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Reasons to be cheerful 1-2-3

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View dg1937's Profile dg1937 Flag 18 Jan 23 4.29pm Send a Private Message to dg1937 Add dg1937 as a friend

I am a glass half empty kind of person and I share much of the despondency on here at the moment, but here are three straws I am clutching at.

The bookies

The bookies currently have eight teams more likely to go down than us. Our odds are 18/1 and the next most likely team are West Ham at 5/1. What that suggests to me is that although we, in our HOL bubble, are filled with despair, most punters out there in the real world think we are the least likely of nine teams to go down.

Other clubs’ forums

When things feel bleak I find it quite helpful to look at other clubs’ forums. For our complaints about Parish/Vieira/Zaha read Sullivan/Moyes/Rice (West Ham), or Moshiri/Lampard/their entire squad (Everton), etc. Currently there are at least six teams ‘nailed on’ for relegation according to at least some of their own fans.

The table

There are currently 8 teams below us. We have a 7 point advantage over three of them and 5 or 6 point advantage over four of the rest. Six of those sides have to overtake us for us to be relegated. Only two of those sides (Wolves and Forest) are in better form than us over the last five games. I accept of course that this can change pretty quickly but I’m trying to find reasons to be cheerful.

Now, with or without a rhythm stick, you can hit me, hit me, HIT ME!

 

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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag Sussex, ex-Cronx. 18 Jan 23 5.19pm Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

Fair points mate.

Judging by the last few match threads we are already relegated according to some posters, some even clamouring for the return of the dire 'woy.
(done a workmanlike job keeping us up, for which i'm grateful, but some of the worst football in my 50 odd years of watching Palace)

Our current form & disapointing performaces are a worry, but a few wins (soon) will steady the ship.
Unfortunatly some posters on HOL seem to revel in slagging off the team, manager,parish etc.

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View Co Derry Palace's Profile Co Derry Palace Flag maghera co derry 18 Jan 23 5.25pm Send a Private Message to Co Derry Palace Add Co Derry Palace as a friend

Why don't you get back into bed??

 

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View dg1937's Profile dg1937 Flag 18 Jan 23 5.34pm Send a Private Message to dg1937 Add dg1937 as a friend

A very good question Co Derry, I would miss tonight’s game so going back to bed might be no bad thing!

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 18 Jan 23 5.51pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

this season, we will stay up.

In the longterm, only the football Giants ( plus an undeserving Everton ) will stay up.

and i am hoping we will outlast Everton.

 


Upsetting Manchester time and again

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