Sunday afternoon’s 1-1 draw between Crystal Palace and Newcastle had its fair share of eye-catching moments but none produced quite the same reaction as the sight of a rather drunk looking pitch-invader being speared to the turf by a lone steward on a one-man mission of destruction.
If you’ve spent any time on social media over the last week or so, there’s a good chance that you’ll have seen the pleas for Palace and Newcastle fans to honour the passing of 36-year-old Eagles supporter Simon Tweedie who tragically passed away during our game at home to Burnley a few weeks ago.
Crystal Palace’s Deadline Day approach for Brondby number one Frederick Ronnow ultimately ended in disappointment for the Eagles and now the Danish outfit’s manager Alexander Zorniger has slammed the club for the manner in which they went about bidding for the keeper.
Despite bringing them to the club midway through the January transfer window, both Jarek Jach and Erdal Rakip are yet to play a single minute in a Palace shirt but Roy Hodgson has now confirmed that the pair will take part in Monday afternoon’s U23 game against Charlton, giving our coaching staff a chance to assess how far away they are from any first-team involvement.
Whilst Anderlecht midfielder Leander Dendoncker had seen his name linked heavily with West Ham throughout the January transfer window, it has emerged that Crystal Palace actually made a remarkably sizeable bid for his services in the closing hours of Deadline Day.
Alexander Sørloth may not have made his debut for Crystal Palace during Sunday’s game at home to Newcastle but Eagles boss Roy Hodgson was quick to speak glowingly about the Norwegian striker’s potential when quizzed by the press about his signing in the build-up to the clash with the Magpies.
Alexander Sørloth’s name came somewhat out of the blue for Palace fans on Deadline Day, with many of our supporters openly admitting to never having heard of the 22-year-old before news of the imminent deal first broke but his father has definitely heard of us before and is over the moon to have seen his son secure a move to the Premier League.
One of the potential Deadline Day deals that was spoken about first thing on Wednesday morning and then never mentioned again was that of a potential loan move for Turkish international midfielder Ozan Tufan.
The January transfer may have closed but it hasn’t stopped Palace midfielder Jordon Mutch from negotiating with Vancouver Whitecaps over a potential permanent switch away from SE25.