When Eagles Dare: Filmmakers on telling story of fairy-tale season13 June 2021
If there’s one emotion that comes across in When Eagles Dare, it’s pride. Pride in the promotion hunting side of 2012/13, pride in the journey the club has been on since it’s brush with liquidation in...
When Eagles Dare: Original crew explain growth from Parish interview to Amazon doc9 June 2021
University friends and then-colleagues Dan van der Molen and Joe Mainland had modest intentions when they arrived at Selhurst Park in November 2012: to film a single-day feature with Chairman Steve...
Benteke on Congolese identity, England's future and Klopp's swoop for him and De Bruyne3 June 2021
When Christian Benteke volleyed home in the 94th minute at The Amex, he not only secured his name in the headlines, but in Palace folklore.
Murray reflects on his time at Palace and reveals post-retirement plans31 May 2021
Former Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray recently announced that he has retired from football aged 37, bringing an end to an almost 20-year career.
‘The smallest virus could have killed me’: Palace fan Geoff Hill shares leukaemia story29 May 2021
Crystal Palace supporter Geoff Hill did not know he had leukaemia when visiting Selhurst Park in 2017. Here, in his own words, he tells the story from a unique home match and through a four-year...
Rob Hawthorne recalls ‘Hopkin looking to curl one’ 24 years on26 May 2021
On this day in 1997, David Hopkin scored a dramatic last minute goal against Sheffield United to win the play-off final for Crystal Palace, accompanied by the now legendary ‘Hopkin, looking to curl...
Stephen Rice: The U23s coach who helped propel Palace to promotion24 May 2021
Ahead of the clash with Sunderland in the Premier League 2 Division 2 play-off final, Crystal Palace Under-23s coach Stephen Rice opens up about his career in Ireland, his love for coaching and how...
Roy Hodgson: The south Londoner who conquered football18 May 2021
In one of the longest and most diverse tales in modern football, the latest chapter closes. Curriculum Vitae, in its most literal translation, means ‘course of life’. The course of any football...
Bill Leslie recalls ‘Zaha, oh yes!’ eight years on13 May 2021
On this day in 2013, Wilfried Zaha scored two goals against Brighton & Hove Albion in the second-leg of the play-off semi-final to win the game for Crystal Palace, accompanied by the iconic ‘Zaha, oh...
Ambrose opens up on mental health strains in football10 May 2021
Former Crystal Palace midfielder Darren Ambrose is one of the club's most iconic figures of recent years. In his regular programme column at the start of Mental Health Awareness Week, he chose to take...
Remembering Palace's last-minute survival at Stockport 20 years on6 May 2021
On this day in 2001, Crystal Palace beat Stockport County 1-0 at Edgeley Park to secure their safety on the final day of the Division One season.
Parish describes week amidst Super League plans and what must happen next26 April 2021
Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish has written the below column for the Sunday Times, republished below in full.
Tony Gale: career regrets, Lewington and why youngsters should join Palace15 April 2021
After a long career on the field, Tony Gale showed similar longevity off it, moving into a media role and covering – by his own count – more than 2,000 matches. But it could easily have gone in...
Who is Reece Hannam? Meet Palace defender in recent first-team squads10 April 2021
Defender Reece Hannam joined the Crystal Palace Academy in summer 2020. Within months, he'd earned a contract extension and multiple call-ups to the first-team squad. Recently, he spoke with the...
Ex-F1 driver Jolyon Palmer: Selhurst trips, trackside kickabouts, and the F1 lifestyle28 March 2021
When Jolyon Palmer describes the atmosphere at Selhurst Park as exciting, it is no small compliment – after all, this is a man whose day job was racing at speeds of almost 300kph.
Sean Scannell reveals how Clinton Morrison became a clothes-sharing mentor23 March 2021
Sean Scannell starts and ends this interview by making the same point. “I just loved Palace when I was a kid,” he says, before later reiterating: “I love Palace and I still do to this day.”
How a Brixton community Academy sent Clyne and Scannell to the top20 March 2021
When Steadman Scott tells a young player he can make it to the top, it’s not to try and build his confidence. It’s a reminder of responsibility, almost a warning: this is your chance to get out, now...
Horace Colclough: A historic Palace career cut short by war17 March 2021
When Horace Colclough stepped out for his England debut in 1914, he could not know that war was just months away. Marking the pinnacle of his career with every footballer’s dream, he also couldn’t...
Proud and Palace founder highlights football's LGBT+ improvement8 March 2021
Proud and Palace founder Stephanie Fuller’s grandfather lived in New Addington and she moved to Croydon in her 20s, getting a Palace Season Ticket in the mid-1990s.
Hodgson reveals the blueprint behind victories at Man City and Brighton3 March 2021
After Roy Hodgson became the first man since Steve Coppell to reach 150 matches in charge of Crystal Palace, he sat down to talk through some of his most unforgettable victories to date. In Part Two...
Hodgson: The secrets behind first-season turnaround, and beating champions Chelsea3 March 2021
After Roy Hodgson became the first man since Steve Coppell to reach 150 matches in charge of Crystal Palace, he sat down to talk through some of his most unforgettable victories to date. In Part One...
Crystal Palace Head Chef reveals players' vast plant-based diet3 March 2021
There’s a certain perception of Premier League footballers and their diet. It’s the image of the superhuman-sized man, crushing a quaking chair and powering through a mountain of boiled meat, pasta...
Paul Cleal OBE: The former Palace ball boy shaping Premier League's fight against racism28 February 2021
Paul Cleal remembers life as a Palace ball boy in vivid detail. He remembers the changing hut between the Main Stand and Whitehorse Lane. He remembers the green tracksuits, wooden stalls and pre-match...
Crystal Palace Women complete remote support for 615 players28 February 2021
Professional footballers in both the men’s and women’s game are, rightfully, commended for creating time around training, matches and family lives to support others in their clubs’ communities.
Omilabu recalls a unique introduction to football16 February 2021
Aged just 18-years-old, Crystal Palace forward David Omilabu has already scored at Selhurst Park. Netting for Palace Under-23s in the dying seconds of their win against Burnley, Omilabu lived a dream...
Eberechi Eze: How Ronaldinho videos inspired a south London showman13 February 2021
“I don’t think there’s anything anyone can show me now that I haven’t seen of him,” Eberechi Eze says insistently. “I’ve watched so many videos of him… I want someone to show me a video that I haven’t...
Shefki Kuqi's incredible journey from refugee to Premier League13 February 2021
Shefki Kuqi opens up about his escape from war in Kosovo, playing in the Champions League, Roy Hodgson and THAT incident against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Messi, Speroni, Cañizares - Guaita stories highlight career calibre2 February 2021
He may be a Palace fan favourite, but the language barrier means Eagles don’t always get to hear from Vicente Guaita.
Goalkeeper coach Kiely reveals Guaita's attitude after signing for Palace31 January 2021
In 2020, speaking ahead of his two-year anniversary since joining Crystal Palace, Dean Kiely reflected with the Palace programme on a career in coaching, the attributes of management and the character...
Famous Fans: Hey Duggee creator Grant Orchard14 January 2021
If you are a parent with a child under the age of five, there is absolutely no question that you will have watched Hey Duggee. The primetime CBeebies favourite features a larger than life dog - Duggee...
Jadan Raymond reveals why former-Eagle father chose Palace Academy12 January 2021
Jadan Raymond signed his first professional contract in October 2020, making the most significant step on the young south Londoner's career so far.
Cole, Moses, Ibrahimović - Cahill reveals stories from career's defining names11 January 2021
What do you ask a Premier League, FA Cup, Europa and Champions League winner?
Meet the Academy's Iraq international captain, Cardo Siddik31 December 2020
Earlier in November, during the incessantly labelled ‘unprecedented times’, Cardo Siddik received an Iraq international call-up through unprecedented means.
Hodgson: A message to Palace fans at close of 202031 December 2020
As one of football and the world’s toughest years comes to a close, Roy Hodgson addresses the Crystal Palace fanbase in his own words to reflect on 12 challenging months and brighter times ahead.
Tough tackling, penalty protests and packed stands: Palace's first league meeting with Brighton 100 years on28 December 2020
On Christmas Day 100 years ago, one of English football’s most notable rivalries began in earnest, as Crystal Palace faced Brighton & Hove Albion for the first time in the Football League.
Mudbaths, freezing showers and sheepskin coats: Palace’s training grounds through the years17 December 2020
As Palace’s redeveloped Academy ground begins to take shape, an entire generation of young players will have the best possible facilities in which to develop. But it wasn’t always that way.
The Catford Cat, Mars Bars and south London grit: The making of Ellie Scotney2 December 2020
Ellie Scotney began life in boxing and with Crystal Palace in unconventional ways.
Value for money: How Coppell and Noades built Palace’s most successful squad26 November 2020
Today, few teams at the top of English football would ever scour the ‘bargain basement’ in search of their most successful ever squad.
Gary Phillips: Crafting Palace’s first Academy goalkeeper since 197818 November 2020
When Gary Phillips began life in football, he rubbed shoulders with Cyrille Regis and Bryan Robson on a daily basis. Aged just 18 at the foot of his 20-year career, Phillips couldn’t have been better...