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Pod 33 | I don’t think you’re ready for this Kelly … Statman, Kelly, Dunn and Hodgson

Close your eyes and open your ears because it’s the thirty third instalment of the Official Palace Pod! Statman is back from his minimoon with a healthy tan and after a bit of cricket chat (sorry) he hits us for six with his best stats. He’s also got a new jingle. We are also sorry about that. Martin Kelly has now been at the club for five years and he spoke to Premier League Productions ahead of the game against Villa. Palace have a new signing from Sevilla! Yes that’s right, we’ve dipped...


Pod 32 | Looking for Ward ... Ward, Warlow, Browett and Hodgson

In this week's pod we're looking forward to Manchester and pretending Sheffield never happened. First up it's club stalwart Joel Ward chatting to the Premier League about settling back into a regular starting role. With Statman away getting married, Rob Warlow of walks and talks his way to New Beckenham station. Steve Browett also hopefully used public transport after taste-testing the new craft ale bar at Selhurst park. In his own words, he gives us the news of the brews....


Pod 31 | Let’s all get Gary’d away … Cahill, Blazer, Milivojevic and Hodgson

The Official Palace Pod is back! It’s been a few weeks but the Eagle-flavoured voices have returned to your ears. First up, new signing Gary Cahill reveals how he’s settled in at the club and how pleased he is to be playing on the same team as Wilfried Zaha. With Statman away on his jollies, it’s an opportunity to get to know new matchday programme editor Dan Blazer, who tells us what to look out for this season. Luka Milivojevic has signed a new contract so Chris asked him a mix of cliche...


Pod 30 | Clean Sheets & Filthy Stats … Speroni, Statman and Robin.

The Official Palace Pod has landed bang on time for your journey home this evening or even your train ride to tomorrow's Beer Festival... And this week's edition is a special double-header, featuring two indisputable club legends. First up is Julian Speroni, who, before leaving the club, sat down and spoke at length with the Ben Mountain of the Palace programme to run through his career and 15 years with the club. You can hear his last lengthy interview in full in the pod as he discusses...


Pod 29 | Along Came a Spider … Parish, Milivojevic, Wan-Bissaka, Hodgson and Statman

Pod 29 | Along Came a Spider … Parish, Milivojevic, Wan-Bissaka, Hodgson and Statman This week’s pod is all about awards. Steve Parish was in attendance at Boxpark in East Croydon where the club held their free-to-enter end of season bash. Chris Grierson and Kelly Somers spoke to the Chairman and Manager live on stage. Club captain Luka Milivojevic was also there presenting AWB with his Players’ Player of the Season award so we hear his thoughts on the season for both the team as a whole and...


Pod 28 | He's just too Butch for you ... Butcher, Zaha, Sampson, Stephenson and Hodgson

Special guest on this week's pod is former England and Surrey Cricketer (and Palace fan!) Mark Butcher who talks about the current Palace team, memories of being taught by Steve Kember and why he wasn't wearing shoes in a Palace kit shoot with Andrew Johnson. Wilfried Zaha went back to his old school, Whitehorse Manor, this week so Chris spoke to him and two of his former teachers. Statman became a tourist as he finally left the stadium and ventured to the Training Ground in Beckenham. Where...


Pod 27 | Voulez-vous (Zaha!) ... Zaha, Kelly, Statman and Hodgson.

It's all about the first team in Pod 27 of the Official Palace Pod. Representing the attack is Wilfried Zaha, who opens up about his season so far and rues the fact he won't be taking penalties off of Luka any time soon! Martin Kelly is our defensive spokesman this week, chatting to Ian Abrahams from talkSPORT about his recent run in the team. Statman's only contribution to the first team is to make up stats about them each every week…but we'll let him carry on nonetheless. And finally the...


Pod 26 | Fantasy Fitness ... Statman, Guyett, FPL Guys and Hodgson.

The Pod ventures into enemy territory this week as Chris chats to Statman in the away team dressing room at Selhurst Park. Elsewhere in the world of Crystal Palace, Head of Sports Science and Strength & Conditioning Scott Guyett goes into fascinating detail about how the team are prepared for playing three games in a week. If you're a Fantasy Premier League enthusiast then you'll love hearing from two FPL experts who happen to be Palace fans. If you're not a Fantasy Premier League enthusiast...


Pod 25 | Don't mess with the Zoltan ... Meyer, Gera, Jordan, Bright and Hodgson.

Crystal Palace spent some time in Hungary recently with Eagles cult hero Gábor Király and the former 'keeper was great value on his time at the club, discussing stories from throughout his red and blue career. And whilst over there, the Eagles' media team bumped into Király's international counterpart, Zoltán Gera, and the former West Bromwich Albion midfielder revealed just how close he came to pulling on the red and blue of south London's finest. Gera's revelation can be heard on the...


Pod 24 | So Much Hart ... The Kooks, Wan-Bissaka, Hart, Statman and Hodgson.

It's the end of another week and the Official Palace Pod has landed right on time for your commute home from work today or pre-match listening tomorrow morning. This episode kicks-off with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, who sat down and spoke with Premier League Productions following his visit to a local primary school with the Palace for Life Foundation. He talks with Kelly Somers about role models, his desire to score and his motivation growing up. Next up we have the Brighton preview everyone wants...


Pod 23 | Mr Reliable ... Kelly, Statman, FPL James and Hodgson.

Palace TV's Chris Grierson caught up with Martin Kelly to discuss the defender's new contract, reflect on his Palace highlights so far and to pose your questions to the man himself. Unfortunately, Martin has been ruled out of Saturday's game against Leicester City, which was confirmed by Roy Hodgson in his pre-match press conference. The full thing features on the podcast, with the boss touching on his becoming the oldest manager in Premier League history, assessing the threat the Foxes pose...


Pod 22 | Cheik Your Blind Spots ... Kouyaté, Wan-Bissaka, Statman, Shaw, Pierrick and Hodgson.

The Official Palace Pod has landed just in time for matchday and is full of the usual array of interviews, chats, stats and facts that you could want to listen to before Palace face off with West Ham United at 15.00 on Saturday. This week's edition starts with Cheikhou Kouyate, who let Palace TV into his car earlier in the week and spoke about English food, the worst Palace passenger and leaving Senegal aged just 17\. You can hear what he had to say in its entirety for free in the Pod. Next...


21: Pod 21 | Batsman Begins ... Batshuayi, Milivojevic, Perri, Sako, Parish & the Academy, and Statman

This edition is bursting with interviews, starting off with captain Luka Milivojevic who spoke with Premier League Productions earlier today to look ahead to the clash with Fulham. Following him is a trio of new signings for Palace, kicking-off with the latest of them all: Michy Batshuayi, speaking on his first day in Beckenham. Up next is Lucas Perri, who spoke with Palace TV about signing for the Eagles, Brazil and how he learnt to speak English. Completing the interviews with Palace's...


Pod 20 | 18 Weeks Out ... Benteke, Van Aanholt, Statman and Hodgson.

Another week, another Palace Pod! This time recorded from the broadcast gallery at Selhurst Park. On the Pod this week... Patrick van Aanholt chats to Premier League Productions ahead of the trip to Anfield. Christian Benteke talks us through his lengthy recovery from a knee injury. Statman is in awe of the amount of screens before his eyes. And finally, Roy masterfully bats away questions in his weekly press conference.


Pod 19 | Not Just a Hat-Trick ... Butterfield, Townsend, Statman and Hodgson.

It’s Friday afternoon, which means it’s time to fill your ears with the Official Palace Pod. Danny Butterfield is the star of the show as in a 35 minute uncut interview he guides us through his eventful 8 year spell at the club. Guest number two is Andros Townsend, speaking straight after receiving his Premier League Goal of the Month award for that rocket volley against Manchester City. Statman is very excited to be invited into one of the post-match interview rooms for this week’s rundown...


18: Pod 18 | Christmas Podding … Benteke, Wan-Bissaka, Sakho, Statman, and Hodgson

It’s pod time again and the Official Palace Pod has slid down the chimney and landed under your audio tree, with Episode 18 packed full of first team interviews. Christian Benteke is first up as he talks us through what he got up to at Crisis Skylight London and why it’s important for him to help those less fortunate not just this Christmas but throughout the year. Next up is Aaron Wan-Bissaka looking ahead to the festive fixtures and revealing that the fans make the team fearless. The...


Pod 17 | Ertl Power ... Statman, Schlupp, Bright, Ertl and Hodgson

It’s that time of the week again and the Official Palace Pod has landed, with a bumper Episode 17 bringing you everything you’ll need to hear about Palace. Kicking us off is Statman who, among everything else, reveals just how long after a match finishes that a player can be booked. The answer may surprise you… Following him is last week’s goalscorer Jeffrey Schlupp, who spoke with Premier League Productions before facing his former club of 12 years on Saturday. Mark Bright then bursts onto...


Pod 16 | Palace, Actually … Greengrass, Nighy, McArthur and Hodgson

It's episode 16 of the Official Palace Pod and we're off to the movies. Hollywood director and Palace nut Paul Greengrass chats about the season so far and the highs and lows of following the Eagles. We catch up with screen legend Bill Nighy at the annual Crystal Palace Supporters Children's Charity party to hear about his involvement with the trust, and get the lowdown on some other famous Palace fans. Macca keeps us up to date with the mood in the camp during this busy period leading up to...


Pod 15 | A month of Wayne … Hennessey, Parish, Hodgson, Statman, Zaha, Wan-Bissaka and Butler.

The weekly Palace Pod is here and, as ever, is packed with all you’ll want to hear ahead of Crystal Palace’s home game against Burnley on Saturday. Player of the Month Wayne Hennessey talks about his fantastic run of form, then Chairman Steve Parish speaks with Roy Hodgson at Palace's Boxpark Takeover where CPLFC defender Jordan Butler, Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka spoke with Alex Howell.