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Quote Eaglesnut at 07 Sep 2010 4.35pm

I still have one with all my Palace memorabillia. Painted claret & blue - I put fur round the handle to make it more comfortable. Always took it to the games & always wore a rosette, scarf & bobble hat.


Wow forgot about them ,,I used to have loads,they used to sell them at every ground.

 

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View conrada20's Profile conrada20 Flag Eastbourne 24 Sep 10 8.55am Send a Private Message to conrada20 Add conrada20 as a friend

My son has one. Took it to the Palace (was 8 at the time), some numb nut steward tried to confiscate it. Everyone around gave him (the steward) so much grief he had to go back to his milk crate, rattleless.
I can kind of see the logic on a standing terrace, but all-seaters…ffs.

Bring back the rattle!


Quote Eaglesnut at 07 Sep 2010 11.44pm

I'm sure they wouldn't be allowed. I got clumped a few times standing in a packed Holmesdale.


 


Too many years at the Palace to be surprised anymore.....

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 17 Mar 11 5.51pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

The rattle was originally used by air raid warden's in the second world war. I guess someone then, post-war, had the idea of taking them to a football match to make a noise and a trend was started.

I think they must have died out by the end of the 60s/early 70s. I was the proud owner of two in my time, and yes, a whack round the head with one being twirled in earnest was painful.

 

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