Copa90 and Maytree - Working to Break Down the Taboo of Suicide

Written by Robert Sutherland

Our friends at Copa90 are working on a project to help break down the taboo subject of suicide. Read below to find out more. 

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Every 90 minutes a British male between 20 and 45 commits suicide in the UK.
COPA90 are working on a project with National charity Maytree that aims to break down the taboo subject of suicide, with our ultimate goal to reduce the UK suicide rates.
As part of this project we want to hear from football fans that have lost relatives or friends from the football community. We are looking for people to share stories, specifically regarding males aged 20-45 that have been affected.
For more details on this project, or to share your story, contact COPA90: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
If you or anyone you know is suffering with suicidal thoughts please contact Maytree  0207 263 7070 or go to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Maytree offers a safe non judgemental residential stay of 5 days for those experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Electronic copies of Issue 50 of FYP on save with exclusive Julian Speroni interview!

Written by FYP Fanzine

Get the candles and party hats out, FYP has turned 50!

And to celebrate reaching half a century of issues we are releasing our biggest edition ever; 64-pages of Palace reaction, opinion, nostalgia and a couple of big exclusive interviews chucked in. Here's what's in FYP issue 50...

  • A massive exclusive interview with Palace cult hero Julian Speroni who has been here nearly as long as FYP. He looks back over those 13-and-a-half years, talks about working his way back into the team and tells us who the best outfield player to go in goal was.
  • Another exclusive with Gary Issott Academy Director who also been at Palace almost as long as FYP. He tells Matt Woosnam about his 13 years at the Eagles and the challenges in getting talented kids into the first-team.
  • We remember Attilio Lombardo 20 years since he joined the Eagles basically so we could use the Gazzetta style front cover too.
  • A look at the future under Roy Hodgson and we try to work out where we'd be now is Frank de Boer was still in charge.
  • We call out Brighton and Hove Albion for some untruths in their statement after the fan troubles at the Amex last month.
  • Some love for Joel Ward after returning to form again
  • We asses Palace's new Selhurst Park Main Stand designs
  • We also look back over 50 issues of FYP and at 2002/3; the season when it all started for us.
  • Plus loads, loads more.

**We sold out of hard copies against Bournemouth, thanks to everyone who bought a copy!**

If you missed out you can buy a downloadable electonic copy for your iPad/Kindle for just £2 here.


Help FYP raise money the Palace for Life Foundation charity walk and win some great prizes!

Written by FYP Fanzine

The undenialbly sporty FYP Podcast team are walking the Palace For Life Foundation charity marathon walk with Andy Johnson in October.

That in itself is going to be something worth watching, let's face it.

The Palace for Life Foundation runs a wide variety of programmes including employability courses, primary school healthy eating initiatives, powerchair, amputee, downs syndrome and mental health football sessions.

We are raising money for the Foundation but in return for a donation, you will enter a prize draw to win some FYP themed prizes.



£5 - Enter draw to win year free subscription to the FYP fanzine.

£10 - Enter draw to win some FYP merchandise.

£25 - Enter draw to be a guest on the FYP Extraaa pod after a game of your choice.

£50 - Enter draw to be on full FYP podcast of your choice.

Make sure you leave your name on your donation to be entered into the draw


FYP is part of the Palace family and so is the Palace For Life Foundation which supports young people across South London.

The Foundation believes that everyone matters, irrespective of race, religion, beliefs or background. And by giving extra support to the most vulnerable, they aim to create a better community and society.


Captain Fantastic Geoff Thomas Completes Three Tours Challenge

Written by FYP Team

Geoff Thomas is a hero. A living, breathing, 10,500km bike riding, Crystal Palace captaining, leukemia fighting hero.

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Every challenge he's had he's fought bravely. Whether that was as a professional footballer, as a cancer survivor, or as a fundraiser to help others fight the deadly condition. 

His latest challenge, following on from completing the Tour de France twice, was to take on the Three Tours. The Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France and La Vuelta a Espana. Only 39 professional riders have completed the challenge. Only one team has done it. Geoff's team.

Geoff and his incredible team of fellow amateur cyclsits rode a total of 10500km, climbing more than 66000m across some of the highest peaks of Italy, France and Spain in 63 days of cycling.

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Their goal is to raise £1m for Cure Leukemia, with the ultimate aim being to help them fully fund the Centre for Clinical Haematology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.

Farr Vintners, one of the team's primary sponsors, donated £250,000 to Cure Leukemia upon the successful completion of the challenge. 

Congratulations to Geoff and his fellow riders Hayden Groves, Geoff Maltin and Doug McKinnon, as well as his support team and everyone else involved in the challenge. It's an incredible achievment.

You too can donate to Geoff's challenge by visiting his JustGiving page. You can also read up on the challenge, or find out more about Cure Leukemia's Quest for a Cure here