08 Mar 2018

It’s The Same Story, But A Different Game

Time has passed since the agonising last gasp defeat on Monday evening but I still find myself with a similar bitter taste in my mouth that I have experienced quite frequently in recent times. Where do you start on reflecting upon a game like that? Positives, firstly. Overall, as Palace

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06 Mar 2018

Five Things We Learnt From The Defeat To United

In what was a difficult defeat to take in the dying minutes after an excellent performance from the Eagles, it is time to pick through the wreckage and share the five things that we learnt in defeat to United. 1. In case we needed any reminding, football can be utterly

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02 Mar 2018

Did Palace And Southampton Confuse Their Summer Managerial Appointments?

Last summer seems a very long time ago. So long, in fact, that Mauricio Pellegrino and Frank de Boer were both highly regarded, sought after managers with growing reputations in football across Europe. It was a time when neither were viewed as sub-standard managerial fallacies, with one struggling to keep

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16 Feb 2018

Palace Plot Move For Former Chelsea Man In The Summer

Palace are currently eyeing up a summer move for former Chelsea player Andre Schurrle, who is currently playing for German side Borussia Dortmund. It is believed that the Eagles were previously given the opportunity and a clear chance to sign the Germany international during the January transfer window last month.

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14 Feb 2018

Double Signing From China Worked But Did Not Signal Expected Influx

The signing of Chinese international defenders Sun Jihai and Fan Zhiyi caused a bit of a stir back in 1998 when Palace unveiled the new additions but the expected influx of players from China failed to materialised. It looked like many would follow from a country with the largest population

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11 Feb 2018

Five Things TEB Learnt From The Defeat At Everton

A disappointing loss at Goodison Park but defeat can be a positive as long as the players, staff and fans learn something from it. Here’s what TEB learnt. 1. Mamadou Sakho is just as integral to this Palace side as Wilfried Zaha. The Palace back four is markedly better and

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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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31 Jan 2018

Welcome To The Most Overhyped Day Of The Entire Football Season

So here we are, Transfer Deadline Day. The most hyped day in the football calendar. The day that sees Jim White don the adopted yellow colour scheme and shouts every word as he waits for the big breaking transfer story that so often rarely happens. The early days of the

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30 Jan 2018

When Can We Properly Scrutinise VAR Without Being Told To ‘Give It Time’?

The Video Assistant Referee system (VAR) seemed a great idea a year ago. The latest in football’s conveyer belt of overdue technologies, poised to eradicate the biggest of refereeing errors. It appeared great. Finally, a system that will help officials differentiate between a foul that is either inside or outside

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