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Football: Francis in pounds 2.5m Palace raid

THE BIRMINGHAM City manager, Trevor Francis, is hoping to sign the Crystal Palace pair Lee Bradbury and Craig Moore in a pounds 2.5m deal today.

Football: Rough justice for Palace

IT WAS one of the most bizarre and luckiest goals you could wish to see, but at least Crystal Palace's injury-time equaliser ensured justice was done at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Football: Venables and Goldberg reach breaking point

THE FUTURE of Terry Venables at Crystal Palace is likely to be decided at a meeting today with his chairman, Mark Goldberg. The two men had what was decribed as a "long and constructive meeting" at a secret location in London yesterday as they attempted to reach agreement on a financial settlement which would see the former England coach relinquish his post as Palace manager.

Football: Venables on his way out at Palace

TERRY VENABLES was on the verge of parting company with Crystal Palace last night after talks with his chairman, Mark Goldberg. If Venables goes, Palace are expected to offer the manager's position to Steve Coppell, who has filled the job on two previous occasions and is currently the club's director of football.

Football: A new chip off the old big 'ead

'I don't find it daunting. All I can ask is that people judge me on what I do, not on what Dad achieved'

Football: Venables' Palace riches hidden away

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Football: Venables launches new era at Palace

IF THINGS had turned out differently Terry Venables would have been heading off to France with England yesterday and not taking a slightly less illustrious flight with the Eagles into the First Division. The man of many clubs and many more headlines was back at Crystal Palace, his managerial career turning full circle.

Racially motivated

I play football every week for a team that could turn out for the United Nations. The squad's ethnic composition includes a Moroccan, a mixed-race Chinese, an Indian, a Scot, some West Indians and many more West Africans.

Football: Palace sing when they are losing

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Football: Maine line to nowhere for Lee

Manchester City's latest casualty was supposed to be the club's saviour, writes Guy Hodgson

Football: Italian first language at Palace

The new player-coach at Crystal Palace yesterday gave his first press conference - entirely in Italian. However, reports that the Premiership strugglers are now a nursery club for Juventus were said to be greatly exaggerated.

Football: Lombardo takes throne at Palace

An invisible Italian is the new man in charge at Selhurst Park.

Football: Gascoigne to ponder Palace deal

PAUL GASCOIGNE'S days at Rangers were looking numbered last night after the Scottish champions agreed to sell their England midfielder to Crystal Palace for pounds 3m.
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