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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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Unlucky defeats but you were against some top sides so I have no doubts you can turn it around! :)
oh dear, that wasn't a very good month. I'm sure you'll turn it around.

Ballon D'or shortlist announced

The thirty-five man shortlist for the Ballon D'or award has been announced by FIFA. The FIFA Ballon d'Or is an association football award given annually to the player who is considered to have performed the best in the previous season. It is awarded based on votes by coaches and captains of international teams, as well as journalists from around the world.

The current holder for the most Ballon D'or awards won is currently held by Argentinian Lionel Messi, who has won the award for three consective years between 2010 and 2012.

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Lionel Messi (F.C Barcelona), Xavi (F.C Barcelona), Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich), Gonzalo Higuain (Real Madrid) and Zlatan Ibrahimovich (Paris Saint Germain) are thought to be the front runners for the award.

Awesome update there mate good effort in putting it together
@Louis - I hope so, getting very frustrating! :P

@TSO - Nope :(. The next run of games are particularly easier than that of last month, so hopefully i'll get more points on the board and climb up the table!

@Krups - Thank you :D

FA Cup Third Round Draw

The FA Cup third round draw has been completed and will see a host of teams throughout all tiers of English football battle each other for the prestigious cup. The Football Association Challenge Cup, commonly known as the FA Cup, is a knockout cup competition in English football and is the oldest association football competition in the world.

The current holders of the FA Cup are Wigan Athetlic, after they beat Manchester City 1-0 to win the cup for the first time.

The draw sees some intresting teams pitched up against one another, including Newcastle v West Brom, Arsenal and Stoke, Middlesborough vs Leeds, Burton Albion vs AFC Wimbledone and Chelsea vs Swansea.

The draw has been reasonably favourable for you, a home fixture versus Brackley would be nice :) Good Luck
Nice draw i have liked this story since the off. Brackley could well beat Walsall they are very good for there level

Palace looking at Bernard

Crystal Palace are hoping to add another young Brazilian to their squad after tracking the talented attacking midfielder Bernard from Atlético Mineiro.

Poyet has not kept it a secret of his intrest, talking the player up in several interviews. In one interview with the BBC, Poyet stated "He's a quality player, and he would help bring Crystal Palace to the next level. We're really interested in bringing him to Selhurst, and I believe that he would be eager to join us. He's very talented, he could really be a superstar when he's older, but in order to accomplish this, he must look for a move away. While I respect Atlético, they are not the best of teams and it would really be in Bernard benefit to seek a move away. A club such as Palace's would be a good move for him."

So who is he? Bernard, full name Bernard Anício Caldeira Duarte, is an attacking midfielder that plays for Atlético Mineiro in the Brazillian league. So far, he has made 27 appearances, scoring 7 and assisting 6. He is currently has 4 years left on his contract, which sees him earn around £7.75k a week. It is believed that Bernard would be very intrested in a move to Selhurst, but whether he is willing to take such a step at such a young age remains to be seen.

In other news, Victor Wanyama has agreed to move to Everton FC for a fee of £5m. The defensive midfielder is believed to have signed a contract for around £25,000 a week, £5000 more than he would have recieved at Selhurst. Several suitors were interested in purchasing Victor, with only Everton and Crystal Palace making a suitable offer. In the end, Wanyama decided to choose Goodison over Selhurst, stating that while he would love to sign for Palace and that the club have great ambitions for the future, Everton are able to give him what he needs now.
Bernard is awesome btw. He has 4.5 rating from my best scout and he would defo do some good to the team.
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Unlucky to lose out on Wanyama but I hope you can get this Bernard bloke :P

EDIT: 100th reply, well done NlCK!
Everybody loves a new Brazilian in their squad. This guy is good as well, so that's a bonus

December Results: Part 1

Hull City v Crystal Palace | Attendance: 18,065 | Referee: Taylor, A

Starting XI:

Hull City: Matt Fryatt (76)
Stephen Quinn (76)

Crystal Palace: Bentley (p) (15)

FT: 0:1
MOTM: Peter Ramage - 8.1

Crystal Palace vs Swansea | Attendance: 18,075 | Referee: Friend, K

Starting XI:

Crystal Palace: Bolasie (55)

Swansea City:

FT: 1:0
MOTM: Glenn Murray - 8.6

Crystal Palace vs Southampton| Attendance: 19,404 | Referee: Foy, C

Starting XI:

Crystal Palace: Glenn Murray (62)

Southampton Ricky Lambert (23)
Weiss (61)
Jack Cork (90)

FT: 1:1
MOTM: Dean Moxey - 8.4
Not a bad month! Keep it up mate. Love your banner by the way :P
Bernard is awesome but will take a lot of money to get him to move! Much better month there as well mate how is the league table looking?

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