24 Jul 2013

Eagles Fly Past Gills

Gillingham 0-3 Crystal Palace Moxey, Dobbie, Owusu-Abeyie The second pre-season game for the first team squad was a trip to Gillingham in Kent. Palace looking to build on their win against Dagenham on Saturday continued with a mixture of first team, youth and trialists. Nuhiu, Nicholson, Sow and Owusu-Abeyie featured and expect a

23 Jul 2013

Reasons To Be Cheerful

History would suggest that after another promotion to the Premier League, the Palace rollercoaster would have another dip with relegation straight back to the Championship. But that’s just what it is ….. history, stats and the experts writing us off at the start of every top flight campaign but we

21 Jul 2013

Eagles See Off Daggers

The opening pre-season fixture for the first team squad took place yesterday at the Victoria Ground, Dagenham. It was a chance for a selection of first teames, fringer players, youth and trialists to begin staking their claim for a starting spot in the opening Premier League fixture against Tottenham. Being

19 Jul 2013

The Eagle Speaks

The first of a new feature here on the blog every Friday. The Eagle Speaks will be highlighting some of the news stories from the footballing world from the past week. Palace signings Phillips agrees a one year deal and the long awaited signing of Jose Campana is confirmed by the club. Steve Parish

16 Jul 2013

The Eagles Beak Fantasy Football League

A new season and a new opportunity for us here at The Eagles Beak. We are always looking for new things to keep people interested in what we do. So what better than a fantasy football league. Arguably the best game out there is by the Premier League and it’s

16 Jul 2013

Young Eagles Crush Wasps

A wonderful summers evening and a first friendly trip of the pre-season to see what the Palace U21s had to offer. A nice ground named the GAC Stadium down in the corner of East Court was filling up nicely half hour before kick-off.Watching a youth team is always difficult. No

11 Jul 2013

The Bald Eagle

Attilio Lombardo. World class. The best player to have ever pulled on a Palace shirt.A bold statement perhaps, but just take a moment to consider what is being said here. Think back to the day when Palace first announced the signing of our new number 7, Attillio Lombardo. Here is

03 Jul 2013

Dreams Can Come True

This is a story of a local football team that ten years ago began a remarkable run. A village in the heart of North Wales called Bala. I had the pleasure of visiting a few years back. In terms of location I guess you would find it somewhere between Wrexham

01 Jul 2013

What Could Have Been

The late eighties and early nineties were seriously heady days. It was perhaps impossible to believe that we would relive anything close to the promotion success beating Blackburn in the 1989 play offs. But that was topped the very next season, retaining top flight status and reaching the FA Cup final.  “Surely the

30 Jun 2013

Do Opposites Attract?

So, we are currently straddling the period between the end of the last fantastic season and eagerly looking forward to the new season with Palace in the English Premiership. Having reviewed this prospect over and over in conjunction with the feelings of optimism, hope, excitement and a healthy bit of