30 May 2013

I’ll Get You Butler

It was finally the 27th May 2013 and the incredibly long wait for the Championship play-off final had arrived at last. At 07:30am the alarm went off. I had had a fairly bad night’s sleep, went to bed feeling quite relaxed on the surface but inside my head, the cogs

29 May 2013

28/05/13 League Play Off Final Watford (n) 1-0 win (aet)

Thank you Wilf (picture courtesy of @hulfie) It was a two week wait and what a long two weeks it was. Plenty of time to get over the long regular season and bath in the play off semi final result, at least that was what us fans were doing. For

25 May 2013

The Big Game

Wembley where the drama will unfold … As football games go this is perhaps one of the biggest in world football. Perhaps not as fashionable as the Champions League Final or indeed the World Cup Final. But the rewards are simply immense. The winners secure promotion to the Premier League

21 May 2013

Palace And The Play Offs

It’s been quite a love hate relationship. More love than hate I must admit but I am proud to say that I have seen them all in some capacity or another. Since the introduction of the play off system in 1987, you cannot deny that it adds a thrilling end

21 May 2013

Write us off at your peril!

Be honest Palace fans – who really thought we would be going to Wembley this season?! Even when we briefly reached the giddy heights of top, back in what seemed an eternity ago, I never really thought we would stick in the top six. That was not me being negative

15 May 2013

13/05/13 League Play Off Semi Final Brighton (a) 2-0 win

 The scene was set in the first leg at Selhurst (Picture courtesy of @cpfcmarcus) After the tense viewing of the first game at Selhurst the build up to this one did not feel quite the same. We had lost something. Not a game but a player. A player that

12 May 2013

10/05/13 League Play Off Semi Final Brighton (h) 0-0 draw

It’s good to be here. The play-offs. It did look at one stage that we would miss out with our terrible end of season form. But Palace have a special affinity with the post season games so we should not have worried. An evening game is special at Selhurst especially

10 May 2013

That Holloway Bloke

For those that follow my tweets, I fall into the category of ‘Holloway isn’t the manager for us’ – although I do feel, in his defense (as do many of the faithful down at SE25) that this judgment should be reserved until he has at least started a season on

09 May 2013

Squawks of a Junior Eagle

We are always looking for new contributors for The Eagles Beak and we certainly have one here. Ten year old Palace fan, Daisy Price, shares her views of the season … This season has had its ups and downs and, as a season ticket holder, I have seen all homegames

08 May 2013

The Great Kit and Badge Debate

It’s been more anticipated than winning lottery numbers in recent weeks but we finally know what the new badge and to a lesser extent, new kits, look like. We here at The Eagles Beak like what we see. The new Crystal Palace badge from next season Our view is that