Nathaniel Clyne, Jes Rak-Sakyi, Tayo Adaramola and Killian Phillips joined Brighty in front of a packed house, as they heard from their heroes in the flesh – for many, seeing a Palace player in person for the first time.
One fan had been supporting the Eagles from Australia for 55-years, managing to get across to Selhurst Park just once to see them play, and there were plenty others in a similar predicament.
So the arrival of the four players was greeted with euphoria. There was special applause given to Phillips for his performance against Liverpool in Singapore, and to Rak-Sakyi and Adaramola for making their first-team debuts last season.
Nathaniel Clyne spoke of his joy at returning to the club, and his mixed emotions at being coached by former teammate Shaun Derry…
Check out the best shots from the event in the gallery