05 Feb 2018

Five Things TEB Learnt From The Draw With Newcastle

A tough afternoon at Selhurst Park resulted in a fightback by the Eagles after going a goal down but here are my thoughts on the point against Newcastle that really should have been all three.  1. Palace need to be more clinical. Newcastle United, and Swansea City for that matter,

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31 Jan 2018

Five Things We Learnt From the Draw With West Ham

What did TEB learn from the draw at the London Stadium against West Ham United? Here are my five things. 1. Palace need a ‘Plan B’. When Wilfried Zaha is off colour, or indeed being set upon by three or four defenders as he was in this game, we look

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21 Jan 2018

Five Things We Learnt From The Defeat To Arsenal

It was a hefty defeat to Arsenal after a terrible opening twenty-two minutes of the game but it is no good losing if you do not learn anything. So, what did we learn from the loss? Here are the five things TEB learnt 1 – Roy Hodgson and the players

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07 Nov 2017

It’s Time To Talk About Wilfried Zaha

Why are Palace fans so protective of Wilfried Zaha? It’s a question regularly posed by opposition supporters and one to which the answer should be quite simple, but in reality is actually fairly complex. To try and persuade rival supporters of Zaha’s brilliance can, at times, be a bit like

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12 Sep 2017

Frankly A Mess As Records Tumble With De Boer Sacking After 77 Days In Charge

So here we are again. After weeks of speculation, Crystal Palace confirmed on Monday that Frank de Boer had been sacked as manager after just 77 days and four Premier League games in charge. The records, for both parties, do not read well but will undoubtedly have more enduring consequences for

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01 Sep 2017

TEB Interview – Mark Goldberg

The 3rd of March 1999. It might not immediately jump out as a particularly significant date for the younger generation of Crystal Palace fans, but it is one still very much etched in the history of the club. It was on that day that the Eagles called in the administrators,

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24 May 2017

Palace Out-Palace Themselves As Allardyce Throws A Big Sam Shaped Spanner In The Summer Works

By Palace’s standards, it was a fairly mundane end to the season. A 4-0 victory over Hull finally extinguished any lasting embers of relegation fear, despite the fact that the Eagles hadn’t occupied one of the bottom three places since mid-February. The submissive final day defeat to Manchester United’s teenagers

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13 May 2017

The Fluctuating Mind Of A Palace Fan

Cast the mind back about two months and you would have been on the receiving end of verbal ridicule for suggesting that Palace might be in with the faintest hope of staying in the Premier League.  Nestled in the bottom three with twelve games to go, the Eagles were set

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22 Apr 2017

Six Reasons Palace Fans Should Relish Brighton In The Premier League

Remember the date, and remember where you were, because it’s finally happened. Four years we’ve waited, and four years it’s taken for Brighton to recover from the psychological blow delivered by Wilfried Zaha on a glorious Monday night in 2013. Since then, fans on the South Coast have been left

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08 Apr 2017

The Curious Case Of Steve Mandanda

August 2016. A happy time for Palace supporters. The club had made some astute summer signings, there were new flavours of pie in the concourses, and Wayne Hennessey was no longer the team’s number one goalkeeper. Indeed, flying over from France wearing his figurative cape and magic goalie gloves was

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