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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag 22 Feb 19 2.50pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

This might have been the game I attended with my Rotherham supporting relative who was living up that way in Brindsworth.It was in the mid 70s and we won,possibly 2-0 or 2-1, I cannot be certain after all these years.They beat us fairly comprehensively later that season.He is in his 70s and still goes to their home matches now and then.

Edited by Willo (22 Feb 2019 2.34pm)

We did win 2-0 David Kemp and Ian Evans scored, September 1975, I used to know the crowd exactly as well but the memories slipping a bit now, it was around 16,000 odd

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View jhillman's Profile jhillman Flag USA 22 Feb 19 3.26pm Send a Private Message to jhillman Add jhillman as a friend

Congrats on your 50th! I was at the Fulham game with my friends, on the grassy bank that is now under the Arthur. Seeing Mark Lazarus bang in the equaliser at the Holmesdale end was a great memory.

Unfortunately, I don't remember my first game as a 4-year-old in 1952/3. My parents took me, with my Dad lifting me over the turnstyle (a common practice in those days, apparently).

When I was a penniless 7 or 8 year old, we used to go to reserve games and watch the likes of Mike Deakin or watch snatches of first team games through holes in the corrugated fence on Park Road.

The good thing about having watched Palace from those often painful early days, is that now everything is gravy and what we have now was beyond my wildest dreams.

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 22 Feb 19 3.34pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by jhillman

Congrats on your 50th! I was at the Fulham game with my friends, on the grassy bank that is now under the Arthur. Seeing Mark Lazarus bang in the equaliser at the Holmesdale end was a great memory.

Unfortunately, I don't remember my first game as a 4-year-old in 1952/3. My parents took me, with my Dad lifting me over the turnstyle (a common practice in those days, apparently).

When I was a penniless 7 or 8 year old, we used to go to reserve games and watch the likes of Mike Deakin or watch snatches of first team games through holes in the corrugated fence on Park Road.

The good thing about having watched Palace from those often painful early days, is that now everything is gravy and what we have now was beyond my wildest dreams.

I recall seeing our reserves playing in the 'Football Combination' at Selhurst Park on Saturdays when the first team was playing away.Had to rely on Transistor Radios for the scores !

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag 22 Feb 19 4.10pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

I recall seeing our reserves playing in the 'Football Combination' at Selhurst Park on Saturdays when the first team was playing away.Had to rely on Transistor Radios for the scores !

I went to a few as well when I lived local, proper league back then, the reserves played as many league games as the 1st team.

 

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My first match was the team of the 80s in 80/81. So a mere Fairweather fan of only 38 years. I wonder if our current run in the top flight will attract as many future fans?

 


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View Spitfire's Profile Spitfire Flag Biggin Hill 22 Feb 19 4.35pm Send a Private Message to Spitfire Add Spitfire as a friend

1973 Home v Ipswich 1-1. Don Rogers Penalty.

Stood at the front of the main stand (it was standing at the front). I remember all the kids at the front leaning over and banging the advertising hoardings when something exciting happened.

I still today, some 45 years later get the same feeling in my stomach at most matches when I enter the ground and get my first sight of the green pitch.

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View aussieeagle's Profile aussieeagle Flag Currambine 22 Feb 19 5.22pm Send a Private Message to aussieeagle Add aussieeagle as a friend

1970 versus Blackpool, we won 1-0 Gerry Queen scoring for us. My next door neighbor took me with all of his mates I was 9 they were probably 18. We stood behind the goal in the Holmsdale. I remember the lads going to the bar and coming back with a crate of light ale for the duration. I had to fight my way down to the front so that I could see and remember banging on the advertising boards. Great memory. The only thing I miss now about England is not going to football on a Saturday Arvo, its not quite the same watching on Optus Sport.

 

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View kuge's Profile kuge Flag Peckham 23 Feb 19 12.26am Send a Private Message to kuge Add kuge as a friend

I still have a few years to go before my 50th anniversary, however, I have been a supporter for over 40 years. My first game was on Saturday 21st February 1976. We played Wrexham at home, a 1-1 draw. It was the first live professional football game that I had ever seen. I think that I was instantly hooked. At that time Palace were in League Division Three.

I went with my friend, who had been before, and his dad. I remember that seeking glory he switch to supporting Chelsea soon after… but I stuck it out. We were keen to go that day because Palace were like this year having some FA cup success, (they reached the semi final). We could not get tickets to the cup game so we went to a league game. I am not sure but I think we stood on what was then the open Holmesdale terrace.

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I can't remember the actual year or match. About 1963 when I was about 8.
My friends dad took us. Parked up near Bensham Lane at his grandmothers and walked all the way to the stadium.

We always stood behind the away goal and changed ends at half-time like the players.

Good memories.

 

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Originally posted by kuge

I still have a few years to go before my 50th anniversary, however, I have been a supporter for over 40 years. My first game was on Saturday 21st February 1976. We played Wrexham at home, a 1-1 draw. It was the first live professional football game that I had ever seen. I think that I was instantly hooked. At that time Palace were in League Division Three.

I went with my friend, who had been before, and his dad. I remember that seeking glory he switch to supporting Chelsea soon after… but I stuck it out. We were keen to go that day because Palace were like this year having some FA cup success, (they reached the semi final). We could not get tickets to the cup game so we went to a league game. I am not sure but I think we stood on what was then the open Holmesdale terrace.

Edited by kuge (23 Feb 2019 12.27am)

I went to the that semi-final at Stamford Bridge. I don't remember buying a ticket. I think I simply turned up.

 

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View Elpis's Profile Elpis Flag In a pub 23 Feb 19 9.06am Send a Private Message to Elpis Add Elpis as a friend

Originally posted by Aquilachrysaetos

My first match as a 10 year old was two weeks earlier - Palace v Portsmouth on 5th April 1969.

Same for me ,though I missed the promotion party as I was in the childrens hospital at Carshalton .
Was out though for the begining of the following season . The rest as they say is history , enjoy your beer .

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 23 Feb 19 9.44am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

My first match is enshrined in my signature block. 1972/3, and I've always been convinced that I put the kiss of death on the Palace for choosing them rather than my more local team (Charlton - I lived in Erith)!

A good observation by Teddy Eagle about never having seen football in colour until you went to your first live game. Very astute.

 


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