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View IMilburn's Profile IMilburn Flag Haywards Heath 20 Sep 21 7.48pm Send a Private Message to IMilburn Add IMilburn as a friend

An early memory of Palace for me was Terry Long crashing in a long range goal in the famous friendly vs Real Madrid ...

 

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View Wisbech Eagle's Profile Wisbech Eagle Flag Truro Cornwall 20 Sep 21 8.42pm Send a Private Message to Wisbech Eagle Add Wisbech Eagle as a friend

I got to know Terry quite well after he retired, as we were neighbours. He lived in High Wycombe and whilst playing for Wycombe Wanderers was recommended to the club by one of our Directors, who was part of the family that owned Ercol Furniture.

I, too, saw the game against Real Madrid and was on the Holmesdale right behind the shot. I think it's fair to say that the defenders gave him the time and space to hit it! It was, after all, an exhibition match, but so wonderful to see their world-class stars at our ground. Terry was very laid back about it!

He played in the days of the maximum wage, so did not live the superstar life they do now in the PL. I lost touch when we moved on. Sad to know he has passed.

 

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View Zimeagle's Profile Zimeagle Flag Harare 21 Sep 21 3.27pm Send a Private Message to Zimeagle Add Zimeagle as a friend

That's sad - RIP Terry.
I remember the Real Madrid goal and his testimonial.
Not a star, but I remember him as a reliable, sound player who was held in high regard and affection by the fans.

 

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View baldeagle73's Profile baldeagle73 Flag Leamington spa 21 Sep 21 3.29pm Send a Private Message to baldeagle73 Add baldeagle73 as a friend

Sad news RIP terry

 


walking down the holmesdale road to see the palace aces!

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View Superwag's Profile Superwag Flag Westoning, Bedfordshire 11 Oct 21 9.07am Send a Private Message to Superwag Add Superwag as a friend

Just seen this thread.
Terry Long - such a great player for Palace in the day. I too remember the Real Madrid goal but he was more than just that. A real pro who never let the team or the fans down. RIP Terry

 


Beckenham born; Palace for life (since 195.

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 13 Oct 21 10.14am Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Originally posted by eagleman13

He was indeed & ive found the score CPFC 2-6 IntXI

I thought the score was something silly like 7-5 but that may have been the George Petchy testimonial game a year or two later.

 

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View glaziermart's Profile glaziermart Flag 13 Oct 21 10.42pm Send a Private Message to glaziermart Add glaziermart as a friend

Top player. So consistent. Loved watching him play

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 14 Oct 21 8.22am Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

It seems that CPFC Trust asked the club why they hadnít commemorated Terry, when they had Jimmy Greaves and Roger Hunt, apparently it had not been considered! Absolutely staggering


Edited by Spiderman (14 Oct 2021 8.23am)

 

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View Teddy Eagle's Profile Teddy Eagle Online Flag 14 Oct 21 9.35am Send a Private Message to Teddy Eagle Add Teddy Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

It seems that CPFC Trust asked the club why they hadnít commemorated Terry, when they had Jimmy Greaves and Roger Hunt, apparently it had not been considered! Absolutely staggering


Edited by Spiderman (14 Oct 2021 8.23am)

That is really disappointing for a player who had the second highest number of appearances for the club.
One ex-player some will remember is Roy Barry, a pretty fiercesome competitor, who is still going strong at 79. When last seen in April he was delivering for a local fishmonger.

 

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View jackosperoni's Profile jackosperoni Flag Penzance, Cornwall 14 Oct 21 10.52am Send a Private Message to jackosperoni Add jackosperoni as a friend

Scored the only goal on my first visit to 'The Temple of Football' against QPR in 1967. Never saw it mind you, as I was stuck at the back of the Holmesdale with my Grandad, who wouldn't let me down to the front on my own! My Gramps bought me a hotdog for missing the goal which made me sick all night. My nan told him never to take me to the Palace again!

Next time I went was when we beat Fulham 3-2 to gain promotion to Div 1 for the first time ever.

RIP Terry Long - A true Palace great!

 

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View chris123's Profile chris123 Flag hove actually 14 Oct 21 11.39am Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

I thought the score was something silly like 7-5 but that may have been the George Petchy testimonial game a year or two later.

According to Gary Imlach's book about his dad, you're right, 7-5 to the Internationals.

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 14 Oct 21 11.55am Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by chris123

According to Gary Imlach's book about his dad, you're right, 7-5 to the Internationals.

According to this programme on sale it was 2-6

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Can't find anything on the new pfaffed CPFC website, which is a shame. Still as 'Spider' posted the club didnt deem it important.

 


Is now OFFICIALLY retired.

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