20 Jan 2018

Nya Kirby Stars But Young Eagles Fall To Youth Cup Defeat

Nya Kirby starred but was unable to prevent Palace’s under-18 side exiting the FA Youth Cup at the hands of their Newcastle United counterparts. The performance of the 17-year-old seemed almost effortless at times. Kirby’s guile on the ball, movement and range of passing made him comfortably the best player

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16 Apr 2017

Academy Gems Unearthed But Will They Continue?

The Crystal Palace Youth Academy is considered to be one of the best in the English game but does that hold up under scrutiny?

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09 Feb 2016

Academy Dilemma For All Clubs

Despite the game on Saturday ending in a draw, it contained a bit of history as Hiram Boateng was substituted onto the pitch at the Liberty Stadium to make his league debut for Palace. This was the first league debut by any Palace academy graduate in the Premier League in

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25 Jan 2016

The Loan Star State

Now, where were we? Everything seemed to be going swimmingly. Up to sixth, into the next round of the Cup. And then came the crash. But Saturday was surely part of a turnaround. We should have been ahead before Dele Alli scored that goal!  And given this weekend’s results we

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