03 Feb 2018

The Newcastle View

The next challenge for this Premier League campaign is the visit of Newcastle United so TEB had a chat with Jacob Jackman about their season so far.  Q. What did you make of our encounter earlier in the season which Newcastle managed to edge with a late winner? I think

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01 Feb 2018

Sorloth Joins The Eagles On Transfer Deadline Day

Palace completed the signing of Norwegian striker Alexander Sørloth for an undisclosed fee to become the third signing of the January transfer window. The 22-year-old joins the Eagles from Danish side, FC Midtjylland and has signed a four and a half year contract. He will wear the number nine shirt. The Trondheim born striker is

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01 Feb 2018

Premier League Statistics: West Ham United 1-1 Crystal Palace

MATCH FACTS Date – 30th January 2018 Venue – London Stadium Attendance – 56,911 Referee – Neil Swarbrick Bookings – Tomkins, Milivojevic, Townsend, Byram Goals – Benteke (24), Noble (43 pen) Star Eagle – Christian Benteke/ Wilfried Zaha (7.3) TEB VERDICT Another good example of respecting the point particularly when

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31 Jan 2018

Five Things We Learnt From the Draw With West Ham

What did TEB learn from the draw at the London Stadium against West Ham United? Here are my five things. 1. Palace need a ‘Plan B’. When Wilfried Zaha is off colour, or indeed being set upon by three or four defenders as he was in this game, we look

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31 Jan 2018

Welcome To The Most Overhyped Day Of The Entire Football Season

So here we are, Transfer Deadline Day. The most hyped day in the football calendar. The day that sees Jim White don the adopted yellow colour scheme and shouts every word as he waits for the big breaking transfer story that so often rarely happens. The early days of the

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30 Jan 2018

When Can We Properly Scrutinise VAR Without Being Told To ‘Give It Time’?

The Video Assistant Referee system (VAR) seemed a great idea a year ago. The latest in football’s conveyer belt of overdue technologies, poised to eradicate the biggest of refereeing errors. It appeared great. Finally, a system that will help officials differentiate between a foul that is either inside or outside

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29 Jan 2018

Premier League Preview – West Ham United

After a much needed break over the weekend, it is a welcome return to league action for the Eagles as they make the short trip across London to take on West Ham United at the London Stadium. It is perhaps not ideal that after such a heavy defeat a break

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26 Jan 2018

The West Ham View

As we build up to our trip to the London Stadium, TEB had a chat with Jake from West Ham COYI to find out about their season so far. Q. What do you make of the season so far for West Ham? It has been a frustrating season so far.

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25 Jan 2018

Stealing A Living

There is a story that crops up every few years about the tale of a Brazilian footballer named Carlos Kaiser. Kaiser, nicknamed because his resemblance in style to Franz Beckenbauer, was a product of the Brazilian football system in the late seventies that had been inspired by the great Brazil

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24 Jan 2018

Jach Becomes Second January Signing

Hot on the heels of Erdal Rakip joining the Eagles, Polish international Jaroslaw Jach arrives from Zaglebie Lubin. The 23-year-old 6ft 4in tall defender has signed a three-and-a-half year contract for an undisclosed fee. Talking to the official club website, the Pole revealed how pleased he is with the move;

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