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Cabaye tops the Palace wish-list: the five to sign this summer

As the squad begins pre-season training, our irregular Crystal Palace correspondent, GOLDIE, has hawked to us his football version of “Snog, Marry, Avoid”, identifying the players that he would really like to see signed up to play at Selhurst Park … Continue reading

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Boxing Day defeat sees Warnock sacked as Palace boss

Keith Millen will take charge of Crystal Palace at Queens Park Rangers tomorrow, following the sacking of manager Neil Warnock, announced just before midday today. Steve Parish, the club’s co-owner, made the decision this morning, having seen the team disintegrate … Continue reading

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Eagles fans reject Tory councillor’s call for civic parade

Last year, when Crystal Palace won promotion to the Premier League at Wembley, Croydon Council did nothing to mark the achievement. This year, with the club’s survival in the top division all-but-secured with the midweek 3-2 win at Everton, and … Continue reading

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Palace fans accuse New Addington councillor of persecution

Crystal Palace fans are accusing Tony Pearson, a Croydon councillor who represents New Addington, of conducting a persecution campaign against them and the club, after a favourite match-day pub, the Portmanor on Portland Road, has been threatened with losing its … Continue reading

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Olympic legacy turns sour for Crystal Palace athletes

Barely 18 months after the warm glow of the Olympic flame was cast across the capital, and south London’s athletes arrived at the indoor training centre at Crystal Palace sports centre to find it under two inches of water, and … Continue reading

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Crystal Palace author to talk about his macabre book: Dec 14

Tom Brown, the writer of a bone-chilling Victorian tale will be giving a talk at the Upper Norwood Joint Library about his latest novel, Strange Air, which is essential reading for anyone fascinated by the history of Crystal Palace. The author, … Continue reading

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Palace pull Pulis – next three matches will define the season

And back to square one. Crystal Palace finally announced yesterday, before the kick-off of their match at Hull, that Tony Pulis is to be the club’s new manager, replacing Ian Holloway. It had taken the club a month to agree … Continue reading

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McCarthy is latest to be put forward for Palace’s impossible job

Mick McCarthy, the former manager of Millwall, Wolves and Ireland, is being lined up to take over at Crystal Palace. Sources close to the deal suggest that the former international centre half with the most Yorkshire of Irish accents could … 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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Selhurst Park to be re-named? Don’t bet on it

Facing predictable fan outrage over the possibility that Selhurst Park will be re-named “The 12Bet Stadium” for the 2013-2014 season in the Premier League, after a little-known firm of Asian online bookmakers, the Crystal Palace management last night moved to … Continue reading

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Selhurst sponsors have Palace as outsiders for first game

Crystal Palace appear close to announcing a stadium naming deal for Selhurst Park with an Asian-based online bookmaker – one of the many betting firms who are offering the Eagles at odds on that they will be relegated straight back … Continue reading

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Palace stake millions on Gayle blowing up a storm

As the Premier League season approaches, IAN LAMONT assesses Palace’s summer signings When Crystal Palace signed Jose Campana from Sevilla, the wags on social media were quick to comment. By wags, I don’t mean the wives and girlfriends. The Eagles … Continue reading

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Palace take their community work into Ireland

It turned out to be a comfortable 4-0 pre-season win last night at Waterford for Crystal Palace, now just two weeks away from their opening Premier League fixture. But after the game, the work for the club’s community group, the … Continue reading

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Blue is the colour as Croydon landlord honours promotion bet

Crystal Palace fans who drink in the Bull’s Head on Wandle Road, a proper old-fashioned boozer popular with the locals, have been prolonging their celebrations since their club won promotion to the Premier League. They were sure that they had … Continue reading

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Careful what you wish for as you walk the Wembley way

Will there really be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that is the Wembley arch for Crystal Palace this afternoon? STEVEN DOWNES suggests not Today’s Championship play-off final is being bigged up in some quarters as … Continue reading

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Inside Croydon’s Hero of the Week: Wilfried Zaha

Cometh the hour and a half, cometh the man. Even some of Wilfried Zaha‘s most devout fans had acknowledged that, well, maybe the young winger had seemed a little weary, perhaps even distracted, since his stunning start to the season, … Continue reading

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Play-offs within reach for Palace down Holloway’s road

It is promotion High Noon – well, 12.45 – at Selhurst Park tomorrow, as Crystal Palace seek to secure a promotion play-off place. IAN LAMONT knows where he’s placing his money Inside Croydon’s loyal reader will remember that I have … Continue reading

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Palace’s promotion run-in should lead to Wembley

IAN LAMONT weighs up the odds of Palace getting promoted this season. He had to: he’s had money on it Soon after the characterful Ian Holloway was appointed manager of Crystal Palace in November, I had a cheeky bet. Well, … Continue reading

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Zaha’s move to United and the test of true greatness

With the January transfer window about to close, Crystal Palace’s £15m “lend-lease” deal for Wilf Zaha to move to Manchester United in the summer is looking like one of the best pieces of business in the past month. IAN LAMONT, … Continue reading

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Wilf Zaha: player of 2012, but not yet Palace’s all-time best

There will be few arguments at Selhurst Park as to who has been the Palace player of 2012. Season ticket-holder ZOE MESSENBIRD spoke to other fans, including co-owner Steve Parish, about where Wilf Zaha rates among the club’s all-time greats. … 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’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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All-singing sports agent will transfer attention to Olympic pool

The schools have broken up, everyone is setting off on holiday, but in his hill-top office just a free-kick away from the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace, Athole Still is busier than ever, yet never knowing whether his work … Continue reading

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