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View ChewyB's Profile ChewyB Flag Cuxton, Kent 23 Sep 04 2.43pm Send a Private Message to ChewyB Add ChewyB as a friend

Is it true that 9,000 odd Birmingham supporters turned up at Selhurst in "fancy dress" but then decided to make a mess at Selhurst Park?

Is this true? Please shed some light onto this matter!!!

 


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big fat london boy Flag gillingham..(pykey land) 23 Sep 04 2.45pm

they did inded turn up in fancy dress.we won 4-1 and ian wright scored a hatrick.if i remember we had to win 4-0 for something or other.and it kicked off big time in the arfur..ask your uncle patrick matt he'll remember it.

Edited by big fat london boy (23 Sep 2004 2:46pm)

 


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View REDNBLUEARMY69's Profile REDNBLUEARMY69 23 Sep 04 3.21pm Send a Private Message to REDNBLUEARMY69 Add REDNBLUEARMY69 as a friend

yeh big time Birmingham were relegated to the old 2nd div and their last game was to us so they decided to leave the division with an impact and they certainly done that remember one of the W*****S hitting a bloke who was in a wheelchair hated them ever since then so expect fire works when we play them soon

 

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View Stuk's Profile Stuk Flag Top half 23 Sep 04 3.26pm Send a Private Message to Stuk Add Stuk as a friend

Yeah i remember that game, as an 11 year old at the time I'd never seen anything like it. They were right in the corner between the arthur and holmesdale, where away fans were back then, and the barrier at the front just got pushed clean over and they were everywhere.

Didn't the police storm the pitch on horses?


 


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View fatbloke's Profile fatbloke Flag SE LONDON 23 Sep 04 3.27pm Send a Private Message to fatbloke Add fatbloke as a friend

It was a strange day. the pubs before the game were packed with Brum fans in fancy dress. Started off all light hearted, but started to become apparant that it may not finish the day that way. We needed to win by 4 goals to get automatic promotion if my memory serves me correctly. We wnt 3-0 up early on. Then one Brum fan climbed the floodlights, andthe game was held up for 30 minutes. In this time, a full scale riot happened on the pitch. Nuns were seen fighting, with pantomine horses involved. It made all the tv new programmes, not just because of the scale of the trouble, but also the fact that most were in fancy dress.

All turned out right in the end for palace, since we went on to win the play offs over two legs against Blackburn, and won promotion.

 

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View Dulwichsteve's Profile Dulwichsteve Flag (Another Girl) Another Planet 23 Sep 04 4.14pm Send a Private Message to Dulwichsteve Add Dulwichsteve as a friend

It was their 'Going Down in Style' Party. It all spilled onto the pitch and prompted a cavalry charge by mounted police diagonally across the pitch from the Sainsburys/Old stand corner to the Holmesdale/AW corner.
I recall seeing a photo afterwards showing Bugs Bunny whacking Adolf Hitler in the stand.
Those were the days....

 


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View eryr's Profile eryr Flag Caerphillydelphia 23 Sep 04 4.29pm Send a Private Message to eryr Add eryr as a friend

I was in the Old Stand. We couldn't see what was happening very clealy but after a while the Birmingham fans, all in fancy dress, were running across the pitch with 'bodies' on top of advertising hoardings used as makeshift stretchers.

It was all reminiscent of what happened at Hillsborough the previous month and you had the feeling that history was repeating itself. Fortunately no-one was seriously injured and quite a few Palace fans were jeering the Brum as they went by with their 'stretchers', a couple of whom indulged in a spot of fisticuffs with each other near the dug-outs!

All very neandertal but what else do you expect when Brum are in town?!

 


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View dowies_ugly_stick's Profile dowies_ugly_stick Flag Torturing the crazy frog and sweet... 23 Sep 04 4.31pm Send a Private Message to dowies_ugly_stick Add dowies_ugly_stick as a friend

I remember it clearly..

I must have been 15/16..Back then I used to sell the lottery tickets in the ground until 2.50, then rush my little bag to the lottery office then used my "Matchday Staff Pass" to go where the hell I liked in the ground.

That particular game I sat right at the back of W block I think- where all the singers went.

Back then the away supporters seated section was still in the same place as it is now, but the away fans could use any entrance of the Arthur to get in- hence supporters mixing together.

Well all the Brummies were happy singing before the game walking pass the back section of W block in their fancy dress....when a couple of them called a few Palace fans Cnuts or something like that. So being mental the Palace fan or two spat at the Brummie so it all kicked off with the fighting... I pooed my pants and stood right at the back watching these nut cases going at it.

It's still clear in my mind as the first bit of Football Hooliganism that I've been really close to.


Ahhhhhhhhh..... The memories.

 


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Quote eryr at 23 Sep 2004 4:29pm

I was in the Old Stand. We couldn't see what was happening very clealy but after a while the Birmingham fans, all in fancy dress, were running across the pitch with 'bodies' on top of advertising hoardings used as makeshift stretchers.

It was all reminiscent of what happened at Hillsborough the previous month and you had the feeling that history was repeating itself. Fortunately no-one was seriously injured and quite a few Palace fans were jeering the Brum as they went by with their 'stretchers', a couple of whom indulged in a spot of fisticuffs with each other near the dug-outs!

All very neandertal but what else do you expect when Brum are in town?!

Didn't they chuck a couple into the crowd in the arthur. I was at the back of the whitehorse terrace, had a great view and nicely away from harm.

 


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I was on the Holmesdale and remember it well. A bizarre day all round...

 

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big fat london boy Flag gillingham..(pykey land) 23 Sep 04 6.18pm

we just happend to be next to hitler who got a clump or several..and i also rember a great big coloured fella battering about 4 brum at once..laugh i nearly bought a round...
allegedly

Edited by big fat london boy (23 Sep 2004 6:18pm)

 


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View Deleagle's Profile Deleagle Flag and it's all yellow :O 23 Sep 04 6.21pm Send a Private Message to Deleagle Add Deleagle as a friend

I was standing in the Arthur Waite with a few of my mates. We were walking down the Whitehorse road on the way to the game talking to some Brummy fan in a Hitler costume, he seemed alright at the time. During the game we were watching this superman walking on the pitch in front of us when a palace guy from behind short forward and gave him a right old clouting before disappearing back into the crowd, you could do it then as it was standing. After the game, and long after the police had stormed the pitch with their horses, I returned quietly home. When I opened the Croydon Advertiser the following Friday I saw the pic of this Hitler Brummy on the front page. I have got the video of the game but haven't played it for ages and can't remember if it was edited out. I'll check it over the weekend.

Edited by derek (23 Sep 2004 6:27pm)

 


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