While Roy Hodgson is set to take his place in the Selhurst dugout for the first time on Saturday, another player with ties to the club features on the front cover of the Palace Programme for the visit of Southampton.
To commemorate his team's achievement of completing the 3 Tours Challenge, former Eagles skipper Geoff Thomas is handed special front cover duties, with the man himself penning a feature about his road from footballer to fundraiser.
On an afternoon celebrating a former Palace midfielder's achievements, there is also an in-depth interview with James McArthur who is set to complete his own personal milestone on the weekend. The Scottish midfielder could make his 100th appearance for the club against the Saints, and he looks back on his three years with Palace in an eight-page spread.
Meanwhile, there is the chance to read Hodgson's first programme notes as manager, while Steve Parish and Jason Puncheon also give their thoughts on the appointment of the former England boss.
The Guardian's Dominic Fifield continues to cast his eye back two decades to the 1997/98 season as things begin to unravel on the pitch, and in the A-Z of Palace, Jim Cannon is profiled.
With plenty more features, interviews, reports and entertainment, the Palace Programme is the ultimate companion for your matchday – before, during and after the kick-off.
Copies can be bought from sellers around the ground, the club shop and the programme room on Holmesdale Road if you’re attending the game against the Saints, or if you can’t make it to SE25 on the opening day, then there are a variety of ways that you can still get stuck into all this Palace content.