08 Mar 2014

Palace In Perspective – Sliding Doors

Sunday May 2nd 2010. Crystal Palace are playing away at Sheffield Wednesday in the last game of the season. Wednesday must win to stay up and if they do win, Palace will go down.  So it is a very straight-forward equation, and critically important for both teams, who are in

04 Mar 2014

Progress Report

Following his debut writing for us a couple of weeks ago, Michael Stokoe brings us his second Progress Report on Palace following the games against Manchester United and Swansea City.   Manchester United Plucky Palace produce a solid performance but quality prevailed as Manchester United won 2-0 at Selhurst Park. Although

28 Feb 2014

Beyond The Touchline – No To Hull Tigers

  How would you feel if the owners decided to change the name of the club from Crystal Palace to ‘Crystal Soccer Castle‘* or something just as ridiculous? This is just what the fans of Hull City AFC are having to face up to but it is certainly not without a

27 Feb 2014

Palace In Perspective – Reds In Their Beds

It was all rather nasty and spiteful; that Manchester United game. Not on the pitch though. I mean the Cantona masks, the Phil Neville Instagram page, and the internet heroes bragging about a game in 1994/5 which took place before many of them were born. It would have been nice

25 Feb 2014

The Eagle Speaks

Firstly this week we pick up on a previous article that was written for ‘The Eagles Beak‘ on season ticket pricing which can be viewed here and the comparisons across clubs in the English Premiership with other clubs across Europe. As a follow on from this, we spoke to FC

20 Feb 2014

Palace In Perspective – When It Rains

The postponement of the Everton game was an unusual one, in that the game was postponed for safety reasons, rather than problems with the pitch. As the Everton fan who had flown over from Malaysia, hoping to see his favourite team play for the first time after supporting them for

19 Feb 2014

Progress Report

In his debut writing for The Eagles Beak, Michael Stokoe looks at three vital signs that are pushing Palace to Premier League survival. Michael is currently studying sports journalism at Brighton University and is an avid Palace fan. We welcome Michael to the team and you can read his own

06 Feb 2014

Palace In Perspective – A Tightrope Walk On Cheese Wire

Let’s take three stories from football in the last week and try to link them. One is the publication of Manchester City’s accounts (*see link below), the next is the prospective sale of Leeds United and the third is the bunch of deadline day signings made by Palace. The three

05 Feb 2014

Beyond The Touchline – Season Ticket Pricing

The second edition of our newest regular feature on the site, ‘Beyond The Touchline’ which looks at topics off the football field. This week Paul picks up the baton and has looks at the rising cost of season tickets in the Premier League and whether there is true value for money or if the fans are simply

30 Jan 2014

Palace In Perspective – Steve Bruce Is An Idiot

There I said it. Steve Bruce, complete idiot. It was his after match comments straight after Palace had beaten Hull that prompted this thought. He had a glorious opportunity to say something different, to reflect on what had been a crazy, unorthodox, chaotic yet ultimately exciting game. Instead he resorted to the same