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View eaglesdare's Profile eaglesdare Flag 17 Feb 21 1.31pm Send a Private Message to eaglesdare Add eaglesdare as a friend

my last game was the 1-0 home defeat in the fa cup to derby last season!

but last enjoyable game was the game we beat west ham 2-1 with Jorden ayews goal!

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Sutton Coldfield 17 Feb 21 1.50pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Last enjoyable game was actually our 1-2 defeat at home to Liverpool last season. Despite the loss, I was pleased with how we took the game to them and we were very unlucky to lose.

Prior to that (and excluding the Bournemouth goal fest in that meaningless last game of the 2018/19 season) I really enjoyed it when we beat Leicester 1-4 at the King Power. We were clinical and lethal that day - proper counter-attacking football and under Hodgson!!

 

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View ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 17 Feb 21 3.49pm Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

last good game was prob the 3-2 win home to Brighton - all goals in first half and Murray missing sitter to equalize. Before that our 2-0 win at West Brom when Big Sam was introducing Sakho and Luka into the side - he took off PVA and replaced him with Schlupp, out of the four players Schluppy is the only one you'd want in the squad now.

 

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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 17 Feb 21 3.58pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by TheBigToePunt

Interesting question.

If you mean when did I last enjoy going to Selhurst, I always enjoy it. I don't live in Croydon any more, so I either get the train to Selhurst or I drive and park somewhere near the cemetery, and wander over.

I think moving away has added a sentimental aspect that didn't used to exist in all the years I grew up and lived in Croydon. These days I love just walking to the ground, down the same streets I've walked down thousands of times, first with my Dad, then my mates, now with my son. I'd sign up for a season of nil-nil draws just to have that walk to the ground.

If you mean when did I really enjoy the way Palace played, that's a very different question! All I would say is that in my 35 years of going, you can usually count the really good performances per season on one hand!


That was quite beautiful BTP.

I completely get this. For me the football is almost secondary, itís the occasion and sense of tradition.

For myself it started by going with my grandad, following them in the late seventies, he was a lovely man who is always in my thoughts.

Over the years Iíve been with all manner of people, ex girlfriends, old mates, many who I have lost touch with over the years and now I go with a great little bunch of lads including my own son.

When I think of all the people who have come and gone over the years, the funny thing is, Palace are one of the few constants in my life.

 


"It feels much better than it ever did, much more sensitive." John Wayne Bobbit

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag glorious Goring by sea 17 Feb 21 4.29pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Enjoy & Palace in the same sentence..
A rarity.

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag 17 Feb 21 5.15pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

I expect a lot of older fans are having trouble remembering that far back

 

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View Casual's Profile Casual Flag Orpington 17 Feb 21 6.21pm Send a Private Message to Casual Add Casual as a friend

Spurs at home this season. 2,000 sounded like 15,000. Out keeper had a blinder and we nicked a decent draw. The 6 pints of Corona in Kelseys Kitchen (the old ĎBeckenhamí) helped.

 

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View ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 17 Feb 21 6.55pm Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle


That was quite beautiful BTP.

I completely get this. For me the football is almost secondary, itís the occasion and sense of tradition.

For myself it started by going with my grandad, following them in the late seventies, he was a lovely man who is always in my thoughts.

Over the years Iíve been with all manner of people, ex girlfriends, old mates, many who I have lost touch with over the years and now I go with a great little bunch of lads including my own son.

When I think of all the people who have come and gone over the years, the funny thing is, Palace are one of the few constants in my life.

It is true, you go to Selhurst to watch Palace not to see a good game, I worked as a teaching assistant in the Study Centre when it opened in 99/00 and got used to the magical walk to work, especially if I got a 249 instead of a 159 and made my way down Whitehorse lane from South Norwood Hill instead of going via the clock tower and the jerk chicken place. I get to about six games a season if I'm lucky these days and it's all about the event, a good game is a bonus. Haven't seen too many barnstormers in recent years, apart from the Brighton game there was a 3-2 at home to Watford in the Darren Ambrose days and that 2-2 at home to Southampton with Dowie was a special game. but they're not too recent.

 

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View Elphers40's Profile Elphers40 Flag Northants 17 Feb 21 8.20pm Send a Private Message to Elphers40 Add Elphers40 as a friend

Big Toe Punt, Tom the eagle and ex-hibitionist - you all got it spot on for me. That nostalgic nod to the past will ring true for many Palace fans who were introduced to Selhurst by grandparents and parents.

As for last enjoying a game - In more recent times I have to say the first half against West Ham at the London stadium I thought we played some really good stuff ...... second half we were sxxte tho!

 

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View TheBigToePunt's Profile TheBigToePunt Flag 17 Feb 21 8.56pm Send a Private Message to TheBigToePunt Add TheBigToePunt as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle


That was quite beautiful BTP.

I completely get this. For me the football is almost secondary, itís the occasion and sense of tradition.

For myself it started by going with my grandad, following them in the late seventies, he was a lovely man who is always in my thoughts.

Over the years Iíve been with all manner of people, ex girlfriends, old mates, many who I have lost touch with over the years and now I go with a great little bunch of lads including my own son.

When I think of all the people who have come and gone over the years, the funny thing is, Palace are one of the few constants in my life.

Your post and the OP have combined to bring a particular memory to mind. I don't know that it was the last time I enjoyed a live Palace match as such, but I reckon the most intense emotion I ever experienced at a game was when Puncheon scored in the cup final.

I went to Wembley in 1990 with my Dad and his Dad, who as a boy had been at the famous White Horse final (in 1923 I think?). We sat behind the goal Wright scored his second goal into, quite high up. The image of that day has remained burned into my memory. The pitch, the noise, the colour. I was a young season ticket holder by then, and was at every game on the cup run bar Cambridge, but this was something else. I particularly remember the singing of Abide with me. I'd never heard it before, and it went straight through me.

Fast forward a quarter of a century and there I am, behind the goal Wright scored his second into, quite high up. Abide with me is being sung, followed by a colossal, emotional noise from the Palace end. Fair play to the fanatics for the display that day, and to everyone for the support we gave. This time I'm with my own son. My Dad was going to be there and complete the cycle, but he was poorly with cancer treatment by then and just couldn't do it. I was thinking of him, and of a mate of mine, a big Palace fan who was, though only in his fourties, also dying of cancer and in his last days. We don't all get to hang around to see these games, I thought to myself. Later, on what was literally his last night, that dying friend told me that he had, in fact, been there in a wheelchair, with his Dad, and medical equipment.

When Puncheon scored... Well, it was more than a goal to me.

It's all that stuff isn't it? I mean, I do wish we could play better football and win more often, but that's only secondary really.

Anyway, what? No, shut up, I've just got dust in my eye that's all.

COYP, as they say.

 

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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 17 Feb 21 10.04pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by TheBigToePunt

Your post and the OP have combined to bring a particular memory to mind. I don't know that it was the last time I enjoyed a live Palace match as such, but I reckon the most intense emotion I ever experienced at a game was when Puncheon scored in the cup final.

I went to Wembley in 1990 with my Dad and his Dad, who as a boy had been at the famous White Horse final (in 1923 I think?). We sat behind the goal Wright scored his second goal into, quite high up. The image of that day has remained burned into my memory. The pitch, the noise, the colour. I was a young season ticket holder by then, and was at every game on the cup run bar Cambridge, but this was something else. I particularly remember the singing of Abide with me. I'd never heard it before, and it went straight through me.

Fast forward a quarter of a century and there I am, behind the goal Wright scored his second into, quite high up. Abide with me is being sung, followed by a colossal, emotional noise from the Palace end. Fair play to the fanatics for the display that day, and to everyone for the support we gave. This time I'm with my own son. My Dad was going to be there and complete the cycle, but he was poorly with cancer treatment by then and just couldn't do it. I was thinking of him, and of a mate of mine, a big Palace fan who was, though only in his fourties, also dying of cancer and in his last days. We don't all get to hang around to see these games, I thought to myself. Later, on what was literally his last night, that dying friend told me that he had, in fact, been there in a wheelchair, with his Dad, and medical equipment.

When Puncheon scored... Well, it was more than a goal to me.

It's all that stuff isn't it? I mean, I do wish we could play better football and win more often, but that's only secondary really.

Anyway, what? No, shut up, I've just got dust in my eye that's all.

COYP, as they say.

THIS is what it means to be a fan. Friendships, family, through bad times and the occasional good time.

Makes me proud to be Palace.

Condolences for your losses BTP.

 


"It feels much better than it ever did, much more sensitive." John Wayne Bobbit

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Originally posted by TheBigToePunt

Your post and the OP have combined to bring a particular memory to mind. I don't know that it was the last time I enjoyed a live Palace match as such, but I reckon the most intense emotion I ever experienced at a game was when Puncheon scored in the cup final.

I went to Wembley in 1990 with my Dad and his Dad, who as a boy had been at the famous White Horse final (in 1923 I think?). We sat behind the goal Wright scored his second goal into, quite high up. The image of that day has remained burned into my memory. The pitch, the noise, the colour. I was a young season ticket holder by then, and was at every game on the cup run bar Cambridge, but this was something else. I particularly remember the singing of Abide with me. I'd never heard it before, and it went straight through me.

Fast forward a quarter of a century and there I am, behind the goal Wright scored his second into, quite high up. Abide with me is being sung, followed by a colossal, emotional noise from the Palace end. Fair play to the fanatics for the display that day, and to everyone for the support we gave. This time I'm with my own son. My Dad was going to be there and complete the cycle, but he was poorly with cancer treatment by then and just couldn't do it. I was thinking of him, and of a mate of mine, a big Palace fan who was, though only in his fourties, also dying of cancer and in his last days. We don't all get to hang around to see these games, I thought to myself. Later, on what was literally his last night, that dying friend told me that he had, in fact, been there in a wheelchair, with his Dad, and medical equipment.

When Puncheon scored... Well, it was more than a goal to me.

It's all that stuff isn't it? I mean, I do wish we could play better football and win more often, but that's only secondary really.

Anyway, what? No, shut up, I've just got dust in my eye that's all.

COYP, as they say.

I been at most our Wembley games. Always emotional. You really got it over mate. That is what watching football is all about. From the heart pal. Thank you for sharing.

 

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