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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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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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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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Bolasie provides unique insight into Zaha relationship

24 May 2020

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Programme

Julian Speroni's farewell interview from his Crystal Palace departure

18 May 2020

At the end of last season, 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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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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Stockport County's Aaron Wilbraham on that Palace day in 2001

6 May 2020

The anniversary of Survival Sunday a few days ago and now the 19th anniversary of when Dougie Freedman scored in the final minutes against Stockport County to prevent Palace returning to the third...

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Anthony Gardner explains 'tough' exit and his post-football gamble

4 May 2020

‘Would deffo like to connect with the Palace fans,’ Anthony Gardner says, reaching out to the club after discussing a potential interview.

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Alan Lee on the corner kick routine that saved Crystal Palace

2 May 2020

“Down, down, there and across…sorry, I’m just finishing off a bit of homeschooling,” the start to our phone interview with Alan Lee highlights the strangeness of the times we currently find ourselves...

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Joe Ledley reveals reason why he nearly didn't join Palace

26 April 2020

If Joe Ledley hadn’t turned his mobile phone off when he did, he wouldn’t have joined Crystal Palace on the deadline day of the 2014 January transfer window.

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How one of England’s most iconic sportsmen shaped Crystal Palace

21 April 2020

There is a whole host of legendary names associated with Crystal Palace Football Club. From the nostalgic glory years of Malcolm Allison up to today’s talismanic Wilfried Zaha, figures associated with...

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Ramage on Damo, getting dropped by Holloway and the play-off celebrations

20 April 2020

This is part two of our catch-up with former Palace defender Peter Ramage. Here, the now-assistant coach of Phoenix Rising relives that 2012/13 campaign.

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Ramage: "I was knocking on Hughes’ door all the time, almost pleading to go back to Palace"

19 April 2020

“Would love to chat!” replies Peter Ramage to our WhatsApp message. At the end of our hour-long phone call with the former Eagles defender, we feel foolish for even considering that he might have left...

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Women

Meet the Palace Women confronting the COVID-19 pandemic

16 April 2020

People across the country are working tirelessly day-to-day in a united effort to battle COVID-19, support their communities through the pandemic and save lives

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Danns reveals Warnock's unique man management techniques

13 April 2020

Neil Danns was impressed by Neil Warnock as he prepared to sign for Crystal Palace. Having opted against putting pen to paper with Nottingham Forest after a phone call with the Palace manager, Danns...

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James Vaughan: ‘My only regret is I didn’t stay at Palace’

10 April 2020

“That was the night I fell in love with Crystal Palace,” says James Vaughan, looking back at 15 years of professional football and eight successful months with the Eagles.

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Houghton's inside story on 'hell of a game' 1990 FA Cup semi-final

8 April 2020

Eighty players “aged five to 65” charge across a colossal ash pitch in Castlemilk, Glasgow, as a 10-year-old Ray Houghton ducks and dances his way through a crash of football-obsessed legs.

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Seeing double: Why Barnsley donned Palace colours in 2013

6 April 2020

Barnsley’s home kit was red, and their away kit was blue. Unfortunately for David Flitcroft’s Tykes on 6th April, 2013, they were facing the red and blues. Neither kit would suffice.

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Scowcroft discusses journey from Saints hat-trick to Palace scout

4 April 2020

What makes Crystal Palace Football Club special? There are plenty of answers. But for James Scowcroft it is the community. This is why, when the club began its initiative to phone all Season Ticket...

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When Palace beat wine-swilling Serie A champions Inter Milan

2 April 2020

Inter Milan were high on their status as Serie A champions, viewed as world-beaters after roaring success in the 1960s and their league season had ended with a 23-game unbeaten run when they took on...

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Dean Gordon: "They all counted for Shearer and Lineker so why not me?!”

1 April 2020

“It was funny,” Dean Gordon begins to detail how Crystal Palace brought the lad - who went to school in Thornton Heath and grew up in Norbury - across from White Hart Lane.

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When Selhurst Park hosted England's grandest prank

1 April 2020

In its near-100 years of existence, Selhurst Park has hosted quite a collection of the weird and the wonderful.

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Former star reveals inside the life of a ‘70s footballer

31 March 2020

‘In lockdown,’ Alan Birchenall says via WhatsApp. ‘So any time around mid-afternoon would be fine to call. Birchy.’

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First Team

Portrait of an Icon: Zaha's hero's journey into Crystal Palace history

29 March 2020

In literature, the ‘hero’s journey’ is a template for stories that involves a hero at their core. Abridging, it outlines that the hero must begin an adventure, triumph over adversity and, crucially,...

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First Team

Portrait of an Icon: Football meets Wilfried Zaha

28 March 2020

The sound of Wembley stadium was deafening around 5:30pm on 27th May, 2013. Amongst the streaming colour and the buzzing din of jubilant fans, Jonny Williams sought out Wilfried Zaha, his friend of...

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First Team

Portrait of an Icon: The making of Wilfried Zaha

27 March 2020

Wilfried Zaha had a point to prove when he stepped out at St James’ Park on February 25th, 2010.

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Club News

Ibra Sekajja on not being able to say no to Edgar Davids

26 March 2020

First it was Kieron Cadogan: “I was walking over to the Under-18s pitch and we passed the Under-16s game and I stopped and said: ‘Wow! Who is that?’ In fact, there was two of them: Wilf and Ibra...

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Moses Swaibu on Neil Warnock, going to prison and more

22 March 2020

This is part two of Moses Swaibu’s story – if you haven’t read part one yet, in which the former Palace defender details his start to life with the club and pipping Victor Moses to a host of awards,...

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Former Palace youth team captain on Freedman, debut v Everton and Moses

21 March 2020

Moses Swaibu came to Palace at 16, captained the youth team and won individual accolades. The journey his career and life would take was never meant to happen. Here is part one of his story.

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How two Palace figures shaped football’s future in 1982

20 March 2020

At Fulham in the mid-1980s, three men called Ray began carving out tactics in the design of a team set for 2020. Their forward-thinking approach would see them fly up the league and set a precedent...

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Emmerson Boyce reveals bizarre Palace contract signing story

19 March 2020

“A gap filler,” Emmerson Boyce light-heartedly says over the club contacting him during the Premier League’s current postponement.

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Programme

Ayew on Brighton goal, Schlupp & more

17 March 2020

With the Premier League currently postponed, you can now read the feature-length interview from Jordan Ayew which first appeared in the programme of our most recent game at Selhurst Park against...

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Events

Roberto Forzoni: The man who revolutionised Palace’s changing room

11 March 2020

Razor Ruddock, in Spain, by a swimming pool, having a playing card pulled from behind his ear by a member of the Magic Circle. It’s a peculiar image.

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