Rob Sutherland is sick of some of the abuse handed out to Palace's owners on message boards and Twitter. He explains why it's time to just let CPFC 2012 do their thing and trust in them.
Crystal Palace's ownership first visited the Crystal Palace website in the hour of the club's need. On the 31st of May, 2010, a statement was posted on forums indicating that CPFC2010 were looking to purchase the club and Selhurst Park. It was, at the time, a subtle cry for help -- a call to arms requesting urgent attention from supporters regarding their difficulty in purchasing the stadium.
It was the start an openness which most football supporters are unaccustomed to. An openness which has seen prompt responses to difficult questions, an openness which has seen complaints addressed from the top down and an openness which has seen unlikely connections form.
Take, for example, the matter of
member Malarkey. The young Palace fan and message board contributor was involved in a serious crash while on holiday in Greece. The topic on the message board drew many responses, some of which were directly from the owners. Upon Malarkey's return to ...