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Crystal Palace: Flying High

Started on 9 June 2013 by Nick
Latest Reply on 29 July 2013 by Inquisition
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11 yearsEdited

Ian Holloway is sacked by Crystal Palace

Sky can confirm that Crystal Palace manager Ian Hollway has been sacked. Recent reports had surfaced stating that Holloway and the Crystal Palace owners hadn't been seeing eye to eye. It was thought, however, that promotion to the Barclays Premier League would help mend the relationship between the parties involved.

An inside source, who wishes to remain anonymous stated: "Ian Holloway and the owners haven't been getting along - there's been a lot of unrest within the boardroom, especially over financial backing."

The Sun recently reported that Ian Holloway would also have a £40m war chest at his disposal if Palace were to get promoted to the Premier League. However, the Crystal Palace boardroom seemed to have backtracked on their promise, which has reportedly left Holloway fuming. It's also believed that they were unable to decide on whom the club should bring in, with Holloway wanting to bring back one of Crystal Palace's star men last season - Wilfried Zaha in on loan.

Ian Holloway took charge of Palace in Novemeber of 2012, surviving only 7 months. There is thought to be several managers on the wish list, including Harry Redknapp, whom has recently been relegated with QPR, as well Gus Poyet, Mark Hughes and Tony Pulis.


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Welcome and good luck.
Great start Nick, good luck for this :)
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Redknapp favourite to take over from Holloway

After just 3 days of Ian Holloway being sacked, the Crystal Palace hierarchy have already drawn up a list of potential succesors they would like to see take control of the Eagles. Earlier reports indicated that both Redknapp and Hughes were favourite to take over from Holloway. However, recent event's have seen Hughes drop out from the race after signing a contract with Stoke City.

Redknapp is currently favourite to take the job after QPR were subsequently relegated from the Barclays Premier League at the end of the 2012/2013 campaign. Furthermore, The Daily Mail has reported that Redknapp could yet walk away from QPR if he's not given the sufficient monetary funds to help invest in the squad. Harry has already seen one of his top targets - Wayne Bridge - decline a role at QPR, instead opting to move to other Premier League relegated candidates Reading.
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Very nice layout to your update
Your graphics are amazing. Wish mine were that good :P Good luck!
Fantastic graphics, excellent start. Keep it up Nick!
Thirded, I love the graphics, I am envious of them! Can't wait to see what happens!
Nice layout. Knew one of these stories was coming! Good Luck mate
Great start Nick :D Who will the manager be?
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11 yearsEdited

You're Hired!

After weeks of speculation, Crystal palace have confirmed that former Brighton & Hove Albion manager Gus Poyet will take the reigns at Palace for the forthcoming season. It was widely reported that Harry Redknapp was favourite for the job, after a QPR insider leaked information that he had already signed a contract and was just waiting on smaller details before announcing his leave at QPR. Redknapp later denied these claims.

Gus Poyet, who previously managed Brighton & Hove Albion between the years of 2009 and 2012 stated on the club website that he delighted to manage at such an amazing club. He told the Crystal Palace website that he was ready to face a new challenge as he felt that he had done all that he could with Brighton. Gus also went on to say how much of an honour it is being able to manage in the Barclays Premier League.

Gus also stated that he was looking forward to bringing in some new names into the club, however he would not reveal who. It's reported that Gus will have around £8.5m to spend in the transfer market for the forthcoming season.

It is believed that Poyet has currently signed a one year contract that will see him earn £1.5m per annum.
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Will be interesting to see Poyet in charge of my club ;) especially after managing those scum down in Brighton
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Well after the play offs, that's one heck of an appointment. I bet Brighton fans aren't very happy
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Two New Signings

Crystal Palace have announced the signings of both Matthues Oliveira and Jordi Gomez. Both Jordi Gomez and Matthues Oliveira have put pen to paper on a 4 year contract that will see them remain at the club until 2016.

Matthues has joined Crystal Palace from Brazilian side Flamengo for £925k. He stated on the Crystal Palace website: "As a young boy I have always admired the Premier League and I have always dreamt about being able to play in the best league in the world"

"It's a bit of a shock as I didn't expect to move at such an early age. I had heard that they [Crystal Palace] were interested in me, but I did not believe it - I thought that it was just newspaper talk. When my agent confirmed that they had made an offer and met my release clause, I was delighted. When discussing the contract, he [Gus Poyet] told me of what he had planned for Crystal Palace and I knew then that this club was for me, and that the club can achieve great things."

It was also confirmed that Jordi Gomez has switched Wigan for London, for a record transfer fee of £3million. Jordi Gomez has joined from Wigan Athletic, where he spent four years and playing 94 games. He has signed a four year contract of an estimated wage of around £16,000. Jordi Gomez spoke of his delight of being able to play in the Premier League again with a team that shares his ambitions.

Gus Poyet has also stated that he pushed for several other key players,including one of Crystal Palace's star men last season - Wilfried Zaha - to come on loan to the club. The deal, however did not materialize, and he has instead opted to move on a season long loan to Tottenham Hotspur. Striker Anselmo Ramon from Cruzeiro was another player on Poyet's radar, but his potential move was turned down due to problems with his work permit.

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