Palace's Move for Eberechi Eze Should Signal The Start Of A New Era

Palace's Move for Eberechi Eze Should Signal The Start Of A New Era

Following a season where Crystal Palace finished comfortably in 14th position, nine points clear of 18th place Bournemouth, the Eagles will be looking forward to an 8th successive season in the Premier League. This is by far the longest spell spent in the top flight of English football in the club's history. It's a fantastic achievement for a club who's previous longest tenure in the top division was the four year period from 1989 to 1993, when they found themselves …
Leicester City vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Key Men & Stats

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

Leicester welcome Crystal Palace on Saturday in Matchday 10 of the Barclays Premier League. At the moment, there is not a lot to differentiate the two sides. They have both garnered an identical 9 points out of a possible 18 in the last 6 games and sit in the 5th and 6th position in the league table respectively. Team News Leicester City Not too adversely affected by injuries, we expect manager Claudio Ranieri bring in Riyad Mahrez and Nathan Dyer into the …
Crystal Palace vs West Ham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Crystal Palace welcome West Ham on match-day nine of the Barclays Premier League on Saturday, the 17th of October. While Palace have garnered an impressive 12 points in their last six games, West Ham too have had an impressive few weeks with 11 points in their last six games. Just a point separates the two teams in the table in fourth and sixth place respectively and both the managers will be harbouring hopes of landing a European spot for the coming season. Team …
Sunderland vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Sunderland vs Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Despite Jermain Defoe's spectacular winner against a lacklustre Newcastle side on Sunday, Sunderland are far from safe in the Premier League. They currently occupy fifteenth position, four points away from West Brom in fourteenth. More worrying for their fans is that Sunderland are just three points ahead of Burnley in nineteenth position, so they could easily be pulled back into the relegation places. Crystal Palace are almost certainly safe, and are just one point from reaching the magic forty point …
Stoke City v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

With 3 wins in the last 5 games, the stock of Crystal Palace as well as Stoke City has risen over the last month or so. Both the teams now meet on Saturday, in what would be a crucial battle between the 8th side and 12th side in the league. With European qualification still in site, Stoke will have a greater impetus than their opponents for the night Crystal Palace, who sit 8 points clear of the drop zone and …
Reina compared to Rivals | Liverpool Defence Opta Stat Analysis

Reina compared to Rivals | Liverpool Defence Opta Stat Analysis

Following the debacle that was the defeat to Wigan, Liverpool fans have started to point their finger at a new target: Pepe Reina. A few of them saying: he's not been making as many saves or doesn't look as though he's trying or he can't save penalties anymore. Liverpool's slump shouldn't rest solely on the shoulders of Pepe Reina and hopefully the statistics will help show this. We're going to compare Pepe Reina to goalkeepers from the teams above Liverpool …
The 2 Point Gaff | Liverpool v. Sunderland

The 2 Point Gaff | Liverpool v. Sunderland

Kenny Dalglish made a number of mistakes in selecting his starting line-up yesterday, from leaving both Raul Meireles and Dirk Kuyt on the bench in favour of Jordan Henderson to risking Luis Suarez on short rest, to blooding 4 new players in a single match.  However, the single greatest mistake was the one which cost Liverpool the clean sheet, the win and 2 points. John Flanagan may be many things as a footballer.  He appears to be astute when on …