So who is The Expat Eagle? I am someone who was born and raised in south London but moved to Sweden after thirty or so years for a better life.
This website, podcasts and vodcasts are all done by myself just for the fun of it and all feedback is welcome!
Crystal Palace Background
The first time I went to see a football game at Selhurst Park was in January 1981 when we drew 1-1 with Stoke. From 1983 onwards I started going on a fairly regular basis which escalated in 1986 when I started going to away games on a regular basis.
For 2 seasons between 1987-1989 I saw every game, home and away. I was a regular on ‘Coach 2’ which Robbie Tobin ran.
In addition to this I watched the Palace reserves play at Tooting & Mitcham most games, was a founding member of Lifeline, season ticket holder, played for the supporter’s team in 1989 and I was interviewed by Danny Baker (with other players) at the training ground for the 6 o’clock show after that 9-0 defeat.
It was from about 1992 onwards that my opportunities to go to games diminished because the job I had at the time meant I had to work a lot of Saturdays. I still went to games whenever I could but the reality of being an adult took me away from the community I felt at home with.
In the early ‘naughties’ that I decided to move to Sweden for a change of life and the rest, as they say, is history.