Assistant manager Dougie Freedman gave a question and answer session at Selhurst Park as part of a new series of events introduced by the Supporters’ Trust.
Freedman, 36, who spent ten years as a player at the club, scoring one hundred and eight career goals, answered the supporters’ questions at the Player’s lounge.
The session on Tuesday night was the first in a series of events that the Trust hope will bring the supporters closer to the club. All money raised from ticket sales and the bar will go back into the club.
One supporter from the website’s forum addressed supporters saying: “This is your chance to meet a living legend in Dougie Freedman and to ask him questions about the past, present and future.”
Oliver, 17 who is studying his A-Levels, and lives in South Norwood said: “These types of events are great for the supporters and shows the club has got the right attitude.”
Claire Rodin, 21, a teacher, who lives near the stadium, was at the event, she said: “He is an absolute hero for the club, there’s been some tough times for the club but nights like this just remind you that the supporters are appreciated.”
The Crystal Palace Supporter’s Trust was formed in 1998, after Marc Goldberg, the Chairman had put the club in financial danger. With donations for supporters it raised over £1million and managed to negotiate the purchase of the club and secure its survival.
On the field the Eagles recently won their third home game in a row when beating Doncaster Rovers 1-0. However, they still remain bottom of the Championship, probably meaning the question and answer sessions won’t end soon.