Category Archives: Football

GOSH! It’s Cesc! Charity volunteer wins £10,000 for sick kids

A charity volunteer from Croydon received the surprise of his life when he received a call from a World Cup-winner to tell him that his football initiative had won a worldwide competition – and a £10,000 donation to his chosen … Continue reading

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Cup run would be fitting tribute to ‘club legend’ Hillburn

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: The borough’s sides had a quiet-ish December due to postponements, but as ANDREW SINCLAIR reports, both Rams and Trams need a run of wins to drag themselves away from risk of relegation Croydon FC entered the new year … Continue reading

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Whyteleafe banking on bumper World Cup crowd for derby

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Can the Trams’ returning manager maintain the momentum into a crunch game tomorrow? ANDREW SINCLAIR previews derby day and what the December fixture list holds for Croydon Athletic Football fans, perhaps fired up by tonight’s England World Cup … Continue reading

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Concern over Crystal Palace sports centre’s emergency closure

Crystal Palace Stadium, for 50 years the home of British athletics, was last night subject to an emergency closure for safety reasons. The whole of the National Sports Centre, including the sports hall and gyms, is closed this weekend. There … Continue reading

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Pengenista Drummers charity fund-raiser, Croydon FC, Dec 3

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Giles in ‘fairytale’ return for second spell as Croydon boss

Seven months after he stood down as manager at Croydon FC, it was announced tonight that Liam Giles is to return to the Arena as the club’s new boss. A vacancy had occurred after Tyler Chambers and his assistant manager, … Continue reading

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Trams boss Chambers resigns on Twitter after row with board

In an exclusive interview with ANDREW SINCLAIR, Croydon FC’s latest manager explains why he and assistant Joe Brown felt their positions had become ‘untenable’ Croydon are looking for their third manager in seven months after Tyler Chambers resigned following Saturday’s … Continue reading

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Palace granted permission (again) for £100m stand at Selhurst

Back of the net! The result of last night’s planning committee meeting was never in doubt. But now Crystal Palace and their chairman Steve Parish have to seal a deal with Sainsbury’s. By our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE It … Continue reading

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Boxpark uses England star Grealish to cash in on World Cup

Boozepark, next to East Croydon Station, is looking to cash in on England’s World Cup heroes next month, selling tickets at up to £40 a time to enter the food and booze venue on the days when Gareth Southgate’s side … Continue reading

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Residents’ groups show red card to Palace’s £100m new stand

Locals living near Selhurst Park have organised to oppose the new stand – despite being frozen out of meetings by their Labour councillors Two residents’ associations in the area around Selhurst Park, together with council tenants whose homes are under … Continue reading

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Trams on track but all change at Athletic after their rough start

NON-LEAGUE NEWS:  One side has been leaking too many goals while another has been scoring too few. Ahead of tomorrow night’s ‘derby’ at the Arena, ANDREW SINCLAIR reports on the local clubs’ opening games to the season As football stadiums … Continue reading

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Consultation on Selhurst new stand is extended by two weeks

Politicians moved unusually swiftly to avoid grounds for legal objections after council officials originally allowed only two weeks for the public to view plans for Crystal Palace’s £100m redevelopment Croydon’s neo-con politicians, Progress MP Steve Reed OBE and the Conservative … Continue reading

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Residents blocked from meeting by football club’s lobbyists

Crystal Palace FC have lodged 40 new files as part of the planning application for their proposed £100m stand. But a meeting promised with affected households has been cancelled and residents told that they are not welcome to attend a … Continue reading

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Croydon FC Festival and league match, Croydon Arena, Sep 3

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New boss, new squad, new hope as Trams approach kick-off

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: It’s been all-change for most of the area’s part-time players over the summer. ANDREW SINCLAIR gets you up to date with the latest news before the start of the season tomorrow Club officials are hopeful that Croydon Arena … Continue reading

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‘Abrasive’ lobbyist smoothing the way for Selhurst’s new stand

Crystal Palace’s £100m new stand at Selhurst Park has the backing of fans (natch), support from councillors and approval from the planning department. Yet the club has gone out and hired a planning lobbyist. STEVEN DOWNES profiles Terrapin’s man hoping … Continue reading

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Lobbyist to meet councillors over Selhurst stadium proposals

South Norwood councillors will next week be meeting with a representative of a lobbying firm working for Crystal Palace Football Club to discuss issues around the stalled development of a new £100million stand at Selhurst Park. According to a spokesperson … Continue reading

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Planning permission lapsed for £100m new stand at Selhurst

The planning permission for Crystal Palace to redevelop their main stand in a £100million project at Selhurst Park has lapsed – leaving the club to go through a costly re-application process, or to continue to play their games in one … Continue reading

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Celebrities’ football match at Selhurst raises £25,000 for GOSH

Selhurst Park staged south London’s own version of Soccer Aid this week, raising £25,000 for Great Ormond Street children’s hospital. Celebrities and ex-pro footballers took part in the Goals 4 GOSH tournament, where the Palace Pelicans faced the Crystal Koalas … Continue reading

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Thornton Heath, Stormzy and me: Palace’s Zaha on charity

Crystal Palace’s star player, Wilfried Zaha, has spoken out about his charity work and of growing up in Thornton Heath with rapper Stormzy. In an interview published on the Crystal Palace club website, Zaha, 29, explained how through their faith … Continue reading

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Purley Way sports pavilion destroyed in suspected arson fire

One of the council-owned sports pavilions on the Purley Way playing fields was destroyed by fire at the weekend. According to the emergency services, no one was hurt in the blaze, the incident captured in dramatic style by local resident … Continue reading

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Capturing every step of non-league Dorking’s meteoric rise

SATURDAY SUPPLEMENT: A former Croydon school teacher has been ever-present in the relentless rise through the divisions of a Surrey non-league club. DAVID MORGAN interviews football photographer Steve O’Sullivan, who took the pictures… Whatever the dramas involving the super-rich footballers … Continue reading

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All ale and hearty – a welcome return to beer festival season

The beer festival season is back. After covid cancellations, this year feels like it’s back to business for these jamborees of brewing, and BILL LACEY went along to Selhurst Park at the weekend to experience one of the very best … Continue reading

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Trams look to turn over new Leafe with updated league

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: The season may be over for the borough’s part-timers, but as ANDREW SINCLAIR reports, there’s still plenty going on behind the scenes with derby dates to arrange for a renewed local rivalry Croydon FC will have a local … Continue reading

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Croydon FC youth academy trials, free entry, Apr 30 & May 7

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