It is that time again when we look at the club in the news along with any popular trends across social media.
Date For New Campaign Rumoured
With the dates confirmed for the summer transfer window extended into October, the opening day of the new season is pencilled in for the 12th September which is less than 7 weeks from the end of the 2019/20 season.
All Change For Palace Women
The new arrivals continue ahead of the new campaign for the Palace Women as boss Dean Davenport continues to ring the changes to his squad. The latest addition is defender Georgia Clifford from Oxford United who was named as their player of the season. Following the departure of Freya Holdaway, the new club captain has been named as Annabel Johnson.
Early Addition Suggests Transfer Strategy In Place
To the suprise of most, the club announced the signing of defender Nathan Ferguson this week which was welcome in view of the current run of form. Such an addition before the season is over may actually see the club mean business during the window which is one of the most important for the club in some time. Palace have been linked with the likes of Flynn Downes (Ipswich), Gio-Renys Felicia (Feyenoord) and Ebere Eze (QPR) in recent weeks.
New Kit Reveal In Final Game Of The Season
It is rumoured that Palace will be wearing the 2020/21 home kit in the game against Spurs this Sunday as the Eagles see out the season at Selhurst Park. It will be a very bizarre affair with no lap of appreciation in front of the fans who of course will not be there, but there are plenty of comments all across social media predicting and guessing what the new kit will look like. We wait with baited breath.
Vote For The Goal And Player Of The Season
Have you cast your vote over on the official club website? Our view is that Player Of The Season has to be between Jordan Ayew and Vicente Guaita while Goal Of The Season must be Ayew’s brilliant winner against West Ham United at Selhurst Park.
TEB Represented On Podcasts This Week
Two episodes for your ears if you enjoying listening to podcasts. The first is the EPL Round Table which we have been involved with since returning to the Premier League. The second is a relatively new venture, Stairway To Seventh. Both are always a good listen if we may say so ourselves.
Article Attempts To Identify Issues At Palace
FourFourTwo this week published an article looking at the Eagles poor form since the restart. They have looked at what may have contributed to such a poor run of form to end the season ahead of the final day where defeat to Spurs will be the eighth in a row.
Can We Read Anything Into Hodgson’s Hairdryer Treatment?
The defeat at Wolves on Monday night was the seventh in a row after securing Premier League football with the win at Bournemouth on the first game back after the restart. That does not excuse the poor run of form since and BT Sport showed footage of Roy Hodgson giving the players a going over after the final whistle at Molineux. In response the players rarely looked at him let alone react so whether that signals the road for Hodgson at the club remains to be seen. It is over to the players on Sunday to pull one out of the bag and show that he still has their full backing, or it is time for change.
Fancy A Flutter On The Palace?
A South Coast news rag has run a story on the odds to win the Premier League next season. Manchester City just pip Liverpool as favourites followed by Manchester United and Chelsea. If you fancied a chuckle more than being serious with actually parting ways with your hard earned cash, Brighton currently sit at 750/1 (13th) while Palace are 1000/1 (17th). Newly promoted Leeds United are 11th in the list and 250/1.