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. …
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

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

The top two teams after four games meet on Saturday as Manchester City visit South London to take on Crystal Palace. The league leaders have an unblemished record so far, starting off the season with two 3-0 wins, including the thrashing of Chelsea, followed by a pair of 2-0 wins. They look like they mean business from the start and record signing Raheem Sterling is adjusting well to life in Manchester, opening his City account with a goal against Watford. …
Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

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

Crystal Palace host Aston Villa on match day 3 of the Barclays Premier League on 22nd, the Saturday of August. With a win in the first game followed by a loss in the next for both the teams, none can be confirmed as a favourite for this game. While Villa have been mediocre to say the least over the two seasons, Crystal Palace are on a rise under Alan Pardew. Having made buys like Yohan Cabaye, “Pardiola”’s stock has risen …
Connor Wickham: Can the Wonderkid Find Himself Again?

Connor Wickham: Can the Wonderkid Find Himself Again?

Hailing from a country starved of success on the international stage for such an extended period of time, the emergence of a young English striking prodigy never fails to set pulses racing amongst followers of the English national team. More often than not, the youngster, fresh faced and having only just broken in to his clubs first team, is thrown into the spotlight, and fans start to wonder whether their new messiah has arisen. Unfortunately for many that succumb to …
Match Report: Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Manchester United

Match Report: Crystal Palace 1 - 2 Manchester United

Saturday's late kickoff saw two teams on a three-game losing streak clash. Home side Crystal Palace have effectively nothing left to play for other than personal pride, whereas Manchester United were desperately seeking points in order to consolidate a precious fourth position above chasing Liverpool. And so at Selhurst Park, the two sides played out a sloppy, high tempo affair that resulted in the away side pulling out the win despite a major scare. Pre match, there were a few …
Crystal Palace vs Hull City Preview | Team News, Key Men and Stats

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

Hull City travel to Selhurt Park on the back of a wretched run of form which has seen them tether on the edge of relegation zone only on goal difference. Steve Bruce's side are level on points with Leicester City whose recent good form has given them a realistic hope of surviving. Hull have lost four and drawn two of their last six games, and upcoming matches against Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United mean that they must win in …
Crystal Palace v West Brom Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Crystal Palace v West Brom Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

In this week's Premier League, Alan Pardew's high flying Crystal Palace will host a worried West Bromwich Albion side looking to extend their stay in the top flight, at the ever bouncing Selhurst Park on Saturday. The Eagles have been soaring with confidence literally since February and have picked up five wins in their last six games including the victory against champions Manchester City at home, showing how far they have come this season with their new manager. When the …
Crystal Palace v Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Crystal Palace v Manchester City Preview | Team News, Stats and Key Men

Manchester City travel to Selhurst park on Saturday, the 7th of April for their 31st Premier League game of the season. While the club was seen as a title contenders a month ago, their waning form and not-so-dominant performances over the last few weeks have now made them title wannabes as they sit in the 4th place a point behind cross-town rivals Manchester United. A victory at Palace would ensure that they go above United as well as Arsenal, but that task is …
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