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foxy
23-04-2006, 11:21 AM
dont know if i should be mentioning this but the last game Gabor played at the milleniumn stadium he had a nightmare against wales. If and i say IF we get there do u think he will have that in the back of his mind.

Melfort Eagle
23-04-2006, 11:24 AM
I think that would be inspiration to do better.

StudentEagle
23-04-2006, 11:32 AM
And then there's the last time AJ, Aki, Hughes etc were there...!

foxy
23-04-2006, 11:37 AM
but its different as he is the keeper and if mistakes like he made last time happen then they cost goals

Maidstoned Eagle
23-04-2006, 11:38 AM
I don't think any mistakes are related to the stadia, to be honest.

wilf789
23-04-2006, 11:52 AM
He's made plenty of mistakes at Selhurst before, but that doesn't stop being a fantastic keeper most weeks!

KevMason98
23-04-2006, 02:05 PM
3rd best keeper I've seen at Palace IMO (Martyn / Jackson the better 2) and I've seen the way he torments hiself after he makes mistakes. He has the character to go back there and be a winner!

Thanet Eagle
23-04-2006, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by Maidstoned Eagle
I don't think any mistakes are related to the stadia, to be honest.

He was dazzled by the floodlights.

Chas
23-04-2006, 02:53 PM
It'll be a day game this time though.

And besides, he won't be playing Wales.

PalaceFan in Alabama
23-04-2006, 03:05 PM
Originally posted by Chas
he won't be playing Wales.

Does the "YANK" even know where 'Wales' is? ;)

Maidstoned Eagle
23-04-2006, 03:11 PM
Originally posted by PalaceFan in Alabama
Does the "YANK" even know where 'Wales' is? ;)

Most Yanks reckon they know someone from Wales.

PalaceFan in Alabama
23-04-2006, 03:13 PM
Originally posted by Maidstoned Eagle
Most Yanks reckon they know someone from Wales.

Even today when I meet someone in NY, they always ask me if I know this person :bash:
Love this one "how do you drive on such little streets" :clown:

Clapham Grand
23-04-2006, 05:36 PM
I'd fancy him to do a job in a penalty shoot-out

Strathclyde Eagle
23-04-2006, 08:28 PM
Originally posted by StudentEagle
And then there's the last time AJ, Aki, Hughes etc were there...!
Didn't Hughes get sent off for Northern Ireland the last time he played there?

917L
23-04-2006, 08:31 PM
Originally posted by KevMason98
3rd best keeper I've seen at Palace IMO (Martyn / Jackson the better 2) and I've seen the way he torments hiself after he makes mistakes. He has the character to go back there and be a winner!

Maybe 4th, John Burridge was a better keeper

Tomo
23-04-2006, 08:40 PM
Ermm what happened last time Palace were their? Maybe that will play in the back of their minds.

KevMason98
23-04-2006, 09:49 PM
Originally posted by 917L
Maybe 4th, John Burridge was a better keeper

Thought about Budgie, but can't remember him being as dominant though. Certainly a character and entertainer. Fond memories tarnished by the fact he naffed off to QPR with TV and promptly knocked us out of the 6th round cup tie :-(

Freddy Kurz
23-04-2006, 10:11 PM
Originally posted by foxy
dont know if i should be mentioning this but the last game Gabor played at the milleniumn stadium he had a nightmare against wales. If and i say IF we get there do u think he will have that in the back of his mind.

Didn't the whole West Ham team have a "nightmare" when they lost to Palace 0-1 in the 2004 Play-off Final at the Millennium Stadium, but
didn't most of them then return there in May 2005 and beat Preston
North End 1-0?

Think we should remember that Kiraly is a vastly experienced kee-
per having played in League football at the highest level in Hun-
gary, Germany and with us in the English Premiership, as well as
60 times for his country. Although like most goalkeepers he
will have had his fair share of "nightmares" he has shown while
with Palace that he doesn't tend to let such things get on top
of him, and is unlikely to let a past below-par performance on
any particular ground prey on his mind!

With luck Palace could still have Johnson, Hughes, Popovic, Freedman,
Butterworth, Granville, Riihilahti & Leigertwood of our promotion-win-
ning squad still available should we reach the final again, to which
may be added Kiraly, Boyce, Ward, Hall, Watson, McAnuff, Morri-
son, Reich, Hudson, Soares and Speroni, to replace Vaesen, Rout-
ledge, Derry, Shipperley, Powell, Black & Berthelin, of the 2004
squad.

BW_Palace
23-04-2006, 10:17 PM
Erm, don't we have some play-off semis?

Freddy Kurz
23-04-2006, 10:34 PM
Originally posted by BW_Palace
Erm, don't we have some play-off semis?

Erm, and didn't I specifically state "should we reach the final again"?
Please re-read my post.

Louis
23-04-2006, 10:52 PM
The 'Gabor and the millenium stadium' debate will be somewhat irrelevant should this year's Championship play-off final be contested between Preston and Watford

Farawayeagle
23-04-2006, 11:44 PM
Originally posted by KevMason98
Thought about Budgie, but can't remember him being as dominant though. Certainly a character and entertainer. Fond memories tarnished by the fact he naffed off to QPR with TV and promptly knocked us out of the 6th round cup tie :-(

Budgie still holds record at the club for most clean sheets with 21 in 1978/79

He only played 102 games for us. so that is a pretty good statistic. I think I'd put him ahead of Gabor -- for now.

PalaceFan in Alabama
24-04-2006, 01:00 AM
Originally posted by KevMason98
Thought about Budgie

There is only one BUDGIE and he is no longer with us.

Farawayeagle
24-04-2006, 03:56 AM
Originally posted by PalaceFan in Alabama
There is only one BUDGIE and he is no longer with us.

Actually -- when I think about it I remember reading somewhere that John Burridge hated the nickname Budgie -- because he thought it made him sound "flaky."

But it is what most of us at Palace called him when he was here.

After retiring at 45 he spent 6 years as goalkeeper coaching for the Omani national team and was responsible for Bolton signing Ali Al Habsi in January this year. Sam Allardyce is grooming Ali Al Habsi to take over the keeper spot at the club as both his current keepers are getting on a bit.

Away Day Eagle
24-04-2006, 06:59 AM
Originally posted by KevMason98
He has the character to go back there and be a winner!

Spot on fella :p

917L
24-04-2006, 07:04 AM
Originally posted by KevMason98
Thought about Budgie, but can't remember him being as dominant though. Certainly a character and entertainer. Fond memories tarnished by the fact he naffed off to QPR with TV and promptly knocked us out of the 6th round cup tie :-(

Tainted by Vegetables not Burridge, TV renaged on his new contract after we were promoted, I'm not surprised he got cheesed off.

BW_Palace
24-04-2006, 09:01 AM
Originally posted by Freddy Kurz
Erm, and didn't I specifically state "should we reach the final again"?
Please re-read my post.

My post wasn't addressing yours :)

PalaceFan in Alabama
24-04-2006, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by PalaceFan in Alabama
There is only one BUDGIE and he is no longer with us.

OK lets get it straight, there is only one "BUDGIE" and that was "Johnny Bryne", end of story. IMHO the best player ever to put on a Palace shirt :p

KevMason98
26-04-2006, 10:15 PM
Originally posted by Farawayeagle
Budgie still holds record at the club for most clean sheets with 21 in 1978/79

He only played 102 games for us. so that is a pretty good statistic. I think I'd put him ahead of Gabor -- for now.

LOL
You mean if he wins the play offs for us with a few penalty saves at Cardiff?? that should do it :-)

As for Budgie...........Think he had a slightly more "settled" and better defence in front of him than Gabor has. A contributing factor to the record number of clean sheets maybe? That defence was quality.
Hinshelwood, Cannon, Gilbert, Sansom....I think....(Memory has started to go!)