The Premier League is A Tough Test for Most Non-English Players

The Premier League is A Tough Test for Most Non-English Players

“Can Messi do it on a rainy, windy Tuesday night at Stoke?”. Almost every Premier League fan must have asked or heard  this rhetorical question at least once in the last few years. While this particular version of the question alludes to the physical game the Potters were known for under Tony Pulis and the English weather, what the fans are asking is – would Messi be as successful in the Premier League as he is in La Liga? There …
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Arsenal vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This is going to be a meeting of two managers with a huge amount of Premier League experience. There is no love lost between Arsene Wenger and Sam Allardyce after some great battles in the past, especially when the latter was Bolton manager. Although they have had disagreements in the past, there is mutual respect and Wenger will know that Crystal Palace offer a difficult test now that Allardyce has taken over. These two sides have different ambitions, with Arsenal …
The Numbers Behind Everton's Drop in Form

The Numbers Behind Everton's Drop in Form

“I think there are more serious problems in the world, than making a big story out of a #ChristmasTree” - tweeted Everton manager Ronald Koeman a few days before his team were going to host Manchester United at Goodison Park. It was a response to being slammed on Twitter for the red-colored (or Liverpool themed) Christmas tree that Mrs. Koeman had decorated. Looking at his tweet, one might think that he is pointing to general problems in the world – poverty, …
Would Moussa Sissoko be a good signing for Everton?

Would Moussa Sissoko be a good signing for Everton?

The future of Moussa Sissoko has been one of the most talked about subjects this transfer window. He is still with Newcastle United, but it remains extremely unlikely that he will stay. In the media, he has constantly talked about his desire to leave and move to a Premier League club. On Saturday, he was in the stands at St James' Park and received a lot of abuse from the Newcastle fans. The situation is poisonous and although Newcastle are …
Do Crystal Palace really need Andros Townsend?

Do Crystal Palace really need Andros Townsend?

Andros Townsend had a great second half of the season after moving to Newcastle and he made the preliminary England squad as a result. He didn't manage to prevent Newcastle from getting relegated, but that could turn out to be a huge positive for Crystal Palace, who are believed to the frontrunners for his signature. There was a belief that he might stay at Newcastle, but the Palace move is looking too good to turn down. It will allow him …
Arsenal v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

Arsenal v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

On April 17th, Crystal Palace travel across London to the Emirates Stadium to take on Arsenal.  After a midweek draw to Everton all but confirmed the Eagles safety from relegation, Alan Pardew's side will go to the Emirates looking to cross that magical 40 point barrier.  After a fantastic start to the season that left Palace in the European spots at the turn of the year, they've had a truly horrible second half of the season. Arsenal had the last …
Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

Tottenham Hotspur v Crystal Palace Preview | FA Cup 5th Round

We are in for a feisty London derby when the North meets South at White Hart Lane in an FA Cup fifth round encounter on Sunday. Tottenham Hotspur have punched way above their weight this season, with Pochettino already one of the stronger contenders for the end of the year manager of the season award - for the impressive work he's done in a fairly short time at the North London club. Their last outing came on Thursday, in Italy, …
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. …
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