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Palace after Pulis

Started on 18 January 2015 by FMJynx / First Post
Latest Reply on 19 January 2015 by Glenn T / Last Post
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Palace announce swift arrival following Pulis departure




Following the shock departure of Tony Pulis, Crystal Palace announced the arrival of ex-player Joe McHale.

Joe McHale, an ex-Palace midfielder took to the press today to answer questions from the London Gazette; McHale made only 47 appearances for palace between 1999 and 2001 and was touted as a future England captain before his career hit a rapid downward spiral and was seen by the media as another hopeful who felt the pressure of the glory-hungry nation.

Press: You sit here today with no major managerial experience and only a few clubs on your resume as a coach, What makes you think you are the right man to coach this club?.

McHale: I am hungry to succeed. I know what a want to do and I know how to get there, I can make Palace a success and know that I have great faith in the ideas that both myself and Steve Parish share.

Press: Even so, many fans aren't too pleased with your arrival, what do you have to say to them?.


McHale: I am not going to say anything, just ask them to believe in what we are trying to achieve, and to watch as I take this club up to new heights. If that's all i'm off to meet the lads and begin our preparations for the new season.

McHale clearly determined to be a success, If that will happen is yet to be seen. All we do know however is McHale was a fan favourite during his short playing time for the club and it's clear he loves the club and it's fans.
Good luck! :)
Good luck:) Will be following

Palace set tone for busy transfer window


The transfer window has only been open a week but Crystal Palace already have announced 3 departures and one new arrival.

In the opening week of the Summer window, Palace manager Joe McHale had made it clear to striker Marouane Chamakh that he was deemed surplus to requirements at the club, Alarm bells began to ring at clubs such as Q.P.R, Burnley and Russian side Spartak Moscow, however It was Southampton who were to come out on top in the chase for the Moroccan hitman. In a deal believed to be worth around 4 million pounds Chamakh has left the club immediately with stern words for Mchale, "You will regret making me go".

Crystal Palace also announced the departures of Adrian Mariappa on a season long loan and young full back Jerome-Binnon Williams also on loan.

There was however a shock arrival at the club as New Zealand international Winston Reid joined the club having previously declared he was looking to extend his contract with the Hammers. In a 3.5 million deal which is expected to rise to 6 million, Palace have signed a very much sought after man as United, Arsenal and Southampton were all looking for this player to bolster their defense.


Speaking to MirrorFootball, McHale declared his delight with his new signing

Interesting so far, pretty awesome signing. I don't think you'll regret letting go of Chamakh at all though :P

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