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Following the fortunes of Crystal Palace over the last four weeks has, as always, been a rollercoaster ride for us fans. Ian Holloway left the club just over a month ago now, and through various “ media sources”, we have been linked with plenty of interesting managerial options. Some very real options, some others, well, not so real. From Chris Coleman, Aitor Karanka, Dan Petrescu and our former boss Iain Dowie, and even remarkably, the Palace legend, Geoff Thomas, at one point or another, they have all been possibly/maybe on …

So, as another day passes, another couple of managers are very heavily linked with the still vacant Palace managerial post, but no word or sign from the club of any permanent appointment as of yet. Of the latest names to be suggested for the role is one of our former managers, Iain Dowie, in what would definitely constitute as a “surprise” choice, if he were to be given the job. He has the “Palace connection” that the board would prefer, but his return would unanimously upset quite a large number …

It has now nearly been three weeks since Ian Holloway left Crystal Palace, and this particular supporter is of the belief that a new manager now needs to be implemented pretty quickly. I fully trust CPFC 2010, they rescued Palace from the brink of extinction, and have proven in their three years at the helm that they have the very best interests of the club firmly within both their hearts, and their minds.
So, as far as I see it right now, the question is this. Go for broke, and pay …

I used to love watching Chris “Cookie” Coleman playing for Palace, in the early 1990’s. Back in the day, Sir Steve Coppell even converted Coleman into a makeshift striker during a struggling spell in the early 90’s, with a pretty good return. A very clever footballer, sweet left foot, Coleman adapted well to his new role within the side, and definitely saved Palace a few quid in the transfer market back then.
However, when Palace were relegated from the Premier League in 1995, Coleman kicked up a massive stink. He, like …

As an ardent Palace fan for the last twenty five years, I have learnt many things. We will never win the Premiership, we will never be in the Champions League, we will probably never win the FA or League Cups, therefore marginalising any potential trophies to the odd play-off win, or lower league title. I am very fine and comfortable with this, and all of the other Palace fans I know and love feel exactly the same as me.
Why is this? I hear you ask. Well, I will tell you. …

A sixth successive defeat for Crystal Palace at the hands of fellow Londoners Arsenal, but the scoreline certainly doesn’t reflect the spirited display produced by the Premier League new boys. Six changes were made by caretaker boss Keith Millen which were quite defensive that indicted his intentions for the game in which they failed to score. The gusty conditions benefited the visitors seen as they like to play on the ground, in comparison with Palace hoping to score from a set piece but ultimately the quality of the opposition shone …

As a disappointed Palace fan, I am now in a position to not only talk about last night’s game, but to actually accept and digest the massacre I witnessed on my TV last night.
On that balmy May Bank Holiday Monday, I, along with many thousands of Palace fans witnessed something incredibly special, and something that will live within our hearts forever, promotion to the Premier League, at Wembley Stadium. We have been promoted there before, but this was extra special, coming on the back of years of struggle, turmoil and …

The new era at Old Trafford under David Moyes is now well under way after he got his first win at the Theatre of Dreams in his career. Also the victory ended their run of not scoring, which only lasted two games, and it continued their good record against newly promoted sides. Even if it was a lucky goal to open the scoreline, a win is a win at the end of the day.
It was a game where the favourites lacked the cutting edge and had to rely on a …

The Eagles are now back in the Premier League, but according to the bookies their party will come to an end come May. Palace gained promotion via the play offs after Kevin Phillips’ penalty was converted. The player who won the spot kick was their star Wilfried Zaha who was always looking to get a goal in the final. Zaha didn’t only win the penalty that gave his club the opportunity to play in the best league in the country, he also scored two goals to get them to the …

We all miss Football when the season finishes and in odd ending years where there are no major tournaments we miss it even more. Last we had the Euro’s and then a big distraction in the fantastic Olympics that bought so much joy to the nation. This year we have had some more big British success in the break from football, the Lions winning down under, the Ashes, Justin Rose winning a major, Chris Froome winning the Tour de France and of course Andy Murray winning a certain tennis tournament …