I haven’t had much to say about Crystal Palace so far this season, partly because I haven’t been since mid-August and partly because we’ve had such a dismal start to the season that there are very few reasons to be cheerful. This weekend, in the spirit of adventure, inclusiveness and the desire to support a winning side, I decided to support Great Britain and Europe in the Davis and Ryder cups respectively. (That’s TENNIS and GOLF). Anyway, it was all quite exciting, but both sides lost. I hope my support isn’t a guarantee of failure. I used to put a bet on the Grand National each year until my horse broke its leg and had to be shot two years running, and I started to feel as though I was condemning an innocent animal to death before it had even started.