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Ex-England boss Hodgson new Crystal Palace manager

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London (AFP) – Roy Hodgson has been appointed the new manager of Crystal Palace, the English Premier League club announced Tuesday.

The 70-year-old former England manager has replaced Frank de Boer after the Dutchman was sacked following just four league games in charge of the south London club.

Ex-England boss Hodgson new Crystal Palace manager

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London (AFP) – Roy Hodgson has been appointed the new manager of Crystal Palace, the English Premier League club announced Tuesday.

The 70-year-old former England manager has replaced Frank de Boer after the Dutchman was sacked following just four league games in charge of the south London club.

Five things we’ve learnt from Palace vs United

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Manchester United took a significant step towards clinching a spot in the top four as they returned from South London with a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace, following a late Marouane Fellaini winner.

United struggled for long parts of the game and failed to impose themselves, although they nicked a goal with less than 15 minutes to go to extend their gap on Liverpool to eight points.

United youngster is a wanted man

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Wilfried Zaha could make a surprise return to Crystal Palace this summer if, as expected, the South London will enquire about their former player once their manager, Tony Pulis, returns from Brazil where he's been on commentary duties for the World Cup.

United signed the 21-year-old for £15m in January 2013, beating Arsenal in the race to the player many considered one of English football's hottest property, before allowing Zaha to remain at Selhurst Park for the remainder of the season, one which ended with Palace promoted to the Premier League thanks also to his eight goals and 10 assists.

Man Utd’s Wilfried Zaha is bored in Manchester

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Wilfried Zaha has only been in Manchester for a few months but he's already bored. The former Crystal Palace youngster has left the bright lights of south London for the north-west. And he is struggling to find entertainment since his big move to Manchester United. He wrote on Twitter: "Rather bored.

Crystal Palace ahead of Fulham and Newcastle in battle for Aston Villa’s Darren Bent

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Premier League newcomers Crystal Palace are the new frontrunners in the race for Aston Villa striker Darren Bent. The England international was expected to join Newcastle, but that deal broke down after a meeting with Magpies director of football Joe Kinnear. Fulham then became the 29-year-old's most likely destination.

Reds target up for sale

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Liverpool target Wilfried Zaha could be available for transfer this summer after Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish admitted that every player has a price. Zaha has previously been a transfer target for the now-relegated Bolton Wanderers, who saw a bid of £7 million rejected in January.

"I guess for a club like Palace, everyone's got a price," Parish was quoted as saying by the BBC.

Hollywood to make movie about Barcelona

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Great news for fans of Green Street, Bend It Like Beckham and Soccer Dog: European Cup — the rich and illustrious canon of soccer in the cinema is set to be expanded with a Hollywood movie about FC Barcelona.

Paul Greengrass— the  Oscar-winning British director of United 93, The Bourne Ultimatum and Green Zone — is currently at the Cannes Film Festival looking for international backers for "an epic cinematic portait of FC Barcelona", which will focus primarily on the four years in which Pep Guardiola guided the Catalan giants to 13 trophies.

Should Crystal Palace cash their assets in the Summer?

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Earmarked by many as relegation candidates at the start of 2011-12, Crystal Palace can be proud of their efforts in advance of their final match at home to Cardiff City next week. At one point, a flirtation with the play-offs seemed possible, while a famous win at Old Trafford led to a League Cup semi-final appearance.

Eagles Chairman Eyes Reds Final

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Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish has admitted he would love to face Liverpool in the Carling Cup final should the Eagles overcome fellow Championship rivals Cardiff.
The South London outfit dumped a second-string Manchester United side out the competition on Wednesday night thanks to a dramatic 2-1 extra-time victory at Old Trafford.

Pre-QPR: A Crystal Palace Fan Perspective of Palace and QPR

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Our famous fans leave the opposition quaking at The Den

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On a recent trip to Australia I found myself trying to explain to a Liverpool-supporting, Icelandic traveller which football team I followed.

"You won't know them, they aren't a Premier League side," I said. It was a well-worn line I had become accustomed to using Down Under. "I support Millwall.

Can Dougie Freedman save the club he loves from relegation?

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"The most difficult challenge of my life". That was how Dougie Freedman described the task facing him after Crystal Palace's latest heavy away defeat at Swansea which kept his beloved Eagles deep in the relegation mire. The 36-year-old is a legend in these parts of South London but there is no denying the uphill battle ahead for the Scotsman in what is sure to be a challenging introduction into football management.

Arsenal

A Brief History of The North London Derby: Arsenal and Tottenham

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Today the North London Derby between Arsenal FC and Tottenham Hotspur is known as one of the biggest rivalries in European Football.Emirates Stadium and White Hart Lane, the homes of Arsenal and Tottenham, respectfully, are roughly a 4.5 mile drive apart (seen below). However, this was not always the case.

Arsenal vs Tottenham: A Yank investigates the North London Derby

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I am in north London talking about Gareth Bale's penis. It's huge, according to the three Tottenham Hotspur supporters seated across from me. We are in a vintage clothing shop recording a football podcast, even though I'm woefully under-qualified to talk football. I appreciate the game but I'm American: tactics are lost on me.

The 100 Most Controversial Football Club Owners Of All-Time: 98. Henry Norris (Arsenal)

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The formative years of professional football in England were a turbulent time, a period in which the rules both written and unwritten which underpin our notions of how a football club should be formed and what its reasonable constituency should be were effectively non-existent. Although football clubs in the Midlands and the North of the country tended to follow very similar lines in their formation, this was not the case in the capital city, London.

Spurs need Arsenal to be better

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THFC1882 welcomes another guest post by Anthony Lombardi, this one may have some foaming at the mouth:

WHY SPURS NEED ARSENAL TO BE BETTER

As Arsenal succumbed to a humiliating 4-0 Champions League thrashing by AC Milan at the San Siro, a rather surprising thought came to me:

Should we really be celebrating the demise of Arsenal Football Club?

A Luka Modric Deal

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Luka Modric is rumoured to have submitted a second written transfer request to Tottenham.
My feeling on the situation is that the player signed a contract for Tottenham and thus agreed to fulfull his end of that contract, which obliges him to play for Tottenham for the duration of that contract.

Let’s Start Our Own Brazil - AFR Podcast...

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Let's Start Our Own Brazil - AFR Podcast Ep13 iTunes / Soundcloud / RSS

Oli Sparrow (London), Eric Beard (Boston), and Ulysse Pasquier (Paris) bounced our knowledge off one another to discuss everything going on in world football.

Topics covered in this podcast include:

  • PSG and Malaga's new Qatari owners and how that will influence the transfer market.

June 20th Is A Massive Day For Arsenal

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As Arsenal supporters we have many great anniversaries to celebrate.

There was May 26th 1989 – Micky Thomas scoring in the closing seconds to clinch an improbable title away at Anfield. The sight of 40,000 thieving Scousers whining about being robbed was karma on a cosmic scale.

Or how about May 3rd, 1971, when a Ray Kennedy header made us champions of England – an achievement made all the sweeter by the location of our triumph: that's right, that large public convenience in N17.

Arsenal – The Times of our Lives?

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Written by Red Arse

Have you ever wished you could go back in time to see the Gunners of an earlier era?

Now for those scientifically inclined, I know it is not possible to go back in time, and we could have an interesting chat as to why that is, but let's just dream that it is possible for a moment!

Rambo vs Jacko

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Written by Gooner in Exile

Not an ex commando out for revenge going mano-a-mano with a chirpy painter and decorator from south London, nor is he taking on a resurrected white gloved moonwalker.

It is instead a reason to watch an International involving England for the first time in as long as I can remember.

Millwall

Spurs centre forward can’t stop scoring

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It's a headline that we'd all love to see at the moment but in this case it refers to Harry Kane who is currently on loan at Millwall. It might be a little exaggerated too but after a quiet start at the New Den, his goals have taken the south London side to mid table safety.
Harry has found the net 8 times in 24 games and has now reached that point in a loanee's life where he has to consider whether to return to his parent club or think about making his part time deal a permanent one.

Town's rollercoaster season takes another twist against Millwall

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How many emotions can one football team make you feel just three months into the season?

Elation: Check (Bristol Away)
Anger: Check (Peterborough Away)
Pride: Check (Coventry at Home)
Hope: Check (West Ham Away)
A little bit Lucky: Check (Portsmouth at Home)

Pure Frustration: Check (Millwall Away)


August's trip to Peterborough was devastating because it highlighted what a mess the side were in at the time.

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Snapshot: Charlton Athletic Celebrate Promotion Back To The Championship

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By Alan Duffy


Once a pretty decent Premier League outfit, Charlton Athletic have struggled in recent years, dropping all the way down to League One. However, with Addicks legend Chris Powell in charge, the south London side have blossomed in the third tier of English football this season and, courtesy of a 1-0 win away at Carlisle on Saturday, can now look forward to Championship football next season.

A London club in free-fall, trains without operators and the elusive 20th MLS team: It's the Hat Trick and Question of the Day!

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1 Hard Times on the Thames

Manchester United is a very good club. This season, they've tossed aside inferior opponents with a startling ease. Despite that, there's no reason Fulham should've lost to them 5-nil at home yesterday. The South London club looked completely unprepared to deal with the likes of Danny Welbeck, Nani and Wayne Rooney.

England

European Championship Stories: 1980 – The Decline & Fall Of English Football

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On the twelfth of June 1980, England played Belgium in the finals of the European Championships their first match in the finals of a major tournament for ten years. It turned out to be a match that acted as a barometer for the state of the game in England in several different respects, and none of them were particularly positive.

Millwall: The Lions hungry for slice of Premier League pie

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The three teams promoted from League One last season have taken the Championship by storm. Norwich City, Leeds United and Millwall all occupy positions in the top eight and, with five league games remaining, are in with a shout of back-to-back promotions.

My Visit to Chigwell, Essex

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Last week, our correspondent, who chooses to remain anonymous, visited Tottenham Hotspur's training ground based in Chigwell, Essex, to investigate...

It's a brisk Tuesday morning at the entrance to Chigwell. All is silent at eight-thirty, but by nine the black iron-clad gates that guard the place are awoken.

Newcastle United

Morning

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Saturday morning. South London is grey and gloomy.

It's always exciting to have a game after a bit of a break. Back into your regular seats to see the Whites playing against an intriguing looking Newcastle side.

In a way it's a shame that Tiote and Ba will be absent always nice to see the opposition's best players close up.

Notts County striker Lee Hughes arrested over sexual assault

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Notts County's Lee Hughes has been arrested on suspicion of a sexual assault. Hughes was arrested at a hotel in south London after police were called to an incident at 11pm on Saturday. A 35-year-old man, reportedly Hughes, was arrested at the hotel in Croydon and taken into custody. He was bailed until a date [.

Notts County striker Lee Hughes arrested over sexual assault

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Notts County's Lee Hughes has been arrested on suspicion of a sexual assault. Hughes was arrested at a hotel in south London after police were called to an incident at 11pm on Saturday. A 35-year-old man, reportedly Hughes, was arrested at the hotel in Croydon and taken into custody. He was bailed until a date [.

Wimbledon

Those We Have Lost: Wimbledon At Selhurst Park

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The next in our "Those We Have Lost" series is a little different to the rest. Wimbledon supporter Tom Lines missed the club's days at Plough Lane, but by the time that he was old enough he was venturing across south London to see his team play at Selhurst Park. If you would like to contribute to this series which will be collected together as a page on the site for posterity please drop us a line using the contact page in the links at the top.

The Monday Profile: Danny Kedwell

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AFC Wimbledon, the club whose establishment was regarded as "not in the wider interests of football" by the FA commission that approved Wimbledon FC's move away from South London, will be playing in the 72 next season. The blogosphere will explode with myriad AFC-themed pieces over the coming months and rightly so; as Dons supporters reminded us all upon the final whistle at Eastlands on

The Rest

"No one likes us, we shouldn't care"

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Definitely not the Home Depot CenterWhile The Reds are a far cry from the South London ruckus that is Millwall FC, you could forgive TFC supporters from mistaking BMO Field for The New Den today. Amidst the euphoric din from the triumphant but still bewildered Toronto fans, emerged a narrative from the rest of North America that was somewhat sobering - no one really cares about Toronto FC all that much.

Yaya Touré: Conned Out Of A Case Of Wine

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As 50 Cent once said, 'get rich or die trying'.

And 'get rich' is exactly what one man did after he posed as Yaya Touré's football agent.

Last November, an unidentified conman supposedly approached a fine wine shop in Luxembourg, France, on behalf of his Manchester City star client.

Hat Trick and Question of the Day: 7 Days Until Superdraft Edition

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Keep Clam...and beat a Top-4 London Rival

Hey, remember that time I was freaking out because I was positive that Fulham F.C. were in a tailspin and I said manager Martin Jol was on the verge on getting fired if they didn't do well in their upcoming matches?

It was only two weeks ago.

Crystal Palace FC Nike 2011/12 Away Kit / Jersey

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English Football League Championship side Crystal Palace Football Club have launched their Nike 2011/12 away kit. The new kit uses the now popular Nike Premium Brasil design made famous by the Brazil Nike World Cup 2010 home jersey. Its release follows that of the Eagles' 11/12 home kit was released in May.