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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

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

Why West Ham’s Big Sam is really Glenda Slagg

As a mere Crystal Palace fan, I fear I must start a post about the mighty West Ham United by conceding the following points straight off: They did indeed win … Continue reading

16 October 2011 · Leave a comment

Crystal Palace FC and St John Ambulance: the reluctant brands

If I were a betting man, I’d put a tenner on the Tractor Boys to beat the Eagles tomorrow. Years of supporting my beloved Palace have taught me that an … Continue reading

20 August 2010 · 3 Comments

Number 10, Selhurst Park. A potboiler

The new guy sat at his desk. What should have been a smooth transfer had been a long, drawn-out affair, including organisations that should never have been involved in the … Continue reading

8 June 2010 · Leave a comment

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