13 Dec 2016

Repeating Something Doesn’t Make It True

Towards the end of last season we kept being spoon fed the same old line that ‘Palace are in the most successful period in the clubs history’ and my favourite ‘Palace have never been in the Premier League for a fourth consecutive season before!’ Both these points are true but

06 Dec 2016

Are We Really That Fickle?

Are Palace fans really as fickle as we recently appear to be? I always thought we were several steps above the supporters of ‘big’ teams who love or hate the manager depending on the phase of the Moon, but I appear to be mistaken. I am a fairly recent member

29 Nov 2016

Has Steve Mandanda Got Itchy Feet?

According to reports coming out of France, Steve Mandanda has itchy feet and is feeling a little restless with life at Selhurst Park. When he joined the Eagles in the summer, many Palace fans had hoped the French international goalkeeper would prove to be a massive success. While Mandanda has become

22 Nov 2016

Yes, You Are A Bigger One Than I Am

So, you think you are a bigger one than I am? This is a common expression thrown around when Palace fans start bickering on social media and well, unless you mean talking like an idiot, you are wrong! But no, the people throwing that expression around are talking about how

10 Nov 2016

It Wasn’t Like That In My Day – Part 3

In this, the final part of my series, I’ll be rounding up some other aspects of football which we’ve lost since the Premier League reinvented football. For example, have you ever wondered why pundits refer to some players as a ‘number ten’ or an ‘old fashioned number nine’? Then read

01 Nov 2016

It Wasn’t Like That In My Day – Part 2

In my previous article for TEB, I moaned explained how since the formation of the Premier League football players have gained a higher sense of self worth. How players, in particular flair and attacking players, think more and more that the team revolves around them rather than the collective unit

26 Oct 2016

It Wasn’t Like That In My Day – Part 1

Contrary to popular belief, football was not invented in 1992 when the Premier League spewed forth out of the Football Association orifice offices. For those of you not familiar with how the formation of the Premier League came about, here is a snipped on the subject from Wikipedia: “In 1990

18 Oct 2016

Overreaction Is Par(dew) For The Course

For the first time since May, I am sitting in my home office, in front of my computer with a cup of tea and two slices of toast. The only way this scene could be improved is if I had a few rashers of crispy bacon between the slices of

11 Oct 2016

The Overhead Kick To Be Banned?

Nothing in football looks more graceful, elegant or beautiful than a well timed and well executed overhead kick. A perfectly timed sliding tackle and an acrobatic flying save come close but an overhead kick sailing into the top corner of the net is a glorious thing. However, these may become

04 Oct 2016

Delaney Embodies The Palace Spirit

This is my first article for TEB and I feel I need to confess something straight away … my favourite current player is Damien Delaney. I don’t think it is anything to be ashamed of but judging by the criticism he’s been receiving on social media recently it’ll certainly put me