13 Sep 2015

Loss Fails To Dampen Palace Spirits

This morning is not quite the comedown that most had anticipated. Following the heroics against Chelsea two weeks ago, and the period of calm during a rather dull international break, many had expected Palace to come crashing down to earth with a bang against a marauding Manchester City. This being

30 Aug 2015

Whisper It Quietly, Palace Are Here

Fan Chat is in a good place right now. Having been optimistically extolling the virtues of a theoretically exceptional Crystal Palace side throughout the summer, whilst gradually erring on the side of caution in the opening weeks of the season, Fan Chat’s chest is now there for all to see.

16 Aug 2015

Arsenal Game Good Indicator For Palace

Each passing year at Crystal Palace of late has seemed to bring with it a rapid sense of development. Progress of course made much easier with the pool of resources the Premier League has to offer, but as the Eagles face their first game at Selhurst this season against Arsenal

02 Aug 2015

Hibernation Statement

Picture the scene. It is a bright Sunday morning and for the first time in what seems like an eternity, a little red and blue squirrel nonchalantly emerges from his protective cavern where he has locked himself away during the grim harshness of a football free summer. There is an

24 May 2015

A Brief History Of The Season

We have all seen them. Those movies or television series that have a mouth wateringly explosive opening few sequences, only to dither away in time and transform into something competent, yet underwhelming. Decent, but unspectacular. An opening period laden with explicit scandal, upheaval, shock, awe and heartbreak with a lashing

25 Apr 2015

If Not Now, When?

So, what happens now? What happens now that the season is entering its twilight phase, Crystal Palace continue to glide towards the splendour of a potential top-half finish. There is a very much an air of strangeness in the atmosphere at present. Much like last season, albeit earlier, a Crystal

04 Apr 2015

The Ghost Of Palace Past, Present And Future

The past, the present and the future at Crystal Palace has never been as prominent all at once as they are now. As we enter the twilight of another vastly successful season by Palace terms, the collective sense of appreciation from the Palace contingent at just how astronomically far the

14 Mar 2015

Romantic Derbies Are Dead And Gone

As Palace gear up for another televised Premier League game against Queens Park Rangers this weekend, you could be forgiven for not getting too excited about it writes Donogh Hurley. After all, with the sense that Palace have in recent weeks given themselves every chance of securing a comfortable survival,

27 Feb 2015

Is There Anybody Listening?

News speak, corporate speak and plain speak have all become one large pool of conjecture. The increasing platforms and mediums that individuals, publishers and companies all have at their disposal to get a point across boggles the mind at times. Varieties of social media outlets, pictures and animated graphics, video

14 Feb 2015

Untold Riches

A stroll down the Holmesdale Road past Selhurst Park is not the most suggestive writes Donogh Hurley. Sure there are fancy new Premier League gates, and some newly assembled barriers around watering holes such as the Clifton, but that would appear to be where the trappings of wealth stop. The