Back in the Day: October 11th - Neil Warnock is Appointed as Manager of Crystal Palace for the First Time
Thursday 11th October 1951
Neil McSteen in his book ‘Crystal Palace: On This Day’ remembered:
“With Crystal Palace two points off the bottom of the table, the board decided to dispense with the services of joint-managers Fred Dawes (below) and Charles Slade. Slade reverted back to his role of chief scout, but it was the end of Dawes’ association with the Glaziers, a club he joined as a player in 1936 from Northampton Town.”
Saturday 11th October 1975
Crystal Palace 3-0 Grimsby Town
League Division Three – Att: 15,549
Manager: Malcolm Allison
Crystal Palace continued to lead the way in Division Two after a comfortable 3-0 win over Grimsby, thanks to goals from David Kemp (below), Dave Swindlehurst and Ian Evans. Ultimately Allison’s Eagles would not last the pace in the league and would finish fifth, but this season would be more memorable for the FA Cup run.
Saturday 11th October 1980
Sunderland 1-0 Crystal Palace
League Division One - Att: 25,423
Manager: Terry Venables
The so-called ‘Team of the Eighties’ was falling apart. This defeat was the seventh on the bounce and Palace were rooted to the bottom of Division One. Terry Venables’ days as manager were numbered.
Gary Rowell (25) scored the only goal of the game that featured former Palace and England Manager, Sam Allardyce.
Saturday 11th October 1986
Leeds United 3-0 Crystal Palace
League Division Two - Att: 14,313
Manager: Steve Coppell
Thursday 11th October 2007
Crystal Palace appointed Neil Warnock as manager for what would be the first to two spells at the Club. The former Sheffield United manager replaced Peter Taylor who was sacked earlier in the week.
“He’s a winner,” said Simon Jordan in the press conference.
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