27 Mar 2017

Timbers Long Road To Almost Ruin Ends In Success

By popular demand, the next club in the series of getting to know Major League Soccer is the Portland Timbers. To explain football history in the States, is to write a book. The Portland Timbers have been around on and off since the seventies. They in fact, ran all the

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26 Mar 2017

Favourite XI – Strikers

The final instalment of our ‘Favourite XI’ feature is finally here and it is time for a selection of TEB contributors to pick their strikers. Some will say it is the glory position of the team, players that need to be greedy to be successful and score the goals for

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25 Mar 2017

Favourite XI – Central Midfielders

It is international weekend once again but fear not, it gives us the perfect opportunity to conclude our ‘Favourite XI’ feature that we have been filling the void with. If you are late to the party then you can catch up on our choices of favourite goalkeeper, defenders and wingers

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24 Mar 2017

Premier League Heads Towards Final Straight

The Premier League bottom three risk being cast adrift as results went against them in the latest round of top flight fixtures. Hull City and Middlesbrough both suffered big defeats and are now three and five points behind 17th placed Swansea City respectively. Meanwhile, Sunderland’s 0-0 draw with Burnley leaves

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23 Mar 2017

Despite Defeat, Dundee Must Pull Together Before The Split

It was always going to be a tough ask for any side to take something when they play Celtic this season and try as we might, Dundee would fall under the same umbrella of most of Scottish football. I can’t speak much about the game. I had to keep my

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22 Mar 2017

Do Looks Count?

Do looks count? I guess it all depends what we are talking. Our partner’s looks may have faded years ago but we’ve got used to them and after all, they can make a decent cup of tea and a mean bacon sandwich! But be it a car, a football shirt

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21 Mar 2017

He’s Just Too Good For You…. And Us

An efficient Big Sam style victory over Watford makes it three games, four goals and three clean sheets on the bounce. The first time since the Pulis days that Palace can boast such effective rearguard action which bodes well as the season enters its twilight period. Plaudits are rightly going

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20 Mar 2017

Premier League Statistics: Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford

MATCH FACTS Date – 18th March 2017 Venue – Selhurst Park Attendance – 25,109 Referee – Martin Atkinson Bookings – Cleverley, Prodl Goals – Deeeny (OG 68) Star Eagle – Wilfried Zaha (7.6) TEB VERDICT Patience really was a virtue as Sam Allardyce has been proven right after he said

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19 Mar 2017

The Jeff Astle Foundation Gala Dinner

The words ‘legendary’, ‘brilliant’, inspiring’ and ‘iconic’ have all been used to describe Jeff Astle who would have celebrated his 75th birthday on Saturday 13th May 2017. To mark the occasion, The Jeff Astle Foundation is hosting its first annual Gala Dinner – a celebration befitting of Jeff’s memory. Hosted

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18 Mar 2017

Stars Head To Lingfield For Charity Match

This Sunday, a whole host of former professionals and stars from the entertainment world descend on Lingfield to take part in a charity match in aid of the MS Society. There is plenty of interest for Palace fans if any was needed as Steve Kember manages one of the teams

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