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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26 Mar 2017

Favourite XI – Strikers

The final instalment of our ‘Favourite XI’ feature is finally here and it is time for a selection of TEB contributors to pick their strikers. Some will say it is the glory position of the team, players that need to be greedy to be successful and score the goals for

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25 Mar 2017

Favourite XI – Central Midfielders

It is international weekend once again but fear not, it gives us the perfect opportunity to conclude our ‘Favourite XI’ feature that we have been filling the void with. If you are late to the party then you can catch up on our choices of favourite goalkeeper, defenders and wingers

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12 Mar 2017

High Expectations Will Only Lead To Disappointment

The expectations of football fans differ hugely from club to club. Taking Palace out of the equation for a moment, look at the situation Arsenal currently find themselves in and how fans of the North London club are feeling. Once again, the Gunners are high profile at this stage of

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09 Mar 2017

What Will Become Of The Champions?

It was a truly sad moment, but Leicester City decided to end Claudio Ranieri’s time with the club after a series of poor performances. A heart-breaking moment for most, simply because the former Juventus and Chelsea boss was in part responsible for taking the Foxes to glory last season, winning the Premier League and

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21 Feb 2017

Rhinos Stay Strong Even After Fading From MLS View

In our latest look at football in the United States, I go back to a time when Major League Soccer (MLS) was not as well known, a time when Wayne Rooney was not even playing. That time is the nineties. It was a different time. Mobile phones had yet to

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08 Feb 2017

Unity The Best Weapon Ahead Of Fight For Survival

Saturday, for me, was the first time in my Palace supporting life where I’ve left at half time. Ever since, the keyboard warriors on social media have called me ‘plastic‘, ‘fake‘ and ‘not a true fan‘. For me, those words hurt more than the atrocious first half witnessed that day,

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25 Jan 2017

Being A Football Tourist Is Not A Crime

The Premier League brings with it many things. Money, new fans, new ideas and, for many, disconnection. It might seem weird to become disconnected with your club the more successful they are but with Palace enjoying an extended run in the top tier, more and more fans are becoming distanced

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23 Jan 2017

FC Cincy In Race For MLS Slot

For my latest article on football from across the pond, I thought I’d feature a side that Palace will be familiar with having faced them in pre-season, FC Cincinnati. The club was brought into existence when the ownership of the Cincinnati Kings headed by Jeff Berding, and the owner of

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17 Jan 2017

Why Do We Bother?

Stood at the so called ‘London Stadium’, shaking in the cold, fans understandably streaming out around me, I and thousands of others, couldn’t help but question why we do this. Why do we continue to pay for the torture of watching over-paid and under-caring players in red and blue? We

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