Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish has provided an update on the ongoing improvements at the academy, and many fans are buzzing following his comments.
Parish was providing a November update for all associated with the South London side. He said: “I don’t think there’ll be a better academy, facilities-wise, anywhere in the country.”
With the club recently being given the green light to upgrade their facilities, they will hopefully be able to bring more youth players into the senior side in the future, which would help save money, and attract more potential stars to the club, via Crystal Palace.
Therefore hearing the owner speak so highly of the progress is great news, and it’s understandable to see why many fans are excited. One supporter said: “Brilliant work by Palace.”
Palace do have a strong history when it comes to developing young players, with the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Moses and Nathaniel Clyne all previously coming through their academy.
Hopefully the building work can be completed soon and the club can start to develop the next batch of stars in world-class facilities.
Here is what Palace fans said following the comments:
"𝗜 𝗱𝗼𝗻'𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲'𝗹𝗹 𝗯𝗲 𝗮 𝗯𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗺𝘆, 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀-𝘄𝗶𝘀𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝘆𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗿𝘆."
— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) November 20, 2020
My chairman, My club! ❤️💙
— Allun Jones (@oneherbalist) November 20, 2020
— Aaron Levin (@RockStar_1971) November 20, 2020
Fantastic! Well done all at cpfc 👏
— Stuart (@ldnstu) November 20, 2020
Brilliant work by Palace, never forget my first ever live game on the terraces at Selhurst Park.
— mark herbert (@markher67473924) November 21, 2020
As someone that has worked at the club and lives on Copers Cope — this is really needed/welcomed and looking forward to seeing the finished Academy TG 👏 https://t.co/2KoM2sKyFB
— OC (@ollyclayts) November 20, 2020
You can already see the impact that the academy is having this upgraded academy is going to help us in the long term as well the short term with player retention and recruitment. I’m very excited for the future of this academy! https://t.co/8Edcv0LBY2
— Alex Westry (@alex_westry) November 20, 2020
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