Tag: Crystal Palace

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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Match Of The Past: Crystal Palace

The more eagle-eyed amongst you may have noticed that we’re slowing down on this series now that the new season is properly under way. We’ll work our way through the rest of the Football League over the next few weeks and months, but tonight we continue with Crystal Palace and we have six matches from the years between 1971 and 1990. The first match is from November 1971, and is a home match at Selhurst Park against Manchester United. By 1976, the club was in the Third Division and our second match is from the clubs FA Cup run of that year, a trip to Elland Road to play Leeds United in the Fourth Round of the competition. Next up is a match from the 1972/73 season against Chelsea at Selhurst Park. Our fourth match is from October 1978, and is a home match in the Second Division against Brighton & Hove Albion from a season during which these two rivals battled it out for the division championship. We then have one match from the 1980s, a home league match against Wolverhampton Wanderers from the 1982/83 season, and finally the 1990 FA Cup semi-final match at Villa Park against Liverpool. You can follow Twohundredpercent on Twitter by clicking...

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