At the weekend, Crystal Palace were celebrating a decade since ‘survival Sunday’, which was when the club did the unthinkable and managed to stay up in the Championship on the last game of the season, and a lot of the fanbase are praising former player Clint Hill after he tweeted about the great day.
The club were comfortable in the league as they were safely in a mid table position, but halfway through the campaign, they went into administration and were deducted 10 points, via BBC Sport. This pulled them back into the relegation zone, but a dramatic 2-2 draw against fellow relegation battlers Sheffield Wednesday on the final day, meant that they would keep their Championship status at the expense of the Owls, via BBC Sport.
Was this the biggest game in the club's history?
Defender Clint Hill played a crucial part that campaign, featuring 43 times in the league, and he made 127 appearances across the three seasons he was at the club, via Transfermarkt.
Seeing fans were talking about the historic day, he tweeted: “10 point deduction in January and survival on the last day of the season, a team of full of character that managed to get the job done.”
Fans of the South London side clearly loved the post, as one said: “Always grateful to you and everyone else in that squad. Heroes one and all”
Without that team, who stayed at the club despite not getting paid for months, via the Independent, it is worth wondering whether Crystal Palace as we know it would even be a professional football club, let alone a mid table Premier League side.
Here is what fans had to say following his tweet, one even labelled him a “hero”:
10 point deduction in January and survival on the last day of the season,a team of full of character that managed to get the job done ❤️💙. https://t.co/ac7QBLy7OL
— Clint Hill (@clinthill29) May 2, 2020
And we’re all forever in your debt. Legends.#CPFC
— GazBod (@gazbod) May 2, 2020
A total legend that day mate…. especially at the end 😎
— Jon (@R0LLSY) May 2, 2020
Always grateful to you and everyone else in that squad. Heroes one and all.
— WarrenB (@WarrenAJB) May 2, 2020
— Munners (@john2thedon) May 2, 2020
I love you big man
— Adam (@Adam_Palace) May 2, 2020
Massive from all of you Clint. The success we are now having stem’s back to that match – so much at stake. Thank you !!
— Mark Edmonds (@edmonds_mark) May 2, 2020
Always thankful to you legends ❤💙
— Angela (@angela_vince) May 2, 2020
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