Today’s round-up is relatively light given the fact that much of the chatter surrounding the club since last night has focused on Steve Parish telling those who attended last night’s event at Boxpark that the club are all set to make a “major announcement” regarding our stadium before Christmas. In the article attached below I’ve given my thoughts on what the news may be, given the path we’ve often looked to go down in the past.
Elsewhere, speculation is beginning to mount over a possible January departure for Wayne Hennessey, with Sunderland looked upon as an ideal destination for the Wales number one. It may have looked impossible six months ago but now, there are a number of factors which point towards it being a positive move for all parties.
We also have some quotes from Roy Hodgson, who’s been speaking about the ways in which our form in the next few weeks will impact upon our approach to the January transfer window; it promises to be an extremely stressful start to 2018 for Palace fans everywhere.
Finally, the Oumar Niasse diving saga has reached its conclusion, with the Senegal man’s appeal being turned down. Does it help us? Not at all. Is it good to see a blatant act of deception being punished? Of course.
Last night, Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish attended the turning on of the Christmas lights at Boxpark with Roy Hodgson and a large number of the Crystal Palace squad, telling fans about a major announcement that is set to take before Christmas regarding new stadium plans.
Until recently, Wayne Hennessey was looked upon as Crystal Palace’s first-choice goalkeeper but following the arrival of Roy Hodgson at Selhurst Park, the Welsh number one has fallen behind Julian Speroni in the pecking order once again.
Roy Hodgson has admitted that the team’s form in the run-up to Christmas will have a real impact on how the club approaches the January transfer window.
Having initially been charged with “Successfully Deceiving A Match Official” by an FA panel yesterday, Everton striker Oumar Niasse has had his appeal rejected and will now serve a two-match ban.