Football Scarf in the colours of
- Premium football scarf in the colours of Crystal Palace
- No logos, no badges, no branding - 100% unofficial
- Made in Great Britain of pure Saxony wool
- In stock - usually despatched within 24hrs
- Length: 72 inches (183 cm)
- Width: 10 inches (25 cm)
- Recorded delivery worldwide
- UK: 2 - 4 working days
- Europe: 5 - 7 working days
- Rest of the World: 5 - 10 working days
Nickname: The Eagles
Ground: Selhurst Park
- FA Cup Runners-up: 1990, 2016
- English Second Tier Champions: 1979, 2004
Back in 1905 the owners of the The Crystal Palace (at the time the FA Cup Final venue) wanted their own club and Crystal Palace FC was founded to use the ground. They originally played in Aston Villa colours but changed to their famous red and blue stripes with the arrival of manager Malcolm Allison in 1973 who adopted the colours of FC Barcelona.
Allison was succeeded by another charismatic manager Terry Venables who created an exciting side which the great Jimmy Greaves labelled the Team of the Eighties. The Eagles won the FA Youth Cup in 1977 and 1978 and the club won promotion to the top flight in 1979.
Almost as soon as the Team of the Eighties label had stuck the promise of that young side began to fade. They finished in mid-table in 1980 and were relegated back to the Second Division the following year. Terry Venables moved onto London rivals QPR, star player Kenny Sansom to Arsenal and the team began to break up.
The club bounced back at the end of the decade. Palace gained promotion back to the top-flight in 1989 and reached the 1990 FA Cup Final losing to Manchester United in the final. The following year Crystal Palace finished third in the league.
Not content with sharing the capital with twelve other professional football clubs, Palace has its biggest rivalry with a team 50 miles south of London – Brighton & Hove Albion. Known as the M23 derby, the origins of this enmity are not 100% clear. It probably goes back to the 1976–77 FA Cup when the two teams were drawn together in the First Round. The tie went to two replays, but the controversy was based on referee Ron Challis ordering a successful Brighton penalty be retaken because of Palace player encroachment. The retake was saved, Palace won the game 1–0 and a fierce rivalry was born.
It must be fun down at Selhurst Park; comedians Eddie Izzard, Harry Enfield, Sean Hughes, Ronnie Corbett, Kevin Day and Jo Brand are all Crystal Palace fans. As are Inbetweeners stars Simon Bird and James Buckley – respectively the clever one and the pervy one.