All the stories surrounding SE25 in the last 24 hours.
The unattributed report also stated that Fletcher has been working “on a shoestring budget” at Argyle and has forged “a reputation as one of the best young managers around”.
Fletcher has compiled a record of 14 wins, 20 draws and 18 defeats in 52 npower League Two games since replacing Peter Reid, initially in a caretaker capacity, in September 2011. He signed as a player for the Pilgrims from Palace in February 2009, at first on loan before completing a full transfer that summer.
However, the Eagles have refused him permission to speak to the pair, who are currently acting as the caretakers managers as the search continues for a full-time boss to replace Freedman.
“Palace feel that right now it’s not the right time to let them talk to us,” Freedman is quoted as saying in The Sun.
“We’ve made the call and it’s been rejected. We’ll watch this space.”
As the world gets ready to put down their razors and grow tashes for Movemeber, FYP digs into the archives to find the best Palace soup strainers ever.
“On a personal note, it is always sad when someone leaves. But professionally speaking, a football club is a football club and it will remain that way whatever happens.
“I am sure Dougie never felt he was bigger than the club, because no one is. You never know what is going to happen in football, as players you just have to keep working hard.
“It can be difficult not knowing what is going to happen, but all the players are in the same boat, we all know as much as eachother, which is part of the reason we’re so strong.”
KG has given his reaction to Five Year Plan regarding Dougie Freedman’s departure, revealing that the squad as a whole were really down before the game at Oakwell but have stuck together and are still hopeful of maintaining a good position in the league as the season progresses.
It’s an attractive job for whoever comes in. I just hope that no players are going to leave in January. Everyone in the team believes we have the ability to go to the Premier League and if we can keep our players here then we have a really good chance. It’s not all about the money – it’s about the quality you have in your team. I believe we have good players in the starting line-up and on the bench and that can help us finish very high this season, whoever is the manager.
The campaign to get safe standing up and running in UK stadia is gathering pace all the time, with the Tottenham Hotspur blog The Fighting Cock conducting a survey to get a feel for the amount of interest in its implementation, giving a mention to us as one of the clubs who are in favour of it.
The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) have launched a campaign to support the trials of standing areas for fans in top-flight and Championship grounds. Aston Villa have become the first Premier League club to publicly back the campaign, along with Peterborough, Crystal Palace & Bristol City, who have given their support to calls for the Government to allow ‘small-scale trials of safe standing areas’ and have volunteered to host a trial.
Jason Banton has been offered a contract with the club until the end of the season, having impressed the academy staff since the start of his trial, playing a key role in a number of the development squads matches.
At the start of 2011, he was offered a contract after a successful trial at Liverpool.
However, he was on the move again that summer when he signed a one-year deal with Leicester City. But he was soon sent out on loan to League Two side Burton Albion in September that year.
He then tried his luck in the United States with the Seattle Sounders before returning home to the United Kingdom.
There are also a new raft of articles linking Wilf with moves to Manchester United, City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Barcelona and the moon. If you wish to cloud your brain with pointless speculation as to whether he’ll stay or go you can do so here, here or here. Personally, I wouldn’t pay attention to any of it, but I know some people enjoy a good worry.