2015 has been a fantastic year for everyone associated with Crystal Palace, seeing Alan Pardew and his players climb away from the threat of relegation and establish themselves as a regular fixture in the top half of the Premier League; so we can think of few better ways to toast the arrival of the New Year, than with a video showing every Palace goal from the 2015/16 season to date.
Sitting in sixth place for Christmas, Pardew and co. have gained a stunning total of 29 points from just 17 games, including away wins over Chelsea and Liverpool along the way. Whilst much of the discussion surrounding the club in recent days has revolved heavily around the arrival of Josh Harris and David Blitzer to the board of directors, it’s always good to remind yourself of the reason why we’re all here in the first place; the game itself.
Victories over Norwich, Aston Villa, Watford, West Brom, Newcastle, Southampton and Stoke and the draw away to Everton are all shown, alongside the aforementioned pair of wins, in just under five minutes of footage that are sure to have you grinning from ear to ear throughout. As we all know, the Premier League often take a dim view of videos such as this, so we can’t be sure how much longer it will be available to watch, but for now, take advantage of their slackness and enjoy it.
Hopefully we’ll see an updated version of the montage following back to back wins over Bournemouth and Swansea before the year is out, but for now, we can all bask in the glow of a wonderful 12 months for the football club, ending with the glorious late winner against Stoke from the right boot of Lee Chung-Yong.
Drink it in everyone; 2015 has been the year when we’ve finally managed to shake off the tag of “underdogs”.