14 Mar 2015

Romantic Derbies Are Dead And Gone

As Palace gear up for another televised Premier League game against Queens Park Rangers this weekend, you could be forgiven for not getting too excited about it writes Donogh Hurley. After all, with the sense that Palace have in recent weeks given themselves every chance of securing a comfortable survival,

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27 Feb 2015

Is There Anybody Listening?

News speak, corporate speak and plain speak have all become one large pool of conjecture. The increasing platforms and mediums that individuals, publishers and companies all have at their disposal to get a point across boggles the mind at times. Varieties of social media outlets, pictures and animated graphics, video

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14 Feb 2015

Untold Riches

A stroll down the Holmesdale Road past Selhurst Park is not the most suggestive writes Donogh Hurley. Sure there are fancy new Premier League gates, and some newly assembled barriers around watering holes such as the Clifton, but that would appear to be where the trappings of wealth stop. The

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30 Jan 2015

Calm Before The Storm

Is this the calm before the storm? The tranquil few moments of sensibility that will be spectacularly undone by an act of reckless abandonment down the line. Crystal Palace find themselves in uncharted territory for what seems like the first time in an age. Pressing for a fifth win on

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17 Jan 2015

Let’s Be Honest

Let us face it, the world is awash with opinion. The football world in particular. Over the last number of years the number of blogs, social commentators, mediums for streaming, for discussion, the unprecedented rise of ‘banter‘ as a seemingly acceptable cloak for throwing derogatory and insulting terms at others and

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09 Jan 2015

Let’s Be Honest

‘New Year, new me’. That is the phrase on people’s tongues this past week, as the tired and half-baked motivational clichés of change come upon us. In Palace terms, it is fair to say 2014 was mixed, so there is every reason to be optimistic as we begin our 2015

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20 Dec 2014

Let’s Be Honest

The Christmas schedule and its feverishly action packed map of activities is once again almost upon us, and as such so is the widely held belief that this is where seasons are made or broken writes Donogh Hurley. To be fair to the generalisation, there is some truth in it.

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28 Nov 2014

Let’s Be Honest

There is nothing wrong with having ambition writes Donogh Hurley and there is certainly nothing wrong with voicing goals and ambitions in a confident and optimistic manner, whatever the topic. While the whole concept of competitive football on these shores is designed to harbour ambition, chairmen and managers alike have

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02 Nov 2014

Fan Chat

Scapegoats are a common thing in football and seemingly on the increase in recent times with everyone and their cat being able to voice their opinion writes DONOGH HURLEY. The idea of Monday morning water-cooler conversations about the game the weekend before are a thing of the past, as thousands

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05 Oct 2014

Fan Chat

  Football has long since been a game fuelled by narratives, rivalries between clubs, grudges to bear, tense history among certain players, managers, chairman and so on and so forth writes DONOGH HURLEY. This list at times seems endless, not least in an age now where we know what players

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