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View cpj's Profile cpj Flag Kent 08 Oct 18 10.40am Send a Private Message to cpj Add cpj as a friend

Originally posted by Woolsy

I'm confident we can start scoring again. I was pleased when Benteke got injured, but after watching Ayew & Sorloth, I'm looking forward for him to get back. Is Wickham ever comning back?

Coming up to 2 years since Wickham last played so can't expect much from him for a while.

Re the original post - given how well we did at the end of last season with Zaha and Townsend up front, and looking at our opening 8 games, I would have expected us to be on about 16 points by now. Taking into account how we've actually played in those games, if we'd taken the easy chances at the end of games and cut out the stupid pen at Bournemouth, we should be on 12 points. So I would say it is in fact as bad as we think. Another transfer window was wasted regarding our lack of a decent striker, and we lost Sako ( a decent backup) due to apparently offering him a reduced deal.

 

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View premier fan's Profile premier fan Flag BR4 08 Oct 18 11.23am Send a Private Message to premier fan Add premier fan as a friend

I can't believe the negativity that's coming out. I thought we moved the ball really well against Wolves and also against Bournemouth second half. We've just been a bit unlucky not to get a goal. The last 2/3 goals have been conceded by defensive mistakes (2 by PVA and 1 by Sakho IMO). If we were getting beat 2 or 3 nil then I'd be worried.

We're definitely short of sharpness/quality up front and rely heavily on Zaha but hopefully Ayew or Benteke will come good or perhaps Wickham will return or we buy someone else in January.

I don't think going out paying 30m on another striker is the way to go especially after the Benteke goal drought.

So,I'm certainly not hitting the panic button. I believe Roy knows what he's doing and is bedding in the new players and he will soon find the shape that works best for us.

 

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View A89M's Profile A89M Flag Streatham 08 Oct 18 11.51am Send a Private Message to A89M Add A89M as a friend

Originally posted by premier fan

I can't believe the negativity that's coming out. I thought we moved the ball really well against Wolves and also against Bournemouth second half. We've just been a bit unlucky not to get a goal. The last 2/3 goals have been conceded by defensive mistakes (2 by PVA and 1 by Sakho IMO). If we were getting beat 2 or 3 nil then I'd be worried.

We're definitely short of sharpness/quality up front and rely heavily on Zaha but hopefully Ayew or Benteke will come good or perhaps Wickham will return or we buy someone else in January.

I don't think going out paying 30m on another striker is the way to go especially after the Benteke goal drought.

So,I'm certainly not hitting the panic button. I believe Roy knows what he's doing and is bedding in the new players and he will soon find the shape that works best for us.

Agree with this. We played very well against Watford first half and should have been at least a goal up at half time and could have taken a draw if Ward had put his header on target. Same can be said for Newcastle with Sakho's header for 3 points.
It really is a case of taking our chances, we're not playing bad football and are actually controlling a lot of games. Saturday we played a side that limited City to 1 goal and United to 1, we can't be surprised that we did not create much as they're a good side.

Stay positive, we always get a shock result against one of the top clubs.

 

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View PZ Eagle's Profile PZ Eagle Flag Penzance 08 Oct 18 1.16pm Send a Private Message to PZ Eagle Add PZ Eagle as a friend

I am always positive but it's not really the thing to be on this forum because if you actually state your support, even if the team are playing below par you get labelled a troll because you are not joining in the chorus of "they are s***e" or worse. Personally I am delighted to be watching Palace in the top division after years of watching us in the lower divisions and even seeing them lose at home in the FA Cup against an amateur team.

 


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View W12's Profile W12 Flag 08 Oct 18 2.40pm Send a Private Message to W12 Add W12 as a friend

Think we are not far away from a decent team.

Add Meyer and Kouyate to the starting line up and we are probably the 10% better we need to be. From there we build confidence and start to get points on the table.

 

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View PZ Eagle's Profile PZ Eagle Flag Penzance 08 Oct 18 3.04pm Send a Private Message to PZ Eagle Add PZ Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by W12

Think we are not far away from a decent team.

Add Meyer and Kouyate to the starting line up and we are probably the 10% better we need to be. From there we build confidence and start to get points on the table.

Agree.


 


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View braunstoneagle's Profile braunstoneagle Flag the middle of bumf*** nowhere... 08 Oct 18 6.26pm Send a Private Message to braunstoneagle Add braunstoneagle as a friend

we have played a lot of teams who have been happy to play us at our own game...we very rarely do well in these games as we are a team that exploits space well & striggle when it comes to breaking teams down.

look at the points we gained from the games that in most peoples eyes we shouldnt have got anything from.

in my humble opinion we need to f*** off ayew as hes awful, and revert to the 442 with wilf & andros up top. put kouyate next to luca & give mayer freedom to roam & feed wilf & andros.

 


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View crystal-purley's Profile crystal-purley Flag Purley 08 Oct 18 8.43pm Send a Private Message to crystal-purley Add crystal-purley as a friend

Remember that last season we struggled for a long while until Roy settled on the four man midfield of (mainly) Cabaye (gone and not replaced but maybe Keyoute), Luka still here, Loftus-Cheek (gone and imo replaced occasionally by Me (yer) and MacArthur (a year older). If Roy picks and sticks with the settled midfield then wew will start moving upwards towards the top half.
On a similar note we should have had a penalty or more against Saints and 1-1 with 5 to go they would not have scored that second breakawa

And we weren't exactly outplayed on Saturday and but for some misses and decent saves 0-1 could well have been 3-1

 


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chateauferret Flag 08 Oct 18 10.13pm

But our finishing is so spectacularly s***e it has to be seen to be believed. And it isn't just the "strikers".

 


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View npn's Profile npn Flag Crowborough 08 Oct 18 11.16pm Send a Private Message to npn Add npn as a friend

I don't want to piss on anyone's cornflakes but given the incredibly easy fixture list we have had so far, I think Iwe are actually in a worse position than it seems.

We have played Liverpool, and that's the only decent side.

I am very concerned

 

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View twist's Profile twist Flag Miami, Florida 09 Oct 18 4.13am Send a Private Message to twist Add twist as a friend

^this

Losing to a terrible Southampton side, an average Watford side, and then an average Wolves side, we do look a shambles.

Not being able to do a piss poor Newcastle at home when they looked bad just shows us even worse.

Townsend puts in a shift but does not threaten, Ayew has a couple nice touches, but does not threaten, this leaves Wilf as the only real threat as we know, and thus can be dealt with.

Never thought i would say it, but looking forward to Benteke's return. Maybe if he sees we cant score without him, even if its not him that scores, he will feel more confident. Least Wilf gets less attention when Benteke is on the field, guess you dont realize that til hes not there.

 

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View The Dolphin's Profile The Dolphin Flag 09 Oct 18 6.06am Send a Private Message to The Dolphin Add The Dolphin as a friend

Originally posted by npn

I don't want to piss on anyone's cornflakes but given the incredibly easy fixture list we have had so far, I think Iwe are actually in a worse position than it seems.

We have played Liverpool, and that's the only decent side.

I am very concerned

This - and what Dangermouse said.
I am worried to say the least as this next run of games could see us still with 7 points at the end of November!

 

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