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Originally posted by bexleydave

Those involved in the formation of this club did not attempt to claim any link to the former club of the same name, and that was just 29 years after the other club became defunct, when the history would have been a lot clearer.
Edited by bexleydave (20 Dec 2018 7.45am)

The professional club did recognise its earlier links with the amateur club and didn't suggest they were a separate club.

In its first handbook in 1906, recalling its past amateur history, the professional club said 'The Crystal Palace Football Team have supplied three internationals, but it occurred in the years 1873 and 1876. In the former year A Morton was included in the international between England and Scotland, and in 1876 A.H. Savage and C.E. Smith represented the old country against Scotland.'

The handbook just refers to the Crystal Palace Football Team, i.e. the amateur and professional sides were both the 'Crystal Palace Football Team', the only difference being that one was amateur and one was professional.


Edited by Phil O'Sophical (20 Dec 2018 7.35pm)

 


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