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merstham eagle
02-07-2017, 07:02 PM
Hi all

As a Palace season ticket holder I would like to take this opportunity to promote this forthcoming exciting fixture for a couple of reasons.

Merstham is my local community club and I know many people involved with the club whom work very hard to not only run it, but have brought the club on in recent years. Most recently reaching the 1st round proper of the FA cup and playing Oxford Utd. This was a live televised match last season and a brought a huge sense of pride to what is essentially a small village football club. Unfortunately the result did not go Merstham's way which was not unexpected.

Merstham are due to play the mighty Eagles on Tuesday evening 8th August in a pre-season under 23 friendly. Tickets are on the gate at 5 on the night and under 16s free.

The other reason I am using this opportunity to raise interest in this fixture, is because of my other passion. That is my local boozer called the Limes. The Limes pub is located adjacent the ground and was designated away pub for the Oxford Utd game. A great thanks was received from the Oxford Utd Chairman after the game for the warm welcome there supporters received.

The Limes pub however, is currently battling the owners whom are trying to sell it to property developers. So far, planning permissions have been rejected twice, but we think they are going to appeal against the last rejection. We are using all opportunity to raise the pubs awareness as a community asset.

As a part of this on going battle, the pub is keen to continue using events such as these to hi-light the value of the pub in the local community. A pile of Palace fans in the pub on the evening would be a great photo opportunity and tool to continue with this battle.

Please make an effort to spread the word and get down for the game on the evening. It's easy to get to and Merstham train station is only a ten minute walk from the ground. There is also plenty of parking options for those driving.

Finally and just to clear something up which appears to cause some confusion. It's pronounced Merstham with a "T" and not Mersheeerrm.

Also I have been unreliably informed by some of those involved with Merstham FC ;_) that we may also see some Senior Palace squad players getting a 20-30 minute pre-season run out. Wouldn't that be great.

Apologies due to following message (You are only allowed to post URLs to other sites after you have made 15 posts or more) I have had to remove all links in order to post this message

Nth Kent Eagle
02-07-2017, 07:16 PM
Sounds good and all the best for keeping the pub open. If I'm driving on the M25 or A25 from a Kent direction what is the best way to get to the ground? Are you better off coming down from the M25/M23 or is the A25 from Godstone towards Redhill easier to get to the ground?

merstham eagle
02-07-2017, 07:28 PM
Hi yes A25 Godstone to Redhill is pretty good. If you have a sat nav use RH13QF which is my home post code. This would bring you on to Bletchingley Road Merstham. When you come along the road you would see a huge green with houses either side. Depending on numbers coming down and using past AFC Wimbledon fixtures, they all just parked on there and walked through to the playing ground. The pub itself is 58 Albury Rd, Merstham, Redhill RH1 3LL

Nth Kent Eagle
02-07-2017, 07:59 PM
Cheers. Looking forward to it.

selhursthoover
02-07-2017, 08:29 PM
Will be there chap. See you in the pub. Been there once before back in the 80s for a friendly. Think it was opening the lights.

:p

sylvan eagle
02-07-2017, 08:30 PM
I would have liked to attend seeing as merstham is my local non league team apart from redhill town but unfortunately I am on holiday at the time, hope they play this fixture again next year because apparently the merstham chairman is a Palace fan

Neillo's Son
02-07-2017, 09:09 PM
The company I worked for - Barrington James sponsored the Oxford game thanks to me and one of my colleagues, was a great day!

Kirby
02-07-2017, 10:18 PM
I used to live a 5 min walk from Merstham's ground on Bletchingley Road.

Also had to interview their manager Hayden Bird a few years back!

Hope it all goes well.

Naboo
07-08-2017, 06:59 PM
Bump

Game is tomorrow evening, 7.45pm kick off - only 5 entry and u16s go free!

Sp1Eagle
07-08-2017, 07:05 PM
Merstham FC @mersthamfc1
The club has been advised by @CPFC that a number of Crystal Palace First Team will be in the squad for tomorrow's game.
Please arrive early.

Naboo
07-08-2017, 07:05 PM
Merstham been told this morning that there will be a few first team players playing, I assume those that won't make the squad on Saturday. Cabaye maybe?

Naboo
07-08-2017, 07:09 PM
Merstham have just signed Ryan Hall. Remember him?!

merstham eagle
07-08-2017, 07:21 PM
Good evening all

Just a reminder of this fixture tomorrow night. I have had a call this evening from a very reliable source at Merstham Foootball club, that Palace will in fact be playing an almost full strength team. Amazing, don't miss it. 5 on the gate. Stick your head in The Limes pub if you get in earlier enough and ask for Nick.

Thanks

CPFC_AwayDays
07-08-2017, 07:31 PM
Good evening all

Just a reminder of this fixture tomorrow night. I have had a call this evening from a very reliable source at Merstham Foootball club, that Palace will in fact be playing an almost full strength team. Amazing, don't miss it. 5 on the gate. Stick your head in The Limes pub if you get in earlier enough and ask for Nick.

Thanks

They won't be

selhursthoover
07-08-2017, 07:32 PM
Good evening all

Just a reminder of this fixture tomorrow night. I have had a call this evening from a very reliable source at Merstham Foootball club, that Palace will in fact be playing an almost full strength team. Amazing, don't miss it. 5 on the gate. Stick your head in The Limes pub if you get in earlier enough and ask for Nick.

Thanks

Ill be in the pub around 4pm.

:p

merstham eagle
07-08-2017, 07:49 PM
Well see mate. I'll be in the pub anyway. I can only go by what I've been told

merstham eagle
07-08-2017, 07:51 PM
Ill be in the pub around 4pm.

Won't be in that early unfortunately, have to work and all that. Got to get back from Victoria so will aim for before 6 latest

DaveTuttles
07-08-2017, 08:01 PM
Are the gates open at Merstham train station after 5pm?

merstham eagle
07-08-2017, 08:20 PM
Are the gates open at Merstham train station after 5pm?
ooh possibly after 5 but that's close. Couldn't say for sure sorry

SA Eagle
08-08-2017, 07:56 AM
They won't be

Possibly not, but Palace have retweeted the original tweet that says "a number...of the first team will be in the squad" so it tends to suggest that a few will be involved.

Big Blue Eagle
08-08-2017, 09:22 AM
Possibly not, but Palace have retweeted the original tweet that says "a number...of the first team will be in the squad" so it tends to suggest that a few will be involved.
Perfectly logical that some of the over 25 players not starting or close to the bench on Saturday will get game time for fitness....Williams, Ladapo, Anderson, Mutch, Deaney maybe.

GreatGonzo
08-08-2017, 09:29 AM
They won't be

Those starting at the weekend will not be playing, no point taking such a risk 4 days before the season.

1st team squad will include, Ward, Kelly, Delaney, McArthur, Cabaye, Anderson, Ladapo, Sako, Lee, Williams, Mutch, all of whom will not start on Saturday.

Joeymaz
08-08-2017, 09:51 AM
Would hope Ward, Kelly, Tomkins, Delaney, McArthur, Sako, Williams get some minutes.
Seem very undercooked outside the 12/13 that have played last couple of weeks

ForzaPalace
08-08-2017, 10:33 AM
Fosu-Mensah debut? Looking forward to tonight, good warm up for Saturday

Sp1Eagle
08-08-2017, 03:08 PM
Merstham FC‏ @mersthamfc1

Crystal Palace have confirmed this morning that a 'Very Strong' @CPFC Team, plus First Team Management will be in attendance tonight.

jhc
08-08-2017, 05:52 PM
I assume those players selected tonight will not be involved on Saturday?
Tomkins!!

Ruskin Old Boy
08-08-2017, 05:58 PM
Perntreou; Tomkins, Kelly, Delaney; Wan-Bissaka, Schlupp; Williams, Husin; Kaikai, Lee; Ladapo.

Dorking .Eagle
08-08-2017, 05:59 PM
Perntreou; Tomkins, Kelly, Delaney; Wan-Bissaka, Schlupp; Williams, Husin; Kaikai, Lee; Ladapo.

Well its stronger than the team that played at Maidstone:lux:

Ruskin Old Boy
08-08-2017, 05:59 PM
Subs: Henry (GK), Phillips, McGregor, Hungbo, Flanagan, Mutch, Trialist

Ruskin Old Boy
08-08-2017, 06:07 PM
Chris Grierson is on Twitter duty for the match: https://twitter.com/chrisgrierson

Nth Kent Eagle
08-08-2017, 06:17 PM
Lot of Palace around the social club and pub.

Martin H
08-08-2017, 06:18 PM
Does anyone know who the triallist is?

hedge end eagle
08-08-2017, 06:20 PM
I am guessing it might be a striker we are looking at?

Mr Palace
08-08-2017, 06:44 PM
No sako, cabaye, McArthur. Odd.

exiledeagle
08-08-2017, 06:47 PM
No sako, cabaye, McArthur. Odd.

all injured I think

elgrande
08-08-2017, 06:47 PM
Cabaye is carrying a knock...foot apparently.

1905
08-08-2017, 06:47 PM
Someone streaming via periscope :)

https://www.pscp.tv/Holmesdale/1zqKVRkzzZMKB

Mr Palace
08-08-2017, 06:50 PM
all injured I think

Can't believe that Sako is injured again. Ridiculous.

1905
08-08-2017, 06:52 PM
Delaney robbed and they score.

Ruskin Old Boy
08-08-2017, 06:53 PM
Oh dear Delaney

Nth Kent Eagle
08-08-2017, 06:56 PM
How poor wss that.

Nth Kent Eagle
08-08-2017, 06:57 PM
Merstham are quite good.

Nth Kent Eagle
08-08-2017, 06:59 PM
Penalty to us. Goal from rebound. Kai Kai.

Billy Rhino
08-08-2017, 07:05 PM
Where's Ryan Inniss?

congress
08-08-2017, 07:05 PM
I used to go to senior school with the Merstham manager.He was more interested in doing drama than football.He always had the lead roles in the school plays.

cpfcfan1
08-08-2017, 07:08 PM
I used to go to senior school with the Merstham manager.He was more interested in doing drama than football.He always had the lead roles in the school plays.


Oh no he didn't....

exiledeagle
08-08-2017, 07:10 PM
My eyes playing up cant see Tomkins

may9132
08-08-2017, 07:11 PM
Oh no he didn't....

:supergrin: :supergrin: :supergrin:

Away
08-08-2017, 07:12 PM
Can't make out who's who on periscope except Schlupp Damo Kelly and Joniesta. Is Kai Kai 11? Who is 9?

hedge end eagle
08-08-2017, 07:13 PM
Can't make out who's who on periscope except Schlupp Damo Kelly and Joniesta. Is Kai Kai 11? Who is 9?

Ladapo

may9132
08-08-2017, 07:13 PM
9 is ladapo

exiledeagle
08-08-2017, 07:14 PM
its stopped ?

Away
08-08-2017, 07:17 PM
Ladapo


Thx

Martin H
08-08-2017, 07:17 PM
Assume number 7 is Husin?

Surprisingly good watching the periscope. Limited but good fun nevertheless. Damo's dumb mistake for their goal was unfortunately captured perfectly.

exiledeagle
08-08-2017, 07:20 PM
excuse my ignorance but it says stopped streaming mins ago ?

Ruskin Old Boy
08-08-2017, 07:21 PM
excuse my ignorance but it says stopped streaming mins ago ?


Yes.

He posted this on twitter:

Cheers for following the stream - will be back later with more - light permitting!

wedgetail
08-08-2017, 07:30 PM
Of the three at the back who is in which position please?

GreatGonzo
08-08-2017, 07:34 PM
Surely Tomkins right, Kelly centre and Delaney left.

Ruskin Old Boy
08-08-2017, 07:39 PM
Surely Tomkins right, Kelly centre and Delaney left.


Is correct.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
08-08-2017, 07:51 PM
Not a great half time scoreline considering the line-up we have put out. Anyone know if the performance has been better than the score suggests?

Ruskin Old Boy
08-08-2017, 07:54 PM
Merstham 2-1 up from the penalty spot

cpfcfan1
08-08-2017, 07:56 PM
De boer out!

GreatGonzo
08-08-2017, 08:03 PM
Who gave away the penalty?

hedge end eagle
08-08-2017, 08:03 PM
Time to bring the trialist on ��

Ruskin Old Boy
08-08-2017, 08:05 PM
Who gave away the penalty?

Wan-Bissaka

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
08-08-2017, 08:07 PM
2-2

Ruskin Old Boy
08-08-2017, 08:07 PM
2-2

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
08-08-2017, 08:08 PM
Was it Freddie?

Ruskin Old Boy
08-08-2017, 08:08 PM
Yes

GreatGonzo
08-08-2017, 08:09 PM
Assisted by our player of the season so far.

gjohnk
08-08-2017, 08:15 PM
Assisted by our player of the season so far.

Mutch?

hedge end eagle
08-08-2017, 08:17 PM
Trialist is on for Ladapo so must be a striker...wonder who it is

GreatGonzo
08-08-2017, 08:21 PM
Mutch?

:D

hedge end eagle
08-08-2017, 08:26 PM
So do we know what the trialist looks like yet???

thereichstuff
08-08-2017, 08:31 PM
So do we know what the trialist looks like yet???

Patrick bamford .

Ruskin Old Boy
08-08-2017, 08:31 PM
So do we know what the trialist looks like yet???


Young lad, blonde hair. Started out wide right

dave_who_ru
08-08-2017, 08:32 PM
Cabaye is carrying a knock...foot apparently.

Physio Room states 'foot, no return date, major doubt'.

Only other injuries reported are Souare and Wickham so not sure what is happening with McArthur and Sako.

firstgame63cpfc
08-08-2017, 08:33 PM
Young lad, blonde hair. Started out wide right

I,m at home still:D

Ruskin Old Boy
08-08-2017, 08:34 PM
I,m at home still:D

How did you score the Palace goal? :D

3-2 up

brooklynlou
08-08-2017, 08:35 PM
Young lad, blonde hair. Started out wide right

Sounds like Bamford. Does he get upset if people touch his hair?

WLYWLYAWYPWF
08-08-2017, 08:35 PM
So do we know what the trialist looks like yet???

Frasier Campbell

Ruskin Old Boy
08-08-2017, 08:35 PM
Phillips scored

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
08-08-2017, 08:35 PM
How did you score the Palace goal? :D

3-2 up

WE ARE STAYING UP, SAY WE ARE STAYING UP!!!

mojoeagle
08-08-2017, 08:37 PM
I think it's James Daly that came on for ladapo

Ruskin Old Boy
08-08-2017, 08:37 PM
All over. 3-2 Palace

firstgame63cpfc
08-08-2017, 08:39 PM
How did you score the Palace goal? :D

3-2 up

I,m good:p

GreatGonzo
08-08-2017, 08:41 PM
Did the trialist do anything?

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
08-08-2017, 08:53 PM
I think it's James Daly that came on for ladapo

Nah cpfc twitter says it was triallist.

ForzaPalace
08-08-2017, 09:06 PM
Was stood next to Tony Finnegan 2nd half. Trialist was one of his, Greek Kid just turned 20 from AEK Athens. Looked ok, headed just over from one chance. Could be a good one for the U23s.

GreatGonzo
08-08-2017, 09:10 PM
That would make him: Antonis Kyriazis

ForzaPalace
08-08-2017, 09:23 PM
That's the fella

16eagles
08-08-2017, 09:32 PM
If it's Alexander Isak from AIK this is very good..

Nth Kent Eagle
08-08-2017, 09:40 PM
Triallist looked quite sharp up front. The number 2 Wan Bissaka (sp) was a reasonable right back and Husin is a decent midfielder.

aj4england
08-08-2017, 09:43 PM
Let in two playing a back 3 says it all

Jim Cannon
08-08-2017, 09:52 PM
Let in two playing a back 3 says it all

Who gives a shit about a friendly featuring a team that won't be playing on sat

Chillo
08-08-2017, 09:53 PM
That would make him: Antonis Kyriazis

He was announced as something Kyriazis (or similar) - the speaker system was very poor - so yes, probably him.

kestoneagle
08-08-2017, 10:15 PM
That would make him: Antonis Kyriazis

The coach called him Antonis so that makes sense. Him saying thank you in Portuguese to Shaw makes less sense!

SmokeyStover7
08-08-2017, 10:24 PM
Let in two playing a back 3 says it all

What exactly does it say?

Jasper
08-08-2017, 10:28 PM
What exactly does it say?

It says that some people think we should still be playing the W formation and will complain endlessly about 3-4-3 this season.

brooklynlou
08-08-2017, 10:40 PM
What exactly does it say?

That the kids have less experience with 343 than the first team ...

ForzaPalace
09-08-2017, 06:40 AM
That the kids have less experience with 343 than the first team ...

Wouldn't class Tomkins, Kelly and Delaney as kids

kit82
09-08-2017, 08:34 AM
How did they play last night? Score wasn't flattering given the team that played

Did Tomkins look unfit?

kestoneagle
09-08-2017, 08:48 AM
Keeper didn't look great. Theirs was much better.

Back 3 of Tomkins, Kelly and Delaney ought to have strolled it but Damo made a bad mistake for their first goal and Kelly was regularly the wrong side of his man. Tomkins looked the best of the 3 but that isn't saying much.

Schlupp was quiet first half but a bit better in the second second.

Noor (after a dreadful first touch) and Williams buzzed around in the middle and looked OK.

Chungy, for a player of his ability, should have dominated the game but didn't.

Kai Kai had a decent first half with some good runs.

Bissaka had an OK first half and a very good second half. Probably our best player on the night. Constantly beat his man down the line with pace and skill.

Freddy tried hard but is clearly not a first team striker.

Mutch came on at half time for Williams and in patches looked a class above the rest but then dropped back into apaprent disinterest.

With 10 minutes or so to go we brought on some of the younger players and the trialist. Of these (despite Phillips getting the goal - not sure he knew much about it) the young Greek trialist looked the best. Some good touches, good control, brought others into the game and had a header just wide.

kit82
09-08-2017, 09:03 AM
Keeper didn't look great. Theirs was much better.

Back 3 of Tomkins, Kelly and Delaney ought to have strolled it but Damo made a bad mistake for their first goal and Kelly was regularly the wrong side of his man. Tomkins looked the best of the 3 but that isn't saying much.

Schlupp was quiet first half but a bit better in the second second.

Noor (after a dreadful first touch) and Williams buzzed around in the middle and looked OK.

Chungy, for a player of his ability, should have dominated the game but didn't.

Kai Kai had a decent first half with some good runs.

Bissaka had an OK first half and a very good second half. Probably our best player on the night. Constantly beat his man down the line with pace and skill.

Freddy tried hard but is clearly not a first team striker.

Mutch came on at half time for Williams and in patches looked a class above the rest but then dropped back into apaprent disinterest.

With 10 minutes or so to go we brought on some of the younger players and the trialist. Of these (despite Phillips getting the goal - not sure he knew much about it) the young Greek trialist looked the best. Some good touches, good control, brought others into the game and had a header just wide.

Thanks. Nobody pushing for a start in the first team then!!!

aashman12
09-08-2017, 09:16 AM
That the kids have less experience with 343 than the first team ...

Kids? We had tomkins, kelly and Delaney at the back, schlupp, Williams, lee and ladapo also playing. They're not kids