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Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 11 May 19 7.53am

Palace v Burnley

How the hell did so many of us fit inside Selhurst?

Very special game and special team.

 


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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 11 May 19 8.01am Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

I was there(by the skin of my teeth)

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View YT's Profile YT Online Flag Oxford 11 May 19 8.34am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

I was there too, with my dad. We also went to the game at 'Orient' on the previous Saturday. (I use the inverted commas because I'm sure that club was going through its 'Orient' phase at the time, having dropped the 'Leyton' - contrary to what the article says. I may be wrong though.)

I remember catching the briefest mention of the Burnley win on the telly the next day. It was somewhat squeezed out by the Cup Final coverage, but I think Grandstand showed a brief clip of the goals.

 


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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag 11 May 19 9.37am Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

I canít remember much about the game, but Iíll always remember my amazement at the sea of swaying heads in the Holmesdale where it was so packed from my view in the new stand enclosure. Plus the amount of people walking up from Penge through Anerley as early as 5.30, Iíd never seen anything like it at Selhurst.

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag 11 May 19 9.42am Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by YT

I was there too, with my dad. We also went to the game at 'Orient' on the previous Saturday. (I use the inverted commas because I'm sure that club was going through its 'Orient' phase at the time, having dropped the 'Leyton' - contrary to what the article says. I may be wrong though.)

I remember catching the briefest mention of the Burnley win on the telly the next day. It was somewhat squeezed out by the Cup Final coverage, but I think Grandstand showed a brief clip of the goals.

I always remember on tv the next day the palace fans singing and chanting outside either the Arsenal or Man.Utd hotel as they showed them leaving for wembley

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 11 May 19 9.46am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle

Palace v Burnley

How the hell did so many of us fit inside Selhurst?

Very special game and special team.

Packed to the gunwales with supporters amassed cheek to jowl.

On the Holmesdale terrace a temulant chap was seen urinating on to the floor as it would have taken a considerable effort and a month of sundays to make it to the toilets.I suspect he was one of quite a few who decided to take this course of action.Just grateful they were not in my vicinity.

What a memorable night and some celebrations afterwards !

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 11 May 19 9.56am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by YT

I was there too, with my dad. We also went to the game at 'Orient' on the previous Saturday. (I use the inverted commas because I'm sure that club was going through its 'Orient' phase at the time, having dropped the 'Leyton' - contrary to what the article says. I may be wrong though.)

I remember catching the briefest mention of the Burnley win on the telly the next day. It was somewhat squeezed out by the Cup Final coverage, but I think Grandstand showed a brief clip of the goals.

I believe they were 'Orient' at that time and changed back to 'Leyton Orient' in the late 80s.Used to study all of these matters in my football quiz days but that was some time ago.

 

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View steeleye20's Profile steeleye20 Flag Croydon 11 May 19 10.10am Send a Private Message to steeleye20 Add steeleye20 as a friend

I was certified football (and Palace) crazy from about 5 years old.

My earliest memory is seeing the result Leyton Orient 1 Crystal Palace 0, I was decimated.

That would be around 1955, it is Leyton Orient who were the 'Brighton' rivals of the day.

I think they were regarded as the better outfit and I am pretty sure they won the Third Division (South) with us as runners up.

It is really out of order cramming 51,000 into Selhurst, thank god there have never been any disasters.

 

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View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 11 May 19 10.24am Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

I left the City early, got home ( South Norwood Hill by top of Holmesdale Road ) and changed out of my suit and was in the AW enclosure at 17.45 and there must of been 25k in the ground at that time.

What a night !

Also that was the only season I managed to get to every game, home and away - not been able to since.

 


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View Fatherken's Profile Fatherken Flag 11 May 19 10.32am Send a Private Message to Fatherken Add Fatherken as a friend

A thing that would never happen again
My brother 3 mates and I always stood where the Arthur Wait stand is now . We couldn't get in there as is was full , so we went to the end where Sainsbury's is now and beginning to panic as to if we would get in . Then this good old fashion policeman's voice pop's up " DON'T WORRY LADS EVERYONE IS GETTING TODAY " . Where are that type of copper these days ?

 

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View YT's Profile YT Online Flag Oxford 11 May 19 11.17am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by NEILLO

I left the City early, got home ( South Norwood Hill by top of Holmesdale Road ) and changed out of my suit and was in the AW enclosure at 17.45 and there must of been 25k in the ground at that time.

What a night !

Also that was the only season I managed to get to every game, home and away - not been able to since.

It seems incredible to relate it now, but my dad and I didn't alter our routine for an evening match in any way whatsoever. I suppose through naivety, it never crossed our minds that we wouldn't be able to get into the ground that we had already visited for 20 previous league games.

So we didn't leave Erith until about 6pm, taking our normal leisurely route through Sidcup, Chislehurst, Bromley etc. Weirdly, we didn't encounter much more traffic than normal...we parked in the usual place...we got through the Holmesdale turnstiles with barely a queue. It's only once we were inside when my dad - the master of understatement - remarked that there seemed to be "a few more people in the ground than usual", to which the bloke next to us said that he thought that fans from a number of other London clubs had turned up, and he hoped that there wouldn't be any trouble.

Given all the other tales I've heard over the years of Palace fans desperate to get in, I sometimes wonder if I dreamt it...but I swear it's true.

 


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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 11 May 19 11.45am Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

I was working in a menswear shop in Croydon at the time.
Had a quick pint with a mate in a pub in cherry orchard rd then walked to the ground.
the buzz and expectation in & around the ground was amazing.
As I remember we didn't get the first goal until well into the 2nd half?

great night.

 


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