When Palace beat wine-swilling Serie A champions Inter Milan10 Hours ago
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...
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.
Former star reveals inside the life of a ‘70s footballer31 March 2020
‘In lockdown,’ Alan Birchenall says via WhatsApp. ‘So any time around mid-afternoon would be fine to call. Birchy.’
Portrait of an Icon: Zaha's hero's journey into Crystal Palace history29 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,...
Portrait of an Icon: Football meets Wilfried Zaha28 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...
Portrait of an Icon: The making of Wilfried Zaha27 March 2020
Wilfried Zaha had a point to prove when he stepped out at St James’ Park on February 25th, 2010.
Ibra Sekajja on not being able to say no to Edgar Davids26 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...
Moses Swaibu on Neil Warnock, going to prison and more22 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,...
How two Palace figures shaped football’s future in 198220 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...
Emmerson Boyce reveals bizarre Palace contract signing story19 March 2020
“A gap filler,” Emmerson Boyce light-heartedly says over the club contacting him during the Premier League’s current postponement.
Ayew on Brighton goal, Schlupp & more17 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...
Roberto Forzoni: The man who revolutionised Palace’s changing room11 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.
Why England never called Bruce Dyer and the conversation that turned his career10 March 2020
The candle smoke had barely settled in the Globe pub, Edmonton, when Bruce Dyer found out he was on the verge of a professional debut for his boyhood club.
The Proclaimers, 14 heroes and a pub in Sheffield… The inside story of 20102 March 2020
2nd May, 2010. John Pemberton and Paul Hart walk into a small pub in Sheffield. Pemberton knows the owner. The pair order a drink and sit around the corner, finally somewhere quiet enough to stop and...
Coppell reveals 'insult' at Palace v Brighton suggestion28 February 2020
Steve Coppell stood at a Football Writers’ Association dinner, surrounded by journalists and other well-known faces in football. He met then-Crystal Palace Chairman Ron Noades for the first time and,...
Fan Zhiyi recalls referee altercation and why he cried leaving Palace20 February 2020
Fan Zhiyi describes his career at Crystal Palace as having "lots of good memories," but for the former China international and club cult hero, two times stand out as low points.
How Riihilahti ruined a date with his shirts and grasp of English17 February 2020
Aki Riihilahti’s time with Crystal Palace was his first and only spell playing for an English club and, making himself a cult hero in SE25, the Finland international struggled off the pitch more than...
How Valentine’s became a stand-out date in Palace history14 February 2020
Over the years, Crystal Palace have enjoyed historic success on Valentine’s Day. It may only come around once a year and land on a footballing day even less frequently, but the Eagles have recorded a...
How a controversial protest cost Sasa Curcic 'dearly'14 February 2020
Marching around Selhurst Park as fans filtered-in under a chilled March sun to watch Palace host Bradford City, Sasa Curcic held aloft a simple message. It read: Stop NATO Bombing.
Austin reveals administration conversations with Coppell, Goldberg, Bruce and Warnock12 February 2020
Dean Austin picked up the phone. It was a Sunday afternoon at the turn of the millennium, so it could only have been one man.
'I only know football' - How a professional feels after retirement11 February 2020
Michael Hughes played professional football for 23 years. Fifteen of those years included representing his country. Therefore, by the time he retired aged 38, that period accounted for over 60% of the...
Milivojević on Hodgson, social media and protecting Zaha11 February 2020
The recent game against Sheffield United marked three years to the day that Luka Milivojević took part in his first Crystal Palace training session. For the Blades programme, the club captain was the...
Crystal Palace’s little-known tribute to the Busby Babes' Munich tragedy6 February 2020
St Francis Parish Church, Dudley, proudly houses a little-known tribute to one of football’s most talented characters.
Riedewald's programme interview now free to read28 January 2020
You named Jaïro Riedewald as your ManBetX Player of the Month, and the Palace utility player's programme interview from the Arsenal game is now free to read below.
Hear Cahill open up in wide-ranging interview on the Palace Pod21 January 2020
Speaking with Premier League Productions in a near-40 minute interview, Gary Cahill has dissected his career in an honest and wide-ranging chat which you can hear in full via the official Palace...
Palace's strongest FA Youth Cup XI over time16 January 2020
The above picture is a stark reminder of the impact Crystal Palace's youth teams have had on the club over the last 65 years.
What became of Palace’s former home grounds?9 January 2020
When Arsenal left their home ground of 93 years, Highbury was redeveloped into an apartment complex called Highbury Square.
The truth behind the strangest story in Palace’s history4 January 2020
There’s a well known story about Derby County in the FA Cup. The tale goes that, back in 1895, the club displaced a group of resident travellers by moving permanently into the Baseball Ground stadium....
McCarthy: I returned from Derby with a broken nose and the Goal of the Season3 January 2020
Paddy McCarthy scored six goals in his 151 appearances for Crystal Palace. A threat in the box and disruptive at set plays, McCarthy was far from an ineffective defender pushing forwards but his goal...
The Christmas Palace scored 8 goals in 3 days v Brighton and Millwall25 December 2019
On Christmas Day 100 years ago, Crystal Palace fans braved the south coast’s December elements and watched their club enact the first of three matches across three days against teams who would become...
Meet last night's Development sub: Tyrick Mitchell17 December 2019
Tyrick Mitchell made his first appearance in the senior Crystal Palace squad against Brighton & Hove Albion last night. Before the game, he spoke with the official Palace programme and you can read...
Schlupp and Tomkins reveal plans for Christmas10 December 2019
Christmas is a hectic time for a footballer. With four matches in 12 days, Palace players could be forgiven for overlooking the festive period and treating it like any other.
Phillips: No one was taking Palace's play-off penalty but me6 December 2019
It was one of the landmark moments in this club's history and, as so often happens in football, it occurred in the microseconds it takes for the flash of a boot to strike just one pivotal goal.
Alan Smith: Southgate relates England success with Palace days25 November 2019
In November 1993, Gareth Southgate first pulled on the captain’s armband for Crystal Palace. The band hugged an ill-fitting, classically ‘90s shirtsleeve which billowed over at the top and bottom....
Hodgson: 299 Premier League games later8 November 2019
In 1982, Roy Hodgson was 34-years-old, held two Swedish league titles with once relegation-favourites Halmstad and found himself in the third tier of English football, coaching on rugby-esque pitches...
Mark Bright vividly describes ‘89 promotion in autobiography7 November 2019
In his newly released autobiography, My Story, Mark Bright recalls Crystal Palace’s iconic promotion push in 1989, culminating in a 4-3 two-leg play-off final triumph over Blackburn Rovers.
Mark Bright recounts race and foster struggle in becoming professional7 November 2019
Ahead of the launch of his new autobiography, My Story, Mark Bright spoke at length in an exclusive interview with Palace TV, discussing the struggles of his early life and how football was both...
Steve Kember reflects on career in programme exclusive6 November 2019
In the official programme last season, Terry Byfield spoke with Steve Kember about the Palace legend's life and career and, before the Eagles face Chelsea this weekend at Stamford Bridge, you can read...