Vital Football

Latest Crystal Palace News

Legend says Palace need cash!

Legend says Palace need cash!





Palace legend Ian Wright believes the club must begin to spend money if they will ever be the force they once were again.

The former footballer was in Croydon on Friday signing copies of his new book, Fitter Families, which encourages households to take simple steps together to reduce the obesity epidemic spreading through the UK.


Ian still holds Palace close to his heart, he even joked he would love to manage them in 10 years, but feared the good times Palace had when he was there my never be repeated.

"They are in a healthy position in the middle of the table right now," he said.

"Of course you want those great times when we used to play me and Brighty and Geoff and Andy Gray and everybody and you are wondering when that is going to come along because what is happening is we are not getting the south London influx of hungry players that you need to get.

"They have got a good manager in respect of Neil Warnock so I can see good times ahead but it really does depend because everybody is strengthening in the Championship and the lower regions of the Premiership, money is key."

Wright still Palace's post war top scorer almost saw his record go to Clinton Morrison, but he fell 4 short of Wrights 117.

"Near is not close enough," smiled Wright.

"If you tell me Thierry Henry got near I would be happy.

"It was unfortunate for Clinton because he has been a great servant for Palace as well.

"To be honest I would have liked him to have done it as they gave me player of the century and I don`t think you can beat that."





Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Pete Dunbar
Date:Monday February 9 2009
Time: 12:38PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Crystal Palace Articles

Benteke Terms Agreed + Tomkins Next?

It's being reported that Crystal Palace have agreed terms with Belgian international striker Christian Benteke - and that we've struck agreement with West Ham for...

French International Joins On Three Year Deal

Following the speculation surrounding Marseille's Steve Mandanda, Crystal Palace have today confirmed his signing as well.

Townsend Arrives From Newcastle

With Dwight Gayle going one way, Crystal Palace have also confirmed that Andros Townsend makes the move from Newcastle to Selhurst Park.

Gayle Leaves For Newcastle United

Crystal Palace have today confirmed that striker Dwight Gayle has made the move to St James' Park and Newcastle United.

Archived Vital Palace Articles

Vital Palace articles from

Site Journalists

Eddy Eagle
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

FA Cup Final - Manchester United MotM
Suggested By:
Hennessey5%
Ward8%
Dann2%
Delaney3%
Souare43%
Jedinak24%
Cabaye2%
Zaha9%
McArthur1%
Bolasie1%
Wickham2%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Crystal Palace Results (view all)

Crystal Palace Fixtures (view all)