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Julian Speroni desperate to stay at Crystal Palace

Julian Speroni says he is desperate to extend his stay at Crystal Palace with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.

Julian Speroni joined Crystal Palace in 2004 from Dundee. Credit: PA Wire

The Argentinian goalkeeper has made over 343 appearances for the south London club since joining in 2004, and has been a key performer in their battle to stay in the Premier League.

The 34-year-old said it was his "priority" to remain at Selhurst Park, adding: "I want to stay - and I think the club wants me to stay as well. We need to sort things out. When? I'm not really sure.

"There have been some talks but I don't think it's going to happen any time soon."


Crystal Palace midfielder fined £15,000 over Twitter rant

Crystal Palace midfielder Jason Puncheon has been fined £15,000 for comments he made on Twitter about his former manager Neil Warnock.

Jason Puncheon Credit: Press Association

Puncheon posted a series of tweets - which he later deleted - following criticism of a penalty miss by Warnock, who had signed him on loan when manager at QPR in September 2011.

The row blew up after Warnock said: "There's no way I would've trusted him with a penalty. You've got to have somebody a little bit more cool, and he's not like that, Jason."

Puncheon then retaliated on Twitter with derogatory remarks.

Man dumps bags into bin near home smelling of cannabis

As police approached the detached house, they noticed a man placing large bags inside a wheelie bin. He then ran off into Crystal Palace Park.

Some of the 500 plants found inside the south London property Credit: Metropolitan Police

Sergeant Rob Goodwin from Bromley Police said: “This seizure represents a major and unexpected dent in the network of cannabis supply in the South East London area and was brought about through proactive local neighbourhood policing”.


Police smell cannabis and uncover huge drug factory

Met Police have uncovered a huge drug factory in south London after driving past a house and noticing a strong smell of cannabis. When they went inside the property near Crystal Palace Park, this is what they found.

Cannabis factory uncovered by police in South London Credit: Metropolitan Police

Four large rooms were set up to grow cannabis, with in excess of 500 fully grown plants inside.

Crystal Palace strikeforce 'could keep season alive'

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis says he hopes he has a strikeforce capable of keeping Crystal Palace's season alive until the January transfer window opens. A first half header from Marouane Chamakh's sealed a 1-0 win over West Ham on Tuesday night.

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis Credit: Press Association

The win lifts Crystal Palace off the foot of the Barclays Premier League, but only three points from safety. Tony Pulis seems to be getting the best Marouane Chamakh and fellow forward Cameron Jerome, and he wants the duo to keep his side in with a shout of survival, adding:

"Chamakh and Cameron never stopped running. Their effort and commitment gave everyone a lift. Chamakh has got good quality and is a good player, he just needs some confidence and hopefully that goal will give him some confidence to grow into the player we need."

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