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Granada allover 30-04-2009 07:09 PM

Did Brian Moore ever get a call on that phone?

ElwissAtMemphis 30-04-2009 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by jookbeard
just caught up with it, forget that Stoke were in the running as well, I presume Brighton lost their final game against Newcastle, and we won our last 2.

No. Brian Horton just hadn't noticed that we had a game in hand.

Brighton, Stoke and Sunderland's final matches were all away from home which they all won. We were also away at Orient on the final weekend and of course we won too. If any of them had lost, or Sunderland had even drawn, then our win at Orient would have been enough to guarantee promotion that afternoon.

For the record, Brighton won 3-1 at Newcastle. Sunderland won 2-1 at Wrexham (with a late winner that denied us securing promotion at Brisbane Road) and Stoke won 1-0 at Notts County.

If West Ham hadn't lost at already relegated Blackburn on the final weekend of the season, then they'd still have been in contention. In fact if they'd won that afternoon, they could have gone up instead of Stoke by winning their 2 games in hand at Cardiff and Millwall. As it turned out, they drew at Cardiff and lost at Millwall so it didn't matter although I'm sure the police were relieved that the final fixture at The Den turned out to be meaningless.

Baffled Bob 2 30-04-2009 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Dorking .Eagle
That was excellent. Terrace surges, bog roll throwing, a slow rendition of "Super Palace from Selhurst", Brian Moore, John Burridge's strong north-east accent, and the smoke bomb at the Goldstone was also well funny.

Quality television.

Better than that, I think I'm in with a pretty good chance of winning tickets to the European Cup Final.

Brady's goal was the best.

Chobham Eagle 30-04-2009 08:46 PM

Brilliant stuff! I so enjoyed that - particularly as I wasn't at the game itself as I was away at university.

Such a shame that Vegetables turned out the way he did.

Dorking .Eagle 30-04-2009 09:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Baffled Bob 2
Better than that, I think I'm in with a pretty good chance of winning tickets to the European Cup Final.

Brady's goal was the best.

LOL - the trip to Munich was courtesy of David Dryer travel - no doubt the majority of Forest's fans did the trip by inter-rail

Ian Hart 30-04-2009 09:40 PM

One thing that wasn't as good in those days was the pitch. It's easy to forget how bare it always became by that stage of the season.

Dorking .Eagle 30-04-2009 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Ian Hart
One thing that wasn't as good in those days was the pitch. It's easy to forget how bare it always became by that stage of the season.

Not suprised if that game was anything to go by with fans on the pitch!

lewisham eagle 30-04-2009 10:29 PM

http://www.itv.com/ITVPlayer/Video/d...5&Filter=40760

Lord Flange 01-05-2009 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Dorking .Eagle
Not suprised if that game was anything to go by with fans on the pitch!

Talking off fans on the pitch, I've always wondered how we managed to get away without having to erect the really high perimeter fencing that seemed to be at almost every other ground.

The whole Goldstone ground was caged in horrifically around this time, when in comparison we had knee hight garden fences.

Likewise, I remeber that Arsenal and even West ham never had fencing yet Spurs, Charlton, and even Orient all did!

In later years at Palace we had low, railing like fences but thankfully nothing to high or obstructive.

Anyone know the reasoning behind to fence or not to fence?

jookbeard 01-05-2009 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Lord Flange
Talking off fans on the pitch, I've always wondered how we managed to get away without having to erect the really high perimeter fencing that seemed to be at almost every other ground.

The whole Goldstone ground was caged in horrifically around this time, when in comparison we had knee hight garden fences.

Likewise, I remeber that Arsenal and even West ham never had fencing yet Spurs, Charlton, and even Orient all did!

In later years at Palace we had low, railing like fences but thankfully nothing to high or obstructive.

Anyone know the reasoning behind to fence or not to fence?

good question, we'd never had any real problems with pitch invasion or missile throwing, so the board possibly felt it wasn't really needed,and maybe cost as well

eaglejez 01-05-2009 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by lewisham eagle


I notice that LWT spelt Crystal Palace wrong on the team line up !

Lord Flange 01-05-2009 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by jookbeard
good question, we'd never had any real problems with pitch invasion or missile throwing, so the board possibly felt it wasn't really needed,and maybe cost as well

Nor would I have thought had Charlton or Orient but they didnt manage to escape the cages

I think the decision must have been made for a lot of clubs by pressure from local authorities and police etc

alan cola 02-05-2009 12:55 AM

;) so i peddled home got of my bike sorted out a dvd to record the thursday pm show settled down and watched the game with great pleasure and slightly watery eyes at times then out to put the bike away only to find some bar**ard had made off with it !
didn't all the eagles chants seem very slowly sung that day
also can we petition itv that they are breaking the trade description act if they dont show the proper Big Match version next week ;)

Chocky 02-05-2009 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by alan cola
;) so i peddled home got of my bike sorted out a dvd to record the thursday pm show settled down and watched the game with great pleasure and slightly watery eyes at times then out to put the bike away only to find some bar**ard had made off with it !
didn't all the eagles chants seem very slowly sung that day
also can we petition itv that they are breaking the trade description act if they dont show the proper Big Match version next week ;)

Ah sod ITV, James has put it all on the other thread. :p

Sorry about the bike!

alan cola 02-05-2009 01:56 PM

thanks Chocky is that also in memory lane?

art malice 03-05-2009 01:39 AM

Horrible mixture of emotions watching the post-match interview with Venables. He was making all the right noises, an experienced media operator even then (specially compared to the Sunderland manager, and Brian 'i've just had a stroke' Horton) but then he cracks that satanic grin and it sends fvcking shivers down the spine.

Great seeing one of the Notts County defenders sporting a classic combover as well. That all went down the plughole with Sky. They have blood, and hair, all over their hands.

ElwissAtMemphis 03-05-2009 12:54 PM

Connoisseurs of the classic 70's footballer comb-over should check out Ralph Coates playing for Orient on the other thread. Surely the finest example ever; as he ran down the wing, there was about a foot of straggly hair trailing behind him in his wake. It must have reached down to his shoulders at least when he was stationary.

Poor old Alan Whittle's barnet looks almost as unfortunate in that match. A sort of bouffant mullet that started on the top of his head due to his severely receding hairline.

art malice 03-05-2009 11:42 PM

Not quite a combover but Southampton's David Armstrong had one of the savagest spams ever and there was one game where it was pissing with rain and he went for a diving header and the imprint of the ball stayed on his head for the rest of the game.

cad 04-05-2009 12:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Lord Flange
Talking off fans on the pitch, I've always wondered how we managed to get away without having to erect the really high perimeter fencing that seemed to be at almost every other ground.

The whole Goldstone ground was caged in horrifically around this time, when in comparison we had knee hight garden fences.

Likewise, I remeber that Arsenal and even West ham never had fencing yet Spurs, Charlton, and even Orient all did!

In later years at Palace we had low, railing like fences but thankfully nothing to high or obstructive.

Anyone know the reasoning behind to fence or not to fence?

I'm not sure it wasn't more to do with the local authority, who were responsible for issuing the safety certificate.

Amazingly, the new Wembley still has them, the owners having reinstalled those strange horizontal fences as previously used before the rebuild.

Bobby Dandruff 04-05-2009 08:58 AM

Ive got an old tape i recorded of that season big match Palace v Notts County and Orient v Palace plus our goal at Bristol Rovers and winner at home to Charlton plus i recorded via a timer our Burnley goals on the end of News at Ten and also Terry Venables interviewed by Ian St John the following day at Wembley reshowing the goals its become a treasured tape.


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