In historic terms, this is a golden age for Crystal Palace.
The club have now spent over a decade in the Premier League, which is by far their longest spell in England’s top tier having spent most of their history bobbing between the top three divisions.
In that time, they have reached an FA Cup final, built a state-of-the-art academy, helped develop some brilliant young talents, some of whom are mainstays of the current squad, and advanced plans to redevelop Selhurst Park.
Yet there are also frustrations among the fanbase – at the make-up of the board, a perceived lack of investment in the first-team squad, the reappointment of Roy Hodgson as manager and the style of football being played.
Those irritations are compounded by seeing the achievements of other similar-sized clubs in the past decade: rivals Brighton have qualified for Europe for the first time, Brentford and Fulham have both finished in the top half (something Palace have only managed once in this current period), and clubs such as Wigan and Swansea have both won major silverware.
It felt like the right time to assess what Palace are as a club – what their place is in the football ecosystem, where their ambitions should lie and what purpose they serve.
A major piece on this subject will be published by The Athletic next week, but in the meantime, we would love to hear your thoughts as supporters.
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