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View Lyons550's Profile Lyons550 Flag Shirley 14 Mar 19 3.30pm Send a Private Message to Lyons550 Add Lyons550 as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

Without that money now we can always get relegated and knowing us the support will evaporate without many years in the Prem, and without the money, you canít guarantee many years in the Prem. By many I mean decades, not 7. I agree with what youíre saying but itís not possible unless loads of money is pumped in.

This, a club now needs loads of money to 'stay' in the Prem, let alone move up the table. Its also just as much about infrastructure as it is the team on the pitch...and for that..guess what..you need loads of money. I'm totally sympathetic with doing things the right way, but even to do that you need to invest millions, tens/hundreds of millions in today's game. A super rich investor that would leave Parish at the helm and provide the financial backing (something the yanks were supposed to be doing) IS what we need.

 


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View Lyons550's Profile Lyons550 Flag Shirley 14 Mar 19 3.31pm Send a Private Message to Lyons550 Add Lyons550 as a friend

Originally posted by Tipp_Eagle

Wow Dave, a bit below the belt there.

...but I fear he's right

 


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View Ginger Pubic Wig's Profile Ginger Pubic Wig Flag Wickham de L'Ouest 14 Mar 19 3.46pm Send a Private Message to Ginger Pubic Wig Add Ginger Pubic Wig as a friend

Originally posted by Hrolf The Ganger

The attitude toward this depends on how long you potentially have to live or still care.

I'm quite keen on some rather rapid success. It's taken the club over 100 years to achieve a 5 year stay in the top league. How much longer do you want to wait for some glory?

Glory hunters? Why would you not want to see a 50k stadium full of supporters?
How many of the spectators v Burnley in '79 were regular fans? That was one of the best Selhurst Park nights ever.

Football is different now. If you want to compete then you have to accept the landscape for what it is.

Not glory hunters, just disinterested observers. I'm sure an overwhelming majority of the attendees (non Burnley supporting ones) came from within a 5 mile radius of Selhurst back in 79. I went to a game a while back and this tourist was looking at me bemused after I rejoiced at a goal.

I'm not waiting for glory. Hoping for it, pining even. But not actually waiting for it. I never signed up for it.

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag bristol 14 Mar 19 4.15pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

I wholeheartedly concur with these sentiments.

I have seen far too many games of ours in the lower divisions, in inclement weather as part of a sparse crowd.A world away from where we are at this present juncture and long may it continue.

Ye Gods! I agree with Hrolf and Willo!

50,000 gate - 15,000 tourists = 35,000 "proper" fans. What's wrong with that?

 

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View KAOS's Profile KAOS Flag India 14 Mar 19 5.24pm Send a Private Message to KAOS Add KAOS as a friend

All I want is a new main stand. Iíll then buy a ST in the top tier, look at London to the left and Kent / Croydon to the right! I can also marvel at the Arthur where Iíve watched most games in 35 years of following Palace! I can then get a nice drink at HT, use a toilet that doesnít resemble Glastonbury in a hurricane and even try the catering Ė havenít ate at the ground in years Ö f*ck that!!! If the game happens to be entertaining Iíll probably watch that too.

I couldnít give a f*ck about winning anything truth be told. Itís the journey not the destination. Itís the day out. The fact itís my local club. The social. The rivalries. Winning trophies is a bonus but you canít have everything in life Ö

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 14 Mar 19 5.31pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by KAOS

The fact itís my local club. The social. The rivalries. Winning trophies is a bonus but you canít have everything in life Ö

Blimey, no clubs anywhere between India and South London?

 

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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 14 Mar 19 5.48pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by KAOS

All I want is a new main stand. Iíll then buy a ST in the top tier, look at London to the left and Kent / Croydon to the right! I can also marvel at the Arthur where Iíve watched most games in 35 years of following Palace! I can then get a nice drink at HT, use a toilet that doesnít resemble Glastonbury in a hurricane and even try the catering Ė havenít ate at the ground in years Ö f*ck that!!! If the game happens to be entertaining Iíll probably watch that too.

I couldnít give a f*ck about winning anything truth be told. Itís the journey not the destination. Itís the day out. The fact itís my local club. The social. The rivalries. Winning trophies is a bonus but you canít have everything in life Ö

Brilliant post

Ps: don't forget I'm round at 8 tonight

 


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View KAOS's Profile KAOS Flag India 14 Mar 19 5.49pm Send a Private Message to KAOS Add KAOS as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

Blimey, no clubs anywhere between India and South London?

Bombay Wanderers are sh*te these days!

 

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View est1905's Profile est1905 Flag 14 Mar 19 5.50pm Send a Private Message to est1905 Add est1905 as a friend

Originally posted by Mapletree

Ah, your posts are always glass half full eh!

In truth, were we to move to the National Sports Centre I think we could be sexy. The Crystal Palace area is getting pretty cool and the site has all sorts of great connotations. It's an area where you really could imagine a whole village growing up, with hotels and conference centres etc., like around the Chelsea ground.

Sadly, Selhurst doesn't stand much chance of ever being that. Much as I love it.

I agree with you a brand new stadium up on the hill at Crystal Palace could have made all the difference in that respect.
In terms of positivity I'd like to think I was balanced but there's being positive and then there's just being down right unrealistic.

 

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View est1905's Profile est1905 Flag 14 Mar 19 5.53pm Send a Private Message to est1905 Add est1905 as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

Were Man City sexy? Or was Sheikh Mansour an Oasis walking Man City fan in any of his PALACES?

Far more so than Palace sadly. A big city club with only 1 realistic rival in their catchment area and a following of 40/50,000 before they even began.
Surely I didn't need to spell that out......did I?

 

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Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle


You talk about Palace not being sexy, well if being sexy means most of our fan base comes from other parts of the country/world with no connection to us then I'd rather remain unsexy.

I want to support my local football club, not a global brand.

Completely agree with you. I didn't say I wanted it that way. Simply that this is how it is.

 

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Originally posted by Willo

I wholeheartedly concur with these sentiments.

I have seen far too many games of ours in the lower divisions, in inclement weather as part of a sparse crowd.A world away from where we are at this present juncture and long may it continue.

Fair enough. I'd also love to see us push on and maybe even challenge for a few trophies.
But how do you want to arrive there? Buying your way (unlikely plus there are rules coming in that prevent it being as easy) or doing it be building a team, investing, reinvesting, nurturing and building with what we have?
Virtually impossible in todays climate of Big clubs getting bigger and the financial gap getting wider and wider.
It used to be a gap between the Premiership and the Championship. Now its between the top six and the remaining 14 clubs. Then theres another gap to the Championship

 

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