By Chris Wright
Seeing Tony Popovic sat on the Crystal Palace bench against Cardiff last night bought warm memories oozing back of the Croaustraliatian centre-half’s finest contribution to the Premier League annals; his majestic hooked own-goal during Palace’s 3-1 defeat to Portsmouth at Fratton Park in 2004 – a sublime effort that has since seen him become a bit of a Youtube Hall-Of-Famer…
Such technique, such poise and so very, very beautiful. If it were me, I think I would’ve celebrated. Palace were relegated shortly after, never to return.
Thank you Tony, thank you.