Oppos View – Crystal Palace – Part 1

A bit about you:

Name: Chris Waters

Current home town:  Crystal Palace

Birthplace: Surrey

How long have you supported your team? Long enough!

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground: The fact it is not an identikit soulless new stadium

Favourite match played by your team & why: So many to choose from! Obviously the play-off final vs West Ham is a highlight, but in a way the away game against Stockport where we won 1-0 with just a couple of minutes to go to secure an unlikely escape from relegation out of the Championship in 2001 sticks in the mind. And of course the recent Carling Cup win at Old Trafford and being the first team to beat Brighton at their new stadium in the league were fantastic experiences.

Favourite player of all time who played for your club: Matt Jansen – turned down Man Utd for us, brilliant skills, and a true gentleman of the game

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why? Wilfried Zaha – he’s really come on this season under Dougie Freedman – he can produce magic out of nothing, and score a cracking goal too. The fact he signed a new long-term deal with us a couple of weeks ago speaks volumes of him and the progress the club is now making


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Next Up – Crystal Palace

Next Up – Crystal Palace 2 Jan 2012 – 1pm

Manager        Dougie Freedman

Founded       1905             Ground         Selhurst Park

Address       Whitehorse Lane, London, SE25 6PU Capacity 26,309         

Highest Gate 51,482 v Burnley, Division Two 1979


1        Julian Speroni           Goalkeeper 

2        Nathaniel Clyne        Defender 

3        David Wright            Defender 

4        Jonathan Parr          Midfielder 

5        Patrick McCarthy      Defender 

6        Anthony Gardner      Defender 

7        Darren Ambrose       Midfielder

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Next Up – Portsmouth

31 December 2011 – 12:15pm Kick Off

Manager     Michael Appleton   

Founded       1898            

Ground         Fratton Park                

Address       Frogmore Road, Portsmouth , PO4 8RA

Capacity      20,688                     

Highest Gate 51,385 v Derby County – FA Cup 6th Round, 1949



1        Jamie Ashdown  

13      Stephen Henderson   


15        Greg Halford

3        Ricardo Rocha         

4        Aaron Mokoena  

5        Jason Pearce 


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Oppos View – Ipswich

Ipswich – Boxing Day 3pm

A bit about you:

Name: Alan – age 48, Ipswich Town fan since late 1960's. Season Ticket Holder, disillusioned by the performance of last few seasons.

Current home town: Sudbury, Suffolk

Birthplace: Surrey

How long have you supported your team? 43 years

Overview of your club:

Under achievers. Have good moments though. Some strange management decisions.

Favourite thing about your home ground: It’s very good for our level of achievement. Quite proud of it.


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Next Up – Ipswich

Next Up – Ipswich Town 26 December 2011

Manager       Paul Jewell

Founded       1878

Ground         Portman Road

Address        Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2DA

Capacity       30,311


1        Richard Wright                   Goalkeeper

2        Jaime Peters                     Defender (on loan to Bournemouth)           

3        Aaron Cresswell                  Defender

4        Ivar Ingimarsson                Defender

5        Damien Delaney                 Defender

6        Grant Leadbitter                 Midfielder

7        Carlos Edwards                  Midfielder


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