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Bipe 19-03-2021 06:09 AM

The game where Ben Watson got roundly booed as he stepped up to take a penalty for us was pretty unpleasant. Was it Leicester?

ozzieEagle 19-03-2021 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15709082)
Oddly enough we had three games against Sheff Wednesday the following season and lost the third game(naturally) 2-3 at Villa Park. Neutral venues for replays those were the days.

Was at that 3rd replay.... plenty of Palace fans there, which is surprising for a 3rd replay in the 3rd round, or was it 4th round. Were you there?

ozzieEagle 19-03-2021 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15709081)
Royle done Jacko in the 5th minute and should have gone. There's a picture of Jacko with the physio a couple of days later with his thigh completely black. Royle got booked later on for something trivial, but then he got clobbered by Yogi. He turned around and kicked Hughes. Hughes got booked and the ref Smiler Dawes was about to book Royle but realized he'd have to send him off if he did. He bottled it and that sparked the first pitch invasion. Hughes got sent off in the second half for a foul on David Johnson. Five bookings, a sending off and three pitch invasions. The match had everything.
That game still didn't feel as toxic as the Tooting and Mitcham match. Five or six Palace fans were stabbed that day.

Can't believe you can remember that much detail.... Well done!


Didn't you hit the piss before the game.

N Herts Eagle 19-03-2021 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 15709264)
Can't believe you can remember that much detail.... Well done!


Didn't you hit the piss before the game.

What is more scary is he remembered it some 50 years latter........

bubbs11 19-03-2021 08:56 AM

Yes, i concur with VHA re. both the Wimbledon 0-5 and Man City 3-1 win away being very toxic.

The one at Maine Road...there was only about 400 of us and what looked like 20 odd thousands screaming mad as hell Mancs scaling fences trying to get to us. The chant, 'There's gonna be a riot' was still ringing in my ears when I got off the train at Euston. The ref actually got injured coming off as some City fan hurled something hard and sharp at his head. The police inevitably kept us back and we were full of the joys after a most unexpected victory.

Never forget as we were about to leave the ground and be escorted to coaches and train station, the sergeant that day addressing us before they opened the gates: 'Now look lads...there's about 500 very angry Man City fans waiting outside for you here. If I was you i'd keep it shut.' We did. But there were a few smirks.

Always wondered in recent years whether one or both of the Gallagher brothers were among the crazed eyed Manc fans trying to get to us.

casinocolin 19-03-2021 11:00 AM

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Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 15709068)
I'd love to chat to an Everton supporter or Player that was at that game that day. Bet it's ingrained in their memories too.

Funny thing, when I started reading this thread I begun thinking there was a game in the 70's at Selhurst where Yogi was sent off and a fan running on the pitch trying to attack the ref, but for the life of me I could not remember who we played. So glad some of you have better memories than myself or I would have had to of spent the rest of my day researching this, thanks.

Neillo's Son 19-03-2021 11:12 AM

I remember 5,000 or so of us at Wimbledon Away in 2002 chanting Francis Out after we blew a 2-0 lead.

Surreal experience looking back, only 1,000 or so home fans there and although we were crap under TF, he made some very good signings which led to promotion not long after!

Louis 19-03-2021 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 15709072)
Leeds Chelsea Sunderland in 76 Tooting in 74 or 75 and of course Brighton replay..... Surviving the opposition fans was as interesting as the game

A moment of truth among the bravado "We gave as good as we got" type statements

GTR 19-03-2021 11:21 AM

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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

Missed the Birmingham game but certainly remember the Alan Smith one. My memory of the Cantona game isn't of a particularly toxic atmosphere; maybe because we were about as far from the Kung Fu kick as it was possible to be, I mostly remember enjoying a deserved draw and don't think I knew that anything remarkable had happened until I got home.

Maybe I just wasn't paying attention!

Vince Hilaire's Afro 19-03-2021 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by GTR (Post 15709407)
Missed the Birmingham game but certainly remember the Alan Smith one. My memory of the Cantona game isn't of a particularly toxic atmosphere; maybe because we were about as far from the Kung Fu kick as it was possible to be, I mostly remember enjoying a deserved draw and don't think I knew that anything remarkable had happened until I got home.

Maybe I just wasn't paying attention!

I remember a sense of disbelief at WTF just happened, and it all going mental for a short while.

The atmosphere turned nasty very quickly, but I remember thinking how lucky he was that the red mist didn't descend for him at Elland Road or Anfield, where there would surely have been a full scale riot

cpfc4evandeva 19-03-2021 11:39 AM

CPFC 1-1 Hull 2007

Taylor's last game. We were awful, so were Hull. With 10 minutes to go, we took the lead through a Dave Martin cross that Scowcroft headed home. For the remaining 10 minutes, we camped inside our own penalty area and then of course conceded a penalty with just a couple of minutes left. Whether it went in or not (which of course it did), it was clearly the end of Taylor. The atmosphere said it all.

Bonus was the half time entertainment - a dodgy Freddie Mercury tribute. He was hilariously bad.

bubbs11 19-03-2021 11:47 AM

Not sure if this could be classed as toxic as such, but Andy Gray’s return with Portsmouth was pretty hate filled. Fans were at him from start to finish. All ended with him giving away a last minute penalty after bundling Wright down, who duly got up and converted the penalty.


*edit* Villa not Pompey

Vince Hilaire's Afro 19-03-2021 11:56 AM

Villa?

Bipe 19-03-2021 12:12 PM

Vince Hilaire?

JackTheBiscuit 19-03-2021 12:22 PM

Sheffield Utd at home after the Wimbledon beating was even worse. I think it was Micky Droy’s debut. We conceded 3 but it could have been 10

Ant.Palace 19-03-2021 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by cpfc4evandeva (Post 15709420)
CPFC 1-1 Hull 2007

Taylor's last game. We were awful, so were Hull. With 10 minutes to go, we took the lead through a Dave Martin cross that Scowcroft headed home. For the remaining 10 minutes, we camped inside our own penalty area and then of course conceded a penalty with just a couple of minutes left. Whether it went in or not (which of course it did), it was clearly the end of Taylor. The atmosphere said it all.

Bonus was the half time entertainment - a dodgy Freddie Mercury tribute. He was hilariously bad.

Funny how I remember bad Freddie but not the game itself

Ant.Palace 19-03-2021 12:34 PM

Bristol City in the play-offs was very toxic

big bad John 19-03-2021 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 15709258)
Was at that 3rd replay.... plenty of Palace fans there, which is surprising for a 3rd replay in the 3rd round, or was it 4th round. Were you there?

As always seems to be the normal, Palace fans getting soaked in the open away end. We brought supposedly 3,000 but there was about 14,000 Sheffield.

PeterH 19-03-2021 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15709415)
I remember a sense of disbelief at WTF just happened, and it all going mental for a short while.

The atmosphere turned nasty very quickly, but I remember thinking how lucky he was that the red mist didn't descend for him at Elland Road or Anfield, where there would surely have been a full scale riot

I think it sums up the nature of the man. At a good number of grounds he simply would never have done it. Even at Selhurst he launched himself at the softest part of the stand.

Imagine if he had done that in the middle of the HF.

The Planet 19-03-2021 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15709018)
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

Swindon play off away game? That was my first ever Palace game but I don't remember anything toxic about it (other than Hopkins' OG)


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