AFTER a season to remember, Advertiser reporter, ardent Eagles fan and Thomas Brolin appreciator ANDREW JAMESON gives his 10 reasons why following Palace is blooming great at present...1. The obvious one – we are staying up. The club will face its second successive season in the top flight for the first time Rupert Murdoch decided to change football in 1992.2. Tony Pulis: All the superlatives about the baseball-capped Welsh maestro have been used up in the last few days. So let's just say how some (including me) were so absolutely, cataclysmically wrong to sniff at the prospect of him replacing Ian Holloway.3. Selhurst Park: The prospect of our ground's redevelopment now looks an immediate possibility. Pulis spoke after the Liverpool game of upgrading every part of the club and Palace's tired old home in SE25 must be a priority.4. Playing squad: A team that was beginning to look decidedly ropey and flabby (in squad size) towards the end of Ian Holloway's reign was trimmed by Pulis and subsequently beefed up in January. He has instilled balance and tapped into the potential of players like Damien Delaney, Jason Puncheon and Yannick Bolasie. Top work, Tone.5. Owners: The best thing you can say about Steve, Steve, Martin and Jeremy is that at every single transitional point since they took over four years ago, they have absolutely nailed it. They have appointed well, backed managers at the right time, driven the club incessantly forward and left us looking up, not down.6. Sexy new kits: Steve Parish explained the creative process behind our new Macron kits at the Player of the Year do at Fairfield Halls on Tuesday, and, by gosh, they're some lovely little numbers. Start dieting now to look like Mile Jedinak by August.7. Lovely pies: The chefs at Selhurst must have been on a training course because the steak and ales in the Holmesdale are a revelation.8. The Crystal Girls: Who doesn't love The Crystals?9. Cracking season: Even though it didn't look in doubt in the end, there was still a real possibility until weeks ago we could have been nudged into the relegation spots. And would we have cared? Well, yes, but we still would have taken a lot from our season at the top table. 10. Fans: The Premier League's other clubs (save for maybe Liverpool) and the media can't get enough of our supporters at the minute, and quite right too. Even Mourinho has (sort of) professed his undying love for us. You've been flipping fantastic from start to finish.Why do you love supporting Palace? Tell us your reasons below
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