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

08 Mar 2017

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

It may have taken a bit longer than expected, but the Allardyce effect is starting to take hold at Palace. When all hope was seemingly lost following the rout at the hands of Sunderland, two wins, and two clean sheets ahead of another small break has put our favourite strugglers

20 Feb 2017

Liberating Weekend Ends So Let The Fight Begin

It was a weekend like no other. There was no build up of dread over the course of the preceding week. There didn’t seem to be too much despondency or sign of a hangover following another anemic display at the Britannia (or whatever it’s now called) last Saturday. Perhaps it

08 Jan 2017

January Blues

Palace have steamrolled into 2017 in the same manner they have spent much of 2016 – mired in another winless run with some notable absences through injury. With perhaps the most important five months in the club’s recent history lying ahead under the guidance of new boss Sam Allardyce, the

27 Nov 2016

It’s The Hope That Kills

Our hearts were on the floor. Battered and stomped after Swansea had inexplicably put themselves 3-1 ahead. Here we are again. The same old comedy show defending, the same old mistakes coming back to haunt us. A team that has been riddled with defensive incompetency all season, who have spent

30 Oct 2016

Burnley The Barometer In Tough Fixture Run

As build up intensified for the visit of Liverpool on Saturday, one thing was palpably clear – Palace’s season is about to enter into one of its most crucial junctures. The visit of Jurgen Klopp’s high flying Reds signified the first in what many are calling a horror run of

17 Oct 2016

Kick In The Teeth A Reality Check

As the crowd plodded out of Selhurst Park on Saturday evening following the defeat to West Ham United, there was one thing everyone could agree with – this was one to forget. Having entered the international break on a good run of form that had propelled Palace to within touching distance

05 Oct 2016

Those In Glass Houses Should Not Throw Stones

The international tumbleweed is rolling in to town from the wilderness again, notable this time by the destruction left in its wake. On its jaunt into the unknown and back, English football was plunged into a crisis that went beyond even their own usual calamitous standards. While the acrimonious departure

18 Sep 2016

Souare Lay Off Highlights Defensive Needs

Ahead of the visit of struggling Stoke to Selhurst, Palace are facing up to the reality that injuries are again depriving Alan Pardew of some key players. With Pape Souare ruled out for up to six months following a horrific car accident last week, the question of who will play

05 Sep 2016

Interest In National Side At Lowest Ebb

Is there a more unwelcome international break than the first one after a disappointing and underwhelming major tournament? In a summer where England failed miserably/hilariously (delete as appropriate), the break up after the opening round of games was met with about the same enthusiasm as a lamb has of an