Pod 13 | A Liew from the Bridge … Liew, Woods, Wickham, Ward, Tomkins, Townsend, Lewington and Hodgson

Nov 05, 2018, 04:16 PM

Episode 13 of the Official Palace Podcast has landed and, as ever, is packed with everything you’ll need to hear from the past week at Crystal Palace.

The podcast kicks-off with a chat with Jonathan Liew, the Independent’s Chief Sports Writer. He discusses life as one of the country’s top journalists and the difficulties and trials of the job. 

Next up is youngster Sam Woods, who made his debut for the first-team against Middlesbrough mid-way through last week in the League Cup. Woods has been a Palace fan all his life and explains just what it meant to pull on the famous red and blue of his boyhood club.

Last week, manager Roy Hodgson and players Joel Ward and Connor Wickham planted eight trees at Palace’s Copers Cope Training Ground in honour of the eight Eagles players who served and died fighting for their country in the First World War. Wickham’s father was an Army Warrant Officer and so explains just what it meant to him to have been involved in a Remembrance Day activity such as this.

Following a disappointing 3-1 loss away to Chelsea on Sunday, there was plenty of post-match reaction to what was a well-fought battle. It all features on this week’s pod as James Tomkins, Andros Townsend, Ray Lewington and Hodgson reflect upon the defeat.