ONE OF the abiding memories of the mid-1970s is the image of a big man in a sheepskin coat wearing a velour, wide-brimmed hat. The man in question was Malcolm Allison, manager of Crystal Palace and every bit a larger-than-life … Continue reading Great Reputations: Crystal Palace 1975-76 – in a broken dream
CRYSTAL PALACE go into the 2021-22 season under new management, but as well as hoping Patrick Vieira provides some fresh impetus, they will be eager for a better financial year. Vieira has a big challenge on his hands – a … Continue reading Crystal Palace and the wage bill worry
CRYSTAL Palace have provided some insight into their 2019-20 financial results and they appear to be consistent with many of their peers, the pandemic making its mark on the club’s fiscal strength. Palace lost £ 58 million pre-tax, a shift … Continue reading What next for Crystal Palace after sizeable loss?
CRYSTAL PALACE, at long last, made public their financial performance for 2018-19 and underlined a relatively conservative approach to keeping their house in order. Palace, who are in their record-breaking seventh consecutive season in the top flight, made a pre-tax … Continue reading Crystal Palace aim to be liquid in a crisis
FOOTBALL is back in Europe, with the Bundesliga kicking off in empty stadiums and players acknowledging goals with a grin, a mannekin-like pose and not a hint of schadenfreude. Rout in the Ruhr The world’s biggest crowd-puller, Borussia Dortmund (average … Continue reading The Grey Neutral: The football lives of others
AN experiment? An indulgence? Folly? Or merely the search for something new and rewarding? The purchase of a Fulham season ticket, before – I might add – knowing if the club was going to be in the Premier League or … Continue reading River-Cottage-Football: Sticking £ 100 million where?