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Ruskin Old Boy 27-12-2017 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Polak (Post 14013572)
Just spotted "We delve into the Match of the Day archives to revisit highlights of the 1980/81 First Division clash between Crystal Palace and Everton at Selhurst Park." On BT Sport 2 on 29 Dec 2017 at 3:00pm.
I remember that we lost this 3-2 and one of our goals was the subject of What Happened Next on Question of Sport where the shot hit one post and then rolled along the line before hitting the other post, coming back into play and I think it may have been Vince stabbing it home.
Dreadful, dreadful season. Dwindling crowds, the Whitehorse reduced to a few steps and the Holmesdale was reduced in capacity and split into 3. I remember going to each game first assuming and then hoping that that would be that game that we turned it around. Completely gave up hope by the time we signed Bason, Langley and Price. Bizarrely we won the next game home to Birmingham City 3-1 in front of less than 10,000. Less than a year before we were drawing 0-0 again the champions-elect Liverpool in front of over 40,000. What a turnaround.

You've captured the awfulness of that season very well.

They were depressing times :(

cantspell 29-12-2017 06:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Polak (Post 14013572)
Just spotted "We delve into the Match of the Day archives to revisit highlights of the 1980/81 First Division clash between Crystal Palace and Everton at Selhurst Park." On BT Sport 2 on 29 Dec 2017 at 3:00pm.
I remember that we lost this 3-2 and one of our goals was the subject of What Happened Next on Question of Sport where the shot hit one post and then rolled along the line before hitting the other post, coming back into play and I think it may have been Vince stabbing it home.
Dreadful, dreadful season. Dwindling crowds, the Whitehorse reduced to a few steps and the Holmesdale was reduced in capacity and split into 3. I remember going to each game first assuming and then hoping that that would be that game that we turned it around. Completely gave up hope by the time we signed Bason, Langley and Price. Bizarrely we won the next game home to Birmingham City 3-1 in front of less than 10,000. Less than a year before we were drawing 0-0 again the champions-elect Liverpool in front of over 40,000. What a turnaround.


Very well written - couldnít believe what had happened to the ground when I went there that season. Absolutely destroyed a beautiful end and the Holmesdale with feences - players you named were awful.

When people moan about our recent seasons you only need to look back to those times to feel so much better

Big Gav 29-12-2017 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by cantspell (Post 14018685)
Very well written - couldnít believe what had happened to the ground when I went there that season. Absolutely destroyed a beautiful end and the Holmesdale with feences - players you named were awful.

When people moan about our recent seasons you only need to look back to those times to feel so much better

Ive been trying to forget that season :frown:

Coastal Palace 29-12-2017 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by cantspell (Post 14018685)
Very well written - couldn’t believe what had happened to the ground when I went there that season. Absolutely destroyed a beautiful end and the Holmesdale with feences - players you named were awful.

When people moan about our recent seasons you only need to look back to those times to feel so much better

Yeah it was the worst of times.
I was still at school down South Norwood Hill then and took too much abuse.
I'm sure the joke going around was about the difference between us and a triangle - a triangle's got 3 points - in the days when a win meant 2 points!

Our position compared to those days feels like Champions League stuff!

Ian Hart 29-12-2017 11:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Polak (Post 14013572)
Completely gave up hope by the time we signed Bason, Langley and Price. Bizarrely we won the next game home to Birmingham City 3-1 in front of less than 10,000.


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Originally Posted by Coastal Palace (Post 14018703)
Yeah it was the worst of times.

They might have seemed like the "worst of times" at the time, but in fact they were about to get a whole lot worse over the next few years.

We were indeed bitterly disappointed by Bason, Langley and Price, but they were soon to be replaced by the silky skills of McCulloch, Edwards and Stebbing, to say nothing of the defensive prowess of Lacy, who had a turning circle roughly equivalent to that of the QE2.

Plus, we were actually to hanker after those days when we could get anywhere near 10,000 through the gate. Attendances of around half this figure became the norm.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 13-01-2018 09:32 AM


Don Rogers wins goal of the season 1973

Purepalace 13-01-2018 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 14050159)

Don Rogers wins goal of the season 1973

Fantastic!

Vince Hilaire's Afro 13-01-2018 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Purepalace (Post 14051201)
Fantastic!

Some of the other goals you see practically every week these days!

Ian Hart 14-01-2018 12:52 AM

It's easy to forget - until you see footage like that- how awful the condition of the Selhurst Park pitch often was

laths 14-01-2018 01:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Ian Hart (Post 14052813)
It's easy to forget - until you see footage like that- how awful the condition of the Selhurst Park pitch often was

Thatís why we had Len Chatterton and the Flatterer . :D

Paulinmorden 14-01-2018 02:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Polak (Post 14013572)
Just spotted "We delve into the Match of the Day archives to revisit highlights of the 1980/81 First Division clash between Crystal Palace and Everton at Selhurst Park." On BT Sport 2 on 29 Dec 2017 at 3:00pm.
I remember that we lost this 3-2 and one of our goals was the subject of What Happened Next on Question of Sport where the shot hit one post and then rolled along the line before hitting the other post, coming back into play and I think it may have been Vince stabbing it home.
Dreadful, dreadful season. Dwindling crowds, the Whitehorse reduced to a few steps and the Holmesdale was reduced in capacity and split into 3. I remember going to each game first assuming and then hoping that that would be that game that we turned it around. Completely gave up hope by the time we signed Bason, Langley and Price. Bizarrely we won the next game home to Birmingham City 3-1 in front of less than 10,000. Less than a year before we were drawing 0-0 again the champions-elect Liverpool in front of over 40,000. What a turnaround.

Trouble is that season was the start of 4 years when I had the time and money to go to nearly all the games home and away. Think I only missed about 6 or 7 but has there been a 4 year period when we scored less goals or accumulated less points?

Hedgehog 14-01-2018 03:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Ian Hart (Post 14052813)
It's easy to forget - until you see footage like that- how awful the condition of the Selhurst Park pitch often was

I'm not sure it was unique to Selhurst Park.

Timbo 14-01-2018 04:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Paulinmorden (Post 14052865)
Trouble is that season was the start of 4 years when I had the time and money to go to nearly all the games home and away. Think I only missed about 6 or 7 but has there been a 4 year period when we scored less goals or accumulated less points?

80 through 84 was also the period I went most to Palace. It is a dream in comparison these days

Hedgehog 14-01-2018 05:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 14050159)

Don Rogers wins goal of the season 1973

A shame/sad that about half the people in this clip have passed on now.

Ian Hart 15-01-2018 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 14052923)
A shame/sad that about half the people in this clip have passed on now.

Very good point.

Although, it's easy to forget that 45 years have passed since then

Polak 15-01-2018 08:17 AM

BT Sport 2 19 Jan 2018 7:00am

A look back at some classic editions of The Big Match. This episode, from 3rd October 1976, features Brighton v Crystal Palace, Leeds v Manchester United and Southampton v Fulham.

I think that this has been on recently.

Polak 15-01-2018 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Ian Hart (Post 14055020)
Although, it's easy to forget that 45 years have passed since then

Blimey. Cheers for reminding me. :sob:

I was a youngster in the Arthur that day, then called the New Stand. they used to have the camera in the first few rows of terrace on the half way line in those days as opposed to in front of advertising hoardings as in the camera that Wilf collided with on Saturday. I could watch the small black and white screen which the cameraman used as well as watching the match. It was a fantastic goal. I remember Don Rogers running at the goal like it was yesterday.

Dorking .Eagle 16-01-2018 07:02 PM

For some reason they are showing CP v Everton (1980/81) on BT Sport 2 tonight at 930pm

Polak 22-01-2018 07:58 AM

23 Jan 2018 at 3:00pm on BT Sport 1

"We revisit the gripping 1971 FA Cup third round tie between Crystal Palace and Chelsea at Selhurst Park. Some players opted for basketball trainers to survive the frozen pitch."

Polak 22-01-2018 08:03 AM

25 Jan 2018 at 2:45pm on BT Sport 1

If anyone's interested:

"We revisit the 1995 FA Cup semi-final replay between Man Utd and Crystal Palace. Tensions were running high following Eric Cantona's infamous kung-fu kick in January of that year."

A bit of an understatement there. Dreadful match with no-one from Palace really interested for obvious reasons.


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