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My favorite Crystal Palace shirt – Best football kits series – Part 11

Favorite Crystal Palace Shirts
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In part 11 of our ‘best football kits’ series we go to England for Crystal Palace. We see some great Crystal Palace shirts by Andy, Tim and Chris.

They have been asked the following questions:

  • Since when do you follow Crystal Palace?
  • Why did you become a Crystal Palace fan?
  • What clubs, other than Crystal Palace, do you support?
  • What is your best Crystal Palace moment ever?
  • Do you have any dream or wish in relation to Crystal Palace?
  • What is your favorite Crystal Palace home shirt?
  • What is your favorite Crystal Palace away shirt?
  • How many Crystal Palace shirts do you have?
  • What is your favorite 2013/14 shirt, other than Crystal Palace?
  • What is your favorite ‘all time’ shirt, other than Crystal Palace?

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Andy Burton is the first on Crystal Palace to answer the questions. Andy publish the football shirt site Kit Classics. You can follow Andy on Twitter as well.

Since when do you follow Crystal Palace?
My first match was in February 1966.

Why did you become a Crystal Palace fan?
My family were all Palace fans and I was taken by my brothers to watch matches.

What clubs, other than Crystal Palace, do you support?
My grandfather played for Reading reserves so I have an interest in them but would not call myself a supporter.

What is your best Crystal Palace moment ever?
There have been many ups and downs supporting Palace but seeing them play in the 1990 FA Cup Final and so nearly winning it is probably the proudest moment.

Do you have any dream or wish in relation to Crystal Palace?
To continue to be a club that provides many good and bad moments, supporting a club is not all about winning but sharing good times and bad.

What is your favorite Crystal Palace home shirt?
I will select 2 shirts within the 2 main colour era’s (Claret and Sky blue and Red and blue). In the claret and blue era the 1969 to 1971 pin stripes made by Bukta.

In the red and blue era 1988-90 also made by Bukta.

Favorite Crystal Palace kit according to Andy Burton

What is your favorite Crystal Palace away shirt?
The first ‘sash’ kit worn in the FA Cup run of 1975-76.

How many Crystal Palace shirts do you have?
42 at present.

What is your favorite 2013/14 shirt, other than Crystal Palace?
Manchester City home shirt.

What is your favorite ‘all time’ shirt, other than Crystal Palace?
Too many to choose from.

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Second is Tim Warren, a Palace season ticket holder.

Since when do you follow Crystal Palace?
I went to my first Palace game with friends when I was about 18 and although it was a cup game against Lincoln City I was hooked from then really!

Why did you become a Crystal Palace fan?
Like I said I enjoyed my first match and I just started going more frequently as and when I got the chances to go.

What clubs, other than Crystal Palace, do you support?
I was a big supporter of non-league Ashford Town back in those days, so I didn’t see Palace play that often, although gradually I watched Ashford less and Palace more and I have been a season ticket holder for over 10 years now.

What is your best Crystal Palace moment ever?
I think it has to be the recent Play Off Final against Watford – simply because nobody gave us a chance at the start of the season, especially when we lost our first 3 games. It was a massive achievement, for such a competitive league.

Do you have any dream or wish in relation to Crystal Palace?
I would love to see Palace stay in the Premier League for the first time, having been relegated every other time. Then we can push on as a Premier League club.

What is your favorite Crystal Palace home shirt?
My favourite was probably the red and blue stipe Adidas kit – simple but effective.

The best Crystal Palace shirts according to Tim

What is your favorite Crystal Palace away shirt?
I really love this year’s black shirt with a sash. It is branded by the club and is so popular I haven’t got hold of one yet! I have also like a number of the yellow shirts produced over the years.

How many Crystal Palace shirts do you have?
I only have half a dozen or so now, but only because I had a purge last year and got rid of loads. I used to always buy the latest shirt but now I tend to be more sensible and only get one every couple of seasons – and only if it has changed a fair bit!

What is your favorite 2013/14 shirt, other than Crystal Palace?
I haven’t got a favourite really but I do like it when a club goes a little retro and produces something similar to the good old days!

What is your favorite ‘all time’ shirt, other than Crystal Palace?
There has always been something about the Brazil shirts that I have loved over the years. Again simple but effective with the yellow and a hint of green. That said I have never splashed out on one!

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And last in this Crystal Palace kit interview is Chris Allen. You can follow Palace fan Chris on Twitter.

Since when do you follow Crystal Palace?
Since 1950.

Why did you become a Crystal Palace fan?
Born into it :)

What clubs, other than Crystal Palace, do you support?
No other than Palace.

What is your best Crystal Palace moment ever?
There are 2. First ever Promotion to top flight in 1969. And Reaching first ever FA Cup Final 1990.

Do you have any dream or wish in relation to Crystal Palace?
Premier League survival this year.

What is your favorite Crystal Palace home shirt?
1972//3 Don Rogers style.

The best Crystal Palace shirt according to Chris

What is your favorite Crystal Palace away shirt?
91/2 Yellow Brazil Style.

How many Crystal Palace shirts do you have?
About 30.

What is your favorite 2013/14 shirt, other than Crystal Palace?
No other than Palace.

What is your favorite ‘all time’ shirt, other than Crystal Palace?
No other than Palace.

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I like to thank Andy, Tim and Chris for sharing their Palace kit story.

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Thanks,

Dennis Woudt

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