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2014/15 In Review: August

2 June 2015

With the season done and dusted, takes a look back at the biggest stories, photos, video and tweets from 2014/15. We start off in August, which saw an unexpected change in the managerial hotseat.

As the calendar turned over to August preparations were well under way ahead of Palace's second season back in the top-flight.

On the first day of the month Brede Hangeland signed for the club on a free transfer and a day later he took to the field at Forest Green Rovers as Palace played two friendlies simultaneously. Fellow new boy Fraizer Campbell scored a hat-trick in a 3-0 win there, while the other side lost 3-2 to Brentford to taste defeat for the first time in pre-season.

Their final warm up game came in Germany with a 0-0 draw against Augsberg and signings continued to be made as Martin Kelly arrived from Liverpool. However the following day, 48 hours before their Premier League opener against Arsenal, manager Tony Pulis departed the club.

The club can this morning confirm that manager Tony Pulis has left #CPFC by mutual consent:

— Crystal Palace FC (@CPFC) August 15, 2014

At the Emirates though Palace put in a battling display but a last minute winner from Aaron Ramsey saw them fall to a 2-1 defeat. Keith Millen continued in charge but he couldn't prevent Palace falling to a 3-1 defeat in their opening home league game against West Ham United, but despite this the squad showed their team spirit by embarking in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that was sweeping the world.

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