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April 2018 in brief

Posted on May 10th, by The Croydon Citizen in Politics & Society. No Comments

The big news stories of April 2018, summarised by the Citizen team

Labour held Croydon Council in the local elections

A low-key campaign overshadowed by national and London politics came to an end on 3rd May, with the result becoming clear overnight. Labour won 41 of Croydon’s 70 councillors, with the Conservatives taking the remaining 29. The UKIP vote collapsed across the borough, while Lib Dem and Green spokespeople both … Read More »

The road to Selhurst Park

Posted on May 15th, by Rossella Scalia in Culture. No Comments

Rossella Scalia takes the long initiatory journey towards Crystal Palace Football Club

I have always liked beginnings as they contain in them a thrilling euphoria for the unknown and the optimism of an outcome. I believe that uncertainty has not to be seen as a time of crisis, but rather as a moulding of time that slowly … Read More »

Remembering the World War One Christmas truce: ‘Silent Night’ at the Crystal Palace stadium

Posted on December 2nd, by CronxWire in CronxWire. No Comments

Croydon-born football novelist Steve Goddard will travel down from St Helens near Liverpool for Silent Night Carols at Selhurst Park (7pm, Tuesday 9th December). 

Release begins: ‘It will be a special night in a special place,’ said Goddard, whose social history novel, Rattles & Rosettes, follows two supporters, from Burnley and Crystal Palace, a century apart.

Palace manager Neil Warnock and Prince Philip Kiril of Prussia, great-great-grandson of Kaiser Wilhelm … 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 »

The Eagles versus the Seagulls: a derby with a difference

Posted on September 26th, by Nadim Lilani in Sport, Topical. No Comments

Crystal Palace became the first away side to claim a league victory at Brighton’s Amex Stadium on 27th September 2011. Nadim Lilani relives this triumph and explores the rivalry in more detail

Although Crystal Palace is one of Brighton’s closest rivals in geographical terms, the two clubs are still separated by some 46 miles. It is not always proximity that causes tension between sporting teams, … Read More »

The boys are back in town

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

Nadim Lilani assesses the return of Neil Warnock, Wilfried Zaha and Andy Johnson, as Palace looks to kick-start their season

In times of need, we turn to those who we know well. Whether it be problems regarding injury or illness, a falling-out, or relationship troubles, the first resort is always a family member or a good friend.

Why is this the case? It is because long-lasting … 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 »