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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27 Aug 2017

Frank De Goer? Frank De Going? Frank De Gone?

The world of football has always been a little bit mad. However this year, it seems that madness has been scaled up a notch onto a new level of bonkers. Players moving for transfer fees in the hundreds of millions, signing contracts worth half a million pounds a week, with

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27 Aug 2017

Premier League Statistics: Crystal Palace 0-2 Swansea City

MATCH FACTS Date – 26th August 2017 Venue – Selhurst Park Attendance – 23,477 Referee – Andre Marriner Bookings – Puncheon, Ward, Benteke, Cabaye, Fer Goals – Abraham (44), Ayew (48) Star Eagle – Scott Dann (7.1) TEB VERDICT After plenty of positives from the narrow defeat at Liverpool last

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25 Aug 2017

Premier League Preview – Swansea City

This Bank Holiday weekend, Palace entertain Swansea City at Selhurst Park in a fixture that the Eagles will be seeking revenge after the Welshman did the double over the South Londoners last season. Dutch boss Frank de Boer will be pleased to have got a win under his belt at

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25 Aug 2017

Unconvinced By The Back Three And That Is Just The Manager

Well, it’s like playing a broken record sometimes watching Arsenal. The same frailties that have existed for some years with Wenger’s latest squads are still very much alive and kicking in N7. It beggars belief to me. The one thing this team lack and have lacked for many years is

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24 Aug 2017

Drama A Plenty As Premier League Gets Into Gear

The second round of Premier League fixtures commenced over the weekend and there was further drama to follow opening day. Manchester United could assert themselves as the early pace-setters after they romped to their second successive 4-0 victory. Having beaten West Ham United by the same score last weekend, the

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24 Aug 2017

Spurned Chances Cost Dundee A Result

It’s now three defeats from the opening three games for Dundee after the team left Aberdeen without any points on Saturday. Last week I said that the only statistic that matters is the scoreline at the end of the game but after watching the game back on television, the players

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23 Aug 2017

League Cup Statistics: Crystal Palace 2-1 Ipswich Town

MATCH FACTS Date – 22/08/2017 Venue – Selhurst Park Attendance – 9,837 Referee – Andy Davies Bookings – Downes Goals – McArthur (76, 84), Celina (90) Star Eagle – James McArthur (8) TEB VERDICT A first win of the season for Palace and a welcome first win for Frank de

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23 Aug 2017

The Swansea View

Ahead of the visit of Swansea City, we had a chat to Guto Llewelyn to find out about the hopes of and dreams for the new season. Q. Last season was quite turbulent for Swansea fans wasn’t it but you managed to survive?  It was probably the craziest season I can remember

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