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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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@Kane: Thank you! I hope Zaha breaks his legs, choosing Tottenham over CP, hmph :P

@CodeBreaker: Cheers :D.
2013-06-12 14:25#111618 Okikos : Steven Downing? Must be Stewart's amazing twin :P

Woops! Should probably re-read it before I post it ;). Done that several times now LOL
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Maestro Mourinho at it again

José Mourinho has landed himself in bother again due to comments made about the officials in a post match interview against Crystal Palace. Mourinho is said to livid with the way that the officials handled the match, stating in his interview "They were against us. No matter how well you do, you will always struggle when the referee is bias against your team. The decision was ridiculous. It never was a penalty. He [Glenn Murray] is a big boy, he went over far too easily. I'm sorry but i'm pretty sure my grandma wouldn't go down like that. He was looking to con the referee and he did. The referee fell for it. They knew it was going to be tough, we are the better team, so they would look for decisions to fool the ref, it's the only way they can win."

Mourinho is no stranger to controversial behaviour. In 2005, Mourinho was fined £200,000 for his part in the meeting with then Arsenal full-back Ashley Cole in January 2005 in breach of the Premier League rules.

Mourinho also found himself in bother during a Champions League match at Ajax in November 2010. It is allegged that Mourinho delliberately asked two Real Madrid players received late second yellow cards. This then meant that they were suspended for the final group match even though Madrid would come first in the group, but would benefit by entering the round of 16 without any accumulated yellow cards. As a result, UEFA charged Mourinho along with the four related players with improper conduct.

One of the biggest talking points of Mourinho's rein of terror was during the final of the 2011 Supercopa de España. Mourinho was seen gouging the eye of Barcelona's assistant coach Tito Vilanova during a brawl at the end of the game. After the game Mourinho did not comment on the incident except to claim that he did not know who "Pito" Vilanova was, with Pito being Spanish slang for penis.

To be honest, he kind of deserved it :P. Nice story mate, this looks amazing and to be honest, a story that has totally made me read it twice already in the same day. Sometime, you will teach me how to do the picture thingy, it leaves me drooling every time I see it! You get your second thank you from me :P! SoTM contender for sure!
I can't agree more with all the people saying this should be nominated for SotM. Quality story :)
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50th reply too :P
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This is visually amazing :)
Thank you, everyone, :D. Just glad that people are enjoying it! :)
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10 yearsEdited

Paddy McCarthy suffers setback

Crystal Palace Captain and defender Paddy McCarthy has suffered a second successive injury in the space of a few weeks. McCarthy was ruled out earlier in the season due to a pulled hamstring, which has seen him miss 4 games so far this season.

Palace fans had hoped that he had put his injuries behind him, especially after being one of their better players during pre-season. Sadly, it has been announced today that McCarthy is set for another long spell out on the side-lines after suffering an injury during training.

It is believed that Paddy McCarthy has sustained back strain during a weight lifting session. Talking to physiotherapists, it is believed that he will miss four to six weeks. Manager Poyet was also asked if he would consider McCarthy to take a set of injections, known as 'blood spinning', however it is believed that he would prefer it if McCarthy could heal naturally.

Blood spinning is where a small sample of the athlete's blood is spun in a centrifuge, allowing platelets and blood plasma to be isolated from other blood components. The platelets and plasma are then combined forming platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which has high concentrations of natural growth factors. The PRP sample may then be injected into the athlete's injury, which can heal as much as five times faster. The procedure is carried out in most athletic sports, but has also been used in football, too. Football stars Gareth Bale and Jermaine Defoe have also turned to blood spinning in the past.
Unlucky injury, especially at this time. Good luck Nick!
Tell me about it, it's annoying! I've only got four decent defenders, (3 now) and they've all got pretty poor natural fitness and stamina so they keep getting tired. It also doesn't help that i don't like playing anyone that's got less that 95 - 92% fitness :@
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September Results

Manchester City v Crystal Palace | Attendance: 45,928 | Referee: Moss, J

Starting XI:

Manchester City: Aguero (p)(54)
Crystal Palace: Gabbidon(13)

FT: 1:1
MOTM: Marek Hamsik - 8.4

Crystal Palace vs Chelsea | Attendance: 25,772| Referee: Swarbrick, N

Starting XI:

Crystal Palace: Glenn Murray (37) (74) (88)

Chelsea: Oscar (61)
Romelu Lukaku(85)

FT: 3:2
MOTM: Glenn Murray - 9.5

Crystal Palace vs Cardiff | Attendance: 19,439 | Referee: Atkinson, M

Starting XI:

Crystal Palace: Murray(20)

Cardiff City Ben Turner(65)

FT: 1:1
MOTM: Kilgallon - 7.9

Norwich vs Crystal Palace | Attendance: 26,717 | Referee: Dowd, P

Starting XI:

Norwich City: Grant Holt(18)
Elliot Bennett(49)

Crystal Palace Mattheus(77)

FT: 2:1
MOTM: Grant Holt - 8.0

Crystal Palace vs Watford (COC) | Attendance: 9,310| Referee: Taylor, A

Starting XI:

Crystal Palace: Dobbie(59) (104) (111)
David Bentley (100)

Watford Forestieri(34)

FT: 3:1
MOTM: Dobbie - 9.6

Premier League Table and September awards
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Some fantastic results. Well done
2013-06-13 18:25#112052 KingPadster : Some fantastic results. Well done

Cheers! I was so happy when I beat Chelsea, especially when they bought it back to 2-2 with just 5 minutes remaining. I'm quite disappointed with the Cardiff result, though, should have won w/ 10 men!

Bale to United?

Recent reports have surfaced claiming that Gareth Bale is on Moyes radar... Again! The Welsh Wizard, who secured PFA Young Player of the Year, the PFA Players' Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year awards was linked heavily to some of Europes biggest clubs, including both Real Madrid and Manchester United throughout the summer, with Tottenham earlier turning down a bid in the region of £65m from Real Madrid.

It is believed that Moyes is very confident of getting his man, despite Bale signing a new contract which sees him earn around of £130,000 a week plus bonus fees. Bale stated that the main reason to him signing the new deal was because Tottenham shared his ambitions, and that both the manager and squad were good enough to challenge for the title - Spurs currently find themselves in in 8th place. It is believed that Tottenham would consider cashing in on the winger if they fail to reach their objective of Champions League, and Bale is said he is ready to hand in a transfer request in order to move to a new club and has kept his options open.

Manchester United believe they can get their man for a region of £35m and Wilfried Zaha, however Zaha is said to have ruled out a move to Tottenham, claiming that if he were to move, it would either be to Tottenhams rivals, Arsenal, or back to Crystal Palace.

If United were to sign Bale, then it would most likely see Zaha leave the club, who has not made the greatest impact thus far into the new season. Crystal Palace are believed to be front runners for Zaha, and would make a club record offer of £10m to do so.

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