20071212-Steve-McQueen---The-Great-Escape-Photograph-C12150129CRYSTAL Palace officially became the jammiest bastards in the football league after coming within an hour of going bust – only to be saved at the death.
Combine that with their last-day escape from relegation from the Championship and you can expect a lottery win in south London any day now.
Palace were forced into administration in the middle of the season and have lurched from one crisis to another ever since.
CPFC 2010 emerged as the only group who could present a concrete, feasible way of taking control and had the millions of pounds in backing that would be needed.
Local businessmen Martin Long and Steve Parish, who head CPFC 2010, were given a deadline of 3pm last Monday to agree their proposed takeover with the Bank of Scotland, or the process of breaking up the club would be started by Guilfoyle.
They came good on the morning of the deadline. Naturally, The Sun turned to aging DJ David ‘Kid’ Jensen for a reaction.
“On the field Palace escaped relegation despite having a 10-point deduction for going into administration in breach of Football League rules,” he said.
“And off the field it looks as if Palace have pulled off another Great Escape as talks between CPFC 2010, who want to take over the club, and the bank have moved in the right direction.”