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Interview with Scott Dann – December 2018 – Jonathon Rogers

This feature first appeared in the Crystal Palace v Burnley matchday programme – 1st December 2018 Having been a mainstay of the Palace side for so many years, it has been strange to watch the Eagles go throughout 2018 without Scott Dann as part of their backline. Having been robbed of nearly a year of…
— Read on jonathonrogers.com/2018/12/01/interview-with-scott-dann-december-2018/

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Interview with Jordan Ayew – December 2018 – Jonathon Rogers

This feature first appeared in the Crystal Palace v Chelsea matchday programme – 30th December 2018 Jordan Ayew’s exploits over the past few years have helped him become a household name, but what you might not know is that he is a part of one of world football’s most decorated dynasties. Jonathon Rogers speaks to…
— Read on jonathonrogers.com/2018/12/30/interview-with-jordan-ayew-december-2018/

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“HUMBLING EXPERIENCE” SAYS EAGLES MANAGER ROY HODGSON AS HE AND AN “ECSTATIC” DONNA FRASER GET FREEDOM OF BOROUGH OF CROYDON

“HUMBLING EXPERIENCE” SAYS EAGLES MANAGER ROY HODGSON AS HE AND AN “ECSTATIC” DONNA FRASER GET FREEDOM OF BOROUGH OF CROYDON

“HUMBLING EXPERIENCE” SAYS EAGLES MANAGER ROY HODGSON AS HE AND AN “ECSTATIC” DONNA FRASER GET FREEDOM OF BOROUGH OF CROYDON
— Read on newsfromcrystalpalace.wordpress.com/2018/12/07/humbling-experience-says-eagles-manager-roy-hodgson-as-he-and-an-ecstatic-donna-fraser-get-freedom-of-borough-of-croydon/

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Palace win at last

1-0 at home to Norwich the first win since the start of the year (yes that long!)

Man of the match – Jason Puncheon

  
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It pays to keep the faith

  
There’s life and then there’s football as someone once said.

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Visit to the Swanage steam railway

As mentioned earlier, on the way back from Weymouth we popped in on the Swanage railway. Starting from Norden we met Battle of Britain class loco  Manston which was to be our engine (seen at Norden about to uncouple and run round).

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After a 25 minute ride to Swanage we got off and Manston ran round for the return trip.

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After a walk down to the seafront and a spot of lunch we returned to the station for the 2 O clock train – having a wander round the station I met up with a Cl.08 shunter which had brought in the carriages for the diner special.

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I would of got more photos of the class 33 instead it decided to move before I could get to the end of the platform

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One thing that did tickle my fancy were the old posters – whether they are original or reproductions it is hard to say but it was good to see the Palace being advertised.

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For the return journey we rode back in the Devon Belle observation car – for a pound supplement we treated ourselves to a ride in comfort. Very plush and lovingly restored with a history of the coach thrown in.

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Although we were supposed to leave at 2pm we did not leave till about 2.15pm. As I took a lot of video it soon flattened my batteries so unfortunately there were no more photos of the return.

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A good trip – very impressed by the railway.