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Crystal Palace mascot absent from matches due to bird flu fears

And no, this doesn’t mean Big Sam will be quarantined over mad cow fears (Crystal Palace/Instagram) Crystal Palace’s real, live American bald eagle mascot, Kayla, has been restricted from attending matches in recent weeks due to bird flu related restrictions from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. Though this might sound like the opening …

A Visit from Big Sam

Crystal Palace bring a traditional Christmas poem to life by hiring Sam Allardyce ’Twas two nights before Christmas, when all through Selhurst Park Not a creature was stirring, not even a lark The stockings were hung by Benteke with care In the hopes that Big Sam soon would be there The players were nestled all …

The cringe-filled lowlights of the 2016 FA Cup final

The 2016 FA Cup final was always going to be a strange one. Crystal Palace, led by Alan Pardew and his outsized self-regard against Man United, led by dead man walking Louis van Gaal (while Jose Mourinho redecorates his office back in Manchester). But the oddities began well before kickoff. It started with a poor …

Emmanuel Adebayor vows to Google his new club

(Crystal Palace) Emmanuel Adebayor has signed a six-month deal with Crystal Palace after having his Spurs contract terminated in September, and the enigmatic striker has wasted no time in demonstrating the ambivalence that left him without a club for four months. Speaking to Palace’s official website, Adebayor was a bit too honest when he said, …