Tag Archives: Selhurst Park

All ale and hearty – a welcome return to beer festival season

The beer festival season is back. After covid cancellations, this year feels like it’s back to business for these jamborees of brewing, and BILL LACEY went along to Selhurst Park at the weekend to experience one of the very best … Continue reading

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£20,000 reward offered to solve 33-year Lee Boxell mystery

Crimestoppers have today offered a £20,000 reward for information which could finally solve a missing person’s case that goes back 33 years. Lee Boxell was 15 years old when he disappeared from near his home in Cheam in 1988, never … Continue reading

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Nothing to see here: police back down over Palace banner

As the old saying goes, tweet in haste, repent at your leisure. Croydon’s police are certainly repenting that tweet they sent out on Saturday evening after Crystal Palace’s match against Saudi-owned Newcastle United, following a backlash from fans who reminded … Continue reading

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Met Police score spectacular own goal over Saudi banner

Palace fans’ group accuses the Premier League of choosing ‘money over morals’ on £300m Newcastle takeover deal and doing ‘business with one of the world’s most bloody and repressive regimes’ Croydon’s police invited scorn and ridicule on Saturday, when they … Continue reading

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France star Vieira now in the frame for Palace manager’s job

Pizza delivery riders in the Selhurst Park area had better get ready: Patrick Vieira could be coming to town. Now, given the disappointments, twists and turns in previous news reports about the appointment of a manager to replace Roy Hodgson … Continue reading

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Parish gets his man as Palace agree three-year deal with Favre

What could possibly go wrong? Crystal Palace have agreed a three-year appointment for their new manager, and just need the government to issue a work permit… There was palpable excitement among Eagles fans last night when the news emerged that … Continue reading

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Selhurst Park charity match scores big for children’s hospital

A charity football match in aid of Great Ormond Street children’s hospital featuring Jimmy Bullard and Anton Ferdinand has already scored a major goal by beating its fund-raising target more than a week before kick-off at Selhurst Park. The Goals … Continue reading

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Palace confirm Hodgson to retire after last games of season

Roy Hodgson’s final home game as Crystal Palace manager will be tomorrow night at Selhurst Park. At least Eagles fans will be able to give their veteran manager a proper send-off, as some spectators will be allowed in for the … Continue reading

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After 27,000 meals for charities, Palace Kitchen is still cooking

The Palace Kitchen project is being extended into February so that thousands of local people in need can continue to receive nutritious food. Palace Kitchen, based at Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park stadium and backed by the Palace for Life Foundation … Continue reading

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Norbury comedian scores a winner with first football book

ELLA HOPKINS on how a son’s post-match reproach helped inspire Kevin Day to fulfil a lifetime’s ambition Kevin Day has always enjoyed reading. He dreamed of writing a book of his own one day. His dad taught him to read … Continue reading

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Palace in £1m agreement with council for Selhurst scheme

Crystal Palace FC’s long-delayed development plans to upgrade their Selhurst Park home could be about to get underway after Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, rubber-stamped a community levy deal that could be worth up to £1million to the local … Continue reading

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NHS offering drive-in flu jab clinics at Ikea and Selhurst Park

The NHS is opening drive-through flu vaccination clinics at Ikea off the Purley Way and Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park stadium, offering more people than ever a free vaccine. “This year it is particularly important for those most at risk to … Continue reading

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Chef Kerridge’s cinema tour brings comedy to Selhurst Park

There’s a big night of comedy coming up at Selhurst Park [cue gratuitous Wayne Hennessy-related gag here]… only this time it will be provided by television stand-up  Mark Watson and what is promised as “a line-up of some of the … Continue reading

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Chef Kerridge cooks up a drive-in show for Selhurst Park

Bath. Marlow. Tunbridge Wells. Chichester. Croydon. Celebrity chef Tom Kerridge is taking to the road with a post-lockdown style of touring catering event, and he is bringing it to Selhurst Park next month. Kerridge’s summer tour plans for Pub In … Continue reading

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Palace to make history when they go live on Match Of The Day

Crystal Palace can rest easy in the assurance that, on this occasion at least, they are guaranteed to be Gary Lineker’s first match up on Match Of The Day. That’s because when the football season resumes, Roy Hodgson’s Eagles will … Continue reading

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Two years on and Palace have not signed planning agreement

Two years since Croydon Council gave a green light to Crystal Palace for a £100million new main stand at Selhurst Park, the club has still to sign off on the Section 106 agreement laid out in the planning permission. The … Continue reading

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Covid-19 lockdown could cost Palace £37m in lost revenues

The covid-19 lockdown of top-tier football may end up costing Crystal Palace more than £37million. That’s the latest estimate by a leading football finance analyst, on the day after the chairman of the FA, Greg Clarke warned a council meeting … Continue reading

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Mayor’s millions helping Palace Foundation tackle youth crime

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, visited Selhurst Park yesterday to see for himself some of the impact the investment of public money from the Mayor’s Young Londoners’ Fund is having through mentoring schemes and school holiday activities at Crystal … Continue reading

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Without a win in 2020, Eagles fans are feeling on edge

Even the shock of striker Christian Benteke scoring on Saturday – albeit because Everton’s England keeper had a bit of a ‘mare – is not enough to disguise the growing unease being felt by Crystal Palace fans. On the face … Continue reading

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Premier League football club opens its doors for the homeless

It’s that time of year again… Crystal Palace Football Club is re-opening its extreme weather emergency shelter for rough sleepers at Selhurst Park this winter. Whenever the overnight temperature is forecast to fall below freezing, the Glaziers Lounge at Selhurst … Continue reading

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Palace Party for Scarlett fund-raiser, Two Brewers pub, Jun 8

Following the success of last year’s World Cup Party for Scarlett, there will be a Palace Party for Scarlett at the Two Brewers pub, Gloucester Road, on June 8. Proceeds will go towards the treatment costs for Scarlett Hewitt. Hewitt … Continue reading

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Palace provide a party to thank homeless shelter volunteers

More than 100 volunteers who helped rough sleepers at cold weather homelessness shelters were thanked at a special event staged run by Crystal Palace FC last week. Each autumn and winter, organisations across the borough, from faith groups to national … Continue reading

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Cut It Out 2019 football tournament, Selhurst Park, May 25

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Burnley beware: Fanatics are back at Selhurst in full voice

The Holmesdale Fanatics are back. The large group of ardent Crystal Palace supporters who in previous seasons have provided so much of the noise, colour and vibrancy at Selhurst Park, this morning announced that they are to return to their … Continue reading

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Palace agree to Holmesdale ‘wall of noise’ at Selhurst Park

Crystal Palace’s loudest fans, the Holmesdale Fanatics, look like they may get their wish to create “a wall of noise” at Selhurst Park from next season, after the club issued a statement which could avoid a boycott of home games … Continue reading

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