Category Archives: Roy Hodgson

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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