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Oh bless them!

According to my very brief research, there was an amateur team called Crystal Palace in 1861, but the last record of them is in 1876. The modern club was founded 30 years later.

It's a pretty neat way to get people to look at a YouTube channel though. 

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Not much explained but it seems they're the China of football. Make up as you go along...

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If this is proven to be wrong, I think they need to be fined for attempting falsely docufy their clubs history.

The team they're trying to take credit for went bust.

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Bizarre, I think they believe it's possible to fool people now that we have stumbled down into the Non League but Nottingham Forest is the oldest league team to my knowledge.

I thought it was Stoke City at one point but they went bust.

I suppose Crystal Palace are going to try to ignore the fact they've been celebrating a false history and, have resorted to making false claims. It's quite funny, as it won't bring them anything other than a title. Most people wouldn't credit palace for anything within the Football League.

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The thing is when you read there article there are so many contradictions like the fact that they say they were founded for the cricketers and were a founding member of the FA but if they were then surely the FA would have recognised them in that sense.

Another one is that it's said that they didn't play organised games for nearly 2 decades instead there was no football team instead they played cricket between that time. Surely that means that they had disbanded the football team which just like Stoke City being awarded the oldest football league club,because they disbanded they weren't able to claim it.

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Desperate times. calls for desperate measures.

Crystal Palace might have the incentive to throw as much as they can at this false claim in hope that some of sticks, I don't think they're fooling anyone. Time will tell..

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2 hours ago, KB1862 said:

fact that they say they were founded for the cricketers and were a founding member of the FA but if they were then surely the FA would have recognised them in that sense.

They can't have been a founding member, there's been plenty of documents released showing 12 clubs who founded the league. Crystal Palace can't rewrite history, they wasn't mistakenly forgotten to the party.

The club wasn't there because it didn't exist as a professional club.

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@allardyces tash you're confusing founding the FA with the Football League. 

Old Etonians were members of the FA but never the Football League. 

Either way if they did found the FA along with others, the FA would have recognised that. 

They are trying to rewrite history wrongly and won't hold up. 

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Garbage claims, no foundations to them at all.

They've ignored the real facts and misinterpreted the past just to fit their agenda.

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I assumed this was the work of a deluded fan, but after I wrote my comment I realised it was the club making the claim. That really is shabby.

While we're talking about "links", there's a newspaper report of a Nottingham club in 1860 and a club letterhead from the Victorian era (when founding members would still have been alive) citing that year as our year of foundation. But the club doesn't claim it because there's no actual proof. No such inhibitions at CPFC it would seem.

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