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View Alboss's Profile Alboss Flag South North Wood 20 Nov 20 12.35pm Send a Private Message to Alboss Add Alboss as a friend

I’ve supported Palace since I was 9 years old. Started to start paying attention in the mid 90’s and become pretty obsessed since.

During the entirety of my following, Palace have been nicknamed ‘The Eagles’.

Now I appreciate they were formally known as ‘The Glaziers’ and I was just interested in how fans of the time felt during the transition between the two titles?

Was there uproar? Grumbling? Barely audible muttering? Or was it just generally accepted?

The question is based on standard curiosity based on if a team attempted something like that in the modern day, I suspect there would be uproar.

I Look forward to any comments or recollections that anybody may have.

COYP!

 

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View stuckinbristol's Profile stuckinbristol Flag In the woodwork. 20 Nov 20 12.55pm Send a Private Message to stuckinbristol Add stuckinbristol as a friend

Originally posted by Alboss

I’ve supported Palace since I was 9 years old. Started to start paying attention in the mid 90’s and become pretty obsessed since.

During the entirety of my following, Palace have been nicknamed ‘The Eagles’.

Now I appreciate they were formally known as ‘The Glaziers’ and I was just interested in how fans of the time felt during the transition between the two titles?

Was there uproar? Grumbling? Barely audible muttering? Or was it just generally accepted?

The question is based on standard curiosity based on if a team attempted something like that in the modern day, I suspect there would be uproar.

I Look forward to any comments or recollections that anybody may have.

COYP!

I am far too young (and handsome!!!) to remember the change to the Eagles. I would be quite happy if we were to return to the Glazers. tradition and all that.
On a similar vein, Bristol Rovers were considering, a few years ago, of returning to their original nickname...The Black Arabs!!

 


Hey, where did we go days when the rain came?

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 20 Nov 20 1.02pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

I suppose at nearly 68 years of age and being a supporter since the 60s, I could be described as a "Mature fan" !

The nickname was changed by Malcolm Allison in the early 70s, inspired by the Benfica 'Eagles'.

Certainly many moons ago and at my 'Ripe' age recollection of yesteryear can be somewhat challenging however I don't have memories of any mass protestations due to the change.
There were certainly mumbles and grumbles but one has to remember that in that era there was not the social media interaction, Twitter,Facebook, sites such as HOL and the like, so any major antipathy was not so visible to the multitudes.

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Flag 20 Nov 20 1.15pm Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend


During the change period the name Aliison’s Eagles was around which must have pleased him. There was also the change from claret and blue to red and blue at the same time. I don’t remember many people being too bothered about it.
That was also the time the players had to run out with nicknames on their tracksuits. Can’t remember them all but Tony Taylor was the Roadrunner, Derek Possee the Sheriff and I think David Swindlehurst had to turn out with The Problem on his back.

 

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View Plumpton eagle's Profile Plumpton eagle Flag Plumpton Green 20 Nov 20 1.38pm Send a Private Message to Plumpton eagle Add Plumpton eagle as a friend

I was just starting to go regularly when these changes happened. I think they kicked in just as Palace were relegated from the then Division 1.

I don't remember anyone being upset. Perhaps having just been relegated and with the excitement of Malcolm Allison as manager, it seemed like a god time for a change.

I immediately liked the new red and blue strip. I bought a red and blue barred scarf at the first home game that season and I still wear it to games.

I think that first home game was Notts County and we lost 4-1 and went on to be relegated again.

Different topic, but I do miss the excitement of being in playoff contention or dire relegation battles.

 

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 20 Nov 20 1.40pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

big Mal just done it more or less over night.
I remember going to a night game and hearing
'' Eagles''
wondered what on earth they were on about !
I think, in general, it was favoured, the whole re-vamp.
Besides the colour tweek & eagles introduction, Mal would court the newspaper/media with the larger than life image, fedora, the winding up of opposition predicting the score & strumpet in players bath scandal!
No polite''ooh theyre a good side, we'll show them respect'' soundbites, MAL would walk down to the other teams end & show them with raised fingers how many he thought Palace would put past em.

fantastic times.

 


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Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View PatrickA's Profile PatrickA Flag London 20 Nov 20 1.44pm Send a Private Message to PatrickA Add PatrickA as a friend

I don’t recall there being much of a protest at the time of the change of the club crest.
I’m sure it would be very different if a similar change at Palace was attempted these days.
The internet and 24 hour media coverage has encouraged fans to be more vociferous in general.
Look at the protests from Cardiff and Hull fans when the owners attempted to fool around with their respective heritages.
Personally I liked the old Glaziers crest which are on a couple of old programmes I retain.
But I’m quite happy with the Eagles too.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 20 Nov 20 1.44pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Plumpton eagle

I was just starting to go regularly when these changes happened. I think they kicked in just as Palace were relegated from the then Division 1.

I don't remember anyone being upset. Perhaps having just been relegated and with the excitement of Malcolm Allison as manager, it seemed like a god time for a change.

I immediately liked the new red and blue strip. I bought a red and blue barred scarf at the first home game that season and I still wear it to games.

I think that first home game was Notts County and we lost 4-1 and went on to be relegated again.

Different topic, but I do miss the excitement of being in playoff contention or dire relegation battles.

This game was in the season when we never won a game until November.Alan Whittle scored in a 1-0 away win at Bristol C to secure our first victory.

 

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View milesy's Profile milesy Flag potton 20 Nov 20 1.44pm Send a Private Message to milesy Add milesy as a friend

I am 69 and been going since mid 60's and don't remember any grumbles or protests, think we just accepted it as being a bit of a new era with Mr Allison at the helm.

 

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View mezzer's Profile mezzer Flag Main Stand, Block F, Row 20 seat 1... 20 Nov 20 1.48pm Send a Private Message to mezzer Add mezzer as a friend

I think it was readily welcomed as I remember because for the first time we were getting noticed nationally. Episodes like Fiona Richmond in the team bath helped on that front.

It was all part of the rebranding under Big Mal and I don't remember anyone thinking that being called The Eagles rather than The Glaziers wasn't a little bit more grrrr.

 


Living down here does have some advantages. At least you can see them cry.

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 20 Nov 20 1.48pm Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by milesy

I am 69 and been going since mid 60's and don't remember any grumbles or protests, think we just accepted it as being a bit of a new era with Mr Allison at the helm.

I am 64 and do not remember any issues. Think fans were pleased we had Big Mal and just accepted it

 

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View mezzer's Profile mezzer Flag Main Stand, Block F, Row 20 seat 1... 20 Nov 20 1.49pm Send a Private Message to mezzer Add mezzer as a friend

And don't forget that seagulls can make a mess on your windows but you never see a seagull mess with an Eagle.

 


Living down here does have some advantages. At least you can see them cry.

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