08 Nov 2017

Berhalter Looking To Bring Back Former Glories To Columbus

This month, as TEB continues to look at football in the United States, we go back to the beginning of Major League Soccer (MLS) and chat about club number one. On June 15 1994, MLS announced that Columbus Ohio would have a club in the new professional league. The owners

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07 Nov 2017

It’s Time To Talk About Wilfried Zaha

Why are Palace fans so protective of Wilfried Zaha? It’s a question regularly posed by opposition supporters and one to which the answer should be quite simple, but in reality is actually fairly complex. To try and persuade rival supporters of Zaha’s brilliance can, at times, be a bit like

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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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19 Oct 2017

New Hope For The Eagles After Chelsea Success

Palace made a mockery of their status as relegation favourites by beating reigning Premier League champions in a pulsating encounter last weekend. The Eagles had gone seven games without a point or even a single goal and were tipped to be annihilated by Chelsea at Selhurst Park. Instead, Palace took

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24 Sep 2017

Four Players To Light Up The Premier League This Season

The sport of football is once again being built up as the finest in the world now that the new season is well under way. There is no doubt that more than a third of the world is hyped up about the 2017-18 Premier League season. Every team has already had

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12 Sep 2017

Frankly A Mess As Records Tumble With De Boer Sacking After 77 Days In Charge

So here we are again. After weeks of speculation, Crystal Palace confirmed on Monday that Frank de Boer had been sacked as manager after just 77 days and four Premier League games in charge. The records, for both parties, do not read well but will undoubtedly have more enduring consequences for

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29 Aug 2017

Why Mourinho Is Not Worried About His Next Pick in the Transfer Window

It is just a few days until the transfer window closes and Jose Mourinho has added new additions to his squad. However, he might need to make a fourth pick to complete his wish list before 31st August but the United boss is not a worried man and that may

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28 Aug 2017

Frank de Boer Is Breaking The Barrier For Academy Players At Palace

The Frank de Boer era at Palace has started woefully. Defeats in each of the opening three Premier League games leaves the Eagles nineteenth heading into the international break and the team are yet to adjust to the Dutchman’s ‘total football’ philosophy. However, if there is anything at all positive

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08 Aug 2017

Measuring Progress for the Season Ahead

There is a feel good factor around Selhurst Park recently. Surviving relegation last season and then the addition of Frank De Boer as manager have left a sweet taste in the mouth and people are beginning to feel optimistic about the season ahead. The 2016/17 campaign saw Palace flirting with

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07 Aug 2017

Has The Game Reached The Point Of No Return?

With the world transfer fee well and truly smashed, it was only fitting to sculpture a TEB article about modern football and what is happening to our beloved game. As all football fans know, the money in the game has grown and grown over the years which begs the question, is

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