Back in the Day: August 24th - Bolasie, Moritz & Blake Sign For Palace

Back in the Day

Tuesday 24th August 2004

Crystal Palace 0-2 Chelsea

Premier League – Att: 24,953

Manager: Iain Dowie

It was top versus bottom at Selhurst Park, and there was to be no upset in this one. Didier Drogba scored his first Chelsea goal with Tiago scoring the second.


Tuesday 24th August 2010

Portsmouth 1-1 Crystal Palace (Portsmouth win 4-3 on penalties) 

League Cup First Round – Att: 8,412

Manager: George Burley

Edgar Davids made his Crystal Palace debut at Fratton Park, but he would get off to a losing start. David Nugent had given Portsmouth the lead on 57 minutes but an Ibrahima Sonko own goal 9 minutes from time saw this one go to extra time. However, this was not before Wilfried Zaha was sent off for kicking out. After being kicked all over the pitch for 86 minutes, he finally lost his patience and reacted to the manhandling that he was getting as the referee refused to offer him any protection.

Extra time couldn’t separate the teams and an eventful penalty shoot-out, which had a run of four missed penalties, saw the hosts advance.

SAVED: Djilali

GOAL: Brown

GOAL: Cadogan

GOAL: Wilson


SAVED: Smith

GOAL: McCarthy

GOAL: Pack

GOAL: Garvan

MISSED: Ciftci

SAVED: Clyne

SAVED: Dickenson

SAVED: Barrett

GOAL: Hughes

Palace academy graduate Hayden Mullins featured for Pompey on this day, as did Joel Ward who would move to Crystal Palace in 2012.


Friday 24th August 2012

Yannick Bolasie, Andre Moritz and Darcey Blake all sign for Palace, making it one of the most important days that Crystal Palace have ever had in the transfer market. I was accused of being mad when I wrote this about Bolasie before his 100th appearance for the club. Even now, after he has departed to Everton, becoming our record transfer received, I still stand by it. Without Yannick Bolasie (and add Moritz and Delaney into that equation) signing for us on this day, we would probably have languished in the Championship, or worse, for years to come.

Saturday 24th August 2013

Stoke City 2-1 Crystal Palace 

Premier League – Att: 25,270

Manager: Ian Holloway

Marouane Chamakh gave Palace the lead on his full debut as he latched on to a Damien Delaney punt downfield and out-muscled Ryan Shawcross on the way. However, poor defending cost Palace the points as two goals in four second-half minutes from Charlie Adam and Ryan Shawcross completed a turnaround for the hosts.


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