12 Jun 2013

The Eagles Beak

Now that we are in a bit of a lull, the calm of the storm as it were we here at The Eagles Beak would like to thank everyone for their support. It was an idea that had been toyed with at the end of the 2011/12 season to create

11 Jun 2013

Player Profile – Reise Allassani

The fourth in our series of player and fan profiles on the blog and once again through the power of Twitter.  The academy star has been mentioned as one of the most talented players to come through the Crystal Palace youth system in these past few years. High praise indeed for Reise who has

10 Jun 2013

Silly Season

It is a common nickname for this time of year when the football season has ended. But it is more so evident when a team like us has secured promotion to the Premier League through the play offs. When you consider that length of time it takes for the play

06 Jun 2013

Player Profile – Bruce Dyer

The third in our series of player and fan profiles on the blog. Through the power of Twitter once again, Bruce kindly agreed to answer a few questions about his time at Selhurst Park. We thank Bruce for sparing some time to provide us with his comments. The youth set up

01 Jun 2013

The Promised Land

The dream has become reality and we are once again a Premier League team. It is still hard to comprehend. But the blood sweat and tears of the season has been extremely worth it. An absolutely immense achievement.While the dust settles on the result on Monday and the celebrations that

31 May 2013

The Underdogs Strike Back

Palace were most definitely the underdogs on Monday nights play-off game against Watford due to the unfortunate absence of Glen Murray, who scored thirty spectacular goals earlier in the season. The game ended 0-0 after full time which was a surprise as Palace played brilliantly throughout. Watford had the pressure

30 May 2013

The Impossible Dream

I still have to pinch myself just to make sure that it is not all a dream. I travelled back from Wembley in quite a daze. Even witnessing the events of that bank holiday Monday afternoon, it is still so hard to comprehend. Even watching the re-runs and highlights several

30 May 2013

I’ll Get You Butler

It was finally the 27th May 2013 and the incredibly long wait for the Championship play-off final had arrived at last. At 07:30am the alarm went off. I had had a fairly bad night’s sleep, went to bed feeling quite relaxed on the surface but inside my head, the cogs

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

25 May 2013

The Big Game

Wembley where the drama will unfold … As football games go this is perhaps one of the biggest in world football. Perhaps not as fashionable as the Champions League Final or indeed the World Cup Final. But the rewards are simply immense. The winners secure promotion to the Premier League