Struggling United dig out the cotton wool

Kingston Guardian: Impressive: Isaac Philpott made his debut in the 1-0 win over Concord Rangers on Monday             All pictures: Paul Loughlin

2:16pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Sutton United boss Paul Doswell is wrapping up his stars in cotton wool ahead of the Skrill South play-offs.

Palace winger will have a final word on the destination of the Premier League title

Kingston Guardian: Involved: Yannick Bolasie is looking forward to taking on title contenders Manchester City and Liverpool

10:12am Thursday 24th April 2014

Crystal Palace midfielder Yannick Bolasie is looking forward to playing a major role in the Premier League title race.

Police probe 'head butt' on Carshalton footballer

Kingston Guardian: Charlie Wassmer

6:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

A police investigation has been launched after a player for Margate FC appeared to headbutt a Carshalton Athletic player.

Chelsea trio charged

Kingston Guardian: Chelsea assistant head coach Rui Faria, left, tried to confront referee Mike Dean after Sunderland's Fabio Borini scored

6:21pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, his assistant Rui Faria and midfielder Ramires have been charged by the Football Association for their actions in last Saturday's controversial loss to Sunderland.

Crystal Palace chaplain hails miraculous season for Eagles

Kingston Guardian: Chris Roe

9:58am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A football club and shopping centre are not the first places you associate with the church, but they are the basis for Reverend Chris Roe's work.

Stubborn Chelsea secure stalemate

Kingston Guardian: Neither side could create many clear-cut chances in the Spanish capital

10:07pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Jose Mourinho was unapologetically grumpy on the eve of the Champions League semi-final first leg at Atletico Madrid and his team were unwaveringly stubborn in a goalless draw at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.

Cech's season ended by injury

Kingston Guardian: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, left, says Petr Cech, right, won't play again this season

11:01pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Petr Cech's season is at a premature end after the Chelsea goalkeeper was injured in the Champions League semi-final first leg goalless draw at Atletico Madrid.

AFC Wimbledon face points deduction for ineligible player

Kingston Guardian: AFC Wimbledon v Cheltenham March 2014 David Purday

2:11pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

UPDATED 4pm: AFC Wimbledon could be deducted points by the Football League after fielding an ineligible player, the club has announced.

Enjoy the moment says Fowler, because Whyteleafe are the champions

Kingston Guardian: Make the most of it: The Whyteleafe players get the promotion party started                       Picture: Chris Layton

10:32am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Whyteleafe are the champions of the Southern Counties East League – and boss John Fowler wants his players to make the most of the moment.

Ryman League Round Up - Week 35

Kingston Guardian: Boss job: Tony Reid enjoys hitting the winner for Walton & Hersham over Worthing on Saturday       SP81843

9:07am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Kingstonian cemented their spot in the play-offs with a 5-1 hammering of Carshalton Athletic at Kingsmeadow on Monday.

Brentford will be motivated for final fortnight

Kingston Guardian: Head strong: Brentford defender James Tarkowski scored int he first half

9:06am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Brentford boss Mark Warburton has insisted his men will not lack motivation over the last two games of the season.  

Hazard misses Chelsea training

Kingston Guardian: Eden Hazard missed Chelsea's open training session

4:04pm Monday 21st April 2014

Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard missed Chelsea's open training session on the eve of the Champions League semi-final first leg at Atletico Madrid.

Brentford end Easter holiday with stalemate in Milton Keynes

Kingston Guardian: On target: Brentford striker Clayton Donaldson score his 18th goal of the season at MK Dons

4:58pm Monday 21st April 2014

Brentford completed a dramatic Easter holiday with a 2-2 draw at MK Dons on Monday.

Pulis praises 'wonderful' Palace as West Ham victory equals club record of five straight Premier League wins

Kingston Guardian: Philosophy: Tony Pulis is in tune with his Palace players

8:01am Monday 21st April 2014

Thanks to Mile Jedinak’s 59th penalty, smashed home in front of the sell-out Palace away support in east London, the Eagles now lie in 11th place with 43 points.

Matic wants to take back control

Kingston Guardian: Nemanja Matic believes Chelsea must regain control of their season at Atletico Madrid on Tuesday

1:58pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Chelsea must wrestle back control of their season in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final at Atletico Madrid, according to Nemanja Matic.

Mourinho makes official point

Kingston Guardian: Jose Mourinho tasted defeat in a Premier League game at Stamford Bridge for the first time on Saturday

7:59am Sunday 20th April 2014

Jose Mourinho oozed irony as he hailed referee Mike Dean and referees' boss Mike Riley for "unbelievable" performances in the wake of Chelsea's Barclays Premier League title-threatening 2-1 home defeat to Sunderland.

Pulis praises Palace attack

Kingston Guardian: Tony Pulis hailed his forwards after their performance at Upton Park

7:59am Sunday 20th April 2014

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis believes his team deserve more credit for their attacking talents after the Eagles guaranteed Barclays Premier League survival with a 1-0 win at West Ham.

Easter message from Crystal Palace chaplain Chris Roe

Kingston Guardian: Chris Roe

6:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Happy Easter to everyone!

Sunderland end Mourinho record

Kingston Guardian: Samuel Eto'o reacts after a missed shot during the defeat to Sunderland

7:55pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Blunders from veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and full-back Cesar Azpilicueta allowed Sunderland to inflict Jose Mourinho's first home league defeat as Chelsea manager and hand Liverpool control in the Barclays Premier League title race.

Eriksen stars as Spurs sink Fulham

Kingston Guardian: Paulinho, right, celebrates netting the opener

3:08pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Christian Eriksen was again the architect as Tottenham halted embattled Fulham's Barclays Premier League resurgence at White Hart lane.

Palace maintain fine form

Kingston Guardian: Mile Jedinak scored the only goal in Crystal Palace's win

5:57pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Mile Jedinak's second-half penalty secured Crystal Palace a gutsy 1-0 victory at West Ham and guaranteed the Eagles' survival in the Barclays Premier League for another season.

Crystal Palace boss: "We're safe, but let's not carried away - there is more to do"

Kingston Guardian: Philosophy: Tony Pulis is in tune with his Palace players

9:07am Saturday 19th April 2014

Tony Pulis reckons avoiding relegation to the Championship is nothing to get carried away with, not yet.

Brentford promotion is Warburton's greatest moment

Kingston Guardian: Delighted: Brentford boss mark Warburton was a happy man at the final whistle

8:18pm Friday 18th April 2014

Brentford boss Mark Warburton will reflect on leading the club into the Championship as his greatest achievement, while celebrating Bees fans pinch themselves.

Sutton United’s Doswell is down dealing with a defensive dilemma

Kingston Guardian: Missing: The talisman Charlie Clough could be out for the remainder of the season           SP81948

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Sutton United’s Skrill South promotion dreams have been thrown into turmoil after boss Paul Doswell admitted they are facing a defensive nightmare.

Ardley backs his goal-shy striking partnerships

Kingston Guardian: Most prolific: Michael Smith scored 10 goals in 25 appearances in a Dons shirt, including this effort against Dagenham & Redbridge in November

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Boss Neal Ardley has defended his forward thinking strategy despite a lack of goals this season.

Eagles defender admits he may have upset Evertonian relatives

Kingston Guardian: Scouser Scott Dann may have some explaining to do to his Bluenose family members. Picture by Edmund Boyden.

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Scott Dann admitted he may have upset a few family members when he scored his first goal for Crystal Palace against Everton at Goodison Park.

Whyteleafe teeter on the edge of promotion as champions

Kingston Guardian: High hopes: John Fowler faces a weekend that could change everything for Whyteleafe                 SP72974

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Boss John Fowler is standing on the brink of writing a new chapter in the history of Whyteleafe FC.

Brentford deserve promotion and to stay in the Championship, says boss Warburton

Kingston Guardian: Deserving: Mark Warburton wants promotion sooner rather than later

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Brentford boss Mark Warburton wants promotion sooner rather than later, not least because his men deserve it.

Ks spend money well on Laidler

Kingston Guardian: Influential: Kingstonian new boy Steve Laidler hooks the ball towards goal on Saturday

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Alan Dowson believes midfielder Steve Laidler is the man behind Kingstonian’s Ryman Premier League play-off charge.  

Fergie told Pulis to manage Palace

Kingston Guardian: Tony Pulis, pictured, has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson influenced his decision to take the Crystal Palace job

3:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson was a key influence in his decision to take on the job at a time when he had considerable doubts about it himself.

Striker excited by prospect of West Ham return

Kingston Guardian: Chamakh celebrates his winner

7:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Marouane Chamakh is looking forward to returning to West Ham when Crystal Palace visit Upton Park for a London derby this weekend.

Former Arsenal forward happy to do Gunners favour with Everton win

Kingston Guardian: No happy Arsenal return for former Gunners striker

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Marouane Chamakh admitted he was pleased to do his former club Arsenal a big favour last night by helping Crystal Palace stun Everton 3-2.

Dons thrive on the loan system, insists boss Ardley

Kingston Guardian: He's a loan man: Danny Hylton scored on his debut against Hartlepool in January                SP82538

4:35pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has claimed there is a world of difference between the loan system between clubs in the Premier League, and between those at the bottom of the Football League pyramid.

Cardiff City demand Crystal Palace are docked three points over leaked team-sheet claim

Kingston Guardian: Speculation: Tony Pulis has played down Cardiff City's "leak" claims

12:49pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Cardiff City have demanded that Crystal Palace's three points picked up in Wales in April should be wiped out.

Hampton sharp shooter not motivated by personal accolades

Kingston Guardian: Firing blanks: Hampton players argue among themselves after Thamesmead Town took the lead on Saturday

5:22pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Charlie Moone might be top of the Ryman Premier League goal scoring charts, but personal accolades do not motivate him.  

When the King of Carshalton met the Sultan of Sutton

Kingston Guardian: Stitch this: Ricky Boylan and Paul Doswell get up close and personal

11:57am Thursday 17th April 2014

Carshalton boxer Ricky Boylan returned to his childhood stomping ground on Saturday to watch Sutton United cement their place in the Skrill South play-offs.

Corinthian Casuals steal points to stand on brink of Ryman safety

Kingston Guardian: Almost there: Corinthian Casuals chief Matt Howard has performed a minor miracle at King George's Field this season

5:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Corinthian Casuals boss Matt Howard reckons he might have been under house arrest on Tuesday night after his side burgled the points that could land Ryman Division One South safety.

Comedian Eddie Izzard enjoying Crystal Palace success

Kingston Guardian: L-R Maxi Jazz, Stephen Browett and Eddie Izzard

9:31am Thursday 17th April 2014

Eddie Izzard has warned the top half of the Premier League that Crystal Palace will be coming for them next season.

Pulis speaks of Crystal Palace pride after safety all but guaranteed by Everton win

Kingston Guardian: Welsh roots: Tony Pulis watched Cardiff City as a young boy

10:59pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Tony Pulis has spoken of his pride about the fact Crystal Palace will be in the top flight again next season after reaching 40 points tonight at Goodison Park.

Eagles march on with stunning Toffees win

Kingston Guardian: High praise: Cameron Jerome is loving Palace under the leadership of Tony Pulis

9:48pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Crystal Palace recorded a fourth straight victory at Everton tonight to all but secure their Premier League status for another season.

Simeone won't stop Costa Blues move

Kingston Guardian: Diego Simeone, pictured, does not know whether Diego Costa will remain with Atletico Madrid beyond the end of this season

2:51pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has admitted he may be powerless to stop star striker Diego Costa joining Chelsea in the summer.

Palace and Brighton fans to go head to head for charity

Kingston Guardian: The two teams from last year (pic credit Seb Daly)

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Rivalries will be set aside as Crystal Palace and Brighton fans go head to head for charity next month.

Ryman League round up week 34

Kingston Guardian: Bang: Dee Okejie's scores the Ks winner over Lowestoft on Saturday            DeadlinePix: BT84434

8:57am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Kingstonian took another step towards cementing a play-off berth thanks to Dee Okejie’s winner over fellow promotion hopefuls Lowestoft.

Pulis: We want Ince to stay at Crystal Palace

Kingston Guardian: Bit-part role: Tom Ince in action during the defeat to Southampton

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Tony Pulis has revealed that Crystal Palace are keen to sign loanee Tom Ince on a permanent deal when the transfer window opens this summer.

Five star - Leatherhead secure home play-off with a stellar demolition of Crawley Down Gatwick

Kingston Guardian: Opener: Tom Parkinson grabbed the first goal in Leatherhead's 5-0 win at Crawley Down Gatwick

12:56pm Monday 14th April 2014

Leatherhead ripped into relegation-threatened Crawley Down Gatwick on Saturday to secure another three points and home advantage in the Ryman Division One South play-off semi- finals.

Puncheon gives full credit to Pulis for his and Palace's revival

Kingston Guardian: Crystal Palace v Aston Villa - Selhurst Park - Premier League - April 12, 2014

10:30am Monday 14th April 2014

Crystal Palace’s man of the moment Jason Puncheon has praised Tony Pulis for turning his season around after giving the winger confidence to overcome his homecoming jitters.

Puncheon not convinced Eagles are safe yet despite Aston Villa success

Kingston Guardian: Crystal Palace v Aston Villa - Selhurst Park - Premier League - April 12, 2014

10:12am Monday 14th April 2014

Jason Puncheon is refusing to take survival for granted as Crystal Palace travel to Goodison Park full of confidence after recording a third straight victory over relegation rivals Aston Villa.

Keeper in confident mood ahead of Everton trip

Kingston Guardian: Crystal Palace v Aston Villa - Selhurst Park - Premier League - April 12, 2014

9:50am Monday 14th April 2014

Julian Speroni says Crystal Palace head to Everton full of belief after three straight wins lifted the Eagles to the brink of safety.

Kingstonian boss not getting carried away with play-off charge

Kingston Guardian: On target: Ks midfielder Dee Okojie fires hoem the winner in Saturday's 1-0 triumph over Lowestoft Town

7:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Kingstonian boss Alan Dowson revealed there were no celebrations after Saturday's 1-0 win over Lowestoft Town - because the job of securing a Ryman Premeir League play-off spot was still to be done.

Warburton pleased despite Swindon defeat for Brentford

Kingston Guardian: Off: Brentford midfielder Adam Forshaw saw red early in the second half after picking up a second yellow card

6:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Brentford boss Mark Warburton was far from disappointed with his side's 1-0 defeat at Swindon Town on Saturday.








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