05 Jul 2017

When The Eagles Reached Their Zenith

The 7th April 1991. Wembley Stadium. Palace were preparing to play in the Zenith Data Systems Cup Final. Sat with my Dad excited and nervous waiting for the match to kick off, it didn’t bother me that this was considered a poor excuse for a tournament. The third cup competition in

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03 Jul 2017

Palace Fans Should Be Excited To See What De Boer Can Do

With the arrival of Frank de Boer in South London, TEB asked Total Dutch Football writer Jake Jackman to give us his views on the Dutchman and what Palace fans can expect. The list of Palace managers since promotion to the Premier League does not make for exciting reading. Ian Holloway, Tony Pulis, Neil Warnock, Alan

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30 Jun 2017

Palace Have The Right Man, Now He Needs The Right Plan

Steve Parish and Crystal Palace have finally, after what feels like the longest month on record, landed their new manager. Former Ajax and Inter Milan manager Frank De Boer has been handed the reigns at Selhurst Park. Palace fans are happy to have landed a significant up and coming manager

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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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