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View cantrbury eagle's Profile cantrbury eagle Flag Canterbury 27 Dec 18 10.54pm Send a Private Message to cantrbury eagle Add cantrbury eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Henry of Peckham

Our year for ...?

I can't believe it has taken half of the season to get the team to shoot at goal ... it could take another half to get them to hit the thing.

Intensive shooting training is urgently required. Leave the FA Cup to fate!

I am 52 it would be so good to win something.So close in 1990 and 2016 why not this year if Leicester can win the title anything is possible.

 

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View essetwentyone's Profile essetwentyone Flag london 27 Dec 18 11.16pm Send a Private Message to essetwentyone Add essetwentyone as a friend

We have a team capable of beating anyone on the day as proven last week so we could make a very good cup team. We should go all out in the Cup but that doesnít mean playing the first team in every game. Our squad should be good enough to beat lower division teams.
As for Burnleyís experience in Europe I would counter that with Royís exploits at Fulham when they reached the final ( albeit easier then ) .
We need to live the dream

 

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View Tickled pink's Profile Tickled pink Flag Cornwall 27 Dec 18 11.26pm Send a Private Message to Tickled pink Add Tickled pink as a friend

The FA cup has lost it, it was probably about a few years after we lost 1-0 to Man.U, sadly.

 

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View Ali_Campbell's Profile Ali_Campbell Flag New Addington 28 Dec 18 12.12am Send a Private Message to Ali_Campbell Add Ali_Campbell as a friend

Originally posted by timmyb

It saddens me that it is ever even a consideration that we should not take the FA cup seriously.

We have emerged from our second worst Autumn of the last two years with 7 points from the last 3 home games and have just taken 4 points from two trips to Manchester. Roy has managed this with a team with no centre forwards.

We are significantly better than the bottom four and this will not change.

I well understand the desire to preserve top flight status after decades of swift returns to the championship...but if that is the sum total of our ambitions then we will one day become Stoke City...a club almost losing the will to live after a decade in the Prem becoming increasingly uncompetitive.

I have said this before...being as Palace fan has taught me a great deal of life lessons; perseverance, groundless optimism and so forth. I don't feel like I am owed anything, I never expect to see Palace as league champions, but oh my goodness an FA cup win would make 40 years of roller coasting worthwhile.

I am still not over the 1990 final...have tried to erase the 2016 one from my memory. I couldn't give two hoots about playing in Europe...that's not a reason for not trying to win the oldest cup competition in the world. Win the cup and play the youth team in Europa qualifying...please can we just take the tournament seriously?

Great post - 100% agree. Surely itís about winning something. Whatís the point if itís just about hoping for 17th every year.

 

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View Vaibow's Profile Vaibow Flag vancouver/croydon 28 Dec 18 12.32am Send a Private Message to Vaibow Add Vaibow as a friend

The FA cup should be given the upmost respect - we should field a strong side capable of beating the opponent. However, with respect to grimsby, we should be able to utilise the squad and win.

I would like us to win the FA cup, but ignore the european tour that comes with it as our squad isn't strong enough to compete. Instead, field youth and fringe players.

However, that's on the basis we won it this year.. in a few years, i would expect us to be a comfortable mid table club and looking at the cup as a means to get into europe.

 


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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag Chelsea 28 Dec 18 4.39am Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by timmyb

It saddens me that it is ever even a consideration that we should not take the FA cup seriously.

We have emerged from our second worst Autumn of the last two years with 7 points from the last 3 home games and have just taken 4 points from two trips to Manchester. Roy has managed this with a team with no centre forwards.

We are significantly better than the bottom four and this will not change.

I well understand the desire to preserve top flight status after decades of swift returns to the championship...but if that is the sum total of our ambitions then we will one day become Stoke City...a club almost losing the will to live after a decade in the Prem becoming increasingly uncompetitive.

I have said this before...being as Palace fan has taught me a great deal of life lessons; perseverance, groundless optimism and so forth. I don't feel like I am owed anything, I never expect to see Palace as league champions, but oh my goodness an FA cup win would make 40 years of roller coasting worthwhile.

I am still not over the 1990 final...have tried to erase the 2016 one from my memory. I couldn't give two hoots about playing in Europe...that's not a reason for not trying to win the oldest cup competition in the world. Win the cup and play the youth team in Europa qualifying...please can we just take the tournament seriously?


Great post

 

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View Norway's Profile Norway Flag Sandnes,Norway 28 Dec 18 8.34am Send a Private Message to Norway Add Norway as a friend

Norwegian fans can enjoy the match v. Grimsby live on Viasat 2 - great - looking forward to seeing some fringe players, and maybe one of the last chances for Speroni to play for Palace

 


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View Hrolf The Ganger's Profile Hrolf The Ganger Flag 28 Dec 18 9.27am Send a Private Message to Hrolf The Ganger Add Hrolf The Ganger as a friend

No.

 

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Yellow Card - User has been warned of conduct on the messageboards View ChrisGC's Profile ChrisGC Online Flag Wantage 28 Dec 18 9.35am Send a Private Message to ChrisGC Add ChrisGC as a friend

Here's a question:

Win the FA cup and relegated or out in the third round and a mid table finish?

I'd take the cup every time personally.

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 28 Dec 18 9.39am Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by timmyb

It saddens me that it is ever even a consideration that we should not take the FA cup seriously.

We have emerged from our second worst Autumn of the last two years with 7 points from the last 3 home games and have just taken 4 points from two trips to Manchester. Roy has managed this with a team with no centre forwards.

We are significantly better than the bottom four and this will not change.

I well understand the desire to preserve top flight status after decades of swift returns to the championship...but if that is the sum total of our ambitions then we will one day become Stoke City...a club almost losing the will to live after a decade in the Prem becoming increasingly uncompetitive.

I have said this before...being as Palace fan has taught me a great deal of life lessons; perseverance, groundless optimism and so forth. I don't feel like I am owed anything, I never expect to see Palace as league champions, but oh my goodness an FA cup win would make 40 years of roller coasting worthwhile.

I am still not over the 1990 final...have tried to erase the 2016 one from my memory. I couldn't give two hoots about playing in Europe...that's not a reason for not trying to win the oldest cup competition in the world. Win the cup and play the youth team in Europa qualifying...please can we just take the tournament seriously?

You could be Ďmeí posting this! I too havenít got over 1990, nor have I got over 1976. I hoped 2016 would exorcise the demons of those massive disappointments, but it wasnít to be and - like you - Iíve erased 2016 from my memory (until I wander into the John Lewis TV section, where itís STILL being played as a demo video).

I WANT PALACE TO WIN THE CUP. How about winning the cup and then declining the Europa Cup place? Why not?

One small point I take issue with you on though...can something be the second worst out of two things? Isnít that the same as saying it was the better of the two? Just teasing; I do get what you meant

Edited by YT (28 Dec 2018 10.07am)

 


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View Canterbury Palace's Profile Canterbury Palace Flag Whitstable 28 Dec 18 10.00am Send a Private Message to Canterbury Palace Add Canterbury Palace as a friend

I'm baffled why anyone would turn their nose up at winning a cup or playing in European competition, what else are we in the league for? To consolidate 12th place every season?

What's your best memory as a Palace fan? The answer might differ depending on your age but I'm willing to bet that, for most of you, the answer will involve a day out at Wembley and a playoff win and isn't that what football's all about, those big days out?

I would happily see us relegated if it meant winning either of the cups because ultimately playing in the Premier League comes and goes but seeing Luka stand up there and lift a cup would be a memory that we'd never forget.

Additionally I don't agree with the Burnley example as a reason for not trying to qualify for the Europa League. In my opinion we have a far stronger squad than them and we did last season as well. They played with unsustainable efficiency last year and set themselves impossibly high standards but are now reverting to the mean. Even if it did affect our form though, the chance to get through a few rounds and have an away day against the likes of Inter of Sevilla would be an incredible experience for us.

 


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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 28 Dec 18 10.06am Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

I certainly think we should be trying to win these competitions. There must be more to football than just trying to avoid relegation every year.

I understand the financial aspects of staying in the prem however when I was a young boy I used to dream of us scoring at Wembley and lifting trophys, not celebrating because we finished 17th.

 


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