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Eddie McGoldrick's tash
24-04-2017, 11:46 AM
So am I overstating it?

Obviously I'm taking in to account the fact we are in the top teir so not really looking at Championship (or equivalent level or below).

The start of the 1990/91 season is the other contender for me.

But to take 19 points from 8 games in the top tier and considering the opponents we've faced, this must come very close?

We won 5 in a row under Pulis - also remarkable but the fixtures were a bit kinder and we had already seen some signs of improvement.

The 14/15 run-in was pretty special too

Langers
24-04-2017, 11:52 AM
Start of last season under Pardew was decent as well

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
24-04-2017, 11:58 AM
Start of last season under Pardew was decent as well
True. Less scalps in it though.

ElwissAtMemphis
24-04-2017, 12:55 PM
Best top-flight run of results over 8 matches was 1990/91. 21 points, 7 wins and 1 defeat.


Sat,17-Nov-1990: A Queens Park Rangers W:2-1 14,340 (Wright 2)
Sat,24-Nov-1990: A Southampton W:3-2 15,851 (Wright 2, Bright)
Sat,01-Dec-1990: H Coventry City W:2-1 16,562 (Bright, A.Gray)
Sat,08-Dec-1990: A Chelsea L:1-2 21,558 (Thorn)
Sun,16-Dec-1990: H Luton Town W:1-0 15,195 (Bright)
Sat,22-Dec-1990: A Manchester City W:2-0 25,321 (Wright, owngoal)
Wed,26-Dec-1990: H Sunderland W:2-1 15,228 (Bright, Salako)
Sun,30-Dec-1990: H Liverpool W:1-0 26,280 (Bright)


Some names to conjure with there among the scorers. Some surprisingly poor attendances in a sequence of matches when we would have been in the top 3 or so.

alanlee11
24-04-2017, 01:44 PM
i can't remember anything better. The teams we've beaten in such a short space of time, it's incredible. Make the most of this Palace fans!

Prince Phillip
24-04-2017, 02:05 PM
Best top-flight run of results over 8 matches was 1990/91. 21 points, 7 wins and 1 defeat.


Sat,17-Nov-1990: A Queens Park Rangers W:2-1 14,340 (Wright 2)
Sat,24-Nov-1990: A Southampton W:3-2 15,851 (Wright 2, Bright)
Sat,01-Dec-1990: H Coventry City W:2-1 16,562 (Bright, A.Gray)
Sat,08-Dec-1990: A Chelsea L:1-2 21,558 (Thorn)
Sun,16-Dec-1990: H Luton Town W:1-0 15,195 (Bright)
Sat,22-Dec-1990: A Manchester City W:2-0 25,321 (Wright, owngoal)
Wed,26-Dec-1990: H Sunderland W:2-1 15,228 (Bright, Salako)
Sun,30-Dec-1990: H Liverpool W:1-0 26,280 (Bright)


Some names to conjure with there among the scorers. Some surprisingly poor attendances in a sequence of matches when we would have been in the top 3 or so.

The 11,000 leap between Sunderland and Liverpool is very reminiscent of times past.
Where there no Norwegians/Japanese/Malaysians to keep attendances consistent?:)

elgin eagle
24-04-2017, 02:08 PM
Having not beaten any London-based sides this season, we have now beaten, Chelsea, Arsenal, and now Liverpool. Good work :)

SEEPEEEFFSEE
24-04-2017, 02:14 PM
Bloody hell Luton and Coventry, what a fall from those two clubs.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
24-04-2017, 03:30 PM
Best top-flight run of results over 8 matches was 1990/91. 21 points, 7 wins and 1 defeat.


Sat,17-Nov-1990: A Queens Park Rangers W:2-1 14,340 (Wright 2)
Sat,24-Nov-1990: A Southampton W:3-2 15,851 (Wright 2, Bright)
Sat,01-Dec-1990: H Coventry City W:2-1 16,562 (Bright, A.Gray)
Sat,08-Dec-1990: A Chelsea L:1-2 21,558 (Thorn)
Sun,16-Dec-1990: H Luton Town W:1-0 15,195 (Bright)
Sat,22-Dec-1990: A Manchester City W:2-0 25,321 (Wright, owngoal)
Wed,26-Dec-1990: H Sunderland W:2-1 15,228 (Bright, Salako)
Sun,30-Dec-1990: H Liverpool W:1-0 26,280 (Bright)


Some names to conjure with there among the scorers. Some surprisingly poor attendances in a sequence of matches when we would have been in the top 3 or so.

Thank you!! Had a feeling statistically we had done better at some point in that early season run!

And of course it is hard to compare across different times/eras too. Liverpool were the only real big team scalp in that run too.

Re. Attendances - after Sasa's recent appearances I watched back the 97/98 season review (and some other highlights of games from that season) and the crowd sizes were really noticeably small (compared to now) then too!

People moan about 'plastics' and tourists as part of modern PL football but that graphic there suggests that happens far less now. I imagine it was fewer tourists from abroad in those days of course, but maybe more casual fans.

Micky Droy
24-04-2017, 06:16 PM
Best top-flight run of results over 8 matches was 1990/91. 21 points, 7 wins and 1 defeat.


Sat,17-Nov-1990: A Queens Park Rangers W:2-1 14,340 (Wright 2)
Sat,24-Nov-1990: A Southampton W:3-2 15,851 (Wright 2, Bright)
Sat,01-Dec-1990: H Coventry City W:2-1 16,562 (Bright, A.Gray)
Sat,08-Dec-1990: A Chelsea L:1-2 21,558 (Thorn)
Sun,16-Dec-1990: H Luton Town W:1-0 15,195 (Bright)
Sat,22-Dec-1990: A Manchester City W:2-0 25,321 (Wright, owngoal)
Wed,26-Dec-1990: H Sunderland W:2-1 15,228 (Bright, Salako)
Sun,30-Dec-1990: H Liverpool W:1-0 26,280 (Bright)


Some names to conjure with there among the scorers. Some surprisingly poor attendances in a sequence of matches when we would have been in the top 3 or so.

I remember that Liverpool game. Bright tap in. Anything seemed possible after that result. The high water mark.

gold76
24-04-2017, 06:29 PM
We also went 10 games without a loss at the start of that glorious season

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
24-04-2017, 07:40 PM
I remember that Liverpool game. Bright tap in. Anything seemed possible after that result. The high water mark.

I just last week converted my VHS of the whole match to a VLC file. Love it!!

Gark Moldberg
24-04-2017, 07:50 PM
The following month we at home to Norwich. We then went 364 days unbeaten at home before losing to Norwich again.

The Vicar
24-04-2017, 07:55 PM
So...second best run in our history?

David Bailey
24-04-2017, 07:57 PM
Went to the Sunderland game I remember it well as I got thrown out of the Arthur Wait for singing the famous Alan Mullery went to Rome to see the pope. To this day I have no idea why I was singled out as the whole stand was singing it. I don't remember it being that empty, not many Sunderland as it was Boxing Day. Maybe Ron was a bit creative with the gate receipts. I managed to get back into the Holmesdale when they opened the gates at half time.

eagle-leg
24-04-2017, 08:31 PM
Thank you!! Had a feeling statistically we had done better at some point in that early season run!

And of course it is hard to compare across different times/eras too. Liverpool were the only real big team scalp in that run too.

Re. Attendances - after Sasa's recent appearances I watched back the 97/98 season review (and some other highlights of games from that season) and the crowd sizes were really noticeably small (compared to now) then too!

People moan about 'plastics' and tourists as part of modern PL football but that graphic there suggests that happens far less now. I imagine it was fewer tourists from abroad in those days of course, but maybe more casual fans.

Back in the day you just used to rock up and pay on gate, the exception being when games were classified as 'all ticket"

All seater stadia and the premier league changed all that.

dim
24-04-2017, 08:55 PM
I remember that Liverpool game. Bright tap in. Anything seemed possible after that result. The high water mark.

It was a really cheeky back-flick finish wasn't it?

917L
24-04-2017, 09:07 PM
It was a really cheeky back-flick finish wasn't it?

Yes, played through his legs off his right heel

bestperch
24-04-2017, 09:44 PM
The following month we at home to Norwich. We then went 364 days unbeaten at home before losing to Norwich again.

Wasn't that run from Liverpool defeat in 89/90 ?

stevek
24-04-2017, 09:50 PM
The current run just beats the end of season under Pulis (five wins, two draws and one defeat) against a similar standard opposition.

WashDCEagle
24-04-2017, 09:52 PM
I don't have enough longevity as a Palace supporter to say with a lot of confidence that this is the club's best run - but goodness, look at it. A lot of us, me included, felt like relegation was a 50-50 bet in January, and some fans felt it was more dire than that. We knocked out Chelsea, Arsenal, and Liverpool at a time when they desperately needed points. In the face of relegation, our lads did the job against them. Without those wins, and they had to be wins, that 50-50 proposition would be putting it kindly. Absolutely massive 2 months or so for the club.

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
24-04-2017, 09:54 PM
The current run just beats the end of season under Pulis (five wins, two draws and one defeat) against a similar standard opposition.

Chelsea was the only big boy we beat in that run wasn't it?

davech
24-04-2017, 09:55 PM
It was a really cheeky back-flick finish wasn't it?

Indeed. And even those of limited lip-reading ability could note Grobbelaar's appreciation of Brighty's skills on the telly highlights :supergrin:

dim
24-04-2017, 10:04 PM
Brighty was some player for us.... one of my favourites ever. From the first game when he signed for us he was just so much better than what I had been watching for so long.

King William
25-04-2017, 12:17 AM
The following month we at home to Norwich. We then went 364 days unbeaten at home before losing to Norwich again.

We didn't go January to January without losing at home home.....
Lost at home to Man City 1-3 in march or April for starters (Niall Quinn perfect hat trick )

Chris B
25-04-2017, 12:32 AM
Surprised no-one has mentioned the start of 1979/80 season when after 8 games (4 wins and 4 draws) we were top of the league with 12 points (would be 16 points in today's currency). Remember the 8th game home v Ipswich when Jim Cannon netted a spectacular fourth goal to clinch a 4-1 win.

This led to us rather prematurely being labelled "the team of the eighties". We had a great set of kids: Sanson, Gilbert, Nicholas, Hilaire, Walsh, Fenwick in a team that won the FA youth cup in 1977 and 1978. Really thought we were on the verge of something special.

5 years after the promotion (and title) clincher v Burnley watched by almost 52,000, we were playing in front of crowds of 6000 with Langley, Aylott, Chris Jones and David Price. Enjoy the good times while we can!

Eddie McGoldrick's tash
25-04-2017, 01:00 PM
Surprised no-one has mentioned the start of 1979/80 season when after 8 games (4 wins and 4 draws) we were top of the league with 12 points (would be 16 points in today's currency). Remember the 8th game home v Ipswich when Jim Cannon netted a spectacular fourth goal to clinch a 4-1 win.

This led to us rather prematurely being labelled "the team of the eighties". We had a great set of kids: Sanson, Gilbert, Nicholas, Hilaire, Walsh, Fenwick in a team that won the FA youth cup in 1977 and 1978. Really thought we were on the verge of something special.

5 years after the promotion (and title) clincher v Burnley watched by almost 52,000, we were playing in front of crowds of 6000 with Langley, Aylott, Chris Jones and David Price. Enjoy the good times while we can!

Too long ago for me to know about

Grim Reaper
25-04-2017, 01:10 PM
Wasn't that run from Liverpool defeat in 89/90 ?

Correct

We went 20 Jan 1990 to 19 Jan 1991 without losing a home league game.

Lost 2 home games in the whole of 1990-91 season.

Favourite stats from that year - we were in 3rd place from December onwards yet somehow had a minus goal difference with two games to play!

Played the Big 5 (Liv, Eve, Tot, Ars, MU) and didn't concede a single home game against them collectively! 1-0; 0-0; 1-0; 0-0; 3-0.

KP'S Nuts
25-04-2017, 01:22 PM
I turned up to the Luton town away game that year without a ticket the policeman just opened a side door and let me in for free.

Del Fenner
25-04-2017, 01:22 PM
Surprised no-one has mentioned the start of 1979/80 season when after 8 games (4 wins and 4 draws) we were top of the league with 12 points (would be 16 points in today's currency). Remember the 8th game home v Ipswich when Jim Cannon netted a spectacular fourth goal to clinch a 4-1 win.

This led to us rather prematurely being labelled "the team of the eighties". We had a great set of kids: Sanson, Gilbert, Nicholas, Hilaire, Walsh, Fenwick in a team that won the FA youth cup in 1977 and 1978. Really thought we were on the verge of something special.

5 years after the promotion (and title) clincher v Burnley watched by almost 52,000, we were playing in front of crowds of 6000 with Langley, Aylott, Chris Jones and David Price. Enjoy the good times while we can!

Here was the sequence of matches:

Date..........Team.................H/A...Score.Opponent final pos
18.08.1979 Manchester City...A......0-0....17
21.08.1979 Southampton.......H......0-0....8
25.08.1979 Middlesbrough.....A......1-1....9
01.09.1979 Derby County......H......4-0....21
08.09.1979 Wolverhampton...A......1-1.....6
15.09.1979 Aston Villa..........H......2-0....7
22.09.1979 Stoke City..........A......2-1....18
29.09.1979 Ipswich Town......H.....4-1....3

Whilst a strong run, the current one shades it in terms of quality of opposition and results.