1 June ~ Today's football news has been somewhat overshadowed by day-long rumours on the make-up of England's World Cup squad. But this afternoon was also the deadline set by Crystal Palace administrator, Brendan Guilfoyle, for preferred bidders CPFC 2010 to buy the club. The group agreed terms, but then reached complications in negotiations with the Bank of Scotland over the purchase of Selhurst Park. Several hundred Palace fans have protested at Lloyds HQ in the City of London throughout the day. A meeting had also been planned by the Crystal Palace Supporters' Trust for setting up a loan note scheme.
However, it now seems that disaster for Palace has been averted. Guilfoyle has now spoken of "significant progress" and: "The bank are telling me they are now fully engaged with the consortium and significant progress has been made on the sale of the stadium. Apparently they are very close to sealing a deal, so things are looking positive." Good news for the 105-year-old club. Yet Theo Walcott continues to dominate headlines.