Alan Pardew was appointed manager at the turn of the new year and the objective was to retain our Premier League status, on the final day of the season a victory against Swansea City moved the club into tenth place. 2014/15 will go down in the history books for Crystal Palace Football Club.
"When I arrived here the club was in a difficult position, but there was no shortage of quality or character and my goodness we have proved that. Over the last 18 games our record has been phenomenal and none of the top teams' record is better.
"It's remarkable really to finish 10th, I'd never have dreamt that when I arrived. I wouldn't have believed it if you had you told me at my first game in Dover this is where we would finish. My memories of that afternoon was the team bus being parked 300 yards away from the dressing rooms and we had to walk uphill to get there. I wasn't used to that being manager of Newcastle!
At the post match press conference Alan was immediately asked about his plans for next season.
"It's been a great experience and we now need to kick on if we can. We'll try to do that. The chairman has an extra £4million now, so he's happy, but I'll be trying to take very penny off him,".
Alan is hoping that others in the football world can see what opportunities there are for the club going forward.
"We're in a good position because we don't need to speculate, we just need to buy some quality.
"I hope players up and down the country and in Europe have seen the potential of this place.
"It's a London club - the only club south of the river - and we can really kick on. I hope players want to come here."
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