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The Catford Cat, Mars Bars and south London grit: The making of Ellie Scotney

1 Hour ago

Ellie Scotney began life in boxing and with Crystal Palace in unconventional ways.

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Value for money: How Coppell and Noades built Palace’s most successful squad

26 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.

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Academy

Gary Phillips: Crafting Palace’s first Academy goalkeeper since 1978

18 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...

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Punk frontman Laurie Vincent talks Palace and starring on FIFA's soundtrack

11 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.

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Academy

Mooney reveals 15-hour days that secured a professional contract

10 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...

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Academy

How Palace continue to produce Academy graduates using football analytics

27 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...

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Tony Collins: The Palace history maker dubbed 'a pioneer' by Roy Hodgson

27 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...

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How the Queen, a fox and British Telecom confused Kagisho Dikgacoi

21 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...

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Programme

Musician Butch Dante reveals how he works Palace into BBC radio punk music

20 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...

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Club News

Remembering Malcolm Allison 10 years after his death

14 October 2020

On October 14th, 2010, football lost one of its largest characters: Malcolm Allison.

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Meet the Palace fan behind Selhurst's eye-catching new mural

23 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...

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Programme

How Palace fan Richard Riakporhe overcame stabbing to become cruiserweight champion boxer

22 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...

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Club News

How Palace and Selhurst Park inspired the makers of hit Apple series Ted Lasso

19 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...

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The day a Southampton win filled the Thames with fedora hats

11 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.

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Neil Emblen opens up on pain at frustrating £2m dream move

30 August 2020

“I want to sound, even written on paper, brutally honest,” Neil Emblen says, emphasising his point several times during a lengthy conversation.

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The truth behind the eventful end to Leon Cort’s time with Palace

27 August 2020

Leon Cort talks through a smile, but with a slightly reticent air, seemingly on the verge of disclosing something secret.

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How a 7-year-old fan inspired the design of Palace’s new kits

19 August 2020

When Richard Melik and his seven-year-old son sat down with sheets of paper and a handful of crayons in October last year, they didn’t realise they’d inspired the process behind designing Crystal...

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Lewington gives dugout insight as he talks through sideline instructions

31 July 2020

In the dying minutes of Crystal Palace’s final game of 2019/20, one voice can be heard reverberating off Selhurst Park’s iron surrounds above all. It’s Ray Lewington’s, and, after nine matches in an...

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Women

Meet lawyer, goalkeeper, coach and ambassador signing, Chloe Morgan

23 July 2020

It's hard to know where to begin with Chloe Morgan. Is it best to start with her impressive legal career, or her rapid rise in football? Alternatively, do you talk coaching, ambassadorial work or...

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Club News

'A fury of frustration': When Hunter and Charlton came to Selhurst

13 July 2020

From Ferenc Puskas to Eden Hazard, Selhurst Park has hosted its fair share of footballing stars in its 96-year history. But Crystal Palace fans at the end of the 1960s were the first to see the game's...

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Peter Taylor recalls Allison’s failed pursuits, leaky Leeds and Hodgson the ‘artist’

7 July 2020

In the early 1970s, Manchester City manager Malcolm Allison was relentless in his pursuit of a little-known teenage winger from fourth-tier Southend United.

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Bannan recalls ‘Tony Pulis’ surprising his squad at a Las Vegas pool party

7 July 2020

Wet Republic, Las Vegas, is not often associated with south London footballing stories.

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‘Welcome to hell’: Palace’s one-match European tour

2 July 2020

‘Welcome to hell,’ is how Academy graduate Jimmy Hibburt describes his visit to Samsun, Turkey with Crystal Palace in 1998.

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Academy

Academy graduate Arron Fray talks Inter Milan, Clyne and Dowie

30 June 2020

“Growing up, I always found our Academy to be – outside of Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, West Ham and Southampton – one of the best ones in the country,” former Palace...

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Club News

Paul Stewart explains ‘devastated’ Palace end

23 June 2020

Few players can be credited with securing a league championship after just 18 matches. Fewer still can be a reason for relegation after none at all. But Paul Stewart, Palace’s star loanee of 1993/94,...

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Club News

Explained: The alien caught on Selhurst Park's CCTV

18 June 2020

As daylight fades around south London, a strange, unrecognisable figure nears the Selhurst Park gates. It flashes across security cameras and looms nearer into view.

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First Team

Jordan Ayew: The Monopoly King

17 June 2020

Jordan Ayew: leading goalscorer, tireless worker and Monopoly King.

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Club News

How drinking with Delaney and Matt Lawrence inspired The Inbetweeners’ creator

3 June 2020

When Iain Morris stepped onto a plane bound for Los Angeles, he wasn’t expecting to meet a professional footballer, and he certainly wasn’t expecting inspiration for a BBC sitcom 10 years down the...

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Club News

Steve Parish: The full story since 2010

1 June 2020

On the 10-year anniversary of CPFC 2010 agreeing a deal in principle to buy Crystal Palace, Chairman Steve Parish has spoken with the Daily Mail about the takeover, his decade since and the club's...

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Former co-Chairman Browett reveals inside CPFC 2010 takeover story

1 June 2020

Ten years ago to the day, the CPFC 2010 consortium agreed a deal in principle to buy Crystal Palace Football Club, rescuing it from potential catastrophe.

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Shaun Derry recalls bizarre DJ celebrations after the 2004 play-off final

31 May 2020

“I’d not watched it back until I caught up with the re-run on Palace TV,” Shaun Derry reveals that the 10th anniversary of Hillsborough 2010 was the first time he had relived that era-defining match.

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Champagne stings, swimming flippers and slogan t-shirts: Powell reveals path to promotion

29 May 2020

Darren Powell was focused on one thing as he strode onto the Selhurst turf for Palace’s first play-off semi-final in 2004: playing a part in his club’s promotion.

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First Team

Milivojevic reveals involvement in Premier League restart meetings

29 May 2020

In an interview with Alyson Rudd of The Times, Luka Milivojevic has revealed his involvement in Premier League meetings discussing football's restart, his experience of a locked-down Serbia as a child...

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First Team

Catching up with first-time father Ward plus Kelly talks dinosaur parties

28 May 2020

With three members of the Crystal Palace squad recently having newborn sons, we caught up with Martin Kelly and Joel Ward to find out how the defenders are coping during lockdown with weeks-old...

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Club News

How Ruud Gullit pushed David Hopkin to Palace

26 May 2020

July, 1995. David Hopkin was on holiday with his wife and two children in Cornwall and, 250 miles away, Ruud Gullit was agreeing terms with Chelsea. Hopkin had begun to establish himself with the...

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Club News

Bolasie provides unique insight into Zaha relationship

24 May 2020

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Programme

Speroni reveals how a VHS tape brought him to Britain and what made Palace mean so much

18 May 2020

At the end of 2018/19, Julian Speroni bid an emotional farewell to Crystal Palace, his club of 15 years.

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Women

Amber Stobbs: “I felt like I’d gone past that point of no return"

18 May 2020

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week starts today (Monday 18th May) and runs until 24th May, 2020.

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Club News

Catching up with Guaita in COVID-19 lockdown

15 May 2020

The game’s on a knife-edge and Vicente Guaita sprawls to his right to get his hands to the ball flying towards him. It’s not Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah he’s denied and it’s not Jordan Ayew in...

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Geoff Thomas: Sheepskin coats, south London wit and imaginary trophies

11 May 2020

Geoff Thomas marched into the Wembley sun, nonchalantly tossing a ball in his hand. Further up, the black captain’s band hugged his arm under a bulging ‘90s track jacket as he entered the cauldron of...

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