The 1st Ever EPL Round Table Podcast | Season Previews & Transfers!

The 1st Ever EPL Round Table Podcast | Season Previews & Transfers!

Chamakh to Palace | Why does Holloway want him? 10/11 Chamakh Stats

Chamakh to Palace | Why does Holloway want him? 10/11 Chamakh Stats

After their 2-1 loss in the Emirates Cup, Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, announced that both Gervinho and Marouane Chamakh would leave the club as Arsenal continue their summer clear out.  Gervinho will be moving on to Italian side Roma and Chamakh will be moving on to newly promoted Crystal Palace.  Palace have had difficulty signing players so far this summer which they will need to do if they are to stay in the Premier League next season.  Ian Holloway has …
What Crystal Palace need to Survive in the Premier League

What Crystal Palace need to Survive in the Premier League

Crystal Palace have completed more transfer business this week in the form of French Midfielder Elliot Grandin. The Frenchman has joined Palace on a one-year deal from Blackpool,  where he had a mixed time at best. The winger will join his former Blackpool manager Ian Holloway at Palace, and will no doubt do his best to help the Eagles achieve survival in the Premier League. Palace have already strengthened their squad by signing Dwight Gayle from Peterborough, Jerome Thomas on …
Why Crystal Palace Have Bagged Themselves A Bargain in José Campaña

Why Crystal Palace Have Bagged Themselves A Bargain in José Campaña

In the last three major tournaments on the international stage, one country has successfully dominated them all, controlling and outscoring their opponents in sublime and quite simply beautiful style, on the road to lifting two European Championships and one World Cup in front of the watching world. Spain are enjoying their greatest period of success at the moment under the leadership of Vicente Del Bosque, boasting a star-studded squad that sees an impeccable number of quality natives miss out on …
Fantasy Stats Blog: Could Messi Have Saved QPR's Season?

Fantasy Stats Blog: Could Messi Have Saved QPR's Season?

[caption id="attachment_35493" align="alignright" width="294"] Nice suit[/caption] Back in January I wrote a hypothetical article contemplating where Hull City would be if they had signed Pele (original article here).  As I'm now getting bored waiting for the new season to start, I thought i'd have some fun and see what might have happened if QPR had signed the best player in the world, Lionel Messi. So here's how it works: Messi scored a goal every 57 minutes in the Spanish League …
The First 4 Premier League Games: Analysis of results for last 4 Years

The First 4 Premier League Games: Analysis of results for last 4 Years

It's getting closer! The new Premier League season is only 4 weeks away and the excitement is building.  Transfers are being made, kits are being released and season passes are being sent out. Squads are all back to undertake their pre-season training.  Some are going on (quite frankly, crazy) pre season tours to the Far East, Australia and America, others taking it a little easier with jaunts around Europe.  All aiming to get themselves in perfect shape, both physically and …
Holloway Will Draw Upon His Blackpool Days To Help Keep Palace Up

Holloway Will Draw Upon His Blackpool Days To Help Keep Palace Up

There is no doubt that Crystal Palace will receive an overwhelming amount of support from the Premier League’s neutrals next season purely down to their wacky, entertaining and quite fantastic manager, Ian Holloway. The 50-year-old is depicted as a bit of a caricature for his compelling personality which is rare to see in the modern game we love and cherish so much. But as powerful as that image of Holloway comes across, he is also a serious football manager that …
Welcome to the Premier League Hull City, Crystal Palace & Cardiff City

Welcome to the Premier League Hull City, Crystal Palace & Cardiff City

The first date marked in every football fan's calendar is the day the upcoming season's fixtures are released and this date for the 2013-2014 campaign came this past Wednesday with newly promoted Hull City, Crystal Palace and Cardiff City all finding out their first opponents in the top flight. Hull City have arguably the most Premier League experience amongst their staff with Steve Bruce having managed Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic and Sunderland across numerous Premier League campaigns, Crystal Palace's Ian Holloway has …
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