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2012/13 Season Review Part 1

June 12 2013

Dougie Freedman

Dougie Freedman

Crystal Palace savoured a memorable Championship campaign and here are the key moments.


Crystal Palace book their place in the second round of the Capital One Cup after a 2-1 win at Exeter.

Young midfielder Alex Marrow joins League Two club Fleetwood Town on loan.

Palace concede two goals at the death to lose 3-2 at home to Watford.

The Eagles suffer a second straight league defeat with a 4-1 reverse at Bristol City.

Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman pleads for patience as his new-look side beds in.

Cardiff City defender Darcy Blake signs for Palace.

Midfielder duo Yannick Bolasie and Andre Moritz join Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace's poor start to the season continues with a 2-1 loss at Middlesbrough.

Captain Paddy McCarthy is sidelined for up to six weeks with a groin injury he picked up in pre-season. It ends up keeping him out for the rest of the campaign.

Palace's terrible start to the season continues with a shock 4-1 Capital One Cup defeat at Preston of League One.

The Eagles snap up central defender Damien Delaney on a free transfer.

Blackburn striker David Goodwillie comes to Selhurst Park on loan.

Crystal Palace release midfielder Andy Dorman by mutual consent.


Crystal Palace claim their first league win of the season with a 2-1 triumph at home to Sheffield Wednesday.

Palace pair David Wright and Kwesi Appiah make one-month loan moves.

Crystal Palace secure local bragging rights with a 1-0 win at Charlton.

Defender Danny Gabbidon arrives at Crystal Palace on a free.

Palace have to settle for a point in a 1-1 draw at home to 10-man Nottingham Forest.

The Eagles come back from two nil down to beat Cardiff City 3-2.

Crystal Palace continue their good run with a 1-0 win at Bolton.


Palace extend their unbeaten streak to six matches after a 2-1 win at Wolves.

Crystal Palace stage a brilliant comeback to win 4-3 at home to Burnley.

Freedman and Glenn Murray win Septemberís Manager and Player of the Month awards respectively.

Boss Freedman plays down rumours that he is interested in the vacant managerial position at Bolton Wanderers.

Crystal Palace draw 2-2 with Millwall after giving away a two-goal lead to their South London rivals.

The Eagles refuse permission for Bolton Wanderers to speak to manager Freedman.

Crystal Palace now decide to allow Bolton to talk to Freedman regarding their vacant managerial position.

Palace confirm that Lennie Lawrence and Curtis Fleming will be in charge for the match against Barnsley.

Freedman leaves Crystal Palace to join Bolton Wanderers as their manager.

Managerless Crystal Palace let in a late goal to draw 1-1 at Barnsley.

Crystal Palace, with Freedman now gone, topple Championship leaders Leicester with a 2-1 away win.


Lennie Lawrence leaves the club to join Freedman at Bolton.

Caretaker Fleming takes charge of Crystal Palace when they host Blackburn.

Palace confirm that Ian Holloway has signed a four-and-a-half year contract to become their new manager.

A brace from Murray stretches Crystal Palace's unbeaten run to 11 games as they beat Blackburn 2-0.

Crystal Palace soar to the top of the Championship after thrashing Ipswich Town 5-0.

First team coach Fleming links up with Freedman at Bolton Wanderers.

Young Palace striker Ibra Sekajja goes out on loan to MK Dons.

The Eagles stay top of the Championship after securing a 2-1 victory over strugglers Peterborough.

Wilfried Zaha makes his full senior England debut in the 4-2 defeat to Sweden.

Palace stretch their lead at the top of the Championship with a 3-0 win at home to Derby.

Zaha is awarded the Championship PFA Fans' Player of the Month award.

Bolasie's agent confirms the Crystal Palace winger won't play at January's African Cup of Nations.

Delaney pens a new two-year contract with Crystal Palace.

Zaha wins October's Football League Young Player of the Month award.

Palace's brilliant unbeaten run comes to an end after Leeds ran out 2-1 winners at Elland Road.

Crystal Palace play out a goalless draw away to Hull City.


Palace secure a nice 3-0 derby win over 10-man Brighton to move back to the top of the Championship.

Holloway's side lets in a late equaliser to draw 2-2 at home to Blackpool.

Palace blow a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Birmingham City.

Palace let slip another advantage and have to make do with a 1-1 draw at home to Huddersfield.

Crystal Palace lose another lead to lose 2-1 at Championship leaders Cardiff.

Palace waste yet another advantage to draw 2-2 in stoppage time at Nottingham Forest.

2012/13 Season Review Part 2

2012/13 Results

2012/13 Match reports

2012/13 Squad stats

2012/13 League progress chart

Final Championship table

2012/13 Transfers

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