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View ripleyeagle's Profile ripleyeagle Flag Ripley Surrey 30 Oct 22 6.29pm Send a Private Message to ripleyeagle Add ripleyeagle as a friend

Originally posted by FrankieD108

Didn't see that but got a chuckle over the three Southampton boys in their 20s behind me approaching the station who were heard to say: "Well. That was a waste of a trip. Now we have to spend two to three hours getting back to our s***hole of a town."

Canít be worse than Thornton Heath!!

 

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View MrRobbo's Profile MrRobbo Flag Purley 30 Oct 22 6.58pm Send a Private Message to MrRobbo Add MrRobbo as a friend

Originally posted by doombear

Got back very late from the game last night so have only now read (most of) the comments on this thread.

Some thoughts:
1. I sit in the Glazier stand and so for once got to see most of the action close-up.
2. It was the best 1st half I've seen us play this season.
3. Our front 4/5 pressed strongly throughout that half and didn't allow Soton time on the ball. We regularly won back possession quickly and kept the opposition under constant pressure.
4. Unfortunately, our final ball was often poor. We really should have been out of sight by half-time.
5. The Premier League is the toughest in the world and most teams aren't able to control games throughout. It was no surprise when Soton started the 2nd half at a higher tempo and pressed us high up (they hadn't done that 1st half for the simple reason we rarely gave them the chance to play in our half).
6. The substitutions made sense to me at least. We had to stop Soton driving forward centrally and the arrival of Hughes to support Luka achieved that with both Ayew and Riedewald adding additional midfield strength.
7. Like many on this site, my heart sank when I saw Doucoure wasn't going to play and that we would be relying on Luka for that role. HOWEVER, Luka had a decent game IMHO, especially with his finding space to receive the ball and make forward passes. He also avoided giving away his customary free kick in Ward-Prowse territory. A shame he claimed captain's privilege for the one potentially dangerous free-kick we had 1st half.
8. I am disappointed that so many on here have been so negative about our performances over the last month. We've collected 10 points from the last 5 games. We're clearly doing enough right to have achieved that return - Yes it would be good to see a game where we win comfortably - but come on guys THIS IS PALACE, we rarely win games comfortably. THREE home wins on the bounce is worth celebrating.

Edited by doombear (30 Oct 2022 10.18am)

Agree with all of this.

I know it sounds obvious, but games will ebb and flow and we need to capitalise when we are on top, and keep it tight when we are not. We are nowhere near clinical enough at the moment, and silly mistakes could have cost us.

But we're making strides. I reckon Vieria is also learning a bit too. Finishing the game with 3 CM's, shows that he is willing to be adaptable.


 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 30 Oct 22 7.55pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

Tbh Southampton is that s*** hole they were speaking about. Worked, been footy and drank there. They are spot on

I recall the area around The Dell (or not that far away and quite near the old county cricket ground) being quite "leafy".

 


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View DANGERCLOSE's Profile DANGERCLOSE Flag london 30 Oct 22 10.59pm Send a Private Message to DANGERCLOSE Add DANGERCLOSE as a friend

Originally posted by doombear

Got back very late from the game last night so have only now read (most of) the comments on this thread.

Some thoughts:
1. I sit in the Glazier stand and so for once got to see most of the action close-up.
2. It was the best 1st half I've seen us play this season.
3. Our front 4/5 pressed strongly throughout that half and didn't allow Soton time on the ball. We regularly won back possession quickly and kept the opposition under constant pressure.
4. Unfortunately, our final ball was often poor. We really should have been out of sight by half-time.
5. The Premier League is the toughest in the world and most teams aren't able to control games throughout. It was no surprise when Soton started the 2nd half at a higher tempo and pressed us high up (they hadn't done that 1st half for the simple reason we rarely gave them the chance to play in our half).
6. The substitutions made sense to me at least. We had to stop Soton driving forward centrally and the arrival of Hughes to support Luka achieved that with both Ayew and Riedewald adding additional midfield strength.
7. Like many on this site, my heart sank when I saw Doucoure wasn't going to play and that we would be relying on Luka for that role. HOWEVER, Luka had a decent game IMHO, especially with his finding space to receive the ball and make forward passes. He also avoided giving away his customary free kick in Ward-Prowse territory. A shame he claimed captain's privilege for the one potentially dangerous free-kick we had 1st half.
8. I am disappointed that so many on here have been so negative about our performances over the last month. We've collected 10 points from the last 5 games. We're clearly doing enough right to have achieved that return - Yes it would be good to see a game where we win comfortably - but come on guys THIS IS PALACE, we rarely win games comfortably. THREE home wins on the bounce is worth celebrating.

Agreed &#128077;

Edited by doombear (30 Oct 2022 10.18am)

 

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Its tough seeing your team lose anytime, especially if you have taken time & paid good money to travel to an away fixture.

Originally posted by FrankieD108

Indeed I was! As we all know, seeing your club lose brings out the frustration!

 

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View TrickyboyVn's Profile TrickyboyVn Flag Ho Chi Minh City 31 Oct 22 1.47pm Send a Private Message to TrickyboyVn Add TrickyboyVn as a friend

Thought 1st half was great
Need finish better
Zaha was a menace without being petulant
But why some question Guaita?
I think hes been great this season

 

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag Sussex, ex-Cronx. 31 Oct 22 3.10pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Originally posted by YT

I recall the area around The Dell (or not that far away and quite near the old county cricket ground) being quite "leafy".

I went to The Dell when we had george Graham playing for us (70s)
As you said about 'leafy' (was not rough.)
One subbuteo, higgldy piggly , cobbled together ground.

 


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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 31 Oct 22 6.45pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

I went to The Dell when we had george Graham playing for us (70s)
As you said about 'leafy' (was not rough.)
One subbuteo, higgldy piggly , cobbled together ground.

I'm impressed. I didn't get to that one, but my recollection of The Dell is based on the 3-2 win when Richard Shaw scored an own-goal in the opening seconds and then the League Cup tie a few days later where we were "typical Palace" ie "after the Lord Mayor's Show". If I recall correctly, the League Cup tie was the first men's match between members of the first 4 divisions to have a female line-o, but I haven't checked my facts before posting.

 


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Originally posted by YT

I'm impressed. I didn't get to that one, but my recollection of The Dell is based on the 3-2 win when Richard Shaw scored an own-goal in the opening seconds and then the League Cup tie a few days later where we were "typical Palace" ie "after the Lord Mayor's Show". If I recall correctly, the League Cup tie was the first men's match between members of the first 4 divisions to have a female line-o, but I haven't checked my facts before posting.

I just got into the ground to see Shaws own goal

 

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Originally posted by Spiderman

I just got into the ground to see Shaws own goal

Held up by those damn Twyford Down roadworks, I'm guessing.

 


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Originally posted by YT

Held up by those damn Twyford Down roadworks, I'm guessing.

British rail!,

 

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