SEE ALSO: Remembering Palace's 'Team of the Eighties'. Featuring stars such as Vince Hilaire, Jim Cannon and Dave Swindlehurst, the Team of the Eighties documentary covers outrageous, amusing and dramatic events from one of the club's most remarkable spells and includes behind-the-scenes footage as well as nostalgic match action from back in the day. Narrated by lifelong Eagle Bill Nighy, the documentary will be repeated at 10pm later tonight on BT Sport 2. In order to use the live chat functionality you need to opt into live chat cookies. And his thoughts were echoed by the captain of the team, Jim Cannon, who led Palace after skipper Ian Evans broke his leg in a tackle with George Best in 1977. The 1976-77 season was where they started to make progress in the league. Players from Crystal Palace's team of the 1980 season, together with Alan Ryan (left) and Eagles chairman Steve Parish (centre). Crystal Palace may be flying high in sixth place in the Premier League at the moment, after a positive start to the season.

“The youthfulness and exuberance of being in the top division was great, but maybe the inexperience showed in the second year.

But a 3-0 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield the following week brought Palace back down to earth - and Vince Hilaire said that looking back, that was the turning point for Palace, who finished 13th that season, before Kenny Sansom was sold to Arsenal that summer, with the Eagles then being relegated the following season as the bubble burst. On this day 40 years ago, Crystal Palace achieved a feat which hadn’t been managed before and hasn’t been repeated since: sitting at the top of English football. You remember the great things that happened to you," he said. Photo Shaun Botterill /Allsport, Steve Parish hints at big Crystal Palace announcement as he looks to avoid 'missed opportunity', Roy Hodgson shouldn't be angry at Crystal Palace comparisons to Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City, Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha names the most important man in his career, Wilfried Zaha has spoken about his South London upbringing and the biggest influence on his way to becoming a Premier League star, Roy Hodgson gives Nathan Ferguson injury update ahead of Crystal Palace's clash with Chelsea, Nathan Ferguson is yet to play for Crystal Palace after joining on a free transfer this summer, Roy Hodgson faces Wilfried Zaha dilemma as he seeks answer to key Crystal Palace problem, Crystal Palace were unimpressive as they were held to a point by rivals Brighton in the Premier League, with the draw posing rather more questions than the performance answered, Roy Hodgson gives positive injury update on Gary Cahill, Patrick van Aanholt and James Tomkins, Crystal Palace are short on numbers in defence as they prepare for a Premier League clash against Manchester United on Saturday, but there looks to be good news on the horizon, Roy Hodgson confirms Crystal Palace forward Jordan Ayew has tested positive for coronavirus, Crystal Palace striker Jordan Ayew was not involved in the matchday squad for the Eagles' 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion, with the forward testing positive for coronavirus, Crystal Palace press conference live: Roy Hodgson on Wilfried Zaha, Gary Cahill and Lewis Dunk, Live coverage of Roy Hodgson's post-match press conference following Crystal Palace's Premier League clash against rivals Brighton at Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace player ratings as Riedewald shines while Zaha scores despite frustrating game, How football.londonrated the Crystal Palace players during the Premier League clash against Brighton at Selhurst Park, Mikel Arteta adds 13 players to Europa League squad as top young prospects given chance to shine. Arsenal have named their first B list ahead of their Europa League opener with Rapid Wien on Thursday with Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah among those on the list. Nevertheless, Cannon said that the good memories of Palace's rise from the third tier to the top of the First Division outweighed the disappointment of being relegated back to the second tier.

They were knocked off top spot as a result, but there were still some memorable moments for Palace fans over the next few weeks, including victories at Selhurst Park against Manchester City, Arsenal and European champions Nottingham Forest in early December. In the gallery above, you can see some of the best shots from the era which started with the great Malcolm Allison and ultimately ended with the departure of Terry Venables. Facebook: You can follow our Crystal Palace page here. (Photo by Duncan Raban/Getty Images), Terry Venables at Crystal Palace: Shaun Botterill /Allsport, Terry Venables during his second spell as Crystal Palace manager. “This thing about the team of the eighties, it was not something we ever said, it was put on us by the media.