We’re now less than 24 hours away from taking on Stoke City at Selhurst Park in what is undoubtedly a massive game for everyone associated with Crystal Palace FC.
Ahead of that game, we have quotes from club captain Jason Puncheon, who is refusing to sulk after being dropped from the starting XI by manager Roy Hodgson. After being an almost constant presence in red and blue over the last couple of years it’s an admirable stance to take from the skipper. Who wouldn’t love him to bag a winning goal coming off the bench tomorrow?
Elsewhere, there is a fantastic club-produced documentary on Wilfried Zaha’s first trip back to the Ivory Coast for their crunch World Cup qualifier against Morocco, as well as comments from the gaffer, who’s expecting a raft of bids for Palace’s talisman in January. Daniel Levy be warned, another £12 million bid will get you nowhere.
Whilst Roy has openly discussed the potential of Zaha leaving in the New Year, he’s claimed to be in the dark over any potential incoming players; which based on his tone, you can choose to accept or ignore yourself. My personal view is that the 70-year-old is bluffing but what do I know? I’ve been wrong plenty of times before.
If you’ve taken even the slightest interest in Crystal Palace FC over the last few years you will know that Wilfried Zaha’s decision to represent his native Ivory Coast rather than England has generated a huge amount of interest in both the UK and Africa.
Never one to rock the boat unnecessarily, Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson has claimed to know very little about the size of the Eagles budget heading into the January transfer window.
Despite finding himself out of Crystal Palace’s starting XI for the first time in a few years, club captain Jason Puncheon is determined to do everything he can to help the team fight their way up the Premier League table.
We may be more than a month away from the start of the January transfer window but Roy Hodgson has already spoken about the expectation of bids coming in for Wilfried Zaha from across the Premier League.