Tony Gale: career regrets, Lewington and why youngsters should join Palace15 April 2021
After a long career on the field, Tony Gale showed similar longevity off it, moving into a media role and covering – by his own count – more than 2,000 matches. But it could easily have gone in...
Who is Reece Hannam? Meet Palace defender in recent first-team squads10 April 2021
Defender Reece Hannam joined the Crystal Palace Academy in summer 2020. Within months, he'd earned a contract extension and multiple call-ups to the first-team squad. Recently, he spoke with the...
Ex-F1 driver Jolyon Palmer: Selhurst trips, trackside kickabouts, and the F1 lifestyle28 March 2021
When Jolyon Palmer describes the atmosphere at Selhurst Park as exciting, it is no small compliment – after all, this is a man whose day job was racing at speeds of almost 300kph.
Sean Scannell reveals how Clinton Morrison became a clothes-sharing mentor23 March 2021
Sean Scannell starts and ends this interview by making the same point. “I just loved Palace when I was a kid,” he says, before later reiterating: “I love Palace and I still do to this day.”
How a Brixton community Academy sent Clyne and Scannell to the top20 March 2021
When Steadman Scott tells a young player he can make it to the top, it’s not to try and build his confidence. It’s a reminder of responsibility, almost a warning: this is your chance to get out, now...
Horace Colclough: A historic Palace career cut short by war17 March 2021
When Horace Colclough stepped out for his England debut in 1914, he could not know that war was just months away. Marking the pinnacle of his career with every footballer’s dream, he also couldn’t...
Proud and Palace founder highlights football's LGBT+ improvement8 March 2021
Proud and Palace founder Stephanie Fuller’s grandfather lived in New Addington and she moved to Croydon in her 20s, getting a Palace Season Ticket in the mid-1990s.
Hodgson reveals the blueprint behind victories at Man City and Brighton3 March 2021
After Roy Hodgson became the first man since Steve Coppell to reach 150 matches in charge of Crystal Palace, he sat down to talk through some of his most unforgettable victories to date. In Part Two...
Hodgson: The secrets behind first-season turnaround, and beating champions Chelsea3 March 2021
After Roy Hodgson became the first man since Steve Coppell to reach 150 matches in charge of Crystal Palace, he sat down to talk through some of his most unforgettable victories to date. In Part One...
Crystal Palace Head Chef reveals players' vast plant-based diet3 March 2021
There’s a certain perception of Premier League footballers and their diet. It’s the image of the superhuman-sized man, crushing a quaking chair and powering through a mountain of boiled meat, pasta...
Paul Cleal OBE: The former Palace ball boy shaping Premier League's fight against racism28 February 2021
Paul Cleal remembers life as a Palace ball boy in vivid detail. He remembers the changing hut between the Main Stand and Whitehorse Lane. He remembers the green tracksuits, wooden stalls and pre-match...
Crystal Palace Women complete remote support for 615 players28 February 2021
Professional footballers in both the men’s and women’s game are, rightfully, commended for creating time around training, matches and family lives to support others in their clubs’ communities.
Omilabu recalls a unique introduction to football16 February 2021
Aged just 18-years-old, Crystal Palace forward David Omilabu has already scored at Selhurst Park. Netting for Palace Under-23s in the dying seconds of their win against Burnley, Omilabu lived a dream...
Eberechi Eze: How Ronaldinho videos inspired a south London showman13 February 2021
“I don’t think there’s anything anyone can show me now that I haven’t seen of him,” Eberechi Eze says insistently. “I’ve watched so many videos of him… I want someone to show me a video that I haven’t...
Shefki Kuqi's incredible journey from refugee to Premier League13 February 2021
Shefki Kuqi opens up about his escape from war in Kosovo, playing in the Champions League, Roy Hodgson and THAT incident against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Messi, Speroni, Cañizares - Guaita stories highlight career calibre2 February 2021
He may be a Palace fan favourite, but the language barrier means Eagles don’t always get to hear from Vicente Guaita.
Goalkeeper coach Kiely reveals Guaita's attitude after signing for Palace31 January 2021
In 2020, speaking ahead of his two-year anniversary since joining Crystal Palace, Dean Kiely reflected with the Palace programme on a career in coaching, the attributes of management and the character...
Famous Fans: Hey Duggee creator Grant Orchard14 January 2021
If you are a parent with a child under the age of five, there is absolutely no question that you will have watched Hey Duggee. The primetime CBeebies favourite features a larger than life dog - Duggee...
Jadan Raymond reveals why former-Eagle father chose Palace Academy12 January 2021
Jadan Raymond signed his first professional contract in October 2020, making the most significant step on the young south Londoner's career so far.
Cole, Moses, Ibrahimović - Cahill reveals stories from career's defining names11 January 2021
What do you ask a Premier League, FA Cup, Europa and Champions League winner?
Meet the Academy's Iraq international captain, Cardo Siddik31 December 2020
Earlier in November, during the incessantly labelled ‘unprecedented times’, Cardo Siddik received an Iraq international call-up through unprecedented means.
Hodgson: A message to Palace fans at close of 202031 December 2020
As one of football and the world’s toughest years comes to a close, Roy Hodgson addresses the Crystal Palace fanbase in his own words to reflect on 12 challenging months and brighter times ahead.
Tough tackling, penalty protests and packed stands: Palace's first league meeting with Brighton 100 years on28 December 2020
On Christmas Day 100 years ago, one of English football’s most notable rivalries began in earnest, as Crystal Palace faced Brighton & Hove Albion for the first time in the Football League.
Mudbaths, freezing showers and sheepskin coats: Palace’s training grounds through the years17 December 2020
As Palace’s redeveloped Academy ground begins to take shape, an entire generation of young players will have the best possible facilities in which to develop. But it wasn’t always that way.
The Catford Cat, Mars Bars and south London grit: The making of Ellie Scotney2 December 2020
Ellie Scotney began life in boxing and with Crystal Palace in unconventional ways.
Value for money: How Coppell and Noades built Palace’s most successful squad26 November 2020
Today, few teams at the top of English football would ever scour the ‘bargain basement’ in search of their most successful ever squad.
Gary Phillips: Crafting Palace’s first Academy goalkeeper since 197818 November 2020
When Gary Phillips began life in football, he rubbed shoulders with Cyrille Regis and Bryan Robson on a daily basis. Aged just 18 at the foot of his 20-year career, Phillips couldn’t have been better...
Punk frontman Laurie Vincent talks Palace and starring on FIFA's soundtrack11 November 2020
There are a lot of similarities between a rocking Selhurst Park and a punk gig in full-flow; frantic energy, unfiltered emotion, bodies clambering over each other.
Mooney reveals 15-hour days that secured a professional contract10 November 2020
Before every home game, the Crystal Palace programme shines a light on one of the club's rising Academy stars. In the Leeds United edition, Fionn Mooney explained his passion for football, inspiration...
How Palace continue to produce Academy graduates using football analytics27 October 2020
From a well-rounded education to protecting players’ mental wellbeing, Crystal Palace’s Academy is fully aware of the responsibility it has to its aspiring crop of talented youngsters across all age...
Tony Collins: The Palace history maker dubbed 'a pioneer' by Roy Hodgson27 October 2020
At 94-years-old, Tony Collins couldn’t be blamed for sitting back and enjoying retirement. With a 56-year footballing career behind him, he has more than served his sport as a pioneering player, scout...
How the Queen, a fox and British Telecom confused Kagisho Dikgacoi21 October 2020
Roy Hodgson didn’t know he’d set up Kagisho Dikgacoi for the fright of his life when signing him for Fulham in 2009. Instead, the then-Cottagers manager had innocuously swooped for an international...
Musician Butch Dante reveals how he works Palace into BBC radio punk music20 October 2020
Every edition, the official Palace programme speaks with prominent south Londoners on their experiences of life in the capital or as Palace fans. Before the Brighton & Hove Albion clash, musician...
Remembering Malcolm Allison 10 years after his death14 October 2020
On October 14th, 2010, football lost one of its largest characters: Malcolm Allison.
Meet the Palace fan behind Selhurst's eye-catching new mural23 September 2020
‘Everywhere was red and blue,’ proclaims Palace’s much appropriated Blaydon Races. The chant paints a brief but vivid picture of matchdays at Selhurst Park - ‘Everyone was running, All the lads and...
How Palace fan Richard Riakporhe overcame stabbing to become cruiserweight champion boxer22 September 2020
Britain’s boxing cruiserweight champion, Richard Riakporhe, talks through his upbringing on the Aylesbury Estate, being stabbed at 15-years-old and how now he is helping schoolchildren avoid the...
How Palace and Selhurst Park inspired the makers of hit Apple series Ted Lasso19 September 2020
For anyone who passed – or even entered - Selhurst Park in November last year, they may have found a slightly different stadium to the usual buzz of matchday preparations, lawnmowers and the chatter...
The day a Southampton win filled the Thames with fedora hats11 September 2020
Kevin Day, writer, broadcaster, comedian and Palace for Life Trustee, talks to Richard Foster about going to watch Palace away at Southampton in two memorable years.
Neil Emblen opens up on pain at frustrating £2m dream move30 August 2020
“I want to sound, even written on paper, brutally honest,” Neil Emblen says, emphasising his point several times during a lengthy conversation.