Tony Pulis takes charge of his first home game as Crystal Palace manager tonight – and to mark the occasion, he also takes pride of place on the front cover of the Palace Programme.
We speak in detail to the new gaffer in a four page From the Touchline special, as he reflects on his first 10 days at the club and looks forward to taking his seat in the home dugout at Selhurst Park for the first time.
Co-chairman Steve Parish gives his take on Pulis’ appointment in From the Boardroom, while Mark Bright, Kevin Day and Alex Warner all provide their views on the new man in their regular columns.
Jonny Williams, who watched from the stands as Palace beat West Ham in the 2004 Division One Play-Off Final, is the main interview in tonight’s edition as he bids to return to Selhurst Park action against the Hammers tonight.
In a tale you won’t want to miss, Williams reveals that his affiliation with Palace goes back even further than that – to his first visit to SE25 as a youngster.
We also speak to Mile Jedinak and Adlene Guedioura as the pair look forward to making history this summer – by becoming the first two Palace players to compete against each other in the same World Cup. The midfield duo tell the Palace Programme they have talked about being paired in the same group, when the all-important draw is made later this week.
Meanwhile, the injured Jack Hunt talks us through his Footballing Firsts, Jonathan Parr picks his Dream XI and we take our usual in-depth look at tonight’s opposition, West Ham United.
All of this and whole lot more besides is available in the latest edition of the award-winning Palace Programme, which will be on sale around the ground tonight for just £3.50 per copy.