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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 27 Apr 21 8.48am Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Am the most uninterested in football that I can remember.

Not trying to blame Roy or the chairman, just a combination of things really. No crowds, boring football, few goals, no cup runs, and the fact we just stay up every year without ever pushing on.

The final quarter of every season has nothing ever to play for. Right now Iíd prefer to be in a relegation scrap and at least have something riding on the last games.


I expect crowds returning will help however Iím not even sure I will renew next year Iím that bored at the moment.

Edited by Tom-the-eagle (27 Apr 2021 8.49am)

 


"It feels much better than it ever did, much more sensitive." John Wayne Bobbit

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View fish mitten's Profile fish mitten Online Flag Chelmsford 27 Apr 21 9.00am Send a Private Message to fish mitten Add fish mitten as a friend

Itís not just Palace though. Rarely see an exciting game in the Premier League, may be 3 or 4 a season. Think no crowds are partially responsible, but I think itís the possession based football of continually passing sideways and backwards and then waiting for the killer through ball. Rather than going for it, teams bide their time.

I used to refer to watching Spain as like death by a thousand cuts. The opposition rarely got the ball, and once they had got tired and bored to death shuffling sideways, Spain would score.

Effective but boring to watch. Most teams play like this now, or try to. We of course are one of the exceptions and are the team without the ball shuffling back and forth without the ball, showing all the movement of a table football team.

Football has become predictable as well, the ĎPig Sixí wouldnít have happened without Premier League money. But for me itís teams concentrating on keeping the ball rather than trying to get forward to score every time they pick up the ball that has ruined the excitement.

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 27 Apr 21 9.00am Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Iíve just had to check whether we drew or lost. Iíd completely forgotten as I only look at the match if it sounds like something is happening.

Unfortunate it was Riedewald who had that one on one. I knew straight away what heíd do. Shame support got there so close to give him the choice.

 


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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 27 Apr 21 9.28am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

We're an older squad, there is a severe lack of pace. We don't press, except for short periods, we don't make good runs, we drop deep - sometimes even against bottom sides. We also don't cross as ours cut inside, there is usually no one in the box anyhow. Roy is doing what he thinks will keep us up. That is probably true. However, our football is boring.
I see some posters are calling the Premier League boring. Whenever I see Leeds, Villa, Southampton (and the odd top 6 side) play, I think it's pretty exciting. They attack and press, the gegenpress basically, that won Liverpool the title last year. We can't do that as we don't have the pace or fitness. We're probably the most boring in the league, although I will say there are other rubbish games regularly - which I do blame on lack of crowds somewhat. The whole league is not a great standard this year. We look destined for 17th or so, next year we will be in trouble without an injection of pace.

 


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..

Red and Blue Army!

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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Flag Midhurst 27 Apr 21 10.41am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Lots of things come into play. The modern game demands high possession which leads to frequent back and sideways passing. Negative stuff. VAR has caused changes that none of us subscribe to. Negative stuff. No crowds equals no atmosphere. Negative stuff. Covid has caused a hiatus and overcrowded fixtures. Negative stuff.

Probably other factors, but these strike me as causes of some of the boredom referred to by Tom in his OP. But Tom, all sport has periods when excitement tails off, so please don't go. Stay with it. Next year will be exciting as hell when you're back at Selhurst.

 


Dad and I would watch games on the muddy slope of the Holmesdale Road end, probably at the same time as Roy.

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View EddieMac's Profile EddieMac Flag 27 Apr 21 10.58am Send a Private Message to EddieMac Add EddieMac as a friend

I remember once upon a time I could watch a couple of games on the bounce at the weekend or would watch random champions league games now I struggle to hold my concentration to even watch Palace. Football is dying a death.

 

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View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 27 Apr 21 11.03am Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

Well this is the Premier League reality.

Dominated by clubs with many times that of our financial resources.

I used to wonder how supporters of Coventry ( back in the days of the First Division ) and more recently, Stoke , kept their enthusiasm levels up.

At least Coventry had a FA Cup win to get them by...

 


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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 27 Apr 21 11.57am Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

There is no doubt that the absence of a crowd is now seriously detracting from the game.

For a while there was a certain strange novelty in watching games in empty stadia. However, the atmosphere that a partisan crowd brings has always been a key ingredient of professional football.

After a year of this, I'm beginning to feel - what is the point? It's becoming a bit like theatres putting on plays with no audience.

Certainly Hodgson and the team would have come in for some serious flak if a crowd had been in attendance to witness some of the depressing fayre that has been served up this season.

 

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View Arthur Waite's Profile Arthur Waite Flag Portsmouth 27 Apr 21 12.42pm Send a Private Message to Arthur Waite Add Arthur Waite as a friend

I have been a Palace supporter since 1972.

This is the worst period in all of those years.

Admittedly we are still in the Prem, but this is awful.

As the Ultras said on their banner at the training ground.

This is not the Palace way.

Next season with crowds in, there will be a mutiny.

Roy Out
Get rid of old rubbish now from playing staff too.

 

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View pompeyeagle's Profile pompeyeagle Flag Relocated to Shropshire 27 Apr 21 12.50pm Send a Private Message to pompeyeagle Add pompeyeagle as a friend

If Iím watching a game and a goal is scored as soon as I hear ďvar is looking at this ď thatís it Iím done. I turn the TV off. I canít be doing with it and I canít see the fans standing for it when they return.

 

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View Painter's Profile Painter Flag Croydon 27 Apr 21 1.29pm Send a Private Message to Painter Add Painter as a friend

Originally posted by Arthur Waite

I have been a Palace supporter since 1972.

This is the worst period in all of those years.

Admittedly we are still in the Prem, but this is awful.

As the Ultras said on their banner at the training ground.

This is not the Palace way.

Next season with crowds in, there will be a mutiny.

Roy Out
Get rid of old rubbish now from playing staff too.

You must have a very short memory.

Falling from the old first division to the third division.
Alan Mullery period.
Francis, Taylor and Burley years, good players boring managers.
There are many more poor season fighting relegation.

Being safe in mid table and a saturation of televised football is taking away the enthusiasm of watching a game.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 27 Apr 21 1.37pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by pompeyeagle

If Iím watching a game and a goal is scored as soon as I hear ďvar is looking at this ď thatís it Iím done. I turn the TV off. I canít be doing with it and I canít see the fans standing for it when they return.

We already did put up with it plenty of times. However, it really does change the enjoyment. It's so depressing when a perfectly good goal is disallowed by a finger off side or a contentious foul ages before. Even when the opposition's goal is disallowed it does not make up for the sense of disappointment. It is ruining the game.
Another thing is the virtue signalling by multi millionaires, boo hoo, hard life, someone called you names! I don't agree with the abuse but the players can get over it!
They clearly abuse the opposition players and staff and the officials on the pitch constantly, but they want their cake and eat it. The little cry babies can get lost.

 


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..

Red and Blue Army!

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