It’s been 92 days since Crystal Palace last took to the Selhurst Park turf, but there are now just hours remaining until Ian Holloway’s men take on Lazio.
And what better way to whet your appetite for that match than by picking up today’s special edition of the Palace programme.
With the Eagles squad set to perform a pre-match lap of honour with the Championship Play-Off Trophy, we take a look back to that magical Bank Holiday Monday in ‘A Day At Wembley’, featuring a four-page picture spread from the victory over Watford.
We also feature an in-depth profile on the one man to have played for both Crystal Palace and Lazio – Attilio Lombardo. The popular Italian talks about his time in SE25, as we take a look back on his fruitful career in England and Italy.
Today’s shortened 32-page edition also takes a look back at the one and only previous meeting between the two sides, when Palace ran out 3-1 winners over the Italian eagles back in 1973.
For our young fans, there’s a revamped Junior Eagles page, featuring new quizzes and a Spot The Ball teaser, while we’ll also give you the full fixture lists for our senior side, as well as our under-21 and under-18 teams.
In his regular ‘From The Touchline’ column, manager Ian Holloway reflects on the summer in SE25 – and looks ahead to Palace’s opening Premier League fixture of the season next Sunday, against Tottenham Hotspur.
And new for this season, our QR code on the back of the programme can now be scanned at three different intervals throughout the day, providing fans the ultimate matchday experience directly to your smart phone.
The code can now be scanned right up until 2.15pm for an extensive match preview, from 2.15pm for all the team news and after 5pm for a full match report from the game.
All this and more has been packed into today’s edition of the Palace programme, which will be on sale around the ground for just £2.50.