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View Joey H's Profile Joey H Flag South London 05 Jan 20 12.42pm Send a Private Message to Joey H Add Joey H as a friend

Hi,

I'm looking for some help on a piece I'm writing for The Blizzard on the Palace v Real Madrid exhibition match in 1962.

It's a great story (a full-strength Real, who were playing in the European Cup final two weeks later, beat third-division Palace 4-3) and I'm keen to speak to players involved.

From what I can gather four of the Palace team are still alive: Terry Long, Bill Glazier, Vic Rouse and Andy Smillie.

If anyone is able to put me in touch with any of those four, or anyone else who'd be able to give me more detail on the match and how it came to take place, I'd really appreciate it.

Cheers,

Jo

 

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View JRW2's Profile JRW2 Flag Dulwich 10 Jan 20 3.14pm Send a Private Message to JRW2 Add JRW2 as a friend

I can't help you much (though I was at the game), but in case you haven't seen it, a thread on the Real match was started in the Nostalgia section on 11th June 2014. I made a small contribution, pointing out that the 10k that we paid them to come was at the time of my writing equivalent to 186K.

That thread contains some photos, showing us playing in sky blue jerseys with narrow vertical claret stripes. In fact, the pictures are in black and white but the above colours are correct. That was my favourite strip and it lasted one season.

The programme, which I still have, is noteworthy for not carrying the date of the match. A mere detail!

 

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View JRW2's Profile JRW2 Flag Dulwich 10 Jan 20 3.26pm Send a Private Message to JRW2 Add JRW2 as a friend

It will probably make it easier to locate the Real Madrid thread if you have the date of the last post - 13th August 2015.

 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 19 Feb 20 10.49pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

I was at the game and on the Holmesdale terrace directly behind Terry Long's goal. He didn't score many but that was a cracker. Mind you the RM defence stood off him for so long so he could get a shot away that I think even I could have managed it!

Years later we became neighbours. He was then assistant manager at Millwall if I remember correctly.

That was in Hazlemere, High Wycombe but I have no idea if he still lives in that area. It was at least 35 years ago

 

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View asb1947's Profile asb1947 Flag Croydon 11 Mar 20 5.26pm Send a Private Message to asb1947 Add asb1947 as a friend

For those interested here is a report of the game. Which was played on 18 April 1962

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View chris123's Profile chris123 Flag hove actually 11 Mar 20 6.16pm Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

Originally posted by asb1947

For those interested here is a report of the game. Which was played on 18 April 1962

Di Stefano, Puskas and Gento, a year before my debut, so have no memory of the game, but not a bad forward line!

 

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View uncleian's Profile uncleian Flag Old Coulsdon 25 Mar 20 9.46am Send a Private Message to uncleian Add uncleian as a friend

The club still has on display the silver salver presented by Real Madrid. It has an embossed outline of the Bernebau Stadium.

Although I was not at the game I have a programme, ticket and a postcard advising a fan he has got a ticket.

 

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View JRW2's Profile JRW2 Flag Dulwich 26 Mar 20 9.17am Send a Private Message to JRW2 Add JRW2 as a friend

Originally posted by asb1947

For those interested here is a report of the game. Which was played on 18 April 1962


At the end of that report note the 2-3-5 formation in which teams were always listed in those days.

 

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View PalacePhotoMan's Profile PalacePhotoMan Flag Wallington 13 Apr 20 11.20pm Send a Private Message to PalacePhotoMan Add PalacePhotoMan as a friend

I have two action photos from the game and one of the Real Madrid team lined up under the new floodlights. I also know a bloke who's in touch with Terry Long and Vic Rouse, let me know if you still want those details.

 


Zaha, Williams, Murray, Ambrose, Scannell.

A 5-man forward line who scored 3 goals in 10 minutes on 27th September 2011 at .......................

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