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Top racing tips for first 2014 meeting at Epsom Downs

Croydon Guardian: Horse racing at the Epsom Derby in 2012

9:15am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Darville's Tips: With the flat season kicking into gear, Epsom Downs plays host to their first meeting of 2014.

Crystal Palace chaplain hails miraculous season for Eagles

Croydon Guardian: Chris Roe

9:58am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A football club and shopping centre are not the first places you associate with the church, but they are the basis for Reverend Chris Roe's work.

All of the Time - How West Ham was won and where it got us

Croydon Guardian: Out: Marouane Chamakh could miss both Premier League trips to the north-east

10:43am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

In my last column after the Aston Villa game I nervously reflected that I should not have gotten so carried away.

Enjoy the moment says Fowler, because Whyteleafe are the champions

Croydon Guardian: Make the most of it: The Whyteleafe players get the promotion party started                       Picture: Chris Layton

10:32am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Whyteleafe are the champions of the Southern Counties East League – and boss John Fowler wants his players to make the most of the moment.

Ryman League Round Up - Week 35

Croydon Guardian: Boss job: Tony Reid enjoys hitting the winner for Walton & Hersham over Worthing on Saturday       SP81843

9:07am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Kingstonian cemented their spot in the play-offs with a 5-1 hammering of Carshalton Athletic at Kingsmeadow on Monday.

It's time to put the pedal to the metal for metal-head Mikey

Croydon Guardian: Out of here: Mikey Gleeson from Wimbledon Chase leads from the front

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

If you are going to have a natural talent for a sport, you could do a lot worse than motorhead Mikey Gleeson.

Pulis praises 'wonderful' Palace as West Ham victory equals club record of five straight Premier League wins

Croydon Guardian: Philosophy: Tony Pulis is in tune with his Palace players

8:01am Monday 21st April 2014

Thanks to Mile Jedinak’s 59th penalty, smashed home in front of the sell-out Palace away support in east London, the Eagles now lie in 11th place with 43 points.

Pulis praises Palace attack

Croydon Guardian: Tony Pulis hailed his forwards after their performance at Upton Park

7:59am Sunday 20th April 2014

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis believes his team deserve more credit for their attacking talents after the Eagles guaranteed Barclays Premier League survival with a 1-0 win at West Ham.

Easter message from Crystal Palace chaplain Chris Roe

Croydon Guardian: Chris Roe

6:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Happy Easter to everyone!

Youngsters are off to the races for bet365 Jump Finale

Croydon Guardian: Raceday: The winners' enclosure Credit: Louise Pollard

3:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Sandown Park racecourse in Esher will host a Kids Love the Races roadshow alongside the bet365 Jump Finale at the weekend.

Palace maintain fine form

Croydon Guardian: Mile Jedinak scored the only goal in Crystal Palace's win

5:57pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Mile Jedinak's second-half penalty secured Crystal Palace a gutsy 1-0 victory at West Ham and guaranteed the Eagles' survival in the Barclays Premier League for another season.

Bully’s positive outlook for Wimbledon RFC

Croydon Guardian: Frustration: James Ogilvy-Bull has endure an up and down season

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Wimbledon RFC coach James Ogilvy-Bull is taking the positives from a season of ultimate frustration.

Crystal Palace boss: "We're safe, but let's not carried away - there is more to do"

Croydon Guardian: Philosophy: Tony Pulis is in tune with his Palace players

9:07am Saturday 19th April 2014

Tony Pulis reckons avoiding relegation to the Championship is nothing to get carried away with, not yet.

Flowers shows no fear ahead of return to crash site

Croydon Guardian: Oulton calling: Matt Flowers begins a fresh assault on the Ginetta GT5 Challenge title this weekend

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Banstead motorhead Matt Flowers is returning to the scene of last season’s major crash to kick-start a fresh assault on the Ginetta GT5 Challenge.

Eagles defender admits he may have upset Evertonian relatives

Croydon Guardian: Scouser Scott Dann may have some explaining to do to his Bluenose family members. Picture by Edmund Boyden.

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Scott Dann admitted he may have upset a few family members when he scored his first goal for Crystal Palace against Everton at Goodison Park.

Whyteleafe teeter on the edge of promotion as champions

Croydon Guardian: High hopes: John Fowler faces a weekend that could change everything for Whyteleafe                 SP72974

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Boss John Fowler is standing on the brink of writing a new chapter in the history of Whyteleafe FC.

Robertson's aiming to maintain top gear at Donington Park

Croydon Guardian: Man with a plan: Charlie Robertson from Whyteleafe

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Whyteleafe motor ace Charlie Robertson is confident of keeping his superb early season momentum rolling at Donington Park this weekend in the latest rounds of the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup.

Fergie told Pulis to manage Palace

Croydon Guardian: Tony Pulis, pictured, has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson influenced his decision to take the Crystal Palace job

3:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson was a key influence in his decision to take on the job at a time when he had considerable doubts about it himself.

Striker excited by prospect of West Ham return

Croydon Guardian: Chamakh celebrates his winner

7:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Marouane Chamakh is looking forward to returning to West Ham when Crystal Palace visit Upton Park for a London derby this weekend.

Former Arsenal forward happy to do Gunners favour with Everton win

Croydon Guardian: No happy Arsenal return for former Gunners striker

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Marouane Chamakh admitted he was pleased to do his former club Arsenal a big favour last night by helping Crystal Palace stun Everton 3-2.

Cardiff City demand Crystal Palace are docked three points over leaked team-sheet claim

Croydon Guardian: Speculation: Tony Pulis has played down Cardiff City's "leak" claims

12:49pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Cardiff City have demanded that Crystal Palace's three points picked up in Wales in April should be wiped out.

Paul Darville's tips for Cheltenham and Newmarket

Croydon Guardian: horse racing - zxc

11:09am Thursday 17th April 2014

There are meetings at both Cheltenham and Newmarket today as we head into the Easter weekend. 

Corinthian Casuals steal points to stand on brink of Ryman safety

Croydon Guardian: Almost there: Corinthian Casuals chief Matt Howard has performed a minor miracle at King George's Field this season

5:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Corinthian Casuals boss Matt Howard reckons he might have been under house arrest on Tuesday night after his side burgled the points that could land Ryman Division One South safety.

Comedian Eddie Izzard enjoying Crystal Palace success

Croydon Guardian: L-R Maxi Jazz, Stephen Browett and Eddie Izzard

9:31am Thursday 17th April 2014

Eddie Izzard has warned the top half of the Premier League that Crystal Palace will be coming for them next season.

Pulis speaks of Crystal Palace pride after safety all but guaranteed by Everton win

Croydon Guardian: Welsh roots: Tony Pulis watched Cardiff City as a young boy

10:59pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Tony Pulis has spoken of his pride about the fact Crystal Palace will be in the top flight again next season after reaching 40 points tonight at Goodison Park.

Eagles march on with stunning Toffees win

Croydon Guardian: High praise: Cameron Jerome is loving Palace under the leadership of Tony Pulis

9:48pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Crystal Palace recorded a fourth straight victory at Everton tonight to all but secure their Premier League status for another season.

Sutton & Epsom coach left frustrated by a season of injury woe

Croydon Guardian: Man with the boot: Sam Hurley                All pictures: Dave Jackson

5:05pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Sutton & Epsom RFC’s head coach Jeff Parsons has felt the frustration of a difficult return to London Division One South.

Battersea Ironsides need you to raise the roof

Croydon Guardian: None shall pass: Colin O’Keeffe will lead his Battersea Ironsides out on Saturday hoping they can overcome the final hurdle and reach the national final of the RFU Junior Vase at Twickenham

4:32pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Battersea Ironsides skipper Colin O’Keeffe is calling on all rugby fans in the area to descend on Garratt Green this weekend and cheer the side onto Twickenham.

Latest Hercules Wimbledon news: Grima's London marathon joy

Croydon Guardian: Top running: Claire Grima finished sixth in the women's over-35s London marathon

4:23pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Hercules Wimbledon AC's Claire Grima finished a brilliant sixth in the women's over-35 championship race in Sunday's London marathon.

Vieux Lion Rouge tipped to win first race at Cheltenham's Easter meeting

Croydon Guardian: CRAIG NELSON: Horse racing is big – but is it sport or just a convenient excuse for a bet?

11:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Darville's Tips: With an eventful week of racing ahead, this weeks tips begin with a day at Cheltenham where the two day Easter meeting begins today.

Palace and Brighton fans to go head to head for charity

Croydon Guardian: The two teams from last year (pic credit Seb Daly)

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Rivalries will be set aside as Crystal Palace and Brighton fans go head to head for charity next month.

Skeete turns on the power to shut up his critics

Croydon Guardian: This one’s for you: Bradley Skeete dedicated Saturday’s win to his late manager Dean Powell

9:46am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Battersea boxer Bradley Skeete promised to shut up his critics, and he did just that with a ruthless display at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday.

Ryman League round up week 34

Croydon Guardian: Bang: Dee Okejie's scores the Ks winner over Lowestoft on Saturday            DeadlinePix: BT84434

8:57am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Kingstonian took another step towards cementing a play-off berth thanks to Dee Okejie’s winner over fellow promotion hopefuls Lowestoft.

Pulis: We want Ince to stay at Crystal Palace

Croydon Guardian: Bit-part role: Tom Ince in action during the defeat to Southampton

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Tony Pulis has revealed that Crystal Palace are keen to sign loanee Tom Ince on a permanent deal when the transfer window opens this summer.

Five star - Leatherhead secure home play-off with a stellar demolition of Crawley Down Gatwick

Croydon Guardian: Opener: Tom Parkinson grabbed the first goal in Leatherhead's 5-0 win at Crawley Down Gatwick

12:56pm Monday 14th April 2014

Leatherhead ripped into relegation-threatened Crawley Down Gatwick on Saturday to secure another three points and home advantage in the Ryman Division One South play-off semi- finals.

Herne Hill Harriers bring home the wares from first open meeting of the season

Croydon Guardian: Speedy: Barbara Folayan, 12, in action over 100m                  All pictures: SP84354

12:46pm Monday 14th April 2014

Herne Hill Harriers hosted their first open track & field meeting of the season at the club's Tooting Bec headquarters on Saturday.

Herne Hill trio break into the top 60 at the London marathon

Croydon Guardian: Top 60 finisher: Abdi Madar finished the London marathon in two hours 32 minutes 30 seconds - enough for 57th

12:01pm Monday 14th April 2014

Alan O'Shea, James Mason and Abdi Madar led the Herne Hill Harriers' charge at the Virgin London marathon, with the three athletes finishing inside the top 60s.

Croydon Harriers' day in the London marathon sunshine

Croydon Guardian: Pounding the streets: Neil Aikman in action in the Virgin London marathon

11:52am Monday 14th April 2014

Nearly 30 Croydon Harriers were in action at the full and mini versions of the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday.

All of the Time - The Villa takes it all

Croydon Guardian: Match winner: Jason Puncheon grabbed a second half winner against Aston Villa on Saturday                      SP81982

10:26am Monday 14th April 2014

For about five seconds on Saturday I found myself joining in with the "WE ARE STAYING UP, SAY WE ARE STAYING UP" chant.

Puncheon gives full credit to Pulis for his and Palace's revival

Croydon Guardian: Crystal Palace v Aston Villa - Selhurst Park - Premier League - April 12, 2014

10:30am Monday 14th April 2014

Crystal Palace’s man of the moment Jason Puncheon has praised Tony Pulis for turning his season around after giving the winger confidence to overcome his homecoming jitters.

Puncheon not convinced Eagles are safe yet despite Aston Villa success

Croydon Guardian: Crystal Palace v Aston Villa - Selhurst Park - Premier League - April 12, 2014

10:12am Monday 14th April 2014

Jason Puncheon is refusing to take survival for granted as Crystal Palace travel to Goodison Park full of confidence after recording a third straight victory over relegation rivals Aston Villa.

Keeper in confident mood ahead of Everton trip

Croydon Guardian: Crystal Palace v Aston Villa - Selhurst Park - Premier League - April 12, 2014

9:50am Monday 14th April 2014

Julian Speroni says Crystal Palace head to Everton full of belief after three straight wins lifted the Eagles to the brink of safety.

Puncheon backs Pulis for award

Croydon Guardian: Tony Pulis has led Crystal Palace up the table

1:57pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Crystal Palace match-winner Jason Puncheon believes Tony Pulis would be a worthy winner of the Barclays Premier League manager of the year award, with the Eagles now all but safe following victory over Aston Villa.

House of Payne: One rule for the rich and another for the rest

Croydon Guardian: Good times: Ex-Ks striker Tony Reid won the Surrey Senior Cup under Ian McDonald in 2006

11:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

It hardly made headline news – even in these parts – but Kingstonian were thrown out of the Surrey Senior Cup last month for fielding an ineligible player against Ash United, writes John Payne.  

A jubliant Crystal Palace are buying into the Pulis philosophy

Croydon Guardian: Philosophy: Tony Pulis is in tune with his Palace players

5:59pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Tony Pulis has thanked his Eagles for buying into the Pulis philosophy, and keeping him in a job.

Puncheon on the mark as Crystal Palace see off lowly Aston Villa

Croydon Guardian: Winner: Jason Puncheon's fifth goal of the season sealed the points over Aston Villa

5:25pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Jason Puncheon scored 76th-minute winner as Crystal Palace recorded their third straight win beating a poor Aston Villa 1-0 at Selhurst Park.

Woosie's Words: Counter attacking the way to go for Palace

Croydon Guardian:

9:30am Saturday 12th April 2014

It’s not often that I play football anymore, you know, things to do, people to see and all that; but the other week I was asked to join my mates’ five-a-side team and help them out. I rocked up Whyteleafe’s ground where the pitches were and was told to stay back and defend.

Latest Hercules Wimbledon news: Virgin London Marathon preview

Croydon Guardian: All set: The Virgin London Marathon gets underway tomorrow morning

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Husband and wife marathon running duo David and Claire Grima head a dozen-strong Hercules Wimbledon contingent running in Sunday's Virgin Money London Marathon from Blackheath to The Mall.

Weekend racing tips include one for Crystal Palace fans at Newbury

Croydon Guardian: WINNER: Grand National winner Pineau De Re with trainer Dr Richard Newland at the stables in Claines

2:16pm Friday 11th April 2014

Darville's Tips: After a mildly successful Aintree with 5 winners, 4 places and the ante-post 33/1 each-way place for Balthazar King, here are my tips for this weekend.

Will Palace stay up? Fans and pundits give their end of season predictions

Croydon Guardian: Crystal Palace v Chelsea - Premier League - Saturday, March 29, 2014

10:18am Friday 11th April 2014

If the Eagles stay up, it would be their most successful season since the Premier League was formed in 1992. So we scoured the length and breadth of south London for some expert predictions....









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