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Hands up if you remember the League Cup win against Walsall in August ? You could have been one of the 5, spectators rattling around Selhurst Park that night and still not recall it. But between those first and last blanks bookending his record are some extraordinary numbers. That occurred on the day of his favourite clean sheet: the play-off final win against Watford at. In fact, the Hornets have rued his presence between the posts more than most teams, with the Argentinian enjoying six shutouts at their expense as well as Cardiff City, Barnsley and Hull City.
Perhaps his greatest achievement came in the following campaign when he registered 13 shutouts back in the top-flight for Ian Holloway and Tony Pulis as the Eagles dug in and managed to survive in the Premier League for the first time in their history, with Speroni picking up his final Player of the Year gong at the end of that successful season. The biggest beneficiary of his talents is Neil Warnock whom.
The manager Ranieri returned to the Premier League when he replaced Slavisa Jokanovic in November to start the 18th managerial reign of his career. He worked his way up through the Italian football pyramid to manage the likes of Napoli and Fiorentina, and would also have stints at Valencia and Atletico Madrid before a four-year tenure at Chelsea starting in He debuted in and would spend the next 18 years at Fulham where he made appearances, scoring goals and helping them to top-flight promotion in Deemed as one of the best passers of his generation, in he won the first of 56 England caps, 22 of which were as captain, and would feature at two World Cups for his country.
Haynes died in aged Rico came through the ranks at hometown team Sevilla to debut in September where he impressed sufficiently to become first-choice keeper and lift the UEFA Europa League by beating Liverpool in the final. He won his only Spain cap to date in June and was included in their squad for Euro Now in his second loan spell away from Arsenal, the defender scored his first goal for the Cottagers during the midweek win against Brighton.
After their relegation, he returned to north London and made 24 appearances last season. A teenage sensation last season, the winger netted 15 Championship goals to fire his team to Premier League promotion via the play-offs. His first campaign in the professional game the year before saw him named in the Championship Team of the Year, something he also achieved last term as one of five accolades claimed in the EFL Awards including the Championship Player of the Year. He also won the European U19 Championships with England, and is capped up to under level.
The winter arrival of Mitrovic catapulted the Cottagers to promotion as he fired in 12 goals in 20 appearances on loan from Newcastle United. Here, he looks back at all things Fulham. The club was formed in as Fulham St. The original Cottage was built in , and it is rumoured that many famous people lodged there including Queen Victoria and Arthur Conan Doyle. The area was so overgrown that it took two years for it to be ready to play football on after the club had acquired it, with the first match taking place in Craven Cottage is one of the most iconic grounds in the country with its location next to a park and the Thames, and its unique pavilion The Cottage at the Putney End of the ground.
The red-brick Johnny Haynes Stand is a Grade II listed building, built in by famed stadium architect Archibald Leitch, who designed both the stand and the Cottage itself after London County Council had flagged serious safety concerns with the ground and had tried to get it closed down. Though Fulham have never won a major honour, they has been involved in two finals. Billy wears the number 79 shirt in reference to the founding of the club in and has been involved in a number of controversial incidents, including being sent off for break-dancing in the corner of the pitch after a match against Aston Villa had kicked off.
Most clubs have statues of former greats outside their ground, but in then-chairman Mohamed Al-Fayed took things to a whole new level when he unveiled one of his friend Michael Jackson outside Craven Cottage. It is now located in the National Football Museum in Manchester. Felix Magath lasted just seven months as manager in after failing to keep the Cottagers in the Premier League and leaving them bottom of the Championship. His tenure is mainly remembered for his recommendation to Brede Hangeland that he treated his injured thigh with a block of cheese soaked with alcohol, a story he claimed was distorted but was confirmed true by a number of players, including Hangeland himself.
He later returned to SE25 as player-manager in How did you initially come to be a Crystal Palace player back in the sixties? Arthur Rowe spotted me playing for a London grammar school against an FA youth XI made up of players from other London teams and he got in touch with my teacher, and from that conversation I ended up having a couple of games with the Palace reserve side aged Then when I joined full-time, I eventually took the opportunity with both hands, literally! Without a doubt that would be because of our coach, George Petchey.
He used to work me hard but the harder you worked at your game the more you learned and the better you would become. He made me a more confident player which led to me being more vocal behind the back four, and I always remember Thursday being called shooting practice day so it would become a session where I would put in a massive shift! What did you make of your teammates who you would win promotion with? I look at big John McCormick; really solid, worked hard and got on with the job but ready to put his hands up if mistakes were.
John Sewell was another solid defender and Mel Blyth was someone always ready to do the best job for the team. The more experienced ones were complimented by some of the younger lads getting their chance like Steve Kember and David Payne to name two, although it was a real team effort with everyone working hard for the same goal, which is why it was so special when we achieved promotion. A few words were said at half-time by the manager and coach and we went out, turned it around and won What do you think was the key factor in the surge towards promotion in the latter months?
There was some bad wintry weather which meant quite a lot of cancellations so we had some games in hand, and I remember at the beginning of the year George Petchey said that even though we had slipped down the table due to not playing, he still believed we could get promoted. The next week we won and from nowhere a run was underway, and of course the rest is history.
George was certainly confident in his words and I think the way he put the message across gave the boys great belief that to have games in hand may be to our advantage, and so it proved. How do you recall that season finale against Fulham nearly 50 years on? We went into that game on the back of a draw at Preston North End which as good as sealed our promotion, so some of the lads may have thought the job was done but we found ourselves down.
Palace made only one misjudgement. At half-time they were two up and had so dominated play that they assumed the rest was a formality. It was not. Leicester picked themselves up off the floor, pulled back a goal through May, one of their better players, and had Henderson got his aim right with only Burridge to beat instead of shooting wide, would quickly have drawn level. These were anxious moments for Palace, but Elwiss soon brought relief with an explosive goal from a hardly promising situation to restore the twogoal advantage.
The balance of power was at once restored, too. Leicester were given no peace, and in the first half hardly had a look at the Palace penalty area. Sansom has every chance of going on to wear the England shirt with equal distinction, but the whole Palace defence. How could it be a push? It was our own goalkeeper who was fouled. I am very upset about this.
It was a penalty for nothing and it meant we were down. What a good decision! Captain Cannon was the dominant figure in this display, left-back Sansom produced one of the fiercest shots of the game and from midfield Steve Kember did much to crush his former club. Cannon even had time to attack, and it was his run and shot which forced the corner from which he headed home past the at times elastic reach of Mark Wallington.
Most, not least Leicester, had expected a free-kick the other way. Les Burden was the referee with the bionic eyes — at least that was the sarcastic blast from Leicester chief Jock Wallace. All looked innocent as Swindlehurst challenged for a high ball near goal. But the sharp-eyed referee spotted a push by May. Sub: Smilie. Sub: Hughes. Meanwhile, junior Gareth Southgate signed his first professional contract while Alan Pardew and Dave Madden were transfer listed. With both Palace and Middlesbrough out of the FA Cup, the clubs decided to play their fourth round Simod Cup tie on the afternoon of Saturday 28th January; a decision vindicated by the 16, turnout at Ayresome.
Park where most of the action was contained in the final few minutes. Pardew opened the scoring early on with Boro equalising before half-time and that was how it remained until the 88th minute when the Teesside club took the lead, but further goals from Phil Barber and Wright took the Eagles into a semi-final at Nottingham Forest. February opened with a league visit to Ipswich Town where Wright netted twice in two minutes, one a penalty, midway through the first half and the victory took Palace back into the top six for the first time since October.
Hopkins just before the end for a second yellow card which turned out to be a case of mistaken identity and subsequently erased. Promotion-chasing Blackburn Rovers were the next visitors to Selhurst Park as Wright netted after less than two minutes and Bright equalised seconds from the end in the rather tetchy draw.
Without a league fixture the following weekend, the players went away for a short break in France returning to play a friendly at Southend United on the Friday evening where again the team left it late in another draw. Late goals were becoming commonplace and it was no different at Forest the following Tuesday evening as the hope of a cup final disappeared in the final few minutes.
Palace then faced Bradford City at Selhurst Park on Saturday 25th without the services of Wright and Hopkins who had accumulated enough disciplinary points for a two-match ban, but the team rallied with. Bright scoring both goals in the victory. However, despite the club challenging for the play-off places and scoring goals freely, attendances rarely topped the 10, mark. None of that could have been predicted as they strolled across the Selhurst pitch after signing their contracts in the summer of Noticeboard Please note that all views from external contributors in this programme are not necessarily those of Crystal Palace FC.
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The energy and enthusiasm shown mirrored our own, and we are all very excited about what can be achieved with the relationship going forward. Here, Andros Townsend gives us an insight into the most special jerseys in his collection. I look at big John McCormick; really solid, worked hard and got on with the job but ready to put his hands up if mistakes were. Wolves 6. I felt we played well and had some chances and scored, and then in the second half we tried to play a bit deeper, counter them and not take risks because they had a lot of pace in their backline.
At Palace for Life Foundation, we run the Team Mates programme in primary schools across south London, offering children a safe place to share their concerns and build up their self-confidence. One of those young people is Freddie, who was referred to Team Mates by his teacher because of his disruptive behaviour and angry outbursts. To help us reach even more young south Londoners like Freddie, please visit palaceforlife.
Congratulations to the group of 70 Palace and Fulham fans who today united to walk from Craven Cottage to Selhurst Park to raise awareness of mental health and male suicide. If you need help, or want to talk to someone, call CALM on or visit thecalmzone. Available Player Sponsorship Packages To sponsor your favourite player, please call or email liam. Here she discusses the move and her excitement at reconnecting with some familiar faces. January Team supported as a youngster? Arsenal First footballing idol?
David Attenborough; what a legend! Hopes for the season: To get fit and get into the team. Palace was exactly the kind of club I wanted to be a part of. Before I signed, Dean Davenport outlined his vision and focusses going forward, and I realised it was something I wanted to be involved with. I can bring plenty of experience to this team. I started as a teenager at a Leyton Orient community project and got picked up from that and then went to Arsenal where I managed to break into the first-team.
I left Watford and joined Spurs part way through the season only not to play. While I play in defence, I like joining in with any attacks and try to put deliveries in.
But at the minute, I have to improve my general fitness to get back into football at this level. Other than that, the other girls, the staff and the coaches have been really lovely. I want to repay them by working hard, improving where I need to and get into the team for regular fixtures.
Doncaster Rovers v Palace Palace v Manchester United The Hornets could have found themselves in front after just two minutes when both Gerard Deulofeu and Roberto Pereyra hit the post, but after James Tomkins saw a header tipped over by Ben Foster on 35 minutes, the resulting corner resulted in a melee and the ball eventually struck Craig Cathcart before finding the net. With the game on a knife-edge Wilfried Zaha saw a one-on-one chance go begging before Luka Milivojevic.
Roy Hodgson saw his team take a shock lead into half-time thanks to Andros Townsend sweeping home a Wilfried Zaha centre after a fine counter-attack on 34 minutes, but within 60 seconds of the restart Mohamed Salah equalised after a shot ballooned into his path and the Reds soon received more good fortune when Roberto Firmino saw another deflected effort beat Julian Speroni.
However the Eagles fought back and James Tomkins equalised with a header from a Luka Milivojevic corner, but 15 minutes from time an error from Speroni allowed Salah to poke home his second before James Milner was redcarded for a second foul in quick succession on Zaha.
But despite the disadvantage, three minutes into stoppage-time Sadio Mane wrapped up the win by scoring his customary strike against Palace, and despite Max Meyer grabbing his first goal for the club a couple of minutes later, Liverpool escaped with all the points. With the game on a knife-edge, the hosts could have added to their lead but Jamie Mascoll headed a Dijksteel cross. Visit www. No player has made more successful tackles 86 in the Premier League this season than Aaron Wan-Bissaka. Crystal Palace v Fulham We have launched our involvement with the club with a 48 sheet brand campaign throughout West London.
The campaign which focuses on the experience and daily rituals of a matchday at Fulham, rather than the game itself, highlight three iconic images that will be familiar to all Fulham fans. The club have some very special nuances and details that are specific to it and we wanted to raise awareness of those and the Fulham brand itself across a wider audience. Imagery for the campaign came from Fulham season ticket holder Jon Hall and Heavenly used shots that he had already taken rather than commissioning new ones.
We see them as the antidote to the modern game and to the faceless corporates that currently run many of their competitors. As a consequence we feel that there are many similarities between the Club and Heavenly and as a London agency are thrilled to be working with a club that has such history and tradition.