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I know of quite a few Championship club chairmen who were pleased to see Crystal Palace go up into the Premier League after beating Watford 1-0 in extra time at Wembley on Monday.

Not because they are big fans of manager Ian Holloway, but they all have problems finding Selhurst Park!

For midweek games you need the inner city pass for your car if you go through London and over Westminster Bridge and the only other route is down the M25 and follow it round to come back up through Croydon.

So Huddersfield Town and Leeds United fans can breathe easy.

They used to say when I was a lad that England would never do well at cricket unless they had some Yorkshiremen in the side.

In those days they had Freddie Trueman, Ray Illingworth, Brian Close, Don Wilson and Geoff Boycott.

Joe Root and Johnathan Bairstow have certainly brought this to the fore once more and its great that these young lads are now part of a good England squad going into the Ashes series with Australia.

We also have Tim Bresnan who since moving from Rastrick now lives at Hartshead Moor.

Talk about taking a step back to make several more advances forward certainly applies to former Huddersfield Town and FC Halifax goalkeeper Simon Eastwood.

He has just been signed by Blackburn Rovers after playing for Portsmouth last season while they were in administration.

The lad had a blinder at the Keepmoat Stadium to keep Doncaster to one goal, and on that form you couldn’t understand how he had been released at Huddersfield and wasn’t retained by Halifax.