We felt that during this time of lockdown, it was time to resurrect an old favourite where we pick up on news stories from the past seven days along with some popular trends featuring the club across social media.
Plans Off The Pitch Are Coming Together
The 2018-19 Annual Review was published by the club in which Steve Parish made some interesting comments about the future plans. In what he describes as a ‘tremendously exciting time for the club’, he went on to confirm that progress has been made with the academy improvements having secured a long term lease and planning approval at the Beckenham training ground. The plans for the development of Selhurst Park continues with a number of agreements to be concluded which includes with Sainsburys on access space required to carry out the works.
Club Announce Refunds On Individual Match And Season Tickets
Details of the options available for season ticket holders and those supporters that had purchased a ticket for a match that has not taken place due to the pandemic. Essentially, fans have to make one of three choices – donate the funds to the academy, donate the funds to Palace For Life, or received a refund. Full details will have been sent to fans by email, but you can find out more over on the official website which details a number of ‘perks’ should fans opt to donate.
Eagles Look To Be On A Sound Financial Footing
A thread posted by the Swiss Ramble on Twitter provided some interesting detail around the 2018-19 financials which went on to conclude that “the club have come a long way since administration in 2010 and are the 10th longest serving club in the Premier League. The prudent approach in last two years may not have enthused fans, but it will help protect the club during the pandemic, though player sales continue to be important”.
Crystal Palace’s 2018/19 financial results covered a season when they finished “in a respectable” 12th place under Roy Hodgson. This secured a seventh successive year in the Premier League, their longest ever spell in England’s top division. Some thoughts follow #CPFC
— Swiss Ramble (@SwissRamble) May 28, 2020
Kayla The Eagle Needs Treatment
The Eagle that gives us much joy before kick off and during half time at Selhurst Park is struggling with a condition that requires treatment. Kayla is a well known resident at Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation in Kent and she needs our help to raise the funds needed. If you can help the head over and make a donation to the Go Fund Me page.
Youth Star Receiving Interest From Portugal
There appears to be a lot of interest in Palace youngster Jadan Raymond. Now in the last year of his youth contract, the 16-year-old has caught the eye of both Valencia and Benfica while Vitória Guimarães are believed to be lining up a three-year contract offer. The Eagles have not been able to tie down the midfielder to a professional contract and could end up losing him for just £250,000.
Play Off Final Win Over Watford Was 7 Years Ago
Not many had predicted Palace for a return to the Premier League on the culmination of the 2012-13 season, but it had to be done the hard way with a two legged affair with Brighton before taking on Watford in the final at Wembley. It was a nerve wracking affair but the narrow 1-0 win set us on our way to what is now a club record seven consecutive seasons in the top division of English football.
Testimonial For Julian Speroni Was 5 Years Ago
What a night this was under the lights at Selhurst Park. The support from Dundee fans was fantastic which no doubt made the testimonial event all the better for it. A lot of organising went into the evening which celebrated ten years at the club for our favourite Argentine and he was supported by a strong Palace XI against the Scottish side with a number of guest appearances, some rolling back the years.
Glenn Murray Signed On A Free 9 Years Ago
It is still incredible to recall that contract negotiations fell through and Brighton’s loss was Palace’s gain as Murray signed for the Eagles on a free transfer. The rest is history, even his return to the South Coast has not tainted his successful stint in South London.
Hopkin Curled One At Wembley 23 Years Ago
One of those moments in time that will always be remembered if you were a fan of the club back then. Even now it is hard to forget as one of our fellow fan sites even called themselves after the commentary! There is no explanation needed, it was perfect timing from Scottish midfielder David Hopkin as the ball fell to him outside the area after the Sheffield United defence had cleared a late corner.