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Grim Reaper 29-10-2021 08:19 AM

As for the Chelsea, my main memory is of Andy Gray being brilliant.

It was also the day I bought the 'Brazil' away shirt. I wore it to a party that night and woudn't shut up about how Andy Gray HAD to be in the England team for the UEFA92 qualifier away to Poland.

Long forgotten now but Gray, Bright and Thomas were all doing their best to pick up the slack after Wright's departure.

I think this was the first game of the season in which we didn't score.

stevek 29-10-2021 08:25 AM

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It's phenomenal to think how little love this season gets. Even now entering Halloween Palace were up amongst the leaders with a game in hand.

When you think of how the 'Pardew 5th at Christmas' team still gets favourable comments on Twitter etc, this team was similar....although the tail off after Christmas wouldn't be quite as dramatic!

One of my mates and I have always described it as "the boring season"; and in a way it has always worried me about a having a sustained period of Premier League stability - that it would actually become boring (and I think that was a lot of the reason behind the discontent in the last two seasons under Roy).

bubbs11 29-10-2021 09:27 PM

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One of my mates and I have always described it as "the boring season"; and in a way it has always worried me about a having a sustained period of Premier League stability - that it would actually become boring (and I think that was a lot of the reason behind the discontent in the last two seasons under Roy).

Thankfully and rightly so, yesterday’s unveiling of the incredible Academy premises, may mean Roy’s years of steady attritional survival, could be looked upon in years to come, a lot more favourably.

bubbs11 02-11-2021 11:24 AM

Rumbelows Cup 3rd rd

BIRMINGHAM 1. Sturridge
PALACE 1. Gray


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bubbs11 02-11-2021 11:26 AM

30 years ago today…

LIVERPOOL 1. Hysen
PALACE 2. Gabbiadini. Thomas


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Sam Spade 02-11-2021 03:07 PM

Had a ticket, couldn’t go. The kids (9 and 4 at the time) had contracted some horrible vomiting virus, which they then gave to me. I had been recovering for a couple of days and woke up on the day thinking I would probably be ok to go, only to then hear Mrs Spade chucking up in the bathroom.
I spent the day looking after the kids and tending to the bed ridden Mrs. Spade. Annoyingly it was also the Rugby World Cup final so tv was fixated with that, and, during which, without my knowing, my two little scamps had managed to tie a bag of toys around my leg. When news of our second goal went in I leapt up only to tread on the toy bag and career into the fire place, giving myself a nosebleed.
Kids in hysterics. What a win though.
Several visits to Anfield later, (including discharging myself from hospital for the 0-5 league cup semi final 2nd leg defeat) and still not seen us win.

Olympian2 02-11-2021 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 16084387)
Rumbelows Cup 3rd rd

BIRMINGHAM 1. Sturridge
PALACE 1. Gray

I remember this game. I went with my then-girlfriend (she didn’t come to football much). It was pissing with rain & it was my 1st time driving on the ‘new’ M40. Felt like we’d got out of jail with that late equaliser. I seem to recall that we left it late in the replay, too - did Geoff score in the replay? - or maybe it even went to a 2nd replay, I can’t remember.

bubbs11 02-11-2021 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 16084614)
I remember this game. I went with my then-girlfriend (she didn’t come to football much). It was pissing with rain & it was my 1st time driving on the ‘new’ M40. Felt like we’d got out of jail with that late equaliser. I seem to recall that we left it late in the replay, too - did Geoff score in the replay? - or maybe it even went to a 2nd replay, I can’t remember.

Yes, Thomas equalised in the first replay, then in the 2nd replay at Selhurst we won 2-1

AddoWolz 02-11-2021 03:37 PM

I went to both the Birmingham game and the Liverpool game , about 10 mates from work all had tickets for the Liverpool game and I had left it too late to get 1 and Palace had sold out their allocation but I decided to jump in the van and go with them without a ticket and just see what happened, got to Liverpool and went in the big pub on the corner and asked the landlord if he new anybody with a spare ticket, he pointed me in the direction of 2 old boys sitting in the corner , went over and had a chat and they said 1 of their lads couldn’t make the game so I could use his spare season ticket , so I gave them £7 pounds and went and sat in the Liverpool end with the 2 old fellows telling me all their stories of their trips following Liverpool around Europe ( we were to the left hand side of the Palace fans) anyway I sat on my hands as the goals went in whilst watching the palace fans go mental and I was doing the same inside ( I had been at the 9-0 ) anyway despite not being able to celebrate properly I had a good time with the scossers taking me back to the pub and buying me drinks after the game , we all put £3 in each to re derv the works van on the way back so I had a great day out for little more than a tenner , happy days .

bubbs11 02-11-2021 03:39 PM

I was just reminiscing with my brother on the phone about the Liverpool game. We drove up very early with a couple of our closest mates. We’re all Beatle nuts too, so combined the game with a tour of tourist haunts of Beatle places.

Was a great and very satisfying win, especially after getting cheated out of Europe by them the season before. Remember after the game we had the local radio on and the Liverpool fans were piling in on Souness.

bubbs11 02-11-2021 03:39 PM

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Olympian2 02-11-2021 04:31 PM

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30 years ago today…

LIVERPOOL 1. Hysen
PALACE 2. Gabbiadini. Thomas


Right, I'm going big on this one.

There were four of us in my turquoise blue Hillman Avenger (reg GUL 861N) on the M6, heading north for Liverpool, doing about 75-80 in the inside lane, probably about 11:30am.

Suddenly, one of the tyres blows & we are all over the shop. We're launched across the hard shoulder & up a bank, we hit a few small trees for good measure & we spin a couple of times. We finally come to a halt back down on the hard shoulder & to my dying day I will remember the sight of the detached petrol cap overtaking the now stationary car. I distinctly recall just the smell of burning rubber & an eerie silence - for 1 or 2 seconds I honestly thought I had died & this was the afterlife.

Turns out I wasn't dead, which was a result.

The car was an absolute wreck. The police turned up within seconds, having been alerted by a lorry driver. They said we were incredibly lucky to be alive because a) we were on the inside lane & went left b) Only the fact that there were 4 of us in the car stopped the car from flipping & c) If it'd happened literally 5 seconds later, we would have gone down a ditch rather than up a bank.

One of my back-seat passengers had whiplash - I guess he was wearing a seatbeat but it only became mandatory that year - & went off to hospital with one of the others to keep him company. Me & my other mate had to wait to get towed off the M6 to a garage/breaker's yard in Leek & then we got recovered - via the hospital to pick up the other two - back to London.

We listened to the results on the long, cold journey home in the recovery van. Bloody Palace had only won 2-1 - didn't know whether to laugh or cry. Got home & my old man, who was a mechanic, scolded me for braking & not 'just gently steering out' of the blow-out.

We went out to a pub in Blackheath that evening to count our blessings. Ridiculously, my old man had the car back on the road about 3 or 4 days later. I still have my unused matchday ticket in my scrapbook.

We went on the train the following year - we were 3-0 down within 20 minutes & it ended up 5-0. I've not been back to Anfield since.

bubbs11 02-11-2021 07:01 PM

Bloody hell what a story Olympian. :eek:

EnglandEagle 02-11-2021 07:12 PM

This was my first trip to anfield. Took a coach up, but it got back to Selhurst after the last train and had to use the pay phone at Selhurst station to phone and beg my old man to drive over and pick me up.

Still remember the front cover of Eagle Eye that was yellow and pale blue, had the players as Brazilian's like Martynio and Brighto and Pardew was Dunga. It read "First there was 9-0, then there was Stevie Copple's Red n' Blue Army. We're coming back and this time we're bringing the first team"

Olympian2 02-11-2021 07:36 PM

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Bloody hell what a story Olympian. :eek:

Ha! Thanks for reading it! What I failed to impress was how bleak/depressing/scary a breaker’s yard in Leek can be. It really was a godforsaken place in the arsehole of England.

Oh, and I also remember it being the day of the Rugby World Cup final - we managed to check the score as we were picking my mate up from hospital :p

David Giles 02-11-2021 08:41 PM

Much as I struggle to look back fondly on that season the win at Anfield is still one of my favourite memories. Remember walking back to the coaches through Stanley Park after the game singing Marco Gabbiadini’s name. I also bought a ‘Marco’ badge with his face on it and wore it to the next few games. What was I thinking??

ElwissAtMemphis 03-11-2021 12:20 AM

The day of the win at Anfield (2nd November 1991) was the day of the Rugby World Cup Final. It was only the 2nd World Cup tournament with England playing Australia at Twickenham. It was a pretty dull game of attrition as I recall. I remember watching it on TV while getting radio updates from Anfield (wasn't the technology quaint in those days).

I think we had to suffer the last 20 minutes or so from Anfield after the rugby had finished which felt like abject agony at the time. We withstood some pretty intense pressure at the end. It would have been our first ever win at Anfield; it felt like a massive achievement at the time. Far more significant than any bloody rugby game anyway.

Sakhalin Rich 03-11-2021 01:28 AM

Does anyone else remember the trip to Anfield being designated as a 'silly hat' day? I wore a pill hat - the type of hat that a mother of a bride would wear complete with veil. I looked ridiculous and I certainly would not wear it now! I'm going to blame the early 90s which was approx the era of those crazes such as bringing inflatables to a game. Anyway, was a great result and day out.

EnglandEagle 03-11-2021 09:28 AM

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Does anyone else remember the trip to Anfield being designated as a 'silly hat' day? I wore a pill hat - the type of hat that a mother of a bride would wear complete with veil. I looked ridiculous and I certainly would not wear it now! I'm going to blame the early 90s which was approx the era of those crazes such as bringing inflatables to a game. Anyway, was a great result and day out.

No it was Sombrero's. Because we had the Brazil kit and of course mexico and brazil are close enough.

Grim Reaper 03-11-2021 08:30 PM

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during which, without my knowing, my two little scamps had managed to tie a bag of toys around my leg. When news of our second goal went in I leapt up only to tread on the toy bag and career into the fire place, giving myself a nosebleed.
Kids in hysterics. .

One of the funniest things I've ever read on this site :supergrin::supergrin::supergrin::p


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