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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 06 Mar 21 1.06am Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

I been in the main stand terracing. Mains stand seating. Directors box. Alan Stephenson area. WhiteHorse terraces seats and boxes. I even been for a walk all round the ground v St Mirren in a friendly back in the seventies. Magic. Turnstiles in the Homesdale and Arthur but now season in the Arthur. But cup matches back by the Ultras. Marvellous.

 

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View Henry of Peckham's Profile Henry of Peckham Flag Eton Mess 06 Mar 21 4.32am Send a Private Message to Henry of Peckham Add Henry of Peckham as a friend

We were getting regular crowds of 14 to 16K back in the Championship. That was about a decade ago and I thought our current ST sales were around 16K? I think we'd currently struggle to fill a 40K stadium but with some incentives for locals and attractive PL opposition to lure "football tourists" we'd fill a 30K.

 


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View n wales eagles's Profile n wales eagles Flag llandudno 06 Mar 21 7.24am Send a Private Message to n wales eagles Add n wales eagles as a friend

In my little north wales town we have about a dozen eagles (granted they include son,daughter nephew and his lad)brainwashed by myself a supporter since Bert Head who watch most away matches in North West and Midlands (no guessing who pays)and local taxi driver Gerry Humphreys played for palace in early seventies.Also about an hour inland in slate mining/edge of Snowdonia a small village called Penmachno the palace are most supported club.Apparently in 1960/70 a couple of lads in village had trials and played forCPFC.I wonder how many other areas around Britain have pockets of palace fans for these reasons

 

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View Goal Machine's Profile Goal Machine Flag The Cronx 06 Mar 21 7.34am Send a Private Message to Goal Machine Add Goal Machine as a friend

Originally posted by Zaha127

It is something I have always wondered.

How many total Crystal Palace fans do you think there are in the UK?


And if Palace had a 65,000 seater stadium do you think they would sell out every game?


Here is the population of some boroughs

Croydon Population - under 400,000
Sutton Population - just over 200,000
Bromley Population - about 330,000[/

Would we sell out 65,000 every week?! We donít even sell out 26,000 every week. Thereís often tickets available on match days for the likes of Burnley


Edited by Goal Machine (06 Mar 2021 7.34am)

 

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View peterboroeagle's Profile peterboroeagle Flag peterborough 06 Mar 21 9.29am Send a Private Message to peterboroeagle Add peterboroeagle as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

I'm sure we could easily fill a 40k capacity stadium on a regular basis all the while we're a Prem club playing exciting football. Bloody Sainsbury's.

I think our International appeal, and apparently it's huge, has a lot to do with the club's name. Crystal Palace has a kind of glamorous ring to it that say Leeds, doesn't have to folk on the other side of the world. The name attracts attention.

There's a Crystal Palace hotel in Tombstone Arizona. Not a lot of people know that.


I remember seeing that in a western film once, may have been tombstone actually. Iíve just had a read up on it on google. Strangely thatís not the only coincidence ie the name. It was also part of the Golden Eagle brewery, and it burned down in 1882! The curse of the real Crystal Palace? Interesting read.

 

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View Putitout's Profile Putitout Online Flag Oxford 06 Mar 21 10.00am Send a Private Message to Putitout Add Putitout as a friend

Originally posted by dreamwaverider

By the way, to answer the poster questioning the Arthur. Iíve bee literally everywhere in Selhurst right back to when the Arthur was all terracing. The Arthur is the worst stand. Itís dark in there cramped. Crap food and never have what you want, but it is real old school with real old school singing fans. We easily out sing the Ultras when we get going. Iíd be happy to go back but only if they let us fill it. Which ainít gonna happen. Iím very lucky to have been all round. Loved the Homesdale when it was terracing. Thatís where I went then

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Used to be able to move all round the ground, other than the stand.
Change ends at half time, run on the pitch , half time .Full time.
Walk off with the players. Donít remember the players minding to much. Unreal. So very different now.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 06 Mar 21 10.05am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Putitout


Used to be able to move all round the ground, other than the stand.
Change ends at half time, run on the pitch , half time .Full time.
Walk off with the players. Donít remember the players minding to much. Unreal. So very different now.

In terms of moving around the ground I recall supporters moving at half-time to behind the goal we were going to be attacking in the second half.
In those days, before the game teams used to enter the pitch separately - Big cheer for our team and boos for the opposition!
Furthermore none of this perfunctory 'Hand shake' ritual before kick off.


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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Online Flag Midhurst 06 Mar 21 10.25am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by peterboroeagle


I remember seeing that in a western film once, may have been tombstone actually. Iíve just had a read up on it on google. Strangely thatís not the only coincidence ie the name. It was also part of the Golden Eagle brewery, and it burned down in 1882! The curse of the real Crystal Palace? Interesting read.

Yep, well done, it did feature in Tombstone and probably any other movie about the gunfight at the OK Corral. Didnít know the original burnt down - they've obviously rebuilt it. I've been there and got the shot glass to prove it. Very touristy though.

On the subject of Selhurst, I agree there is an old style magic about the ground. Football is essentially a working class game traditionally followed by working class blokes who were happy to stand to watch a game of football not have a cup of tea and a prawn sandwich.

A game lasts 90 minutes so say you're in the ground for 2 hours you're not going to die of thirst or starvation. I don't get this modern need to eat and drink all the time. And don't get me started about people who rustle, crunch and slurp their way through a film or show.

Anyway, although I can't go anymore, I'd hate to think Selhurst would be replaced by a sterile ground for the benefit of corporate hospitality.

 


Dad and I watched games standing on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end. He cheered and I rattled.

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 06 Mar 21 11.10am Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Originally posted by Eaglecoops

Youíll probably find that most have lived nearby to the ground at some point even if they have now moved away. We are primarily that sort of club.

I think you are right. I now live in Sussex just north of the Downs, but grew up in West Wickham. I know of other Palace fans living nearby but they all grew up in and around the Croydon area.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 06 Mar 21 11.13am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

I think you are right. I now live in Sussex just north of the Downs, but grew up in West Wickham. I know of other Palace fans living nearby but they all grew up in and around the Croydon area.

Probably a couple of years ago, I attended a match at Hassocks FC and got talking to a charming chap who was a supporter of our club.

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Online Flag Midhurst 06 Mar 21 11.23am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

Probably a couple of years ago, I attended a match at Hassocks FC and got talking to a charming chap who was a supporter of our club.

Maybe we should form a hard right Sussex Palace Old Gits Supporters Splinter Group. Or will we just argue about North vs South?

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Online Flag Midhurst 06 Mar 21 11.27am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Old Geezer

Maybe we should form a hard right Sussex Palace Old Gits Supporters Splinter Group. Or will we just argue about North vs South?

I need the nurse to bring my strong coffee ASAP. I did of course mean West vs East!

 

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