Category Archives: Football

Crystal Palace lament Kayla, Selhurst Park’s flying mascot

Kayla, Crystal Palace’s stunning matchday mascot, has died. The bald eagle had been flown at Selhurst Park before games for the past 10 years, but yesterday Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation, where the huge bird was kept, announced that Kayla had … Continue reading

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Van Aanholt takes easy lead as Hopkins scores more own goals

“Twitter spats” are rarely worth reporting on, but Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt last night won widespread praise across social media when he delivered some withering rebukes to that living and breathing example of “white privilege”, the toxic Katie Hopkins. … Continue reading

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Palace to make history when they go live on Match Of The Day

Crystal Palace can rest easy in the assurance that, on this occasion at least, they are guaranteed to be Gary Lineker’s first match up on Match Of The Day. That’s because when the football season resumes, Roy Hodgson’s Eagles will … Continue reading

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Two years on and Palace have not signed planning agreement

Two years since Croydon Council gave a green light to Crystal Palace for a £100million new main stand at Selhurst Park, the club has still to sign off on the Section 106 agreement laid out in the planning permission. The … Continue reading

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Hodgson calls for better government support for the NHS

Veteran football manager praises Crystal Palace players and club for their generous work in the community during coronavirus emergency Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has called for the NHS to be given more, and better, resources from government, rather than … Continue reading

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Covid-19 lockdown could cost Palace £37m in lost revenues

The covid-19 lockdown of top-tier football may end up costing Crystal Palace more than £37million. That’s the latest estimate by a leading football finance analyst, on the day after the chairman of the FA, Greg Clarke warned a council meeting … Continue reading

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Vandals ‘trash’ South Norwood clubhouse for fifth time

ANDREW SINCLAIR on another bitter set-back for a local sports club Croydon Football Club’s premises at Croydon Arena in Albert Road, South Norwood was broken into on Friday – the fifth break-in at the non-league team’s clubhouse in a year. … Continue reading

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Season’s abrupt end leaves clubs uncertain over promotion

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: It was inevitable, but when the end of the season was announced, abruptly, on Tuesday, there was dismay and some shock among our local clubs, as ANDREW SINCLAIR, right, reports The decision was announced on Tuesday, with all … Continue reading

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‘A time to prepare, not panic’ MP Jones says over coronavirus

Croydon, London and much of the country was going into a self-imposed lockdown today, as sports events, concerts and other public gatherings, large and small, were being postponed or called off to try to avoid the spread of coronavirus. In … Continue reading

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Croydon FC’s game abandoned after referee is racially abused

Croydon FC’s match at Croydon Arena was abandoned at half-time on Saturday after the referee was racially abused by a player from the visiting side. This is the second game in a couple of months in the South East Counties … Continue reading

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