Getting to Crystal Palace is a bit of a pain.
Newcastle fans travelling by car not having the easiest of journeys to South London, whilst getting there by public transport isn’t as straight forward as many London stadiums.
However, down the years I remember having some great trips there and after having checked, I’m amazed at how good our record actually is at Selhurst Park.
In fact, Newcastle have only lost once there since 1984, a 3-1 defeat in the promotion season when we had Keegan, Waddle and Beardsley playing.
In the Premier League era, Newcastle have played nine times at Selhurst Park (including the League Cup match).
That record reading Played 9 Won 6 Drawn 2 Lost 1 – Goals scored 16 Goals Against 10.
The big blot being the 5-1 hammering under McClaren in the relegation season.
However, apart from that, all my memories are decent ones.
The two draws weren’t great games but a point away is always a decent addition to the day out.
Before those though we had six wins in a row at Crystal Palace.
That one in 1994/95 wasn’t a great game but the Peter Beardsley long range winner (with his left foot!) was stunning.
My favourite though is the 2-0 victory in 2004/05, Kluivert and Bellamy were class that day, both scoring as well.
Watch the goals below (Go to 26.18 on the video), just look at the running on the ball from Robert and Bellamy as they assist in the two goals, how we could do with players like that now.
A perfect time tomorrow for the likes of Shelvey and Kenedy to come back into the team and the whole side to step it up.
1994/95 Crystal Palace 0 Newcastle 1 (Peter Beardsley)
1997/98 Crystal Palace 1 Newcastle 2 (Jon Dahl Tomasson, Temuri Ketsbaia)
2004/05 Crystal Palace 0 Newcastle 2 (Patrick Kluivert, Craig Bellamy)
2009/10 Crystal Palace 0 Newcastle 2 (Kevin Nolan, Ryan Taylor)
2013/14 Crystal Palace 0 Newcastle 3 (Yohan Cabaye, Hatem Ben Arfa, Own Goal)
2014/15 Crystal Palace 2 Newcastle 3 (Paul Dummett, Emmanuel Riviere (2)) League Cup after extra-time
2014/15 Crystal Palace 1 Newcastle 1 (Papiss Cisse)
2015/16 Crystal Palace 5 Newcastle 1 (Papiss Cisse)
2017/18 Crystal Palace 1 Newcastle 1 (Mohamed Diame)