Category Archives: Roy Hodgson

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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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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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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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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Burnley beware: Fanatics are back at Selhurst in full voice

The Holmesdale Fanatics are back. The large group of ardent Crystal Palace supporters who in previous seasons have provided so much of the noise, colour and vibrancy at Selhurst Park, this morning announced that they are to return to their … Continue reading

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Speculation mounting over future of £70m transfer target Zaha

For Crystal Palace fans, that World Cup euphoria could be short-lived, as the optimistic It’s Coming Home theme of the past four weeks has segued into a version of the old Clash number: Should He Stay Or Should He Go? … Continue reading

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‘Sir Roy of Croydon’ handed the Freedom of the Borough

Roy Hodgson, who came out of enforced retirement last September to salvage Crystal Palace’s Premier League status, has been nominated for a Freedom of the Borough. The council press release states that Hodgson, “has been recommended for the honour in … Continue reading

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Palace’s relegation battle won, now fight starts to keep Zaha

It was the side’s finest performance of the entire Premier League season, rattling five goals past the recent past champions. Even Christian Benteke – renamed for the day Pen-teke – managed to score at Selhurst Park. With two games of … Continue reading

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Injury-hit Palace will need someone to halt Alexis goal threat

Ten matches to go, and Palace are back where they were after the first seven games of the Premier League season: in the bottom three. Which all adds a little more peril to the visit tonight of Jose Mourinho’s Manchester … Continue reading

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Up for the Cup: How Sheila Hodgson got Roy back into football

Crystal Palace play Brighton tonight in a televised FA Cup third-round A23 derby tie – ahhh, jumpers for goal posts, steamy beakers of Bovril, the magic of the… Palace are guaranteed of being in the fourth-round draw (it takes place … Continue reading

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‘Silent’ Steve O’Connell scores own-goal with Palace punditry

It’s a question which many Town Hall observers ask, but few manage to answer satisfactorily: just what does “Silent” Steve O’Connell do for the near-£80,000 a year he pockets from being a local councillor and London Assembly Member? Well yesterday … Continue reading

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Hodgson tipped for Palace job as de Boer sacked after 77 days

The future’s not too bright for Crystal Palace fans, and it is certainly not orange, as the club this morning dismissed manager Frank de Boer after just four league games in charge. It is only 77 days since June 26, … Continue reading

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Allardyce tipped to take over as Palace sack Pardew

DDLLLLLDLLDWDDLLWL / LLDWWWDLLLLLLWDLL And there you have it: the hard facts which, in the end, saw Alan Pardew sacked today as manager of Crystal Palace. Since Boxing Day 2015, Pardew’s Palace had lost 21 Premier League matches, 11 in the … Continue reading

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Former Palace player Southgate tipped for England job

REG E DWIGHT, our man on the terraces with the star-shaped glasses and a copy of When Saturday Comes tucked under his arm, reports on the consequences of our exit from Europe. Plus the latest Selhurst Park transfer news, including … Continue reading

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AUDIO: Palace under pressure with eight games to go

Roy Hodgson, one of Croydon’s own, was at Selhurst Park yesterday. But the England manager wasn’t there checking on the form of Wilfried Zaha or Scott Dann. Hodgson was there to watch Leicester players Jamie Vardy and Danny Drinkwater. Palace, … Continue reading

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Palace fan Daly has already had enough of ITV Sport

It hasn’t even started yet, but some football fans are already recoiling from the horrifying prospect of a month of wall-to-wall World Cup television fronted by Adrian Chiles, Lee Dixon and… yes, it has to be confronted… Roy Keane. The … Continue reading

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Dan “Pet Rescue” offered the task of rescuing Palace

Keith Millen thought last Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Everton was going to be his last in temporary charge of Premier League strugglers Crystal Palace. That might still turn out to be wishful thinking. The clock is ticking. It is now … Continue reading

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Inside Croydon 2012: what our loyal reader’s been reading

The following is the Inside Croydon 2012 Hit Parade, and needs to be read in the “voice” of Alan “Fluff” Freeman. For younger readers, think Smashy and Nicey… It’s the top 20 posts published on this site in the past … Continue reading

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Croydon’s list of great residents omits David Lean. Why?

The saddening/maddening thing about Croydon Council is that, when given some of the simplest of tasks in their attempt to promote the borough, they still manage to balls it up. Take, for example, this week’s half-cocked announcement on the council … Continue reading

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Roy Hodgson, Croydon and the “impossible job”

A former Crystal Palace youth player appointed as England manager? ED AARONS delves back more than 40 years to outline Roy Hodgson’s childhood in Selsdon Roy Hodgson, England manager. It’s a sentence that even the 64-year-old son of a Croydon … Continue reading

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