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Tony Pulis has left Selhurst Park. Let Palace be Palace

It’s been a relatively boring close season at Crystal Palace FC. A couple of signings. Some renovation at Selhurst Park. But less than forty-eight hours before the season kicks off, … Continue reading

15 August 2014 · Leave a comment

World cup special: Papal Ball

People are always trying to use sport to settle differences – often political ones. From the use of various Olympic Games to show the host nation in a favourable light, … Continue reading

11 July 2014 · Leave a comment

Premier League preview: 6 reasons why Crystal Palace will stay up this year

Palace are everyone’s favourites to go down this year. But on the first day of the season all fans’ hopes are high. Here are 6 (not entirely serious) reasons why … Continue reading

17 August 2013 · 3 Comments

Surprise! I want Crystal Palace to win on Monday

There, I’ve said it. I want the football club I have followed for 33 years, to win at Wembley on my birthday. Have you got that? Does that surprise you? … Continue reading

25 May 2013 · 3 Comments

Palace should start the play-offs early

We who follow the Palace have got a little nervous in recent weeks. Seemingly gone is the team that could brush aside all challengers. We’re currently in the relegation places … Continue reading

4 May 2013 · Leave a comment

Stop press. Some people crave attention

Last Sunday, Palace got turned over 3-0 away to Brighton in football’s biggest and most important derby. Palace shipped two easy goals before half time and played badly in the … Continue reading

23 March 2013 · Leave a comment

A Borgen adventure

On an iMac in Suffolk there are 15,000 words written about Borgen, and I’m not really sure what they mean. Anyone who knows me will be aware that I don’t … Continue reading

22 January 2013 · 2 Comments

Milton Keynes vs Wimbledon

In a short while, a football match kicks off between two clubs neither of which should exist. Most neutral fans, including myself will be rooting for the League 2 side … Continue reading

2 December 2012 · 2 Comments