Premier League

What does it mean to be a Crystal Palace fan in 2017?

Posted on February 17th, by Tom Lickley in Sport. No Comments

Tom Lickley is in a reflective mood after the Eagles’ latest defeat

There seems to be little need to pick apart Palace’s 0-1 defeat away at Stoke City last Saturday, rock-bottom confidence and an organised and effective home side the dominant factors.

Instead, as the Eagles seemingly slide towards another phase in the so-called ‘wilderness’ that is English football outside of the Premier League, it seems … Read More »

Restless Crystal Palace fans must rally around their team

Posted on January 27th, by Tom Lickley in Sport. No Comments

Palace fans must keep their heads up, as the Eagles are not relegated yet

Different approach, same result

A confidence-sapping late winner for Everton against Palace last time out will have further reinforced the belief that Crystal Palace’s four year stay in the Premier League is coming to a close. Without playing particularly well, the Eagles looked to have held on to their first point of 2017 before … Read More »

Guess who’s back? Make way for Pardew

Posted on January 12th, by Nadim Lilani in Sport. No Comments

As the Crystal Palace rollercoaster lurches into another heart-stopping drop, Nadim Lilani analyses the arrival of Selhurst Park old boy Alan Pardew

So Pardew and Palace are ready to dance again. And once more, it’s a do-or-die affair. Last time, it was an extra time header to take the South Londoners to the FA Cup final. Now Pardew must use his fabled bonce in a slightly different … Read More »

Yannick attacks and Aussie rules as Eagles grind out key victory

Posted on October 10th, by Nadim Lilani in Sport. No Comments

Nadim Lilani is in buoyant mood. He reviews Palace’s first league victory at Selhurst Park this season, which catapulted the team to their highest league position since 1997

Crystal Palace 2-0 Leicester City

For three quarters of an hour on Saturday, Crystal Palace played like the champions of Spain. Resilient rear-guard action: check. Midfield dominance: check. Maximum exploitation of set-piece opportunities: check.

All of the … Read More »

Season Review: Crystal Palace’s remarkable turnaround

Posted on June 3rd, by Matt Woosnam in Sport. No Comments

It’s been a quite incredible season for Crystal Palace FC. Once again they have defied the odds, answered their critics and achieved what many deemed to be impossible. Crystal Palace will be in the Premier League next season

“Palace are here, let the games begin” read the Holmesdale Fanatics’ banner as the teams walked out for the opening day of the season in front of … Read More »

Match Report: Crystal Palace 1-0 Chelsea – The Special One

Posted on March 31st, by Matt Woosnam in Sport. No Comments

Crystal Palace stunned league leaders Chelsea with a 1-0 victory at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon

Stunning, superb, sumptuous, sterling, startling, surprising, and spectacular. There are too few superlatives in the Oxford English Dictionary to adequately describe Crystal Palace’s performance at Selhurst Park on Saturday as they produced one of the performances of the season to stun Premier League leaders Chelsea and earn … Read More »

Block G Report: Crystal Palace 0 – 1 Southampton

Posted on March 9th, by Tom Lickley in Sport. No Comments

A poor performance from Palace gives relegation rivals hope

If Crystal Palace do slide back into the Championship at the impending finale of this Premier League season, individual errors will be seen by many as a direct causation of the Eagles’ demise. Silly penalties, own goals, and missed opportunities all add up at the end of the season. Perhaps the biggest individual error … Read More »

Away Block Report: Swansea City 1 – 1 Crystal Palace

Posted on March 2nd, by Tom Lickley in Sport. No Comments

Below-par Palace salvage a vital late point, as Glenn Murray scores his maiden Premier League goal

If Crystal Palace are to survive in the Premier League for the first time this season, then they will need to both pick up away points and take those points off their fellow relegation rivals; a gruelling series of home games, including Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool, means the … Read More »

Match Preview: Swansea City vs Crystal Palace

Posted on March 1st, by Matt Woosnam in Not featured, Sport. No Comments

Matt Woosnam previews Sunday’s game in Wales

After a 2-0 defeat at home to Premier League champions Manchester United, Crystal Palace will be looking to take their revenge on Swansea this coming Sunday, after being played off the park in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.

Both teams have new men at the helm, with Tony Pulis replacing Ian Holloway and steadying the … Read More »

Block G Report: Crystal Palace 0 – 2 Manchester United

Posted on February 23rd, by Tom Lickley in Sport. No Comments

Palace fail to hold struggling reigning champions

They say money makes the world go around. Crystal Palace are hardly paupers these days, having scooped a £120 million prize in last year’s Championship playoff final success. But this is mere loose change to the likes of Manchester United, who reportedly have just awarded Wayne Rooney a contract which has the potential to pay the … Read More »