20 Feb 2014

Palace In Perspective – When It Rains

The postponement of the Everton game was an unusual one, in that the game was postponed for safety reasons, rather than problems with the pitch. As the Everton fan who had flown over from Malaysia, hoping to see his favourite team play for the first time after supporting them for

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19 Feb 2014

Progress Report

In his debut writing for The Eagles Beak, Michael Stokoe looks at three vital signs that are pushing Palace to Premier League survival. Michael is currently studying sports journalism at Brighton University and is an avid Palace fan. We welcome Michael to the team and you can read his own

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06 Feb 2014

Palace In Perspective – A Tightrope Walk On Cheese Wire

Let’s take three stories from football in the last week and try to link them. One is the publication of Manchester City’s accounts (*see link below), the next is the prospective sale of Leeds United and the third is the bunch of deadline day signings made by Palace. The three

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05 Feb 2014

Beyond The Touchline – Season Ticket Pricing

The second edition of our newest regular feature on the site, ‘Beyond The Touchline’ which looks at topics off the football field. This week Paul picks up the baton and has looks at the rising cost of season tickets in the Premier League and whether there is true value for money or if the fans are simply

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30 Jan 2014

Palace In Perspective – Steve Bruce Is An Idiot

There I said it. Steve Bruce, complete idiot. It was his after match comments straight after Palace had beaten Hull that prompted this thought. He had a glorious opportunity to say something different, to reflect on what had been a crazy, unorthodox, chaotic yet ultimately exciting game. Instead he resorted to the same

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27 Jan 2014

Beyond The Touchline – Safe Standing

It took just two pre-season games to recall how much fun it was to watch a game from the terraces. The first was a trip to East Grinstead to watch a Palace youth team take on the ‘GAC’ sponsored non-league team from West Sussex. It was an evening game and

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23 Jan 2014

Palace In Perspective

I’ve been reading about Stan Collymore a bit this week.  You may have done so as well. Poor chap seems to be a human lightning rod at the moment but he is actually very good at what he is paid to do. I’m not a huge TalkSport fan but I

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22 Jan 2014

The Eagle Speaks

Something a little bit different this week in an attempt to scratch the surface of an interesting subject and try to define what the term ‘Against Modern Football’ (#AMF) actually means. The quest here is to decide whether it is something that is truly understood. To perhaps get a bit of a

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16 Jan 2014

Palace In Perspective

This week’s edition of ‘Palace In Perspective’ is the second of a two part article from Neil Carter who predicts how the the rest of the Premier League season will play out. Here is the link to the first part that was online last week.   This article was written in the week of the FA

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15 Jan 2014

The Eagle Speaks

At around 4:45pm on Saturday it really felt like the world had caved in after the defeat to Tottenham. It was made to feel worse because of one particular event during the game. An excellent first half display and because we had been away at some other perhaps more difficult

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