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Old 24-12-2011, 10:04 AM
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Marvellous photos, many thanks

Selhurst18 was taken from more or less where my mate Chris and I used to stand. I don't think we ever thought about standing in all weathers to watch Palace, we just did it. The Blackpool match was an interesting one as the opposition featured a youthful John Craven who signed for Palace 3 years later. Palace had played the previous day (Boxing Day) at Bramall Lane, drawing 1-1.

PS Wrote an article on the 68/69 season for Palace Echo, not used in the article was a mention of the attendance for the abandoned match, 18,887. That would suggest the photo was taken well before kick off, say about 2pm. Think the score was 1-1 when the match was abandoned. Jimmy Armfield was playing for Blackpool in those days.

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