Our presence in the first half of Sky Sports’ Super Sunday double-bill this afternoon means that there a number of insightful pieces relating to the club in the papers this morning, with the below article featured in The Independent proving to be as good as any of them.
As Alan Pardew celebrates a full year in charge at Palace, journalists from across the sport are clamouring to heap praise on his shoulders for the dramatic shift in fortunes he has overseen in SE25. Through a mixture of hard work, tactical nous and team spirit, his side currently sit comfortably inside the Premier League’s top half, poised, particularly if today’s game ends in victory, for a run at European qualification in May.
It has been a year of seismic change in South London, prompted by Pardew’s drive from the dugout. Money is now flooding into the club thanks to the involvement of US duo Josh Harris and David Blitzer, provoking many to wonder whether or not the perennial underachievers from SE25 may be on the brink of something a little special.
As you would expect, the media are growing ever-more intoxicated by the club’s rise with each passing month, heralding the manager, owners, players and fans as a breathe of fresh air within the English game.
The above feature from The Independent does a great job of capturing the sense of excitement and potential that is currently surging through the football club at a rate of knots, with the result of today’s game unlikely to impact too greatly on the wheels of progress should it end in defeat.
The good times are in full swing at Selhurst Park.