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View scarlet's Profile scarlet Flag Turkey 31 Jan 24 10.02am Send a Private Message to scarlet Add scarlet as a friend

After spending over 50 years watching and supporting Palace I've never seen them win any major trophy( and no - beating Burnley to win the Championship doesn't really count ). But I've seen them scalp some of the best teams on a regular basis. And when relegation time comes around they really are value for money, often pulling off some of the great escapes. And while the prodigious talent of Eze probably saved Roy's bacon in the short term it's shaping up for another hmdinger this year too!

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 31 Jan 24 10.24am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by scarlet

After spending over 50 years watching and supporting Palace I've never seen them win any major trophy( and no - beating Burnley to win the Championship doesn't really count ). But I've seen them scalp some of the best teams on a regular basis. And when relegation time comes around they really are value for money, often pulling off some of the great escapes. And while the prodigious talent of Eze probably saved Roy's bacon in the short term it's shaping up for another hmdinger this year too!

When you are not in contention for major trophies you have to have something to cling onto. My tag line is One More Point because each season we always seem to be chasing that elusive one more point it's what makes us Palace fans.

We never do things the easy way, I can't imagine supporting a big team and worrying about which world class player we are going to sign or will we win one or 2 trophies this season.

It's never boring being a Palace fan.

Edited by Badger11 (31 Jan 2024 10.25am)

 


One more point

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 31 Jan 24 11.24am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Don't underestimate our fabulous win at Wembley in the 1991 ZDS cup scarlet. Only Forest have won it since. What a fun day that was. Maybe not a major trophy, but a trophy nonetheless.

But, like you, I'm not bothered about not winning a major trophy. Just being at the 1990 Cup Final (still got my rosette) with my dad was enough for me. The atmosphere we created had never been seen before. That was fun too.

Us old chaps would seem to have a more tolerant and understanding respect for the Palace having been round the block a few times.

Last night's win was fun too.

 


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 monkey's Profile monkey Flag 31 Jan 24 11.44am Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

I always remember my Chelsea supporting nephew saying to me once how can I support rubbish like Palace? Heís in his twenties and has only ever known the Chelsea thatís loaded and winning trophies. My reply was simple, itís about where I come from for a start, also success for a lot of clubs isnít just about winning trophies. For us getting promotion is success, which weíve done several times in my 49 years, then success is about staying up, especially these days.
Also the memories of last day promotions, even last day survivals, beating the big boys occasionally and the play off finals, the occasional cup run all the way to Wembley a few times.
My Chelsea supporting in laws have got nothing as far as Iím concerned because they donít go to games, they might have been winning trophies over the years, but if youíre not there to see it youíve got nothing!!

 

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View Zimeagle's Profile Zimeagle Flag Harare 31 Jan 24 12.40pm Send a Private Message to Zimeagle Add Zimeagle as a friend

We've just had the 48th anniversary of our cup win at Leeds. We were in the 3rd division and Leeds were the equivalent of Man City now.
There's an interview with Malcolm Allison where he explains that he played 5-2-3, with wing backs, to confuse Leeds who were so meticulous in their preparation that they would know exactly how Palace normally played.
When Palace arrived at the ground Don Howe, Leeds manager, said to Malcolm Allison " we're playing really well Malcolm ". Big Mal replied " you're going to need to today, Don "
One of my favourite Palace performances.

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag 31 Jan 24 12.50pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by Zimeagle

We've just had the 48th anniversary of our cup win at Leeds. We were in the 3rd division and Leeds were the equivalent of Man City now.
There's an interview with Malcolm Allison where he explains that he played 5-2-3, with wing backs, to confuse Leeds who were so meticulous in their preparation that they would know exactly how Palace normally played.
When Palace arrived at the ground Don Howe, Leeds manager, said to Malcolm Allison " we're playing really well Malcolm ". Big Mal replied " you're going to need to today, Don "
One of my favourite Palace performances.

Big Mal and Terry Venables were years ahead of their time, thatís why we all look back on those times with great fondness, at times we were playing with a style that hadnít been seen before

 

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View Elpis's Profile Elpis Flag In a pub 31 Jan 24 1.23pm Send a Private Message to Elpis Add Elpis as a friend

Originally posted by Zimeagle

We've just had the 48th anniversary of our cup win at Leeds. We were in the 3rd division and Leeds were the equivalent of Man City now.
There's an interview with Malcolm Allison where he explains that he played 5-2-3, with wing backs, to confuse Leeds who were so meticulous in their preparation that they would know exactly how Palace normally played.
When Palace arrived at the ground Don Howe, Leeds manager, said to Malcolm Allison " we're playing really well Malcolm ". Big Mal replied " you're going to need to today, Don "
One of my favourite Palace performances.

I suddenly feel old . I was just 16 then and loved every minute of that game . I would also admit I hated every minute of the bus ride back to the station . But yes great times and probably my favourite time following the club around the country .

 


And we still need a striker

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 31 Jan 24 2.57pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Originally posted by Zimeagle

We've just had the 48th anniversary of our cup win at Leeds. We were in the 3rd division and Leeds were the equivalent of Man City now.
There's an interview with Malcolm Allison where he explains that he played 5-2-3, with wing backs, to confuse Leeds who were so meticulous in their preparation that they would know exactly how Palace normally played.
When Palace arrived at the ground Don Howe, Leeds manager, said to Malcolm Allison " we're playing really well Malcolm ". Big Mal replied " you're going to need to today, Don "
One of my favourite Palace performances.

I think Jimmy Armfield was manager at the time

 

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Didnít know where to post this but Barry Bannon just been given man of the match. Always loved his effort. He must be in his 40ís by now surely.

Nice one Barry

 

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View Mapletree's Profile Mapletree Flag Croydon 31 Jan 24 11.01pm Send a Private Message to Mapletree Add Mapletree as a friend

Originally posted by Eaglecoops

Didnít know where to post this but Barry Bannon just been given man of the match. Always loved his effort. He must be in his 40ís by now surely.

Nice one Barry

34. But looked old early

 

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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Flag 01 Feb 24 5.53am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

100%

Originally posted by monkey

I always remember my Chelsea supporting nephew saying to me once how can I support rubbish like Palace? Heís in his twenties and has only ever known the Chelsea thatís loaded and winning trophies. My reply was simple, itís about where I come from for a start, also success for a lot of clubs isnít just about winning trophies. For us getting promotion is success, which weíve done several times in my 49 years, then success is about staying up, especially these days.
Also the memories of last day promotions, even last day survivals, beating the big boys occasionally and the play off finals, the occasional cup run all the way to Wembley a few times.
My Chelsea supporting in laws have got nothing as far as Iím concerned because they donít go to games, they might have been winning trophies over the years, but if youíre not there to see it youíve got nothing!!

 

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View mtp1958's Profile mtp1958 Flag Grays 02 Feb 24 10.04am Send a Private Message to mtp1958 Add mtp1958 as a friend

Its been said 1000 times we have been on a roller coaster for years , I started supporting after man utd 5-0 , then you learn what supporting palace is all about , after 53 years nothing changed , 6 relegations 3 admins 2 F A cup finals ! zds number of semi finals and going to , over 1500 games home and away and getting soaked , frozen , and bored to death watching some games , would i swap that and support someone else who win trophy's every year ,never in a million years, and i am a Essex boy , so dont even live near Croydon but just love the club COYP

 

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