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View lordgriff's Profile lordgriff Flag 20 Apr 20 7.13pm Send a Private Message to lordgriff Add lordgriff as a friend

Good evening Palace fans.
I am trying to locate various retro footage of my beloved Orient and was wondering if any Palace fans frequenting this forum had footage from the 5th Round FA Cup Replay in 1982, which Palace won 1-0?
I know the game was on Midweek Sports Special but so far, I have only grabbed footage of the goal, rather than the match highlights.
I am hoping that someone may this on VHS which I could copy onto DVD....

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 20 Apr 20 9.12pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Sadly not, mate, but I well remember watching the brief TV coverage. This was part of our 'under the radar' cup run, where a pretty poor team got to the quarter-final without anyone really noticing us! Even then we wuz robbed against QPR on that dreadful bouncing plastic pitch and courtesy of one of the most biased referees I've ever seen.

One small Orient memory is of crossing the Thames (I lived in Erith) to see your mob trounce us 3-0 on Boxing Day 1973 - part of the season where we fell through the 2nd Division on the way from the 1st to the 3rd. I remember it for the fact that the match day programme was incorporated into the price of the seat (in the case of my Dad and me) but I don't know if the same applied to those on the terraces.

The return league game on 3 March 1974 was I believe the first time Palace (and presumably Orient) played on a Sunday. This was as a consequence of the 'energy crisis', with the government making a concession to allow professional games to take place on the 'day of rest'. I may need someone to check whether or not I dreamt this last bit...but I think that the game at Selhurst was a bizarre reversal of the game at Brisbane Road, in that some quirk of Sunday trading law meant that you were obliged to buy a match day programme (possibly no more that a teamsheet) and then your admission to the match was thrown in for free. Do any other HOL members recall this?

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Made in Bromley 20 Apr 20 10.17pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Blimey I was at that game, big win for us, put us through to our notorious Clive Allen QPR quarter final defeat. I also went the following Sunday morning when we played you in the league at your place as well, this was before Sunday football was even a thing and after the excitement of the cup game, this one was a 0-0 shocker, neither team or fans wanted to be there

Sorry canít help you with the highlights, but nice to reminisce

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View ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 21 Apr 20 12.06pm Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

can't help but I was there - didn't Neil Smilie get the winner? all the best to the Os - my 2nd team, so sad about Justin Edinburgh, a real talent as a manager, saw you beat Paul Lambert's Norwich 2-1 when Russel Slade was boss (I was living off Wanstead Flats at the time), nearly got promoted with him, nice to see you on the way up again, if I chance upon the highlights I'll deliver but I don't have the vid.

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Made in Bromley 21 Apr 20 1.38pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

The goal from Neil Smillie is on YouTube, those were the days

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View lordgriff's Profile lordgriff Flag 21 Apr 20 7.04pm Send a Private Message to lordgriff Add lordgriff as a friend

thanks for the replies so far.
Indeed Smillies strike is on youtube as I uploaded it!
Trying to locate the actual highlights as it features one of the worst penalty misses in Orient's history, that I need to view again purely to confirm just how it bad it was!
Appreciate the kind words about the O's and Justin - it has been a tough few years supporting the club but last summer was truly horrific.
Best wishes to Palace also, great club,.

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Made in Bromley 22 Apr 20 9.19am Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by lordgriff

thanks for the replies so far.
Indeed Smillies strike is on youtube as I uploaded it!
Trying to locate the actual highlights as it features one of the worst penalty misses in Orient's history, that I need to view again purely to confirm just how it bad it was!
Appreciate the kind words about the O's and Justin - it has been a tough few years supporting the club but last summer was truly horrific.
Best wishes to Palace also, great club,.

Oh right, good man, thanks for that, Iím not sure Iíve seen it since that night, I was behind that goal somewhere, 17 years old!!

Back in the 70ís and 80ís we used to lock horns regular in the old 2nd division days, so I went to Brisbane road a lot, as I said earlier, twice in a week at one stage.

 

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View ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 22 Apr 20 10.44am Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

In the summer before last I won £12.50 at the local bookies for a world cup prediction prize - of this I put £4 on Orient at 12/1 for the National League (they won it!) and the same on Pompey for League 1 at 14s with an e/w double - Pompey got caught for 3rd on the final day by Charlton to scupper my place double but the Orient bet came in - I backed Orient simply bcos I always really rated Justin Edinburgh - brought Newport County back to life and was unlucky at Gillingham - played at the top level but he also seemed to have a bit of that charismatic man management which sets the really good ones apart.

 

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View lordgriff's Profile lordgriff Flag 22 Apr 20 8.17pm Send a Private Message to lordgriff Add lordgriff as a friend

Delighted your Orient bet came in, especially as it resulted in seeing the Orient lift the first trophy in over 40 years of supporting them!!
National League is a bloody tough league to escape from.
Good luck for remainder of the season should it return in any shape or form.

 

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 22 Apr 20 9.11pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

the mighty O's !
Big soft spot for orient.
Dad had a trial for them 50s I think, always used to call them Clapton or Leyton.
best of luck.

 


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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 22 Apr 20 11.21pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by lordgriff

thanks for the replies so far.
Indeed Smillies strike is on youtube as I uploaded it!
Trying to locate the actual highlights as it features one of the worst penalty misses in Orient's history, that I need to view again purely to confirm just how it bad it was!
Appreciate the kind words about the O's and Justin - it has been a tough few years supporting the club but last summer was truly horrific.
Best wishes to Palace also, great club,.


Orient seem to have a lot of love on here mate.

We like true fans who follow true football clubs.

As was said earlier, wasnít that long ago we were playing each other regularly.
Best of luck for the future fella.

 


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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 23 Apr 20 7.16am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle


Orient seem to have a lot of love on here mate.

We like true fans who follow true football clubs.

As was said earlier, wasnít that long ago we were playing each other regularly.
Best of luck for the future fella.

I'm not sure it was all that regularly. Since England won the World Cup, there have only been 4 seasons where Palace and Orient were in the same division. Plus 4 cup ties in that time - a total of 7 seasons where the two clubs have met.

 


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