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View leejaneagles's Profile leejaneagles Flag 01 May 18 10.58pm Send a Private Message to leejaneagles Add leejaneagles as a friend

Bit of a random thought now there's no relegation topics to post in and nothing else to worry about for another season but thought it was worth a topic.

I'm somewhat of a pessimist when it comes to Palace - I can't honestly say I'm on Willo's level but this season has really pushed me for negative thoughts. Namely, we are definitely going down.

I saw enough about Roy and his tactics when he first came in up until New Years Eve that made me think the man has the skills and experience but not the tools to work with, as long as January goes well we have a chance of staying up.

When we had the worst January since we came up, I was certain we were gone. When the injuries piled up literally on the day after the window closing I was even more adamant.

But I'm sooo glad I was wrong. And to people that say "I told you so", my answer is always the same - good!

So in the spirit, I wondered if there was anyone else that wanted to post things from the season they are glad about getting wrong.

Also, just from a curiosity point of view, does anyone know someone so stubborn they'd actually rather see something bad happen to our club than be proved wrong?

One example I have is I don't rate Benteke at all, not even last season when he was actually scoring. This season, I'd of loved him to prove me wrong but he didn't. If we'd of gone down because of lack of a Striker, not one bit of me would have been happy to be right.

Couple of others:

Wayne Hennessey will make a goal-conceding mistake every game he plays - he's very solid now, I'd be happy if we stuck with him next season rather than prioritise a GK in the summer.

Joel Ward playing against Leicester - I berated this choice before kick off quite loudly where I sat in the Holmesdale. I said I love Roy but think he's stubborn sometimes and this will cost us. About 10 minutes later he cleared a Vardy goal off the line.

What struck me was my neighbours around me were so quick and gleeful to pat me on the back and say "oh thought you knew more than Roy". I was quick to say clearly I don't and glad I'm not the Manager. Again, not one bit of me hoped Vardy squeezed that in to prove me right about Ward!

 

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chateauferret Flag 01 May 18 11.11pm

Originally posted by leejaneagles

Also, just from a curiosity point of view, does anyone know someone so stubborn they'd actually rather see something bad happen to our club than be proved wrong?

I think we all do, don't we not?

I think I would have to claim as bollocks spouted by myself at various points:

- Hodgson? WTF?
- Bakary Sako? WTF?
- Wan-Bissaka? WTF?

S***e on all three counts of course.

 


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View Mstrobez's Profile Mstrobez Flag 02 May 18 12.26am Send a Private Message to Mstrobez Add Mstrobez as a friend

To be honest it’s the first year we’ve got into serious trouble where I genuinely thought we’d be okay, and thats partly the reason I was increasingly worried as the weeks went on, if that makes any sense whatsoever - and I guess it does, but only to Palace fans.

All the other seasons we’ve got into this mess, I’ve been certain we’d go down.

Moral of the story: I know f*** all

 


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View Podyonkers's Profile Podyonkers Flag Atlanta, Georgia 02 May 18 2.55am Send a Private Message to Podyonkers Add Podyonkers as a friend

Absolutely.

I've always been one for continuity, so I didn't want to get rid of a manager after just three games. But in hindsight I see that FDB was the wrong choice for us, and he probably would not have kept us from relegation. Roy has done a brilliant job, and we are lucky to have him.

 


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View pstrutt's Profile pstrutt Flag Busselton, WA 02 May 18 5.03am Send a Private Message to pstrutt Add pstrutt as a friend

For me it was both our quality and the run in. I always had a faith that we should do well and that was severely tested this season, any fan would be a liar if they said they weren’t, but given the quality we’ve signed you would be forgiven for thinking we should be Burnley. Happy to suck it up and accept 17th in the league.

However with the run in I was convinced we would do alright because of how easy it read on paper. “We’ll thrash Watford.” “Leicester will be tough to beat.” I simply have no idea how this is going to go..., but then isn’t that the excitement of watching Palace.

Palace is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get [in the transfer market / for the season / on matchday / Wilf’s hair].

 


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View Ketteridge's Profile Ketteridge Flag Brighton 02 May 18 7.10am Send a Private Message to Ketteridge Add Ketteridge as a friend

I did say a few seasons back when were struggling to beat teams who defended against us that Zaha was only good when he had lots of space behind defenders to attack and we might need to sell him to progress. Happy to be proved a fool.
If you want to be stubborn about Ward ,then Vardy would have been offside if Ward had held the line but he didn't and played vardy onside so had to make the clearance.

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag Sussex, ex-Cronx. 02 May 18 7.15am Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

totally underwhelmed when roy was put in place.
now I hope he stays for at least next season.
I've also a feeling benteke will stay and do ok next season when there is another striker & focus is off him.

 


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View thetopgeezer's Profile thetopgeezer Flag Streatham Hill 02 May 18 7.30am Send a Private Message to thetopgeezer Add thetopgeezer as a friend

Me last summer: Thank God we got someone really cool and progressive like FdB and avoided that ancient and redundant old fool Hodgson.

 

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View Lyons550's Profile Lyons550 Flag Shirley 02 May 18 10.18am Send a Private Message to Lyons550 Add Lyons550 as a friend

In a weird way I'm still disappointed that FDB didnt work; and at the time was willing to see us get relegated if it meant he was turning the club around by playing a purer style of football.

I also didnt want Hodgson anywhere near the club, and had similar thoughts on Pullis and Allardyce...so wtf do I know LOL.

Nothing wrong with being wring as long as you hold your hands up and learn from it...which is what Steve P seems to be pretty good at; thankfully

 


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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 02 May 18 10.25am Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

You don’t need to play 3 at the back or completely pull the team apart to play some decent football. Never in history has that been the case and I’m glad Roy has shown that.

Roy was bottom of my list in the summer, then I was relieved he was coming in, especially after hearing Danny Murphy straight after the rumour leaked. I just thought he might run out of time, and yet he didn’t, after being right up against it, and that’s because of the spirit in the squad and them being right behind him.

 


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View Bangell's Profile Bangell Flag Oxford 02 May 18 10.33am Send a Private Message to Bangell Add Bangell as a friend

I did think this would be the year that we went down when we got hit with the injury crisis. It was ridiculous how thin our squad got. Thankfully the likes of Wilf and Tomkins weren't out as long as they might have been.

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag Portishead 02 May 18 10.45am Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Firstly, I was furious when FdB was sacked. 4 games! Madness. An awful way to treat a human being; and terrible PR for the club. However...

Secondly, Pardew. I got into a row with one of the regulars on here - Chateauferret? I saw his instant success; getting us to 5th place and a cup final; that when we collapsed it was always a close game and just the odd goal; and wholly explicable by an injury crisis. On reflection, comparing what our Alan did at West Brom and what our Roy has done with an even worse injury crisis blows a strong wind through my carefully constructed house of cards.

Thirdly, I was bl00dy annoyed by Allardyce being seen as a saviour and improvement on Pardew. He had the advantage of significant returnees from injury and 4 even more significant signings (e.g. to plug the LB hole) yet we STILL got battered 0-4 at home by the bottom club, lost most of our last games and he then f****d off leaving us stuffed. No, on reflection, I stand by that view.

 

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