Izzard joins Palace board
Comedian and Crystal Palace fan Eddie Izzard has become an associate director of the club.
Izzard, who has been an Eagles supporter since the 1960s, spoke of his delight at taking a role at Selhurst Park. "I am very happy to lend my support to Crystal Palace FC by becoming an associate director of the club," he said. "With Dougie Freedman as our manager and the new young players coming up through our academy - I hope that Crystal Palace will be pushing forward to new heights with all of them succeeding to the best of their ability - and further. "All I really want is for Crystal Palace to win every game from now until the end of time. That's all. I know that's a tough thing to ask but that really is what I want. "You see, I've been a fan or a supporter of Palace since 1969. At times I've been a fan and at times I've been just a supporter because I'm afraid I'm a bad loser and if we don't win games - I don't deal with it well. I tend to swear in front of children and shout at televisions in pubs. "I know everyone has to deal with this and I've tried to mature my behaviour as my life has progressed, but in this one area I am still like the teenager I was in the 70s, living and dying every week for the football games I was playing myself or watching Palace play. So I have circled the idea of trying to do something to help Palace for years and now I'm in."