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Remembering Palace's 'Team of the Eighties'

8 October 2019

With BT Sport's 'Team of the Eighties' documentary premiering tonight at Croydon's Boxpark, we've taken a look back at Crystal Palace's famed turn of the decade.

In 1979, Palace's exciting, young blend of talent before would briefly sit top of the First Division before dropping into the second tier at the start of the 1980s: the decade they were supposed to dominate.

With the likes of Kenny Sansom, Vince Hilaire, Dave Swindlehurst and Billy Gilbert filling their ranks alongside more seasoned players such as Jim Cannon and John Burridge, Palace's success was much anticipated.

In the gallery above, you can see some of the best shots from the era which started with the great Malcolm Allison and ultimately ended with the departure of Terry Venables.

Make sure to head down to Boxpark this evening to watch the first-ever screening of BT Sport's excellent 'Team of the Eighties' documentary! Find out more details here.


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