Tag Archives: Premier League

AUDIO: ‘Wonder goal’ sees Palace denied victory yet again

Conor Wickham drew the boos of the frustrated fans of his former club at Sunderland last night, as he was twice on target to give Crystal Palace a glimpse of their first league win in 11 games, only for the … Continue reading

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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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All together now: Tony Pulis the Manager of the Year

To be fair, this ditty is probably better than 90 per cent of the entries on last night’s Eurovision Song Contest. Irish band the Corrigan Brothers have produced a jolly little number to coincide with the end of the football … Continue reading

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Transition Town publishes guide to local businesses

Crystal Palace Transition Town is backing its local economy and celebrating Crystal Palace community life by launching The Local & Fair Guide to Shopping and Eating in Crystal Palace this Saturday. The guide celebrates the myriad of shops, artisan work shops, pubs, … 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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Weary Holloway pays the price of his promotion success

So Ian Holloway has paid the price of success. The Crystal Palace manager tonight left “by mutual consent”, which for once was not  intended euphemistically when it was announced by the club’s co-chairman, Steve Parish at a hurriedly called press … 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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Croydon FC rocked as whole squad joins another club

As Crystal Palace try to come to terms with their best player of last season going off to play for one of their new rivals in the Premier League, consider the plight of non-leaguers Croydon FC who are just a … 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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Crystal Palace Festival boosted by grant from Lottery

The Crystal Palace Overground Festival, which starts this Thursday, has been awarded £8,365 by the Big Lottery Fund. The grant will help towards the costs of the four-day event, including infrastructure and volunteers. This will be the third time the … Continue reading

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New gallery puts art at the heart of Crystal Palace

An art gallery is to open in the former Thicket Pub on Anerley Hill, Crystal Palace, which will raise money for the Upper Norwood Joint Library. Local developer Lightbox is opening the gallery as part of the residential re- development … 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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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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Phoenix club fighting for promotion in their first season

NON-LEAGUE NEWS: Both of the borough’s non-league sides are in midweek action this week, provided Croydon FC‘s opposition don’t manage to try to plough up their pitch half an hour before the game. Tonight in the Combined Counties League Premier … Continue reading

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Holloway: Crystal Palace get their manager

The BBC is reporting this morning that Ian Holloway has accepted Crystal Palace’s offer of the job of manager. The 49-year-old leaves Blackpool after three years in chargewhich included a term in the Premiership and reaching the Championship play-off final … 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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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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Simon Jordan and how he took Palace on a self-promotion run

JAMES DALY, of Five-Year Plan Fanzine, reviews the autobiography of Crystal Palace’s perma-tanned former chairman Oh Simon Jordan. The man we all loved to hate when he was Palace chairman. The Widow Twanky of the pantomime world that is modern … Continue reading

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Palace’s League Cup draw revives memories of Cantona

From a loftier perch than usual, GOLDIE looks ahead to the end of the month, and Palace’s League Cup quarter-final trip to Old Trafford, offering a flavour of the promised land of the Premiership In 41 matches against Manchester United, … Continue reading

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