Friday morning Nuggets Matchweek 20

Liverpool had been on a run of 21 consecutive successful penalty conversions (Mo Salah scoring 15 of those) before Kasper Schmeichel saved his spot kick on Tuesday. His previous miss was over four years ago against Huddersfield on 28 October 2017. Mark Noble did not miss from the spot against Watford and his 27th successfulContinue reading “Friday morning Nuggets Matchweek 20”

Friday Morning Nuggets – 17/12/21

A gentle reminder that you can still grab the brand spanking new, fully revised edition of Premier League Nuggets in time for Christmas either in shops or online so hurry while stocks last. Norwich have scored only eight goals in seventeen matches so far this season, adding in the two goals they scored in theirContinue reading “Friday Morning Nuggets – 17/12/21”

Friday Morning Nuggets – Matchweek 14

In a break with tradition, today’s blog post is a selection of the seven tastiest Nuggets from MW14 as there was a full round of midweek action to delve into. Plus a gentle reminder that you still have time to buy this year’s ‘must have’ Christmas gift for all football fans: the revised edition ofContinue reading “Friday Morning Nuggets – Matchweek 14”

Team of the Eighties-Part Two

Part Two of an exclusive interview with Al Ryan, writer and director, providing an insight  into the production of “Team of the Eighties” documentary [Part One https://bit.ly/3k9lV7Q%5D At the time Ryan pitched the concept he was working at the club developing Palace TV. “Steve Parish phoned me up one morning asking if we had someContinue reading “Team of the Eighties-Part Two”

The Stat Pack – the commentator’s bible.

You do not know his face nor his name but you will have experienced his work many, many times while watching televised football. As a freelance broadcast journalist and assistant producer Dave works for, amongst others, BT Sport and Premier League Productions – the company responsible for broadcasting the Premier League around the world. HeContinue reading “The Stat Pack – the commentator’s bible.”

Sportswashing doesn’t wash with Geordies

A few years ago Palace were playing Newcastle at Selhurst and there was the customary sizeable following from the North east. The game itself, a pedestrian goalless draw, did not live long in the memory, but one particular aspect that occurred off the field did. At one stage Mike Ashley was spotted in the standsContinue reading “Sportswashing doesn’t wash with Geordies”

 The Premier League abroad – A step too far? 

Photo by Greg Rosenke on Unsplash When John Buchan wrote his most famous book in 1915, he probably did not envisage that his indomitable hero Richard Hannay might be a precedent for the machinations of English top-flight football a century on. In “The Thirty-Nine Steps” Hannay’s enduring ability to avoid the tightest of scrapes with the forces ofContinue reading ” The Premier League abroad – A step too far? “

Arsène Wenger and the Biennial World Cup

Photo courtesy of Nelson Ndongala (@whodunelson) at Unsplash.com Arsène Wenger and Mae West may not appear to be natural allies at first glance. The 71-year-old may be blissfully unaware of West’s collection of pithy sayings but in light of his endorsement of Fifa’s plan to host the World Cup every two years it appears thatContinue reading “Arsène Wenger and the Biennial World Cup”

Crystal Palace 2 Man City 136

When Michael Olise’s perfectly struck shot cannoned off the far post into Millwall’s net in 46th minute it not only sparked Palace’s recovery from a goal down but also it broke the Eagles’ Cup drought, which stretched back to March 2019. And so this painful count of City goals that they have racked up inContinue reading “Crystal Palace 2 Man City 136”

The 300 Club – current players who have made 300 appearances for one club Part One

Nearly all the attention was focused on a player who was not going to play. Even the BBC got wrapped up in the “Will he? Won’t he?” saga, with 5 Live’s football correspondent John Murray commentating on which Tottenham players he could spot as they trooped off the team bus and made their way aroundContinue reading “The 300 Club – current players who have made 300 appearances for one club Part One”