Football: Marcelo sticks the knife into Palace

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MARK GOLDBERG, the Crystal Palace chairman, has decided not to meet the Grim Reaper this afternoon. No, he hasn't suddenly been handed the power of immortality, he's merely refused to meet demonstrators protesting against his stewardship of the financially troubled club.

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ALL WAS not as it seemed on Monday, when the Crystal Palace chairman, Mark Goldberg, addressed a gathering of fans and reassured them over the future of the financially troubled club. Goldberg said his manager, Steve Coppell, had signed a new five-year deal. This was about the only thing he said all night that was applauded by the majority of the audience, who had had to pay pounds 5 for the privilege of hearing the extent of their club's troubles. But wait. Yesterday's Croydon Advertiser ran a headline saying "Coppell: I have not signed a fresh deal." In the article Coppell was quoted as saying that he has had his current contract since Terry Venables left in January and there was nothing new about it. "I don't have a new five-year contract," he said. On the task of trying to pick a team each week, when the future is in the balance, he added: "It is pointless really. I have no control whatsoever over who comes in or who goes from the football club."

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Football: Coppell points the finger at Noades

STEVE COPPELL, the Crystal Palace caretaker manager, has blamed the club's former owner, Ron Noades, for the Eagles' desperate financial problems.

Football: Morrison's leveller eases Palace plight

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Football: Morrison's reward for loyal support

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Sport On TV: Better to be a Spanish donkey than an England coach

IT'S BEEN going on for years, it seems. Professional sportsmen slipping away to clandestine assignations with women who are good with their hands, all the while maintaining a conspiracy of silence. But then we always knew footballers were spiritual beings.

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Football: Mullins boosts sorry Palace

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Football: Goldberg offers to pay Palace wage bill

MARK GOLDBERG says he will pay Crystal Palace players' wages out of his own pocket following a financial crisis at Selhurst Park.

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NO AMOUNT of Football Association fog, of which there is an endless supply, can obscure the fact that media skills are up there with tactical acumen and motivational powers in the quest for a permanent coach of the England football team.
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