Nick Meredith

Journalist and graphic designer. Crystal Palace fan and an all-round football enthusiast.

The Relegation Battle: Five Weeks Left | Infographics

The Relegation Battle: Five Weeks Left | Infographics

With only weeks of football left, for the bottom five clubs in the Premier League it has all come down to this. Some have their hopes of survival hanging by a thread - and some slimmer than that - whilst others are looking up the table rather than down. Either way, it looks likely that three of Crystal Palace, Norwich City, Sunderland, Newcastle United and Aston Villa will go down, and they have six or fewer games in which to …
The Overachievers: Crystal Palace

The Overachievers: Crystal Palace

It’s a strange situation Crystal Palace fans find themselves in nowadays. In January it will be five years since the club were placed in administration after the ineptitude of Simon Jordan’s stewardship. Since then, the club has survived and thrived by the slimmest of margins; first, a 2-2 draw in a relegation showdown with Sheffield Wednesday to survive the drop in the Championship. Second, a near-literal last minute buyout by the club’s current owners CPFC2010, saving their club from liquidation. …
The Relegation Battle: One Week Left | Infographics

The Relegation Battle: One Week Left | Infographics

Match Report: Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Manchester United

Match Report: Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Manchester United

Saturday's late kickoff saw two teams on a three-game losing streak clash. Home side Crystal Palace have effectively nothing left to play for other than personal pride, whereas Manchester United were desperately seeking points in order to consolidate a precious fourth position above chasing Liverpool. And so at Selhurst Park, the two sides played out a sloppy, high tempo affair that resulted in the away side pulling out the win despite a major scare. Pre match, there were a few …
Ten Games to Go: The Premier League's Top Four

Ten Games to Go: The Premier League's Top Four

Drogba back to the Bridge as coach?

Drogba back to the Bridge as coach?

With the day of Didier Drogba’s return to Stamford Bridge with current team Galatasaray in the Champions League knockout stages, another quite different type of return is being mooted by Chelsea chairman Roman Abramovich. Drogba, whose young family still live in Surrey, is rumoured to be returning to Chelsea as a coach when his current contract runs out at the end of the year. Drogba, 35, scored over 150 goals in all competitions for Chelsea - including the penalty that …
Aston Villa's performers so far | A look at the stats

Aston Villa's performers so far | A look at the stats

How valuable is David Luiz to Chelsea? Compared to Kompany, Ferdinand & Vermaelen

How valuable is David Luiz to Chelsea? Compared to Kompany, Ferdinand & Vermaelen

In the wake of a rejected £35 million bid from Barcelona for Chelsea defender David Luiz, quite a debate has erupted over the former Benfica man’s actual worth to the team. Luiz, whilst a first-team stalwart and a fan favourite, has nevertheless been derided in the past by fans and pundits alike for his erratic defending, none more famously than Gary Neville. The former England right-back’s comments that Luiz defended like he was being controlled by a “10 year old …
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