The Bottom Five Strikers | Borini, Anichebe, Bent et al

The Bottom Five Strikers | Borini, Anichebe, Bent et al

The relegation fight is starting to really heat up and every team needs goals to secure their Premier League status. It is a common belief that strikers become more important during the run in, as they are the match winners in the side. There will be many tight matches before the end of the season down the bottom of the league and these will be the games that determine which sides will go down. If a striker scores 4 to …
Tottenham Hotspur Vs Crystal Palace | Team News and Key Player Stats

Tottenham Hotspur Vs Crystal Palace | Team News and Key Player Stats

Tottenham take on Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane on Saturday in the reverse fixture from the Opening. On that occasion, Spurs grabbed a narrow 1-0 victory thanks to a Soldado penalty after a contentious handball incident. It was a winning start for Andre Villas Boas and they went onto win their next two games, but since then things have changed dramatically. With Tim Sherwood now in charge, they are now unbeaten in their last four games in the league, …
Crystal Palace V Newcastle United Preview | Team News and Key Men Stats

Crystal Palace V Newcastle United Preview | Team News and Key Men Stats

Both of these sides have been in good form of late, so it should be a good match between two teams full of confidence. Alan Pardew played for Palace for four years and now he is returning as the manager of Newcastle. He will be desperate to get the three points at his old stomping ground. These two sides have will be competing that different ends of the table, but they will both fancy their chances on Saturday. In a …
Can Jerome and Chamakh Fire Crystal Palace To Safety? Stats

Can Jerome and Chamakh Fire Crystal Palace To Safety? Stats

It's imperative to any side fighting relegation to have players who can score goals and win matches, especially against teams around them. In recent weeks, Cameron Jerome and Marouane Chamakh appear to have struck up a decent understanding which has led to three wins from their last four for Palace. Their form could be down to the new manager bounce with Tony Pulis coming in, but if they keep it up, the newly promoted team have a really good chance …
Crystal Palace Vs Cardiff City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Crystal Palace Vs Cardiff City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

On December seventh, Cardiff will travel to Selhurst Park to face fellow newly promoted side Crystal Palace.  This is a clash between two teams near the bottom of the table who need these points.  Palace will be coming off a much needed win against West Ham at Selhurst Park and have confidence going into this game.  Cardiff are coming off a 0-0 draw vs Stoke that moved them up to 15th. This is a huge six pointer for two sides …
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 …
Crystal Palace Transfer Round-Up | Info on all signings

Crystal Palace Transfer Round-Up | Info on all signings

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway has been very busy this summer bringing in no fewer than fourteen players into the club. Somewhat of a surprise package in the Championship last season, Holloway clearly felt that new additions were imperative in order to improve his team’s chances of survival. What is notable is Holloway’s decision to strengthen every area of his squad, signing defenders, midfielders and forwards as well as a goalkeeper. Jason Puncheon – With the departure of Wilfried Zaha, …
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 …