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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Eagle Eye… the Palace fanzine… the blog

Oh, hello!

This seemed like a good idea when we were in the pub, which is where all of Eagle Eye's greatest ideas emerged.

It has been a long time since we ceased the old A4 photocopied and prittsticked fanzine, leaving the admirable Palace Echo to soldier on in our place, but blogs have tempted us back. The lure of talking pure rubbish about the famous Crystal Palace FC was too great. And, thank heavens for the internet because we don't have to get it printed, and we don't have to stand in the rain trying to flog it to the shivering band of devotees and the odd away fan who would then sheepishly return saying: 'Sorry, I thought it was the programme.'

For those of you who don't know what Eagle Eye is or was, we were among the first of that celebrated wave of football fanzines that shook the game up in the late 1980s by taking the piddle out of players, managers and chairmen (and just look at the sport now, eh, marvelous isn't it? Ummm). We did all that for a while, drank far too heavily, and then went off to have lives, kids and that kind of thing, but we never stopped loving Palace and now technology has caught up with us and, even though we're increasingly a bunch of out of touch old gits at a loss to understand how anyone could possibly like Snow Patrol, we can now witter on again about, oh I don't know... things.

We envisage this blog to be shambolic, we're not too fussed about making it look nice, but we do hope to enjoy ourselves. We used to pride ourselves that Eagle Eye had so many contributors and this hopefully will be no different. If you want to comment or add to the general silliness, feel free. If you want to submit articles there will be an email address somewhere and we'll happily consider posting it up for you.

It does seem a little strange, looking around, that football and CPFC in particular appears to have failed to colonise the 'blogosphere' (what a dreadful word). Perhaps that's because the CPFC BBS at www.cpfc.org and Holmesdale Online at www.holmesdale.net are so wonderful, and we're also well served by many other Palace sites, notably www.palace-echo.net. However we feel there's room for Eagle Eye's take on things too. We may well be the first dedicated Palace blog but it doesn't matter too much, hopefully we can complement what's already out there and add a little hilarity back into the lives of Palace supporters everywhere (and even the odd visiting fan, you're most welcome).

Look out for all manner of drivel over the coming days and weeks...

Anyway, Palace for the Cup! Good luck tomorrow you Eagles, although Peter Taylor hardly inspired confidence with his battle cry: 'I never seem to do very well in the cups.' Oh blimey.

5 comments:

Neil said...

Is this the Official Club Blog, mate?

Neil said...

Sorry

Tony said...

I doubt that there is an official club blog.

The official Crystal Palace FC website is at www.cpfc.co.uk

Tony said...

Actually, Neil, I've only just got that joke....

Neil said...

hee hee hee