It is that time again when we look at the club in the news along with any popular trends across social media.
Dates For Transfer Window Revealed
The window will open for a period of 10 weeks from 27th July with deadline day falling on 5th October. Just to complicate matters, there will be a domestic-only window added for the period 5th October to 16th October. This means that transactions can take place between Premier League and EFL clubs but not between Premier League clubs.
Jedinak Announces Retirement
The big news this week came when former Palace captain Mile Jedinak called time on his playing career which encouraged many Eagles fans to comment on the fan favourite.
He joined Palace in July 2011 after leaving Turkish side Genclerbirligi and it did not take long for him to start wearing the captains armband. In his time at Selhurst Park he made 165 appearances scoring 10 goals. His superb free kick against Liverpool in November 2014 was voted goal of the season at the Palace awards night and was many highlights in his five years in South London.
There was an outpouring of love and affection for Jedinak across social media but one of the best came in a thread on Twitter by official Aussie account @Socceroos …
A thread but as you scroll down, Mile Jedinak’s beard grows. pic.twitter.com/jVqYc2WWQr
— Socceroos (@Socceroos) July 13, 2020
Zaha Outs Racial Abuse Received On Social Media
On the morning of the game away at Villa, Wilfried Zaha checked his Insagram account and read the vile messages that he had received. It is no secret that this was not the first time that he had received such messages but he revealed them on social media with the words ‘woke up this today’, shocking everyone associated with the game and beyond. I just goes to show that even in the current climate there is such a long way to go. Police acted swiftly and later announced that a 12-year-old had been arrested. Roy Hodgson said, “It is very saddening on the day of a game that a player wakes up to this cowardly and despicable abuse.”
Woke up to this today. pic.twitter.com/Zal0F96htJ
— Wilfried Zaha (@wilfriedzaha) July 12, 2020
Former Palace Academy Player Lumeka Plans Longer Stay In Portugal
In our trawling of the internet this week for Palace related content, we stumbled across an interesting interview with Levi Lumeka who left Palace last summer. It is interesting to note that Lumeka was released by Chelsea before joining the Eagles academy along with Declan Rice and Eddie Nketiah. It is good to read that he is enjoying his football in Portugal having made 28 appearances and scoring 9 goals for Portuguese second tier side Varzim SC. You can read the full interview over on Planet Football.
TEB On Panel Of Latest Podcast Episode
Following the defeat to Villa last weekend, TEB had a representative on the new episode of the Stairway To Seventh podcast which features fans from all of the 14 clubs outside the top 6. You can listen to the episode on Acast, iTunes or Spotify. All the links are are on their Twitter feed.
Spanish Shot Stopper Loving Life At Palace
Vicente Guaita recently passed 50 appearances for the club but in an interview with Premier League productions, he has stated that he wants many more and answered questions about his hair of all things ….
“It’s difficult, all games are difficult, all training is difficult, but it’s good. Now at 50, I want more.”
“When I arrived in England, I went to the barber to cut my hair. I asked if it was possible to change the colour? He said yes, but changing the colour is crazy. I spoke with Dean Kiely the goalkeeping coach here at the club, because his wife is a hairdresser. Now my wife cuts it for me. Now the situation is different, the barbers have come back, I think maybe I’ll change the colour again.”
Women Announce New Signing From Rivals
Hot on the heels of first new signing of the close season, Chloe Morgan from Spurs, former Brighton attacking player Kate Natkiel becomes the second new addition. Both have top flight experience and will become important players for the Eagles heading into the new campaign.