Crystal Palace

Christian Benteke's Non-Celebration Against Liverpool Is Proof Respect In Football Has Gone Too Far

Jamie Spencer | Posted 28.04.2017 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

Benteke spent one unsuccessful season as a Liverpool player, was widely branded a flop, while the majority of fans were relieved when he was quickly sold on at only a minimal loss and were largely happy to see the back of him. Benteke owes Liverpool absolutely nothing, but it is increasingly ingrained in most modern players that celebrating against a club you used to play for is the ultimate taboo. And it's just plain stupid.

Barkley Responds To The Sun On The Pitch, Chelsea Rubbish Without Alonso, And Liverpool Manage To Not Concede A Set-Piece!

Chris Darwen | Posted 18.04.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Well, well, well. Has that made things interesting? I mean, considering Jose is putting his eggs pretty much in the basket labelled Europa League, United's win at Old Trafford has to go down as a bit of a shock...

Sunderland Still Need To Win All Their Games To Stay Up As Conte Relishes And Laughs At Tottenham's Pursuit

Chris Darwen | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Each week makes it look more likely that the top six will end in their current shape meaning doom and gloom for Arsene. At the bottom, it feels like Swansea and Hull City will play their own version of pass the parcel with that remaining relegation spot. It is too close to call, as ever.

Tottenham Should Aim For 'The Mentality Not To Throw Away Second Place This Time' As Chelsea Get Back On The Horse

Chris Darwen | Posted 07.04.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Well, if the reward for international football is a bumper week of Premier League football then I apologise to international football for all the rude things I have called it recently. What a week of action we've had, with some twists and turns, some slap and tickle, and some expert displays of boosting footballers' confidence in public!

Road To Recovery: Crystal Palace's Shock Win At Stamford Bridge Signals Sam Allardyce's Redemption

Alex Gidden | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Sport
Alex Gidden

​Only in the world of football could a man go full cycle of turning from hero to villain, and then back to hero again in just under a 12-month period... Like so many things in life, football moves on, and it seems that on the evidence of the reaction to Palace's win over Chelsea, the game is willing to accept Allardyce once again.

Chelsea Leave The Door Slightly Ajar, Arsenal Finally Find A Backbone And United Thrill Everyone At Old Trafford Once More

Chris Darwen | Posted 03.04.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Whoa, whoa, whoa Chelsea. What's that all about, hey? We've already wrapped up this Premier League title thank you very much. The bookmakers have (pro...

Arsene's Plan To Not Defend Set Pieces Fails, Lallana Might Have Cost Liverpool The Champions League, And Alli In Penalty-Winning Shock

Chris Darwen | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Sport
Chris Darwen

Let's start in an unexpected way today. Just imagine how bad Sunderland against Burnley must have been to watch. 0-0 must have been the most guaranteed result of the day. It's nice to see Jermain Defoe back in the England squad though, if only as a reward for putting up with only being passed the ball about 25 times this season.

Southern Train Carriage Brings Delays From The Rails To The Roads

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK

Not satisfied with holding up the general public on the rails, Southern has gone one step further and started blocking the roads too. At least that wa...

Dilly Ding, Dilly Dong! - It's Time To Wake Up, Claudio!

Chris Whiting | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Chris Whiting

For me, this has been the catalyst for all of Leicester's shortcomings so far. Because of this switch to a more conservative, respectful brand of football, Leicester have accrued less points and players have begun to buy in to the nonsensical media claims that they're not good enough to compete in this league.

Escapism Ruined By Real Life!

Dave Berry | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Dave Berry

With so many forms of escapism, you'd think one could be trusted to care for you in your hour of need, but no. Game of Thrones kills EVERYONE you like. All our favourite big TV shows go away on holiday for a year or maybe even longer, like a Dad who just 'popped out for a packet of cigarettes' in 1992 and is still to return.

PL Predictions: Midtable Mediocrity

Tarutr Malhotra | Posted 11.08.2017 | UK Sport
Tarutr Malhotra

You know what? I'm going to try to be an optimist. As avid readers of the Ignorant Fan's column can attest to, I was immensely confused by Boro's purchases this summer. However, I am going to believe in the club. I am going to believe that Karanka's fights with senior players in March have been forgiven and forgotten...

His Team May Have Lost But Alan Pardew's Dad Dancing Was The FA Cup Final's Real Winner

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.05.2016 | UK

The FA Cup final was won by Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew for his reaction to the fact his team might have just won the game. The 54-year-old cel...

Crystal Palace in the FA Cup - History or Heartache?

Matt Davis | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Sport
Matt Davis

If you happen to be attached to anyone of South London ancestry aged, say, 35 and over, expect extreme behaviour from next Saturday night. After the u...

Elbow Merchant Fellaini Should Not Have a Palace Date at Wembley

Rob Atkinson | Posted 06.05.2017 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

Louis van Gaal, the current manager of Manchester United, is a confusing figure. Frequently disarming and able to display a self-deprecating humour, he's occasionally also abrasive and blinkered. Sometimes, he's just downright weird, a facet of his personality that came to the fore after the most recent act of thuggery from one of his least admirable players, a certain Monsieur Fellaini.

Why Not Norwood?

Gina Lyons | Posted 21.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

We found a perfect two double bed garden flat, new kitchen, bathroom and the entire place just refurbed, a Victorian build, with a garden for just under £300k. Its got double glazing, wood flooring - the same flat in Crouch End would set us back £650k, probably.

Hidden Under This Busy Road Lies The Secret Subway Of Crystal Palace

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK

At first glance, the A212 in Crystal Palace is much like any other traffic artery running through south London. A busy four lane A road, it connects L...

The FA Cup Is a Stranger Beast Than Normal This Year

Matthew Smith | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

The FA Cup is a stranger beast than normal this year - in most cases, a semi-final line up where only one of the five is counted among the traditional big boys, and a quarter-final where both Arsenal and Chelsea were comprehensively beaten, would make for a major shock that would be talked about for days.

Farewell to Crystal Palace Park Cafe

Anne Richardson | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anne Richardson

By obliterating this cafe, I can't help but feel that a little bit of history is being erased - a normal bog standard cafe where you can skulk comfortably and quietly. I find charm here, even if others would run a mile.

Crystal Palace Can Be the New Hipster Team for This Season

Matt Gault | Posted 16.07.2016 | UK Sport
Matt Gault

Pardew has already re-teamed with a former star pupil; bring in Remy and the horizon would start to appear even brighter. These are certainly sanguine times for Palace. Pardew got them dreaming once again after a period in the darkness, and they are starting to dream big.

Alan Pardew Deserves Manager of the Season Nod for Remarkable Form With Palace

Matt Gault | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Sport
Matt Gault

It is hard to escape the feeling that Newcastle fans, embittered or not, would welcome him back with open arms after the torment since his departure. He may not have always endeared himself to the media or fans, but the fact is, Pardew is flying at Selhurst Park and would deserve a nod for manager of the season.

Assessing the Promoted Teams' Chances of Premier League Survival as the Season Nears Halfway

Jamie Spencer | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Sport
Jamie Spencer

It seems like just yesterday that the 2014/15 Premier League season kicked off to huge anticipation. Nearing the halfway stage, the table is starting to take shape and at the bottom the battle to stay in the division looks as though it will be as tight as ever.

Le Tour: One Day Ahead - Why Am I Doing This Again?

Geoff Thomas | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Sport
Geoff Thomas

The 2015 Tour de France will mark the 10th anniversary of my ride, and I have decided to do it all over again. Along with a team of 20 other riders we will ride every mile and tackle of every climb of the 2015 route just one day ahead of the main peloton. The experience will be as close as possible to riding for a real pro team on the Tour.

Deeply Ordinary Spurs Are Sapping the Fans of Hope

Theo Delaney | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Sport
Theo Delaney

Two or three times this season, Tottenham fans have kidded themselves that their team is better than ordinary. The most recent occasion was following the exuberant victory over Everton just six days before Saturday's game against Crystal Palace.

Zaha Ends United Nightmare To Return To Palace

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Sport

Wilfried Zaha has ended his Manchester United nightmare and returned to Crystal Palace on a season-long loan with the option of making the move perman...

Guess Who's Coming Back To Palace?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Sport

Neil Warnock has been named Crystal Palace manager for the second time. The 65-year-old has agreed a two-year deal with the Eagles and replaces Ton...