Play-Off Final in Sydney

This was written for ‘Palace Echo’ about how we watched the Crystal Palace / West Ham United play-off final in 2004 on the other side of the world. It’s a pub rammed to the rafters, there’s more cockney accents than you can shake a jellied eel at and the majority are there to watch the […]

Wayne’s Contract Talks

This was written for ‘Eagle Eye’ in 2005 as Palace looked (correctly as it later turned out) to be heading for relegation.  The club owner, Simon Jordan, and manager, Iain Dowie, did not get on well with Routledge’s agent, Paul Stretford, who was keen to move him to that graveyard of young English players – […]

Generating multiple icon sizes

I was starting to look around in Xcode 5 and noticed that creating an AppIcon in image assets now has space for twenty items (that’s not including the eight for the watch).  This comprises seventeen different sizes which map to 29, 40, 50, 57, 58, 60, 72, 76, 80, 87, 100, 114, 120, 144, 152, 167 and […]

‘Twas the night before Cardiff

Written about Palace’s play-off final game against West Ham in 2004, it appeared in the one-off resurrection issue of legendary fanzine ‘Eagle Eye’ in February 2005.  Clement Clarke Moore may have provided some inspiration. ‘Twas the night before Cardiff, when all through the club Not a person was stirring, they were all at the pub; […]