The “Crystal Palace Minute” series has been a much-loved online feature for Eagles fans over the last few years and in the latest installment, Nick really has outdone himself.
For those of you who don’t know, the YouTube series focuses on some of the biggest moments to occur in the club’s 112-year history, covering such subjects as Palace’s rivalrly with Brighton, the 1990 FA Cup Final, Dougie Freedman’s acrimonious departure and many many more.
Predictably, the topic of the latest upload is the hiring of Frank de Boer as Crystal Palace boss and it’s fair to say, Nick pulls no punches whatsoever with the content of the video in question. Whilst the vast majority of us are keen to back the club however we can, it would take a remarkable level of faith to feel as though the board were totally blameless for our current woes; a subject covered in humorous fashion throughout the video above.
Knowing how precious certain individuals within our fan-base have become of late, I’m absolutely positive that some of the feedback the video receives will be negative but as the old saying goes, you can;t please all of the people all of the time. To Nick’s credit, no one inside the club is spared from ridicule with Steve Parish, Mark Bright, Frank de Boer (and his agent), Jason Puncheon, Luka Milivojevic, Damien Delaney and Wayne Hennessey all the target of jokes inside the opening 6 minutes.
In truth, given our historically poor start to the current Premier League campaign, I see nothing to do other than laugh at our current plight. Yes, certain individuals featured in the video may take a little offence but football is, at its core, a rough business to be a part of at the top. Put online at the start of a two-week international break, I’m sure it will generate a decent amount of conversation across the fan-base.
For me, Nick deserves huge credit for his work on all of the videos, they really are a fantastic way of documenting the club’s turbulent history.
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