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Grim Reaper
04-02-2016, 05:46 PM
I've got a very vague memory of a South African consortium looking to set up a rival league to the Premier League and they were looking to Palace (who'd just been promoted at this point) to jump ship and join this league.

Was there any truth in this rumour/bid?

Trying to recall how realistic this even was.

This was also the season Palace featured on Football Focus trying out the new FIFA-approved larger goals to increase scoring......but that was an April Fool's joke. But, from what I recall this South African consortium was not a wind up...but might be wrong.

Anyone have any details?