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View Ginger Pubic Wig's Profile Ginger Pubic Wig Flag Wickham de L'Ouest 08 Nov 21 6.31am Send a Private Message to Ginger Pubic Wig Add Ginger Pubic Wig as a friend

So I was saying to my son...

In my life, I think this is the best football I can remember us playing, so he should cherish this moment (he absolutely is).

Maybe this team loses to the best Coppell side, but the best Coppell side was unashamedly bang-it-and-whack it.

I saw Dowie, Bruce and even Freedman teams play lovely stuff in the second tier. But it was in the second tier and nowhere near this intensity.

Then there was the team of the '80s but honestly I can't remember that team as I was young and hardly got to see it anyway.

So, based only on the football being pleasing to watch, how does this stack up in people's minds?

 


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View uncleneal's Profile uncleneal Flag Croydon 08 Nov 21 7.39am Send a Private Message to uncleneal Add uncleneal as a friend

Remember the purple patch under Bruce but Championship. Pulis, Allardyce and even Pardew had little runs where we were very effective but this seems to be on a different level.

We dominate the ball, look to play every opportunity and really should be higher up the table.

Trying not to get carried away - letís see what the next 2 months bring but certainly, very enjoyable.

 

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View Ginger Pubic Wig's Profile Ginger Pubic Wig Flag Wickham de L'Ouest 08 Nov 21 8.42am Send a Private Message to Ginger Pubic Wig Add Ginger Pubic Wig as a friend

Oh yeah. I'm not calling this as our future.

 


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View chris123's Profile chris123 Online Flag hove actually 08 Nov 21 8.44am Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

I bet Wilf's enjoying it.

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 08 Nov 21 8.49am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Some of the football we played in the early part of 1979-80 was "cracking", but it did fall away rather rapidly. Maybe it's slightly too early to make the "best-ever" judgement, but the current standard of play is pretty damned good.

Edited by YT (08 Nov 2021 8.50am)

 


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View Harpo's Profile Harpo Flag Oxfordshire 08 Nov 21 9.20am Send a Private Message to Harpo Add Harpo as a friend

I do remember the team of the '80's, and what an exciting time it was. But it was all too short.

The difference today is that I feel that the progress is being managed with the future in mind.

You might also consider that the current team comprises the best players we've ever had...

CG, WZ, EE, with Olisť, Joel and OE not far behind.

Whereas other outstanding players of the past (in my mind) include Kenny Sansom, Don Rogers, Nigel Martyn, AJ.
But they never played together.

So yes, I agree, these are the most exciting times and long may it last.

And now, when you tell someone that you support the Palace, people no longer respond with the question 'Why'?


 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 08 Nov 21 9.59am Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by Harpo

I do remember the team of the '80's, and what an exciting time it was. But it was all too short.

The difference today is that I feel that the progress is being managed with the future in mind.

You might also consider that the current team comprises the best players we've ever had...

CG, WZ, EE, with Olisť, Joel and OE not far behind.

Whereas other outstanding players of the past (in my mind) include Kenny Sansom, Don Rogers, Nigel Martyn, AJ.
But they never played together.

So yes, I agree, these are the most exciting times and long may it last.

And now, when you tell someone that you support the Palace, people no longer respond with the question 'Why'?


No one ever said Why to me. Palace is a much loved club

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 08 Nov 21 10.00am Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Now we got Texter looks like the new stand will go ahead. As we are building it over the existing it wonít disrupt the crowd noise during construction.

 

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 08 Nov 21 10.03am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

We're playing very attractive football at the moment. No doubt about it, and getting the results too.

Best ever? Probably. But difficult to make comparisons with past teams because so much has changed. The pitches, the balls, the quality of opposition and coaching.

Consider all these things (and more probably) and we certainly should look better than, say, Terry Venables' team. Everything about the game in general today is so much more structured and 'professional'. Like most sports really.

Suffice to say, I'm enjoying watching us play stylish, attacking football more today than the last few seasons for sure.

 


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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 08 Nov 21 10.03am Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Once we get the new stand the Arthur gantry will go and all the top tier fans will realise there is a full pitch out there.
They will then understand why we are talking about the quality of the football cos they will see it all at last.

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag bristol 08 Nov 21 10.04am Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by dreamwaverider

No one ever said Why to me. Palace is a much loved club

No, but they occasionally say "who?"

(Some people have said they like our club because they like the name!... think this is the beginning of a new thread...)

 

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View Glazier#1's Profile Glazier#1 Flag 08 Nov 21 7.36pm Send a Private Message to Glazier#1 Add Glazier#1 as a friend

Originally posted by Ginger Pubic Wig

So I was saying to my son...

In my life, I think this is the best football I can remember us playing, so he should cherish this moment (he absolutely is).

Maybe this team loses to the best Coppell side, but the best Coppell side was unashamedly bang-it-and-whack it.

I saw Dowie, Bruce and even Freedman teams play lovely stuff in the second tier. But it was in the second tier and nowhere near this intensity.

Then there was the team of the '80s but honestly I can't remember that team as I was young and hardly got to see it anyway.

So, based only on the football being pleasing to watch, how does this stack up in people's minds?

Yes, The Venables side. There were times under Tel when, if you were playing away, Palace would swarm and you could hear a silent tension in the home crowd, if you know what I mean. There's no doubt that, in their day, they were a smart and confident side.

However, given the skill level and intensity of the modern game, this side has to be considered as the best we've ever had.

I looked back at the 4-3 semi final win over Liverpool and the level of skills in that game was comparatively poor compared to what we regularly see on a weekend these days.

Edited by Glazier#1 (08 Nov 2021 7.40pm)

 

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