Saturday, 1 August 2009


Crystal Palace are a strange club. Despite being from deep South London they still exude some kind of arrogance and pride that really does not seem or feel justified when viewed from an external perspective.

In recent memory I think this reputation has been peppered by first the antics of Ian Wright (now co-host on perhaps the most moronic television show in history) and the fluffy haired aspirations of the blonde and orange moneyman Simon Jordan (seemingly a success in all fields barring football it would seem).

Over the years their kit has changed from a Thunderbirds motif to the equally laughable FC Barcelona colour scheme. What on earth is that about?

They consider themselves the main rivals of Millwall but that only works one way considering West Ham are in that equation from the Millwall perspective. That said Crystal Palace (known as “The Beagles” by Lions supporters) do have a recent history of always turning over their neighbours.

Their ground Selhurst Park has also in recent years played host to Charlton Athletic and Wimbledon in their days of need.

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