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Moments of the Decade: 2010 Takeover

22 November 2015


All this week we are giving you the chance to vote for your favourite Palace moment of the last decade. Here we look back at the CPFC 2010 takeover, which saved the club from looming liquidation.

After lengthy financial problems and with Crystal Palace facing liquidation a consortium of four businessmen - and Eagles fans - managed to buy the club and, in doing so, secure it's future, which had looked far from certain.

Steve Parish, Stephen Browett, Martin Long and Jeremy Hosking agreed a deal in principle to buy the club and save it from oblivion, whilst Palace fans protested outside the offices of Lloyds Bank. The fans' efforts, demonstrating in central London helped CPFC 2010 to agree a deal to purchase Selhurst Park.

Against the odds, Palace had survived administration and a points deduction to remain in the Championship by the slimmest of margins shortly before the consortium takeover. From then on, the Eagles have gone from strength to strength, with the owners buying Selhurst Park and the Beckenham training ground, as they seek to take their club to the next level on and off the pitch.

During the five years since, Palace have finished higher up the league at the end of every season (and it is a possibility that they could do so again by May 2016), improved the playing squad and the players' facilities, made changes to benefit fans at the stadium and helped the club to progress in a way that would have been unimaginable in summer 2010. 

Was this your favourite Eagles moment from the last 10 years? Vote for yours online here where you can watch this and the all the other contenders now!

Read more about the other nine contenders here.


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