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pdeagle84 06-12-2021 04:20 PM

HF Appreciation...
 
I know the HF divide opinions. There have been some bad experiences from the move across lower holmesdale and other isolated incidents that people are very quick to talk online about...I hope this thread could encourage a bit of positivity around the group - and wanted to start with a recent experience I had.

I dont see a huge amount of good press for the group. Btw I would not count myself as a HF so this isnt too biased a post I hope anyway. My son and I had season tickets in the area both in Block B and Block E. I have seen the best and the worst of palace fans over the years trust me, not just in with these lads...

I used to have a few quid. And every christmas I gave up my season tickets for free for someone that needed them - as well as paying for a kit for a young fan too each year. Now the tables have somewhat turned...These last couple years have ruined us financially. Proper country n western song sh*t, lost the house, business, cars and nearly my marriage too with all the stress....After asking my eldest boy what he wants for christmas he just said "All i want dad is to go watch palace again like we used to..." :sob::sob::sob:

(Needless to say my 12yo son and I cannot get to watch palace at all anymore as its definitely a "luxury"...)

So I reached out to the HF group on Facebook, knowing the "Twenty is plenty" campaign is adhered to among the group - this was my only way of justifying taking my boy back to selhurst again. As the club would want membership fees, tickets plus food then travel and IMAGINE I wanted to actually buy the kid a kit too?? Honestly all-in would have cost me min £150- £250 to take him to one match! WTF has happened to our club???

So the only way was to get a couple of tickets for £40 and drive up from woking! Not only did the offers for games come flying in, none of them wanted any money and all offered such kind words of support too.

Karma is a funny thing isnt it?

eagle mart 06-12-2021 04:27 PM

Great positive Karma. And no doubt, with your entrepreneurial experience you will rise again, I hope this wont be the end of the story.

PalaceForever 06-12-2021 04:53 PM

That's nice to hear that, well done to them. I hope you and your lad enjoy the game.

Archiebald Leitch 06-12-2021 05:04 PM

Nice. Hope you are soon back every week!

wrightchipvcfc 06-12-2021 05:13 PM

Hope your luck and situation gets better mate
Well done hf

les aigles 06-12-2021 05:17 PM

Good to read :p

AddoWolz 06-12-2021 05:33 PM

The HF have been nothing short of great for our club, they are a massive part of the match day experience .

stamford triumph 06-12-2021 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AddoWolz (Post 16136896)
The HF have been nothing short of great for our club, they are a massive part of the match day experience .

What he said

stumpy feelers 06-12-2021 05:48 PM

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burgess hill 84 06-12-2021 06:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pdeagle84 (Post 16136809)
I know the HF divide opinions. There have been some bad experiences from the move across lower holmesdale and other isolated incidents that people are very quick to talk online about...I hope this thread could encourage a bit of positivity around the group - and wanted to start with a recent experience I had.

I dont see a huge amount of good press for the group. Btw I would not count myself as a HF so this isnt too biased a post I hope anyway. My son and I had season tickets in the area both in Block B and Block E. I have seen the best and the worst of palace fans over the years trust me, not just in with these lads...

I used to have a few quid. And every christmas I gave up my season tickets for free for someone that needed them - as well as paying for a kit for a young fan too each year. Now the tables have somewhat turned...These last couple years have ruined us financially. Proper country n western song sh*t, lost the house, business, cars and nearly my marriage too with all the stress....After asking my eldest boy what he wants for christmas he just said "All i want dad is to go watch palace again like we used to..." :sob::sob::sob:

(Needless to say my 12yo son and I cannot get to watch palace at all anymore as its definitely a "luxury"...)

So I reached out to the HF group on Facebook, knowing the "Twenty is plenty" campaign is adhered to among the group - this was my only way of justifying taking my boy back to selhurst again. As the club would want membership fees, tickets plus food then travel and IMAGINE I wanted to actually buy the kid a kit too?? Honestly all-in would have cost me min £150- £250 to take him to one match! WTF has happened to our club???

So the only way was to get a couple of tickets for £40 and drive up from woking! Not only did the offers for games come flying in, none of them wanted any money and all offered such kind words of support too.

Karma is a funny thing isnt it?

What a wonderful heart warming story, I'm welling up here.

sw16girl 06-12-2021 06:18 PM

That is great to hear and shows that we are all Palace fans when all is said and done.

CPFC Since 68 06-12-2021 06:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AddoWolz (Post 16136896)
The HF have been nothing short of great for our club, they are a massive part of the match day experience .

This

Maidstoned Eagle 06-12-2021 06:30 PM

Nice story. Good luck.with the future.

Nth Kent Eagle 06-12-2021 06:30 PM

There have been occasions when I have been out of the country and not been able to use the season ticket (I don't have one at the moment) and as I live a fair way from the ground there isn't always a local taker even for free. I would have loved to have handed my ticket for a game to those Palace fans in need for the odd match. I don't think there is a mechanism is there?

NorthernEagle80 06-12-2021 07:45 PM

Nice to hear a good news story amongst all the negativity lately. I'm an E400 so have mixed feelings about the HF especially given recent events but glad given how much the media focus on them that they still embody what I view as core Palace values.

bonzo 06-12-2021 07:51 PM

Great read! Hope you find your feet soon also!

burgess hill 84 06-12-2021 08:06 PM

I wonder if they turn up at Millwall?

NorthernEagle80 06-12-2021 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by burgess hill 84 (Post 16137153)
I wonder if they turn up at Millwall?

I hope they do but perhaps not for the reason you're suggesting. This is the element that can **** off out of our club.

radiomike 06-12-2021 08:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pdeagle84 (Post 16136809)
I know the HF divide opinions. There have been some bad experiences from the move across lower holmesdale and other isolated incidents that people are very quick to talk online about...I hope this thread could encourage a bit of positivity around the group - and wanted to start with a recent experience I had.

I dont see a huge amount of good press for the group. Btw I would not count myself as a HF so this isnt too biased a post I hope anyway. My son and I had season tickets in the area both in Block B and Block E. I have seen the best and the worst of palace fans over the years trust me, not just in with these lads...

I used to have a few quid. And every christmas I gave up my season tickets for free for someone that needed them - as well as paying for a kit for a young fan too each year. Now the tables have somewhat turned...These last couple years have ruined us financially. Proper country n western song sh*t, lost the house, business, cars and nearly my marriage too with all the stress....After asking my eldest boy what he wants for christmas he just said "All i want dad is to go watch palace again like we used to..." :sob::sob::sob:

(Needless to say my 12yo son and I cannot get to watch palace at all anymore as its definitely a "luxury"...)

So I reached out to the HF group on Facebook, knowing the "Twenty is plenty" campaign is adhered to among the group - this was my only way of justifying taking my boy back to selhurst again. As the club would want membership fees, tickets plus food then travel and IMAGINE I wanted to actually buy the kid a kit too?? Honestly all-in would have cost me min £150- £250 to take him to one match! WTF has happened to our club???

So the only way was to get a couple of tickets for £40 and drive up from woking! Not only did the offers for games come flying in, none of them wanted any money and all offered such kind words of support too.

Karma is a funny thing isnt it?




Hopefully someone a t the club will offer you something as well
Surely they will ... won’t they?????

Wolfnipplechips 06-12-2021 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by radiomike (Post 16137173)
Hopefully someone a t the club will offer you something as well
Surely they will ... won’t they?????

Backdated Parish points?


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