From claret and blue to red and blue: James Tomkins on making the move to Palace

Having been a part of the furniture at West Ham United, James Tomkins ultimately didn't make the move to their new London Stadium over the summer. Deciding the time was right to try something else, he opted for a fresh start across the city and is already enjoying the new surroundings.

Gunner, Galactico and goalscorer: Emmanuel Adebayor on his career so far

There’s very little that’s certain in football, but one thing that can’t be argued is that Emmanuel Adebayor knows how to hit the back of the net. Having registered on his Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur debuts, the Togolese hitman could become the first player in Premier League history to score on his fourth in a row if he gets his Eagles career off to a flyer, and cap one of the most impressive comeback stories of them all.

200 games up, Zaha states: “You’re going to get an even better Wilf in future!”

These are 10 words that will strike fear into Premier League defences and get Palace fans even more excited for 2016. On 200 occasions they've gasped and cheered at the local boy done good’s displays in red and blue, and on the occasion of his double century of Eagles games his promise that there’s even more to come can only raise excitement levels in SE25 for what the next 12 months may bring.

From Paris to Palace: Bakary Sako’s steady climb to the Premier League

Bakary Sako’s journey to make his dreams become reality is one of football’s less documented tales, but an intriguing one all the same. Starting out in deepest, darkest France, he has played for big name clubs alongside big name players, but a steady climb through the divisions on both sides of the English Channel has finally seen his ambition achieved with the Eagles.

Martin Kelly eyes further European nights with high-flying Eagles

When Wilfried Zaha, Yannick Bolasie and co are in full flight, Martin Kelly has one of the best views in football. Sat behind the explosive, exciting wingers is a man who is happy to unceremoniously tidy up and give them the ball so he can watch them do their thing, and with two clean sheets in a row and the Eagles flying high in the table, the plan seems to be working to perfection.

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