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No such thing as a friendly as Fish gets battered by Palace fans

by Sean Goff | July 27, 2013

Pre-season sledging

It’s a game Gillingham’s Matt Fish won’t forget in a hurry.

The former Crystal Palace youth player lined out against his old club and Premier League newbies mid-week – but things didn’t go exactly to plan.

About 10 minutes into the game the visiting Eagles fans decided to get the banter going and subjected the Gills’ right back to a chanting barrage for the next 80 minutes using every pun in the book – and a few new entries.

Finding Nemo

You’re just a shit Finding Nemo, shit Finding Nemo…’
‘You’re getting battered by the Palace’
‘You’re getting done like a kipper’
‘Fishy, where’s your tank, fishy fishy, where’s your tank.’
‘Der der derder, Captain Birdseye’
‘Get your fin out for the lads, get your fin out for the lads’
‘You’re out of your depth, you’re out of your depth, oh fishy fishy, you’re out of your depth’
‘Is your missus fishy too, is your missus fishy too.’

IN HIS PLAICE

FISH: Put in his plaice

Miss-hit back pass

The sledging proved too much for the 24-year-old whose under-hit back pass led to the unchantable Quincy Owusu-Abeyie slotting home the third and final goal after Dean Moxey and Stephen Dobbie had made the game safe for the Eagles.

There’s a good chance ‘You’re getting battered by the Palace’ won’t be heard in too many Premier League grounds this season – but for now its Palace fans 1 Fish 0.

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