CPFC DSA Newsletter – August 2022

crystal Palace football ground before a game

New members, Twitter and Football is back!

Well at long last the new season has arrived and we can all get back to enjoying our football again 

Before I do get to the football though I have some great news for you all.

Firstly with some great work from Ian and Lyndsey we have launched our twitter page @cpfcdsa and already we have over 450 followers. If you haven't already done so, I would urge you to follow us, to keep up with our the latest news. If you are a DSA member please send us a direct message when you follow us and we will follow you back.

Screenshot of CPFC DSA Twitter feed

Secondly the Club sent an email to all of the Disabled Supporters on their database about the DSA this has already resulted in 30 new Members within the first 24 hours of the letter being sent. Let's hope we get more fans join us. If you know of anyone who would benefit from joining your DSA then please let them know about us. 

This link has more details about how to join and is an easy way to share membership info https://www.cpfcdsa.org/join-the-cpfc-dsa

Footballer Wilf Zaha

So now to the football. We had the privilege of opening the New Premier League Season with a home game against Arsenal. What a great display the HF put on, personally I think it was the best I have ever seen.

As for the result it was a bit disappointing although I thought we could have got at least a draw, as some of the football we played was very exciting to see. I thought all the players put in a great shift.

Then it was off to Liverpool for our first away game, where nobody gave us a chance of getting any sort of result. I must admit it was a very tough start for us. But yet again we played some great football and I thought Patrick Vieira got his tactics spot on and we got a well deserved draw and our first point of the season.

Next up it was Villa at home, another tough fixture, but I think you’ll all agree it was a very exciting game and what can I say except we played them off the park with some excellent football.

I genuinely feel we are playing some of the best football I have ever seen in all my 60 years of supporting Palace.

So 4 points from our first 3 games is genuinely better than what I had anticipated and next up it’s Man City away. Well we've beat them there for the last 2 seasons so why not go for the hat trick?

Let’s not forget Our Carabo Cup fixture against Oxford Utd and a nice little coach trip up the M4. With 4 games in 2 weeks Patrick made 9 changes with debuts to Sam Johnstone, Kaden Rodney and Killian Phillips. The first half was pretty quiet but after a few subs the second half was much better with Eze and Olise in particular looking real good. With goals from Edouard and a penalty from Luka we secured our place in the 3rd round with an away tie against Newcastle. Not an impossible task and it was good to hear from Patrick that he takes these Cup games seriously.

Here's looking forward to the rest of the Season and finishing well.

Dave May

Chairman, CPFC DSA Chairman


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