20 Dec 2017

Hodgson’s Simplified Football, Excellent Man-Management And Calm Nature A Big Factor In Recent Success

There are not many clubs in world football who could lose their first four games without scoring, subsequently sack the manager that was only appointed just a few months before, then proceed in replacing him with what many perceive to be an underwhelming choice. The new boss then goes on

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13 Dec 2017

Weapon Allegations A Bleak Reminiscence Of Criminalisation of Football Supporters

“A return to the dark days of football,” claimed Sussex Police Chief Inspector Simon Nelson. A suggestion so wild and exaggerated, yet not to mention completely untrue, that links an innocent majority of Palace fans that travelled to the Amex Stadium two weeks ago to football’s hooligan problem of the

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13 Dec 2017

Repeat Of Palace’s Summer Transfer Window Could be Fatal

In Roy Hodgson’s mind, there is no doubt as to where Palace’s current problems have come from. His Palace side sat rooted to the bottom of the table when he took the job. Losing seven on the bounce had the former England manager saying “we shot ourselves in the foot.”

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07 Dec 2017

Who Should Palace Target In January?

Overall, it has been a glum season for Palace, but luckily the decision to bring in Roy Hodgson has appeared to have improved the team. After fifteen games, the Eagles stood eighteenth, just three points from safety with two wins, four draws, and nine losses. Before the 2017/18 season began,

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26 Nov 2017

Ghosts Of Managers Past

“We made a mistake, it’s as simple as that” uttered Steve Parish earlier this week, lamenting the series of events that led to Glenn Murray’s departure from Selhurst Park in 2015. As Palace prepare to make the short trip to Brighton during the week for the first time in four

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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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