Category Archives: Crystal Palace FC

Palace defender Sakho wins millions in drug test libel case

Mamadou Sakho, the Crystal Palace defender, has accepted “substantial” damages from the World Anti-Doping Agency for defamation over allegations he took banned performance-enhancing drugs. It had been reported that Sakho was seeking at least £13million in damages, plus costs. Sakho, … Continue reading

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Palace in £1m agreement with council for Selhurst scheme

Crystal Palace FC’s long-delayed development plans to upgrade their Selhurst Park home could be about to get underway after Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, rubber-stamped a community levy deal that could be worth up to £1million to the local … Continue reading

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Palace For Life Wildcats Football, Heavers Farm, from Sep 5

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Fanatics’ latest campaign helps raise Palace players’ game

Crystal Palace go into their final four games of the strangest of Premier League seasons, beginning behind-closed-doors at Aston Villa tomorrow, safe in the knowledge that they are secure in the division for a record-breaking eighth season, and with the … Continue reading

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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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‘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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Mayor’s millions helping Palace Foundation tackle youth crime

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, visited Selhurst Park yesterday to see for himself some of the impact the investment of public money from the Mayor’s Young Londoners’ Fund is having through mentoring schemes and school holiday activities at Crystal … Continue reading

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Without a win in 2020, Eagles fans are feeling on edge

Even the shock of striker Christian Benteke scoring on Saturday – albeit because Everton’s England keeper had a bit of a ‘mare – is not enough to disguise the growing unease being felt by Crystal Palace fans. On the face … Continue reading

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Palace goalkeeper says she was subjected to sexist abuse

Lucy Gillett, Crystal Palace’s goalkeeper, says that she was subjected to sexist abuse from male fans during her club’s match at Coventry on Sunday. The American told BBC Sport that during the first half of Palace’s 3-2 defeat, a group … Continue reading

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Free cooking and nutrition classes, Thornton Heath, Jan 14-28

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Premier League football club opens its doors for the homeless

It’s that time of year again… Crystal Palace Football Club is re-opening its extreme weather emergency shelter for rough sleepers at Selhurst Park this winter. Whenever the overnight temperature is forecast to fall below freezing, the Glaziers Lounge at Selhurst … Continue reading

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Palace will sell Zaha when the price is right, says Parish

Wilfried Zaha will leave Crystal Palace in the next transfer window – provided the money is right. That’s the stark conclusion from an interview given by Palace chairman Steve Parish. Zaha handed in a transfer request just before the English … Continue reading

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The A to Zaha of Palace’s problems for new football season

A Croydon councillor has called for Wilfried Zaha to “knuckle down” and honour his recently signed five-year contract with Crystal Palace. As well as being a councillor for Fairfield ward, Chris Clark also happens to be a trades union workplace … Continue reading

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Trams appeal to Stormzy for help after third break-in at club

For the third time in less than six months, Croydon Football Club are having to dust themselves down and pick themselves up again after vandals broke into their clubhouse and trashed it, causing thousands of pounds of damage. The unexpected … Continue reading

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Palace provide a party to thank homeless shelter volunteers

More than 100 volunteers who helped rough sleepers at cold weather homelessness shelters were thanked at a special event staged run by Crystal Palace FC last week. Each autumn and winter, organisations across the borough, from faith groups to national … Continue reading

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Cut It Out 2019 football tournament, Selhurst Park, May 25

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MPs warn Palace of ‘racism and violence’ of Lads Alliance

In an extraordinary demonstration of cross-party action (for Croydon, at any rate), all three of the borough’s MPs, plus the council leader and councillors, have written to Crystal Palace Football Club to ask them to distance themselves publicly from the … Continue reading

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Puck off: Palace’s American owners look to sell stake in club

On the eve of the club’s “A23 derby” lunchtime kick-off against Brighton at Selhurst Park today, a Wall Street news agency is reporting that Crystal Palace’s American owners are looking to sell their stake in the club. According to Bloomberg … Continue reading

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Arena clubhouse suffers ransacking on two successive nights

For Croydon’s longest established non-league football club, their battle for survival just got a whole lot tougher It’s time to support your local team. Croydon Football Club’s clubhouse at Croydon Arena in South Norwood has been the target of break-ins, … Continue reading

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Palace For Life women’s football, Woodcote High, Feb 21

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