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Crystal Palace News

It is fair to say Roy Hodgson’s established outfit have been quietly going about their business in recent years, climbing up the table, yet Crystal Palace FC still don’t get the recognition they deserve. Therefore, the Transfer Tavern has created an online pitstop for fans to catch up on the breaking Crystal Palace news, including all of the latest gossip, analysis, features, and so much more.

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Crystal Palace history

The newly-formed club sent an application to the Football League in 1905 but this was rejected. Crystal Palace were also turned down by the Southern League First Division and had to kick off in the Second Division instead. Not to be dissuaded, they were champions in their very first season.

Following the 1920 reshuffle of the competition, the South London club worked their way up to the Football League second tier, and were relegated four years later. Chairman Arthur Wait steered the side up to the top flight. After a period of success, Palace suffered the ignominy of back-to-back relegations all the way down to the Third Division.

Later, Steve Coppell took the reins, guiding his team to the 1990 FA Cup final, and a third place finish in the league.

Having bounced between divisions for so long, Steve Parish saved the Red and Blues from administration, and subsequently, Palace have maintained a place in the Premier League since 2013.

How many trophies have Crystal Palace won?

The Eagles have notably won the English second tier twice, and the third and fourth tiers once. They first lifted the Second Division trophy at the end of the 1978-1979 season and reclaimed the title fifteen years later.

Coppell also picked up the 1991 Full Members’ Cup, as a result of a 4-1 win over Everton, where Ian Wright scored a brace in extra time.

Crystal Palace facts

After the Great Exhibition finished, the Crystal Palace building was rebuilt next to Sydenham Hill, and the area became known as Crystal Palace Park. The Football Association moved the FA Cup final to the ground in 1895, which obviously proved very popular, as a club was established soon after.

Interestingly, Palace was originally given the nickname of the Glaziers, in recognition of the tradesmen who fitted glass into windows and doors. Sadly the ground was requisitioned by the British army at the start of the First World War, and the team hopped from venue to venue in the interim, before buying and building Selhurst Park.

Who are Crystal Palace’s rivals?

Palace are part of a heated M23 derby with Brighton & Hove Albion. They also engage in rivalries with local neighbours Millwall and Charlton Athletic.

Famous Crystal Palace players

Premier League legend Ian Wright, Clinton Morrison, Dougie Freedman, and Andrew Johnson are just a few of the famous names to have worn the Red and Blue jersey over the years.

Former manager Alan Pardew was given the necessary funds to rehire Wilfried Zaha back in 2015.

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