Inside Crystal Palace l What It Takes To Run A Premier League Club


In this new episode I visited Crystal Palace going behind-the-scenes as we gain exclusive access to the club.
We begin with a tour of Crystal Palace's state-of-the-art academy, where I'm joined by the club's charismatic chairman, Steve Parish. In a candid conversation, Steve provides valuable insights into the demanding role of a Premier League team chairman. We delve into the challenges faced by a club operating without a lavish budget and discover how the pursuit of survival each year is paramount to remaining in the fiercely competitive Premier League.
As the discussion unfolds, Steve Parish opens up about the difficult decisions he has had to make regarding managerial changes. He shares his honest admission on the departure of Patrick Vieira, giving us a glimpse into the emotional turmoil that accompanies such choices.
Next, we step onto the training pitch to meet Crystal Palace's esteemed manager, Roy Hodgson, the oldest manager in Premier League history. Roy reflects on his return to Palace as coach and discusses the bravery displayed by the club's owners in giving him another opportunity. We also uncover Roy's tactical approach and gain valuable insights into his vision for the future of the club.
Prepare to be immersed in the world of Crystal Palace, its academy, boardroom, and training ground in this unmissable episode, offering a unique perspective on the inner workings of a Premier League club striving to achieve greatness.
00:00 - 07:48 Opening and Tour of Academy
07:48 - 15:50 Owning Crystal Palace
15:50 - 19:50 Developing Crystal Palace
19:50 - 21:25 What it is like being a Chairman
21:25 - 27:38 Dealing with Managers, Sacking Vieira
27:28 - 30:00 Roy getting back into management
30:00 - 37:00 Management Philosophies
37:00 - 41:10 On Keeping Palace in the Premier League
41:10 - 52:16 How he likes to manage
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  • @L.Smith.
    @L.Smith.9 ай бұрын

    Wonderfully honest from the owner. Great to understand costs and running a club.

  • @footballfan299


    9 ай бұрын

    Unlike Todd boehly

  • @marcussullens2573
    @marcussullens25739 ай бұрын

    As a Palace fan I really can’t stress enough how misunderstood Roy often is as a coach. The fact he kept us up and established as a serious Premier League team on nothing is impressive enough. But what people often don’t realise is that, when he has the players to play, his teams play brilliant football. Eze & Olise have been playing like world beaters since he returned and the football we’re playing under him at the moment is the best I’ve ever seen from Palace at this level. Fulham and West Brom fans will share similar experiences and he took the former to a Europa league final - beating Juventus 4-1 on the way. An absolutely brilliant and under appreciated manager. Love him.

  • @kunalsen2123


    9 ай бұрын

    He looks like a happy grandpa but the guy can speak five languages and has won top flight European titles outside England. Always full of positivity.

  • @kc8923


    9 ай бұрын

    Not seen much of Palace apart from their match at Forest but saw their win at Leeds and blown away with how good Olise and Eze are. Great template for other teams who aspire to play and survive in the PL without the wealth of the top 4 or 5 clubs.

  • @richardbarraclough3508


    9 ай бұрын

    well sed mate respect the man he knows his football big time from a barnsley fc fan

  • @thesatisfiedcustomer4869


    8 ай бұрын

    It’s Woy

  • @MichaelAnderson-cq8rx


    7 ай бұрын

    The former, you mean Fulham. But 💯 facts!

  • @fordwiseman4
    @fordwiseman49 ай бұрын

    Brilliant interview from Steve, seems to really understand his role within the club. Wish him all the best and hoping to see Crystal Palace go from strength to strength.

  • @aaronneave6188
    @aaronneave61889 ай бұрын

    Keep these up they are absolutely class

  • @TheOverlap


    9 ай бұрын

    Thanks! Glad you're enjoying them 🤝

  • @JR-ev6yn


    9 ай бұрын

    Need a Brighton version of this

  • @stokemon_


    9 ай бұрын

    ​@@JR-ev6yn This is true, Brighton had an epic season.. Would be decent to have a couple of lower league managers to be involved too but understand its about numbers. I personally watch them all. I find them all interesting regardless

  • @afinney88
    @afinney889 ай бұрын

    What a fantastic behind the scenes look at a great club. Happy to see Roy still enjoying the game as well. Can listen to him talk about football all day.

  • @gart9680
    @gart96809 ай бұрын

    Crystal Palace appear (from the outside) to be a very well run club, for a club, whose EPL status will always be perilous due to resources. When & if they win something it will mean so much more. This is genuinely the most authentic & respectful media piece on a club I've ever seen. Far better than anything on BBC, BT or Sky.

  • @LHBH8


    9 ай бұрын

    There was a documentary about Palace and it’s owners, can’t remember who made it.

  • @jjrc7424


    9 ай бұрын

    @@LHBH8 amazon pretty sure

  • @kaboomblueskies
    @kaboomblueskies9 ай бұрын

    As a result of watching these interviews my respect for both Steve Parish and Roy Hodgson has increased immeasurably. Roy is a revelation. He seems very humble but has a great grasp of what football is all about. Amazing what he has done with Palace in such a short time. Very good interviews Gary.

  • @iani1457
    @iani14579 ай бұрын

    Great to see Gary’s genuine warmth & affection for Roy.

  • @intrepidbun5002
    @intrepidbun50029 ай бұрын

    Very refreshing to hear from an owner in this way. Steve comes across really well in my opinion

  • @gyt8-547


    9 ай бұрын

    We need this at Pompey

  • @ryanj8283
    @ryanj82839 ай бұрын

    These videos going round clubs and seeing the facilities etc are such a good idea, be good to see what each premier league club is like

  • @Luizalice-nn2mi
    @Luizalice-nn2mi9 ай бұрын

    A fascinating insight into the workings of Crystal Palace!

  • @TheOverlap


    9 ай бұрын


  • @akamiguelsanchez9985
    @akamiguelsanchez99859 ай бұрын

    Steve Parish came across so well here. I think Palace are such a likeable team, and seeing behind the scenes really explains why.

  • @dreamer2355
    @dreamer23559 ай бұрын

    Absolutely wonderful episode. Listening to Roy has definitely made me relate to raising my children. In my eyes he’s a legend in the sport. He is such a humble human being and very passionate with a true love for the game. When he talked about not yelling at players, it makes me think of the locker room footage we have seen of Arteta screaming and belittling his team. Both managers have absolutely different coaching contrasts.

  • @rogerhartley4456
    @rogerhartley44569 ай бұрын

    Roy is an absolute class act. A real gentleman.

  • @valhearts6695
    @valhearts66959 ай бұрын

    As a relatively young football watcher, I always thought Roy of an antique from all the mockery and 442oons jokes i see on the internet. Im loss for words for the intelligence hes shown in this interview. He's like walking "experience" Really appreciate the Overlap team for showing us younger fans what a respectable elderly Manager brings to a club. Definitely a breath of fresh air from all the Jose, Klopp and Pep idolizing from the past few years.

  • @nabilshafec7169


    9 ай бұрын

    Go read up on his CV if you haven’t, one of the few talented English coaches. He even travelled Europe (rare for an Englishman) and has undoubtedly learnt plenty. What you should be shocked at, is how he’s still very very sharp

  • @SuperBert1000


    9 ай бұрын

    Good of you to admit that and I'm pleased this has shown you the 'real' Roy. So many fans just follow the usual narratives and cliches in football, unfortunately.

  • @dreamer2355


    9 ай бұрын

    That’s a sign of maturing and owning up to your mistakes. We were all young once and it only takes one moment to make us humble.

  • @elliotsmith9358
    @elliotsmith93589 ай бұрын

    Roy Hodgson managed players like Simeone/Ronaldo/Carlos/Zanetti/Ince etc. He’s a credit to the sport and you can see why palace are flourishing now. They respect him.

  • @Ghost-xb3xn
    @Ghost-xb3xn9 ай бұрын

    What a fascinating conversation from a owner. I no it’s a much lower scale but I’d love my owner John W Henry to speak to someone or the Glazers to see what there plans are but they don’t love the club like Steve Parish loves Palace.

  • @sherwood9917


    9 ай бұрын

    Putting the John Henry in the same category as the Glazers is harsh. What this interview has shown is that, unless you are on the inside, you often don't understand what it really takes to run a club.

  • @stapes2243
    @stapes22439 ай бұрын

    I thought that was a fantastic insight from owner to manager on Crystal Palace. Truly refreshing to see a club Owner come out and talk about past present and future 💯

  • @andrewbairstow8600
    @andrewbairstow86009 ай бұрын

    Gary, Steve & Roy nailed it. 👏 Brilliant watch.

  • @jamesbloy2881
    @jamesbloy28819 ай бұрын

    Roy is a true gentleman of the game. You can see that the palace players would run through walls for him. He does it all with screaming, shouting and bouncing up and down on the sidelines.

  • @charlie01546
    @charlie015469 ай бұрын

    Good interview from Gary Neville. You can see the respect they have for each other.

  • @DBHErazor
    @DBHErazor9 ай бұрын

    What a fantastic episode, I cannot praise this show enough. Best content on KZread hands down, thanks to Gary and the team at the Overlap for all their hard work with these!

  • @LHBH8


    9 ай бұрын

    Too infrequent, I find the fan debates cringe. These interviews are excellent, would like more.

  • @rhi1794
    @rhi17949 ай бұрын

    As a Fulham fan, Roy Hodgson was the best manager we ever had from the great escape to a europa league final including battering juve 4-1 on the way. Hes incredible and fully deserves legendary status of the english game! I love that he also seems to lead with kindness when coaching his players. Excited for Roys homecoming this saturday against palace at the cottage. I would love if fulham and palace fans could sing a song for Roy together!

  • @commentarytalk1446


    9 ай бұрын

    Agree those were great times at Fulham and some "motley" characters in the team!

  • @tino6440


    9 ай бұрын

    Should be a really cheerful atmosphere considering we're both safe. Will be nice to see Roy get a great ovation from both sets of fans.

  • @godspeed133
    @godspeed1339 ай бұрын

    Palace lucky to have an owner as open as Steve really, the vast majority of PL/FL clubs owners don't do anywhere near the level of public communication he does, and he always seems to be really well spoken. Also would love to see Roy on a longer ~2hr format podcast like Dyche, Howe and a few others have done, he'd certainly have enough to talk about. Seems like such a rational and analytical character as well.

  • @WS12658
    @WS126587 ай бұрын

    As a Charlton fan, it's infuriating how likeable and well run this current evolution of Palace is.

  • @simplyd8972
    @simplyd89729 ай бұрын

    Easily one of the best Overlaps

  • @julesrastelli6777
    @julesrastelli67779 ай бұрын

    Gary has done a great job in this episode, his conversational approach delivered genuine insights on the operations of a PL club. Steve and Roy were open and came across as genuinely having Palace's best interests at heart. Well done, Gary - can I suggest you visit Brighton next?

  • @dan.808


    9 ай бұрын


    @XOPNYE9 ай бұрын

    Mark Bright getting his buffet in slow motion is the content I've been waiting for.

  • @peterherrington3300
    @peterherrington33009 ай бұрын

    Refreshingly honest & open interview. Very proud to be a lifelong palace fan who hopes Roy & Ray stay with Paddy under their considerable wings .

  • @chrismiller6317
    @chrismiller63179 ай бұрын

    Quality interviews and quite clearly Steve has turned Palace into a clearly well run club 👍

  • @petersteedman5653


    9 ай бұрын

    You don't know what you're talking about

  • @j.a.molina6080
    @j.a.molina60808 ай бұрын

    Lot of respect for Parish. Of all the clubs who sacked their managers, he was the only owner who actually talked to a reporter about it; instead of some terse social media release

  • @hotchefuk01
    @hotchefuk019 ай бұрын

    Fascinating watch. Great to see an honest and open owner....coming from a Chelsea supporter

  • @owenrodgers8020
    @owenrodgers80209 ай бұрын

    i'm an arsenal fan - but honestly have a soft spot for palace - great catchment for all the great kids in south london

  • @DaVe-jz7gt
    @DaVe-jz7gt9 ай бұрын

    Thoroughly recommended watching 'When Eagles Dare' amazing story about how close this club came to administration and how passionate fans like Steve kept the dream alove. This was a really great episode toobtw

  • @FineYungCannibal.
    @FineYungCannibal.9 ай бұрын

    Fascinating interviews, great insight into the world of club ownership and coaching side. Full of respect for Roy Hodgson, what a career he's had, 76 and still loving it.

  • @gamersilviogg9664
    @gamersilviogg96649 ай бұрын

    These interviews are always amazing. Strange side note i always play these in the bedroom to relax before falling asleep. Great guests always on here. The Overlap in general is my favorite channel on youtube. Hope we will still see some new content diring the summer break.

  • @capetonian
    @capetonian9 ай бұрын

    What a brilliant episode. Must be great for Palace fans to have an owner like him, involved in everything.

  • @HawkingRegime13
    @HawkingRegime139 ай бұрын

    Come on you Palace! We're red and blue 🔴🔵

  • @milliefrankieshaw2009
    @milliefrankieshaw20099 ай бұрын

    I fluffin love woy!! Up most respect for that man !! He reminds me so much of my grandad . I think I could talk to him for hours, days even . Good luck to him and CP fantastic job they have done as a club

  • @morepork281
    @morepork2819 ай бұрын

    Owner comes across really well. I think Gary was a bit in awe because his mannerisms we exactly like his first few appearances on Sky......usually way more comfortable.

  • @TheReflectiveCoachPodcast
    @TheReflectiveCoachPodcast9 ай бұрын

    LOVE this. Excellent insights and more of Roy. He has so much to offer. It's great insights into a club. One with Chelsea and Spurs would be so class!! And then City with Tixi & Pep etc, then into their academy, would be such class insights!! We NEED more of this!

  • @nickmoore5233
    @nickmoore52339 ай бұрын

    Brilliant to see a owner speak to openly about things they never normally do. Can tell he’s a real fan of the club as well. Would love to see this with Steve Gibson from Middlesbrough. Saved the club from death and has made it whole again. And now got a ex Man Utd player running the show. Love the show ❤

  • @MyShowbizName
    @MyShowbizName9 ай бұрын

    I've always liked listening to Roy Hodson. He just seems like a decent human being. Very intelligent and still sharp at 76.

  • @ItzAaroninit
    @ItzAaroninit7 ай бұрын

    One of the best footballing interviews I've seen. You find out so much about the running of a football club, understanding how roy thinks about the game and how he approaches different parts. All brilliant!

  • @hornchurcheagle843
    @hornchurcheagle8439 ай бұрын

    As a Palace fan it was great to watch. SP is great to listen too even though he does get some stick sometimes but he's got the best for the club in mind. Glad he and Roy are here with the others 🦅

  • @phil2696
    @phil26969 ай бұрын

    This is brilliant to watch. Steve Parish seems great bloke and owner.

  • @palacefan4286
    @palacefan42869 ай бұрын

    Honestly one of the best football documentaries/videos I’ve ever seen keep this up 👍

  • @martinlawrence8427
    @martinlawrence84279 ай бұрын

    Fabulous episode. Love Roy, legend, and massively impressed by Steve Parish!

  • @seanacton2420
    @seanacton24209 ай бұрын

    Need more Overlaps like this focusing on behind the scenes of other premier league clubs. Really good watch. MUFC fan.

  • @lewiss361
    @lewiss3619 ай бұрын

    Great watch that was, Palace hopefully onwards and upwards each season

  • @dustintheturkey.irelandsno6464
    @dustintheturkey.irelandsno64649 ай бұрын

    After watching this i gotta say Roy is a very impressive human being. That is all ✌️

  • @georgecoombes8274
    @georgecoombes82749 ай бұрын

    Met Steve Parish recently, proper gent, had a great chat

  • @barrykingston7238
    @barrykingston72389 ай бұрын

    A wonderful interview on both accounts owner and Roy Hodgeson The incite into football was great from the owner and manager really good and interesting interview.

  • @JamesKennedy33
    @JamesKennedy339 ай бұрын

    One of the best Overlaps yet. Candid and open.. A very interesting watch!

  • @flynndavis2927
    @flynndavis29279 ай бұрын

    When Roy spoke about offensive structure I think that was Vieiras biggest mistake . He relied too much on individuals like Zaha olise and we never really looked to have much structure in attack, which led to many games without shots

  • @soundlysouth2962
    @soundlysouth29629 ай бұрын

    This is brilliant .... as an American , a look into CPs owner Steve and his mindset is amazing, honestly..... and Mr. Roy Hodgson.... I mean .... other than SAF, can it get any better??? Absolutely made my Tuesday evening, Gary , Steve , and Mr. Hodgson. Brilliant. 💥💥💥

  • @AlvoLong
    @AlvoLong9 ай бұрын

    Brilliant interview, great to open the hood and look at the parts that make up a premier league club. Appreciate the candour from owner and new respect for Roy Hodgson, we so often treat our elders with disrespect, when they have so much to offer.

  • @Pocahontas284
    @Pocahontas2849 ай бұрын

    As a Palace fan I loved this. Steve is an interesting top guy and Roy is lovely and knows his stuff. The key thing he said is having sympathy and empathy for his players, building a relationship to get the best out of them. Top guy

  • @ForzaMilan-di2zd
    @ForzaMilan-di2zd9 ай бұрын

    One of the good guys. Such a class guy. Amazing how he turned Palace's season around

  • @skankined
    @skankined9 ай бұрын

    Excellent interviews. Excellent club ❤💙❤️💙

  • @jamesfoley4832
    @jamesfoley48328 ай бұрын

    Probably the best one yet. Being a Liverpool fan, I have never liked CP. But I found this really compelling. Very honest opinions from SP and as for Roy, had a bad time at Liverpool, but he is a quality coach. 👏👏👏👏👏

  • @faswani
    @faswani8 ай бұрын

    An impressive insight into the workings of Crystal Palace. I have to say, it looks a very well run unit.

  • @edinagodar
    @edinagodar9 ай бұрын

    Roy Hodgson speaks articulate. In a way that foreigners can understand. Thank you! And thank you for everything! ☺️

  • @hitenbjoshi
    @hitenbjoshi9 ай бұрын

    Brilliant interviews, honesty and insights. Learnt more in that hour than any manufactured fly on the wall series. Well done. Keep them coming

  • @AJP321
    @AJP3219 ай бұрын

    Brilliant. Really enjoyed this. Lots of wisdom imparted here. Thank-you Gary, Steve, & Roy.

  • @montyollie
    @montyollie9 ай бұрын

    I have to admit, as a Palace fan who cringed when I heard Roy was coming back... I have eaten my words. He's nothing but a class act, and the improvement in the club is obvious. I will actually be sad to see him go this second time.

  • @deezywhypreeboss2949


    9 ай бұрын

    His a a manager he fits palace

  • @s4mm1tch3ll8


    9 ай бұрын

    What's your opinion on Parish? I'm not a Palace fan but found him to be a real likeable guy in this video but best is to always ask the fan base for the proper opinion.

  • @montyollie


    9 ай бұрын

    @@s4mm1tch3ll8 I love Steve, but it's not a popular opinion amongst my Palace mates. We all acknowledge he saved the team from administration in 2010 and he's a club legend for that alone... but the curses come when he spends no money in every transfer window. LOL

  • @samil5601
    @samil56019 ай бұрын

    Just got to love and admire Roy Hodgson. So long in the game and always class.

  • @benmawson3157
    @benmawson31579 ай бұрын

    Great interview! One of my favourites! Great to see the owner as it’s quite rare they’ll do interviews like this. Would love to here from Tony Bloom and Brighton.

  • @franciscoop1063
    @franciscoop10639 ай бұрын

    @The Overlap Fascinating....this was the best post I've seen on the Site so far...

  • @davidbailey533
    @davidbailey5339 ай бұрын

    Refreshingly honest interviews from both and shows how much pre and after game interviews are coached love tha training facility and wonder if roy may stay

  • @tinyspeaker
    @tinyspeaker9 ай бұрын

    Roy speaks wonderfully, easily my favourite person I've listened to on the overlap by a big margin

  • @mauriceperry2165
    @mauriceperry21659 ай бұрын

    My favourite one yet, excellent episode. Love Roy and got time for Palace, from a Sunderland fan.

  • @crackalope
    @crackalope9 ай бұрын

    It’s nice seeing the chairman, gives us a different perspective of how the things are being run in the club

  • @1989tasmith
    @1989tasmith9 ай бұрын

    Coming from by no means a palace fan this is such an excellent video, be great if this could become a series for as many premier league and efl clubs as possible

  • @simonfrost4805
    @simonfrost48059 ай бұрын

    Best one yet Gary ,, Roy is a legend watched 3 times it’s mint

  • @jamescushnie8178
    @jamescushnie81789 ай бұрын

    Love the overlap, best football/sport focused content out there. And this episode focuses on my beloved Eagles. Fantastic Gary & Team

  • @_Super_Hans_
    @_Super_Hans_9 ай бұрын

    More interviews like these please with the owners incredibly interesting and good questions Gary

  • @BigEnglishStandup
    @BigEnglishStandup9 ай бұрын

    Nice doc. Thanks. Proud of where Palace are. It hasn't been easy.

  • @scarlettmissredblack1381
    @scarlettmissredblack13819 ай бұрын

    Excellent interview all round. Gary does ask good questions. Roy is very intelligent and it was great to hear from Steve. Thanks! 👍🏽

  • @rip2779
    @rip27799 ай бұрын

    I've got a lot of time for Steve parish, he speaks really well and honestly. Something I can only dream being a utd fan

  • @kc8923
    @kc89239 ай бұрын

    What a fantastic facility, great life for those lucky few good enough to make it. Great way to develop your own young players too.

  • @adambingham3035
    @adambingham30358 ай бұрын

    From a west brom fan I can't say how much I respect Roy as a manager and as a man his a top bloke here did a great job for my club while here was with us much love ❤❤

  • @paultaylor2968
    @paultaylor29689 ай бұрын

    Respect. A true gentleman.

  • @eskemeldgaardkrogh4145
    @eskemeldgaardkrogh41458 ай бұрын

    Brilliant interview with both Steve and Roy - class acts.

  • @donholt3361
    @donholt33619 ай бұрын

    Proper club. Great support.

  • @nickhowardmusic
    @nickhowardmusic9 ай бұрын

    This is absolutely brilliant - thank you

  • @bradr.vtaylor2797
    @bradr.vtaylor27979 ай бұрын

    What a fantastic fella Roy is to listen to to do what he is doing at that age is mesmerising

  • @samwarne9576
    @samwarne95769 ай бұрын

    Brilliant watch / need more of these!

  • @stuartd5166
    @stuartd51669 ай бұрын

    Excellent open interviews and really nice to see some behind the scenes. Drive to survive the formula one documentary has been excellent over many seasons and I am told has helped grow the sport. I wonder how realistic it would be to get a premier league version. Perhaps sky and Gary could create that. It would make a great series. Look at what Wrexham managed with theirs

  • @AbdiHassan-uz3wg
    @AbdiHassan-uz3wg9 ай бұрын

    Absolutely brilliant show.

  • @loby24
    @loby249 ай бұрын

    We need more inside like this with other clubs great to see what going on at Palace it looks like they are doing a good job with the training ground if the get there stadium like this and there team looking good with a manager to take them to the next level they will be hitting like a Brentford or a Fulham

  • @cglees
    @cglees5 ай бұрын

    Asked all of the right questions, some very difficult questions too. Good job Gary 👏

  • @ChrisBrown-nb4qu
    @ChrisBrown-nb4qu9 ай бұрын

    I had him down as some sort of Rylan-esque, suit, trainers and white tee type of guy. How wrong was I. Seriously impressive man. Brilliant, candid interview. Congrats on the good work both.

  • @ladefoged87
    @ladefoged879 ай бұрын

    This is absolutely brilliant - well done!

  • @lavickaconsulting
    @lavickaconsulting9 ай бұрын

    Very interesting & for me, the best episode yet.

  • @richardbarraclough3508
    @richardbarraclough35089 ай бұрын

    brilliant show brilliant insight into palace and what a guy roy hodjson is what a football man and a really great training ground from a barnsley fc fan

  • @jameshill8711
    @jameshill87119 ай бұрын

    Absolutely fascinating from start to finish, an outstanding insight to an extremely well grounded premier league club.

  • @tlc9316
    @tlc93169 ай бұрын

    One of the best yet

  • @kylejarvis7013
    @kylejarvis70138 ай бұрын

    This has got to be a regular thing. Even if its just 1 every 2 or 3 months i would be in anticipation of the next. Great episode

  • @mythreestars61
    @mythreestars619 ай бұрын

    one of the best episodes you have done, well done