Crystal Palace FC
Crystal Palace 2009
Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan wanted to help the local Police in a community project and along with Palace legend Mark Bright had played in Soccer Six. A call to CUP followed from Mark and the Palace Legends v Cup Stars Game of History began to take shape. Another strong CUP squad was assembled with celebrities The Hoosiers, DJ Spoony, Ralf Little, Gordon Smart, Ant Genn, Tamer Hassan, Danny Dyer, Geoff Bell with ex pros Chris Armstrong, Dean Holdsworth & Neville Southall. They were to need it as a huge squad of Palace legends were waiting for them at Selhurst Park. Chris Coleman, Dougie Freedman & Clinton Morrison starred. Palace Legend Alan Pardew & CUP’s Dean Holdsworth scored goals of the season volleys while more CUP goals from Chris Armstrong & star player Gordon Smart helped them hold on for a 3-3 draw. As it was Tamer Hassans birthday the traditional post match CUP shenanigans were especially lively, continuing across the River into East London at The Tower Bridge Hotel and into the early hours.