Back in the Day: November 13th - All Time Leading Goal Scorer Peter Simpson is Born

Back in the Day

Monday 13th November 1905

Crystal Palace goal scoring machine Peter Simpson is born in Leith, Scotland. In just six years at the Club, he managed to score 165 times for Palace and easily tops the all-time goals list. It is a terrible shame that there is no existing footage of the great man.

Saturday 13th November 1937

Crystal Palace 4-1 Torquay United

League Division Three South – Att: 13,718

Manager: Tom Bromilow

Jack Pritchard, Ernie Waldron and a Jackie Palethorpe (below) brace saw the Glaziers ease to victory against Frank Brown’s Torquay, who fielded the schoolboy giggle-inducing named Dick Spivey. Palace to third in the league with this win.

Saturday 13th November 1982

Crystal Palace 1-1 Leeds United

League Division Two – Att: 11,673

Manager: Alan Mullery

A rare crowd of over 10,000 at Selhurst Park with Palace under the stewardship of “The Famous” Alan Mullery, mainly there to watch Leeds of course, turned up to watch a 1-1 draw with goals from Kevin Mabbutt and Terry Connor.

Thursday 13th November 1986

Steve Coppell met Mark Bright at Watford Gap services on the M1 to discuss a possible move to the club. A couple of days before Sir Steve had watched Brighty score a hat-trick for Leicester City Reserves and was keen to bring in the target man.

Saturday 13th November 2004

Liverpool 3-2 Crystal Palace

Premier League – Att: 42,862

Manager: Iain Dowie

Milan Baros (23 pen, 45, 90 pen) scored a hat-trick including a last minute penalty that broke Palace hearts. Joonas Kolkka (44) had equalised just before half time after Baros had won a penalty to give the hosts the lead. However, just the Palace half time team talk changed as Palace went straight up the other end and regained the lead.

Michael Hughes (52) scored a second Palace equaliser and that looked enough for a point, despite playing without top scorer Andy Johnson, only for Baros to dive for a last minute penalty:

'Milan Baros is an outstanding player,' said Dowie.

'I thought he was their best player. That's all I'm concerned about. He has hurt us badly today. Defensively we were all at sea and I was disappointed at the award of the second free-kick. Joonas Kolkka hardly touched him. But I'm not going to get involved in whether he went down easy or not, that's for other people to judge.'

Wednesday 13th November 2013

The search for Ian Holloway’s replacement goes into the fourth week.

All Results

What Happened Yesterday?

November 12th

Arthur Wait became the chairman of Crystal Palace.


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