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

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30 Jan 2015

Calm Before The Storm

Is this the calm before the storm? The tranquil few moments of sensibility that will be spectacularly undone by an act of reckless abandonment down the line. Crystal Palace find themselves in uncharted territory for what seems like the first time in an age. Pressing for a fifth win on

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17 Jan 2015

Let’s Be Honest

Let us face it, the world is awash with opinion. The football world in particular. Over the last number of years the number of blogs, social commentators, mediums for streaming, for discussion, the unprecedented rise of ‘banter‘ as a seemingly acceptable cloak for throwing derogatory and insulting terms at others and

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09 Jan 2015

Let’s Be Honest

‘New Year, new me’. That is the phrase on people’s tongues this past week, as the tired and half-baked motivational clichés of change come upon us. In Palace terms, it is fair to say 2014 was mixed, so there is every reason to be optimistic as we begin our 2015

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20 Dec 2014

Let’s Be Honest

The Christmas schedule and its feverishly action packed map of activities is once again almost upon us, and as such so is the widely held belief that this is where seasons are made or broken writes Donogh Hurley. To be fair to the generalisation, there is some truth in it.

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28 Nov 2014

Let’s Be Honest

There is nothing wrong with having ambition writes Donogh Hurley and there is certainly nothing wrong with voicing goals and ambitions in a confident and optimistic manner, whatever the topic. While the whole concept of competitive football on these shores is designed to harbour ambition, chairmen and managers alike have

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02 Nov 2014

Fan Chat

Scapegoats are a common thing in football and seemingly on the increase in recent times with everyone and their cat being able to voice their opinion writes DONOGH HURLEY. The idea of Monday morning water-cooler conversations about the game the weekend before are a thing of the past, as thousands

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05 Oct 2014

Fan Chat

  Football has long since been a game fuelled by narratives, rivalries between clubs, grudges to bear, tense history among certain players, managers, chairman and so on and so forth writes DONOGH HURLEY. This list at times seems endless, not least in an age now where we know what players

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21 Sep 2014

Fan Chat

  We welcome back Donogh Hurley with his latest offering for our Fan Chat feature where he shares with us his concerns for the player we love to call Joniesta and those youth players that will follow in his footsteps.     It is dubbed the best league in the world.

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31 Aug 2014

Fan Chat

  This week sees the return of Donogh Hurley from the Irish Supporters Group who shares his views on what has been a few days of interesting reunions at Selhurst Park which hopefully sees the end of two weeks of chaos. In fact, this article could easily have been named ‘In

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