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art malice 11-09-2020 02:41 PM

Out of all the defenders of that era, Wright struggled against Des Walker the most

wrightchipvcfc 11-09-2020 02:52 PM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 15395758)
Out of all the defenders of that era, Wright struggled against Des Walker the most

Remember we played forest as a championship team against a good forest team in Simon cup or what ever it was that season and on the way up we were wondering how wright would do against walker who was probaly one of the best cb in league at time.after a while couldn't see palace scoring then wright seem to out pace walker goes down in box were all jumping around thinking it's a penalty but wright kicks ball in the net while sitting on floor for a goal .think a lot of fans didn't realise we had scored and ball was in the net we had a good following at city ground that night .

N Herts Eagle 11-09-2020 03:44 PM

As has been said it was the game we needed to win to go top. The anticpation in the build up started from the moment we beat Norwich.
The result therefore was a disappointing end to the day. What that though hid how well it was wehad come back. Looking back the game that told us we were not going to win the league but one we would be easily comfortable something that was unthinkable a year before.

bubbs11 14-09-2020 08:41 AM

PALACE 2
Shaw. Thomas

N FOREST 2
Pearce 2

Att: 20,545

Palace: Martyn. Humphrey. Shaw. Hedman. Young. Thorn. Salako. Thomas. Thompson. Wright. Barber. Subs. Hodges (for Barber). Bright (for Hedman)



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King William 14-09-2020 08:49 AM

Wasn’t Thomas’ goal the looping header?

bubbs11 14-09-2020 08:55 AM

Obviously disappointment as this was the moment to see Palace sitting at the top of the top for only the second time in our history. After an early lead through Shaw’s goal from an amazing run by Wright, we felt we were on our way. History beckoned. But then it went flat and two Stuart Pearce goals later and we were staring at defeat. One through the legs of Big Nige. In the end the late equaliser from Thomas was a relief.

Thomas’s goal was one of the strangest ones I’ve seen at Selhurst. A looped header from outside the box. It was really one of those moments that was almost in slow motion the time it took to reach the goal.

Looking back I guess Gray’s suspension hit us hard. His replacement, the infamous Rudi Hedman, was never going to match what Andy brought to our midfield and that may well have been the difference between a draw and seeing us sit proudly on top of the table.

Jim Cannon 14-09-2020 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by King William (Post 15401228)
Wasn’t Thomas’ goal the looping header?

Yes

bubbs11 14-09-2020 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by King William (Post 15401228)
Wasn’t Thomas’ goal the looping header?

Yes. Talk about it in my post just after yours.

bubbs11 14-09-2020 09:01 AM


Bipe 14-09-2020 04:54 PM

Thanks to Bubbs for updating us with the stats / photos / match reports, interesting as always to reflect back on these. I'm pleased that for once my recollection that we scored very early and very late was correct. Less accurate it seems from the match report is my memory that the late Geoff Thomas looping header had sneaked us a scarcely deserved point, I thought Forest had played well that day and perhaps given us a bit of a reality check.

Worth noting that at the time Forest, whilst perhaps not quite the force they were in the early 80s, remained one of the top teams in the country with a regular habit of winning trophies. They had won the league cup in each of the previous two seasons and their squad boasted a number of household names and seasoned top flight players including Pearce, Des Walker, Nigel Clough etc. A young Roy Keane had joined them over the summer of 1990 from some Irish team (Cobh Ramblers or something). I have no recollection of him from this game but I think he was a regular for them that season so he may well have played.

Anyhow the draw meant that we remained unbeaten after five league games.

Bipe 14-09-2020 05:00 PM

And on to the top 10 new entries for week ending 15 September...there were only two this time:

The Space Jungle by Adamski - he had enjoyed a massive hit with 'Killer' earlier in the year, which had also been used extensively within the BBC's Italia 90 coverage so it was firmly ensconced in the national psyche. This one less so, would not be able to hum it for you if I was asked I'm afraid.

Vision Of Love by Mariah Carey - ah, the divine Mimi (one of my guilty pleasures to this day) with her debut hit and what a great showcase for her voice it was. I remember seeing her do a live performance of this on some late night TV chat show and it was phenomenal. It peaked at number nine.

art malice 14-09-2020 06:56 PM

Thomas extremely bullish about Spurs there. Wonder if that got pinned on their dressing room wall?

wrightchipvcfc 14-09-2020 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 15401229)
Obviously disappointment as this was the moment to see Palace sitting at the top of the top for only the second time in our history. After an early lead through Shaw’s goal from an amazing run by Wright, we felt we were on our way. History beckoned. But then it went flat and two Stuart Pearce goals later and we were staring at defeat. One through the legs of Big Nige. In the end the late equaliser from Thomas was a relief.

Thomas’s goal was one of the strangest ones I’ve seen at Selhurst. A looped header from outside the box. It was really one of those moments that was almost in slow motion the time it took to reach the goal.

Looking back I guess Gray’s suspension hit us hard. His replacement, the infamous Rudi Hedman, was never going to match what Andy brought to our midfield and that may well have been the difference between a draw and seeing us sit proudly on top of the table.

Hedman played full back I think

Bipe 14-09-2020 07:37 PM

It's an interesting one isn't it...Coppell never deviated from 4-4-2 as far as I can remember but there are five defenders in that starting line up. Shaw must have played in midfield, hence him being so far forward to finish off the first goal from Wright's run.

bubbs11 14-09-2020 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by wrightchipvcfc (Post 15402027)
Hedman played full back I think

Think you're right, with Shaw in midfield, hence why he was so far forward to score the goal. Think you can see Shaw in the middle too for Pearce's first.

Grim Reaper 17-09-2020 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 15395758)
Out of all the defenders of that era, Wright struggled against Des Walker the most

With a special mention for Paul McGrath, who had him in his pocket both times we played Villa (0-2 and 0-0) that season.

Grim Reaper 17-09-2020 10:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Bipe (Post 15401806)
And on to the top 10 new entries for week ending 15 September...there were only two this time:

The Space Jungle by Adamski - he had enjoyed a massive hit with 'Killer' earlier in the year, which had also been used extensively within the BBC's Italia 90 coverage so it was firmly ensconced in the national psyche. This one less so, would not be able to hum it for you if I was asked I'm afraid.

Vision Of Love by Mariah Carey - ah, the divine Mimi (one of my guilty pleasures to this day) with her debut hit and what a great showcase for her voice it was. I remember seeing her do a live performance of this on some late night TV chat show and it was phenomenal. It peaked at number nine.

Not normally my type of music but Mariah had me hooked with that voice and she was pretty cute as well. All good!

Bipe 20-09-2020 11:15 AM

On to the next game then which was on 22 September, a 1-1 draw away to Spurs. This was a rumbustious London derby, great fun in the packed away end when Geoff Thomas hit home our equaliser. The melee surged us halfway down the terrace.

The nation was in the full grip of Gazzamania at the time following his exploits in the world cup, was this the game when he caught Martyn out with a quick free kick while we were still arranging our wall?

Again this game was a marker as to how far we'd come, going toe to toe with one of the big boys at their place and emerging with a well deserved point. Of course we'd won there the season before courtesy of Alan Pardew so it was becoming a happy hunting ground for us.

Six games in, three wins and three draws.

N Herts Eagle 20-09-2020 12:25 PM

A great draw the Gazza free kick caught us out but Geoff scored for a well deserved point. We were looking good and belief was coming to the team and fans that we were not the same struggling side from the season before.
Easy game to get too easy to park as well near the ground. Seeing as my brother had just brought a place close to White Hart Lane. No long trek from Seven Sisters needed. At the time was working with a few Spurs fans so well happy not to get beaten. It was the spirit in the team the fighting quality matched with skill and a goal scorer still to show his best form. Everything was looking good.

JJ 20-09-2020 12:44 PM

We had a good run of results at White Hart Lane in the league in the 90s. I was at this game, certainly remember Gazza's free kick. Was it this game that they had Chas & Dave as the pre-match entertainment?


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