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CJ PLUM
09-11-2017, 08:06 PM
FA Cup Match Arrangements: Brighton & Hove Albion January 8th ko 19:45

Details will be updated and highlighted in italics when applicable but are expected to be very similar to the league game

Supporters must bring the correct photo ID, season ticket or membership card to verify their named tickets

It is not clear whether both photo ID and season ticket or membership are required but fans may be wise to bring both if possible although another fan received the following response from Paul McGowan, head of Ticketing at the CPFC box office:

Hi Chris, we have been advised for supporters to take both forms of i.d.’s when possible. However I believe either one will suffice.
Kind regards Paul

The match information for away fans on Brighton's website below does not mention photo ID at all

https://www.brightonandhovealbion.com/news/2018/january/away-fans-brief-crystal-palace/


Transport to Brighton

Brighton operate a system of free travel to the ground by train or buses within a zone south of Haywards Heath and between Worthing and Eastbourne. This will operate between 16:15 and midnight for all supporters on production of a valid match ticket. Thus you will only need a train ticket to Haywards Heath if travelling to Falmer via Brighton or Lewes.
Fans will have to exit and then queue to re-enter Brighton Station with queuing times of over 30 mins expected so passengers are advised to join the queue by 18:15. Journeys to Falmer take 10 minutes from both Brighton and Lewes Stations and trains run approximately every 10 minutes before the game. They are usually up to 10 carriages on match days.
Southern Railways state that despite industrial action by guards they expect to run a full service but fans may wish to allow extra time to get to the stadium.
Bus routes 23,25,28,29 and 50 run from Churchill Square or The Levels area to stops close to the ground and the nearby University Campus.

Return coach travel at £17 departs from Selhurst Park at 15:00 . Passengers should only park in the Directors Car Park as the larger Sainsbury's car park has time restrictions. Pre-booked pick-ups will be made at approximately 15:45 from the Starbucks in Hooley just before the M23 but parking is very restricted. Brighton has a large coach park adjacent to the away section.


Parking

Supporters with valid match tickets may use one of the free Park and Ride sites. All sites are stewarded and open from 16:45 with controlled loading of buses which take about 15 mins to reach the ground but they can get caught in congestion near the ground on the A27.

Site 1 - Mill Road (Sat Nav: BN1 8ZF) is off the 3rd exit on the first roundabout junction of the A23 and A27 on the approach to Brighton. This has 450 spaces but is usually full 1Ĺ hours before kick-off.

Site 2 - Brighton University (Sat Nav: BN2 4AT) is off of the A23 one-way system on the A270 Lewes Road with 350 spaces available and at about 2Ĺ miles is the nearest to the ground.

Site 3 - Brighton Racecourse (Sat Nav: BN2 9XZ) is the largest and quickest to clear with 700 spaces and has never yet been full for any game. Fans are advised to approach this site via the A259 Marine Parade and Freshfield Road to avoid congestion on the A27 close to the ground and in the Woodingdean area. Parking will be on the Market side of the course via the entrance on Manor Hill and supporters will be able to cross the course to access the buses. Blue badge holders should use the main entrance off of Freshfield Road. The roads between the Racecourse and ground are unsuitable for walking on evening games.

No street parking is available within 2Ĺ miles of the ground as both the local Coldean or Mouslecoomb estates now have resident only parking schemes.
Spaces in the nearby Bridge car park off of the A270 are available to all fans for £15 in advance only but usually sell out quite early and this can take 90 mins to clear after games.
Car park 5 at Sussex University by the Sports Hall, is utilised to enable fans to be dropped off and picked up before and after the match with entry to Sussex University via Stanmer Park only. This drop-off/pick-up point is a short walk through the underpass to the Amex stadium.

Drinking Prior to the Game

Supporters will be able to use their usual pubs and bars in Brighton or Lewes before the game but are advised that all pubs close to Brighton station will be strictly home fans only. Away friendly bars, including the Wetherspoons, are located on West Street, which is about Ĺmile directly down from the station near Churchill Square and The Lanes. Most town centre pubs are stewarded so obviously anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and fans are also advised to allow at least 1Ĺ hours getting to the ground. Remember the ground is a 4 mile walk from the town centre!


Entry to ground

The South Stand will be for the exclusive use of Palace supporters with large adjacent sterile areas. Turnstiles will be open 2 hours before kick-off. A cordon will be set up prior to the turnstiles to verify the named tickets against the correct photo ID, season ticket or membership identification with non-ticket holders and Brighton supporters directed away from this segregated area. A rigorous pat-down search will be made on all supporters. To avoid delays fans are asked to not bring any bags and carry as little as possible with any larger item including phones or glasses held in their hands. Pyrotechnic and drug search dogs will also be employed. Anyone obscuring their face in any way will not be allowed to enter the ground and anyone obscuring their face when inside the ground may be ejected. To avoid obvious delays fans are encouraged to enter the ground as early as possible with full refreshment and bar facilities as well as TV screens available inside before the game. The continued sale of alcoholic drinks will depend on behaviour on the concourse.
Any Palace supporters in designated home supporter sections may be ejected from the ground.

Restricted items, Banners and Flags

No pyrotechnic devices, flagsticks, glass containers, or cans will be allowed
Only small handbags or clutch bags will be allowed into the ground.
Only 500ml plastic bottles of soft drinks or water will be allowed but the top may need to be removed.
Only banners or flags (without sticks) smaller than 150cm x 150cm will be allowed into the ground.
Only small folded, non-pointed umbrellas will be allowed.
No storage facilities will be available.


Accessible Facilities

There are 15 wheelchair spaces on elevated platforms and also some easy access seats which can be booked by phoning the CPFC Disability Liaison Officer, Pam Groves. Due to the Equalities Act supporters using these facilities must qualify under the same criteria as all other supporters. Priority parking locations are available at the Park and Ride sites with some buses having spaces for wheelchairs.


Abusive Chanting and Behaviour

The previous league fixture and documentary by Gareth Thomas will throw a media spotlight on our actions at this game. I would encourage all fans to exert peer pressure on fellow supporters who may make homophobic chants or get involved in unruly behaviour. Actions at these games will continue to affect the restrictions and potential numbers at future fixtures with Palace officials confirming that offences by season ticket holders will have consequences for attendance at future home games.


After the Game

All away supporters will be held back for a short period (estimated at 25 mins) whilst the immediate area is cleared but it will depend on the match circumstances. Refreshment and bar facilities will remain open after the game and fans can continue to use the seated areas or watch TV screens while they wait. While fans returning directly to London await their special train, others are expected to be allowed to leave for trains to other destinations, proceed to the away coach park, join the relevant Park and Ride queues or depart for their car parks.
Local services depart Falmer to Brighton at 03,17,22,34 and 39 past ten and to Lewes at 05,16,25,35 and 46 past ten for those travelling to alternative stations.
Supporters who are returning on the special train will then be escorted to Falmer Station once the area is clear just prior to departure.


Special Return Train

Southern will run a special train departing Falmer Station at 22:41 and capable of carrying 1200 people and it will run via Lewes then reverse direction to London.
Current estimated arrival times are: Three Bridges 23:15; East Croydon 23:35; Selhurst 23:40; Clapham Junction 23:50 and Victoria 23.57.
Exact times are subject to change due to any crowd control incidents but these may be too late for some connecting trains to other stations from East Croydon.
Transport Police will be expected to be on board but please respect your fellow fans and do not damage or disrupt this service as everyone will be keen to get home.

SHIPEAGLE
09-11-2017, 08:31 PM
Thanks for info Chris.
If the turnstyles are opening 2 hours prior to kick off ie 5.45pm why are the coaches leaving at 3pm which means they will arrive no later than 5pm probably earlier. Why leave so earlier meaning supporters hanging around before the ground opens

old git
09-11-2017, 08:36 PM
Thanks for info Chris.
If the turnstyles are opening 2 hours prior to kick off ie 5.45pm why are the coaches leaving at 3pm which means they will arrive no later than 5pm probably earlier. Why leave so earlier meaning supporters hanging around before the ground opens

Better safe than sorry. The traffic on the way in to Brighton and on the A27 will be horrendous if left much later.

CJ PLUM
09-11-2017, 08:52 PM
Thanks for info Chris.
If the turnstyles are opening 2 hours prior to kick off ie 5.45pm why are the coaches leaving at 3pm which means they will arrive no later than 5pm probably earlier. Why leave so earlier meaning supporters hanging around before the ground opens

Probably better to stay on a warm coach as long as possible rather than entering the ground as the coach park, which can take up to 41 coaches, is right above the entrances.

If I was being cynical I think the price and time is almost set to deliberately put off fans from using the coaches. With school and rush hour services during the afternoon it would be difficult to arrange a large number of coaches for a midweek fixture.

With all the restrictions around the fixture travel by coach would normally be the easiest solution and could have been subsidised to encourage as many users as possible if played at the weekend.

SHIPEAGLE
09-11-2017, 08:54 PM
Previous evening games i think we left at 5pm and was easily there for kick off.
3pm means anyone taking kids cant use the coach as kids at school

SHIPEAGLE
09-11-2017, 09:02 PM
Surely with the obvious worry surrounding this fixture it would be easier to police with more support using the coaches, im sure the play off semi we had 6 maybe 8 coaches and no problems with getting them in or out of the coach park, apart from bit of traffic on A27.
Club should be encouraging supporters to use coaches rather than making it difficult with ridiculous timing.

ellioteagle1
09-11-2017, 09:03 PM
I hate how PC football has become.

Martinsleftpeg
09-11-2017, 09:10 PM
I hate how PC football has become.


This

PeterH
09-11-2017, 09:13 PM
Special train back is a nice touch though.

Ooh Betty
09-11-2017, 09:15 PM
Actions may affect future restrictions and potential numbers ?

We already have a system in place to restrict numbers at away games. It will make no bloody difference.

Mad Raschic Ken
09-11-2017, 09:46 PM
Special train back is a nice touch though.

Definitely. We will be drinking near Selhurst pre-match, getting the train down and the special back. Can't be bothered with drinking in Brighton and being marched around by the authorities.

old git
10-11-2017, 07:16 AM
Definitely. We will be drinking near Selhurst pre-match, getting the train down and the special back. Can't be bothered with drinking in Brighton and being marched around by the authorities.

Lewes?

CharlieCPFC
10-11-2017, 07:36 AM
Lewes?

Probably the best bet in my eyes.

Selhurst Celtic
10-11-2017, 08:44 AM
We'll be travelling down early afternoon, get settled in a pub down there for a few pints & then get a cab to the ground. Will probably try & squeeze onto the special train back to civilisation afterwards.

scro
10-11-2017, 08:45 AM
Special train back is a nice touch though.

Will this be obvious after the game? If the game is finishing at 9:45 i am guessing this will be around 10:15?

OriginalNutter
10-11-2017, 09:05 AM
Special train back is a nice touch though.

Last time it was rammed. Could barely fit everyone in and was a very uncomfortable 1hr journey back to East Croydon. Would have been unberable had we lost ;)

Selhurst Celtic
10-11-2017, 09:37 AM
Last time it was rammed. Could barely fit everyone in and was a very uncomfortable 1hr journey back to East Croydon. Would have been unberable had we lost ;)

I thought it was a glorious journey. Although some bloke sparked up a massive doobie & you couldn't open the windows. I asked a dad with his lad if he wanted me to ask yer man to put it out, but he said it was fine. When the old bill walked through the train at East Croydon where the majority got off the train they remarked that it smelt a bit funky in our carriage.

"Wemberlee, wemberlee..."

old git
10-11-2017, 09:39 AM
I thought it was a glorious journey. Although some bloke sparked up a massive doobie & you couldn't open the windows. I asked a dad with his lad if he wanted me to ask yer man to put it out, but he said it was fine. When the old bill walked through the train at East Croydon where the majority got off the train they remarked that it smelt a bit funky in our carriage.

"Wemberlee, wemberlee..."

And three cheers to Croydon old bill who managed to get all the pubs to shut before we got there.:jerkit: We managed a couple of swift ones in the ship though thanks to a friendly bar man.:p

Selhurst Celtic
10-11-2017, 09:41 AM
I'm glad I stayed on the train until town then. Croydon is a pain for me to get home from (Eltham) but I was tempted to decamp with the mob at Croydon who were in search of more celebratory pints & discussing potential venues.

eaglejez
10-11-2017, 10:03 AM
Thanks for info Chris.
If the turnstyles are opening 2 hours prior to kick off ie 5.45pm why are the coaches leaving at 3pm which means they will arrive no later than 5pm probably earlier. Why leave so earlier meaning supporters hanging around before the ground opens

they'll arrive about 7 !

Penstone Eagle
10-11-2017, 11:59 AM
Thanks for info Chris.
If the turnstyles are opening 2 hours prior to kick off ie 5.45pm why are the coaches leaving at 3pm which means they will arrive no later than 5pm probably earlier. Why leave so earlier meaning supporters hanging around before the ground opens

Probably using the Kings Ferry route planners. Putney high Street can be hell at that that time of day.

OriginalNutter
10-11-2017, 12:16 PM
I thought it was a glorious journey. Although some bloke sparked up a massive doobie & you couldn't open the windows. I asked a dad with his lad if he wanted me to ask yer man to put it out, but he said it was fine. When the old bill walked through the train at East Croydon where the majority got off the train they remarked that it smelt a bit funky in our carriage.

"Wemberlee, wemberlee..."

It was only because my standing feet were about 1ft to the left of my body:supergrin:

The Amex is ours, the Amex is Ouurrrrrrs, F*ck of Brighton, the Amex is ours...

slondonlad
10-11-2017, 12:20 PM
Most town centre pubs will have stewards so obviously anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and fans are also advised to allow at least 1ľ hours getting to the ground. Remember the ground is a 4 mile walk from the town centre!
Does this not sound like that anyone in the away pubs is gonna be walked to the ground under escort 😂😂😂

old git
10-11-2017, 01:43 PM
Most town centre pubs will have stewards so obviously anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated and fans are also advised to allow at least 1ľ hours getting to the ground. Remember the ground is a 4 mile walk from the town centre!
Does this not sound like that anyone in the away pubs is gonna be walked to the ground under escort ������

They like to march the palace from the wetherspoons straight up past the Brighton pubs.
Almost as if they want it to kick off where all the cameras are.:confused:
For that reason I would suggest Palace fans avoid Brighton.

Chris K
10-11-2017, 02:02 PM
Brighton will be absolutely fine so long as you don't try and drink near the station or use Yates or Spoons (which'll either lead to be walked all over the place or straight past their pubs). There's 300+ pubs between it and the next town along, Hove (you can't join two towns together and call it a city). So just choose elsewhere and get a cab/uber.

EnglandEagle
10-11-2017, 02:27 PM
Why oh, why does this have to be so bloody difficult. All I want to do is go out and have a couple of enjoyable beers. Laugh at the bottle jobs in their soulless stadium with their ridiculous view of football, make some noise, support the team and hopefully enjoy smashing them.

The way this gets policed inflames the problem rather than solves it because it creates this atmosphere and expectation that the norm is all out war on the streets when we play each other.

racehorse-80s
10-11-2017, 03:00 PM
First Brighton v Palace game at the Amex I have missed , Not as upset as I thought I would be as it seems the best days are over for this historic fixture and any atmosphere and fun has been sanitised out of the Match .

Payney
10-11-2017, 05:08 PM
Surely with the obvious worry surrounding this fixture it would be easier to police with more support using the coaches, im sure the play off semi we had 6 maybe 8 coaches and no problems with getting them in or out of the coach park, apart from bit of traffic on A27.
Club should be encouraging supporters to use coaches rather than making it difficult with ridiculous timing.

95% of our fans have absolutely no interest in getting on an official coach to go to any match, Especially so a match 40 miles down the road. May suit some family's or the older crowd but i'm not surprised they are running so few coaches for this game.

redandblue
10-11-2017, 05:57 PM
95% of our fans have absolutely no interest in getting on an official coach to go to any match, Especially so a match 40 miles down the road. May suit some family's or the older crowd but i'm not surprised they are running so few coaches for this game.

I usually only get the coach when I have my little one with me and her mum would not allow her to go to the Amex, cant blame her for that I would not really want a child of mine to have see people clapping with little bits of paper and singing from a song sheet wearing white and blue jester hats. Anyway I go to this fixture just because it is so much easier and I have a 2 hour drive home from CPFC

New LP
11-11-2017, 01:12 AM
They like to march the palace from the wetherspoons straight up past the Brighton pubs.
Almost as if they want it to kick off where all the cameras are.:confused:
For that reason I would suggest Palace fans avoid Brighton.


Just avoid Wetherspoons and West Street and drink in one of probably 100 pubs in Brighton and Hove.

Neillo's Son
11-11-2017, 08:50 AM
There are tonnes of good pubs in Brighton in the Laines, none of which will be occupied by Brighton fans. I expect the majority of them will work a normal day whereas many of our fans will be down from 2pm or so.

PM me if you want any good pub options, crap month of the year to visit Brighton but it’s still a good place to drink.

cpfc4evandeva
11-11-2017, 09:06 AM
There's probably 20+ decent places to drink within a mile of the station, none of which you would run into any trouble with the police or Brighton. Unless you wanted that of course...

WestBerksPalace
16-11-2017, 10:46 AM
Seems the coaches are fully booked now anyway! What's the deal with the special train, do you have to buy a ticket in advance? Or do you just buy a return ticket on the outward journey then just dive onto the special? It sounds like the special train is one way only, from Falmer? And does anyone know what the parking situation is like in Three Bridges, were I need to get off, for my drive home.
Agree with many on here though, the police and the authorities have done their best to turn this game into an utter nightmare. Also, why just 2,000 tickets, crazyness.

old git
16-11-2017, 10:47 AM
Seems the coaches are fully booked now anyway! What's the deal with the special train, do you have to buy a ticket in advance? Or do yo just buy a return ticket on the outward journey then just dive onto the special? It sounds like the special train is one way only, from Falmer? And does anyone know what the parking situation is like in Three Bridges, were I need to get off, for my drive home.
Agree with many on here though, the police and the authorities have done their best to turn this game into an utter nightmare. Also, why just 2,000 tickets, crazyness.

It pulls in and we all get on.No booking , they just want us out and on the way home.

WestBerksPalace
16-11-2017, 11:16 AM
Ok, fair enough, thanks.
I drove to the 3-1 and 2-0 play off win, lucky to miss the 0-3! Sounds like parking restrictions are even more severe since they added the extra capacity.

sherstonpalace
16-11-2017, 11:20 AM
Has anybody used the Bridge Car Park for previous BHA matches? If so, is it painless enough to get back to - and out of - after the game?

EddieEdwards
16-11-2017, 12:26 PM
Has anybody used the Bridge Car Park for previous BHA matches? If so, is it painless enough to get back to - and out of - after the game?http://www.cpfc.org/forums/showthread.php?p=13919735#post13919735

King William
16-11-2017, 12:36 PM
Has anybody used the Bridge Car Park for previous BHA matches? If so, is it painless enough to get back to - and out of - after the game?

that is where I have booked.

for the two previous games we won, I did the park and ride...on both occasions by the time got back to the car it was empty and traffic free

scro
16-11-2017, 12:59 PM
I am having trouble deciding how much of an a'se ache the special train is likely to be. Standing for two hours after having been kept back etc.

Ooh Betty
16-11-2017, 03:07 PM
I am having trouble deciding how much of an a'se ache the special train is likely to be. Standing for two hours after having been kept back etc.

If you have to stand for 2 hours then it shouldn't be an arse ache.

old git
16-11-2017, 03:34 PM
I am having trouble deciding how much of an a'se ache the special train is likely to be. Standing for two hours after having been kept back etc.

It fits a 1000 people apparently.With people driving,coaches and people taking other trains there should be enough seats.

Keith Powell
16-11-2017, 04:07 PM
Seems the coaches are fully booked now anyway! What's the deal with the special train, do you have to buy a ticket in advance? Or do you just buy a return ticket on the outward journey then just dive onto the special? It sounds like the special train is one way only, from Falmer? And does anyone know what the parking situation is like in Three Bridges, were I need to get off, for my drive home.
Agree with many on here though, the police and the authorities have done their best to turn this game into an utter nightmare. Also, why just 2,000 tickets, crazyness.
You will need to check if it is going to stop at three bridges.

EddieEdwards
16-11-2017, 04:14 PM
You will need to check if it is going to stop at three bridges.Calls at Three Bridges, East Croydon, Clapham Junction and Victoria. See first post of this thread.

cpfcfly
16-11-2017, 04:30 PM
It fits a 1000 people apparently.With people driving,coaches and people taking other trains there should be enough seats.
Not everybody will be wanting it either. Quite a few Sussex-based fans. Haywards Heath for me. :hi:

Chobham Eagle
18-11-2017, 12:10 PM
I hate how PC football has become.

The restrictions seem rather over the top but I can't for the life of me see what's "PC" about them.

Joe.L
18-11-2017, 12:59 PM
Amazing how that one line of stewards is keeping those 'warring' Arsenal and Spurs fans apart yet it takes swathes of empty seats and restricted allocations to stop serious outbreaks of violence between Palace and Brighton fans :confused:

wrightchipvcfc
18-11-2017, 06:15 PM
Friend of mine sometimes let me go on his spare st been spurs Chelsea man u ect there's never much of. Gap and they all just come out together and mix in station ques funny enough only time I've seen any different was when they marched hf down to station

Ooh Betty
19-11-2017, 04:58 AM
Friend of mine sometimes let me go on his spare st been spurs Chelsea man u ect there's never much of. Gap and they all just come out together and mix in station ques funny enough only time I've seen any different was when they marched hf down to station

Illiteracy at it's finest.

Nelson Muntz
19-11-2017, 02:50 PM
Amazing how that one line of stewards is keeping those 'warring' Arsenal and Spurs fans apart yet it takes swathes of empty seats and restricted allocations to stop serious outbreaks of violence between Palace and Brighton fans :confused:


Theirs isnít a rivalry like ours.

bhb
19-11-2017, 03:52 PM
Illiteracy at it's finest.

I see what you did there

Oli28
19-11-2017, 04:14 PM
Theirs isnít a rivalry like ours.
There is undoubtedly more risk of trouble at that game than there is at ours.

eaglejez
19-11-2017, 05:03 PM
There is undoubtedly more risk of trouble at that game than there is at ours.

they'll be no chance of trouble since all the Palace fans are ST holders with lots of points

scro
20-11-2017, 08:19 AM
There is undoubtedly more risk of trouble at that game than there is at ours.

I always felt there was way more chance of trouble between spurs and arsenal when the game is at white hart lane.

oddrod
20-11-2017, 08:44 AM
they'll be no chance of trouble since all the Palace fans are ST holders with lots of points

Polite and Well behaved Chaps each and every one of them.
Will be a pleasant day and night out for all.

eaglejez
20-11-2017, 09:44 AM
Polite and Well behaved Chaps each and every one of them.
Will be a pleasant day and night out for all.

its potentially going to be one of the worst days out ever as a Palace fan but the fact is that there's zero chance of trouble from Palace fans apart from a bit of aggression etc. If it was cup game with 8000 then it would be world war 3. The security is over the top

GreatGonzo
20-11-2017, 09:49 AM
Amazing how that one line of stewards is keeping those 'warring' Arsenal and Spurs fans apart yet it takes swathes of empty seats and restricted allocations to stop serious outbreaks of violence between Palace and Brighton fans :confused:

Proper rivalry innit! ;)

Penstone Eagle
20-11-2017, 10:21 AM
Polite and Well behaved Chaps each and every one of them.
Will be a pleasant day and night out for all.

I have my flask and blanket ready.

CJ PLUM
26-11-2017, 03:05 PM
Planned departure time of the special train from Falmer has been confirmed as 22:41 with estimated arrival at East Croydon of 23:35.

These times may be subject to change if crowd problems occur after the game or on the train journey.

Passengers are advised to plan the onward journey from East Croydon as the arrival time will probably be too late for connecting trains.

Full details have been updated on the original first post.

elgrande
26-11-2017, 05:13 PM
A few of us were going to go down for the day,but no point really wanna watch the game and its not on tv...looks like the beam back,cant see any pubs down there showing it on a stream..

Gazza2
26-11-2017, 06:09 PM
they'll be no chance of trouble since all the Palace fans are ST holders with lots of points

I know quite a lot of mates and other fans without tickets who are going down for all day on the booze.

Maidstonecpfc
26-11-2017, 06:25 PM
Polite and Well behaved Chaps each and every one of them.
Will be a pleasant day and night out for all.
Are these the same guys that kicked off with Boro, Utd and Spurs in recent away games :D COYP let's destroy them again

A Wooden Fish On Wheels
26-11-2017, 08:23 PM
Driving down, going to town for the day, getting a cab up there, getting a cab back to town afterwards for post-match beers, stay over, breakfast next morning, drive back to continue celebrations in Croydonia Wed lunch, sorted :p

orp pisshead1
27-11-2017, 07:58 AM
There is undoubtedly more risk of trouble at that game than there is at ours.

Lol behave!, Clueless post as their rivalry is nothing.

Palace121
27-11-2017, 09:16 AM
I know quite a lot of mates and other fans without tickets who are going down for all day on the booze.

Really? I'd rather save my annual leave for games I could actually watch.

If I was closer to the ground, I'd probably go and watch the beamback at Selhurst but to travel to Brighton (in November) for a few drinks prior to a non-televised match doesn't sound like much fun to me.

cpfc4evandeva
27-11-2017, 09:33 AM
Yeah. Drinking beer with mates is so shit.

Ooh Betty
27-11-2017, 10:00 AM
Really? I'd rather save my annual leave for games I could actually watch.

If I was closer to the ground, I'd probably go and watch the beamback at Selhurst but to travel to Brighton (in November) for a few drinks prior to a non-televised match doesn't sound like much fun to me.

You sound like a right laugh.

Kirby
27-11-2017, 10:03 AM
He's got a point though. Where are all the ticketless fans planning on actually watching the game?

All day drinking in Brighton then a fast train to EC for the beamback could be an option, or someone brings their laptop and streams it from Wetherspoons. That could be fun :supergrin:

andyocpfc
27-11-2017, 10:09 AM
Whilst everyone likes a big booze up with mates, the thought of not being able to see the game either at the match or a minimum on a screen would horrify me. Just being in the City would not cut it for me. That said, there must be bars in Brighton that stream football somewhere, although you could be cuddled up with weed fans though.

Kirby
27-11-2017, 10:19 AM
The Royal Standard near Brighton station used to show live streams but it shut down last year after they were caught selling 'fake and smuggled' alcohol.

Illegally streaming all the 3pm games on a busy high street probably didn't help their cause either :supergrin:

That's the only place I can recall streaming games. Most the pubs will be full of foreign students who couldn't give two shits about the football, or Man United 'fans' watching their game with Watford.

Oli28
27-11-2017, 11:29 AM
Lol behave!, Clueless post as their rivalry is nothing.
Right...

Ooh Betty
27-11-2017, 12:57 PM
He's got a point though. Where are all the ticketless fans planning on actually watching the game?

All day drinking in Brighton then a fast train to EC for the beamback could be an option, or someone brings their laptop and streams it from Wetherspoons. That could be fun :supergrin:

Any Palace fan drinking in Wetherspoons deserves to be shot.

Mad Raschic Ken
27-11-2017, 01:29 PM
Really? I'd rather save my annual leave for games I could actually watch.

If I was closer to the ground, I'd probably go and watch the beamback at Selhurst but to travel to Brighton (in November) for a few drinks prior to a non-televised match doesn't sound like much fun to me.

We're doing it the other way around. Drinking at Selhurst and then getting the train down for the match.

racehorse-80s
27-11-2017, 01:31 PM
We're doing it the other way around. Drinking at Selhurst and then getting the train down for the match.

Risky if the Trains are delayed .

Mad Raschic Ken
27-11-2017, 01:38 PM
Risky if the Trains are delayed .

We won't leave it too late and can obviously keep an eye on them during the afternoon.

HOVE EAGLE
27-11-2017, 01:44 PM
Decided to book cheap B and B in Brighton
Otherwise might not get home

racehorse-80s
27-11-2017, 01:46 PM
We won't leave it too late and can obviously keep an eye on them during the afternoon.

Live departures are a must .

Fedora69
27-11-2017, 01:48 PM
Decided to book cheap B and B in Brighton
Otherwise might not get home

You're only up the road.

Penstone Eagle
27-11-2017, 01:52 PM
You're only up the road.

:supergrin:

Oli28
27-11-2017, 03:53 PM
Anyone used the park and ride on previous trips?

Payney
27-11-2017, 04:00 PM
Anyone used the park and ride on previous trips?

Used it for the 3-0.

Sort of works ok, but still a major ball ache.

I'd park up in Lewes, have a pint and jump on the train to Falmer personally if I was driving.

orp pisshead1
27-11-2017, 04:46 PM
Really? I'd rather save my annual leave for games I could actually watch.

If I was closer to the ground, I'd probably go and watch the beamback at Selhurst but to travel to Brighton (in November) for a few drinks prior to a non-televised match doesn't sound like much fun to me.

Kids today :supergrin:

eaglejez
27-11-2017, 05:48 PM
did I dream it or do we need to take ID ? :(

cpfc4evandeva
27-11-2017, 05:52 PM
did I dream it or do we need to take ID ? :(

Matching season ticket, apparently.

justjuice
27-11-2017, 05:55 PM
What's the point of all these measures to separate fans and hold fans back after the game if those who didn't get their tickets have to collect from the main box office?

elgrande
27-11-2017, 06:29 PM
Gutted its not on t.v...was really looking forward to going down having a few and a laugh.....beamback it is then,deep joy.

New LP
27-11-2017, 07:27 PM
Any Palace fan drinking in Wetherspoons deserves to be shot.


If they like a police escort then itís great.

New LP
27-11-2017, 07:29 PM
Amazing how that one line of stewards is keeping those 'warring' Arsenal and Spurs fans apart yet it takes swathes of empty seats and restricted allocations to stop serious outbreaks of violence between Palace and Brighton fans :confused:


I guess Spurs and Arsenal are happy to pay for extra policing and stewarding for their derby?

old git
27-11-2017, 08:36 PM
I guess Spurs and Arsenal are happy to pay for extra policing and stewarding for their derby?

Apparently there are 500 coppers on duty, no idea if true but If that isn't enough for our club to have a proper allocation the copper in charge needs shooting.

cpfc4evandeva
27-11-2017, 10:03 PM
Apparently there are 500 coppers on duty, no idea if true but If that isn't enough for our club to have a proper allocation the copper in charge needs shooting.

They can’t lose. How ever many it is, they’ll push for even more next time $$$

Kirby
27-11-2017, 11:16 PM
Any Palace fan drinking in Wetherspoons deserves to be shot.

I'm with you on that one. People seem to migrate there for some reason though.

gilesy14
28-11-2017, 01:21 PM
Forgot my ST...hopefully my driving licence will suffice...

gilesy14
28-11-2017, 01:36 PM
Box office said D/L will be ok - thank f*ck!

Joe.L
28-11-2017, 02:02 PM
Three Bridges first stop :p

eaglejez
29-11-2017, 10:45 PM
they'll be no chance of trouble since all the Palace fans are ST holders with lots of points

Another one of my poor predictions
:(

cpfc4evandeva
29-11-2017, 10:58 PM
Another one of my poor predictions
:(

Youíre still predicting a Conservative majority for the next general election, yeah? I hope so ;)

eaglejez
30-11-2017, 09:58 AM
Youíre still predicting a Conservative majority for the next general election, yeah? I hope so ;)

I don't think I have. I just said Corbo won't win :p

Mad Raschic Ken
01-12-2017, 02:57 PM
Definitely. We will be drinking near Selhurst pre-match, getting the train down and the special back. Can't be bothered with drinking in Brighton and being marched around by the authorities.

Turns out that this was an excellent decision!

old git
01-12-2017, 04:01 PM
Turns out that this was an excellent decision!

Lewes is fine.Plenty of palace and Brighton in the pubs,not exactly mingling but drinking alongside each other.The only police were at the station.

Selhurst Celtic
01-12-2017, 04:06 PM
John Harvey was all Palace bar 3 old lads in Brighton scarves who nobody batted an eyelid to and then they headed elsewhere. They weren't made to feel uncomfortable at any stage from what I saw, despite some big old Palace lumps being in the pub (Neil Shipperley etc).

old git
01-12-2017, 04:13 PM
John Harvey was all Palace bar 3 old lads in Brighton scarves who nobody batted an eyelid to and then they headed elsewhere. They weren't made to feel uncomfortable at any stage from what I saw, despite some big old Palace lumps being in the pub (Neil Shipperley etc).

Lansdown was mainly Brighton.Met a mate in the pub who used to live in Coulsdon but is now living down there.He had a ticket from a Brighton mate and was letting everyone in earshot know this.:D

CJ PLUM
04-01-2018, 04:18 PM
Confirmation of the cup match arrangements is still awaited from Sussex Police and B&HFC but details have been updated on the original first post and any changes will be highlighted in italics when applicable but are expected to be very similar to the league game.

Special Train departure times also yet to be confirmed.

Kirby
04-01-2018, 04:24 PM
Sorry if you've already clarified it somewhere Chris, but can you confirm whether photo ID is absolutely necessary?

Lots of confusion on the other thread. CPFC haven't worded it very well on the website.

ebyeeckeagle
04-01-2018, 04:26 PM
I read it as either. Not hugely well written.

Kirby
04-01-2018, 04:27 PM
I read it as either. Not hugely well written.

I read it as needing both. Just proves how poorly written it was.

CJ PLUM
04-01-2018, 04:38 PM
Sorry if you've already clarified it somewhere Chris, but can you confirm whether photo ID is absolutely necessary?

Lots of confusion on the other thread. CPFC haven't worded it very well on the website.

I have asked that very question but still await a response.

Agree that the wording by the club was very poor and many may not have any photo ID on the night.
Equally not clear what qualifies as photo ID. I only have the old paper driving license and my passport has been sent away for renewal so I only have a photocopy or a bus pass.

Kirby
04-01-2018, 04:39 PM
Farcical.

Thanks Chris.

Kirby
04-01-2018, 04:48 PM
I emailed the box office and got a reply in record time.

Straight from the club's mouth:

Hi Chris, we have been advised for supporters to take both forms of i.d.’s when possible.

However I believe either one will suffice.

Kind regards

Paul

If everyone prints that off and takes it with them they can't have any arguments!

PC of CP
04-01-2018, 05:06 PM
I emailed the box office and got a reply in record time.

Straight from the club's mouth:



If everyone prints that off and takes it with them they can't have any arguments!



Cheers fella, was far too much scaremongering going on wasn't there, so hopefully a little bit of sense has shone through in this whole hideous event.

Those without get on this and let's concentrate on smashing them again :lux::lux:

Nelson Muntz
04-01-2018, 05:46 PM
Sorry if you've already clarified it somewhere Chris, but can you confirm whether photo ID is absolutely necessary?

Lots of confusion on the other thread. CPFC haven't worded it very well on the website.

For the second time this season, it doesn't need two threads.
It's just confusing thigs skipping from one to the other.

Penstone Eagle
04-01-2018, 05:48 PM
I emailed the box office and got a reply in record time.

Straight from the club's mouth:



If everyone prints that off and takes it with them they can't have any arguments!

Clear as mud then.

Ryan_the_eagle
04-01-2018, 06:02 PM
I emailed the box office and got a reply in record time.

Straight from the club's mouth:



If everyone prints that off and takes it with them they can't have any arguments!


Yer just like they didn't argue with the people who had tickets last time.

Kirby
04-01-2018, 06:27 PM
For the second time this season, it doesn't need two threads.
It's just confusing thigs skipping from one to the other.

Not sure why you've quoted me. I didn't start or bump the thread.

Moody bugger ;)

Nelson Muntz
05-01-2018, 03:59 PM
Sorry. Iím rather old and made a mistake with my new phone.
Apologies

Selhurst Celtic
05-01-2018, 04:15 PM
As punishment Palace are going to trial having the away fans in the Whitehorse from next season.

:vader:

old git
05-01-2018, 04:18 PM
As punishment Palace are going to trial having the away fans in the Whitehorse from next season.

:vader:

Some of your green squares just disappeared.