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Red Card - User has been banned jelholyoake Flag 27 Jul 11 8.33pm

It was a strange time, the 1980's. It seemed the further up North you went, the greater the risk of getting seriously hurt, stabbed or worse. Most London games were just a mass of fists and boots (although I did see a fair few weapons) and most of the time the worst you got was a broken nose or lose tooth. I also think that the North/South divide regarding London having more wealth than some of the smaller pigeon eating, whippet racing towns in middle England separated us even more. Having 8,000 Gooners going up to Leeds on a Saturday afternoon waving wads of notes ala Loadsamoney, Harry Enfield endeared us less, so on the odd occasion that we turned up somewhere in Yerkshire on a dank Tuesday night in the Simod Cup, it ensured that extra toughened miners turned up to welcome the flash cockney b4stards!! During most 'punch ups', only 1 punch was usually thrown before you legged it (to run like fcuk) or re-group. Most of my proper kickings came during these mid-week games as there were probably only 50-100 of us and some would never/couldn't (Joyce the voice)/were incapable of having a tear up, leaving just a handful to try and represent something of a firm. In reality, the sensible thing was to run because if you didn't you would've had to have had a chin like Eubank and a punch like Tyson to have had a chance. I had neither.
I do remember the Scoucers lacing apples/oranges/tennis bballs with razors/nails. Small bags/mini balloons of pi55 and sh1t were a mare too.

The 1980's were great times. The 'specials' trains that went EVRYWHERE from Norwood Junction, the Specials booming out on the big '+++ box' jammed above our heads in the luggage rack, the Lois cords/Farahs strides, Gabicci/Sergio Tachinni tops, Puma King/Adidas Sambas or Gazelles and the whole place smelling of a cross between Kuros and Paco Rabanne.

Ooh, im feeling all nostalgic now. Gonna search me Sky digital to find some Young Ones or Blackadder.


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When i see him, it's gonna be painful. Skinny little cont.

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View kevpofcpfc's Profile kevpofcpfc Flag 30 Jul 11 6.25pm Send a Private Message to kevpofcpfc Add kevpofcpfc as a friend

Remember one trip down to the Goldstone ground (year eludes me, must have been 80's) The details leading up to the event are kind of a blur, but we ended up in the back of the Brighton terrace. After being "sussed" with a rather depleted Palace contingent, it was all back to the wall stuff until the police managed to section us off from the weed. It was looking pretty ominous at one point.

 

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It was an afternoon game on a Wednesday as the original game was off on the Sat. Went then to Plough lane for Dons V Bath, but that was off too, so back to London to the pictures.. saw some dodgy Swedish film!!!

 

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View Leiceagle's Profile Leiceagle Flag Great Glen Leicestershire 11 Aug 11 4.05pm Send a Private Message to Leiceagle Add Leiceagle as a friend

Liverpool away FA Cup 3rd round Jan 1977. Because we had the gall to go there and get a 0-0 draw their wonderful fans from the Kop decided to beat up as many Palace fans as they could outside the ground. My Dad wrote to the then Liverpool Chairman, John Smith, to complain and we received a reply along the lines of "that sort of thing does not happen at Anfield". Oh yes it did matey and subsequent events a few years later spoke for themselves.
On the same day that we were at Anfield Everton were at home to Stoke. Yes, true! Both teams at home at the same time. It would never happen now. And it was thanks to Everton fans that, after a walk that seemed like miles, we managed to get back ti Lime Street in one piece.
Unfortunately Palace lost the replay 3-2 but Doris Hinshelwood scored a screamer as I remember.
My other bad experience was being chased after a 2-1 Friday night win at Southend back to Prittlewell station. Luckily I was much younger and quicker back then!

 

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Quote bobby444 at 26 Jul 2011 8.38pm

middlesbro away 1980 tuesday night about 50 of us got there late away end full of boro my mate teddy edwards got headbutted we was all bein bashed police sorted it after game 2 cops escort about 200 boro charged us cops said fcuk this and run off a geezer named wizz wanted to av it with em but we run i saw one of the twins get chucked over a10 foot wall somehow got back to the station the boys were comin back black nblue no shoes socks never forget it we laugh now but iv never been more frightened no stabbings nobody died how times change a anyone else remember this one


He is still around,goes to most away games,sits in Lower Hol.

 

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remember some dodgy days would have been early 80s arsenal away we lost 3 2 derby oldham luton and a fa cup replay at burnley were all lively days and one of our first visits to new den before walkway to station

 

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Quote aquickgame2 at 12 Aug 2011 10.19am

Quote bobby444 at 26 Jul 2011 8.38pm

middlesbro away 1980 tuesday night about 50 of us got there late away end full of boro my mate teddy edwards got headbutted we was all bein bashed police sorted it after game 2 cops escort about 200 boro charged us cops said fcuk this and run off a geezer named wizz wanted to av it with em but we run i saw one of the twins get chucked over a10 foot wall somehow got back to the station the boys were comin back black nblue no shoes socks never forget it we laugh now but iv never been more frightened no stabbings nobody died how times change a anyone else remember this one


He is still around,goes to most away games,sits in Lower Hol.


I know Wizz form years back, last time I saw him we had a pint up at London bridge when we last played the Clowns and he said If people of our age group dont know me then there not real Palace fans, he's got a point.
He's in the we all follow the Palace book,

Proper lad from back in the day.

 


TaxiMark
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:49 PM
I don't mind palace to be fair. Much better club than tinpot Charlton and Brighton

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Quote Leiceagle at 11 Aug 2011 4.05pm

Liverpool away FA Cup 3rd round Jan 1977. Because we had the gall to go there and get a 0-0 draw their wonderful fans from the Kop decided to beat up as many Palace fans as they could outside the ground. My Dad wrote to the then Liverpool Chairman, John Smith, to complain and we received a reply along the lines of "that sort of thing does not happen at Anfield". Oh yes it did matey and subsequent events a few years later spoke for themselves.
On the same day that we were at Anfield Everton were at home to Stoke. Yes, true! Both teams at home at the same time. It would never happen now. And it was thanks to Everton fans that, after a walk that seemed like miles, we managed to get back ti Lime Street in one piece.
Unfortunately Palace lost the replay 3-2 but Doris Hinshelwood scored a screamer as I remember.
My other bad experience was being chased after a 2-1 Friday night win at Southend back to Prittlewell station. Luckily I was much younger and quicker back then!


i went to this one as well with my step-dad,future brother in-law and a few of his mates. I was only 15 at the time. seem to remember we had a couple of special trains that day,5 or 6,ooo palace fans.got chased around the shopping centre and got bashed by a few of the liverpool locals,luckily my step-dad and his pals were capable of looking after themselves but still two of 'em ended up with a black eye and bloodied noses. game woz great with us all in the paddock side. on way out being escorted back to lime street with bricks n bottles coming at us then half way up the road the police disappeared then we got attacked by everton fans! great sing song on train back to london tho'.

 


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Just been thinking back, started going to watch Palace in 73'74 when I was 16,lived in Norwood bentons lane estate,most of my mates lived around salters hill area.

I remember some great away days,down to Brighton the night before the game,absolute carnage all night then into the Goldstone as soon as it opened in the home end,none of the brighton would come in after the first few that came in got ejected quite vigorousley. In the end the police moved us all out to the next bit to let them in.I think that was the start of the old rivalry again,hadn't played them for 10 or so years before then.

Happy days.


 

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orient away was my first scare 75 i think , i was about 8 , on a coach of just normal supporters ( men / women ) when it was bricked , wolves in 80 same coach again , i was about 12 , got just near the ground and there was f*cking hundreds of them , they see us and started running towards us and in the distance coming out the underpass you could hear some chanting , which got louder and louder , then you could hear " the palace , clap clap clap , the palace " which stopped them in their tracks , and the train lot came out of the underpass , about 500 strong , see what was happening and charged them , but they didn't hang around , forest 80 , they were lobbing darts and money , came back with more than we went with , 80 against man city ( clive allen one ) was abit hectic , cup match against millwall 84ish , in the arthur , we scored , everyone jumping up and down , they score , only me and my mate lee wasn't jumping around , our faces must of been a picture , fark , leicester at home 84ish , kicked off during and after , got trod on by an old bill horse , foot still hurts when i think about that one , liverpool / everton during the 80's with their stanleys , swansea at cardiff ( cup replay ) fella got stabbed , but i remember it more personally for wearing chelsea dealers and sliding down the stairs and being caught by a big welsh bloke as i was about to go over the edge , that was scary i tell ya haha , knew some of the boys but for some strange reason can't remember names , strange that

 


psst , your my favourite , don't tell anyone , @mightypalace

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View Jimbo's Profile Jimbo Flag Shirley , Croydon 25 Oct 11 6.51pm Send a Private Message to Jimbo Add Jimbo as a friend

going to away games early 80,s used to tag along with the wilton these blokes knew how to have a fight and drink , went to west brom out numbered but still had it and man city and everton same , pompey thought they were so hard but always run , good days

 

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Leeds away 76 in our FA cup run. Courtesy buses from ground to station were stoned almost to destruction while the driver sat nonchalantly poodling along in a wire mesh cage. Every window was smashed while we all lay flat on the floor of the bus to avoid the onslaught. Anyone there that day will remember the surrounding area near Elland Rd was under re-development and was just a huge demolition site that provided all the Leeds fans with all the ammo they wanted. Great day though and terrific journey home on the train- even though that got stoned as well from the bridge above the platform while we waited to leave.
The away match at Cardiff when we got relegated to old div 3 runs it close though- spat on all night and coaches smashed when leaving ground.

 

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