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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag bristol 13 Sep 21 6.23pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by doombear


I'm with you on this Syd. We are gelling quicker than I thought would be likely. I put this down to:
1. Our CB partnership already looking virtually seamless. Both Andersen and Guehi exude calmness and authority when on the ball. They both look to see if there is space they can move forward into and if not they generally identify the appropriate pass for the situation.
2. Gallagher's forward movement and runs put pressure on the opposition and creates space for others to run into.
3. As PV noted after the Spurs game, both Ayew and Zaha are giving our full backs the support needed which enables them (especially Mitchell) to be more attack-minded.
4. The players are learning the value of pressing teams high up the pitch and are enjoying having more possession and control of the game than they've been used to.

We now have options we didn't have before. For example:
start with
- Benteke or Edouard
- Ayew or Olise
- McArthur or Hughes (or even Kouyate if Luka pins down the DM role).
And there's still Eze to come back.

Of course, as the horror injury to Elliott reminds us, one or two serious injuries could place a real dampener on things, but if can have a reasonable season injury wise then we can be optimistic about the rest of the season.

I suspect that those who had us down as favourites for relegation will already be revising their lists.

TBF not many Palace fans on here thought we were at any real risk. The consensus seemed near bottom come xmas and a surge to about 9th come May. The revision may be a much earlier surge and a higher placing.

Saturday a tough test and better indicator of progress but I can't recall the last time I have really looked forward to playing Liverpool away.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 13 Sep 21 6.26pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Can we knock the price down if we all pretend he's rubbish?

 


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 Too far from Selhurst Park 13 Sep 21 6.49pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by silvertop

TBF not many Palace fans on here thought we were at any real risk. The consensus seemed near bottom come xmas and a surge to about 9th come May. The revision may be a much earlier surge and a higher placing.

Saturday a tough test and better indicator of progress but I can't recall the last time I have really looked forward to playing Liverpool away.

I wasn't thinking so much of Palace fans as the pundits and the betting exchanges.

Edited by doombear (13 Sep 2021 6.50pm)

 

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View Adamoc123's Profile Adamoc123 Flag Ennis 13 Sep 21 7.14pm Send a Private Message to Adamoc123 Add Adamoc123 as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

Can we knock the price down if we all pretend he's rubbish?

I've been thinking the exact same thing

 


The First 90 Minutes Are The Most Important!

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View NE14T's Profile NE14T Flag 13 Sep 21 8.20pm Send a Private Message to NE14T Add NE14T as a friend

We need to stash a bit away to buy him at end of season.

I reckon £35m if I was Parish. It may sound a lot but what a talisman and future Palace legend. In the wider market the £10 -15m players come and go (yawn) but the true wise businessman knows when to double it for class and win.

 

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View Gribbo's Profile Gribbo Flag Bromley 13 Sep 21 11.18pm Send a Private Message to Gribbo Add Gribbo as a friend

Better player than Declan Rice. Donít tell Chelsea though.

 

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View uncleneal's Profile uncleneal Flag Croydon 14 Sep 21 6.10am Send a Private Message to uncleneal Add uncleneal as a friend

Originally posted by Gribbo

Better player than Declan Rice. Donít tell Chelsea though.


Yes - I thought CG had the better of him the other week. RLC has just stagnated at Chelsea - maybe Connor will see that, we

 

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View thai-eagle's Profile thai-eagle Flag chiang mai 14 Sep 21 8.25am Send a Private Message to thai-eagle Add thai-eagle as a friend

..and his mate operates as one of our central defenders!

 

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View maddog's Profile maddog Flag Wiltshire 14 Sep 21 9.54am Send a Private Message to maddog Add maddog as a friend

Originally posted by babylonjohn

Easy tiger we have won one game out of 4 we are not heading for Europe.

Such negativity! After Saturdayís performance I am surprised UEFA havenít announced that we can go straight into the Champions League! I suppose it is only Tuesday though so give it to the end of the week - I expect they are just working on the wording for the announcement.

 

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View Omph's Profile Omph Flag Liverpool 15 Sep 21 4.32am Send a Private Message to Omph Add Omph as a friend

I imagine he'll be in a full England squad before the year is out.

He's Chelsea through and through and sadly can't see any way we'll get him permanently. Even if Chelsea were to decide to buy in a replacement for one to their current set up he's be way out of our price bracket.

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag 15 Sep 21 7.34am Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by sydtheeagle

Not really. If you read my posts written over the past few months, I've been one of a reasonably small number that's been optimistic about the approach we've taken. While others were predicting so many expired contracts at once was a disaster waiting to happen, I argued that it was a smart move, giving us the opportunity to really build something coherent. While I had reservations about Vieira, I also saw the positives and didn't dismiss him out of hand. And now, I can't for the life of me see why an FA or League Cup isn't possible, or why we can't qualify for the Europa League, if not this season then in the next couple of years. West Ham are there now; have they been any better than us over the past decade? Fact is there are four or five teams in the PL that compete for the top. The rest are more or less equal. Why shouldn't we see ourselves as just as capable as anyone else? I'm not getting carried away at all. We have the best team we've had since promotion; we have a lot of young, creative talent. If we don't believe we can exceed our achievements over the past few seasons now, what'd be the point of even supporting Palace?


Ever thought of becoming a pro sports writer with your skills?
I would suggest todayís team is significantly better than our promotion team.


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View Palace Old Geezer's Profile Palace Old Geezer Online Flag Midhurst 15 Sep 21 9.40am Send a Private Message to Palace Old Geezer Add Palace Old Geezer as a friend

Originally posted by Omph

I imagine he'll be in a full England squad before the year is out.

He's Chelsea through and through and sadly can't see any way we'll get him permanently. Even if Chelsea were to decide to buy in a replacement for one to their current set up he's be way out of our price bracket.

Is he? What leads you to that conclusion?

He certainly didn't appear to be on Saturday.

 


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