Vince Hilaire, Hello Hello

Vince Hillaire

Sometimes there is a very tenuous/weak link and this next one has to be the poorest excuse I’ve ever used to post some music in relation to football. But it is also gives me a great excuse to shine a light on a Crystal Palace legend: photograph copyright © of George Herringshaw & sporting-heroes.net Vince Hilaire, who was a member of the Crystal Palace ‘Team of the Eighties’ – so called because Terry Venables took them to the semi-finals of the FA Cup and from the Third Division to the First Division in three seasons. About the man… Vince was…

Eagles Flying Low ?

…or something about their wings being clipped ? I dunno… I’ll come back to this when I’ve got a better title. This is the other post looking at two teams with two common denominators: 1) They are in a financial crisis and 2) but they are still in the FA Cup. The club featured yesterday are close to being wound up in court. Late Update: Notts County have a new owner. Yet another false dawn ? We’ll see. Sadly for this next lot though things are far worse because they went into administration a few weeks back and (at the…

Venables Is A Swinger

Another run out for Dagenham Dave and his penchant for belting out the occasional tune. I don’t have anything to add what I previously wrote so I’ll repost the quote from an article about him: “… He’s [Venables] not new to crooning. As a nightclub owner he used to treat the punters to a regular SingalongaTel, and as a teenager he sang with band leader Joe Loss. At 17 he had to choose between football and singing. “I won the week’s talent contest at Butlins, and was invited back for September. I said to [the manager] Tommy Docherty, ‘Look, I’ve…

Stranger Than Fiction

This one starts out as strange and then gets a whole lot weird… Here’s a chant that Palace fans would have heard a few years back: “He’s fat, he’s round, he’s taking Crystal Palace down…” The Swede with a turning circle of the Titanic came to our attention when he scored the winning goal in their match against England which knocked us out of Euro ’92. Well come on. It was the Graham Turnip era and have a look at who was on the field for us that night: England: Woods, Batty, Pearce, Keown, Walker, Palmer, Platt, Webb, Sinton (Merson,…