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Crystal Palace confirm Ian Holloway sacking

Crystal Palace have confirmed they have parted company with manager Ian Holloway. In a press conference called this evening, Chairman Steve Parish said:

"Ian felt that a new approach might help keep us in the division. I've enjoyed every minute of working with Ian. He leaves our club with his head held very high. I'd like to put the record straight. We've never fallen out. We've worked together brilliantly. We feel we need to move on to progress."

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Holloway has stepped down as Crystal Palace manager
Holloway has stepped down as Crystal Palace manager Credit: Press Association

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Tell us what you think about Ian Holloway's sacking by tweeting us @itvlondon.

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@itvlondon @itvnews Here we go again the managerial merry-go-round spun by clueless, desperate owners desperate for a quick fix. Tiresome.

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sacking Ian Holloway to get Tony Pulis? That's like trading a broken arm for a broken leg...

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Pretty gutted Ian Holloway has left, he needed just a couple more games to find our strongest 11. We will stay up! #cpfc #believe

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Fans reflect on Ian Holloway's sacking at Crystal Palace

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Crazy thing about this is that Ian Holloway would still be in a job if he hadn't got promoted. Overachievement leads to sacking. #CPFC

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Ian Holloway only won 12 out of 40 league games with Palace. That's shocking! No wonder they've gotten rid of him lol

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Poor Ian Holloway, Palace aren't any where near strong enough to be in the Premier league it's not really his fault his squads bad...

Ian Holloway and Crystal Palace set to part company

ITV Football understands that Crystal Palace will part company with Ian Holloway today after just one victory in his opening eight Premier League games. Chairman Steve Parish described Holloway as "categorically the right man" to lead Crystal Palace before their defeat to Fulham.

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Holloway was only given eight games at Palace after winning promotion
Holloway was only given eight games at Palace after winning promotion Credit: Press Association

Crystal Palace call press conference amid speculation

Crystal Palace will hold a press conference in central London at 5:30pm. Speculation has centred on the future of manager Ian Holloway since Monday night's 4-1 home defeat to Fulham.

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The club will be holding a press conference at 5.30pm this evening. Announcements will be made on the club's official channels in due course

Palace have taken just three points from eight Barclays Premier League matches since their promotion to the top flight. The club has not specified the reason for the press conference.

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Crystal Palace boss: I'm not talking about my future

Ian Holloway has refused to comment on his future as Crystal Palace manager after their 4-1 home defeat to Fulham on last night.

He said: "I'm not talking about my future at the football club, I'm talking about the football club and that is all I have ever done. I'm not going to talk about what we just spoke about to be perfectly honest. I will be speaking to him [Parish] tomorrow [Tuesday] morning when the lads are in."

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway
Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway Credit: Press Association

Murder investigation after double Fulham stabbing

A murder investigation has been launched after a double stabbing in Fulham. Police were called to Stephendale Road on Wednesday night after reports two men had been injured. One of the victims, a 49-year-old man, died at hospital this morning. The second man has left hospital.

Google Street View image of Stephendale Road in West London
Google Street View image of Stephendale Road in West London Credit: Google Street View

Det Chief Insp Noel McHugh said: "This was a dispute between two men who were known to each other. At this time, we are not looking for any other suspect."

Fulham confirm they had to escort Lord Kinnock from seat

Fulham FC have confirmed that former Labour leader and Cardiff FC fan Neil Kinnock was escorted from his seat during a Premier League football match after upsetting fans with his celebrations.

“There’s not a lot to say. Lord Kinnock was sat in the home end and was moved by our stewards to the away end where there were a few empty seats. We would do the same with any away fan, it’s club policy.The home fans were upset when they saw him celebrate as they would be with any fan celebrating a goal against their team”

– Fulham spokesperson

The Labour peer and his two grandchildren were among hundreds of Cardiff City fans sitting in the home stand at Fulham's Craven Cottage ground.

Lord Kinnock's office in London said he had been expecting to sit in the "away end" with other fans of the newly-promoted Welsh club.

Cardiff secured a 2-1 win - their first away victory in the top flight since 1962.

Police search for missing Fulham man

Robert Ridley, 76, from Fulham Credit: Metropolitan Police

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for the whereabouts of a missing 87 year old from Fulham.

Robert Ridley, aged 76, left his Fulham home at 12.30 on Thursday 26 September to go to the Royal Bank of Scotland bank in South Kensington and has not been seen since.

He suffers from dementia and has not been missing before. He was last seen wearing a grey suit, blue shirt with a dark coloured tie with brown shoes. Anyone who has information on his whereabouts are asked to call officers from Fulham on 07901515793.

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