Ruling due on £1M Palace-Dowie battle

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A High Court judge will rule on Thursday on the bitterly-fought £1million compensation claim brought by Crystal Palace against former manager Iain Dowie.

Palace chairman Simon Jordan has accused Dowie of telling lies when he negotiated his way out of his contract with the club and joined arch-rivals Charlton a year ago. The 42-year-old had a clause in his contract to the effect that if he left to join another club, Palace would receive £1million.

Multi-millionaire Jordan says that, as a gesture of goodwill, he agreed to waive that clause because Dowie had stated he wanted to move nearer to his wife and family in Bolton. But within days of leaving, Dowie was appointed manager of Charlton - just a few miles from Selhurst Park.

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