Despite being in the midst of an international break, today has been rather a busy one in terms of Palace news, with a round-up of all the stories from the last 24 hours featured in a round-up just below.
As I’m sure many of HLTCO’s regular readers will be aware, my overall aim with the site, is to provide a comprehensive daily source of everything related to the club, whether it be news, opinion, interviews, videos or anything else that is making headlines. In order to devote the time necessary for such as task, I will need to scale down my current job one chunk at a time, meaning I need the help of each and every one of the people who regularly read what I’ve got to say.
At the foot of this page is a link to a website which allows people to pledge as little as $1 a month towards the first target of $600, which would enable me to spend one day a week covering the club in the sort of detail you deserve. Were I to reach the first milestone of $600, each Monday would see nine articles being published between 9am and 5pm, with a round-up of all of them to follow at 6pm.
Below, I have put together a mini version of what it would look like, based upon the six articles I’ve written for HLTCO since this morning, to give you all a flavour of how HLTCO would evolve with your help. I appreciate that what I’m essentially doing here is nothing more than a glorified form of begging but it’s no exaggeration to say that I cannot take this website any further without help from as many of you as possible, even if it’s just $1 (less than a can of Coke) a month.
I’d love nothing more than to run HLTCO for a living but for now, the mere thought of being able to devote one day a week to it is a big enough target to aim at. If you have read my plea and are keen to help, the link for you to do so is at the bottom of this post; if not, enjoy the round-up of articles I’ve published today, hopefully I get to do it more regularly at some point in the future.
Shortly after Ruben Loftus-Cheek’s breakout performance for England against Germany last Friday, we said on these very pages that the British press were all set to lose their minds over him and the BBC’s Chris Sutton has proven us right.
In the seven years that have passed since Wilfried Zaha made his professional debut for Crystal Palace, question marks over the winger’s “end product” have been ubiquitous. Yesterday, it was the turn of Ray Parlour to jump on the bandwagon.
After watching his son produce a Man of the Match display against Germany on Friday night, Trevor Loftus-Cheek has taken a direct swipe at Jose Mourinho for holding his son back during their time together at Chelsea.
The use of “Expected Goals” or “xG” is still incredibly new in footballing circles but after years of searching for a way of measuring the quality of a team’s performances from week to week, it’s certainly got a fair few people interested.
Having been without the services of Christian Benteke since mid-September it should come as no surprise to anyone to hear that Palace will be in the hunt for attacking reinforcements when the January transfer window opens. A likely target is Fiorentina frontman Khouma Babacar, who has been on the Eagles’ radar for more than 18 months now.
We’re now just a few days away from the final international break of 2017 ending, meaning that Palace will soon return to Premier League action. Ahead of this weekend’s game against Everton, midfielder Yohan Cabaye has been talking about life in SE25, coming across in a remarkably positive manner, regardless of our lowly league position.