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View Portmantales's Profile Portmantales Flag 19 Jul 19 12.26pm Send a Private Message to Portmantales Add Portmantales as a friend

Morning all,

I am an Ipswich fan who is writing a blog based on former heroes of my childhood and would like the Crystal Palace opinion on Alan Lee,

For Ipswich he was the definition of workmanlike and carried our front line for multiple seasons.

I have seen that for Palace he has become something of a cult hero for a goal vs Sheffield Wednesday, would 'cult hero' be a fair opinion on him?

Thanks for any help - over the years many old Ipswich heroes of mine have made a home at Palace (Ambrose, Garvan, Kuqi, Counago to name a few!)

Best of luck for the season,

Portman Tales

 

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Originally posted by Portmantales

Morning all,

I am an Ipswich fan who is writing a blog based on former heroes of my childhood and would like the Crystal Palace opinion on Alan Lee,

For Ipswich he was the definition of workmanlike and carried our front line for multiple seasons.

I have seen that for Palace he has become something of a cult hero for a goal vs Sheffield Wednesday, would 'cult hero' be a fair opinion on him?

Thanks for any help - over the years many old Ipswich heroes of mine have made a home at Palace (Ambrose, Garvan, Kuqi, Counago to name a few!)

Best of luck for the season,

Portman Tales

Will always hold him in heroic status for that goal, and also for the song "Alan Lee, Alan Lee, Alan Lee oh Alan Lee, scoring goals for Palace, Alan Lee oh Alan Lee" - To the tune of Let it be.

Glad to see that Ipswich hold him in high regard and agree with your description of his playing days/style, I'll be interested to see what other post.

Darren Ambrose definitely was a cult hero for me, I still occasionally google his goal vs Man Utd (which I watched in a pub full of Utd fanss!) amongst others!

Thank for the post and good luck to you too!

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 19 Jul 19 12.38pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Alan Lee was bought by Neil Warnock for I believe £650,000.
He was at the club at the same time as Kuqi and Scowcroft who of course both played for Ipswich.

Lee was never a prolific scorer for us but was a hustle and bustle centre forward who relished a physical battle and worked hard.Certainly not the quickest.
Don't think he was a stranger to a yellow card !

Edited by Willo (19 Jul 2019 12.40pm)

 

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View Ghostship's Profile Ghostship Flag Norfolk 19 Jul 19 1.05pm Send a Private Message to Ghostship Add Ghostship as a friend

Read recently that he is currently the football coach at Culford private school in Suffolk and is a community coach for Bury Town FC

 

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View EverybodyDannsNow's Profile EverybodyDannsNow Flag SE19 19 Jul 19 1.12pm Send a Private Message to EverybodyDannsNow Add EverybodyDannsNow as a friend

Originally posted by Portmantales

Morning all,

I am an Ipswich fan who is writing a blog based on former heroes of my childhood and would like the Crystal Palace opinion on Alan Lee,

For Ipswich he was the definition of workmanlike and carried our front line for multiple seasons.

I have seen that for Palace he has become something of a cult hero for a goal vs Sheffield Wednesday, would 'cult hero' be a fair opinion on him?

Thanks for any help - over the years many old Ipswich heroes of mine have made a home at Palace (Ambrose, Garvan, Kuqi, Counago to name a few!)

Best of luck for the season,

Portman Tales

Put it all on the line; it felt like he permanantly had a head bandage on such was the rate he’d fly into aerial challenges.

Cult hero is about right; limited player but an absolute mountain of a man who gave his all every game, and a Hero of Hillsborough.

We all dream of a team of Alan Lees.

 

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View Crystal_Clear's Profile Crystal_Clear Flag Belfast 19 Jul 19 1.22pm Send a Private Message to Crystal_Clear Add Crystal_Clear as a friend

Darren Ambrose would be a cult hero Palace, and not forgetting Damien Delaney who also turned out for guys. He was Palace through and through when he was here. I remember him being tears when we won the play off final.

 

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View MikeCrete's Profile MikeCrete Flag Cheam/Crete 19 Jul 19 1.43pm Send a Private Message to MikeCrete Add MikeCrete as a friend

Originally posted by EverybodyDannsNow

Put it all on the line; it felt like he permanantly had a head bandage on such was the rate he’d fly into aerial challenges.

Cult hero is about right; limited player but an absolute mountain of a man who gave his all every game, and a Hero of Hillsborough.

We all dream of a team of Alan Lees.


That song still make me chuckle. He never gave less than 100% & for me that goes a long way, if only some of our current strikers had a 1/4 of his effort!
Hillsborough was a great day out, one of our finest.
We showed the world how to support your team.

 

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View beecheseagle's Profile beecheseagle Flag carshalton 19 Jul 19 1.57pm Send a Private Message to beecheseagle Add beecheseagle as a friend

Always held him in high esteem until he assaulted Jedi in the tunnel in the Huddersfield/Palace game.

 

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View orpingtoneagle's Profile orpingtoneagle Flag Orpington 19 Jul 19 3.14pm Send a Private Message to orpingtoneagle Add orpingtoneagle as a friend

He was a decent guitar player to boot. I remember I was dropping off a guitar for repair and there he was trying out a few. We had a little jam.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 19 Jul 19 3.27pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

I believe it was Alan Lee whom I read about many years ago where it mentioned that he has one leg longer than the other by 1.5 inches.

 

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View baldeagle73's Profile baldeagle73 Flag Leamington spa 19 Jul 19 3.27pm Send a Private Message to baldeagle73 Add baldeagle73 as a friend

We let him leave a season too early I remember his last goal when we beat Leicester at home 3 2 in the first match with 2010 as owners always gave his all for us

 


walking down the holmesdale road to see the palace aces!

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View braunstoneagle's Profile braunstoneagle Flag the middle of bumf*** nowhere... 19 Jul 19 9.04pm Send a Private Message to braunstoneagle Add braunstoneagle as a friend

he was pretty s*** overall but worked hard & scored an important goal for us...dirty f***er who had lead with his elbows.

i would put him somewhere in between james slowcroft & pablo couango.

hope that helps.

 


‘Football isn’t instant coffee. You have to work at it. You must grow the bean, grind it.’ Ian Holloway


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