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2008/09 Review part 2

May 20 2009

Ben Watson

Ben Watson

The second part of our review of Crystal Palace's season 2008/09.

January

Crystal Palace were forced to an FA Cup third round replay after playing out a goalless draw at Leicester.

Scott Flinders returned to the club after his loan with Falkirk expired.

Leandre Griffit was released by Crystal Palace and Rhoys Wiggins joined Bournemouth on loan.

Palace's Championship match at Plymouth Argyle was postponed due to the weather.

John Oster agreed to stay at the club until the end of the season.

The Eagles booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup with a 2-1 win at home to Leicester.

Crystal Palace's play-off chances were dealt a blow after they were beaten 4-1 at home to Ipswich.

A Crystal Palace second half comeback against Watford wasn't enough as they lose their fourth round FA Cup tie 4-3.

Midfield schemer Ben Watson joined Premier League side Wigan Athletic for 2million.

Palace lose their third game in a row with a disappointing 1-0 loss to bottom placed Charlton Athletic.

Calvin Andrew joined Brighton & Hove Albion on loan until the end of the season.

Arsenal youngster Rui Fonte signed for Crystal Palace on a month's loan.

Crystal Palace failed to beat 10-man Blackpool to continue their miserable run with a 1-0 defeat at Selhurst Park.

February

Palace's match against Birmingham City was postponed due to the adverse snow conditions.

Palace snap up Derby defender Claude Davis on a month's loan - just before the transfer deadline.

Palace's schedule fixture away to Barnsley on Saturday was postponed due to the snow.

Simon Thomas signed for League Two Rotherham on a month's loan.

Crystal Palace got back to winning ways with a 3-1 success at Plymouth Argyle.

Carl Fletcher moved to Plymouth Argyle on a month's loan.

Neil Warnock endured an unhappy return to Sheffield as Crystal Palace lost 2-0 against Wednesday.

Crystal Palace held second-placed Birmingham City to a goalless draw at Selhurst Park.

Palace's play-off hopes were dealt another blow as Watford ran out 2-0 winners at Vicarage Road.

March

Defender Danny Butterfield joined Charlton on loan until the end of the campaign.

Palace signed Republic of Ireland striker Anthony Stokes on loan for the rest of the season.

Crystal Palace suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at home to league leaders Wolves.

Striker Rui Fonte had his loan extended at Crystal Palace until the end of the season.

The Eagles gave their faint play-off hopes a boost by winning 2-1 at home to Preston.

Crystal Palace threw away a two-goal lead to lose 4-2 at Burnley.

Palace returned to winning form with a 3-1 win at play-off chasing Swansea City.

The Eagles let slip another lead to lose 3-1 at struggling Barnsley.

Alan Lee joined Norwich City on loan until the end of the season.

Crystal Palace played out a stalemate against promotion-chasing Reading who went down to 10 men.

Sean Scannell misses the rest of the season for a hernia operation.

Keeper Darryl Flahavan joined Leeds on loan until the end of the season.

Shefki Kuqi netted for Finland in their 2-0 win over Wales.

Scannell won the Championship's Apprentice of the Year Award at the 2009 Football League Awards.

April

Crystal Palace and QPR played out a goalless draw at Loftus Road.

Palace youngster Kieron Cadogan scored on his debut to rescue a point in a 1-1 draw against Coventry.

The Eagles were defeated 2-0 in a scoreline that flattered high-flying Cardiff City.

Palace academy star Michael Abnett was handed a professional contract.

Claude Davis misses the rest of the season after being accused of elbowing Cardiff's Roger Johnson.

Crystal Palace suffered a 1-0 defeat away to relegation-threatened Southampton.

Ten-man Crystal Palace returned to winning form to beat Derby County 1-0.

Palace were beaten 2-0 by Doncaster Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium.

May

Neil Warnock pledged his future to Crystal Palace by signing a new contract until 2011.

Crystal Palace ended the season in 15th place after a goalless draw at home to Sheffield United on the final day.

Palace right-back Nathaniel Clyne penned a three year contract.

Oster, Paul Ifill, James Scowcroft, Fletcher, Flinders, Ryan Carolan, James Dayton, Jamie Smith and David Wilkinson plus Second Year scholars Graeme Edwards and Kieron Thorp have been told to leave.

Shefki Kuqi, Alesanne N'Diaye, Wiggins plus Second Year scholars, Michael Abnett, Nathaniel Pinney and Hakeem Adelakun have been offered new contracts.

Julian Speroni was crowned Player of the Year, while Nathaniel Clyne won the Young Player of the Year award.

2008/09 Review part 1

2008/09 reports

2008/09 squad stats

Final Championship table


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