25 Jan 2018

Stealing A Living

There is a story that crops up every few years about the tale of a Brazilian footballer named Carlos Kaiser. Kaiser, nicknamed because his resemblance in style to Franz Beckenbauer, was a product of the Brazilian football system in the late seventies that had been inspired by the great Brazil

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16 Jan 2018

Return Of The Sak

Selhurst rose in appreciation at the end of a hard earned victory against Burnley on Saturday. In a game that should have been out of sight at half time and one that was not without its scares, the three points against a flying Clarets felt huge. But there was something significant.

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26 Nov 2017

Ghosts Of Managers Past

“We made a mistake, it’s as simple as that” uttered Steve Parish earlier this week, lamenting the series of events that led to Glenn Murray’s departure from Selhurst Park in 2015. As Palace prepare to make the short trip to Brighton during the week for the first time in four

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28 Oct 2017

There Is Life Left In Palace Yet But Little Room For Error

Many different words have been used to describe Crystal Palace this season. ‘Shambolic’ is one. ‘Disastrous’ is another. ‘Disgraceful’, I’m told, was the word on everyone’s lips after the humiliation at the hands of Bristol City earlier this week. Ah, ‘humiliation’. They keep coming. Sometimes, people have been using words

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31 Aug 2017

Stop Being a Niasse-hole, Dad…

Every year we tell ourselves it will be different, but the cycle is vicious and familiar. There is a wonderful moment about a week before every season starts, where the majority of Premier League clubs are brimming with wide-eyed optimism. The shiny new signings paraded in their club’s new fifth

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21 Mar 2017

He’s Just Too Good For You…. And Us

An efficient Big Sam style victory over Watford makes it three games, four goals and three clean sheets on the bounce. The first time since the Pulis days that Palace can boast such effective rearguard action which bodes well as the season enters its twilight period. Plaudits are rightly going

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08 Mar 2017

If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It

It may have taken a bit longer than expected, but the Allardyce effect is starting to take hold at Palace. When all hope was seemingly lost following the rout at the hands of Sunderland, two wins, and two clean sheets ahead of another small break has put our favourite strugglers

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20 Feb 2017

Liberating Weekend Ends So Let The Fight Begin

It was a weekend like no other. There was no build up of dread over the course of the preceding week. There didn’t seem to be too much despondency or sign of a hangover following another anemic display at the Britannia (or whatever it’s now called) last Saturday. Perhaps it

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08 Jan 2017

January Blues

Palace have steamrolled into 2017 in the same manner they have spent much of 2016 – mired in another winless run with some notable absences through injury. With perhaps the most important five months in the club’s recent history lying ahead under the guidance of new boss Sam Allardyce, the

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27 Nov 2016

It’s The Hope That Kills

Our hearts were on the floor. Battered and stomped after Swansea had inexplicably put themselves 3-1 ahead. Here we are again. The same old comedy show defending, the same old mistakes coming back to haunt us. A team that has been riddled with defensive incompetency all season, who have spent

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