Five Year Plan’s Christmas podcast is out, including a fantastically detailed discussion with the club’s chairman Steve Parish regarding our US investment, the stadium, Alan Pardew and much more.
This interview with Steve Parish gives you more detail than ever before about the club’s new US investment and the plans for Selhurst Park in years to come. It really is essential listening for every Palace fan.
Having broadened Palace’s investment base hugely since he last spoke to the boys at Five Year Plan, Steve leaves no stone unturned in detailing the finer points of the deal; clarifying the position of Stephen Browett, Jeremy Hoskings and Martin Long, whilst also giving context to the role Harris and Blitzer will now play.
After emphasising the importance of Alan Pardew to the club’s continued success, Parish goes on to speak about the plans for the future, referencing the stadium’s renovation as a main subject, having always dreamed of building a platform upon which we can strive to reach our true potential, exploiting the true depth of our catchment area, to become one of London’s biggest clubs.
Having put the initial foundations in place during his first five years in charge, there is a palpable sense of excitement in Parish’s tone when the conversation moves towards the future of the football club, given the huge financial resources we can now call upon in the hope of making a significant and lasting improvement to our overall infrastructure.
With Christmas now just days away, the club can look back on 2015 as one of the best years in our entire history, both in terms of the football we’ve played and the progress we’ve made away from the pitch. If 2016 is anywhere near as good, we’ll be toasting our first ever European campaign in 12 months time, but for now, take a moment or two to take stock of how far we’ve come; it really is astounding.
We’re sure you’ll love every second of the above interview with Steve Parish; the sheer level of passion and drive he has for Crystal Palace FC is a source of immense comfort.