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Originally posted by louis01

My favorite has to be Birmingham away back in 2012. Not because of the football though, we lost 3-1. It was because of the Palace fans. In fact some one even wrote a blog on the events that day and remains still the funniest thing I've seen at the footy:

Girlfriend from Matalan

Will Fahey’s wonder strike be the one thing I remember from this game? Will it f***! This game will long live in my memory as possessing the funniest thing I have ever seen in a football stadium.

As the Palace fans ignored what was going on on the field and decided to abuse the Birmingham fans away to our right with endless gibes, a song broke out, directed at a bloke wearing a tracksuit. “Tracksuit from Matalan” had us all giggling.

Moments later a man in chino’s started to pipe up in the home end and the inevitable “Chino’s from Matalan” followed. He continued to be a bit vocal, as did his girlfriend sat next to him. Then followed a moment of genius, and I will send a t shirt to the person who can prove that they started this chant. “Girlfriend from Matalan” was the cry from the Palace fans and the Birmingham fans girlfriend lost the plot!

She jumped out of her seat, jumped over the seats in front of her and charged towards the Crystal Palace fans. Stewards and Police were scrambling to stop her and it took three of them to restrain her as she seemed intent on killing each and every one of us. Her boyfriend sat awkwardly for a moment for realising that he should probably go and help her out, as the Palace fans celebrated her response like we would a goal. Then, just as he exits... “They’re off to Matalan” sealed the deal.

Nick was literally crying with laughter, my face started to hurt because I was laughing so hard. This theme was constant through the 1000 travelling support. It was glorious. I have never seen anything like it and will probably never see it again... If I was him, I would dump her. Total embarrassment.
Supermarket themed songs dictated the next ten minutes with, “Asda’s too rich for you” “We all shop at Waitrose” “Marks and f***ing Spencer’s” and “You all shop at Oxfam.”

No response from the Birmingham fans saw us start singing amongst ourselves with “Left side versus Right side”. It finishes with “Lest side, give us a song”, the response? “Right side shop at Matalan.” A round of applause from the HF before returning “Liddell’s too rich for you.”

It’s probably one of those ‘you had to be there’ scenarios, but never in my life have I ever considered a 3-1 loss to be one of my best away games of the season. What a brilliant day out.
To top it all off, a Palace fan fell down the stairs, through a fence and on to the pitch. He hurt himself in the process, which is not the funny part (I hope he is ok). The funny part was as he tried to stand up and pretend that nothing happened, he turns to the Palace fans, holds his hands up in the air and is wearing our Wilfried Zaha t-shirt. Great promotion haha

I was there too and remember it well. I'd forgot about the Palace fan, who injured himself pretty badly I think. He definitely had a few.

 

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View Mr_Gristle's Profile Mr_Gristle Flag In the land of Whelk Eaters 16 Nov 17 3.23pm Send a Private Message to Mr_Gristle Add Mr_Gristle as a friend

An obscure one for me was beating Rotherham 3-1 away on a Sunday not long before Christmas during the Francis era.

Dele Adebola and Tommy Black looked unstoppable for one game only.

Mike Pollitt in goal for them played a blinder in front of us in the first half and was being serenaded by us with chants of "Pollitt for England!"

 


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View monkey's Profile monkey 17 Nov 17 7.18am Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Another random one, but I really enjoyed Dover in the cup, its only half hour away for me and it was great playing someone different!!

 

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View brides's Profile brides Flag Arnside . South lakes 17 Nov 17 9.57am Send a Private Message to brides Add brides as a friend

Has to be Freedman scoring in the last seconds and Kember keeping us up.

Remember listening to Radio to ensure the victory was enough.

Liverpool very close

 

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View TrickyBoy's Profile TrickyBoy Flag Vietnam 17 Nov 17 10.52am Send a Private Message to TrickyBoy Add TrickyBoy as a friend

Fantastic thread and great reading. Brings back the memories.

But in 6 pages of recollections only 1 brief mention of the amazing 0-2 Play off Semi turn over of Brighton at their place. Zaha (rare header?) + Zaha cracker.

Im surprised that isn't in the top 3

The 79/80 Orient game was also pretty special - at least the journey home was on the tube. Palace everywhere.

 

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