With Crystal Palace FC seemingly on the verge of confirming a major investment from US billionaires Josh Harris and David Blitzer, The Telegraph’s Jason Burt has written a wonderful piece trumpeting our success in recent years.
This article from The Telegraph’s Jason Burt is one of the most enjoyable Palace-themed pieces I’ve read in a long time. We’re on the verge of something very special and he has captured it beautifully.
Championing both the unique identity and style we have now become known for, Burt describes the modern Palace side as an archetypal “British success story”, referencing the ethos that runs from the top of the organisation all the way down to the grass roots in SE25 as a bastion of hope for our direct competitors.
We are a club that are almost unrecognisable from the one neutrals would have encountered just three years ago; a point that Burt himself is quick to highlight, before showering those at the top of the club with praise for the manner in which they have transformed our fortunes without the use of a gigantic transfer kitty.
As the current consortium prepare to sell a chunk of their collective stake to two new investors, Burt looks at the plans for Crystal Palace’s future, including some details of the stadium expansion which has been drawn up by Steve Parish and co.
Whilst it’s inevitably an extremely exciting time for everyone across South East London, the piece in question refuses to indulge in lazy comparisons with some of the capital’s other mega-rich outfits, managing to perfectly capture the essence of what has made the recent resurgence of Crystal Palace FC so special.
Believe me, whilst other journalists may have been guilty of generalising our club’s ups and downs in recent years, this article from Jason Burt is perfectly crafted from start to finish. Take a few minutes to read it; you won’t be disappointed.