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[Football] Holmesdale Fanatics Press Release











Sheebo

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Jul 13, 2003
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Interesting looking at their Twitter page and their photos from Arsenal at the weekend where alongside the relatively harmless (unless you're asthmatic) smoke things there is also someone in the ground clearly using a marine flare. That glowing metal tube in the bottom left photo is approaching 1600 to 2000 degrees C - even the pyro fanatics in Lewes bonfire don't use them on the streets anymore because they are such a hazard to anyone in proximity and if they touch your clothing or skin you're pretty messed up instantly. There's a reason alternative and appropriately named (but still illegal in the UK) "football flares" exist on the continent. In a stadium, where opportunities to douse them properly aren't going to be there, where it's crowded, where people in trainers might tread on them and never walk properly again using a marine flare is asking for a major incident and potentially catastrophic fire. What's the odds of these twonks being banned though?


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What the actual f*** is that?!?!?!!??

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Sheebo

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Jul 13, 2003
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I’ve noticed they’ve stopped replies being allowed on Twitter as fans everywhere used to just rip into them 🤣
 




brighton_tom

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What the actual f*** is that?!?!?!!??

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Adults wearing masks through a football game so you dont get caught with your naughty fireworks?! f***ing hell these guys are going to new levels of twatish bellendry.... Absolute cringeworthy embarrassment.

& i notice they're specially made palace ultras masks with a lovely little logo on :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
 


Sirnormangall

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Sep 21, 2017
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Fair enough, each to their own. If I'm being generous to myself, then I'm also in the middle aged group, but the Brighton and Palace fans I know would never have wanted to be part of a fake ultra group. It's just embarrassing, and I don't think I've ever been young enough to not realise that.



Well compared to those clubs, yes, we do, but we have more in common with other smallish clubs.
Yes I agree. I was a bit of a silly yob at times in my youth but I’d have been too embarrassed ( in fact laughable) at the thought of being an “ultra”
 


Happy Exile

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Apr 19, 2018
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Adults wearing masks through a football game so you dont get caught with your naughty fireworks?! f***ing hell these guys are going to new levels of twatish bellendry.... Absolute cringeworthy embarrassment.

& i notice they're specially made palace ultras masks with a lovely little logo on :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
It could be worse, a mere £23.85 gets you this

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Bozza

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Jul 4, 2003
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Back in Sussex
What about the inflatable seagulls that came out last weekend to warn off Harry the Haddock?
What does that mean? Is it supposed to be some sort of dig?

The Grimsby game at the Amex was really life-affirming. Inflatable haddock and inflatable seagulls were just silly fun things that were part of c30,000 football supporters having a great day out watching the sport they love. We have far more in common with Grimsby and their supporters than we do the clubs competing at the top-end of the Premier League.

Did the game lack the grit of games when my Dad first took me to the Goldstone in the late 70s and 80s? Absolutely, yes - the day had little in common with my earliest football experiences, but that doesn't make it worse. It doesn't make it tinpot. It doesn't mean people aren't "proper football supporters".

I genuinely feel sorry for anyone who finds the time to be bothered about, and sneer at other people having a good time. Maybe you weren't - but that's how it comes across.
 


lawros left foot

Glory hunting since 1969
Jun 11, 2011
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Worthing
What does that mean? Is it supposed to be some sort of dig?

The Grimsby game at the Amex was really life-affirming. Inflatable haddock and inflatable seagulls were just silly fun things that were part of c30,000 football supporters having a great day out watching the sport they love. We have far more in common with Grimsby and their supporters than we do the clubs competing at the top-end of the Premier League.

Did the game lack the grit of games when my Dad first took me to the Goldstone in the late 70s and 80s? Absolutely, yes - the day had little in common with my earliest football experiences, but that doesn't make it worse. It doesn't make it tinpot. It doesn't mean people aren't "proper football supporters".

I genuinely feel sorry for anyone who finds the time to be bothered about, and sneer at other people having a good time. Maybe you weren't - but that's how it comes across.


I was based in Scotland for a long period of time during the 70s/80s and on weekends that I couldn’t get home I would go , on my own ( there weren’t many other Albion fans on a Scottish based ship) to northern away games if we were playing.
I wish I had, had the experience that Grimsby fans had this weekend, no aggro, no being afraid to speak in case my southern accent gave away my club affiliation and led to a kicking.

It would have done my stress levels a world of good.
 


eaglesdan

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Sep 28, 2011
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What does that mean? Is it supposed to be some sort of dig?

The Grimsby game at the Amex was really life-affirming. Inflatable haddock and inflatable seagulls were just silly fun things that were part of c30,000 football supporters having a great day out watching the sport they love. We have far more in common with Grimsby and their supporters than we do the clubs competing at the top-end of the Premier League.

Did the game lack the grit of games when my Dad first took me to the Goldstone in the late 70s and 80s? Absolutely, yes - the day had little in common with my earliest football experiences, but that doesn't make it worse. It doesn't make it tinpot. It doesn't mean people aren't "proper football supporters".

I genuinely feel sorry for anyone who finds the time to be bothered about, and sneer at other people having a good time. Maybe you weren't - but that's how it comes across.
It was only meant as a response to everything Palace do being referred to as tinpot, because I believe that if Palace had lots of inflatable eagles (for example) it would have been added to the list of reasons why Palace are considered tinpot. I am sure we were called out after last years semi final for the balloons and the HF display for it being tinpot, when I think it added a sense of colour to the occasion. Balloons have been a Palace thing since the 1990 FA Cup semi, and they come out for most of our "big games". I personally dont think it makes it tinpot, and I dont personally think inflatable seagulls in response to inflatable fish is tinpot either, just something to enjoy. I also agree that Palace have a lot more in common with teams like Grimsby, than the so called big 6, who are only going to get bigger and more arrogant. I like the fact that smaller teams like Brentford, Fulham etc can give these teams a kick up the backside, I just wish, for obvious reasons that Brighton weren't one of them this season :)
 




eaglesdan

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Sep 28, 2011
213
Shame the original now bankrupt CPFC are not around to sue the phoenix club Palace from stealing their heritage. Ive heard of expanding the truth but theyve got a cheek.

Proposed crest saying 1861, what BS, the now historical and dead Palace was formed in 1905.
CPFC2010 as they are formally and officially known are 13 years old.

Sainsburys has a longer history at Selhurst than the present club.
I know most folk on here would share that opinion, as is your right, but in my mind, the club I have supported since the seventies is still the same club, playing at the same ground. there are several clubs that have been in administration like us (not many twice), but the fans were not responsible for that, and the fans didnt choose to go down the 1861 route. We have continued to support the same team. Not sure what has happened to Brighton when they have been through a change of ownership, but at the end of the day, its still the same team as far as the fans are concerned.
 


Horses Arse

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Jun 25, 2004
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here and there
It was only meant as a response to everything Palace do being referred to as tinpot, because I believe that if Palace had lots of inflatable eagles (for example) it would have been added to the list of reasons why Palace are considered tinpot. I am sure we were called out after last years semi final for the balloons and the HF display for it being tinpot, when I think it added a sense of colour to the occasion. Balloons have been a Palace thing since the 1990 FA Cup semi, and they come out for most of our "big games". I personally dont think it makes it tinpot, and I dont personally think inflatable seagulls in response to inflatable fish is tinpot either, just something to enjoy. I also agree that Palace have a lot more in common with teams like Grimsby, than the so called big 6, who are only going to get bigger and more arrogant. I like the fact that smaller teams like Brentford, Fulham etc can give these teams a kick up the backside, I just wish, for obvious reasons that Brighton weren't one of them this season :)
Yes, I remember the bit about the balloons. Thought it very funny the excitement it caused, like balloons were the new thing. Twitter was awash with cpfc balloon related stuff.

Beyond Palace thinking it's some sort of cpfc identity, part of their history, it's nothing to be embarrassed about. What club diesbt/hasn't taken balloons to big games?

The 'HF' club sponsored wannabe hoolies on the other hand. Absolutely horrendously embarrassing for the whole pyramid of football.
 


jackanada

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Jul 19, 2011
3,235
Brighton
I know most folk on here would share that opinion, as is your right, but in my mind, the club I have supported since the seventies is still the same club, playing at the same ground. there are several clubs that have been in administration like us (not many twice), but the fans were not responsible for that, and the fans didnt choose to go down the 1861 route. We have continued to support the same team. Not sure what has happened to Brighton when they have been through a change of ownership, but at the end of the day, its still the same team as far as the fans are concerned.
Apologies that it's not really relevant, but I believe there are only two current teams to have been in administration twice. Crystal Palace and Portsmouth. The mechanism by which Brighton fans have caused this is unknown.
 






Frankworthington

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Jul 17, 2019
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South Shields
Don't know about other Palace fans, but I was here last Thursday to admit again that we got off lightly, but that we would hopefully survive to renew hostilities again. Once March scored, our heads dropped and it was game over. I dont doubt that you will finish above us this season, but who knows how next season will pan out.
You will finish 10th in the Championship or even go through the divisions like you did in 72/73 and 73/74
 




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