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boxthorncutter
17-09-2017, 02:12 PM
Random but at the peak of their powers, who's the better player?

BUNGLE
17-09-2017, 02:20 PM
Armstrong

Malarkey
17-09-2017, 02:23 PM
Armstrong

Vincent
17-09-2017, 02:24 PM
Armstrong

macstar
17-09-2017, 02:31 PM
loved Glenn, but Armstrong wins this.

teesdale99
17-09-2017, 02:34 PM
No contest - CA

jimmy the gent
17-09-2017, 03:03 PM
Very different players. CA had electric pace when he first signed. He really looked like he could be a complete fwd. Murray has always been more of a traditional target man.

Palace Dan
17-09-2017, 03:30 PM
Really liked both players but at the top of his game Armstrong was awesome - saw him play some great games in the 94 promotion squad..

Pompey at home was scary good - especially the flying header!

Purepalace
17-09-2017, 03:36 PM
Armstrong.

Jim Cannon
17-09-2017, 03:41 PM
Armstrong

eagle-leg
17-09-2017, 03:45 PM
Armstrong. He was one of our greatest ever strikers.

Levski
17-09-2017, 03:47 PM
Aldrin

Collins

HRP
17-09-2017, 03:50 PM
Murray all day long , how can people think Armstrong

Se9 eagles
17-09-2017, 03:59 PM
Armstrong

boxthorncutter
17-09-2017, 04:25 PM
hmmm more of a landslide than I thought, maybe I should've put AJ v Armstrong

swissroll
17-09-2017, 04:48 PM
Armstrong had the talent to have been an England regular before his recreational activities got in the way

racehorse-80s
17-09-2017, 04:51 PM
Murray edges it for me but only just .

boxthorncutter
17-09-2017, 04:53 PM
Armstrong had the talent to have been an England regular before his recreational activities got in the way

with Shearer/Sheringham/Cole/Wright/Ferdinand around?

David Amsalem
17-09-2017, 05:18 PM
Chris Armstrong had it all.

Kylie_Tracey
17-09-2017, 05:21 PM
Armstrong, easily could have played for England

spt1978
17-09-2017, 05:21 PM
Armstrong.

Would love a player like him in the team now. He was better than Benteke.

leeeooooh2
17-09-2017, 05:26 PM
Armstrong by quite a distance.
He really had it all, could score tap ins, outside the box screamers, diving headers.....amazing.

boxthorncutter
17-09-2017, 05:26 PM
Armstrong.

Would love a player like him in the team now. He was better than Benteke.

high praise indeed.

boxthorncutter
17-09-2017, 05:28 PM
now gutted I'm just too young to remember Armstrong in detail, by the sounds of it he was George Best in red n blue.

wrightchipvcfc
17-09-2017, 05:29 PM
Unbelievable pace strong good in the air has to be Armstrong if he didn't have injurys and other issues who knows how good he could have been see a recent pic of him the other day didn't reconise him. Murrey a top championship striker who knew how to sniff out a chance good movement and finisher.

CPFC.1990
17-09-2017, 05:29 PM
Chris Armstrong.

dave4343palace
17-09-2017, 06:41 PM
Chrissie is only behind Wrighty for me as our best striker in the last 30 years. Could and should have gone right to the top and I believe he would've done if we hadn't got relegated in 95 and he'd had a couple more seasons playing for us before leaving for a big club. having signed him, Sir Steve also knew much better how to get the best out of him in the Premier than Smith did.

Palace Dan
17-09-2017, 06:48 PM
He was one of the few player spuds signed off us who did well for them

AddiscombeEagle
17-09-2017, 06:57 PM
Loved Chris Armstrong. Major part of one of my favourite seasons

Palace Bear
17-09-2017, 07:41 PM
Weyheyhey Chrissy Armstrong! So many glorious memories! Can't tell if it's just nostalgia but Armstrong hands down for me... and I loved Glen.

wrightchipvcfc
17-09-2017, 10:05 PM
Loved Chris Armstrong. Major part of one of my favourite seasons

Winning the championship season was a good time loved the southend away game the town seemed full of palace most of the day

davech
17-09-2017, 10:14 PM
now gutted I'm just too young to remember Armstrong in detail, by the sounds of it he was George Best in red n blue.

No, that was Don Rogers.

This vote though does go to Chris Armstrong.

Purepalace
17-09-2017, 11:54 PM
hmmm more of a landslide than I thought, maybe I should've put AJ v Armstrong

Doesn't really matter to you though really does it? Just filler for your real interest.

Asagaya_Eagle
18-09-2017, 01:37 AM
hmmm more of a landslide than I thought, maybe I should've put AJ v Armstrong

Still Armstrong

Essexeagle
18-09-2017, 03:02 AM
Chrissie is only behind Wrighty for me as our best striker in the last 30 years. Could and should have gone right to the top and I believe he would've done if we hadn't got relegated in 95 and he'd had a couple more seasons playing for us before leaving for a big club. having signed him, Sir Steve also knew much better how to get the best out of him in the Premier than Smith did.

Incredible that Spurs fans hated him when he scored more than one in three for them. They used to boo him regularly, to the point where he refused to celebrate when he scored.

eagle-leg
18-09-2017, 03:56 AM
Chrissie is only behind Wrighty for me as our best striker in the last 30 years. Could and should have gone right to the top and I believe he would've done if we hadn't got relegated in 95 and he'd had a couple more seasons playing for us before leaving for a big club. having signed him, Sir Steve also knew much better how to get the best out of him in the Premier than Smith did.

Agreed.

Wright>Armstrong>Bright>AJ>Benteke>Murray>Clinton>Freedman

PeterH
18-09-2017, 04:45 AM
Agreed.

Wright>Armstrong>Bright>AJ>Benteke>Murray>Clinton>Freedman



About right that - but I might put Benteke at the end of that list and I may even put Jansen ahead of him.

Not convinced that just because we paid so much money it makes him a top stiker in the red and blue. All the others have scored more goals with their feet and have made goals out of nothing. Benteke hasn't really shown that - his best goal for us doesn't beat a top Armstrong header or what Freedman did at Stockport.

Kylie_Tracey
18-09-2017, 08:22 AM
that goal against Wimbledon in the League Cup on a wet miserable cold night where he picked up the ball from the half way line and scored, if Messi scores a goal like the wanking the media does goes on for years!

Phil's Barber
18-09-2017, 08:34 AM
Loved Chris Armstrong. Major part of one of my favourite seasons

When Stewart come on loan from the bin dippers, he and Armstrong instantly connected. It was a great season.

FourtyTwo
18-09-2017, 08:58 AM
Armstrong's goal versus Wolves in a cup replay was just superb, picking the ball up around half way, driving into their box and smashing it across goal so that it got stuck in the stanchion.

Armstrong wins this, and it's not even a close one for me.

MasterYoda
18-09-2017, 10:04 AM
Armstrong was possibly the best striker we've had in the last 30 years - only Wright compares really.

Murray not even close especially when it comes to top flight football. Murray has that flat track bully feel about him.

Dedders
18-09-2017, 10:30 AM
Armstrong

fioreuk
18-09-2017, 10:35 AM
Armstrong was possibly the best striker we've had in the last 30 years - only Wright compares really.

Murray not even close especially when it comes to top flight football. Murray has that flat track bully feel about him.

Yep, sums up for me.

Pinkie Brown
18-09-2017, 10:49 AM
Armstrong, close thread.

teesdale99
18-09-2017, 10:54 AM
Winning the championship season was a good time loved the southend away game the town seemed full of palace most of the day
One of the best away days ever. I remember it being hot and sunny. Was it 5 or 6 nil ?

Vincent
18-09-2017, 11:26 AM
Poor work Teeser
2-1

teesdale99
18-09-2017, 11:44 AM
Poor work Teeser
2-1
Damn! What's the 5-0 I'm thinking of around the same time? Pompey?

teesdale99
18-09-2017, 11:45 AM
Birmingham with this drunk Greavsie commentary!!

jaspercpfc
18-09-2017, 12:30 PM
Damn! What's the 5-0 I'm thinking of around the same time? Pompey?

the "five alive" 5-1 win at home to Pompey was at the end of August. Southend was just before Easter from memory. Midweek affair where we took over the town for the day.

swissroll
18-09-2017, 12:40 PM
One of the best away days ever. I remember it being hot and sunny. Was it 5 or 6 nil ?

There was an evening game away to Southend in our promotion season, Armstrong scored a tap in at our end, cant remember who scored at the other - none of us could see it, bit murky, terrible lights and low terrace - fans didn't realise we had scored until we saw the players celebrating.

eagle-leg
18-09-2017, 12:55 PM
About right that - but I might put Benteke at the end of that list and I may even put Jansen ahead of him.

Not convinced that just because we paid so much money it makes him a top stiker in the red and blue. All the others have scored more goals with their feet and have made goals out of nothing. Benteke hasn't really shown that - his best goal for us doesn't beat a top Armstrong header or what Freedman did at Stockport.

Benteke was the one that I really struggled with.

A player of his abilities should probably be further up that list but we have yet to see him ripping up any trees in a palace shirt.

Thin on Top
18-09-2017, 01:01 PM
Middlesbrough away to clinch promotion was one of the highlights of supporting Palace for me.

Pissed as a fart, waking up at the end of our street at 8am, by some old woman prodding me with an umbrella, will always live long in the memory.

RUSSELL
18-09-2017, 01:01 PM
There was an evening game away to Southend in our promotion season, Armstrong scored a tap in at our end, cant remember who scored at the other - none of us could see it, bit murky, terrible lights and low terrace - fans didn't realise we had scored until we saw the players celebrating.

Eric Young got the 1st from a corner.

9Freedman9
18-09-2017, 01:07 PM
Akinbuyi

Jason
18-09-2017, 07:12 PM
with Shearer/Sheringham/Cole/Wright/Ferdinand around?

Yes. In terms of talent, he really was that good. But he lacked the application to go with it, and because of that, he could reasonably be described as a wasted talent despite having a good top flight career.

Which ironically, is why I remember Murray's time here with much more fondness. We went down in '95 largely because a number of our better players simply couldn't be bothered. Armstrong was probably the most guilty of all in that regard, and that undoubtedly colours the way i see him.

Murray however always struck me as a player who recognised the opportunities that came his way relatively late in his career, and was determined not to let them slip. That creates a very different impression, and is why despite not being anything like the player Armstrong was, I'd consider him far more of a "Palace legend".

dim
18-09-2017, 08:16 PM
Murray. Should have a statue. Proper contributer.

kolinkins
18-09-2017, 08:19 PM
Armstrong. It isn't even a debate

Armstrong scored with his head, was excellent with both feet, as quick as most strikers we have had and stronger than most.

He would be bloody perfect in modern sole centre forward football

mushroom
18-09-2017, 08:32 PM
Armstrong had everything apart from professionalism

Dal
18-09-2017, 08:35 PM
Armstrong all day long.

Good in the air, great touch, quick and with a ferocious shot.

milky87
18-09-2017, 09:01 PM
Armstrong. He was one of our greatest ever strikers.

Doesn't get mentioned half as much as he should

jaspercpfc
18-09-2017, 09:04 PM
Doesn't get mentioned half as much as he should

this.
Sometimes I feel he's the forgotten man in Palace folklore. His performances during the 93/94 are some of my happiest Palace memories.

milky87
18-09-2017, 09:06 PM
this.
Sometimes I feel he's the forgotten man in Palace folklore. His performances during the 93/94 are some of my happiest Palace memories.

He scored the greatest diving header I have ever seen against Pompey, I am sure it was to complete a hat trick too

jaspercpfc
18-09-2017, 09:11 PM
He scored the greatest diving header I have ever seen against Pompey, I am sure it was to complete a hat trick too

it was indeed. Some of his headers that season were majestic. The diving header at home to Millwall which all but secured promotion was immense, as was the header that secured the title. a weeks later at Ayresome Park.

SOUTHGATE EAGLE
18-09-2017, 09:16 PM
Murray all day long , how can people think Armstrong

If you mean who did more for us and deserves the most respect; Murray.

Raw ability; Armstrong. The fact Hotspuds paid through the nose for him from us says it all.

What would have been nice would be Armstrong with Murray's attitude. We would have stayed up that season and that's why I wanted Armstrong to have his career ended by a leg-breaker. Fortunately, he also wrecked his potential at clubs subsequent to our own.

jaspercpfc
18-09-2017, 09:21 PM
Raw ability; Armstrong. The fact Hotspuds paid through the nose for him from us says it all.

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Spurs didn't pay through the nose though. From memory uncle Ron turned down 5m bids from both Everton & Leeds in the summer of 94' and then sold him for 500k less 12 months later. Agree with you though on the attitude aspect. Ironic thing is, Armstrong is one of the most reserved players you'd ever meet, he hated the publicity.

Vincent
18-09-2017, 09:23 PM
it was indeed. Some of his headers that season were majestic. The diving header at home to Millwall which all but secured promotion was immense, as was the header that secured the title. a weeks later at Ayresome Park.

That header against Millwall - one of my favourite goals. Brilliant, hard cross from Deano, straight as an arrow and Armstrong dives to meet it on the edge of the 18 yard box (might be exaggerating here?) and it flies in. Brilliant surge down the Holmesdale too!

cappuccinoeagle
18-09-2017, 09:27 PM
Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Chrissie Armstrong!

jaspercpfc
18-09-2017, 09:27 PM
That header against Millwall - one of my favourite goals. Brilliant, hard cross from Deano, straight as an arrow and Armstrong dives to meet it on the edge of the 18 yard box (might be exaggerating here?) and it flies in. Brilliant surge down the Holmesdale too!

yep, it was chucking it down and Millwall were going along nicely at the time. Deano and Salako down the left, Deano overlapped perfect cross to the back sticks and low diving header. Good memories until we got back to Norwood to see Millwall fans climbing across the tracks

Payroll Legend
18-09-2017, 09:29 PM
Murray is a good Championship forward.

Armstrong was a good top tier forward.

Payroll Legend
18-09-2017, 09:29 PM
double pist

eagle-leg
18-09-2017, 09:42 PM
If you mean who did more for us and deserves the most respect; Murray.

In what way did Murray do more for us?

Armstrong fired us to the league 1 title in 94 and finished his palace career on 58 goals.

Murrays goals also helped us reach the playoffs which ultimately resulted in promotion and finished his palace career on 47 goals.

Unsure as to why you would believe Murray did more for us?

DARZET EAGLE
18-09-2017, 10:02 PM
Murray all day long , how can people think Armstrong

Because they saw him play, he was awesome.

DARZET EAGLE
18-09-2017, 10:04 PM
No, that was Don Rogers.

This vote though does go to Chris Armstrong.

Now there was a player. I think I will start a new thread.

Urine Mattress
18-09-2017, 10:14 PM
Murray all day long , how can people think Armstrong

By directing the two little white balls in their head towards the big green rectangle, and accessing the squidgy pink blob in their nappers

spike
18-09-2017, 10:26 PM
What would have been nice would be Armstrong with Murray's attitude. We would have stayed up that season and that's why I wanted Armstrong to have his career ended by a leg-breaker. Fortunately, he also wrecked his potential at clubs subsequent to our own.

You wanted one of our players to have his leg broken?
Why not **** off to Millwall?

WLYWLYAWYPWF
18-09-2017, 10:31 PM
It doesn't matter.

Kylie_Tracey
18-09-2017, 10:46 PM
Murray all day long , how can people think Armstrong

you clearly never saw saw Armstrong play, what a ridiculous summary

audreytatou
18-09-2017, 10:46 PM
Have to be Chris...and he had big shoes to fill following Wrighty and Brighty?...I remember not being disappointed too badly considering... but also spells of him not being able to get a goal for love nor money...always felt like if only a goal went in a avalanche of goals would come...i hate that feeling! bit like with CB now (being hopeful).

Kylie_Tracey
18-09-2017, 10:51 PM
If you mean who did more for us and deserves the most respect; Murray.

Raw ability; Armstrong. The fact Hotspuds paid through the nose for him from us says it all.

What would have been nice would be Armstrong with Murray's attitude. We would have stayed up that season and that's why I wanted Armstrong to have his career ended by a leg-breaker. Fortunately, he also wrecked his potential at clubs subsequent to our own.

should be ashamed of yourself. :jerkit:

Panther
20-09-2017, 06:56 AM
Murray all day long , how can people think Armstrong

I'd say exactly the opposite but that's opinion for you.

David of Kent
20-09-2017, 06:58 AM
Very different players but the question is "at the peak of their powers" and for me that's Armstrong by a long way

heart at holm
21-09-2017, 05:12 PM
Armstrong's goal versus Wolves in a cup replay was just superb, picking the ball up around half way, driving into their box and smashing it across goal so that it got stuck in the stanchion.

Armstrong wins this, and it's not even a close one for me.


Still my all-time favourite palace goal. He had everything.

Olympian2
22-09-2017, 07:15 AM
They were both great for us but if I had to choose, it's Armstrong all day long.

JJ
22-09-2017, 07:45 AM
Armstrong for me, every time. Both know/knew where the net was but Armstrong was super quick and so exciting to watch. His header against Portsmouth in the 5-1 remains the best headed goal I've ever seen live; it was a brilliant header.

DE - Glad All Over
22-09-2017, 07:58 AM
Armstrong for me, every time. Both know/knew where the net was but Armstrong was super quick and so exciting to watch. His header against Portsmouth in the 5-1 remains the best headed goal I've ever seen live; it was a brilliant header.


Yes - I was there for that, but I would counter with his header against Millwall at home in 1-0 win ?

JJ
22-09-2017, 10:36 AM
Yes - I was there for that, but I would counter with his header against Millwall at home in 1-0 win ?

I would definitely have been at that game, but can't remember it at all. :( I'm sure if I saw it again on film I'd remember it...