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View ripleyeagle's Profile ripleyeagle Flag Ripley Surrey 06 Nov 21 8.38pm Send a Private Message to ripleyeagle Add ripleyeagle as a friend

Originally posted by Qwijibo

The past few years I've gone into the season with the hope that we could finish top half.

There were two targets in reaching that:


A positive goal difference
More wins than defeats


Currently we are top half, and are achieving both objectives!

Almost a third of the season gone and I'm enjoying it so much. Honestly, I can only recall a few games the past few years where I've actually consciously enjoyed the experience, because most wins have been excruciatingly terrifying to watch. We have had some incredible results, but mostly I've felt emotionally drained by the end of the game because the victories have been so tight. Then, more recently, performances have been lacklustre and utterly under-whelming. December last year we played Villa and Liverpool, and these were absolute shockers. And I am comfortable to admit it now, but that win over Brighton was embarrassing. I took no pride in winning that, even if they are our rivals. They deserved to win.

I hope these points make sense! I love my team, and I always back the manager, and I always back the players, and I don't expect them to be the absolute best. But there's no doubt a malaise had set in, the spirit of 2010, which had been inherited by successive incarnations of the Palace first 11, had entirely dissolved.

Fast forward a year: We control games. We control them well. We are imperfect, yet exciting. When we win, we are great. When we fail, we know we had a go. Now we have an identity. We've not had an identity since Jedinak and Delaney left. Now we are youthful, energised, exhilarating, empowered by a can-do attitude.


I really, really hope we have succession planning in place for Connor Gallagher. He deserves an England cap and could be worth 5 places to us. Dougie needs to be earning his wage right now, and ensure this is not another false dawn. Who will be winning the ball back in their third next season?

Great post, my feelings exactly.

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 06 Nov 21 10.38pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Originally posted by The Dolphin

What a lovely afternoon to be a Palace fan!
Wolves are a good team - although not today - and this fixture worried me.
It need not have - a drab first half followed by an excellent 2nd half where we deservedly won the game.
Some excellent performances and PV is learning something new every week.
My only disappointment today was Wolves.
I thought they were a load of cheats who fell down at every opportunity, they tried to con the referee all the time and generally let themselves down.
We won though and are looking very good and Gallagher is just incredible!

You're not kidding. Frankly it was pathetic. It was an appalling display of play acting with one of their players going down every 5 minutes and rolling around as if in their death throes.

 

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View Daddyorc's Profile Daddyorc Flag Long Island City, NY 06 Nov 21 11.52pm Send a Private Message to Daddyorc Add Daddyorc as a friend

Originally posted by Pete53

You're not kidding. Frankly it was pathetic. It was an appalling display of play acting with one of their players going down every 5 minutes and rolling around as if in their death throes.

Yeah, reminded me of Portugal of a few years ago. We simply outplayed them the vast majority of the game. I'm frankly can't hardly believe the way we play this year, so exciting and doesn't seem transitory. I'm actually really excited about Palace going into every game

 

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View adelaar's Profile adelaar Flag Edgware 07 Nov 21 2.36am Send a Private Message to adelaar Add adelaar as a friend

Originally posted by rikz

I think we need to take a moment and pause to reflect here.
PV is doing absolutely fantastic and long may it continue. He's certainly performing far above any expectations I had.
However don't be fooled about what Roy did for us. He played like that because, let's face it, our team was substandard. You've mentioned PVA and Sakho- one hardly played and the other was basically useless as a defender. No service meant Tekkers and Bat had nothing up front. I could go on.
In my opinion, Roy keeping us in the division was absolutely key given he had no money to spend. This allowed Parish to find the correct investor (Textor) and use that money to buy the 7 new players. PV and Dougie have done excellently here- Andersen I personally wanted and couldn't believe we got, Guehi another masterstroke and Gallagher- no words to describe. Even Olise, my mates a Reading season ticket holder he was incandescent that we got him, told me this lad is a 30m player who we've got for 8m.
Even the pundits who talk and write about us just don't see what changes we have made, and we need to separate Roy to PV as both had different levels of backing as well as the quality of player on the pitch.
Roy, if you're reading this- I hope you're enjoying a cocktail on a nice beach somewhere. You've got one Palace fan who appreciates what you did for us.


Why would it bother you, we only had eze, batshuayi, cahill, sakho, townsend and Dutch international left back pva.

Just accept it, the tactics and football under Hodgson was horrendous and the only thing he got right was the end result which was staying up, the football is 100x better under viera and he proves you can actually play to win at this level.

 

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View thai-eagle's Profile thai-eagle Online Flag chiang mai 07 Nov 21 5.19am Send a Private Message to thai-eagle Add thai-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Tyke Exile

I watched the whole match live and thought the commentator and Glen Murray were both excellent. They had nothing but praise for Palace and made the whole experience more entertaining. They actually commentated rather than telling us what they thought was happening and boring us with useless statistics.

"Both excellent!"
The woman commentator was rattling like a parrot. Talking about anything but the game itself..

 

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View Gary St.Andrews's Profile Gary St.Andrews Flag Kenley 07 Nov 21 8.03am Send a Private Message to Gary St.Andrews Add Gary St.Andrews as a friend

We made Wolves look bang average and we stuck at it and got our reward. Not sure what the officials saw disallowing Wilfís goal to start with as Danny Murphy stated on MOTD, you only had to look down the lines of the cut grass to see he was played onside.

Itís a shame we have another international break as we are just getting going now.

 

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View bifffabazz's Profile bifffabazz Flag Highworth, Wiltshire 07 Nov 21 8.47am Send a Private Message to bifffabazz Add bifffabazz as a friend

Originally posted by The Dolphin

What a lovely afternoon to be a Palace fan!
Wolves are a good team - although not today - and this fixture worried me.
It need not have - a drab first half followed by an excellent 2nd half where we deservedly won the game.
Some excellent performances and PV is learning something new every week.
My only disappointment today was Wolves.
I thought they were a load of cheats who fell down at every opportunity, they tried to con the referee all the time and generally let themselves down.
We won though and are looking very good and Gallagher is just incredible!


Not sure I agree with that but for everything else, you summed it up perfectly.


 


Spirit of 1974

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View chris123's Profile chris123 Flag hove actually 07 Nov 21 9.02am Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

I'm really enjoying this season.

 

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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 07 Nov 21 9.08am Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

Fantastic all round, i don't think i have ever seen a Palace team play with so much Determination, Fitness, Strength, Enthusiasm and single mindedness, Thank you Patrick and Co, and we still have Eze, Fergusson and for the future Rak-Sakyi, Fantastic COYP

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag bristol 07 Nov 21 9.08am Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by Gary St.Andrews

We made Wolves look bang average and we stuck at it and got our reward. Not sure what the officials saw disallowing Wilfís goal to start with as Danny Murphy stated on MOTD, you only had to look down the lines of the cut grass to see he was played onside.

Itís a shame we have another international break as we are just getting going now.

Time for Eze to get mach fit...

 

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View NE14T's Profile NE14T Flag 07 Nov 21 9.08am Send a Private Message to NE14T Add NE14T as a friend

We need to raid the piggy bank in Jan and buy Gallagher. Beg, borrow, steal whatever it takes. £45m. He would be the platform for this club to challenge for Europe.

 

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View NE14T's Profile NE14T Flag 07 Nov 21 9.13am Send a Private Message to NE14T Add NE14T as a friend

Whatís the crack like in Burnley to watch a match? . Iím thinking of going in a couple of weeks. I bet the beers great up there.

 

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