shake ya pom-poms

Cheerleaders aren’t the reason Crystal Palace are rubbish



If you were looking for pretty young girls with fake tans, blonde hair and velour tracksuits, then you could do a lot worse than get yourself to south London.

Anyone who’s ever wandered the mean streets of actually-alright-Croydon knows there are plenty of these fluorescent creatures roaming the dance floors of TigerTiger on any given Friday night.

However, if you can’t be arsed to listen to Flo Rida all night long, Crystal Palace have done all the work for you (you weirdo) and got a job lot of them to perform at Selhurst Park this season. Not everyone is happy though…

Speaking to everyone’s favourite free paper, The Metro, one supporter said:

“When they come out waving their pom-poms I just hang my head. They put everyone off the game – you see the players eyeing them up when they should be focusing on the game. The sooner they go the better.”

HOWEVER! Since The Crystals have been taking to the field, Palace are unbeaten at Selhurst Park. Their last home defeat came in a 3-0 loss to Swansea City in October – just before The Crystals started doing their thang.

Since The Metro had a pop, the stunnas been vigorously defended by the club and fans alike – even STEVE BOOKSTEIN’S weighed in to support them!

Having seen Palace play at Selhurst Park at the start of this season, The Spoiler will also leap to the defence of The Crystals – Palace were rubbish and we confidently predicted their fall into the third tier.

They now occupy the dizzy heights of 21st and we put the improvement solely down to The Crystals – and getting rid of Edgar Davids, who was w*nk.

Anyway, here’s some cheerleaders falling down…

6 responses so far
  • Chicha Rita // April 1, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    Looks like more Americanism is seeping on to the hallowed EPL pitches. *ugh*

    Maybe Richard Scudamore can keep the cheerios restricted to the NFL.

  • PalaceGirl17 // April 1, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Chicha Rita–Crystal Palace aren’t in the EPL and haven’t been for quite some time…

  • Chicha Rita // April 1, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Oops…my bad…I know they’re in the npower championship…I’m just so used to typing EPL. Thanks PalaceGirl :)

  • Chicha Rita // April 1, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    PalaceGirl…what do YOU think of your cheerleaders?

  • Stevie the K // April 2, 2011 at 3:30 am

    Hey – if we have to countenance Gordon Ramsey you have to put up with cheerleaders… and I think you got the better part of the deal.

  • jaime // April 20, 2011 at 6:53 am

    The MLS doesn’t have cheerleaders (at least, not that I’ve seen). Neither does the NHL (Pro hockey, that sport where Russians and Canadians beat each other up on a skating rink).

    The point of cheerleaders is to entertain the spectators during American football and basketball games- where the stoppages are twice as long as the actual contest. Green Bay doesn’t even have cheerleaders. Dallas has better cheerleaders than players. Not exactly a formula for success.

    When stoppage time reaches 180 minutes in the Premier league, you will be begging for some wholesome American cheer action. Probably not before.

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