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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 21 Feb 21 10.37am Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by CPFC Dartford

On a positive note, if we win next week we will be 10 points ahead even if we lose on Monday, However again this is papering over the cracks, the real issue is chronic lack of investment in squad recruitment. Even Liverpool today are being accused of the same thing and this is Liverpool. Of course we canít cope with all of these injuries but this is not the first season that this has happened. Iím praying that we stay up and a close shave with relegation gives the club a kick up the ass and this summer can act as a huge turning point in our clubs fortunes.

Maybe we could sell Sakho back to Liverpool for £28m. They are short of centre backs and we owe them following our transfer history with the club.

 

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View southnorwoodhill's Profile southnorwoodhill Flag 21 Feb 21 10.50am Send a Private Message to southnorwoodhill Add southnorwoodhill as a friend

Originally posted by The Dolphin

The next 6 days will be massive for Palace.
We need 4 points from these games - minimum.
Lose both and I fear us being in deep s***.
4 points and we could be safe.
To be having these thoughts given we are in season 8 in the Prem is utterly ridiculous but we are where we are.
With so many players out of contract maybe relegation isn't the end of the world.

Hopefully the management were competent enough to understand that in 2021 many players contracts would expire at the same time, and had a strategy in place for the eventuality. One thing I can say with confidence, taking performances into consideration, is that if contracts are extended for this same set of players and manager we will almost certainly be relegated next season. So what's the alternative given that PL survival is a means to an end?
Offer new short term contracts to a couple, bring forward a couple of youth players, search the market for young affordable talent and make use of judicious loans?
"Manager required with forward thinking vision and known experience with young players to take the club to the next level" will read the ad.

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag bristol 21 Feb 21 10.52am Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by Eaglecoops

Maybe we could sell Sakho back to Liverpool for £28m. They are short of centre backs and we owe them following our transfer history with the club.

Yes if only he could walk more than 5 yards without something breaking or dropping off

 

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 21 Feb 21 10.58am Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by southnorwoodhill

Hopefully the management were competent enough to understand that in 2021 many players contracts would expire at the same time, and had a strategy in place for the eventuality. One thing I can say with confidence, taking performances into consideration, is that if contracts are extended for this same set of players and manager we will almost certainly be relegated next season. So what's the alternative given that PL survival is a means to an end?
Offer new short term contracts to a couple, bring forward a couple of youth players, search the market for young affordable talent and make use of judicious loans?
"Manager required with forward thinking vision and known experience with young players to take the club to the next level" will read the ad.

I entirely agree. Standing still for next season (which ironically is about all our players will be good for next year), makes us an almost nailed on certainty for relegation (provided of course we escape this season).

 

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View n wales eagles's Profile n wales eagles Flag llandudno 21 Feb 21 11.02am Send a Private Message to n wales eagles Add n wales eagles as a friend

Will certainly lose tomorrow and Fulham will be our first six pointer.Can't see us mustering any other points till WBA and Sheffield and even then only if wilf s back Very difficult times ahead after 8 years of no more ambition than survival in top flight .

 

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View EddieMac's Profile EddieMac Flag 21 Feb 21 11.14am Send a Private Message to EddieMac Add EddieMac as a friend

Originally posted by Tickled pink

Remove Fulham.

Do you seriously believe Fulham are favourites to stay up?

 

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View Palacelinc's Profile Palacelinc Flag Lincoln 21 Feb 21 1.05pm Send a Private Message to Palacelinc Add Palacelinc as a friend

It pains me to say it, but we will lose to Brighton who are full of confidence against a team that are shot and cannot compete physically. Only hope is to flood the midfield and protect the defence whilst playing one up top (Ayew - at least we know heíll track back to help out).
Wrap Zaha in cotton wool for another week and hopefully have him back for Fulham.
The bonus is that while Fulham play nice football, they donít score too many, so fingers crossed Wilf is back we have a chance.
I still think 35/36 points will be enough to survive this season - Iím not sure we have what it takes to get there....

 

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View PZ Eagle's Profile PZ Eagle Flag Penzance 21 Feb 21 1.06pm Send a Private Message to PZ Eagle Add PZ Eagle as a friend

In all this relegation talk why does everybody ignore Newcastle, they re in a more precarious position than us,

 


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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Sutton Coldfield 21 Feb 21 1.32pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by PZ Eagle

In all this relegation talk why does everybody ignore Newcastle, they re in a more precarious position than us,


I was wondering the same thing. Our recent win there is becoming massive.

 

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 21 Feb 21 1.37pm Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

Aside from Sheffield Utd and possibly WBA we have looked the weakest team in the last couple of weeks, but if we can beat both those teams and avoid defeat against Fulham that should see us safe.

Newcastle, like ourselves, have been beset by injuries and the loss of Wilson until April is about as significant as us losing Wilf. Nevertheless, there have been signs in recent weeks that with the new coach onboard they should still have enough to get enough points on the board, plus they should have Wilson fit for the key final two games against Sheffield Utd and Fulham. The only question mark is whether Bruce feels the pressure and resorts to negative football again, as they looked worse than us when they were playing that way (yes, I know our results against them suggest otherwise, but really we should have won the first game and they should have won the second!)

In the unlikely event Brighton lose against us they suddenly look in a precarious position again. They have to face 5 of the current top 6 in their last 9 games, so they will be looking at the coming games against us, WBA, Southampton, and Newcastle as games they have to take points from to secure safety. They look like the best team in the bottom half though, so I think they'll be fine providing the goals don't dry up again.

The main thing for us is we don't lose to Fulham. They have played some nice football, but they just seem to lack that added bite. After us you look at their fixtures and you can't see where the wins will come from aside from possibly Burnley and Newcastle. It's a funny season though, as Liverpool have shown, so who knows what will happen.

 

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View AERO's Profile AERO Flag 21 Feb 21 2.19pm Send a Private Message to AERO Add AERO as a friend

One other thing to bear in mind is what is a tough run of matches ? Yes Liverpool, Spurs Arsenal Man Utd ,Us and Fulham have to play .But these teams are not what they were and points can be picked up now in these matches, for us and Fulham Etc With 5her3 injuries and European ambitions. Just Saying ?

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag bristol 21 Feb 21 4.55pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by doombear


I was wondering the same thing. Our recent win there is becoming massive.

And it pains me to say it but if I had a manure scarf I would be wearing it with passion tonight.

Boys, do you see what you have done?

 

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