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Memberships: We Welcome Member No.2500

2 July 2015

There are plenty of ways in which Palace fans can follow the Eagles in 2015-16 and one such way is the club's membership scheme.

A number of different membership packages are available to supporters, young or old, local or abroad, and they can be bought by CLICKING HERE.

We already have record numbers of fans signing up to become members for the new season, enjoying a host of different benefits depending on the package they chose.

Paul and James Fountain are the 2499th and 2500th members to sign up for the new campaign. We caught up with them to find out more.

1. What made you become a Palace fan & how long have you been one?

Paul: I was born in Croydon and lived a stone’s throw from Selhurst Park in the early years before moving to Kent. In the late 1970s I was attending secondary school when football was ‘the’ sport and it was believed that you should support the team where your initial roots are. I've followed Palace right through the seventies to present day, through the good times and bad.

James: I've been a Palace fan all my life! I have to thank my father for bringing me up like this and I would not have had any other option than to be a Palace fan because of him. Although it has only been in the last five years that I have really followed Palace closely. 

2. Favourite ever Palace player and why?

Paul: Jim Cannon on the strength of number of games played for the club (663) and captain for over 10 years.

James: It has to be Wilfried Zaha! I always have loved his flicks and tricks along with his pace and skill. 

3. What was the first Palace game you watched, and where did you watch it?

Paul: August 21st 1979 against Southampton at home in the old Holmesdale terraces. We drew 0-0.

James: October 22 2011 was the first time that I saw Palace play. We were away to Ipswich Town and I can remember just how excited I was! To see players like Julian Speroni or Zaha in the flesh was great. I also remember hearing all the Palace fan’s singing and just how loud they were.

4.      Favourite Palace memory?

Paul: Has to be winning promotion from the old second division to the First division and that night when over 50,000 people saw the famous 2-0 victory over Burnley. We were promoted as champions above Brighton which was doubly sweet!

James: My happiest moment as a Palace fan is the play off final in 2013.

5.      How long have you been a CPFC member for?

Paul: This is the third season we have been members of CPFC under the new structure of buying tickets.  Working away on business quite a bit doesn’t allow me to get to as many games as I’d like, however of late as my son, James is an avid Eagle, it allows us good father and son bonding time going to the games.

James: For the past three years I have been a member at CPFC.

6.       What made you decide to join as a CPFC Gold Member this year?

Paul: To support CPFC and go to as many games as possible.  The 15/16 season should be a minimum top 10 finish, given the last two seasons in the top flight have both had rocky starts.

James: Being 15 I have got a teen eagle membership this year, I have always wanted a stadium tour and to see new areas of Selhurst Park.

7.       What are you hoping to see at Palace in the 15/16 season?

Paul: Some silverware finally at the club. A good cup run would be good and the FA cup must be destined for SE25 at some stage, so why not this year?

James: I would like to see some new interesting signings in the transfer window and maybe an improvement in the league position but the main thing has to be that the wonderful atmosphere around the club stays the same for the fans.

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