Following the news that Darren Ambrose’s stunning strike against Manchester United was voted Goal of the Decade by Palace fans, Chris Grierson has been to interview the fan-favourite at Colchester.
Discussing the sense of togetherness that ran through the squad in the administration threatened season of 2009/10, Darren admits that his time at Palace was the best of his career by some distance. Referencing our final day survival against Sheffield Wednesday as a particular high point, Ambrose rightly describes every one of his teammates at that time as a hero, having ensured the long-term safety of the club against all odds.
Championing Neil Warnock for the faith he showed in him when his move from Charlton was first made official, Darren believes that confidence was the single biggest reason for his unparalleled success in SE25. Scoring 20 goals in the season which saw us retain our Championship status by the tiniest of margins, he will rightly go down as a club legend forever more.
The interview attached above really does make for fantastic viewing, perfectly capturing the sense of cohesion and loyalty that existed within the club at that time. In a little over eight minutes, Ambrose reminds us all of the monumental impact he and the squad of 2010 had on the future of Crystal Palace FC.