Tag: Crystal Palace

Football Shorts: Pardew Out at Crystal Palace

He’d been hanging on for so long that it was beginning to feel asa though it might never happen, but today Alan Pardew was finally bounced out of Selhurst Park at the end of a run that blew last season apart for Crystal Palace and has seen this year’s campaign turn into a battle of attrition against relegation from the Premier League. Palace have had about as dismal a calendar year as it’s possible to have. Even though the club reached its first FA Cup final in more than a quarter of a century, Pardew was only able to...

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Crystal Palace & Tony Pulis’s Payback Time

Another production at football’s theatre of the absurd. Tony Pulis, an ex-manager of about 47 clubs (for the purposes of this story, Crystal Palace), loses a huge legal battle because his chairman was seen at a hairdressers. And Pulis himself with little more than one hair for each club he’s managed. Not even Pulis could make it up, And he’s done a fair bit of that this year, according to rulings made against him by a Premier League managers’ arbitration tribunal in March. These were released on November 28th in a 32-page judgment by Sir Michael Burton (“sitting as...

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The 2016 FA Cup Final: More By Accident Than Design

In the space of four minutes at Wembley Stadium yesterday afternoon, we saw a microcosm of Alan Pardew’s managerial career. There had been the solid adherence to an unadventurous plan which had worked reasonably well. Then there was a moment of fleeting success, which was followed by a show of hubris that bordered on the ridiculous, and then the puncturing of that hubris, swiftly followed by a low national snigger. It wasn’t that the neutral hates Crystal Palace, more that Alan Pardew being there makes loving them less than as straightforward as it should be, especially when they’re playing...

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The 200% Podcast 35: Random Football Club Generator – Crystal Palace

On last week’s Twohundredpercent podcast, we briefly mentioned that if we couldn’t think of anything else we would select a football club at random and talk about them with no preparation whatsoever for as long as we could manage. Well, we couldn’t think of anything, so this week’s Twohundredpercent podcast is on a random football club, and this week’s football club is Crystal Palace. Edward Carter, for the avoidance of doubt, supports Brighton & Hove Albion. You can download this week’s podcast by clicking here, or you can subscribe through Itunes by clicking here.   https://archive.org/download/35200pc/35%20-%20200pc.mp3   You can...

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