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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. 

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....

Crystal Palace deny Cardiff spying allegations

Croydon Guardian: Vincent Tan

9:21am Friday 11th April 2014

Crystal Palace have denied any wrongdoing after being accused by Cardiff’s maverick chairman Vincent Tan of spying.

Latest Hercules Wimbledon news: Young athletes come home as records fall

Croydon Guardian: Ready to go: Hercules Wimbledon’s Diego Leyenda battles hard in the javelin competition 	DeadlinePix SP84216

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Hercules Wimbledon AC welcomed home its Young Athletes Open meeting after 33 years, leading athletics coach Rob Russell to proclaim the atmosphere as the best yet.

Cup kings Blues have plenty to play for

Croydon Guardian: Shoot on sight: Former Arsenal trainee and Jamaican international Nigel Neita takes a shot in Tuesday’s 3-0 London Senior Cup semi-final triumph over Wingate & Finchley at Imber Court	 	Deadlinepix SP83420

5:04pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Mid-table Met Police may be forgiven for winding down to the end of the season – but boss Jim Cooper is having none of it.  

Palace teammates Jedinak and Dikgacoi set to clash in international friendly

Croydon Guardian: All in it together: Mile Jedinak is loving the team ethic in the Palace camp

3:10pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Two Crystal Palace players are set to go head-to-head in a pre World Cup friendly next month.

Dunn the young gun can see a brighter Surrey sun

Croydon Guardian: Young talent: Matt Dunn believes he, and the likes of Rory Burns, pictured, will thrive under coach Graham Ford this season

9:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Surrey fast bowler Matt Dunn has turned the trauma of relegation to County Championship Division Two into a force for good.

Tanners boss Brady needs to get the cotton wool out

Croydon Guardian: 30-up: Tom Bradbrook's goals have continued to flow this season, including the winner over Folkestone Invicta on Saturday                      SP81226

8:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

Leatherhead boss Richard Brady is wrapping his star striker in cotton wool ahead of the Ryman Division One South play-offs.

Crystal Palace striker: Pulis is like a breath of fresh air

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

7:20am Thursday 10th April 2014

Cameron Jerome has praised boss Tony Pulis for the turnaround in Crystal Palace’s Premier League fortunes.

FA set to ban football betting

Croydon Guardian: The FA's proposal affects players down to step four of the non-league pyramid

3:06pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

The Football Association has proposed that from next season anyone involved in the top eight tiers of the English league system will be subject to a worldwide betting ban.

Whyatt takes a giant step into the boxing ring with an eight-round title shot

Croydon Guardian: Title shot: Craig Whyatt goes for the vacant International Masters bronze belt at the end of this week

8:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Morden super-featherweight Craig Whyatt will be taking a giant step up the boxing ladder when he fights for the vacant International Masters bronze belt next week.

Nine-man Leafe's promotion challenge implodes

Croydon Guardian: Off: Roscoe DSane saw red in Whyteleafe's 1-0 defeat at Corinthian on Tuesday night - as did team-mate Jensen Grant              SP84263

8:03am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Whyteleafe suffered a major setback to their Southern Counties East League promotion challenge after a 1-0 defeat at Corinthian.

Crystal Palace striker aims to get back onto Pulis' radar by doing the business for the Dons

Croydon Guardian: In the blue: Kwesi Appiah in AFC Wimbledon colours during the League Two 0-0 draw against Bristol Rovers                Picture: David Purday

7:00am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Crystal Palace forward Kwesi Appiah hopes his loan move to AFC Wimbledon is just the formula to get onto Tony Pulis’ radar for next season.

Welcome to Selhurst Park - made from Lego

Croydon Guardian: Selhurst Park

2:44pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

A die hard Crystal Palace fan has built a replica model of Selhurst Park......out of Lego.

Croydon Harriers news: Sprinters sparkle at open meeting

Croydon Guardian: Running man: Patrick Lewis, third from right, finished fifth in the Dave Clarke mile clocking four minutes 36 seconds

9:42am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Croydon Harriers began the summer campaign at the Wimbledon Young Athletes open meeting on Sunday.

Sutton & Epsom end home campaign on a winning note

Croydon Guardian: In your face: Shawn Renwick throws the ball up to celebrate his try against Hove     All pictures: Dave Jackson

8:47am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Sutton & Epsom brought their London Division One South home fixtures to a conclusion with a workmanlike 34-17 victory over Hove last Saturday.

Herne Hill Harriers men set a road relay challenge

Croydon Guardian: Winner: Waldy Pauzers won the V60 category at the Kingston half-marathon,clocking 97:50

7:00am Tuesday 8th April 2014

Herne Hill Harriers' senior men's squad finished 24th at the English National Road Relays on Saturday, but were immediately challenged to seek a top 15 finish in 2015.

All of the time: Unchained Ledley

Croydon Guardian: Homegrown talent: Joe Ledley got the second goal against Cardiff City

2:20pm Monday 7th April 2014

In quite bad form for a column about Crystal Palace, I didn’t really see Saturday’s match fully and I’ve only just watched Match of the Day.

Twickenham fail to clinch league title in thriller at Parkfields

Croydon Guardian: Decisive score: Old PRiorians celebrate their fourth try that clinched Saturday's encounter and secured a crucial bonus point to boot

1:00pm Monday 7th April 2014

Twickenham suffered at the hands of bogey team Old Priorians for the fourth time in their past four encounters to concede the advantage in the London Division Two North West title race on Saturday.

Old Walcountians' relegation fight will go to the wire

Croydon Guardian: Bang: Centre Freddy South breaks through to open the scoring for Walcountians                 All pictures: Alun Stockton

12:19pm Monday 7th April 2014

Old Walcountians gained valuable points in their struggle to avoid relegation from Surrey One when they defeated fellow strugglers Old Freemen’s 27-12 at Clock House on Saturday.

Ryman League round up week 33

Croydon Guardian: Sinking feeling: Robins relegation fate starts to become clear after Enfield Town score for the second time at Colston Avenue

11:49am Monday 7th April 2014

Carshalton Athletic were finally put of their misery on Saturday after a 4-1 defeat at home to Enfield Town confirmed relegation to Division One South.

Leafe get back on track in the race for promotion

Croydon Guardian: Goal: Dylan Merchant gets the Whyteleafe opener in Saturday's 3-1 win over Canterbury

10:43am Monday 7th April 2014

Whyteleafe returned to winning ways to open a two-point gap at the top of Southern Counties East League.

Boylan gets past a tough Pole to claim 11th pro win

Croydon Guardian: Undefeated: Ricky Boylan scored an 11th pro win on Saturday night

9:23am Monday 7th April 2014

Carsharlton’s "Pretty" Ricky Boylan admitted he learnt a lot from his six-round victory over tough Polish operator Krzysztof Szot on Saturday at York Hall, Bethnal Green.









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