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Vince Hilaire's Afro 18-03-2021 10:23 PM

Toxic Selhurst Games
 
Gradi thread brought up the occasion of our humiliating 5-0 reverse at home to a resurgent Wimbledon, early on during the Coppell era. (Did he offer to resign after the game?)

One of the most toxic atmospheres I've ever witnessed at Palace. What others also stick in the mind? Off the top of my head I can think of the following

Cantona game
Birmingham fancy dress day
Alan Smith empty season tickets on the pitch bonanza
Probably plenty during the Goldberg era but I can't think of one in particular

Away game memories are permitted (Brighton Boxing Day debacle, Swindon playoff away game, trying to get out of Maine Road after Mark Bright assaulted half their team on the way to a jammy away win, QPR Allen v sign, Villa Park semi replay) and even games where the toxicity had nothing to do with us (anti Fergie demo at Old Trafford).

Fire away

Gregz41 18-03-2021 10:35 PM

Sunderland 4-0 at home, the fan that confronted Delaney and also the end of Joe Ledley as a Palace player.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 18-03-2021 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregz41 (Post 15709024)
Sunderland 4-0 at home, the fan that confronted Delaney and also the end of Joe Ledley as a Palace player.

Yes I guess that would be at the level of the Holloway Fulham game

JJ 18-03-2021 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15709018)
Gradi thread brought up the occasion of our humiliating 5-0 reverse at home to a resurgent Wimbledon, early on during the Coppell era. (Did he offer to resign after the game?)

One of the most toxic atmospheres I've ever witnessed at Palace. What others also stick in the mind? Off the top of my head I can think of the following

I remember being so pissed off about everything at that game that for the first and only time since I started going to Palace games I decided I couldn't be bothered to go to the games for the rest of that season, even though there were still a couple of months of the season left.

Losing 0-3 to Carl Leaburn a few years later was nearly as bad.

You mention the Birmingham fancy dress game, but the atmosphere that day among the Palace fans was great, as we still had a chance to get automatic promotion, although Millwall buggered that up for us. Obviously after Ian Wright had scored the first half hattrick (and I seem to recall the result may have relegated Birmingham?) it all kicked off.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 18-03-2021 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by JJ (Post 15709028)
I remember being so pissed off about everything at that game that for the first and only time since I started going to Palace games I decided I couldn't be bothered to go to the games for the rest of that season, even though there were still a couple of months of the season left.

Losing 0-3 to Carl Leaburn a few years later was nearly as bad.

You mention the Birmingham fancy dress game, but the atmosphere that day among the Palace fans was great, as we still had a chance to get automatic promotion, although Millwall buggered that up for us. Obviously after Ian Wright had scored the first half hattrick (and I seem to recall the result may have relegated Birmingham?) it all kicked off.

It wasn't so great when police horses were galloping across the pitch and kids were crying, people holding rags to bleeding faces....!

JJ 18-03-2021 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15709018)
games where the toxicity had nothing to do with us (anti Fergie demo at Old Trafford).

A wonderful day out for all of us lucky enough to be there! Two goals from Mark Bright, Andy Thorn making his debut, a recently signed Nigel Martyn in goal, and just a few short weeks after 0-9 at Anfield. I distinctly remember Palace fans starting to chant of "Fergie out!" that the Wankers joined in with. :)

JJ 18-03-2021 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15709029)
It wasn't so great when police horses were galloping across the pitch and kids were crying, people holding rags to bleeding faces....!

Yes I know - I was talking about the atmosphere before all that crap kicked off. Sorry, should have been clearer.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 18-03-2021 10:45 PM

Starting a *manager* out song for the opposing team was always a guilty pleasure

Vince Hilaire's Afro 18-03-2021 10:46 PM

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Originally Posted by JJ (Post 15709031)
Yes I know - I was talking about the atmosphere before all that crap kicked off. Sorry, should have been clearer.

Was that the game where we received the wrong score line and thought we were going up, or was that a Man City game?

SussexRed&Blue 18-03-2021 10:47 PM

Wolves last home game of the season which we lost 0-2 in the Championship.

Season Tickets thrown on the pitch in disgust and Alan Smith sacked afterwards.

This was before Steve Kember did the great escape in the last 2 games at Portsmouth and Stockport!

Nigel_Scarfer 18-03-2021 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15709033)
Was that the game where we received the wrong score line and thought we were going up, or was that a Man City game?

Was Man City the year before. Dont think we thought we were going up, just that we'd got into the Play Offs. Didn't Millwall also **** it up for us that day by losing their last game of the season when already promoted?

Good Shipp 18-03-2021 11:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregz41 (Post 15709024)
Sunderland 4-0 at home, the fan that confronted Delaney and also the end of Joe Ledley as a Palace player.

I was convinced we were relegated after that game I seem to recall. Iím sure Iím not alone

EddieEdwards 18-03-2021 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by JJ (Post 15709028)
You mention the Birmingham fancy dress game, but the atmosphere that day among the Palace fans was great, as we still had a chance to get automatic promotion, although Millwall buggered that up for us. Obviously after Ian Wright had scored the first half hattrick (and I seem to recall the result may have relegated Birmingham?) it all kicked off.

Millwall didn't actually bugger anything up for us on that particular occasion. Actually they weren't even in the division as they'd been promoted the previous season. We needed Bradford to beat Man City on that day but that ended 1-1 which meant that we couldn't catch Man City.

stinky 18-03-2021 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Gregz41 (Post 15709024)
Sunderland 4-0 at home, the fan that confronted Delaney and also the end of Joe Ledley as a Palace player.

Best day. Left at half time (I never do it, I hasten to add, before the NOT A REAL FAN lot pile into me) and went back to the Pawsons. Fantastic afternoon ensued.

BERT'S HEAD 18-03-2021 11:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Good Shipp (Post 15709044)
I was convinced we were relegated after that game I seem to recall. Iím sure Iím not alone

I remember thinking that the gloating Mackems would regret their gloating and - unusually - I was correct.

SA Eagle 18-03-2021 11:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15709018)
Gradi thread brought up the occasion of our humiliating 5-0 reverse at home to a resurgent Wimbledon, early on during the Coppell era. (Did he offer to resign after the game?)

One of the most toxic atmospheres I've ever witnessed at Palace. What others also stick in the mind? Off the top of my head I can think of the following

Cantona game
Birmingham fancy dress day
Alan Smith empty season tickets on the pitch bonanza
Probably plenty during the Goldberg era but I can't think of one in particular

Away game memories are permitted (Brighton Boxing Day debacle, Swindon playoff away game, trying to get out of Maine Road after Mark Bright assaulted half their team on the way to a jammy away win, QPR Allen v sign, Villa Park semi replay) and even games where the toxicity had nothing to do with us (anti Fergie demo at Old Trafford).

Fire away

Wtaf?

Vince Hilaire's Afro 18-03-2021 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by SA Eagle (Post 15709050)
Wtaf?

Slight exaggeration ;)

But Brighty was certainly mixing it up in that game

Louis 18-03-2021 11:40 PM

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Originally Posted by SussexRed&Blue (Post 15709034)
Wolves last home game of the season which we lost 0-2 in the Championship.

Season Tickets thrown on the pitch in disgust and Alan Smith sacked afterwards.

This was before Steve Kember did the great escape in the last 2 games at Portsmouth and Stockport!

Was that the one where "Stand up if you want Smith out" was as its' loudest? Yes, I certainly remember that one. Toxic against the manager, but actually unifying among fans, because the vast majority had had enough of him. As it was the last home game of the season, throwing season tickets away actually meant nothing, but the sight of large numbers of fans standing and singing the same thing did.

Louis 18-03-2021 11:43 PM

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Originally Posted by EddieEdwards (Post 15709046)
Millwall didn't actually bugger anything up for us on that particular occasion. Actually they weren't even in the division as they'd been promoted the previous season. We needed Bradford to beat Man City on that day but that ended 1-1 which meant that we couldn't catch Man City.

I seem to remember it was Man City playing at Millwall. Could be wrong.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 18-03-2021 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by EddieEdwards (Post 15709046)
Millwall didn't actually bugger anything up for us on that particular occasion. Actually they weren't even in the division as they'd been promoted the previous season. We needed Bradford to beat Man City on that day but that ended 1-1 which meant that we couldn't catch Man City.

I know that we had some outside chance of something or other at the Brum game which is why we came racing out of the traps, but the Man City link I remember for some reason because it was a rare televised match with Brian Moore doing the commentary


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