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View CrazyBadger's Profile CrazyBadger Flag Ware 17 Feb 20 1.36pm Send a Private Message to CrazyBadger Add CrazyBadger as a friend

Originally posted by Vaibow

A lot of people just get attracted to the name, colours, a player from their area/nation, certain giant killing matches and also through other friends. Maybe the kit looks good... loadsa random reasons. Also the clubs pre season tours.

have to admit, that was me ultimately!

I grew up near bournemouth in the 80s/90s. Southampton was the only Top team anywhere near me, and I felt no real connection with them. Portsmouth weren't a known force and Bournemouth were a team my fellow school friends could get into! My dad was a Notts Forest fan which was way too far away.....

So casually went looking for a club to follow/support. Then I saw a poster following Palaces victory in The ZDS cup...been supporting Palace ever since. Crazy that that was nearly 30 years ago.

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Made in Bromley 17 Feb 20 1.47pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by KAOS

#bringbackthesash

You know it mate

 

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View KAOS's Profile KAOS Flag In a tree 17 Feb 20 2.01pm Send a Private Message to KAOS Add KAOS as a friend

Originally posted by monkey

You know it mate


Can't believe the young uns - and even some oldies - don't get it ... no accounting for taste eh!

 

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View Uphill's Profile Uphill Flag Bedford 17 Feb 20 2.44pm Send a Private Message to Uphill Add Uphill as a friend

Originally posted by Eaglehamster

Live in Storrington now (12 N of Worthing).

My Dad took me in the early 60s. Can recall Johnny Byrne, Eddie Werge, Roy Summersby and a guy call Uphill whose shots invariably reflected his name.
Always seemed to have good goalies in those days. Vic Rouse and Tony Millington in reserve - a Welsh international no less.

Sorry for the ramble.

Bloomin' cheek! Denigrating my Hero Dennis Uphill. But you were right, couldn't hit side of a buss from 5 yards but he was a trier. What couldn't we do with a Johnny Byrne in our midfield now ......

 

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View Bexley Eagle's Profile Bexley Eagle Flag Bexley Kent 17 Feb 20 2.55pm Send a Private Message to Bexley Eagle Add Bexley Eagle as a friend

My Dad has a lot to answer for. I suspect in 40 years times my two lads will be of similar thinking!

 

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View soulboy's Profile soulboy Flag Johannesburg 17 Feb 20 3.46pm Send a Private Message to soulboy Add soulboy as a friend

I hear a lot about family ties which are always relevant but in this age of global accessibility and marketing of the Premier League brand, coupled with a huge informal internet streaming community, not to mention the diverse array of digitised football games, I think we can look forward to a growing number of international supporters. I was touched by a recent story of the guy from Japan who visited his beloved Stockport County in their match against Bromley.

"I like video games and I found Stockport County and I chose [to support] Stockport County," Aoki, who found the club playing Fifa, told BBC Radio Manchester.

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"Deviance is a freedom enjoyed in a city of lightly engaged strangers"

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Made in Bromley 17 Feb 20 3.55pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by KAOS


Can't believe the young uns - and even some oldies - don't get it ... no accounting for taste eh!

They’re all Philistine’s Kaos, come the revolution, they’ll all be sorry!!.......

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 17 Feb 20 4.12pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Whenever I arrive for a match at Selhurst and see folk piling off the trains I often wonder where everyone has come from.

I live just a few miles north of Brighton in a village of about 2,000 people, and there are seven Palace fans that I know of living there (there may be others). And they are all season ticket holding regulars. One thing we have in common, apart from being Palace, is that we all originally grew up in and around the Croydon, Sutton, Bromley area, hence our affinity with the club.

 

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View Jefroc's Profile Jefroc Flag Crete 17 Feb 20 4.21pm Send a Private Message to Jefroc Add Jefroc as a friend

I've lived in Crete since 2012 and I have met in that time at least four Palace fans. One of my best mates here is a lone Wolves fan so as we watch every Palace and Wolves match in the bar we give each other moral support - given we are not playing each other!

Mind you I was raised and educated in Beckenham so pinching a line from Blackadder I have "Palace tattooed on the back of my neck". Even my folks saw the Crystal Palace burn down. Yeah I'm a bit old!

 


Always remembering walking from the Holmesdale to the Whitehorse end at half time!

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 17 Feb 20 4.26pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

Whenever I arrive for a match at Selhurst and see folk piling off the trains I often wonder where everyone has come from.

I live just a few miles north of Brighton in a village of about 2,000 people, and there are seven Palace fans that I know of living there (there may be others). And they are all season ticket holding regulars. One thing we have in common, apart from being Palace, is that we all originally grew up in and around the Croydon, Sutton, Bromley area, hence our affinity with the club.

Pete53

I was in conversation with a chap who is involved with Hassocks FC and he is a supporter of our club.We might have discussed where he originated from but I have no recollection of the conversation.
I am led to believe quite a few supporters reside in nearby Burgess Hill.

 

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View Dougie's Profile Dougie Flag Erin 17 Feb 20 4.48pm Send a Private Message to Dougie Add Dougie as a friend

I grew up in Purley and started supporting Palace aged 8 in 1951. Served in the navy so watched Palace whenever I was back in Blighty. Still the case as I live in Canada and watch on our annual UK visits. Great thing about living here is we get ALL premiership games live and have done for years.
I laughed about the Denis Uphill reference as it is such a Palace story. Watford had a great strike pair, Cliff Holton and Uphill. Palace struggled to replace Johny Byrne so signed high scoring Uphill. But he was the wrong half of the partnership and without Holton was useless. Later Palace signed Holton and he was an awesome striker, particularly when partnered with Peter Burridge, signed from Millwall.

 

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View ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 17 Feb 20 5.38pm Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

this is like vintage nostalgia talk now, people leave London for the surrounding counties, I'm Streatham originally but moved down the A21 to Hastings and there are eagles strewn all along the route, same with brighton (A23) and Eastbourne (A22)

 

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