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View JRW2's Profile JRW2 Flag Dulwich 14 May 19 3.19pm Send a Private Message to JRW2 Add JRW2 as a friend

Originally posted by Willo


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.


Decades ago I read an article by a journalist who had ventured onto the the Liverpool Kop, which in those standing days accommodated 30,000 fans. Right in the crowd, he asked someone about urinating, and was told that people just peed down the trousers of the person in front, and it was known locally as a hot leg. When he asked, Don't people feel it?, his informant just said, You didn't, did you?

 

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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 18 May 19 9.06am Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

What a night that was - 50,000 plus inside Selhurst Park - quite incredible - no "'elf and safety" then thank God!

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 22 May 19 5.43pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

And the only film of it is a grainy clip that appeared on News at Ten that night, but at least you get the goals.

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 08 Jun 19 10.29am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by monkey

I canít remember much about the game,

I don't remember anything about the game but that's nothing unusual for me.

I used to smoke in those days and my only memory of the day was that I was squashed so tightly that I couldn't smoke

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 08 Jun 19 7.00pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

I don't remember anything about the game but that's nothing unusual for me.

I used to smoke in those days and my only memory of the day was that I was squashed so tightly that I couldn't smoke

I was standing in the Whitehorse. I seem to remember Leighton James missing a good chance just before Palace scored the first goal. Had a good view of both goals

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag 09 Jun 19 11.05am Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

I don't remember anything about the game but that's nothing unusual for me.

I used to smoke in those days and my only memory of the day was that I was squashed so tightly that I couldn't smoke

Iíve watched that grainy news clip of the goals on YouTube over the years, but I really canít remember it happening on the night, maybe because I was in my early teens and I was struggling to see. But I donít remember any mayhem or limbs or getting squashed or anything when we scored. As Iíve said, all I remember is I kept glancing to my left and being mesmerised by the incredible sea of heads swaying in the Holmesdale and the walk up to the ground before

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View ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 26 Dec 19 7.16pm Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

we lost 0-3 at the Goldstone 40 years ago to this day - Venables and Mullery - that damnded Peter Ward!

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag 26 Dec 19 10.23pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by ex hibitionist

we lost 0-3 at the Goldstone 40 years ago to this day - Venables and Mullery - that damnded Peter Ward!

I was there!! Had to wait outside the ground for big Dave Swindlehurst to get off the coach and give us our tickets. 40 years!! Fook me, whereís my life gone??

 

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Originally posted by ex hibitionist

we lost 0-3 at the Goldstone 40 years ago to this day - Venables and Mullery - that damnded Peter Ward!

I remember this as a young lad standing in the away end in the corner with my grandad and getting pelted with two pence pieces.

 


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View ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 27 Dec 19 12.28pm Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle

I remember this as a young lad standing in the away end in the corner with my grandad and getting pelted with two pence pieces.

it was bits of broken bottled glass - we threw coins back the next game at the Goldstone.

 

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View peterg's Profile peterg Flag Anerley 01 Jan 20 11.02am Send a Private Message to peterg Add peterg as a friend

I remember a buzz in the Palace crowd at Orient in the minutes before we scored - there seemed to be a confidence that we were going to do it.
I got there at 5.30 for Burnley too. I am impressed that people arriving after 7pm got it - so was no-one shut out of the game?

 


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