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View madcap_v2's Profile madcap_v2 Flag San Antonio de Portmany, Ibiza 15 Feb 21 10.47am Send a Private Message to madcap_v2 Add madcap_v2 as a friend

Championship would be disastrous, what are you lot on about?! A good thing would be our Premiership survival, new manager, clear out the dead wood, make suitable replacements. If we stay up or go down, we still will need to rebuild anyway and a Premier league status is a better foundation for us to do this from.

 


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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 15 Feb 21 11.08am Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

Originally posted by davenotamonkey

...having said that, by far my favourite ever season was our administration / relegation battle season in the Championship. Arriving at Newcastle to hear Victor Moses didn't take the flight. The desperate battles against Doncaster, Scunny, Sunderland. The epic finale. Football, and the very spirit of this club at it's very best.

Really shows how complacent we've become. Maybe a spell in the "real football" division might be best?

While there is some truth in that, it brushes over what it was like to follow Palace through most of our second-tier years in recent history. How about the period when the club took to piping in crowd chants through the PA to make up for the lack of noise coming from the 13,000 odd of us watching a borderline pub football team punt it long in the hope of Alan Lee putting it in the net?

We are punching above our weight in the PL, but the reality is the same would be the case in the Championship. We are not Leeds, Newcastle or Villa. We wouldn't still draw big crowds in tier 2. We don't even have many saleable assets to cushion the blow financially. If we went down the club wouldn't suddenly decide to become a free-flowing and entertaining team, in fact more likely they'd resort to tried and tested as they desperately tried to claw their way back into the PL. There were periods under Taylor and Burley when I considered contacting the police to report abuse.


 

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View samprior's Profile samprior Flag Hamburg 15 Feb 21 11.14am Send a Private Message to samprior Add samprior as a friend

Absolute no from me. Yes the football ar the moment is pretty woeful stuff but I've seen a fair amount of that in the championship as well.

Hopefully we'll crawl over the line this year and then the club has to decide where it wants to go.

 

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View EddieMac's Profile EddieMac Flag 15 Feb 21 11.20am Send a Private Message to EddieMac Add EddieMac as a friend

If we end up in the Championship wonít be long before we are in league 2.

 

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View Pigglelet's Profile Pigglelet Flag Deepest Darkest Sussex 15 Feb 21 11.35am Send a Private Message to Pigglelet Add Pigglelet as a friend

Do we really want to go there?

Coventry had 34 consecutive years in the top flight (9 in the PL) until they dropped out in2001. Their fans said they would be back. After 11 seasons in Division One / the Championship, during which time their highest finish was 8th, they found themselves in League One. The club then went into administration. Four years later they were relegated to League Two.

They have now made their way back into the Championship, but they are homeless and having to ground share with Birmingham.

This is perhaps an extreme case, but you only have to look at the number of other clubs that have descended into the bottom two divisions after a spell in the PL.

It hasnít done Manchester City or Leicester much harm and Wolves, Sheffield United, Leeds and Norwich also made their way back to the top. Blackburn, QPR and Sheffield Wednesday are in the Championship (the latter in the relegation places), but Oldham, Swindon, Ipswich, Bolton, Sunderland, Charlton, MK Dons, Bradford City, Hull, Portsmouth, Blackpool and Wigan are currently all in League One or Two.

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 15 Feb 21 11.56am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

The Championship is far too competitive for us. Without a complete overhaul we would go straight down.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Sutton Coldfield 15 Feb 21 12.21pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by NEILLO

There's no good time to get relegated, but this would certainly be the worst of times.

All clubs are suffering financially due to COVID and Palace haven't been exactly awash with cash these last few years.

I see no positives in inviting relegation.


Exactly this. Relegation will set us back years because of the financial implications and the current player situation. Yes, most of our ageing squad would leave if we went down, but our youngsters aren't yet ready for the Championship never mind the PL. If we go down this year, I would see us as favourites to drop into League 1 next year. Also, how many of our promising youngsters (U18 and below) will stay with us then? Also, are our own 1st team youngsters going to stay? Won't they be lured away by other PL clubs?

We need to hang in there for a couple of years or so until our better younger players (U18s etc.) are developed and we see what they're made of. If we bring in a couple of younger players this summer to join Eze, Mitchell, Riedewald and Ferguson (along with a new manager, of course), we will be moving in the right direction.

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View rollercoaster's Profile rollercoaster Flag Cornwall 15 Feb 21 12.28pm Send a Private Message to rollercoaster Add rollercoaster as a friend

Get the new stand built. Get some assets in place and then going down (which we will some time soon) wont be so bad because we will have a solid platform for getting back.
Go down now and I think we will plummet and it will take another minor miracle to get us back where we want to be.

 

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View southnorwoodhill's Profile southnorwoodhill Flag 15 Feb 21 1.05pm Send a Private Message to southnorwoodhill Add southnorwoodhill as a friend

It's funny, some posters saying how we aren't ready for the Championship, we won't be able to compete giving the current state of affairs.
Question: Given the current state of affairs how will we be able to compete in the Premiership if we manage to avoid relegation? A complete overhaul is due whatever way you look at it, whether it's in the Premiership or the Championship.

 

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View nectoneagle's Profile nectoneagle Flag necton 15 Feb 21 1.34pm Send a Private Message to nectoneagle Add nectoneagle as a friend

Just hang on guys , whilst I agree that we are very poor it is probably easier to stay in Premier than gain promotion from championship.
Yes Norwich have done well again this year I live in Norfolk and the locals know they will struggle again next year if promoted.
Please look through Div.1 and Div2 to see clubs that have been in the top div in recent years , don't think it can't happen to us, just look at clubs such as Sunderland and Bolton

 

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View Henry of Peckham's Profile Henry of Peckham Flag Eton Mess 15 Feb 21 1.47pm Send a Private Message to Henry of Peckham Add Henry of Peckham as a friend

Originally posted by southnorwoodhill

Would Parish push on with stadium redevelopment if we did happen to go down is the pressing question.

If he wants to sell the club he's got to. May take a while to regain momentum in the league if we are relegated but a good stadium is the biggest asset a club can have.

 


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View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 15 Feb 21 2.00pm Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

Originally posted by Henry of Peckham

If he wants to sell the club he's got to. May take a while to regain momentum in the league if we are relegated but a good stadium is the biggest asset a club can have.

Unless the original American investment was and is truly ring fenced for stadium development, I would say there's little chance of it happening if we are in the Championship.

 


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