11 Aug 2013

Lazio Conquer Selhurst

There was a bizarre atmosphere ahead of the game with Lazio. Even the walk to Selhurst from Norwood Junction there was hardly anyone around. Even to the point that I considered checking the ticket for the date. It was with some relief that I turned the corner into the Holmesdale

10 Aug 2013

From Rome With Love

The one and only friendly to be held at Selhurst this pre-season is taking place this afternoon with Italian giants Lazio the visitors. The game gives many fans the first glimpse of the Palace team and Selhurst that has seen 20% to 30% improvements over the summer. Most of which

07 Aug 2013

Dulwich Delight

A great turnout for the short trip to Champion Hill where Palace took on Dulwich Hamlet in the latest game of the pre-season campaign. With only one defeat to the visitors name the game started in similar fashion. And it wasn not long before Palace took the lead. A quick

06 Aug 2013

Water Under The Bridge

The pre-season campaign took the squad to the Irish Republic at the weekend and a game against Waterford United a fortnight before the big kick off against Spurs. The Palace team that began the game included a first start of pre-season for Kagoshi Dikgacoi in what looked like a possible

28 Jul 2013

Crawley Pluck Eagles

Photo by Michael Hulf (c) @hulfie The third game of the pre-season campaign took the first team squad to Crawley yesterday. Prior to the game the away following was building nicely and it was a welcome change to return to a terrace to watch a game. It’s been a while.

24 Jul 2013

Eagles Fly Past Gills

Gillingham 0-3 Crystal Palace Moxey, Dobbie, Owusu-Abeyie The second pre-season game for the first team squad was a trip to Gillingham in Kent. Palace looking to build on their win against Dagenham on Saturday continued with a mixture of first team, youth and trialists. Nuhiu, Nicholson, Sow and Owusu-Abeyie featured and expect a

21 Jul 2013

Eagles See Off Daggers

The opening pre-season fixture for the first team squad took place yesterday at the Victoria Ground, Dagenham. It was a chance for a selection of first teames, fringer players, youth and trialists to begin staking their claim for a starting spot in the opening Premier League fixture against Tottenham. Being

16 Jul 2013

Young Eagles Crush Wasps

A wonderful summers evening and a first friendly trip of the pre-season to see what the Palace U21s had to offer. A nice ground named the GAC Stadium down in the corner of East Court was filling up nicely half hour before kick-off.Watching a youth team is always difficult. No

29 May 2013

28/05/13 League Play Off Final Watford (n) 1-0 win (aet)

Thank you Wilf (picture courtesy of @hulfie) It was a two week wait and what a long two weeks it was. Plenty of time to get over the long regular season and bath in the play off semi final result, at least that was what us fans were doing. For

15 May 2013

13/05/13 League Play Off Semi Final Brighton (a) 2-0 win

 The scene was set in the first leg at Selhurst (Picture courtesy of @cpfcmarcus) After the tense viewing of the first game at Selhurst the build up to this one did not feel quite the same. We had lost something. Not a game but a player. A player that