24 Jun 2017

Important Appointment In A Crazy Industry

The managerial search appears to be nearing its conclusion in what has seemingly been a long drawn out process for Palace. But, has it really been that bad? With the lack of football the regular season provides heightening the focus on the lack of management in place at Selhurst Park,

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19 Jun 2017

Forgotten Cosmos Look To Compete In The Big Apple

All good things need to have a start, and the New York Cosmos didn’t just rise up out of the fog of New York City as we continue our look at the shape of the game in the States. In 1971, the Ertegun Brothers, Ahmet and Nesuhi approached Warner Communications

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01 Jun 2017

Was Our Season A Success?

So, a week or so after the season ended and I’m still not quite sure what to make of Palace’s year. Even by our standards, this one seemed to be quite the rollercoaster, perhaps summed up by the most ridiculous game I’ve ever seen live – our 5-4 defeat to

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29 May 2017

List Of Candidates For Palace Hotseat Grows Ever Longer

Crystal Palace’s almost bi-annual search for a new manager is underway following the shock resignation of Sam Allardyce last week. The 62-year-old, who justified his departure as ‘personal reasons’, guided the Eagles to fourteenth in the Premier League having succeeded Alan Pardew three days before Christmas. The former England manager

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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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14 May 2017

Just Remember Those Three … Little … Birds.

“Singing, don’t worry, ‘bout a thing, cause every little thing, gonna be alright…” Those lyrics have been sung loudly by Palace fans since around 2011. The upbeat words from the Bob Marley classic, rouses a positivity amongst fans in times of trouble and/or crisis. It gives that little bit of

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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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27 Mar 2017

Timbers Long Road To Almost Ruin Ends In Success

By popular demand, the next club in the series of getting to know Major League Soccer is the Portland Timbers. To explain football history in the States, is to write a book. The Portland Timbers have been around on and off since the seventies. They in fact, ran all the

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