FYP teams up with The Eagles Beak to sponsor two Crystal Palace Ladies players for 2018/19

Written by FYP Fanzine

We are absolutely delighted to announce we have teamed up with The Eagles Beak to sponsor two Crystal Palace Ladies players for the 2018/19 season.

There has been some nonsense reported about the Ladies team this week which thankfully has been rebuked quickly by the club and we absolutely jumped at the chance to support them when given the opportunity to get involved with sponsorship.

And so was Wilf Zaha, who donated a significant amount to the team this week after the erroneous reporting on player sponsorship and fees.

The two players we have sponsored are both new to Palace Ladies this season but could end up being very important members of the squad as the team prepare for life in the newly formed Women's Championship, the second tier of the game below the FA Women's Super League, and the highest level the club has ever played at.

Midfielder Jade Keogh (right above) and striker Kallie Balfour both arrived from Gillingham in the summer, where Balfour was the Gills' top scorer last season and have hit the ground running, featuring in both of Palace's victorious cup games so far this season with wins over Tottenham and Yeovil.

READ MORE: Freya Holdaway Column at The Eagles Beak.

After those two cup wins, Palace Ladies kick off their league season this Sunday with a home game against Leicester at 2pm, where Jake and Kallie will be hoping to keep that decent early season form going.

Palace play their home games at Bromley FC's Hayes Lane ground every Sunday where admission is £5 for adults, £2.50 for CPFC members and season ticket holders (who bring their cards) with U16s getting in free.

We're super excited to be part of the Palace Ladies family for this season and wish them all the best for a successful campaign.

If you would like to get involved with sponsoring a Palace Ladies player or helping out financially, there are plenty of ways you can and all the info is here.


 

The FYP Extraaa Podcasts are now available on paid-for subscription only

Written by FYP Fanzine

Sit yourself down, mummy and daddy have some news.

We want to stress from the start that we still love you very much and that will never change, but this is something we just have to do.

From right now, our post-match extraaa podcasts will be Patreon-only, meaning you will have to be part of the FYP Patreon team to get them.

But the good news is it's just £2.65 a month to be able to do so, that's half the price of a match-day programme at Selhurst!

To sign up simply go here.

This will be effective from the Watford away game on Sunday August 26th so to make sure you get that pod and all future extraaa pods in your inbox sign up now!

By signing up you don't just get the extraa pods but access to exclusive giveaways and breaking FYP news regarding future pod guests and live shows before anyone else.

The main weekly, full-length, hour long podcasts will be remaining free though! 

We look forward to having you on board!

Team FYP


 

Knives and Knuckledusters - Sussex Police in Breach of Freedom of Information Act

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Sussex Police are in breach of the Freedom of Information Act following a complaint made to the ICO by FYP. Here's a summary of what has happened so far. 

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Back in November 2017, Crystal Palace fans were falsely accused of carrying knives and knuckledusters into the American Express Stadium. While Sussex Police apologised, they didn't explain how this false allegation had come into the public domain.

They also failed to explain why Detective Inspector Simon Nelson had said on Twitter that weapons had been found or why they had alleged Palace fans had tried to get in without tickets. In December, we made various FOIA requests to find out how they had come to make such false public statements.

In February, they refused to disclose any information on public interest grounds. We objected immediately and sent an extensive letter on 27 February 2018 detailing why they are wrong not to have admitted what happened.

Sussex Police are obliged to reply to this letter but didn't. We told Sussex Police on 5 June 2018 that if they didn't respond within a week we would report them to the Information Commissioners Office. They ignored us.

On the 22nd of June 2018, we made a complaint to the ICO about Sussex Police's ongoing refusal to admit why they and DI Nelson made false public statements.

This was the letter we sent Sussex Police to put them on notice about our complaint to the ICO. 

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Following our complaints to the ICO, three separate investigations were opened into the Sussex Police by the ICO.

These investigations relate to the Sussex Police's failure to respond to certain elements of our information requests and their failure to provide a proper review of those requests where they had refused disclosure on public interest grounds.

The ICO has now issued a decision notice against the Sussex Police for their failure to respond.

The Decision Notice which is now public has found that the Sussex Police have breached FOIA in failing to answer the following four information requests.

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Sussex Police now have 35 days to respond to this request of they will be in contempt of court, which may result in a fine or imprisonment of a responsible senior officer.

The remaining two investigations will be followed up in kind.

We have included the entirety of the ICO Decision Notice below: 

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Help FYP raise money for the Palace for Life Foundation charity walk and win some great prizes!

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The undenialbly sporty FYP Podcast team are walking the Palace For Life Foundation charity marathon walk with Andy Johnson in October. Again.

We did it last year and some of us are still recovering from it. Enders walked it in jeans for god sake!

The Palace for Life Foundation runs a wide variety of programmes including employability courses, primary school healthy eating initiatives, powerchair, amputee, downs syndrome and mental health football sessions.

We had Soye Briggs from the Foundation on the podcast taking about the work they do last season and it was fascinating. You can hear what he said below...

We are raising money for the Foundation but in return for a donation, you will enter a prize draw to win some FYP themed prizes.

THESE ARE THE PRIZES ON OFFER FOR DONATIONS

£10 - Enter draw to win some FYP merchandise.

£25 - Enter draw to be a guest on the FYP Extraaa pod after a game of your choice.

£50 - Enter draw to be on full FYP podcast of your choice.

Make sure you leave your name on your donation to be entered into the draw

CLICK HERE TO DONATE!

FYP is part of the Palace family and so is the Palace For Life Foundation which supports young people across South London.

The Foundation believes that everyone matters, irrespective of race, religion, beliefs or background. And by giving extra support to the most vulnerable, they aim to create a better community and society.