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When Eagles Dare: your best reactions and what the reviews say

9 June 2021

Crystal Palace documentary When Eagles Dare has finally landed after weeks of anticipation and waiting.

Within hours of airing, hundreds of you started sharing your reactions to the five-part series focusing on Palace's remarkable story from 2010-13.

A few of you even burned the midnight oil and watched through the small hours of the morning, with some fans enjoying as the background to a late-night shift, some watching overseas and others committing to the cause simply to finish first.

When Eagles Dare also received positive reviews online, with its 'fascinating perspective' and 'genuinely enjoyable' storytelling praised and one saying the documentary is "clearly a series born from the love of Palace."

In a complimentary review, fanzine Five Year Plan wrote:

"This documentary is a love letter. Not just to the Palace team of 2012/2013, but to the people and the moments that make these stories so compelling. To the fans, the players and the club that sits at the heart of a South London community. Our community. Our Palace."
 

Similarly, PA Media and Express Sport reporters George Sessions and Sam Smith said: 

Once the series went live, fans got stuck in. Perhaps most notable was Yannick Bolasie, who not only features in When Eagles Dare, but was gripped while watching it, too.

Yeah, he really enjoyed it.

Other supporters shared their excitement and enjoyment, with a few reactions selected below:

Finally, a word from the Palace figures most closely involved in bringing When Eagles Dare to our screens: Sean Webb, Chris Grierson and James Woodroof:

READ NEXT: When Eagles Dare guide - Everything you need to know

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