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When Eagles Dare: Filmmakers on telling story of fairy-tale season

13 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...

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When Eagles Dare: Original crew explain growth from Parish interview to Amazon doc

9 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...

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First Team

Benteke on Congolese identity, England's future and Klopp's swoop for him and De Bruyne

3 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.

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Murray reflects on his time at Palace and reveals post-retirement plans

31 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.

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‘The smallest virus could have killed me’: Palace fan Geoff Hill shares leukaemia story

29 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...

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Rob Hawthorne recalls ‘Hopkin looking to curl one’ 24 years on

26 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...

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Development

Stephen Rice: The U23s coach who helped propel Palace to promotion

24 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...

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Roy Hodgson: The south Londoner who conquered football

18 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...

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Bill Leslie recalls ‘Zaha, oh yes!’ eight years on

13 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...

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Ambrose opens up on mental health strains in football

10 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...

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Remembering Palace's last-minute survival at Stockport 20 years on

6 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.

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Parish describes week amidst Super League plans and what must happen next

26 April 2021

Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish has written the below column for the Sunday Times, republished below in full.

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Tony Gale: career regrets, Lewington and why youngsters should join Palace

15 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...

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Programme

Who is Reece Hannam? Meet Palace defender in recent first-team squads

10 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...

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Ex-F1 driver Jolyon Palmer: Selhurst trips, trackside kickabouts, and the F1 lifestyle

28 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.

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Sean Scannell reveals how Clinton Morrison became a clothes-sharing mentor

23 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.”

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How a Brixton community Academy sent Clyne and Scannell to the top

20 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...

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Horace Colclough: A historic Palace career cut short by war

17 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...

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Proud and Palace founder highlights football's LGBT+ improvement

8 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.

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Hodgson reveals the blueprint behind victories at Man City and Brighton

3 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...

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Hodgson: The secrets behind first-season turnaround, and beating champions Chelsea

3 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...

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Crystal Palace Head Chef reveals players' vast plant-based diet

3 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...

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Paul Cleal OBE: The former Palace ball boy shaping Premier League's fight against racism

28 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...

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Women

Crystal Palace Women complete remote support for 615 players

28 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.

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Academy

Omilabu recalls a unique introduction to football

16 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...

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First Team

Eberechi Eze: How Ronaldinho videos inspired a south London showman

13 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...

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Shefki Kuqi's incredible journey from refugee to Premier League

13 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.

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First Team

Messi, Speroni, Cañizares - Guaita stories highlight career calibre

2 February 2021

He may be a Palace fan favourite, but the language barrier means Eagles don’t always get to hear from Vicente Guaita.

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Goalkeeper coach Kiely reveals Guaita's attitude after signing for Palace

31 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...

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Famous Fans: Hey Duggee creator Grant Orchard

14 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...

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Programme

Jadan Raymond reveals why former-Eagle father chose Palace Academy

12 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.

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Programme

Cole, Moses, Ibrahimović - Cahill reveals stories from career's defining names

11 January 2021

What do you ask a Premier League, FA Cup, Europa and Champions League winner?

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Academy

Meet the Academy's Iraq international captain, Cardo Siddik

31 December 2020

Earlier in November, during the incessantly labelled ‘unprecedented times’, Cardo Siddik received an Iraq international call-up through unprecedented means.

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Club News

Hodgson: A message to Palace fans at close of 2020

31 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.

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Tough tackling, penalty protests and packed stands: Palace's first league meeting with Brighton 100 years on

28 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.

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First Team

Mudbaths, freezing showers and sheepskin coats: Palace’s training grounds through the years

17 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.

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The Catford Cat, Mars Bars and south London grit: The making of Ellie Scotney

2 December 2020

Ellie Scotney began life in boxing and with Crystal Palace in unconventional ways.

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Value for money: How Coppell and Noades built Palace’s most successful squad

26 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.

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Academy

Gary Phillips: Crafting Palace’s first Academy goalkeeper since 1978

18 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...

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Punk frontman Laurie Vincent talks Palace and starring on FIFA's soundtrack

11 November 2020

There are a lot of similarities between a rocking Selhurst Park and a punk gig in full-flow; frantic energy, unfiltered emotion, bodies clambering over each other.

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