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Julian Speroni | Goalkeeper | #1

Team: Crystal Palace
Age / DOB:  (38) / 5/18/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 192

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Crystal Palace could be left with just one senior goalkeeper until April following the news that Julian Speroni is set for an extended period on the sidelines.
The veteran stopper suffered a knee injury in training on the eve of the Newcastle game and subsequent tests reveal that he could be out for around 8 weeks. "He twisted his knee in five-a-side. We didn’t think it was going to be that problematic, but overnight it’s swollen." His late withdrawal left Roy Hodgson with just Wayne Hennessey while 20-year-old Dion Henry provided back-up on the Eagles bench. News of the Speroni injury follows quickly on the heels of Wilfried Zaha, who suffered a similar fate, although an initial prognosis suggests a return within 6 weeks. Palace travel to Everton on Saturday and the Eagles could be without up-to nine first-team players for a game they can ill-afford top lose. Sitting just three-points above the drop zone, Hodgson’s men face Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea in the three following matches. Feb 8 - 5:06 AM
Source: The Sun

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Crystal Palace suffered a heartbreaking loss at the hands of Newcastle in the 86th minute of a 1-0 defeat.

The Eagles weren't able to build on their inspiring win last weekend against defending champion Chelsea, which accounts for their only goals and points of the season. It looked as though Palace were going to steal a point away from a trip up to the Northeast despite not recording a single shot on target. But second-half substitute Mikel Merino gave Newcastle the winning edge in the 86th minute after James McArthur's clearance deflected off Merino and past goalkeeper Julian Speroni, starting for the second straight week.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 12:03:00 PM

Crystal Palace announced that Julian Speroni and Damien Delaney have signed new one-year contracts to remain at the club.

With the veteran duo's contracts set to expire this summer, the Eagles retained them through the end of the upcoming season. Speroni, 37, will now be able to break the club record for appearances as a goalkeeper after equalling the record with his 388th appearance in all competitions on the last day of the season as he enters his 13th year at the club. Delaney, meanwhile, looked set to leave after four seasons at the club but the 34-year-old was retained over Brede Hangeland and Adrian Mariappa, who each have expiring contracts.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 03:40:00 AM

Alex McCarthy will keep his place in the Palace goal but Alan Pardew did confirm that Julian Speroni "is not too far away" in his recovery from a nasty finger injury.

Speroni missed the two opening games but is believed to be in line for a return at the end of August when Palace travel to Stamford Bridge in GW4 although summer signing McCarthy has impressed and will be disappointed should he lose his place. Pardew also revealed that Wayne Hennessey will feature in the League Cup 3-days later. Marouane Chamakh has stepped up his recovery from a persistent hamstring complaint and will play for the under-21s next week although the striker is not expected to be available for first team duties until September. New signing Bakary Sako will be a part of the Eagles squad this weekend "I think he's ready" and the winger will provide an option from the bench as Yannick Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha work their way back to full fitness.
Thu, Aug 20, 2015 06:51:00 AM

Crystal Palace have dug deep to improve their midfield and attack. But for FL purposes, it might be the defenders who should be on your shopping list…

The signing of midfielder Yohan Cabaye is arguably the transfer coup of the summer. The snapping up of Chelsea’s coveted young striker Patrick Bamford on a season loan will also satisfy their management and titillate their fans. But for FL managers it is Palace’s defenders that might be of more interest. Particularly in away games. It might surprise some to learn that Palace conceded less goals than Chelsea on the road last season and the same as Man City. In fact, based purely on away records, Palace would’ve finished 5th in the PL. Goalkeeper Julian Speroni, right-back Joel Ward and center-back Scott Dann only missed seven matches between them in 2014/15. Speroni has averaged 130pts over the last two season (that’s top six territory) and has added competition from new signing Alex McCarthy. Ward boasts a triple-figure average over the last two campaigns and no center-back provided more assists than Scott Dann. Three players to file under ‘value’.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 01:47:00 PM

Julian Speroni came up with a strong fantasy performance despite Crystal Palace losing 1-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as the Blues clinched the title.

Eden Hazard's penalty effort was admittedly weak but a penalty save is a penalty save in the fantasy universe and Speroni added six regular saves to more than balance out the loss and goal allowed. Crystal Palace has had a rough past few weeks and Speroni's fantasy performances have generally tracked with those results but this week he rose above and shone despite another loss. Hard to know what to expect in Week 36 against Manchester United.
Thu, May 7, 2015 10:31:00 AM

Julian Speroni was impressive over the weekend when Crystal Palace defeated Leicester City 1-0.

Speroni registered five saves, a clean sheet, and a win on the way to geting 20 fantasy points and making this week's Best XI. Crystal Palace have been better under Alan Pardew but they are still not at the point where you can use Speroni every week. He is only a good play in the right matchup. This week, he faces Newcastle at home, and we'd feel safe using him, although better plays would be David Ospina or Costel Pantilimon.
Source: Best XI
Mon, Feb 9, 2015 07:13:00 PM

Julian Speroni helps Crystal Palace record their first clean sheet of the 2014-15 season.

Julian Speroni saved a penalty to secure a valuable point at home vs Burnley this past weekend. Other than that, Speroni hasn't had the best of luck to start the season. Prior to last week's game Palace had conceded eight goals in three games. However, a clean sheet in Week 4 could be just what the team needed to gain some confidence heading into a stretch of games in which they'll face just two Top 10 teams (currently) in their next six matches. Speroni will look to remain sharp against Everton in Week 5.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 10:56:00 AM

Julian Speroni was the hero in Crystal Palace's 0-0 draw against Burnley by saving a penalty in the 85th minute.

Both teams had chances in this match but poor finishing led to a 0-0 draw. Mile Jedinak brought down Burnley's Lucas Jutkiewicz late in the match and gave Burnley a chance to steal three points from Selhurst Park. Julian Speroni wasn't having any of it though, as he stretched to his right and got his hand on the ball. The clean sheet and penalty save have Speroni as a frontrunner for this week's goalkeeper spot in our Best XI.
Source: Sky Sports
Sat, Sep 13, 2014 12:28:00 PM

Crystal Palace were held goalless for the first time in the preseason, as they wrap up their summer with a 0-0 draw against FC Augsburg.

While the attack may have stalled out today, fantasy managers are more concerned with the defense and Tony Pulis' side kept things clean. There has been a growing battle between Julian Speroni and Wayne Hennessey for the Eagles #1 shirt, and today did not settle things as each played a half. Luckily, with Arsenal on tap for Week 1, no one should have to guess wrong. But if Hennessey does overtake Speroni, he becomes an instant budget asset for fantasy managers, especially when Palace are at home.
Sat, Aug 9, 2014 01:46:00 PM

Crystal Palace have signed Scotland Under-21 goalkeeper Chris Kettings on a free transfer.

Kettings has signed a two-year deal with the Eagles after being released by Blackpool at the end of last season. The 21-year-old will provide back-up to current number one goalkeeper Julian Speroni and his understudy Wayne Hennessey.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 04:37:00 AM

Sky Sports understands Julian Speroni is poised to sign a new deal at Crystal Palace to end speculation over his future.

Speroni was one of the key reasons for Palace's remarkable revival under Tony Pulis but his future had been unclear with his current deal set to expire at the end of June, and with plenty of other clubs showing interest. It is vital for the Eagles to seal a deal soon, or else the 35-year-old will be able to leave the club on a free transfer, and Sky Sports are reporting that he is close to signing a one-year extension.
Source: Sky Sports
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 07:02:00 AM

Goalkeeper Julian Speroni, striker Marouane Chamakh and midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi. are in talks over new deals to stay at Selhurst Park as their contracts near expiry.

All three men were vital cogs in the Tony Pulis machine and the club will be keen to tie them down to new deals pronto, with their contract running out and with rival clubs circling. Once the current deals expire the players will be allowed to leave on free transfers, so it's key that the talks are concluded before June 1.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, May 29, 2014 04:30:00 AM

Sunderland are considering a move for out-of-contract Crystal Palace keeper Julian Speroni as they search for an understudy to Vito Mannone.

Speroni was one of the key reasons for Palace's remarkable revival under Tony Pulis but his future remains unclear with his current deal set to expire next week. The Eagles signed Wayne Hennessey from Wolves in January which raised some doubts regarding the goalkeeping situation at Selhurst Park, but Speroni's performances have kept him as number one and he has made it clear he wants to stay, so the board could still be tempted to offer the 35-year-old an extension within the next few days. If not, the keeper will be able to leave on a free transfer, and Sunderland are at the front of the queue if that happens.
Tue, May 27, 2014 08:11:00 AM

Crystal Palace hope to discuss a new deal with Julian Speroni, but have no contract talks scheduled as yet.

Speroni was one of the key reasons for Palace's remarkable revival under Tony Pulis but his future remains unclear with his current deal set to expire in June. The Eagles signed Wayne Hennessey from Wolves in January which raised some doubts regarding the goalkeeping situation at Selhurst Park, but Speroni's performances have kept him as number one and he has made it clear he wants to stay, so the board are likely to offer the 34-year-old stopper a new contract in the near future.
Source: Sky Sports
Fri, May 16, 2014 08:20:00 AM