Freedman pleads with Newcastle United to be 'responsible' over Clyne offer

Written by Jim Daly

We all know Nate Clyne is leaving Palace this summer for pastures new, that isn't news, but developments on where he will end up and how much the club will get for him rumble on.

After months linking him with a move to Manchester United, Premier League surprise package Newcastle have now emerged as a possible location.

And while the Magpies have made contact with Palace over a deal, nothing is yet finalised.

And Eagles boss Dougie Freedman has called on Alan Pardew's club to be "responsible" over a deal, rather than let it go to tribunal.

“I don’t think people will do that, because they get very nervous with going to tribunals – there’s not one set figure,” said Freedman.

“Any responsible club would rather sit down face to face with our chairman and say ‘let’s thrash a deal out’ if they want the kid.

“I believe it will go that route – it’s just a matter of seeing what happens.

“Nathaniel must have ideas where he’s going to go because he’s had a very good financial contract put on the table here.

“To turn that down, he must have one or two options.”




Fans from The 72 Unite plan mass protest against EPPP on Saturday October 29 (v Reading)

Written by Jim Daly

Sick of the new Elite Player Performance Plan? Think Premier League chief Richard Scudamore (right) is taking liberties? Well you're not alone!

The 72 Unite, made up of fans from the Football League, are angered by the plans to reduce compensation for smaller clubs for their young stars, in a move that makes it easier for big clubs to snatch young talent.

In a statement they said: "In the current financial climate with the divide between rich and poor widening on a daily basis, modern football continues to be an exaggerated version of the overall global picture. The rich continue to get richer while the poor suffer.

"Lower league football is dying, starved by Premier League greed and excess. Attendances are down, and clubs will soon cease to exist, unable to balance the books to survive, let alone compete with the elite.

"The lifeblood of Football League clubs are their successful academy systems, some of which have supported and sustained clubs for many years, producing local, homegrown talent representative of the area and fanbase. Today’s ruling cuts this essential lifeblood at the arteries and will signal the death knell, the final nail in the coffin for the survival of professional football outside the Premier League.

"In response we are calling for action from every fan at every match on Saturday 29th October 2011 to unite, rise-up and fight for the very existence of their clubs. It’s now or never. We must met the Premier League and FA know we will not be trampled on.

"Every fan, every game; boycott the first five minutes to draw attention to this and show the strength of opposition to the proposals."

FYP supports any opposition to the EPPP but if you are planning on doing he protest on Saturday we urge you to get in the ground and then wait on the concourse for five minutes before going to your seat. Hell! Have a drink. We're only thinking of you and your safety people. Cos we love you so much.

For more information on The 72 Unite visit their website here - or Facebook. Also, check out their video below!

FFS MURRAY t-shirts now available to order!

Written by Joe Bloggs

***We have SOLD OUT of Large Reds, Medium Reds, XL Blues and Medium Blues. Sorry people! Every other size/colour still available***

FOR F*CK SAKE MURRAY! Thus were the words blurted out by frustrated Brighton fans as the Palace new boy slammed home the third in a glorious 3-1 win at the AmEx on Tuesday night.

And now you can own that moment forever by purchasing one of our FFS MURRAY! t-shirts for just £9.99! (plus postage and packaging)

Available in red or blue and in sizes Small, Medium, Large and X Large, the t-shirts feature Muzza in his now famous hand on head celebration with 'FFS MURRAY' atop the picture and 'Buy CMS & Get 1-3!' below!

Sizes are as follows: (chest size in inches)

Small 33-36
Large 40-42
XL 44-46

These are being carefully hand-crafted by Russian Nuns as we speak and will be sent out to fans next week.

Work with Brighton fans? Live near one? Married to one? Rub it in their face with a FFS MURRAY t-shirt!

And join in the fun on Twitter with the #FFSMurray hashtag!

And if you're not sure what all the FFS Murray nonsense is about, scroll down to this article. All is explained!

Get yours now here!

And we have I Belong To Dougie t-shirts available in every size and colour  (EXCEPT MEDIUM BLUES) !

Spurs release images of planned 60,000 stadium for Stratford, where does it leave Palace?

Written by Jim Daly

Tottenham have released images of their plans for the Olympic Stadium in Stratford as they remain adamant on up rooting and relocating to east London.

As previously revealed, Spurs also want to redevelop he National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace Park if their Olympic bid is successful.

Like Palace, Spurs want to turn the centre into a 25,000-seater stadium with the opportunity to upgrade to 40,000.

But where do Palace stand in all this? To put it bluntly: nowhere in Spurs' plans. Part of the agreement of hosting the 2012 Olympic Games is that the country will leave some sort of Olympic legacy. By turning the stadium in Stratford into a football-only venue, Spurs need to use the Crystal Palace Park to leave their legacy.

Plenty in athletics hallways secretly oppose the bans and favour West Ham's, which would see an athletics track left at Stratford, as well as using it for football, which would leave Crystal Palace Park for CPFC2010 to develop for the Eagles.

On plans for the NSC, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said: "We would increase the current capacity of Crystal Palace by 9,500 to 25,000 and a new 4 lane warm up track and all weather hockey pitch would also be built.

"With these proposals, Crystal Palace would become a re-invigorated dedicated facility, bringing more activity to the area and be available to the athletics community every single day of the year."

A decision on the bids is due this week when we'll see where Palace's plans to move home stand. Spurs plans for NSC can be seen below: