Back in the Day: January 18th - Matt Jansen Leaves Crystal Palace for Blackburn

Back in the Day

Saturday 18th January 1936

Bournemouth & Boscombe Athletic 2-5 Crystal Palace

League Division Three South – Att: 6,926

Manager: Tom Bromilow

William Chalmers and Billy Barrow scored for the hosts, but Bob Birtly, Jimmy Wood, Jack Blackman and a Bert Dawes brace saw the visitors move to within three points of top spot.

Saturday 18th January 1986

Huddersfield Town 0-0 Crystal Palace

League Division Two – Att: 5,729

Manager: Steve Coppell

Monday 18th January 1999

With the Club spiralling towards Administration everyone was for sale, and with the departure of Attilio Lombardo already imminent, the Club accepted a £4.1m bid from Matt Jansen and the talented striker was off up North.

Jansen would appear 33 times for the Eagles, finding the back of the net on 10 occasions.

Matty is still highly thought of in SE25 and in 2017 he featured in a Cult Hero video:

Saturday 18th January 2014

Crystal Palace 1-0 Stoke City

Premier League – Att: 24,440

Manager: Tony Pulis

Palace Manager Tony Pulis faced his former Club for the first time since his departure. With the Eagles sitting bottom of the table going into the match, the win was a much-needed one, both for the Club and for the goal scorer on the day. Jason Puncheon was fresh off of his awful penalty miss at White Hart Lane but silenced his critics with a clever finish into the far corner.

All Results

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January 17th




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