28 May 2016

Rollercoaster Cliche Perfectly Epitomises Emotion Ridden Season

A football club’s season is full of many highs and lows. A couple of injuries and key players’ loss of form can send a club tumbling down the table, while a new signing or an astute managerial change can turn a predicament around. Supporting a football club is often described

26 May 2016

Despair Turns To Overwhelming Sense Of Pride

Us Palace fans have been seeking some kind of therapy since the events of Saturday evening and none more so than Simon Connolly who makes his very welcome debut on TEB. The Monday after the Saturday before was as if the Sunday did not happen. The day of rest was spent

24 May 2016

An Alternative FA Cup Final Diary

As the dust settled on an ultimately disappointing outcome at Wembley on Saturday, this is how my day unfolded. 08:00 The sunlight peered through the crack in the blinds and woke me from my slumber. It takes me eight or nine seconds to come to terms with my surroundings, before then

23 May 2016

We Had The Want, But Not The Win

Late night, Redhill station. I had just got off a train that was filled with stragglers from Wembley still decked in red and blue. Among the other people leaving the train were three guys, an older man in a kilt, and two younger guys with their faces painted. I had

22 May 2016

FA Cup Final Review: Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United

Match Facts Date – 21st May 2016 Venue – Wembley Stadium Attendance – 88,619 Referee – Mark Clattenburg Bookings – McArthur, Delaney, Dann, Mata, Fellaini, Rooney, Rojo, Smalling Sending off – Smalling Goals – Puncheon (78), Mata (81), Lingard (110) Star Eagle – Wilfried Zaha (7.9) Match Review The FA

21 May 2016

Now Is The Time For Heroes

It has been a tense and nervous week since the final whistle blew to signal the end of the Premier League campaign. Now is the time to forget the way that the league campaign ended. That has been and gone. Now is the time for heroes. An almost 30,000 strong

20 May 2016

FA Cup Final Preview – Manchester United

Palace embark on only their second ever FA Cup Final this weekend against the very same opponent. It will be a remarkable twist to a season that started so well but ended in frustration as the Eagles spiralled down the Premier League table only securing safety with a game to go.

20 May 2016

The FA Cup Final View On United

As our build up the the FA Cup continues on TEB this week, we had a chat with United fan and radio DJ Ben Eltham to find out his thoughts going into this season’s showpiece. Q. How would you rate your season with just the FA Cup Final still to

18 May 2016

Big Dogs Or Underdogs?

I can’t help feeling excited about Saturday. As I type I have my ticket in front of me and I can’t wait until gates open at 15:30. Little old Palace are up against might Manchester United. Except that can’t be the right approach. We don’t want to be the underdogs. It

17 May 2016

We’re The Famous Crystal Palace …

I remember standing in my Nana’s kitchen. Dad was wearing an official Cup Final t-shirt and Mum was fashioning one red earring and one blue. They were setting off for the final at Wembley. I was five years old twenty-six years ago, and at the time did not really understand