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Coastal Palace
29-07-2017, 02:18 AM
It should be Anfield and the 9 nil (still got the ticket stub) but I'd have to say Barnsley on a Sunday (I think it was a Sunday).
The loudest speakers you could imagine blaring out 'waiting for a star to fall' by some wankers.
Taking the piss out of the ref before the match, George Courtney iirc.
And losing 1-0.
There are so many others probably worse than these no doubt.
Yours?

Hedgehog
29-07-2017, 02:32 AM
Hard to define worst... Scariest was away to Leeds FA Cup 1976 closely followed by Sunderland away in FA Cup 1976... on the other hand we won both, so a bit confused. Some would at Chelsea away in the FA Cup 1976, but we were off to the side so away from the shit.

As for performance on the field - there were so many!

Eric's Headband
29-07-2017, 02:59 AM
Wigan 5-0
Millwall 3-0 X2
Brighton 3-0
Everton 4-0 (though enjoyed the nigel martyn love)

orp pisshead1
29-07-2017, 03:34 AM
It should be Anfield and the 9 nil (still got the ticket stub) but I'd have to say Barnsley on a Sunday (I think it was a Sunday).
The loudest speakers you could imagine blaring out 'waiting for a star to fall' by some wankers.
Taking the piss out of the ref before the match, George Courtney iirc.
And losing 1-0.
There are so many others probably worse than these no doubt.
Yours?

9-0 was worst result wise but you had to be there to fully appreciate the 4-3 imo, and it wasn't too bad a trip due to the phernominal vocal away support :lux:.
Worst for me was probably Hartlepool away in fa cup or Sunderland away think we lost and it was on the box iircc.

orp pisshead1
29-07-2017, 03:37 AM
Wigan 5-0
Millwall 3-0 X2
Brighton 3-0
Everton 4-0 (though enjoyed the nigel martyn love)

The Nigel Martyn love in made the local radio after the game apparently as it impressed the blue 1/2 of Merseyside :p.was a bad trip also as we took a mini bus up and the lad who drove it did a good job till he got blazey and hit some heavy gates of the car park we used causing fair bit of damage and don't think we took insurance for that kinda thing. Expensive lesson learned:(.

New LP
29-07-2017, 04:00 AM
The league cup semi at Anfield (0-5) was a poor one. Not helped by my coach breaking down on the way and arriving at one nil down. Then realising that you couldn't even get a beer in there.

East-End Eagle
29-07-2017, 04:24 AM
The league cup semi at Anfield (0-5) was a poor one. Not helped by my coach breaking down on the way and arriving at one nil down. Then realising that you couldn't even get a beer in there.

The game was bad, but atmosphere from palace was good.

Worst for me must be Cambridge in the far cup. Lost two nil. Rained all night.
Probably worst I have seen us play and that is saying something.

Ooh Betty
29-07-2017, 05:28 AM
Charlton away 2004.

macstar
29-07-2017, 05:37 AM
The game was bad, but atmosphere from palace was good.

Worst for me must be Cambridge in the far cup. Lost two nil. Rained all night.
Probably worst I have seen us play and that is saying something.

Another vote for Cambridge. Train home broke down too, just a dismal dismal night Moved to a friday night cos of a protest or something. Never seen such an.inept performance (Aston villa away a couple of years ago comes close).

EmmerGreenEagle
29-07-2017, 05:45 AM
Charlton away when we beat them one nil thanks to KG goal and Sunderland away playoff final win. Results were great. However, after both of these games the home fans wanted to batter us and was glad to get away unscathed

in-exile
29-07-2017, 05:57 AM
The Wright badge kissing defeat by the Arsenal bastard......or any Man U away defeat....why do we always roll over for them.

Chris Finch
29-07-2017, 06:01 AM
Millwall 3-0 on NYD
Brighton 3-0 on a Sunday

Both shit results and both on odd days

Seanee Pawnee
29-07-2017, 08:21 AM
Soton lost 4-1 1979. Didn't even get in and got soaked in the pee-ing rain too.

Seanee Pawnee
29-07-2017, 08:23 AM
Forgot the Arsenal away final day of the season with Wright scoring...

jobiinthelastmi
29-07-2017, 08:25 AM
Losing 5-0 away at derby under George Burley was not enjoybale.

James Vaughan was sent off, really really poor all round that day.

Billyd
29-07-2017, 08:25 AM
The Brighton 3-0 (at the time at least) remember walking out the ground thinking our amazing seasons had suffered a total collapse, we were going to struggle to make play offs whilst Brighton gaining all the momentum.

Mad Raschic Ken
29-07-2017, 08:31 AM
We were comprehensively outplayed when losing 3-0 at Scunthorpe under George Burley. That was quite a low point. As was the 5-0 defeat at Derby.

NRM the 2nd
29-07-2017, 08:38 AM
The Brighton 3-0 (at the time at least) remember walking out the ground thinking our amazing seasons had suffered a total collapse, we were going to struggle to make play offs whilst Brighton gaining all the momentum.

Still say that turned out to be the best result of the season because we all know what I did in the heads of everyone connected with that piss poor scummy pathetic side the next time we went down there.

Horrible at the time and got soaked for out troubles but a few months later and boy was it worth it

Chris B
29-07-2017, 08:41 AM
If a neutral ground counts as away, then I go for losing 2-0 to Saints in 1976 semi at Stamford Bridge. Really thought we were going to Wembley. Peach crocked Taylor and rest is history. We also had the North Stand so Saints fans under cover in the Shed were bloody noisy as they gloated.

sherstonpalace
29-07-2017, 08:43 AM
West Brom away some time in the late 70s or early 80s. A midweek fixture which we lost 3-0. Stewards wouldn't let us on the special train at Smethwick and we got back to Euston in a mail-train at 4.00am. The only bright spot was leaning out of the window at Wembley Central and bellowing "we're the famous Crystal Palace and we're going to Wemberley...."

Eastern Boy
29-07-2017, 08:45 AM
Can't remember the venue but it was in the early 90's we were 2-0 up, missed a penalty and went on to lose 3-2! Ironically went to a game a year or so before that, think notts county away and the reverse happened

ExiledStirling
29-07-2017, 08:46 AM
0-4 v Wimbledon in the early '90s.

We made them look like a free flowing Liverpool side.

Lombardo's hair
29-07-2017, 08:46 AM
Blackburn away play off final first leg. Especall having pulled back to 2 1 late on to then concede again was devastating. Having rovers fans lining street outside their homes mocking us as we walked back to coach getting back home at some ungodly hour. Stewing over what might have been if we could f****** defend.
But as we all know.......We f***** them 3 0 in the second leg!!!

Lombardo's hair
29-07-2017, 08:50 AM
Or Good Friday "away" to Wimbledon.....4 -1 or 4 0 ....tried to erase from mind

Grim Reaper
29-07-2017, 08:54 AM
HUddersfield 0-4 - Dec 1998. And then got a phone call on my way out of the ground to say my mate had died. We knew he was ill but having had a heart transplant two days before we wrongly assumed everything would be OK.

NRM the 2nd
29-07-2017, 08:54 AM
Bradford away a few years back. Had alright been postponed twice having got quite close to ground then third attempt played in pissing rain and lost 2 1

Grim Reaper
29-07-2017, 08:55 AM
0-4 v Wimbledon in the early '90s.

We made them look like a free flowing Liverpool side.


Good Friday 1993. Pissed it down. NOthing 'Good' about that day!

Grim Reaper
29-07-2017, 08:57 AM
Can't remember the venue but it was in the early 90's we were 2-0 up, missed a penalty and went on to lose 3-2! Ironically went to a game a year or so before that, think notts county away and the reverse happened

The venue was in fact Notts County. We were amazing for 20 minutes....and then it all went wrong.

And as you say, just 19 months previously, the reverse had happened at the same ground

Coastal Palace
29-07-2017, 08:58 AM
Shrewsbury towards the late 80's. We could never beat Shrewsbury.
And cap it all off, Ian Wright stuck his fingers up at us due to abuse of their piss poor performance.

Joe85
29-07-2017, 08:59 AM
Grimsby. 2002. Lost 5-2.

Awful day out.

As was getting battered 5-0 by Wigan in 2003.

Worksop Palace
29-07-2017, 09:02 AM
Given I don't get to SP much and nearly all my Palace games have been / are away, I've got too many stories to recount

But Grimsby 5-2 and Lincoln 1-0 defeats stick out somewhat

Jasper
29-07-2017, 09:03 AM
The Brighton 3-0 (at the time at least) remember walking out the ground thinking our amazing seasons had suffered a total collapse, we were going to struggle to make play offs whilst Brighton gaining all the momentum.

That one stands out for me. Most of us had to wait outside the station in the pouring rain for about half an hour as well and the train back to London seemed to take forever. A grim day all round.

Annoyingly it's the only match I've seen at the Amex. I managed to miss the 3-1 win and the payoff semi.

delboy01
29-07-2017, 09:11 AM
5-0 at wigan. Truly awful performance and soul destroying. Left with 20 minutes to go.

Colinchapel2
29-07-2017, 09:13 AM
There's so many to choose from!
The 9-0 at Anfield, obviously, although the FA Cup semi-final at Villa Park more than compensated.
Losing 5-1 at Millwall late in the 1967/68 season, one of the very few times I've left a Palace game early and I missed the Palace goal
Drawing 1-1 at Cardiff last game of the season and getting relegated to the 3rd Division
Losing 2-1 to Leicester at Wembley in the Play-Off final
But my personal "favourite" is losing at Barnsley in the Simon Jordan era, a cold, wet windy night with a performance so dire that travelling fans were offered a refund on their tickets.

ExiledStirling
29-07-2017, 09:15 AM
5-0 at wigan. Truly awful performance and soul destroying. Left with 20 minutes to go.
Saw the game on TV and it surely stands out as the worst Palace performance ever. How we only lost 5-0 is beyond me. Wigan should have easily made it to double figures.

averity
29-07-2017, 09:18 AM
Leeds, can barely see the pitch from the away end, and was told to sit down 100s of times. When we went on the attach I stood up as couldn't see the goal we were attacking from the seat and they just kept telling me to sit down!

TheMexicanHorse
29-07-2017, 09:22 AM
Leeds, can barely see the pitch from the away end, and was told to sit down 100s of times. When we went on the attach I stood up as couldn't see the goal we were attacking from the seat and they just kept telling me to sit down!

The Away end has moved now from the corner.

TheMexicanHorse
29-07-2017, 09:23 AM
Scunthorpe under Burley was depressing.
Ditto Millwall away under Burley, least you don't have far to get home.

SeanPalace84
29-07-2017, 09:30 AM
Brighton 3-0, ******* horrible day.

cantspell
29-07-2017, 09:52 AM
Brighton 3 nil Boxing Day 1979 was pretty dire

pants
29-07-2017, 10:04 AM
Huddersfield circa 1999....... Lost 7-1. Remember a group of young lads effing and blinding as we walked away from the ground and Maidstoned Eagle shouting... 'Oi you lot , mind your f**king language there are young kids about' ��

CharlieCPFC
29-07-2017, 10:07 AM
Millwall 3-0 was depressing, hearing that poxy song from that pisshead of let em come with Puncheon scoring that hattrick was shit. Particularly when Burley could've signed him the summer before.

Liverpool 5-0 in the cup remember it as a kid all the scouse slags above giving it.

Arsenal 5-1 away in 2004, the highlight had to be some bloke in front biting into his hotdog spitting it out saying how shit it was to then launching at some Arsenal bonce with the ketchup and mustard all down his swede.

I always remember Preston and Gillingham both being grim aways.

Sick Bucket
29-07-2017, 10:08 AM
Brighton 3 nil Boxing Day 1979 was pretty dire

I went to that with my Dad, I was 9, we were unaware of the level of rivalry, living in Holland. All I remember is skinheads having their laces taken out of their boots, fights breaking out all over the place and being hit on the nose with a coin.

Oh and for some reason both me and my Dad distinctly remember them playing 'tide is high' my Blondie. Every time I hear that song I am transported back to the ******* Goldstone ground.

Owngoal
29-07-2017, 10:22 AM
Recent years Southampton away before the FA Cup Final. No one really playing to be in the final and made me realise just how much Pardew was losing the team.

Jim Cannon
29-07-2017, 10:23 AM
0-1 away Cambridge about 1982
0-3 Arse 1993

CPFC_Fan
29-07-2017, 10:35 AM
There are far too many to choose from performance wise. Burley era aways been mentioned a lot and I agree with them all. Villa away under Pardew was truly shit. I've only been doing aways since 2009-10 season so can only go on that experience but even in that time there have been some truly shocking away performances.

Selhurst Celtic
29-07-2017, 12:20 PM
Bury 0 Palace 0 in the late 90s.
Our stats must have been 1 shot off target (Morrison) and that was that.

Notable mentions to Hartlepool in the cup. Freezing, arrived late, late comedy dive & penalty to get knocked out. And numerous humblings at Millwall. Etienne Verveer, Puncheon etc.

Beneaglee
29-07-2017, 12:40 PM
Losing 3-0 to Millwall under Burley will take some beating.

Se9 eagles
29-07-2017, 01:16 PM
Losing 1-0 at QPR in the FA Cup 6th round early 80s when Clive Allen scored at the end.Never seen our fans so angry and upset.A riot ensued and even old favourite John Burridge got assaulted.Only time at football that I felt like punching someone.....

ballboy1975
29-07-2017, 01:19 PM
:veryangryLosing 1-0 at QPR in the FA Cup 6th round early 80s when Clive Allen scored at the end.Never seen our fans so angry and upset.A riot ensued and even old favourite John Burridge got assaulted.Only time at football that I felt like punching someone.....

CPFC.1990
29-07-2017, 01:24 PM
Luton Town 2005/06. Our players simply couldn't be bothered.

davech
29-07-2017, 01:38 PM
January 1993. FA Cup v Hartlepool. Snow around, match was in doubt iirc. Around 20 degrees below freezing. Spent a whole week there that afternoon in that god-forsaken sh*thole. Lost 1-0 to a dubious goal right at the end.

Beat losing to Leicester (away, again!) to an extremely dubious penalty the previous year. My memory fails again, but I believe Eric Young was sent off too. Maybe it was my masochistic tendencies as a Palace supporter that made me listen to Danny Baker gloating and rubbing it in on the radio all the way home when it had been proved not to be a penalty at all.

gazzagoalie
29-07-2017, 01:38 PM
Villa the season they went down. Tuesday night in January, cold, wet, they hadn't won for months. We were diabolical, and to top it off, Hennessey....

jimmy the gent
29-07-2017, 01:38 PM
Or Good Friday "away" to Wimbledon.....4 -1 or 4 0 ....tried to erase from mind

Was that the Carl Leaburn Hat Trick game? Appalling performance. The young french CB was destroyed that night. Ishmael wasn't it.

cpfc4evandeva
29-07-2017, 01:39 PM
Losing 3-0 to Forest at the tail end of 2010.

It was a pathetic performance but that was only the start of it. The journey home to Crawley took about 9 hours due to the absolutely mental snow. The weirdest part was that for the first hour down the M1, it was fine. Then we hit the traffic and it was gridlock until the M25. Awful stuff.

Honourable mentions to Brighton 3-0 in 2013 and Millwall 3-0, a few weeks after the Forest match I have mentioned above. Burley really was a crap manager for us.

cpfc4evandeva
29-07-2017, 01:41 PM
Recent years Southampton away before the FA Cup Final. No one really playing to be in the final and made me realise just how much Pardew was losing the team.

Because it was a bit of a nothing game, I didn't care. But you are right - it was a very poor 'performance'.

davech
29-07-2017, 01:41 PM
Was that the Carl Leaburn Hat Trick game? Appalling performance. The young french CB was destroyed that night. Ishmael wasn't it.

That's the game! :moo:

jimmy the gent
29-07-2017, 01:43 PM
Villa the season they went down. Tuesday night in January, cold, wet, they hadn't won for months. We were diabolical, and to top it off, Hennessey....

Old safe hands at it again.

https://static.standard.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2016/01/12/21/WayneHennessey1.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2016/01/12/21/3019559800000578-3396216-image-a-42_1452633226223.jpg

JohnD
29-07-2017, 02:02 PM
Yep as mentioned before 1-1 away to Cardiff in the 70's. Rained all day and it was mid week. This meant we were relegated

Paulinmorden
29-07-2017, 02:02 PM
Huddersfield early 80's in the old Div 2 on a Tues or Weds night in I think February. Can't remember the score but i know we lost because we always lost away for about 4 seasons in a row. Got train back to Sheffield where we got abuse from the locals because Millwall had played there the same evening and they thought we were their fans, it involved a very hasty exit from a chip shop. Got the mail train home. Thought we did well getting one of the old single 6 seat carriages between the two of us. Absolutely freezing, no heating at all. Everytime we just about got to sleep train would stop and we were woken by the noise of the staffing shifting the mail bags around. Eventually after over 5 hours of this gave up and went to the next open carriage and found it was only our carriage that was freezing. Get home shower and straight to work with no sleep.

BarcaPalace
29-07-2017, 07:26 PM
Not under Burley as didn't attend that defeat but a 3-0 loss on Boxing Day to Millwall and another 3-1 defeat soon after, probs around 2003?

Early kick off game at Crewe on a Sunday stands out as well 0-0 draw. Akinibye hit the crossbar. ******* shit atmosphere throughout.

Eastern Boy
29-07-2017, 07:29 PM
Cheers Cris, memory going!

mrB
29-07-2017, 07:34 PM
Luton - lost 1 or 2 nil - got a police escort back to the station as there thugs wanted to kill us - rubbish day all round

PeterH
29-07-2017, 07:34 PM
The league cup semi at Anfield (0-5) was a poor one. Not helped by my coach breaking down on the way and arriving at one nil down. Then realising that you couldn't even get a beer in there.

Went up by the 'infamous' club coach - just because like many had to get back that same night/early morning. Despite leaving Selhurst with seemingly oodles of time - arrived 45 minutes before kick off. Never again. I was, naively, hoping that we would get there for 18.30pm and have time to neck three pints in a local pub.


A good sing song, but the bindippers put Clinton off is game following a press exageration of some comment he made. Plus, our manager had strange tactics that night - lost the plot.

Then straight back on the bus, junior bindippers jeering us out of Scouseland. Not the best trip up there.

Panther
29-07-2017, 07:40 PM
Away at Millwall back in the 1960s when we lost 5-1 (I think), our goal being a Woodruff header. Which I felt unable to celebrate......

old git
29-07-2017, 07:51 PM
Brighton 3 nil Boxing Day 1979 was pretty dire

The Brighton 3-0 on st. Patrick's day was utter shit. Early kick off,pissing down and waiting for the special train in the rain watching those pricks take the piss was something to be forgotten.

Expat Eagle
29-07-2017, 08:33 PM
Either the 5-0 defeat at Wigan (I was in with them with Palace shirt on, not scary but piss severely taken) but probably the worst for the ride home on a train like a morgue was the game at Cardiff in the 70's when we were relegated. Miserable. :(

Sam Spade
29-07-2017, 08:35 PM
Grimsby. 2002. Lost 5-2.

Awful day out.


God yes.
Can never decide between that and the 1999 FA Cup 3rd round at Cambridge;
Arrived just in time for the supposed KO. (Missing the chance to go for a beer)
KO delayed by 40 mins. due to accidents on M11.
Absolutely pi**ing down on an open terrace.
Witless woeful performance
Lost 0-2
Diverted off the M11 on the way back
Diverted off the diversion due to a lorry getting stuck under a bridge.
Finally dried out after having the heater on full blast for 2 hours, stopped at some services, bought a bottle of Dr Pepper which exploded all over me when opened.
Back home ( in the West Country) 4.00am.

Big Patch
29-07-2017, 08:42 PM
huddersfield away, end of Jan 2013 was a weird one. Drove up and back in the night - got back at about 5am. Strange atmosphere amongst the fans, no one singing. Felt like some Palace fans were looking for some agro from fellow Palace fans. Lethargic performance.

Heppolette
29-07-2017, 08:55 PM
Bristol City away league cup 1988.

Maiden Eagle
29-07-2017, 09:03 PM
Had many fruitless trips to the Gallstone Ground but by far the worst was the 3-0 defeat on Boxing Day 79. By the early 80's as a Club, we had become so crap, that we almost expected to lose to the Weed (still painful though!) but in 79, the result was very unexpected. I still remember us getting a corner at 1-0 down and about 10 seconds later, Peter Ward making it 2-0 ! Having tons of coins thrown at us, throughout the game, wasn't great fun, either.
At the end of that season, we when to Forest, were torn apart by Trevor Francis and were lucky to only lose 4-0. That was a painful one, as well !

cantspell
29-07-2017, 09:06 PM
That's the game I posted and I always remember them scoring from our corner - unbelievable! In hindsight that was a turning point we became shit after that

meee
29-07-2017, 09:13 PM
Bradford away a few years back. Had alright been postponed twice having got quite close to ground then third attempt played in pissing rain and lost 2 1

Was that in 2003?It was 1-1 wasn't it?Atmosphere was terrible.

CPFC.1990
29-07-2017, 09:15 PM
Gillingham and Neil Ruddock was possibly the lowest feeling you could have supporting Palace.

Big Fella
29-07-2017, 09:18 PM
Have a joint 4 which i can't separate:

Bolton midday on a Sunday. A few of us had a weekend in Blackpool and planned to do the match. Rail works meant an early train and coach, then none of the pubs were opened to away fans. About 200 palace there, Sagi Burton played centre half. Lost 3-0, not a shot on goal. Terrible day.

Luton 05/06. Again not a pub let in away fans, police escort from the station that we somehow swerved. Luton yobs everywhere.

Bristol City play off. Just gutted that cowboy outfit beat us. And their fans were awful. We would have got battered if we actually won.

Cardiff league cup semi. As above. Thought we were going to do it, but forgot Freedman was in a negative phase. Such a let down.

Jim Cannon
29-07-2017, 09:27 PM
Saw the game on TV and it surely stands out as the worst Palace performance ever. How we only lost 5-0 is beyond me. Wigan should have easily made it to double figures.

And SJ's on pitch bollocking of Kember afterwards was memorable

Palace Bear
29-07-2017, 09:28 PM
Everton away two or three seasons ago. Travelled all the way to Liverpool through Gayle force elements with Wverton insisting game could go ahead. Got checked into premier inn, had a few drinks, got to ground through the wind and rain, game called off 30 minutes before kick off, because conditions outside the ground were unsafe, tiles coming off houses. Most people were already in ground, which was relatively still due to the shelter from elements. We were forced to
Leave the ground as game was cancelled as if was unsafe outside, meaning we had to go back outside where it was unsafe! It's Liverpool... 'it's Liverpool always unsafe' didn't go down very well with the authorities!

ElwissAtMemphis
29-07-2017, 09:39 PM
We've already had well deserved mentions of 0-3 at The Goldstone, Boxing Day 1979 and 0-3 at The Amex 12/13.

Surprised nobody else has nominated Boxing Day 1988 again at The Goldstone. We were challenging for promotion (eventually successfully) and they were down the bottom. Needless to say we were catastrophically shite and the 1-3 scoreline flattered us. I don't recall an insurmountable injury crisis at the time but for some unfathomable reason we ended up with Rudi Hedman playing on the wing, an experiment that was never repeated. I don't think his reputation ever recovered with those of us who witnessed it. The result was made even more depressing by how predictable it was. I recall an interview a few years later from one of players saying how he and several teammates were oblivious to the importance of the match to the supporters and how it quickly dawned on them how badly they'd let us down when the coaching staff locked the dressing room door and delivered an unprecedented bollocking with Ian Evans leading the way.

A more recent Boxing Day debacle was at Millwall in 2001. A shocking peformance. We were so bad that it ended with the indignity of Millwall's fans taking the piss by loudly cheering on the rare occasions that we managed to string 2 passes together which succeeded in making us even worse. Remember Scott Gooding? He made his debut as substitute. Thankfully it was his last appearance too. And the cutting edge of Trevor Benjamin up-front? A striker who had spells at over 25 different clubs and you could tell why nobody ever wanted him sticking around for long. I'm not sure how Trevor Francis kept his job after that one.

colonel
29-07-2017, 09:47 PM
Can't get past that QPR/Miller debacle
Also Claridges shin if you count a Wembley as 'away'

Dom the Eagle
29-07-2017, 09:48 PM
Villa away 0-0 New Year's Day 2015 was pretty diabolical.

Harry Holmesdale
29-07-2017, 09:51 PM
Shrewsbury away in the 80s. We never got a result against them. Game was snowed off. Chic Bates showed us round the ground though.

cpfcben
29-07-2017, 09:54 PM
Charlton away

Grim Reaper
29-07-2017, 10:09 PM
Grimsby. 2002. Lost 5-2.

Awful day out.
.

Crap day. Knew it wasn't our day when my wife, 40 weeks pregnant at the time, and due at any moment, copped the ball in the head from Dean Austin in the pre-match warm up. How the hell he could miss the goal in a warm up by that much is beyond me!

The only good part is that I was living half a mile from Grimsby's ground in those days so didn't have a long journey home!

Shipp Ahoy!
29-07-2017, 10:41 PM
Must admit I haven't been to a huge number but hands down the 3-0 defeat to Brighton promotion season.

Tried to leave early (which I never do, no matter the circumstances) as had a match to get to that I was playing in. Plods wouldn't let me leave, holding everyone back for about an hour after the game while it pissed it down. Ended up looking like a drowned rat and late to my game being dropped to the bench as a result - admittedly also threw a massive paddy about the whole thing given the mood I was in. We then got thumped.

Bloody awful day all round.

PoshPalace
30-07-2017, 07:02 AM
Barnsley in 1998 under Venables with a side which featured several of his dodgy signings (Walter Del Rio anyone?) Anyway, we were 4-0 down by half time. Most of the Palace end sloped off to the pub at HT and didn't return, missing absolutely nothing in the process.

Benzhiyi
30-07-2017, 07:06 AM
5-0 at Wigan and 5-0 at Derby were both appalling.

Neckinger Eagle
30-07-2017, 07:23 AM
The absolute misery of going to the Arsenal last season sunk into my bones more than any long distance, heavy beatings I've seen dealt out to Palace. Standing in a river of water, in the pouring rain in that soulless concrete heap where escape to concourse at half time is futile. To cap it all, Palace were still suffering from the Pardew hangover and Giroud scored that sodding goal so beloved by the media sycophants.

Then trapped in North London afterwards waiting to get into the Tube. Never again.

Yoda
30-07-2017, 08:46 AM
The absolute misery of going to the Arsenal last season sunk into my bones more than any long distance, heavy beatings I've seen dealt out to Palace. Standing in a river of water, in the pouring rain in that soulless concrete heap where escape to concourse at half time is futile. To cap it all, Palace were still suffering from the Pardew hangover and Giroud scored that sodding goal so beloved by the media sycophants.

Then trapped in North London afterwards waiting to get into the Tube. Never again.

Awful wasn't it.

Unusually for us, we left early. We'd stood for 2 hours in the rain and once Sam made those substitutions, we all accepted there was no way Palace were getting back in that match.

It was the thought of standing queueing in the rain to get down into tube afterwards, surrounded by the jubilant Arsenal tourists, that was the tipping
point.

By leaving early we walked straight down into that station, on to a train and away. We normally stay to the end, but sitting on that tube, coats and shoes steaming away with the damp, we all agreed that we'd made the right decision.

Dobbo
30-07-2017, 08:54 AM
Cardiff away. Last game of 1973-74. We needed to win to avoid relegation, think they just needed to draw.
Stewart Jump scored a rare goal first half, then with twenty minutes to play, Peter Taylor who had turned our season around after we failed to win any of the first 15 games, gave the ball away in midfield and they broke and scored. That was it - we were down and to make matters worse, it pissed down all the way back from Ninian Park to the station.
Particularly sad day for me, as it was the last away game my dad ever went to.

old git
30-07-2017, 08:55 AM
Cardiff away. Last game of 1973-74. We needed to win to avoid relegation, think they just needed to draw.
Stewart Jump scored a rare goal first half, then with twenty minutes to play, Peter Taylor who had turned our season around after we failed to win any of the first 15 games, gave the ball away in midfield and they broke and scored. That was it - we were down and to make matters worse, it pissed down all the way back from Ninian Park to the station.
Particularly sad day for me, as it was the last away game my dad ever went to.

To be fair if we had won you probably wouldn't have been here to tell the story.
Horrible place in those days.

burgess hill 84
30-07-2017, 08:57 AM
We were comprehensively outplayed when losing 3-0 at Scunthorpe under George Burley. That was quite a low point. As was the 5-0 defeat at Derby.

That was a dreadful watch, we made scunny look like Barca.
Edgar Davids league debut for us,he must have thought what the **** have i done joining this rubbish.

jmemour
30-07-2017, 09:11 AM
Brighton away 3-0 was on my birthday, that was grim.

More recently, I thought the Stoke defeat last season was pretty awful. We'd just been humped by Sunderland, so SA went ultra defensive and we still lost 1-0. Can't remember us even having a shot, it was cold and miserable and we were in Stoke. Crap day out.

Worksop Palace
30-07-2017, 09:15 AM
Surprised (unless Ive missed it) there's been no mention of the 0-4 home defeat to Scunny under our Neil...

bubbs11
30-07-2017, 09:25 AM
Oh so many, especially in the early to mid 80's when we'd manage one win away all season.

Oxford 85? was awful. 5-0 drubbing and totally ripped apart by a fantastic Oxford side. Pis*ed with rain the whole game too and just added to the misery.

Burnley away 2011 is another one that springs to mind. Only lost 1-0, but we conceded within 3 minutes then proceeded to defend the rest of the game like we were up against Real Madrid. No attempt to pass the half way line with any real purpose. I do recall Ambrose having a long range shot from a free kick near the end, but that was it. Travelling home I really questioned whether it was worth bothering going anymore.

Worksop Palace
30-07-2017, 09:26 AM
Surprised (unless Ive missed it) there's been no mention of the 0-4 home defeat to Scunny under our Neil...

Maybe it's because it's a thread about AWAY games Worksop you thick fecker

Jesus, northerners

:jerkit:

N Herts Eagle
30-07-2017, 09:27 AM
Surprised (unless Ive missed it) there's been no mention of the 0-4 home defeat to Scunny under our Neil... The title of the thread is what ?

Dogburger
30-07-2017, 09:35 AM
The day we lost 6-0 to QPR on the last day of the 89/99 season was probably my worst experience whilst following the Palace . We just didn't turn up ,were undisciplined with two sent off and really looked as if we were not bothered .

N Herts Eagle
30-07-2017, 09:45 AM
Maybe it's because it's a thread about AWAY games Worksop you thick fecker

Jesus, northerners

:jerkit: I put it down to you still recovering from the party the other night !

JackTheBiscuit
30-07-2017, 09:46 AM
Oxford 5-0 in the 80s. Took an asian mate to his first game and he got racially abused for 90 minutes by the oxford fans. Then got set upon by Palace fans at the coach stop - had to pull out my membership card to prove I was Palace

Robson
30-07-2017, 09:54 AM
7-1 at Huddersfield was fun....Or was it 7-0?!

PhuketEagle
30-07-2017, 01:22 PM
Possibly Millwall away when I could only get in with the knuckledragger fans. I was cheering loudly for the Eagles & only the fact we played so badly & got stuffed 3-0 saved me from ending the day in a wooden box.

EagleSE24
30-07-2017, 01:45 PM
The Valley in 2004 was pretty depressing.

The 5-0 away to Derby was awful too. Kuqi tore us to pieces and Savage bossed Davids all game.

Also honourable mention for 0-0 vs Boro in 2011 or 2012. Such a boring game in a bitterly cold blizzard.

Worksop Palace
30-07-2017, 01:48 PM
I put it down to you still recovering from the party the other night !

Thanks for giving me an excuse...:p

To be honest, the thick northern excuse is nearer the mark

gilesy14
30-07-2017, 01:59 PM
Wimbledon 1993 - we lost 4-0 in the pissing rain. Stadium was a shithole & really hard to get to.

pardew's shorts
30-07-2017, 02:02 PM
Quality wise, probably a 1-0 defeat at Barnsley on a Tuesday night in February. It was so awful, Jordan refunded the match tickets. Highlight was Craig Harrison taking the piss out of Kevin Miller after he'd been sent off.

The Brighton 0-0 at the Withdean was similarly awful. Couldn't see a thing at the far end - only realised Danny Granville had been sent off when he walked past us...

Worksop Palace
30-07-2017, 02:04 PM
Quality wise, probably a 1-0 defeat at Barnsley on a Tuesday night in February. It was so awful, Jordan refunded the match tickets. Highlight was Craig Harrison taking the piss out of Kevin Miller after he'd been sent off.

The Brighton 0-0 at the Withdean was similarly awful. Couldn't see a thing at the far end - only realised Danny Granville had been sent off when he walked past us...

I went to that Barnsley game and to make it worse I had chucked my ticket away so couldn't get a refund :supergrin:

HurstpierPalace
30-07-2017, 02:16 PM
3-0 defeat away at Brighton a few years back. As well as the defeat there was being held outside the ground after in the pissing rain whilst the plastics took the piss from the embankment above us.

Tom's Old Man
30-07-2017, 02:31 PM
Either Hartlepool in the biting cold, FA Cup early 90s, or the Wigan 5-0 debacle. There are other contenders, mind!

meee
30-07-2017, 02:48 PM
Also honourable mention for 0-0 vs Boro in 2011 or 2012. Such a boring game in a bitterly cold blizzard.

We actually played quite well that day but it's the coldest I've ever felt in my life. Think we had about 400 there which was amazing given the conditions and the fact we were going nowhere but mid table.

Zimeagle
30-07-2017, 02:55 PM
The scariest was Millwall in the 64/65 season.
There were a number of heavy defeats in the mid to late 60's that were pretty dire; one was 4-0 at Blackpool where we went for a few drinks afterwards, missed the train and spent the freezing cold night in a telephone box. When I'm back in the UK, I still travel to away games with the same mate who came with me to all those games.

mcmean
30-07-2017, 04:12 PM
Losing 5-0 away at derby under George Burley was not enjoybale.

James Vaughan was sent off, really really poor all round that day.

I thought that was Claude Davis that got sent off?

Edgar Davids played left back and got ruined by Savage

mcmean
30-07-2017, 04:20 PM
Everton away two or three seasons ago. Travelled all the way to Liverpool through Gayle force elements with Wverton insisting game could go ahead. Got checked into premier inn, had a few drinks, got to ground through the wind and rain, game called off 30 minutes before kick off, because conditions outside the ground were unsafe, tiles coming off houses. Most people were already in ground, which was relatively still due to the shelter from elements. We were forced to
Leave the ground as game was cancelled as if was unsafe outside, meaning we had to go back outside where it was unsafe! It's Liverpool... 'it's Liverpool always unsafe' didn't go down very well with the authorities!

God I remember that. Got kicked off the train in Crewe because the overhead fires caught fire. Spent 3 hours in a pub across the road with the entire population of Crewe station, as it had been evacuated. Trying desperately to work out how to get to the game, only to hear it's then called off shortly before

Nth Kent Eagle
30-07-2017, 04:52 PM
The game at Oxford where it rained heavily all match and we were in the open end and we lost 5-0.

Nth Kent Eagle
30-07-2017, 04:56 PM
January 1993. FA Cup v Hartlepool. Snow around, match was in doubt iirc. Around 20 degrees below freezing. Spent a whole week there that afternoon in that god-forsaken sh*thole. Lost 1-0 to a dubious goal right at the end.

Beat losing to Leicester (away, again!) to an extremely dubious penalty the previous year. My memory fails again, but I believe Eric Young was sent off too. Maybe it was my masochistic tendencies as a Palace supporter that made me listen to Danny Baker gloating and rubbing it in on the radio all the way home when it had been proved not to be a penalty at all.

The 3rd round cup defeat at Hartlepool in 1978 wasn't any better.

Crystal Glitter
30-07-2017, 05:05 PM
Luton 1981, dire football. The walk back to station involved ducking from incoming lumps of concrete and getting kettled under a bridge by the rozzers. Made it back to the Signal safe n sound. :eek:

jobiinthelastmi
30-07-2017, 05:17 PM
I thought that was Claude Davis that got sent off?

Edgar Davids played left back and got ruined by Savage

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/9021276.stm

sylvan eagle
30-07-2017, 05:20 PM
Huddersfield 3 Palace 0 awful

Granada allover
30-07-2017, 05:40 PM
Away at Millwall back in the 1960s when we lost 5-1 (I think), our goal being a Woodruff header. Which I felt unable to celebrate......

Ha! My worst one, too. And it was my first-ever away game. I was mad enough to go the next season and we won 2-0, in our promotion year. :love:

Glazier69
30-07-2017, 05:43 PM
Weed 3 Palace 0. Boxing Day early 80s. Girlfriend hit on the head with pebble, left at HT.

tlr_cpfc
30-07-2017, 06:12 PM
Villa away the season before last when we lost 1-0.

Midweek, absolutely dire game, freezing cold, we lost 1-0 and the hotel we stayed in was shocking.

I remember when we lost 7-0 away to Huddersfield in the late 90s? Early 2000s?

Kylie_Tracey
30-07-2017, 06:16 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/9021276.stm

who was Bennett?

Dorking .Eagle
30-07-2017, 06:17 PM
Too many to recall, one that particularly sticks in the mind was a Prem evening game at Chelsea away when Steve Coppell was manager and we were heading for relegation. We lost 6-2 (but I left on about 85 mins or thereabouts at 4-1 down)

Palace were an absolute shambles and it was painful hearing Palace fans give Steve Coppell dogs abuse.

jobiinthelastmi
30-07-2017, 06:26 PM
who was Bennett?

Julian Bennett I believe was a terrible left back we loaned

Kylie_Tracey
30-07-2017, 06:32 PM
Julian Bennett I believe was a terrible left back we loaned

was he shite? cant remember a single thing about him?

Se9 eagles
30-07-2017, 06:41 PM
Too many to recall, one that particularly sticks in the mind was a Prem evening game at Chelsea away when Steve Coppell was manager and we were heading for relegation. We lost 6-2 (but I left on about 85 mins or thereabouts at 4-1 down)

Palace were an absolute shambles and it was painful hearing Palace fans give Steve Coppell dogs abuse.

We were so shit that season I was quite impressed we scored 2:lux:!

old git
30-07-2017, 06:43 PM
Weed 3 Palace 0. Boxing Day early 80s. Girlfriend hit on the head with pebble, left at HT.

Did she make it home without you?:p

thereichstuff
30-07-2017, 06:45 PM
The 3-0 millwall game when punch got all 3 . I stayed to the bitter end and felt the full humiliation. We went back to the palace afterwards to have a pint and no one said a word , we were in stunned silence . Still it got burley the boot .

cpfc4evandeva
30-07-2017, 06:48 PM
was he shite? cant remember a single thing about him?

On loan from Forest. He wasn't the worst left back we've had but he was pretty crap.

Both Borrowdale and Tony Craig were much worse. I would still say that performance wise, Clint Hill is the best left back we've had in the last 15 years. Granville was decent too and Van Aanholt could go on to be great, but Hill was a rock.

Bryan
30-07-2017, 07:06 PM
Any game at Arsenal

Dorking .Eagle
30-07-2017, 07:10 PM
Any game at Arsenal

Early 90s it felt like year after year we would always concede 4 there.

Form which has now transferred to our games at the Etihad

mcmean
30-07-2017, 07:13 PM
On loan from Forest. He wasn't the worst left back we've had but he was pretty crap.

Both Borrowdale and Tony Craig were much worse. I would still say that performance wise, Clint Hill is the best left back we've had in the last 15 years. Granville was decent too and Van Aanholt could go on to be great, but Hill was a rock.

He really was a rock. I do love Clint

Lee sinnots ear
30-07-2017, 08:04 PM
Away to Lincoln City in 1977 missed the special train so decided to drive watched us go 1-0 up then the game got abandoned because of an unplayable pitch.

What an absolute f**k up then of course we lost the next game 0-2

Thefunkymonk
30-07-2017, 08:11 PM
Huddersfield. Then Bolton.. although Darren bent and dean Gordon both scored worldies

Dario_G
30-07-2017, 08:29 PM
Preston away in 2000 lost 2-0 under Alan Smith and we're a complete shambles. Ground was horrible and miles from the station. Left half an hour early we were that bad. Remember Simon Jordan offering to refund the few hundred souls who were put through that shite.

thomasbroad
30-07-2017, 09:41 PM
My first ever away game was the QPR 6-0 in 99 - eased me in nicely...

TAK
30-07-2017, 11:38 PM
7-1 at Huddersfield was fun....Or was it 7-0?!

It was 7-1 and that was no fun at all, QPR when Miller threw it and sprinted off the pitch and Cambridge United 2-0 in the FA cup all in 1999. That was a pretty shit year.

So many bad memories on this thread but fun times too.

TAK
30-07-2017, 11:44 PM
Too many to recall, one that particularly sticks in the mind was a Prem evening game at Chelsea away when Steve Coppell was manager and we were heading for relegation. We lost 6-2 (but I left on about 85 mins or thereabouts at 4-1 down)

Palace were an absolute shambles and it was painful hearing Palace fans give Steve Coppell dogs abuse.

That is the only Palace match I've left early. I waked out just after half time, hoped on the tube, caught the 185 just as I got out of the station and was in the Pub in East Dulwich to catch the last minutes on TV. Mates in the pub didn't believe I could have been there for the first half until I showed my ticket stub.

PeterH
31-07-2017, 12:02 AM
It was 7-1 and that was no fun at all,

Maybe it was just our group, but the lack of fun wasn't helped by having no luck coming across anywhere to drink beforehand. Long drive up, hanging around for kick off, get spanked, long drive back.

Same at Boro as well - old ground - when we won the title there under Smith.

Can't be driving all that way there and back and not have a couple of bevvies. Big fan of letting the train take the strain, or having an overnighter. But you need all your group up for the overnighter. That's why the BBS has been a godsend overall. Or certainly in the early 2000's. Last couple of times I've been back - it's been a bit shite in that regard. Twice West Ham away (last time was an early kick off) SHIIIITE - a few beers after with some Hammers though, and we won. The previous time I met up with Skate and Mik. Southampton away was good for a beer beforehand but didn't manage to meet up with anyone after, all the pubs seemed full of happy Saints.

westsussexcpfc
31-07-2017, 12:10 AM
Port Vale away April 1977, midweek game, lost 4-1, two sent off, one was Peter Taylor, pissed down and went to work the next day.

gold76
31-07-2017, 07:42 AM
Arsenal 0-3 in 93 was depressing

Charlton 2-2 in 2005 ditto, but who the **** is laughing now?

Charlton 1-4 must have been about 95/96 in the ZDS cup was shite, Armstrong may have been sent off and Sinnott was playing..

Louis
31-07-2017, 07:45 AM
That is the only Palace match I've left early. I waked out just after half time, hoped on the tube, caught the 185 just as I got out of the station and was in the Pub in East Dulwich to catch the last minutes on TV. Mates in the pub didn't believe I could have been there for the first half until I showed my ticket stub.
Interesting slip

pallet
31-07-2017, 08:35 AM
Far too many bad away games to mention, I guess it made the odd away win and good performance all the better.

milky87
31-07-2017, 08:57 AM
99% of away games under Burley

Forest and Scunthorpe spring to mind

Palace121
31-07-2017, 09:06 AM
Not the worst game but the worst half I've seen has to be the away match at Newcastle a couple of years ago. We couldn't string 2 passes together.

Vince Hilaire's Afro
31-07-2017, 09:09 AM
I think the most crushingly disappointing was the Hull away game in the mid 80s. We had to get some kind of result to get to the newly introduced playoffs, but just tamely surrendered.

Then there's those obscure away days like losing 3-0 away to Plymouth due to Cannon and Wood having brain farts and you feel like you've just wasted a whole day of your life

marantz
31-07-2017, 09:18 AM
The millwall 6 nil friendly away when Jordan had just taken over was pretty shit

Expat Eagle
31-07-2017, 12:33 PM
It occurs to me that if Bright*n started a thread on North Stand Cr4p on this subject there would only be one game mentioned... :)

Canvey eagle
31-07-2017, 01:39 PM
Oxford away, 1985 I think, 0-5, John Aldridge and Billy Hamilton running riot

Palace Dan
31-07-2017, 02:23 PM
Oxford away, 1985 I think, 0-5, John Aldridge and Billy Hamilton running riot

I was working until 2pm. Dashed to Oxfird. Arrived in ground 3:02 and we were already 0-1. We got totally blown away and we're lucky to get nil in the end....

JJ
01-08-2017, 03:33 AM
Most of my worst ones have already been mentioned:
0-6 v QPR, 2-2 v Clowns, 0-3 at Highbury in 93, 0-3 at Millwall

Also up there for me is a 1-3 defeat at the Gallstone on Boxing Day in the late 80s. I had a stinking cold, felt crap all day, and we were equally as crap on the pitch.

I was also at the Anfield for both the 0-9 and the League Cup SF 0-5, but neither of them was a bad night, just a bad result. As someone else rightly pointed out, if you had experienced the 0-9 it made the 4-3 all the sweeter.

gold76
01-08-2017, 05:58 AM
Oxford away, 1985 I think, 0-5, John Aldridge and Billy Hamilton running riot

I went to the return game, won 1-0 thanks to Aylott

Felt like a huge win at the time!

Sick Bucket
01-08-2017, 06:28 AM
Far too many bad away games to mention, I guess it made the odd away win and good performance all the better.

Yeah 'best away game...' would've been a lot easier.

Actually having said that now I'm trying to think... hmm not sure and I'm in danger of hijacking the thread.

Herr Colonpharter
01-08-2017, 07:27 AM
18th September 1982

A 688 mile round trip to see Carlisle United 4 Palace 1

Say no more :(

Expat Eagle
01-08-2017, 07:38 AM
Yeah 'best away game...' would've been a lot easier.

Actually having said that now I'm trying to think... hmm not sure and I'm in danger of hijacking the thread.

Easy. Liverpool semi at Villa. :p

Canvey eagle
01-08-2017, 07:14 PM
The league cup semi hiding was particularly galling, massive support up there, 6 hrs on the motorway and it was all over after 20 mins

old git
03-08-2017, 02:05 PM
I went to the return game, won 1-0 thanks to Aylott

Felt like a huge win at the time!

I think the 0-5 match was Xmas time 1984.

nash84
03-08-2017, 02:15 PM
Millwall 3-0 on NYD just for the humiliation

Huddersfield 7-1 for the infinate journey home

Bolton 2-0 because I got kicked out for standing up

Wolves 1-0 (kirovsky) when we got jumped outside

QPR - 6-0

Golf Boy
03-08-2017, 02:17 PM
Man City away in 1989/90.

I'd persuaded a flat mates girlfriend to support Palace even though he supported Leeds. She'd badgered him all morning about going to the game ( we lived in Stoke ). Eventually he relented and we set off. We never looked like scoring and Shaw was sent off pretty early. Clive Allen was playing for them. Lost 4-0 i think.

Long walk in the pissing rain back to the car which it turned out had been stolen. Walked miles to Manchester train station where all trains south were cancelled. Two hours later got one which then broke down not far from Crewe. Waited for a bus back to Stoke and we finally arrived in the early hours of the morning.

The poor bastard Leeds fan didn't even want to go.

Coastal Palace
03-08-2017, 02:34 PM
The 3-1 defeat at The City ground in around 87/88? wasn't pleasant.

Twilko
03-08-2017, 02:34 PM
Man City away in 1989/90.

I'd persuaded a flat mates girlfriend to support Palace even though he supported Leeds. She'd badgered him all morning about going to the game ( we lived in Stoke ). Eventually he relented and we set off. We never looked like scoring and Shaw was sent off pretty early. Clive Allen was playing for them. Lost 4-0 i think.

Long walk in the pissing rain back to the car which it turned out had been stolen. Walked miles to Manchester train station where all trains south were cancelled. Two hours later got one which then broke down not far from Crewe. Waited for a bus back to Stoke and we finally arrived in the early hours of the morning.

The poor bastard Leeds fan didn't even want to go.

Was it his car?

Baffled Bob 2
03-08-2017, 02:41 PM
League Cup semi final against Arsenal. I think we lost the first leg at home 2-0. I had it in my head that if we got an early goal in the away leg it was back on. Like that was going to happen.

I think we were 2-0 down at half time (4-0 on aggregate) and people were queuing to leave the Clock End at half time.

Then I got on the tube and there was some IRA bomb scare thing and we were held in the tunnel for about an hour. So I didn't even get home early.

What year was this?

Baffled Bob 2
03-08-2017, 02:48 PM
1993. And we lost the home game 3-1.

And we got relegated. Oldham year.

casinocolin
03-08-2017, 03:11 PM
For me it was 1976 v Rotherham a midweek game we lost 4-1 had two players sent off and I was arrested for abusive and insulting language against the ref at the end of the game. :frown:

gold76
03-08-2017, 05:28 PM
League Cup semi final against Arsenal. I think we lost the first leg at home 2-0. I had it in my head that if we got an early goal in the away leg it was back on. Like that was going to happen.

I think we were 2-0 down at half time (4-0 on aggregate) and people were queuing to leave the Clock End at half time.

Then I got on the tube and there was some IRA bomb scare thing and we were held in the tunnel for about an hour. So I didn't even get home early.

What year was this?

Watched it closed circuit in crystals, kinda thought we stood a chance, for about 5 minutes!

Coastal Palace
03-08-2017, 05:55 PM
I wasn't there because my older brother wouldn't take me there.
Looking back, I fully understand. He was in his 20's, he'd been to evey round in that run and had a great jolly up. And on the special home with the players...!
The 76 semi final.
To make up for it he'd promised me he'd take me to Wembley to our first ever cup final should we beat Southampton. Which everyone of us thought we would.

Mictor Voses
03-08-2017, 06:21 PM
I was told by a bunch of Palace fans that I was going to be killed after I left the stadium down at St Mary's for a meaningless League Cup game last season. All because they didn't agree on my assessment about how shite Sako was. My girlfriend was there with me too. Nice guys.

Golf Boy
03-08-2017, 08:43 PM
Was it his car?


It was.

northernsouler
03-08-2017, 08:51 PM
Oldham away 1980s. During the coldest winter spell that I've experienced : pre -warned I was kitted out in thermals.

dowieslovechild
03-08-2017, 09:14 PM
Final game of last season against the w@nkers was tough viewing. All that way, terrible train journey and the game was lost within the first 10 minutes.

But the prize goes to Brighton 3, Palace 0

Palacemad2002
03-08-2017, 09:18 PM
Watford away in the play off semi final back in '06 was fairly shit. My 18th birthday, good few beers in 'spoons to celebrate and soon thought there was an outside chance we could turn things around if we nicked an early goal... then within 10 minutes of kick off I drunkenly realised we had nothing to offer at all, we gave up before kick off at Selhurst and that's the way it was staying. We didn't even have the consolation of being in that home away from home away end behind the goal at Vicarage Road... just that trench of a side lower tier where any type of noise drifts up in to the night sky. Watford away is usually our bitch, not on the most important of nights there however.

Aaroncpfc
03-08-2017, 09:39 PM
Seeing Scunthorpe put four past us and a certain Sam Togwell pulling the strings in the 2009/10 season was quite painful to watch.

Usually the matches where i think 'what the ****?' like being thrashed to Sunderland last season, Ollie's last match against Fulham, the thrashing against Wigan 10+ years all turned out to be blessings in disguise in the long run anyway.

monkey
04-08-2017, 06:53 PM
The obvious one is the Anfield 9-0, especially as I had my leg in plaster, but it was my first trip up there and I've always been proud to say I was there!! So instead I'm going for one that really did hurt and stuck in my throat for a long time......

Coventry in 1980, the famous Clive Allen disallowed goal game, that really did hurt!! We were in that corner and just couldn't believe it!!:wallbash:

And if we're talking worst actual games of football, probably being a palace fan far too many to mention, but I will mention Orient away 11.30 KO on a Sunday morning before Sunday games were invented,it was 0-0 and dreadful, especially after the high of beating them in the cup also at their place a few days before!!

burgess hill 84
04-08-2017, 08:55 PM
And if we're talking worst actual games of football, probably being a palace fan far too many to mention, but I will mention Orient away 11.30 KO on a Sunday morning before Sunday games were invented,it was 0-0 and dreadful, especially after the high of beating them in the cup also at their place a few days before!![/QUOTE]

Your bang on there, it was painful to watch.

cantspell
04-08-2017, 09:04 PM
Agree on that orient game- one of the worst football matches I have ever seen

dowieslovechild
04-08-2017, 09:05 PM
And if we're talking worst actual games of football, probably being a palace fan far too many to mention, but I will mention Orient away 11.30 KO on a Sunday morning before Sunday games were invented,it was 0-0 and dreadful, especially after the high of beating them in the cup also at their place a few days before!!

Your bang on there, it was painful to watch.[/QUOTE]

I went to that one and agree, it was dire

Codman Haddock
04-08-2017, 09:15 PM
League cup semi. Scousers 5-0. Horrendous.

TAK
04-08-2017, 11:41 PM
League cup semi. Scousers 5-0. Horrendous.

I had a ball at that match. Was back packing in India and cut the trip short to get back for it. Only way I could get a flight was via Sri Lanka in the opposite direction. Landed in Gatwick I think fueled up, made it to Standstead and got to the pub to meet everyone for the day. Absolute mayhem.

I think PeterH will remember me even though I was without sleep for 48 hours and drunk as a skunk stopping Little Al from going into the bogs to **** up another BBS'er. How I explained to the policeman who stopped us that I'd calm him down and make sure no trouble happened I don't know. A real Trainspotting moment in Anfield.

Shit result, great away day.

monkey
05-08-2017, 06:16 AM
Agree on that orient game- one of the worst football matches I have ever seen

I really can't remember anything about the game other than it was shite and we wore the sky blue with red sash away kit, playing Sunday morning seemed just so wrong back then and I think players AND fans just felt the same way about it, no-one wanted to be there!!

Se9 eagles
05-08-2017, 06:40 AM
Burnley away in a Cup replay early 80s.Lost to a twice taken last minute penalty.The special train was stoned on the way out of the place and stopped.We all jumped off and started hurling railway ballast into the darkness where the stones were coming from.My mate ducked down to pick some more and when he popped back up I've done him full force in the back of the head.Out cold but thought I'd killed him.We still laugh about it now:D

Vince Hilaire's Afro
05-08-2017, 08:46 AM
Oldham away 1980s. During the coldest winter spell that I've experienced : pre -warned I was kitted out in thermals.

Not sure if it was the same game, but I went up there midweek one time, think it was really windy. That away end was basically up on a mudbank, exposed to the elements.

The old uncovered away/neutral end at Fulham used to get cold too, with that wind off the Thames

monkey
05-08-2017, 11:37 AM
Burnley away in a Cup replay early 80s.Lost to a twice taken last minute penalty.The special train was stoned on the way out of the place and stopped.We all jumped off and started hurling railway ballast into the darkness where the stones were coming from.My mate ducked down to pick some more and when he popped back up I've done him full force in the back of the head.Out cold but thought I'd killed him.We still laugh about it now:D

I went to the league game up there that season a few weeks before and we had the same problem, when we got on the special after the game the police told us to draw the curtains in case of flying glass!! They weren't kidding, as the train slowly moved out of the station it was like Clint Eastwood in the Gauntlet!! Everything they could possibly throw came flying over this wall, all part of the fun back then!!:supergrin:

Oli28
05-08-2017, 11:56 AM
Blackpool 08. No idea what the score was, maybe 2 2. Lost my jacket on the preceding night out and got soaked for 90 minutes in the uncovered away end by the sea.

Yoda
05-08-2017, 12:15 PM
The obvious one is the Anfield 9-0, especially as I had my leg in plaster, but it was my first trip up there and I've always been proud to say I was there!! So instead I'm going for one that really did hurt and stuck in my throat for a long time......


Strangely, I have almost fond memories of being there that night.

I think it's a mixture of how well the Palace fans supported the team, meeting some great Liverpool fans and maybe it's knowing we had the last laugh at the cup semi.

I've definitely been more down travelling home after a match than I was that day. I think it's also because it was a brilliant Liverpool performance, and Aldridge's last match, so we felt some hope that Palace would improve under Coppell and that we'd be unlikely to meet such a good team again that year.

It's always more depressing when you're thumped by a naff team.

Grim Reaper
05-08-2017, 01:08 PM
7-1 at Huddersfield was fun....Or was it 7-0?!

7-1. To be honest I left at 4-0 - had better places to be than that dump.

EmmerGreenEagle
05-08-2017, 07:52 PM
Blackpool 08. No idea what the score was, maybe 2 2. Lost my jacket on the preceding night out and got soaked for 90 minutes in the uncovered away end by the sea.

Yes, 2-2. Beattie and Ifill scored. Yes it was torrential rain. Crappy uncovered away end

monkey
06-08-2017, 04:48 PM
Strangely, I have almost fond memories of being there that night.

I think it's a mixture of how well the Palace fans supported the team, meeting some great Liverpool fans and maybe it's knowing we had the last laugh at the cup semi.

I've definitely been more down travelling home after a match than I was that day. I think it's also because it was a brilliant Liverpool performance, and Aldridge's last match, so we felt some hope that Palace would improve under Coppell and that we'd be unlikely to meet such a good team again that year.

It's always more depressing when you're thumped by a naff team.

Spot on, it was one of those 'I was there games' and Liverpool were so good back in the 70's and 80's I was just chuffed to have finally made it to Anfield and once they were 3 or 4 up I was passed caring and just enjoyed the atmosphere!!

bestperch
06-08-2017, 05:15 PM
7-1. To be honest I left at 4-0 - had better places to be than that dump.
I left Huddersfield when they scored the seventh when I'm sure there was about 20 mins to play. At the time there seemed to be a pattern emerging as we'd lost by six at QPR on the last day of the previous season, but in between the two there was an entertaining 3-2 win at Barnsley.

Grim Reaper
12-08-2017, 12:26 PM
League Cup semi final against Arsenal. I think we lost the first leg at home 2-0. I had it in my head that if we got an early goal in the away leg it was back on. Like that was going to happen.

I think we were 2-0 down at half time (4-0 on aggregate) and people were queuing to leave the Clock End at half time.

Then I got on the tube and there was some IRA bomb scare thing and we were held in the tunnel for about an hour. So I didn't even get home early.

What year was this?

I felt the same - Norwich had gone there and won 4-2 after being 2-0 down so it wasn't an impossible dream.

Ended up in the home end.....four seats away from the Cup tied Chris Armstrong. Spent a while wondering how I'd react when we scored given I was surrounded by Arsenal fans......but PAlace never gave me the chance to find out.

wrightchipvcfc
12-08-2017, 08:35 PM
Burnley away in a Cup replay early 80s.Lost to a twice taken last minute penalty.The special train was stoned on the way out of the place and stopped.We all jumped off and started hurling railway ballast into the darkness where the stones were coming from.My mate ducked down to pick some more and when he popped back up I've done him full force in the back of the head.Out cold but thought I'd killed him.We still laugh about it now:D

That was a mad night remember walking threw train when it finally got back to euston must have been 3 or 4 am train was in bad state many windows smashed

FourtyTwo
16-08-2017, 11:53 AM
Slightly left field mention, but purely for the context and how long I had been waiting for the match, but the 1-0 loss to Huddersfield under Holloway I hated. I had been living up here for 10 years at that point, and it had already been postponed to midweek because of the FA Cup.

We hadn't been doing that well leading up to the game, but Huddersfield had been looking even worse - I think six without a win (or maybe even a goal), so thought we might see the start of a recovery back to automatic promotion. It was about as cold as I can remember it being, and the match itself was one which was the sort of game that neither side deserved anything from. I came away so pissed off at how bad we'd both been, and then the "banter" I got afterwards just compounded it all.

I think you could probably add West Brom away under Holloway in the first season back to the list as well - and in many ways Saturday gone reminded me of that sort of performance - we both had 11 men on the pitch, but one lot knew exactly what they should be doing, and delivered, and the other team just didn't seem to have any kind of game plan. Lost 2-0, and I don't think we troubled them all game. Interestingly, I think Punch came on (for Guedioura, as this was the match he cracked his ribs), and put in one of the worst performances I have seen from a player.

But Arsenal away when we got relegated always wins for me - ended up both me and my brother being lifted out of the front of the crowd due to trouble kicking off, and having to trudge along the pitch behind the goal with the entire Arsenal crowd almost goading us.

The Norwoodsman
16-08-2017, 12:22 PM
Haven't been to many aways, but a 0-2 at Plymouth in I think 2005/6 season was particularly shite and endured with an absolutely savage hangover. We were rubbish and they scored after about one minute and then got the second right at the end as I recall it.

I was staying down with a mate for weekend and the train had broken down for about 3 hours the night before about 5 miles outside Plymouth, causing my group to get completely paralytic while waiting to get rescued.

We then went from the game to a house party hosted at my friends place and a load of dodgy bastards turned up and my friend's purse got stolen. All in all not the best weekend in the South West.

Nostrils
16-08-2017, 12:52 PM
Haven't been to many aways, but a 0-2 at Plymouth in I think 2005/6 season was particularly shite and endured with an absolutely savage hangover. We were rubbish and they scored after about one minute and then got the second right at the end as I recall it.

I was staying down with a mate for weekend and the train had broken down for about 3 hours the night before about 5 miles outside Plymouth, causing my group to get completely paralytic while waiting to get rescued.

We then went from the game to a house party hosted at my friends place and a load of dodgy bastards turned up and my friend's purse got stolen. All in all not the best weekend in the South West.
I went to that one. There's something I don't like about that ground, it's very er, concrete or seems that way.

Mictor Voses
16-08-2017, 04:14 PM
I've only be attending away games regularly for the past seven years so can't give some of the examples from the real dark days of the 80's. However, for me it has to be the 4-1 drubbing at Bristol City the year we won promotion. I had to peg it to get in the ground before kick off due a bomb scare in the city centre only to see us go 2-0 down within 10 minutes. How Freedman turned that around is still a miracle to me.

stamford triumph
16-08-2017, 05:20 PM
7-1. To be honest I left at 4-0 - had better places to be than that dump.

That was a really grim away day. Took my niece and nephew to their first ever game. It also proved to be their last. Not quite sure why.....

big bad John
17-08-2017, 02:35 PM
Away to Coventry on a friday night in March of 73 a few weeks before Big Mal took over. Lost 0-2 but it could easily have been six or seven. We were pathetic and poor David Payne who played right back that night got absolutely destroyed by Cov winger Tommy Hutchison. We didn't have an attempt on goal all night. Only two coaches of Palace fans, all sprinkled around the ground making no noise at all. Think Hammond played in goal for the injured Jacko. Just like Hennessy does today, he used to get the blame for everything.
Mentioned to David Payne a few years ago about the runaround that Hutchison gave him. He laughed and said, " if you think that was bad you should have seen the show Steve Heighway made of me at Liverpool one year."
Had a lot more disappointing results down the years, but that display made us realize that we probably weren't good enough for the top division. A year and a half later we were travelling to Halifax.

Eaglesfan1
17-08-2017, 03:01 PM
In order:

1) Millwall 3-0 Palace 2011
2) Brighton 3-0 Palace 2013
3) West Ham 3-0 Palace 2017

(I left out the 3-0 defeat away to Crawley in the 2013 pre-season:supergrin:)

PalaceOfVariety
17-08-2017, 03:05 PM
Lost 6-1 or maybe it was 6-0 to QPR away. The big bummer was that I brought my daughter and was telling her how great away games are and the atmosphere would be great! How wrong could you be! Luckly she still comes to home games when she can.

thomo12345
17-08-2017, 03:11 PM
Play off final vs west ham (in Cardiff) just for the pure fact i was 15 and got beat up, outside the train station while the old bill just stood there! For that reason alone i hate wales

dannyb1
17-08-2017, 03:50 PM
Coventry 2011 POTD 3-0 there was nothing much "fun" or "on tour" that day.
And the rapist was doing us.

TAK
17-08-2017, 04:00 PM
Oxford away, Boxing day, 1998 it rained a little bit.

We did win though so not the worst but bloody cold and wet.

dannyb1
17-08-2017, 04:34 PM
Nottingham Forest maybe 1990 or 91, midweek (Wednesday night I believe) lost 3-0 (again) was young 9 or 10 depending and being my first away game thinking "this is the worst night of my life"
We had been staying at my nans who then lived in Lincolnshire so I guess my stepdad (at the time) had the bright idea of taking me there with him, that and either before or after he had another bright idea to take me to learn golf in which he asked me what hand I was and me getting it totally wrong and causing a gash on his eyebrow line as I took a swing.

mether
17-08-2017, 08:59 PM
That was a mad night remember walking threw train when it finally got back to euston must have been 3 or 4 am train was in bad state many windows smashed
And then the walk across London to Victoria.

montrealeagle
17-08-2017, 09:34 PM
Liverpool, 3-0 loss, 1979. The beginning of the end for "the team of the eighties". Oh, and just to rub it in, the commentator saying "Palace may be the team of the eighties - but it's still the seventies".

jaspercpfc
18-08-2017, 07:52 AM
Forest away in November 91' - Obscure choice to some, but that's when the reality hit home that we wouldn't eclipse the previous year. Wright had left by this stage, Salako was out with a long term injury (this result also came a few weeks after a hammering at newly promoted Sheffield Wednesday and West Ham)
Special mention for Wimbledon away in Feb 98' on a cold Monday in mid February. It was truly dire and to see Carl Leaburn bully our defence was frankly embarrassing. We were shot of any commitment and team spirit.

orp pisshead1
18-08-2017, 07:59 AM
Oxford away, Boxing day, 1998 it rained a little bit.

We did win though so not the worst but bloody cold and wet.

Was that the lockout game?
Scrap that that was years before :supergrin: friggin old age!

Scrumpy
18-08-2017, 08:00 AM
Crewe 2-2 Palace
29/10/2005

Long-ass journey on one of the PIST coaches (which I almost missed because I overslept), to see a boring game, a bad injury to Kiraly and Morrison miss a sitter to snatch the win.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/4366834.stm

Palacemad2002
18-08-2017, 09:33 AM
Cardiff away in the league cup semi. I went down there with so much hope, i really thought we were going to get to the final. Once we got to extra time and the players had their team talk in front of the away end with everyone singing to lung bursting capacity... you just thought it was meant to be. Then that penalty shoot out. Talk about having nothing to offer :(

All i wanted to do was go home but we were staying in Cardiff so i had to stay in a hotel room feeling utterly heart broken. It took me a good while to get over that one. Although when we beat them in the Premier League effectively sending them down and keeping ourselves up, that was bloody sweet revenge!

Pub Idol
18-08-2017, 09:56 AM
Forest away in November 91' - Obscure choice to some, but that's when the reality hit home that we wouldn't eclipse the previous year. Wright had left by this stage, Salako was out with a long term injury (this result also came a few weeks after a hammering at newly promoted Sheffield Wednesday and West Ham)
Special mention for Wimbledon away in Feb 98' on a cold Monday in mid February. It was truly dire and to see Carl Leaburn bully our defence was frankly embarrassing. We were shot of any commitment and team spirit.

The Wimbledon game was home game.

We won the 'away' one!

Palacemad2002
18-08-2017, 09:58 AM
Crewe 2-2 Palace
29/10/2005

Long-ass journey on one of the PIST coaches (which I almost missed because I over splept), to see a boring game, a bad injury to Kiraly and Morrison miss a sitter to snatch the win.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/4366834.stm

I remember that game well. I went with a few mates on the train who i had got to know in the Selhurst Arms that season. I was still at college so we did it on the cheap getting loads of different trains via Northampton. It seemed to take forever to get up there and considering that we had set off at 09:30am, we finally got to Crewe with just 30 minutes until kick off... yet still managed to fit in a pint at that pub across the road from the ground.

All i can remember of the game was that it was the first time that i had ever lead a chant of 'Glad All Over', but apart from that i cant remember too much more. It may well have been the most pissed ive ever been during 90 minutes of Palace, and thats saying something!

On the journey home the bright idea of saving a few quid on the cheap route soon didnt seem so clever once we ran out of beer and the tiredness kicked in. The journey never seemed to end spending time waiting for trains on various platforms and trying to find off licences near middle of nowhere stations.

To top it all off, once we got back to London we nearly got our heads kicked in by some blokes in Soho. One of the guys we were with was a bit of a nut job and despite being out all night on the Friday, he had driven up to Euston on the Saturday morning so offered us all a lift back down to Surrey (No way should he have been driving but who gives a **** when you are young, stupid, tired and just wanting to get home to a takeaway and bed). At some traffic lights he rather foolishly, for god knows what reason, decided to give a car full of rude boys next to us the wanker sign. Before we knew it they screeched in front of us and all jumped out surrounding the car baying for blood. Lord knows how but amongst all the panic and commotion we managed to dodge all of them and speed off down a side road. A shit end to a day which started off with so much promise.

I wouldn't have it any other way though, another away day adventure in the memory banks which makes following Palace such a big part of life. I'll be up at 5am tomorrow to make my way to Liverpool and i cant bloody wait!

Thanet Eagle
18-08-2017, 10:56 AM
Can't remember the venue but it was in the early 90's we were 2-0 up, missed a penalty and went on to lose 3-2! Ironically went to a game a year or so before that, think notts county away and the reverse happened

I remember going to Notts County away, must have been around 1994 and we were 2-0 up and ended up losing 3-2.

Thanet Eagle
18-08-2017, 11:13 AM
Weird but I had totally expunged the Huddersfield 7-1 debacle from my memory !

dannyb1
18-08-2017, 02:59 PM
Forest away in November 91' - Obscure choice to some, but that's when the reality hit home that we wouldn't eclipse the previous year. Wright had left by this stage, Salako was out with a long term injury (this result also came a few weeks after a hammering at newly promoted Sheffield Wednesday and West Ham)
Special mention for Wimbledon away in Feb 98' on a cold Monday in mid February. It was truly dire and to see Carl Leaburn bully our defence was frankly embarrassing. We were shot of any commitment and team spirit.
Sure that's the one I was on about.

smileysmith
18-08-2017, 03:47 PM
Derby.

Got arrested in the first five minutes of the game and had to hide a wrap of something where it really shouldn't go. They didn't find them but kept me in a cell until the last train had gone and then sent me home.

Worst bit was I hadn't actually done anything wrong. My mate was a bit lairy on arrival and sung Palace songs on the way to the ground, that is literally all.

cpfc4evandeva
18-08-2017, 04:17 PM
Derby.

Got arrested in the first five minutes of the game and had to hide a wrap of something where it really shouldn't go. They didn't find them but kept me in a cell until the last train had gone and then sent me home.

Worst bit was I hadn't actually done anything wrong. My mate was a bit lairy on arrival and sung Palace songs on the way to the ground, that is literally all.

Fajita or burrito?

wrightchipvcfc
18-08-2017, 04:29 PM
And then the walk across London to Victoria.

Your right forgot that bit of trouble with ticket inspector as no one seem to have a ticket just euston to burnley one lol

Latvian
18-08-2017, 06:50 PM
Bristol Rovers, league cup first round about a decade ago in the heavily pissing rain. Lost on pens, we were sheer shite all match. The only time I have seen us win in that city, we effectively lost on mummy-bonking aggregate! Loved the cider down that way but were soaked through and none of us could even face getting drunk.

3-0 at the tampax was woeful too.

Also got thumped around the back of the head at Molinuex following Kirovski's smash and grab but turning around to see a Wolves' fan grab the culprit and throttle him demanding he apologised to me "coz he is only a kid" (I was about 22!) evened that up! I thought he waa gonna choke him to death, the blole cried!

The winner was losing to Warnock's blades, having been there about a week earlier. Paul Peskydildo pillaging us with an offside goal. Stewards were ***** too.

Se9 eagles
20-08-2017, 11:24 AM
I remember going to Notts County away, must have been around 1994 and we were 2-0 up and ended up losing 3-2.

Other way round wasn't it?We left at 2-0 down and went back to the pub.Asked the guvnor why their fans looked so miserable when they came in after the game.He replied what do you expect when you lose 3-2!Didnt know whether to laugh or cry:wallbash:

jaspercpfc
20-08-2017, 12:18 PM
Other way round wasn't it?We left at 2-0 down and went back to the pub.Asked the guvnor why their fans looked so miserable when they came in after the game.He replied what do you expect when you lose 3-2!Didnt know whether to laugh or cry:wallbash:

Think you may have been referring to the 3-2 win at the back end of the 91/92 campaign when we were 2-0 down after 30 mins and came back to win 3-2 which also included a penalty save from Nige'.

The previous post referred to the 93/94 promotion season November 93' where we were 2-0 up then capitulated and lost 3-2.

ANTEAGLE
21-08-2017, 07:53 AM
Cambridge Away in the FA Cup on a Friday night. Uncovered terrace, p*ssed it down, Mullins got sent off and we got beat.

ANTEAGLE
21-08-2017, 07:53 AM
Or Wigan 5-0 and the end of Kember as manager.

Glaws Eagle
22-08-2017, 03:27 AM
Charlton away ... the relegation game was bad. Got arrested at turnstiles and heard the whole debacle from the inside of a police van.

Gillingham away 2004 was piss-poor as was Liverpool away league cup 2001 ... the 5-0

Actually thinking about it ... too many to mention.

Lee sinnots ear
27-08-2017, 08:12 PM
Liverpool, 3-0 loss, 1979. The beginning of the end for "the team of the eighties". Oh, and just to rub it in, the commentator saying "Palace may be the team of the eighties - but it's still the seventies".

I was there Paul Barron, made his debut and you knew in a few mins he was going to be shite!!!
Didn't we lose 5-0 that year at Everton?

Lee sinnots ear
27-08-2017, 08:23 PM
Cardiff away. Last game of 1973-74. We needed to win to avoid relegation, think they just needed to draw.
Stewart Jump scored a rare goal first half, then with twenty minutes to play, Peter Taylor who had turned our season around after we failed to win any of the first 15 games, gave the ball away in midfield and they broke and scored. That was it - we were down and to make matters worse, it pissed down all the way back from Ninian Park to the station.
Particularly sad day for me, as it was the last away game my dad ever went to.

I remember that, couldn't go because I was working as a stand in for a week on the IOW .No radio coverage,TV and obviously no internet so the only way for me to get the result was for me to phone Cardiff City from a f**ing phone box.

Jesus was I pissd off when I got through

KevMason98
29-08-2017, 08:27 AM
Bradford away.... travelled up on a Friday afternoon. Car blew up at Milton Keynes services.
Hired a car and drove to Bradford.
Just checked in and the game was called off early on Friday evening to save people travelling.
I've had better weekends.
The only positive thing is that I drove back the next day and only had to pay for one days car hire.
I've had better weekends.

BaldEagle96
29-08-2017, 09:15 AM
Bristol City away League Cup circa 1988. Lost 4-1.

So pissed off with the performance left at half time when if I remember rightly we were already 3 down. Had put in some piss poor excuse to miss a work related do that I was meant to be hosting to go to the game which made it even worse!

old git
29-08-2017, 02:37 PM
Bristol City away League Cup circa 1988. Lost 4-1.

So pissed off with the performance left at half time when if I remember rightly we were already 3 down. Had put in some piss poor excuse to miss a work related do that I was meant to be hosting to go to the game which made it even worse!

Bad day for us as well .We hired a minibus and met in the jolly farmers at opening ,more beers in the van and more in Bristol.Unfortunately for us the new law on alcohol while travelling to football matches had come in to force and we were stopped near the ground and promptly arrested,even the driver who hadn't touched a drop.We appeared at court a month later and got a 5 fine and bound over but with a day off work and peak time travel to Bristol plus after court beers it was quite expensive.One positive was missing the match I suppose.:cool:

Maiden Eagle
29-08-2017, 04:17 PM
I was there Paul Barron, made his debut and you knew in a few mins he was going to be shite!!!
Didn't we lose 5-0 that year at Everton?

I think there were 2 3-0 defeats at L'Pool in a few months.

I went to the 3-0 reverse just before Xmas 79 and after that the wheels came off for the 'Team of the 80s'
Paul Barron's debut was at Anfield was the first game of the nightmare 80/81 season (luckily didn't go that one) and yes, we lost 5 zip at Goodison, a few weeks later (having been 0-0 at HT!).
Come to think of it, how bad was Barron !! Worse even, than Hennessey ?

wrightchipvcfc
29-08-2017, 04:45 PM
I think there were 2 3-0 defeats at L'Pool in a few months.

I went to the 3-0 reverse just before Xmas 79 and after that the wheels came off for the 'Team of the 80s'
Paul Barron's debut was at Anfield was the first game of the nightmare 80/81 season (luckily didn't go that one) and yes, we lost 5 zip at Goodison, a few weeks later (having been 0-0 at HT!).
Come to think of it, how bad was Barron !! Worse even, than Hennessey ?

Remember him having a great game at spurs early on 0 0 draw but then seem to lose confidence and go down hill think it was a league cup game

ElwissAtMemphis
29-08-2017, 08:38 PM
Barron's debut was an opening day 0-3 reverse at Anfield followed by a 3-4 defeat at mome to Spurs and than a 5-2 win against Middlesbrough. That meant that he kicked off his Palace career with 9 conceded in 3 matches. To be fair, that's only 1 worse than Nigel Martyn.

The 0-5 defeat at Goodison was one of Venables' last matches. We'd lost our previous match 1-2 at home to Ipswich which, by an unhappy sense of symmetry, had condemned us to bottom place in Division 1 almost to a day after a 4-1 win against the same opponents had secured top spot for the first and (as yet) only time in our history. 3 subsequent defeats left us W:1 L:9 from 10 and Venables was gone (jumped before he was pushed).

Venables' position had been in doubt for a couple of weeks particularly in light of reports that Palace's board had been sounding out Blackburn's Howard Kendall (whatever happened to him in the mid-80s?) but in the short-term, Barron's position looked untenable after the 0-5 defeat at Everton. It was reported that he was due for the axe but kept his place and performed a valiant rearguard action at White Hart Lane to secure a replay ... which we inevitably lost and the whole shambles inevitably unravelled.

And to think we gripe about the situation now. Happy days.

Payroll Legend
29-08-2017, 08:42 PM
Arsenal away the season we went down. Went 1-0 up through Coleman (I think) and we were giving it to Wright "you should've stayed at the Palace". Think Kevin Campbell & Merson scored and they were 3-1 up at half time.

Just found the whole thing really gutting. Hated it when Wright left.

Payroll Legend
29-08-2017, 08:43 PM
I think there were 2 3-0 defeats at L'Pool in a few months.

I went to the 3-0 reverse just before Xmas 79 and after that the wheels came off for the 'Team of the 80s'
Paul Barron's debut was at Anfield was the first game of the nightmare 80/81 season (luckily didn't go that one) and yes, we lost 5 zip at Goodison, a few weeks later (having been 0-0 at HT!).
Come to think of it, how bad was Barron !! Worse even, than Hennessey ?

There's been a fair few keepers worse than Hennessy

Youngy
29-08-2017, 08:59 PM
Losing 5-0 at Wigan, November 2003.

cpfc4evandeva
29-08-2017, 09:34 PM
There's been a fair few keepers worse than Hennessy

The only one I've seen is Flinders, who was utterly hopeless.

Maiden Eagle
29-08-2017, 10:04 PM
There's been a fair few keepers worse than Hennessy

I've already said Barron, but struggling to think of many others.

David Fry, Steve Mautone (99/00 season) ? But they hardly played.
Flinders was terrible, as previously mentioned.

CPFC247
29-08-2017, 10:09 PM
I've already said Barron, but struggling to think of many others.

David Fry, Steve Mautone (99/00 season) ? But they hardly played.
Flinders was terrible, as previously mentioned.

George Wood was not the best.

Maiden Eagle
29-08-2017, 10:32 PM
George Wood was not the best.

I did think about naming him, but we signed him on a free, I think, when he was coming towards the end of his career. But Perry Suckling was certainly an improvement on him, until that fateful night at Anfield !

CPFC247
30-08-2017, 07:06 AM
I did think about naming him, but we signed him on a free, I think, when he was coming towards the end of his career. But Perry Suckling was certainly an improvement on him, until that fateful night at Anfield !

When Perry started playing it was like having 2 goalkeepers in goal compared to none. We also started winning a lot more!

Back on subject, worse away game for me was the 1-0 defeat to Gazza's Newcastle in the fa cup. Long trip home to consider a wonder goal late on that denied us a replay which we deserved.

stayingup
30-08-2017, 07:22 AM
I knew George wood and used to travel back from the games with him. he did make a few howlers, I remember one particular one at Leicester when he done a dodgy pass out. but the one at Newcastle with Gascoigne, he told me he laughed at the time when he saw that gazza was lining up to shoot from the free kick...haha the rest was history

Dogburger
30-08-2017, 07:54 AM
Chesterfield in the mid 70's , chatted up a bird in the pub before the match got half pissed and ended up missing the game and the train home . Thought I was on a result and ended up without scoring , much like Palace if I recall , a complete waste of a weekend

Kirby
30-08-2017, 09:06 AM
A few come to mind... Basically any match in Bristol.... but the worst for me has to be Burnley away in 2006 just for pure boredom.

Literally nothing happened in the game. Marco Reich and Jon Macken just strolled around the pitch looking disinterested and it finished 0-0. From memory it was a dead rubber and there was zero atmosphere in either end.

I remember sitting in my seat thinking 'What the hell am I doing here?'.

It's not as if there were loads of good pubs nearby either. Think we had a pint in the cricket club then got out as soon as we could. Absolute shithole.

SilentAssassin
30-08-2017, 11:10 AM
Plymouth beating us 2-0 in 2005 with a goal in the first and last minute of the game.

NYEagle
02-11-2017, 08:21 PM
18th September 1982

A 688 mile round trip to see Carlisle United 4 Palace 1

Say no more :(

Just seen this - Malcolm Poskett (ex-Brighton) hat-trick.

But we still made it back to the pub in Islington for around 9pm (I think).

Palace Dan
02-11-2017, 08:51 PM
Losing 3-0 away to Arsenal and going down after the amazing Oldham revival

0-5 v Oxford United c 1985 - arrived just after kick off 0-1 down already

various 1-4 away to Bristol City

old git
02-11-2017, 08:55 PM
Two 3-0 defeats stick in my mind.The st Patrick's day one at Brighton was utter shit.The weather was awful and we were all soaked on the train back to London.
Millwall on New Year's Day was also shit ,met in the whitehorse early doors with a hangover and the day didn't get any better. So pissed off that I was on a train going past the den with the match still going on.

Ruskin Old Boy
02-11-2017, 08:57 PM
Missed this thread for some reason and it's made for an interesting read. Some of the classic sh*t games - Burley's last match on New Year's Day at Millwall rightly get plenty of mentions. One I'd forgotten about was the defeat at Liverpool in 79, one I could never forget was the 2-2 draw at Blackpool in the Gene Kelly stand and the long sodden journey back to London. And there plenty of trips to the Old Den where the scores have long been forgotten as the best result was escaping without getting a kicking at some point.

One away day that still stands out was losing 0-4 at Bournemouth after an abject on the field performance. And then there was a long delay getting back after skirmishes in whatever service station was on the M3.

Have just seen mention of the Cardiff league cup semi final. As the poster recalled it was sweet revenge when we won 3-0 there to help relegate them.

CharlieCPFC
02-11-2017, 09:06 PM
Millwall on New Year's Day was awful, just seeing those jumped up Kent mongs with that old pisshead signing let em come still rings in the ears today. What was even worse was Puncheon tore us a new arsehole that day and Burley refused him in the summer before. As OG said it was painful on that train away from Bermondsey seeing the game still on.

SOUTHGATE EAGLE
02-11-2017, 09:14 PM
Charlton away 2004.

Nothing tops that.

cpfcfly
03-11-2017, 05:12 PM
Blackpool away, 29th January 2012.

Blackpool 2-1 Palace.

It was the weekend before the carling cup semi against Cardiff and Palace had a striking duo of Calvin Andrew and Owen Garvan. Despite tripping over the ball every time he touched it, Garvan managed to score a penalty on a bloody cold afternoon game standing in a tent singing chants of "do do do do, Palace B team" and "do do do do, f*cking freezing", along with "Blackpool's too windy, I wanna go home". We led until the last 5 minutes, Blackpool equalising then leading after a triple substitution by Ian Holloway.

Palace's team that night:

-----------------Price---------------
Dumbuya-----McShane-----Egan-----Parsons
Sekajja-----Wright------O'Keefe-----Cadogan
-----------Garvan----------
-----------Andrew----------

Bench: Fitzsimmons, Marrow, De Silva, Iversen, Pedrosa.

You can tell by the look of that team how awful it was.

After the match the police wouldn't let us back into the car park to collect our cars until 17:30 for "crowd control purposes", despite Blackpool fans being allowed the other way. They forced an elderly lady to walk 10 times the distance around, preferring to keep the gate closed until a certain time. The stewards then got in their coaches and sarcastically waved at us as we finally made it into the car park.

I'd do it all again, mind.

Granada allover
03-11-2017, 06:02 PM
Crewe 2-2 Palace
29/10/2005

Long-ass journey on one of the PIST coaches (which I almost missed because I overslept), to see a boring game, a bad injury to Kiraly and Morrison miss a sitter to snatch the win.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/4366834.stm

Clinton celebrated his goal in front of my daughter. It was her first game. She became Palace that day and got a shirt with 'Mrs Morrison' on the back. What's not to like? :lux:

foresthillbilly
03-11-2017, 06:25 PM
Cardiff, around 2005/6. Ninion Park (sp?) was a shlthole. The food was so bad I couldn't tell what its constituent components were. Grey tepid shlte was what I got served at the food counter.