Crystal Palace 1 West Ham United 0 | Match Report

Crystal Palace 1 West Ham United 0 | Match Report

A good victory for Crystal Palace, but a nightmare result for the Hammers from a display that simply wasn't good enough. The volume was turned up at Selhurst Park for Tony Pulis' first home game for " Mission Impossible " and he would have targeted three points from a toothless West Ham side who have found both goals and points on the road very hard to come by now, for the last 18 months. Sam Allardyce's team selection saw the …
Hull City Vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Hull City Vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

On November 23rd, Crystal Palace travel up to the KC Stadium to take on Hull City.  This is a battle of two promoted teams who have fared very differently this season.  Palace have fared poorly in their return to the Premier League taking only four points from their first 11 games.  Hull have done quite well in their return with 14 points through 11 games and are unbeaten at home this season. Team News Both teams are dealing with injuries to some …
Expelling the Clichés Within the Laws of Football

Expelling the Clichés Within the Laws of Football

As Marouane Chamakh was brought to the ground 45 yards away from goal, meters from the edge of the pitch and with little evidence that he would be able to produce any meaningful goal attempt, Michael Owen proclaimed from the commentators box that it was a certain red card because Arteta was the “last man”. Whether it was for that reason or another, the referee agreed that a red card was warranted and Arteta was sent from the pitch leaving …
West Ham United - 8 Game Review | Stats Analysis

West Ham United - 8 Game Review | Stats Analysis

The season started well for the Hammers with 4 points out of 6, a victory against newly promoted Cardiff and a draw at Newcastle. Considering the injury to Andy Carroll, that start gave West Ham hope that they could take advantage of a kind opening 6 games on paper and get some early points on the board. The reality however was a little different with a 0-1 defeat at home Stoke followed by a 0-0 draw at Southampton which saw …
Liverpool Vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Key Men & Interesting Stats

Liverpool Vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Key Men & Interesting Stats

On 5th October, Crystal Palace will travel to Anfield to take on Liverpool.  This is the first time Crystal Palace and Liverpool have faced each over in a league game since the 2004/2005 season.  The two teams are at opposite ends of the table with Liverpool up near the top in second and Palace looking likely for relegation down in 19th.  Liverpool have had a great start to the season with 13 points through six games and look like they …
Crystal Palace Vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

Crystal Palace Vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Facts & Key Men

On September 28th Crystal Palace travel to St Mary's Park to take on Southampton.  The Saints will look to continue their relatively successful start to the season, after getting eight points from their first five games including a win away to Liverpool, while Palace will look to rebound from their  tough start to the season after only achieving three points from their first five games.  This will be the first time the teams will have met in the Premier League since the 2004/2005 season. Team …
Who triumphed in the transfer window? Spurs, Liverpool or Chelsea?

Who triumphed in the transfer window? Spurs, Liverpool or Chelsea?

As Jim White and Bryan Swanson are locked away until another transfer window in January, we can finally now sit back and look at who has triumphed in this Summer's transfer window. Since the window officially closed on Monday, deadline day didn't provide as much drama as some previous, but there were some tactical acquisitions from numerous clubs, as I also look at those who benefited the most since it's opening in July. Tottenham Hotspur Big spenders Spurs were the …
Crystal Palace v Sunderland Preview | Odds, Stats & Team News

Crystal Palace v Sunderland Preview | Odds, Stats & Team News

Both these sides will be looking for their first win of the season this weekend which neither has been able to do so far. Sunderland lost their opening game of the season at home to a Fulham who beat them 0-1 and Crystal Palace lost to Tottenham at home from a league debut goal from new signing  Roberto Soldaldo who converted for Tottenham from the penalty spot. In the Eagles’ second fixture away to Stoke they went a goal up …