker at foolham, he wanted them on the training ground,,,,,,but did we bleat about it??

Feckin' right we did!!:wallbash::supergrin:

CommercialStone
13-07-2017, 03:30 PM
Don't worry. I have just had it confirmed that The Stones will be putting out a strong side on Saturday. Don't be complaining if there are a few trialists in there though

Pinkie Brown
13-07-2017, 03:40 PM
I'm ******* vexed by this. £30 (ticket plus train) for a reserve match?

it's not a reserve match!

it's a friendly reserve match

Louis
13-07-2017, 03:45 PM
I think Palace should reimburse fans for this. Seeing Palace U23 is not the same as seeing Palace.

SKATE
13-07-2017, 03:58 PM
Hmmph. Poor show Palace.

orp pisshead1
13-07-2017, 04:05 PM
Us Bromley types are used to this aren't we Orp? :D every close season in fact, last year Pards pulled the first team on us last minute after a shocker at foolham, he wanted them on the training ground,,,,,,but did we bleat about it??

Feckin' right we did!!:wallbash::supergrin:

Indeed. :lux::D

transformerman
13-07-2017, 04:05 PM
Mick , Keef , Charlie and Ron ...... with Brian ghosting in at the near post ..

transformerman
13-07-2017, 04:30 PM
The Stones at full strength .................. I'll get me coat ..

Nth Kent Eagle
13-07-2017, 04:34 PM
This is poor form. I remember how disappointed the Margate fans were in 2012. Palace will get a bad reputation if they casually downgrade these friendlies.

CP Satellite
13-07-2017, 04:50 PM
Name the friendly game where you didn't even know if the first team would turn up:eek: no clues either:D

I remember going all the way to Woking once, this was circa 1978 - in the days when fixtures were only announced in local papers or on the nod from our friendly coach steward/club photographer called Neil.

I took the liberty of wearing my nice new yellow and black away scarf and was heartened to see another Palace fan trying to find an open turnstile.

Nobody else though, as the game had been cancelled a couple of days before. Those were the days!

bestperch
13-07-2017, 09:20 PM
There was racial abuse by Charlton wannabe hooligans trying to start on Palace fans at the station after that game

Sure that was the game when 20 or 30 clowns charged over to be next to us in the adjacent stand , tried to look threatening, and didn't really know what to do next. :D

Disco
14-07-2017, 06:05 AM
Booked tickets for this as it's local and an opportunity to take my kids (daughters first experience of a game) thing is I probably wouldn't have bothered if I hadn't thought it was a first team fixture. Saturday morning I now have to go from Maidstone to Streatham for scattering my Nan's ashes, then back to Rainham to pick up my kids from their delightful mother who I had to ask nicely if I could borrow my children for a couple of hours to take them (when I'd really rather not have to speak to her at all) sold it to the kids that they'd get to see the players they hear me talk about. Will then have to leave the game right away to get them back to Rainham as I have only been granted a short window. All a bit of a ballache really when I have other things I should be using the money for.

1905
14-07-2017, 06:33 AM
This is poor form. I remember how disappointed the Margate fans were in 2012. Palace will get a bad reputation if they casually downgrade these friendlies.

Yep, I was there at that match and remember some of the Margate fans we spoke to throught it was pretty direspectful, especially as it was linked to us having just signed Appiah from them.

Dorking .Eagle
14-07-2017, 07:10 AM
Yep, in the match day programme Margate were thrilled they had secured Palace to visit as part of the deal, and equally excited at how many tickets had been bought by far away (Palace) fans online.
When the ground opened and home and away fans mingled, they were oblivious until clued up Palace fans broke it to them. They were totally gutted, probably more than the Palace fans who had at least had an afternoon by the seaside

Disco
14-07-2017, 07:43 AM
https://maidstonesupporter.wordpress.com/2017/07/12/first-blog-post/

disappointing to see us unfavourably compared to the weed in there:hmph:

Oddjob
14-07-2017, 07:48 AM
Bit of a shame as we've planned a whole day out around this and takes the shine off a bit, will prob be a bit of an odd atmosphere now. It's not the end of the world but feel a bit cheated and even more sorry for Maidstone.

Oddjob
14-07-2017, 07:50 AM
Oh and it makes the 15 quid charged look pretty outrageous now.

Lingfield Eagle
14-07-2017, 08:04 AM
Having bought tickets for myself and my son I'm pretty pee'd off to hear this, £28 down to watch the u23s. I imagine Maidstone aren't too impressed either.

mether
14-07-2017, 08:20 AM
Also know palace fans that live down that way, only were going because they thought it was a first team fixture. We're ending up like the rest of the premiership clubs ,could not care less about the lower league clubs now.

avushka
14-07-2017, 08:28 AM
What is all this about here?

Nelson Muntz
14-07-2017, 10:52 AM
Bit of a liberty.
It's on my doorstep, but I wouldn't have bothered if it was advertised as an U-23 match.
Having the U-23's at Basingstoke the same day it didn't occur to me Palace might move the goalposts.
£15 is all of a sudden become far too much for this match.
If the equivalent happened in retail, I'd be after a refund.

selhursthoover
14-07-2017, 10:55 AM
I remember going all the way to Woking once, this was circa 1978 - in the days when fixtures were only announced in local papers or on the nod from our friendly coach steward/club photographer called Neil.

I took the liberty of wearing my nice new yellow and black away scarf and was heartened to see another Palace fan trying to find an open turnstile.

Nobody else though, as the game had been cancelled a couple of days before. Those were the days!

Buckingham Town mid 90's we all rocked up for an evening friendly. Went to pub come out a few hours later to get to ground to find the grass at ground about a foot long. Game had been called over a week ago!!

Who needs the internet!!

andyocpfc
14-07-2017, 12:23 PM
Has anyone tried to call the box office to see if they will refund tickets based on false advertising?

DaveTuttles
14-07-2017, 12:30 PM
Have you?

orp pisshead1
14-07-2017, 05:41 PM
I remember going all the way to Woking once, this was circa 1978 - in the days when fixtures were only announced in local papers or on the nod from our friendly coach steward/club photographer called Neil.

I took the liberty of wearing my nice new yellow and black away scarf and was heartened to see another Palace fan trying to find an open turnstile.

Nobody else though, as the game had been cancelled a couple of days before. Those were the days!

No was back in early maybe mid 90's Palace were iircc training in Spain and there was an air strike or something and couldn't guarantee the first team would play. Luckily they made it it was a Friday night game relatively local as such but not sure if mid season or pre season.

Maidstonecpfc
14-07-2017, 06:00 PM
I can tell you that the natives aren't happy down here but a full house and much needed revenue for a non league club can't be bad for them. At the end of the day it's a piss up and some live football that we've all missed over the past few months so I'm looking forward to it still. I guess we have to expect these things to happen now we're a Premier League outfit and whilst it isn't right there's too much money in the game for fans opinions to change it. At least we can welcome FDB into the Palace fold assuming he turns up .....:supergrin:

tasty_snacks
14-07-2017, 09:10 PM
Has anyone tried to call the box office to see if they will refund tickets based on false advertising?

Returned mine today. No fuss or bother.

sylvan eagle
14-07-2017, 09:29 PM
Returned mine today. No fuss or bother.


Palace is still Palace

Gazza2
14-07-2017, 09:30 PM
It was obvious from moment Liverpool game was announced on 25th May that we would no longer be playing first team at Maidestone due to long flight to HK (nearly 12 hours) and us playing there v Liverpool middle of Wednesday UK time.
Maidestone tickets went on sale 21st June. So any Palace fan would have known the situation before buying a ticket. It was the reason a lot of people I know didn't buy. Either Maidestone were advised and chose to keep it quiet so as to maximise ticket sales or nobody at their club knew that Palace were playing the Liverpool fixture.

hdeagle
15-07-2017, 04:36 AM
Looking forward to the game and visiting my 84th different ground watching Palace although I did see Palace play at Maidstone's old ground.

COYP

Oli28
15-07-2017, 08:56 AM
It was obvious from moment Liverpool game was announced on 25th May that we would no longer be playing first team at Maidestone due to long flight to HK (nearly 12 hours) and us playing there v Liverpool middle of Wednesday UK time.
Maidestone tickets went on sale 21st June. So any Palace fan would have known the situation before buying a ticket. It was the reason a lot of people I know didn't buy. Either Maidestone were advised and chose to keep it quiet so as to maximise ticket sales or nobody at their club knew that Palace were playing the Liverpool fixture.
Not really. It's not like they're one day after the next.

It was still billed as a first team game. If it was so obvious, why have Palace bothered to announce anything at all?

jhc
15-07-2017, 12:13 PM
Jordan Mutch

sylvan eagle
15-07-2017, 12:16 PM
Jordan Mutch


Is he playing like Messi

nicobos
15-07-2017, 12:16 PM
Where's dreher? not in Maidstone squad or Hong Kong squad.

Oddjob
15-07-2017, 12:18 PM
Is he playing like Messi

Well he's scored....

Lombardo's hair
15-07-2017, 12:20 PM
If mutch is playing how can people say we are fielding an under strength team?

Lombardo's hair
15-07-2017, 12:22 PM
Us Bromley types are used to this aren't we Orp? :D every close season in fact, last year Pards pulled the first team on us last minute after a shocker at foolham, he wanted them on the training ground,,,,,,but did we bleat about it??

Feckin' right we did!!:wallbash::supergrin:

Well pardew obviously did a lot on the training ground so well justified........not

Oddjob
15-07-2017, 12:35 PM
1-1

Louis
15-07-2017, 12:36 PM
Boering Boering Palace

Oddjob
15-07-2017, 12:39 PM
2-1, Mutch on a hatrick !

jhc
15-07-2017, 12:39 PM
Make that Mutch x2

Salad_Burnet
15-07-2017, 12:40 PM
So what team's been put out then? Anyone.

SE5eagle
15-07-2017, 12:45 PM
Mutch two Mutch...

Shipp Ahoy!
15-07-2017, 12:45 PM
I'm here and I don't have a clue :D

jhc
15-07-2017, 12:48 PM
All U 23's apart from Mutch

Steamy
15-07-2017, 12:49 PM
So what team's been put out then? Anyone.

https://twitter.com/jimdalycomedy/status/886190642283646976/photo/1

Soarin' Eagles
15-07-2017, 12:51 PM
https://twitter.com/jimdalycomedy/status/886190642283646976/photo/1

Jordan Much?

Steamy
15-07-2017, 12:52 PM
Jordan Much?

Like a new signing... Ha ha!

kilkennyjim
15-07-2017, 12:53 PM
Maidstone not up to mutch

16eagles
15-07-2017, 12:55 PM
Hopefully this puts Mutchy in shop window a bit.. although Maidstone United!
Needs to move, finding his level.

16eagles
15-07-2017, 12:56 PM
Maidstone not up to mutch

Mutch to report in Maidstone.

Lombardo's hair
15-07-2017, 12:57 PM
Well its always possible that FDB can improve him. Sometimes it's the manager that affects a player. Look at Andros post Pardew.

wyldeagle
15-07-2017, 01:06 PM
any links out there ??????

Yoda
15-07-2017, 01:11 PM
Whenever I attend a pre-season friendly I assume it'll be a mixed bag of players, and it seems v likely that our trip to Hong Kong tomorrow has trumped this fixture. Plus it's a chance for FdB to look beyond that squad.

Following the links further back in this thread, I see Maidstone did advertise that we'd bring our first team, but the Palace website didn't say that.

So maybe it's Maidstone's fault, not ours?

Maybe we promised to bring a senior team (i.e. not one of our teenage academy teams) and the Maidstone end exaggerated that into 'first team' players, which isn't quite the same?

If so, we should make it clear politely before future non-league friendlies (to them and on our website at least) that we reserve the right to play squad players of our choice and there are no guarantees how many first teamers will play nor for how long.

Make this clear from the beginning, then ticket holders really can't complain.

Louis
15-07-2017, 01:29 PM
Whenever I attend a pre-season friendly I assume it'll be a mixed bag of players, and it seems v likely that our trip to Hong Kong tomorrow has trumped this fixture. Plus it's a chance for FdB to look beyond that squad.

Following the links further back in this thread, I see Maidstone did advertise that we'd bring our first team, but the Palace website didn't say that.

So maybe it's Maidstone's fault, not ours?

Maybe we promised to bring a senior team (i.e. not one of our teenage academy teams) and the Maidstone end exaggerated that into 'first team' players, which isn't quite the same?

If so, we should make it clear politely before future non-league friendlies (to them and on our website at least) that we reserve the right to play squad players of our choice and there are no guarantees how many first teamers will play nor for how long.

Make this clear from the beginning, then ticket holders really can't complain.
In friendlies, don't they normally say "Team XI" if it's not the first team. So "Crystal Palace" means the first team, "Crystal Palace XI" means pot luck. The problem here is I think it was advertised as "Crystal Palace".

tasty_snacks
15-07-2017, 01:54 PM
In friendlies, don't they normally say "Team XI" if it's not the first team. So "Crystal Palace" means the first team, "Crystal Palace XI" means pot luck. The problem here is I think it was advertised as "Crystal Palace".

Except that it was very definitely advertised as a first team friendly by us (https://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/2017/june/pre-season-friendly-maidstone-united/).

And the reserve fixtures (https://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/2017/may/under-23s-pre-season-schedule-confirmed/) included a reserve match on the same date.

We've no idea what kind of arrangement we had with Maidstone, but clearly we had given them assurance of sorts that a strong team would've gone down there. It's disappointing for their fans, and it's disappointing for the Palace fans who paid £15 and were expecting a 'first team' as advertised.

Luckily I think most people would have been aware of the change beforehand so had the chance to return tickets if they felt particularly miffed (like me :supergrin:). Ultimately though, that's dosh that Maidstone may have lost based on a disparaging last minute change of heart by us. Not to mention Basingstoke potentially suffering financially too.

It's poor form I'm afraid, and it deserves to be called out.

orp pisshead1
15-07-2017, 01:58 PM
I'm here and I don't have a clue :D

Don't recognise the young team or most likely/hopefully pissed:D?.

Yoda
15-07-2017, 02:12 PM
I support FdB having the final say on who plays, with our reduced squad imagine the furore if Benteke was injured today!

I think the problem is promoting it as first team. There should always be a caveat that it might be a Palace XI.

It's the same, for example, if you go to see Alfie Boe in Les Mis..the terms and conditions make it clear that you won't receive a refund if his understudy performs on your night.

Worksop Palace
15-07-2017, 02:18 PM
I support FdB having the final say on who plays, with our reduced squad imagine the furore if Benteke was injured today!

I think the problem is promoting it as first team. There should always be a caveat that it might be a Palace XI.

It's the same, for example, if you go to see Alfie Boe in Les Mis..the terms and conditions make it clear that you won't receive a refund if his understudy performs on your night.

I'd want my money back if the understudy didn't perform

WandsworthEagle
15-07-2017, 02:54 PM
Except that it was very definitely advertised as a first team friendly by us (https://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/2017/june/pre-season-friendly-maidstone-united/).

And the reserve fixtures (https://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/2017/may/under-23s-pre-season-schedule-confirmed/) included a reserve match on the same date.

We've no idea what kind of arrangement we had with Maidstone, but clearly we had given them assurance of sorts that a strong team would've gone down there. It's disappointing for their fans, and it's disappointing for the Palace fans who paid £15 and were expecting a 'first team' as advertised.

Luckily I think most people would have been aware of the change beforehand so had the chance to return tickets if they felt particularly miffed (like me :supergrin:). Ultimately though, that's dosh that Maidstone may have lost based on a disparaging last minute change of heart by us. Not to mention Basingstoke potentially suffering financially too.

It's poor form I'm afraid, and it deserves to be called out.


Do you think that when FdB decided that he wanted to personally see the young players in a competitive match and give the first team a day off - after a hard week's intensive pre-season training and a 13 hour flight tomorrow - that the club should have said no, you must play the first team because that's what was planned before you were appointed?

Sorry, but this is professional sport and whatever the manager sees is the best way to assess the squad and get a team ready and prepared for Huddersfield is all that matters.

Oli28
15-07-2017, 03:06 PM
Do you think that when FdB decided that he wanted to personally see the young players in a competitive match and give the first team a day off - after a hard week's intensive pre-season training and a 13 hour flight tomorrow - that the club should have said no, you must play the first team because that's what was planned before you were appointed?

Sorry, but this is professional sport and whatever the manager sees is the best way to assess the squad and get a team ready and prepared for Huddersfield is all that matters.
Sure. Just don't sell it as a first team game then.

rambo1
15-07-2017, 03:07 PM
I think Palace should reimburse fans for this. Seeing Palace U23 is not the same as seeing Palace.

It was changed as,Frank De Boer,wants to Look at the Youngsters,Hence,the Basingstoke,Under-23 Game,been Cancelled.
Pre-Season Friendlies are for the Manager to Look at Players,before,making any Signings,& Not,to Please the Idiotic Fans.

Yoda
15-07-2017, 03:11 PM
I'd want my money back if the understudy didn't perform

'Want' doesn't get I'm afraid, it's in the terms and conditions of your ticket. The understudies are usually v good, but it's not the star that might have attracted you to buy in the first place.

It happened to us when Rowan Atkinson lost his voice the day we saw Oliver. As long as the performance goes ahead, the theatres don't refund. From their point of view, they've put Oliver on and they have their costs to cover regardless of who you see.

rambo1
15-07-2017, 03:22 PM
'Want' doesn't get I'm afraid, it's in the terms and conditions of your ticket. The understudies are usually v good, but it's not the star that might have attracted you to buy in the first place.

It happened to us when Rowan Atkinson lost his voice the day we saw Oliver. As long as the performance goes ahead, the theatres don't refund. From their point of view, they've put Oliver on and they have their costs to cover regardless of who you see.

Absolutely.

Harry Bassett
15-07-2017, 03:23 PM
Pre-Season Friendlies are for the Manager to Look at Players,before,making any Signings,& Not,to Please the Idiotic Fans.

Its the idiotic fans who pay to watch the team that provides the club and manager with the means to buy players, no fans = no club.

Worksop Palace
15-07-2017, 03:28 PM
'Want' doesn't get I'm afraid, it's in the terms and conditions of your ticket. The understudies are usually v good, but it's not the star that might have attracted you to buy in the first place.

It happened to us when Rowan Atkinson lost his voice the day we saw Oliver. As long as the performance goes ahead, the theatres don't refund. From their point of view, they've put Oliver on and they have their costs to cover regardless of who you see.

I think you may have missed my joke Yoda .....

Granted it wasn't a particularly funny one.

nicobos
15-07-2017, 03:46 PM
Score ? Any good performances from the youngsters ?

Groinstrain
15-07-2017, 03:47 PM
With the very greatest respect to all those complaining or miffed; this is an early pre season friendly against a 'non league' outfit on 3g astro. We were never going to field multi million pound players in this fixture. Personally, I very rarely attend pre season friendlies as from experience I know what I'm likely paying to watch and you tend to get very little value for your money as these are effectively half paced training sessions.

hedge end eagle
15-07-2017, 03:59 PM
Score ? Any good performances from the youngsters ?

We won 3-1, mutch scored twice and Berkeley

rambo1
15-07-2017, 04:04 PM
Its the idiotic fans who pay to watch the team that provides the club and manager with the means to buy players, no fans = no club.

You Go to Pre-Season Friendlies to Support the Team,Regardless,of whose Playing.
Fans should want to see How the Youngsters Perform as much as the Manager.

Jerry Murphy's Fringe
15-07-2017, 04:10 PM
Did James Daly get a run out? Should add a new perspective to the Podcast.

And - Tavares in the back line, wow - all five of them? At least some foot-stamping disco classics to entertain the crowd.

wedgetail
15-07-2017, 04:18 PM
You Go to Pre-Season Friendlies to Support the Team,Regardless,of whose Playing.
Fans should want to see How the Youngsters Perform as much as the Manager.

Or even better get to see Palace play without worrying about losing.

CP Satellite
15-07-2017, 04:21 PM
Did James Daly get a run out? Should add a new perspective to the Podcast.

And - Tavares in the back line, wow - all five of them? At least some foot-stamping disco classics to entertain the crowd.

I heard the Gibson brothers were due to play, but got stuck in Cuba.

jjeagle
15-07-2017, 04:21 PM
It was an ok day out. Couple of beers, new ground ( new record attendance- 4,100 odd). No one stood out for me except Mitch .Looked tidy in the first half and our number 12 & 15 in the second half.

Harry Bassett
15-07-2017, 04:23 PM
You Go to Pre-Season Friendlies to Support the Team,Regardless,of whose Playing.
Fans should want to see How the Youngsters Perform as much as the Manager.

Exactly but that is not what you wrote is it? Some people know more about the game than others and can express their opinions more accurately but it is not necessary to label those you disagree with as idiotic.

jjeagle
15-07-2017, 04:23 PM
It was an ok day out. Couple of beers, new ground ( new record attendance- 4,100 odd). No one stood out for me except Mitch .Looked tidy in the first half and our number 12 & 15 in the second half.
MUTCH. Damn my fat fingers

jhc
15-07-2017, 04:36 PM
Score ? Any good performances from the youngsters ?

We might have won 3-1 but it was a very even, end to end game. Very competitive and quite entertaining. Shame there weren't a few first teamers to justify a full house.

I'm not sure the Manager would have learnt too much. One or two lively performances but no one who stood out as first team material at this stage. They may develop, but no one looks like knocking on the door just yet.

foresthillbilly
15-07-2017, 04:56 PM
Palace not given a penalty around 12 minutes into first half.
Palace player seemed a trifle irked with the decision, and some of the subsequent tackles from Palace were not of the 'friendly' kind. Livened it up slightly.
Palace have some good prospects in the U23's, so lets hope they keep developing. Pretty difficult to judge standards in a kick-around with lower league opposition

CPFC.1990
15-07-2017, 04:59 PM
If we had taken a full strength side we would have won by at least 6 or 7.

Jason Lokilo showed some lovely skills and close ball control. He looks seriously talented. Bit of Zaha trickery about him.

Joseph Hungbo also stood out.

As for Jordon Mutch. Yes he scored two which were laid on a plate for him but apart from that he wasn't head and shoulders above the rest as you would expect. It must have been a little embarrassing for him to be playing with 'the kids' as he looked a bit like an older guy joining in with the youth football. Plus the fact he now has hair resembling Attilio Lombardo made him look even more out of place.

Great to see De Boer for his first game, worth the money alone!

Shipp Ahoy!
15-07-2017, 05:00 PM
Its the idiotic fans who pay to watch the team that provides the club and manager with the means to buy players, no fans = no club.

I hate to tell you this but those days are long gone.

Sky funds Prem clubs now, the money supporters contribute in comparison is merely a footnote.

firesign
15-07-2017, 05:03 PM
Sky get their money from fans

Oli28
15-07-2017, 05:08 PM
With the very greatest respect to all those complaining or miffed; this is an early pre season friendly against a 'non league' outfit on 3g astro. We were never going to field multi million pound players in this fixture. Personally, I very rarely attend pre season friendlies as from experience I know what I'm likely paying to watch and you tend to get very little value for your money as these are effectively half paced training sessions.
But it was advertised as a match where we'd field "multi million pound players", and was priced accordingly.

Sick Bucket
15-07-2017, 05:19 PM
I live in Kent but it never crossed my mind to bother with this, first preseason friendly was always going to be fringe players at best. Friendlies are nearly always disappointing and a bit of a none event anyway. T'is a bit naughty if they billed it as something else but hey ho nice little money spinner for Maidstone so they shouldn't complain too much.

Maidstonecpfc
15-07-2017, 05:22 PM
Big up to the Palace support today over 2000 for an u23 game was mental.

biggus mickus
15-07-2017, 05:30 PM
Exactly but that is not what you wrote is it? Some people know more about the game than others and can express their opinions more accurately but it is not necessary to label those you disagree with as idiotic.

He posts like that. Laugh and feel sorry for the bloke.

gold76
15-07-2017, 05:57 PM
Maidstone must be pleased, record crowd, which would mean record receipts, and probably good beer sales

Harry Bassett
15-07-2017, 06:43 PM
I hate to tell you this but those days are long gone.

Sky funds Prem clubs now, the money supporters contribute in comparison is merely a footnote.

Very predictable that some one would say that, I have been a Palace supporter for over seventy years and witnessed all the promotions and relegations in that time. We have not always been in the top league and I hope and pray we do not get relegated....If ever we do you will understand the importance of the fans.

I am certain that Steve Parish does.

Its as true for Palace as it is for every other team...No fans = no club.

Ps I subscribe to sky.

hdeagle
15-07-2017, 07:15 PM
Those of us there enjoyed a very encouraging performance especially from the Palace forwards who linked up very well.

The standout for me was Palace knocking the ball around with slick passing and movement with the ball being played on the deck with hardly any aerial passing.

Frank De Boer was well received and acknowledged the large Palace travelling support who were singing Frank De Boer's Red and Blue Army both at half-time and at the final whistle as the team left the field.

There was much banter from the very happy Palace fans and the funniest chant was aimed at a Maidstone steward who was a Steve Parish lookalike and started laughing when the Palace fans sang to him "There's only one Steve Parish".

All in all it was a very enjoyable away day.

COYP

WLYWLYAWYPWF
15-07-2017, 07:23 PM
There was much banter from the very happy Palace fans and the funniest chant was aimed at a Maidstone steward who was a Steve Parish lookalike and started laughing when the Palace fans sang to him "There's only one Steve Parish".


Had to be there?

Reg_Maudling
15-07-2017, 07:31 PM
Mutch seems a promising talent and could have played his way into the starting lineup on August 12th

COYP

Vince Hilaire's Afro
15-07-2017, 07:44 PM
Maidstone must be pleased, record crowd, which would mean record receipts, and probably good beer sales

Did they also have record cider sales, or did you not go?

Shipp Ahoy!
15-07-2017, 07:47 PM
Very predictable that some one would say that, I have been a Palace supporter for over seventy years and witnessed all the promotions and relegations in that time. We have not always been in the top league and I hope and pray we do not get relegated....If ever we do you will understand the importance of the fans.

I am certain that Steve Parish does.

Its as true for Palace as it is for every other team...No fans = no club.

Ps I subscribe to sky.

I don't disagree with you RE importance of fans outside the Prem - which is why I specifically said it :)

Hopefully we wont have to ever find out... With the money sloshing around the league these days I can only hope Steve has been very shrewd (I can't believe he hasn't) so that we aren't vulnerable if we do go down.

I'm hoping for a day our back up squad is a decent Championship level so a worst case would still leave us well placed even with a mass exodus! Right now, take out the ones who we would have no chance of keeping and we would be a total mess in that division!

Chillo
15-07-2017, 07:54 PM
Sky and BT get their money from armchair viewers

EFA

Dorking .Eagle
15-07-2017, 08:07 PM
But it was advertised as a match where we'd field "multi million pound players", and was priced accordingly.

For a bit of perspective, the prices charged were the same as they charge for their National League (Conference) fixtures

Shipp Ahoy!
15-07-2017, 08:36 PM
For a bit of perspective, the prices charged were the same as they charge for their National League (Conference) fixtures

They do??!

Shit that's pricey!

What do Bromley charge out of interest?

I would say it's not the right price as it wasn't a competitive game and how much is an under 23 fixture let alone a competitive one?

I was very lucky that my journey down happened to take me into the path of some very dear old friends who live nearby and are Maidstone ST holders, they have also just had their first baby (about a week old) I know what that was worth in relation to the £15 I paid for a ticket (forgetting petrol of course :D)

Yoda
15-07-2017, 09:06 PM
I think you may have missed my joke Yoda .....

Granted it wasn't a particularly funny one.

Ah, sorry Worksop, I read your comment a different way to what you intended.

rambo1
15-07-2017, 09:11 PM
Exactly but that is not what you wrote is it? Some people know more about the game than others and can express their opinions more accurately but it is not necessary to label those you disagree with as idiotic.

As Previously Stated,the Majority of,All Supporters are Idiotic.

Neckinger Eagle
15-07-2017, 09:14 PM
Big up to the Palace support today over 2000 for an u23 game was mental.

If it was over 2000 Palace fans (how do you know this, did you ask everybody individually?) for an U23 game, it's because they bought their tickets when it was still billed as a first team game.

Also, answer to a different post, if Sky and BT dished out their money based on the club loyalty of their subscribers, Palace would be a much poorer club than they are now.

Anyway, good day out. Two evenly matched teams for large chunks of the game. I knew as many Maidstone players as Palace players and together I couldn't make a five a side team out of them. Doesn't matter though, because the game was good for such an early pre-season match.

Can an ITK poster put numbers to names for the Palace? I thought Perntreou did well until he got crocked. Mutch didn't really get out of second gear. 5, 7 and 15 when he came on impressed.

Chillo
15-07-2017, 09:21 PM
Can an ITK poster put numbers to names for the Palace? I thought Perntreou did well until he got crocked. Mutch didn't really get out of second gear. 5, 7 and 15 when he came on impressed.

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https://twitter.com/jimdalycomedy/status/886190642283646976/photo/1

palacemetros
15-07-2017, 09:52 PM
Post removed as already covered in previous ones.....!

CharlieCPFC
15-07-2017, 10:58 PM
If we had taken a full strength side we would have won by at least 6 or 7.

Jason Lokilo showed some lovely skills and close ball control. He looks seriously talented. Bit of Zaha trickery about him.

Joseph Hungbo also stood out.

As for Jordon Mutch. Yes he scored two which were laid on a plate for him but apart from that he wasn't head and shoulders above the rest as you would expect. It must have been a little embarrassing for him to be playing with 'the kids' as he looked a bit like an older guy joining in with the youth football. Plus the fact he now has hair resembling Attilio Lombardo made him look even more out of place.

Great to see De Boer for his first game, worth the money alone!

I've heard very good things about Lokilo from when he was in Belgium. Barcelona were even interested in him along with a few other top clubs. I'm surprised there hasn't been more of a mention on him recently, I wouldn't be one bit surprised to see him make the step up soon.

Skid Row
16-07-2017, 12:07 AM
Highlights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb958ZloMFk

Hedgehog
16-07-2017, 12:37 AM
Is that one of them there 3G pitches?

Not being able to defend 25 yard free kicks seems to be contagious!

PeterH
16-07-2017, 12:44 AM
You Go to Pre-Season Friendlies to Support the Team,Regardless,of whose Playing.
Fans should want to see How the Youngsters Perform as much as the Manager.

Even the idiotic fans; those who can post a sentence without weird puctuation.

Seriously, what's going on with that. Are you posting from some strange device?

PeterH
16-07-2017, 12:47 AM
Highlight for me was Maidstone's defence thinking that the passing around at the back, softly softly Barcelona aproach would accrue benefits for them before they gave the ball away for a goal.

Reminded me of Pardew's 'new' style of football experiment.

danpalace07
16-07-2017, 12:58 AM
As Previously Stated,the Majority of,All Supporters are Idiotic.

And you see yourself as more enlightened than them?

orp pisshead1
16-07-2017, 01:05 AM
Is that one of them there 3G pitches?

Not being able to defend 25 yard free kicks seems to be contagious!

I believe so H bromley now have the same.

orp pisshead1
16-07-2017, 01:08 AM
They do??!

Shit that's pricey!

What do Bromley charge out of interest?

I would say it's not the right price as it wasn't a competitive game and how much is an under 23 fixture let alone a competitive one?

I was very lucky that my journey down happened to take me into the path of some very dear old friends who live nearby and are Maidstone ST holders, they have also just hcharges ad their first baby (about a week old) I know what that was worth in relation to the £15 I paid for a ticket (forgetting petrol of course :D)

Bromley charge the same £15 but Palace ST holders get in for £10 on production of ST. I'll find out if their doing same this coming season.

Hedgehog
16-07-2017, 01:10 AM
I believe so H bromley now have the same.
Certainly looks like it plays better than the old Astroturf stuff!

Do you have to wear special boots (no studs)?

Edit: to answer my own question... https://www.footy-boots.com/what-are-the-best-football-boots-for-3g-and-artificial-turf-41070/

nicobos
16-07-2017, 05:15 AM
Highlights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb958ZloMFk

Lovely run and inside pass from #10 for mutch's second.

Their free kick was tidy!

Palace Yankee
16-07-2017, 05:30 AM
Even the idiotic fans; those who can post a sentence without weird puctuation.

Seriously, what's going on with that. Are you posting from some strange device?
It looks a bit like voice to text to me. Maybe we could give old boy a break. I'd be curious to know if I'm right.

gold76
16-07-2017, 06:52 AM
Did they also have record cider sales, or did you not go?

Alas was working, but it would have been a given thing

gold76
16-07-2017, 06:56 AM
As a mere aside, if Maidstone somehow go up this season, would they be allowed into the league?

I know 4G was banned by the league, but not sure if that's changed

New LP
16-07-2017, 08:44 AM
Blimey, how can anyone who lives around Palace criticise anywhere in the country...


Depends where you live, it's a mixed are like anywhere.

Mr Palace
16-07-2017, 10:20 AM
As Previously Stated,the Majority of,All Supporters are Idiotic.

You are the worst poster on this site. I read you regularly saying how our fans are 'idiots' - why do you keep saying this? How can you consistently slag off the one set of people who stick with the club through thick and thin? What is your motivation here?

You're borderline illiterate with your pathetic posts. I imagine you are a sad little man. Why don't you do us a favour and f*ck off?

Mr Palace
16-07-2017, 10:23 AM
It looks a bit like voice to text to me. Maybe we could give old boy a break. I'd be curious to know if I'm right.

I think he's just a moron.

firesign
16-07-2017, 10:43 AM
As a mere aside, if Maidstone somehow go up this season, would they be allowed into the league?

I know 4G was banned by the league, but not sure if that's changed

At the moment artificial pitches are still not allowed in the football league so if Maidstone, or Sutton, were to win the National League they wouldn't be allowed up. I read somewhere that quite a let clubs in League One and Two are keen on them if the rules ever change. The big advantage is that for smaller clubs is that matches don't get postponed and you can play and train on them pretty much every day of the week, meaning you can make money by hiring them out and the first teams can train on them more often.

The financial benefit to Maidstone of promotion to the Football League probably wouldn't make up for the cost of ripping up their artificial pitch.

EmmerGreenEagle
16-07-2017, 11:42 AM
There are still doubts with 3G pitches linking them with cancer. I won't let my 9yr old son play on them. Football should be played on grass.

Timbo
16-07-2017, 11:42 AM
I think he's just a moron.

That's why its best to just give him a break

Mr Palace
16-07-2017, 12:06 PM
That's why its best to just give him a break

He's driving me mad. Constantly slagging off his supposed fellow fans. I think he's a troll rather than a moron. Either way he's infuriating.

Worksop Palace
16-07-2017, 12:15 PM
He's driving me mad. Constantly slagging off his supposed fellow fans. I think he's a troll rather than a moron. Either way he's infuriating.

He and hdeagle (never been seen together those two...) are the most condescending posters on here. Self proclaimed No 1 fans

Embarrassing

JackTheBiscuit
16-07-2017, 12:18 PM
As Previously Stated,the Majority of,All Supporters are Idiotic.

Says the man who if he had his way we would be playing championship football with his beloved Pards in charge

Woosie
16-07-2017, 12:20 PM
I've heard very good things about Lokilo from when he was in Belgium. Barcelona were even interested in him along with a few other top clubs. I'm surprised there hasn't been more of a mention on him recently, I wouldn't be one bit surprised to see him make the step up soon.

It's because he hadn't been performing well until the last few months of the season.

Mr Palace
16-07-2017, 12:26 PM
He and hdeagle (never been seen together those two...) are the most condescending posters on here. Self proclaimed No 1 fans

Embarrassing

Yep. Cringeworthy.

Shipp Ahoy!
16-07-2017, 12:27 PM
As Previously Stated,the Majority of,All Supporters are Idiotic.

Yep, would you believe some don't even know what a space bar is? :D


(It's a place where astronauts go for a drink btw...)

sylvan eagle
16-07-2017, 12:45 PM
There are still doubts with 3G pitches linking them with cancer. I won't let my 9yr old son play on them. Football should be played on grass.


Bet he doesn't play much football in the winter

Timbo
16-07-2017, 12:56 PM
He and hdeagle (never been seen together those two...) are the most condescending posters on here. Self proclaimed No 1 fans

Embarrassing

I think HDEagle is a disabled bloke. His contributions on the KODI thread are invaluable

EmmerGreenEagle
16-07-2017, 01:03 PM
Bet he doesn't play much football in the winter

Yes, no fixtures cancelled last season. Only had to stop him playing on the 3G once last season. Luckily most teams use grass

hdeagle
16-07-2017, 02:13 PM
Just because you can never be bothered Worksop stop sniping at me from behind your keyboard and do us Palace fans a favour and let us support the team instead of moaning at every little thing.

Why don't you take your constant negativity to the Away Fans End as you will not be missed.

cantspell
16-07-2017, 02:55 PM
Love the fact that someone with a user name of Rambo1 can refer to a large number of our fans as idiotic despite not meeting most of them

sylvan eagle
16-07-2017, 03:12 PM
Yes, no fixtures cancelled last season. Only had to stop him playing on the 3G once last season. Luckily most teams use grass


I manage a disability football team and as a rule we only ever play on 3G, and I have never heard of 3G pitches being linked with cancer.

Ruskin Old Boy
16-07-2017, 03:20 PM
I manage a disability football team and as a rule we only ever play on 3G, and I have never heard of 3G pitches being linked with cancer.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/10/15/why-3g-pitches-are-being-ripped-up-in-holland-over-health-fears/

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/10154596/report-claims-link-between-3g-pitches-and-cancer

tasty_snacks
16-07-2017, 06:00 PM
Highlights

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb958ZloMFk

Thanks for the link. That's a nice finish from Mutch for the 2nd.

Good turnout and a nice cash boost for Maidstone. :p

Do you think that when FdB decided that he wanted to personally see the young players in a competitive match and give the first team a day off - after a hard week's intensive pre-season training and a 13 hour flight tomorrow - that the club should have said no, you must play the first team because that's what was planned before you were appointed?

Sorry, but this is professional sport and whatever the manager sees is the best way to assess the squad and get a team ready and prepared for Huddersfield is all that matters.

I agree. And I don't want to labour the point because in the scheme of things it's a minor transgression. But there's no harm in looking a situation that hasn't been handled expertly, and learning to do things better in the future. There was a time when we'd collectively roll our eyes in situations like this and chalk it up to 'typical Palace,' but we're starting to demand a bit more these days - and that's a good thing.
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Oddjob
17-07-2017, 08:17 AM
A good day out, nice little ground and the locals were friendly, easy journey back as well.

The point remains though that this was a bit shabby, its not the same as a west end musicals stars unavoidable absence, this was a calculated and deliberate change in plans, and what I didn't like was they were happy to promote it as a first team friendly when it suited but then when that changed it was covered up with social media links of how we should be excited cause the managers wants to look at the U23's which was a bit rum, the club moved the goalposts and to try and cover it up like that was a bit weak. Why not make an announcement on the site explaining the reasons, with I dunno, some tiny gesture towards ticket holders? £10 off at the club shop or something?

If we play (for example) WBA in the cup 3rd round in January tickets for that will be around £15, so comparing that match with our U23's V Maidstone is no comparison really.