CRYSTAL Palace are on the brink of reaching the Premier League, but Watford stand in the way of play-off final glory on Monday at Wembley Stadium. And it's certainly been a Palace-mad week on the Croydon Advertiser sports desk, conducting interview after interview with a host of former and present players ahead of the big showdown. And the frontpage of the paper has been decked out with an eye-catching design. Inside, there is a huge 12-page Wembley pull-out in the centre, with the likes of Steve Parish, Ian Holloway, Julian Speroni, Dean Moxey, Damien Delaney, Jonny Williams, Yannick Bolasie and Kevin Phillips all included. Furthermore, the Advertiser gets the views of John Salako, Geoff Thomas, Bruce Dyer and 2004 play-off hero Neil Shipperley before Holloway's men take on the Hornets. And if that's not enough, lots of information ranging from train travel times, betting odds and three player match-ups are included, while a whole load of good luck messages from Palace fans on Twitter and Facebook dominate across two pages. Five Year Plan fanzine editor Robert Sutherland also gives his lowdown on the game and what a win would mean to the club. A look at yesteryear is also on show with a number of photos from Palace's previous finals, from 1990, 1997 and 2004 at Wembley and Cardiff. It doesn't stop there either. The front page of the pull-out has a special sketch of Holloway and his players, while there is a brilliant full-page image of Wilfried Zaha with famous quotes surrounding him. Holloway's exclusive column features on one of the back pages, and he talks in-depth about Zaha's chance to shine in front of millions around the world, how he might do another dance at Wembley following his routine at the AMEX Stadium, the controversial 'poogate' story from Brighton, and there are two special photos of a cake his daughter made for him last week. Meanwhile, our columnist Stephen Bridle explains that he feels like a kid at Christmas ahead of Monday. Make sure you don't miss all of this in a bumper souvenir special, available in and around Croydon tomorrow first thing! Advertiser Sport will be at Wembley on Monday and, alongside a number of fan interviews and a special video of the day, live match updates and photos will be available to follow throughout the big occasion.As your sports reporter since last July, I would like to thank all Palace fans for their continued support of the sports desk. Let's make it an end-of-season party to remember on Monday and for years to come. I'll see you at Wembley! Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AdvertiserSport Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AdvertiserSport Watch video highlights at www.youtube.com/AdvertiserSport
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