16 Apr 2019

What Did We Learn From Defeat to City?

Not many of us really expected anything else but did we learn anything from the defeat at the hands of the defending champions at the weekend? 1. Manchester City are a bloody good side. There is a reason they are defending champions and chasing a quadruple this season. Palace should

10 Apr 2019

With 39 Points And 5 Matches To Go – Why Are We So Grumpy?

What a strange season this has been. We have our second highest points total at this stage of the season since we were promoted in 2013, we are virtually guaranteed safety and will therefore have at least seven seasons in the Premier League. The best we have ever done previously

02 Apr 2019

What Did We Learn From the Win Over Huddersfield?

Pulling away from the bottom three with a comfortable eight point gap was easier said than done, but what did we learn from sending the opposition back down to the Championship? 1. Palace have developed a worrying habit of starting games painfully slowly. Much of the Eagles’ success last season

22 Mar 2019

Battle At Both Ends Suggests Best Climax To Premier League Season Ahead

The Premier League has not witnessed more intriguing closing stages than the current one in recent years. Starting with the title race, Manchester City and Liverpool go head-to-head for the ultimate prize, with reigning champions sitting two points adrift of the Reds, with one game in hand. Pep Guardiola’s men

19 Mar 2019

What Did We Learn From The FA Cup Defeat To Watford?

Call it therapy as it is third time lucky for Watford in big games against Palace, but what did we learn from the disappointing FA Cup defeat? 1. Have Palace become too nice? If our two recent defeats against Watford and Brighton have taught us anything, it is that the

13 Mar 2019

All Hail Sir Roy of Croydon!

Although I am certainly not one to avoid eating humble pie when needed (and it definitely does happen!) I am pleased to say I have no worries in that regard concerning Roy Hodgson. I have always maintained that he was the right manager for us even during the dark days

12 Mar 2019

What Did We Learn From The Defeat to Brighton?

It was a disaster witnessing our arch rivals do the double over us this season but out of the wreckage of defeat, what did we learn? 1. Much of Palace’s success at home to Brighton in modern meetings has stemmed from their ability to overwhelm their greatest rivals in the

06 Mar 2019

Success Stories Prove Palace Academy Can Still Be Vital

The English football academy system has attracted its fair share of criticism in recent years as the volume of home-grown talent has declined steadily since the formation of the Premier League in 1992. Palace appear to be extracting more from their academy than most. In fact, since 2001 the club

05 Mar 2019

What Did We Learn From The Win At Burnley?

Another road trip, another win for the Eagles and against one of the teams in and around us but what did we learn from the valuable victory? 1. Believe it or not, it’s a fun time to be a Palace fan. Like last year it finally feels like this side

26 Feb 2019

What Did We Learn From The Win At Leicester?

It was not a surprise win but not many had Palace down to win quite how they did, but what did we learn from the victory over Leicester? 1. Roy Hodgson knows best. When Palace tweeted out their starting eleven for the game against Leicester accompanied by Jeffrey Schlupp’s beaming