Tony Pulis


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 »



Print Archive: September 2014 News Magazine – Back to school?

Posted on October 14th, by The Croydon Citizen in Site News. No Comments

Croydon goes back to the classroom in this edition of the Citizen, with a look at school places, public art, local recipes and life after Tony Pulis

Introduction by James Naylor, Editor-in-Chief:

In September, the ‘back to school’ season reaches its crescendo. Seemingly endless summer holidays finally do end; which, depending on your point of view, is either very bad or very … 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 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 »



The king is dead, long live the king!

Posted on September 4th, by Nadim Lilani in Sport. No Comments

Nadim Lilani bids farewell to Tony Pulis and looks to Palace’s future

It’s farewell to the manager who led Palace to their highest league finish since 1992, as Tony Pulis and his trademark baseball cap left the club amid a sea of controversy and uncertainty. Yes, the timing was terrible. Yes, the probability of signing several much-needed squad reinforcements has lessened. And yes, the Malky Mackay–Iain Moody text … 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 »



It’s time to move on, but thank you, Julian Speroni

Posted on May 14th, by Tom Lickley in Sport. No Comments

Tom Lickley suggests it may be time for Crystal Palace fans to let go of the club legend. Read Matt Woosnam’s riposte here

Travel back in time, if you will, to a sunny Saturday afternoon in August 2004. Having surged towards the playoffs and clinched promotion in stunning fashion the previous season, Crystal Palace fans had settled into their seats for the first home game … 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 »