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View pssguy's Profile pssguy Flag 24 Feb 19 9.48pm Send a Private Message to pssguy Add pssguy as a friend

Originally posted by Curlyeagle 2

My first game was 17th April 1971 a 3-5 home defeat to Manchester United. United had the likes of Stepney, Sadler, Best, Charlton and Law in their side. If I remember correctly I believe Alan Birchanel put us 1-0 up. I noticed yesterday that Birch still works for Leicester City in some capacity.

I think that was Ross Jenkin's first league game. Went on to have great career with Watford alongside Luther Blisset

 

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View palace chick's Profile palace chick Flag South Croydon 24 Feb 19 9.49pm Send a Private Message to palace chick Add palace chick as a friend

Originally posted by A1969Eagle

My first ever Crystal Palace football match, I was just 11 and went with lad who was 12 to celebrate my birthday on 23rd!!!!x!! This is my 50th season.... who else was at that match??
We play Arsenal away on 20th April, would be great for Special day at the "Library" of football lol


Saturday 19th April 1969

Crystal Palace 3-2 Fulham

League Division Two – Att: 36,126

Manager: Bert Head

The Glaziers were promoted to the top flight for the very first time in a dramatic match at Selhurst Park. A point would be enough to secure Palace promotion over local rivals Charlton, but the visitors raced into a 0-2 lead through goals from Brian Dear and Frank Large.

Palace came storming back, and goals from Steve Kember and Mark Lazarus levelled proceedings before Cliff Jackson sealed the win and promotion. Just like in 1961 (above), ultimately the result didn’t matter as Charlton lost 1-0 at home to Preston.

Rather fittingly, this turned out to be Johnny Byrne’s last ever game in English football. The Palace legend lined up for Fulham on the day and would move to Durban City in the summer – no doubt delighted that his boyhood team had found their way to the top flight.

Before the match, the Palace Dolly Girls lined up in front of the Main Stand to receive orchids from the players.

That was also my first season supporting Palace. Started in July 68 with a friendly home to Chelsea which was a 1.1 draw followed by Huddersfield at home early August which we won 2.1 As for the Fulham match I remember it well and it’s the only time I ever ran onto the pitch when Cliff Jackson scored. I wasn’t the only fan as hundreds ran on to celebrate - think it was the winner? I
got told off by a policeman as well. I was 12 years old :-) At the final whistle every one ran onto the pitch to celebrate promotion to the 1st division What an amazing first season to support the Palace. I thought it would always be like that, little did I know the roller coaster ride that was ahead of me :-)

 

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View eagle52's Profile eagle52 Flag Shirley,Croydon 25 Feb 19 7.35am Send a Private Message to eagle52 Add eagle52 as a friend

Regarding Willo's earlier mention of Alan Birchenall, I'm certain he was on the pitch to read out the tribute to Gordon Banks on Saturday before our game. Great player for us, happy days.

 

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View michaelpearce's Profile michaelpearce Flag grays 26 Feb 19 1.39pm Send a Private Message to michaelpearce Add michaelpearce as a friend

16th Dec 1973 my brother in-law took me, wasnt supporting anyone at the time apart from my local team Tilbury,
5-0 later any team that can beat Man Utd like that will do for me,not knowing the Palace roller coaster was just leaving the station,
happy days happy times would I support someone else if i went back in time,NO have loved every minute even with the punches i got on the way home to essex,

my sons first match was when he was 6 months old he is 30 now

So well done on 50yrs

 

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View jhillman's Profile jhillman Flag USA 13 Mar 19 11.42pm Send a Private Message to jhillman Add jhillman as a friend

Originally posted by dx

This got me thinking...hard. It's a hell of a long time ago since watching my first game in what was the old League Division 4. April 1960 when we beat Exeter by a single goal. I was hooked. It was just after my 7th birthday. Many happy memories.We usually stood on the hill at the Whitehorse road end. Memories are of colourful rosettes, rattles, Bovril at half time, plus peanuts at 6 old pence a bag. Happy days indeed. Such a long time ago, but still enjoying/suffering in equal measure 59 years later......

Tony Collins' brother John used to sell the peanuts. I think TC played on the left wing.

 


As a kid in the mid-1950s, seeing the old floodlights from our kitchen window in Whitworth Road, the writing was on the wall.

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 14 Mar 19 10.36pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Originally posted by Jefroc

Trutth be told I can’t remember my first game but the first match I have memories of was in ‘67 standing amongst a massive crowd on the Holmesdale when we beat Wolves 4-1 and Danny Light was the man........

Mind you of that time Jackson, Sewell, Blyth, Kember and particularly Bobby Woodruff were even more memorable!

That game screwed Wolves chances of the title and handed it to Coventry.

 

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