Tag Archives: Football

Sutton United are seeking a Wembley date with destiny

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Sutton United face a date with destiny this afternoon, just one game away from a Wembley play-off final and the chance of entering the Football League for the first time in the club’s 120-year history. A capacity crowd … Continue reading

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Selhurst church football academy, Jul 26-29

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AUDIO: Puncheon’s winner ends Palace’s relegation fears

And breathe, Palace fans. Jason Puncheon’s fine 68th-minute goal proved enough to earn a vital 1-0 victory over Norwich City, to give Crystal Palace their first – yes, first and only – league win of 2016 and, above all else, … Continue reading

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‘Shall we sing a song for you?’ Derby day’s chorus of approval

The Rams took on the Trams last Saturday. And SHASHA KHAN led the fans’ slightly confusing chorus of “Croydon!” If any further proof was needed that Croydon Athletic is one of the sides best in the division, then take a … Continue reading

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Vase provides another chance of football escapism for Trams

Croydon FC get a second chance to taste cup glory on Saturday when they host the high-flying Horsham YMCA in the FA Vase second qualifying round. Given the non-league team’s dreadful performances in the league so far – P8 W1 … Continue reading

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Eagles fans angry as club moves to ban banners at Selhurst

Crystal Palace Football Club risked the anger of their most loyal fans when they issued a statement late last night effectively banning banners from Selhurst Park unless they had been passed for approval in advance by the club. With Palace … Continue reading

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Croydon FC all set for new season to kick-off

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Trams and Rams face friendly summer start to their cup runs

Wimbledon tennis is barely half-done. The Ashes cricket Tests don’t start until next week. Yet football’s about to get underway again, marked with yesterday’s draw for the preliminary rounds of the FA Cup… AFC Croydon Athletic, the phoenix club, returned … Continue reading

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Palace offers youngsters sporting chance with One Goal

Crystal Palace Football Club has teamed up with London & Quadrant Housing Association to take part in a project called One Goal, which is offering free sport and arts activities over the summer holidays, as well as the possibility of … Continue reading

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Charity football match at Mayfield Stadium, Apr 19

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Trams appeal for extra support at their relegation decider

Palace fans not making the trip oop north this Saturday to see the Eagles play at Roker Park, or whatever they call it these days, could do a lot worse than get along to Croydon Arena for what should prove … Continue reading

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Croydon Athletic football trials for teenagers, Feb 19

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Millen’s in charge, as Palace’s search for a manager continues

Here we go again. Crystal Palace fans who recall the month-long hokey-cokey managerial appointment “process” at Selhurst last November will have despaired yesterday afternoon, as it emerged that Malcolm “Malky” Mackay was not going to be appointed as the club’s … Continue reading

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Mackay was poised to get Palace job and £25m transfer fund

2.15pm UPDATE (see below): So it’s to be Malky Mackay. Which it was always going to be from the moment Iain Moody was made “sporting director”, or whatever vacuous title he was given when appointed last year, and after Mackay … Continue reading

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Play the Game football sessions, Thornton Heath

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Whyteleafe pitch in with plastic as Farleigh wait on the FA

Doyen of football reporters, BRIAN GRANVILLE hails the new season and forecasts the fortunes for what used to be grassroots clubs NON-LEAGUE NEWS: The countdown on satellite television tells you that the Premier League will begin in just a week. … Continue reading

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Croydon Athletic look to Lineker to keep them on target

BRIAN GRANVILLE, the doyen of non-league football writers, gets ready for the start of the league season at Croydon Athletic tomorrow Final preparations are underway for a momentous league season AFC Croydon Athletic, as they race to get their Mayfield … Continue reading

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Palace eye deal to bring Zaha back to Selhurst Park

Wilfried Zaha, one of Crystal Palace’s most popular players of recent years, could be on his way back to Selhurst Park, just a year after his £15 million move to Manchester United. Signed by United when Sir Alex Ferguson was … 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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