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Old 23-09-2021, 01:14 PM
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According to the minutes from CPFC’s earliest Board meetings from Edmund Goodman himself, our long time club secretary and team manager, Palace had actually looked into moving to the same area of North West London some 10 years earlier!

It seems that Goodman definitely did a feasibility study of a ground in the area but concluded it would be too near to the other existing West London clubs, especially QPR to be practical - this was before Palace had left Crystal Palace Park in 1915, which of course we were forced into doing because the Admiralty had commandeered the Palace building and grounds to use as a Royal Navy training facility during World War One.

Selhurst Park, when originally bought at around the time of the report in the first post, also had a potential capacity of over 100,000 as it was all the land between Park Road and Clifton Road that had been sold to CPFC by the previous land owners, the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway - (who also had owned land at all of Palace’s previous grounds too, Crystal Palace, Herne Hill and Selhurst.
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