The NBC network’s Men In Blazers team have already ingratiated themselves to Crystal Palace fans everywhere, thanks to an extensive interview with Steve Parish and the filming of a documentary chronicling the club’s progress since 2010, and now, the show’s host Roger Bennett has conducted a fantastic interview with Eagles boss Alan Pardew.
This interview with Alan Pardew acts as a perfect insight into the mind of Palace’s current boss, challenging him to explore the potential success the team may enjoy under his guidance in years to come. He’s a truly ambitious man; just listening to him here will instill a sense of excitement over what we can achieve with him in charge.
Speaking about Super Al’s roots within the game before going on to discuss the sea change he’s overseen in the team’s fortunes since arriving in the Selhurst Park dugout at the start of 2015, it’s plain to see that the US host has a huge level of admiration for Pardew, encouraging him to explore the feasibility of pushing the perennial under-achievers on to the next level, as they look to establish themselves as a regular fixture in the Premier League’s top half.
Whilst Alan has never been one to underplay his own successes within the game, his comments here are extremely pragmatic, working as the perfect antidote to Bennett’s almost childlike enthusiasm for both the game and the role which Palace have played in the Premier League’s dramatic story-line over the last year or so.
With Josh Harris and David Blitzer seemingly on the verge of plunging millions into the football club, there has been a direct and concerted effort from the people behind the scenes to boost our profile across the pond, an exercise which has seen an explosion of interest in the fanatical nature of our fan base throughout the US market.
Content such as this is always welcome, particularly when it’s conducted in such a conversational and relaxed manner. Lasting just over 25 minutes, it will act as a perfectly sized chunk of Palace based content for you to digest during your Friday lunch break.