Palace fanatic Glen Dooley’s team beat my team Chelsea – or rather we beat ourselves – by a John Terry own goal a few weeks back. Glen hasn’t stopped giving me hell since.
Crystal Palace is a classic underdog team.
A south London football team that normally toils away in the second or third tiers of the English leagues, Palace are famed for erratic results and the odd inspirational Cup run.
Their effort in the mid-70’s to reach the FA Cup semi-finals when a third division team hooked me as a life-long fan. In 1990 they played Manchester United in the FA Cup final. Palce held United to a 3-3 draw but lost 1-0 in the replay.
At the moment Palace are in Premier League.