Tag Archives: Dougie Freedman

Election questions: Steve Reed, Labour (special edition)

QUESTIONNAIRE UPDATE: Tuesday 7pm If Steve Reed is fortunate enough to find himself elected by the people of Croydon North, and is ever promoted through the Labour ranks to a position of responsibility that sees him, say, called in to … Continue reading

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Ollie the Eagle? Palace poised to unveil Holloway as boss

It is rare for a football club, seeing one of its best human assets lured away, to find a replacement that offers an improvement on the status quo. But if Steve Parish, Crystal Palace’s co-chairman, has been successful in hiring … Continue reading

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Palace confirm that Freedman has left for Bolton

Dougie Freedman has left the building. In an official statement at 3.15pm this afternoon, Crystal Palace announced that the club’s manager since January 2011 had left to take up a similar position with Bolton Wanderers. In an interview on Sky … Continue reading

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Palace’s back-to-the-future scheme if Freedman opts to leave

As E I Addio, our man in the Holmesdale End, might say, the next 24 hours are crunch time for Crystal Palace. With the Eagles flying high in fourth place of the Championship table, manager Dougie Freedman is due to … Continue reading

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Games Maker volunteers see Palace make a game of it

Crystal Palace called on the Olympic spirit at Selhurst Park, coming back from 2-0 down against Cardiff with a Glenn Murray hat-trick, all backed by a new squad of “Games Maker” volunteers. After the success of the army of tens … Continue reading

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Be careful what you wish for in the football sack race

Heard this joke in a Palace pub at lunchtime on Saturday: First football fan: “What’s the difference between Dougie Freedman and Alex Ferguson?” Second football fan: “No one was calling for Alex Ferguson to be sacked after United lost their … Continue reading

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Palace’s summer dealings have been means tested

The Olympic flame may still be alight at Stratford, but the football season is about to kick off. Just how will Crystal Palace get on? After a summer of more big-name departures than arrivals at Selhurst Park, Five Year Plan … Continue reading

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Palace name their latest signing: Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard, the “total dress freedom” comedian and actor who has acquired National Treasure status since his marathon running exploits for Sport Relief, has been named as an associate director of his favourite football club, Crystal Palace, pledging to be … Continue reading

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Late, late show revives Palace fans’ great expectations

GOLDIE wings in after the opening three games suggesting that Palace might just take off this season I left the away terrace at Peterborough after the first game of the new Championship season in complete dismay, supplemented with more than … Continue reading

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Andrew Pelling agrees to write for Inside Croydon

It is the sort of big-name August signing that Dougie Freedman can only dream about. Andrew Pelling, the former MP for Croydon Central and long-time local councillor, has agreed to write for Inside Croydon. Pelling’s first piece for Inside Croydon … Continue reading

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Lawrence of Suburbia brings calm continuity to Palace

Before he plunges in to the summer transfer market, the one over-riding thing that Dougie Freedman has already bought by securing Palace’s place in the Championship is time. This summer represents the first transfer period for two, perhaps even three, … Continue reading

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