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View beak's Profile beak Flag croydon 06 Feb 24 12.18pm Send a Private Message to beak Add beak as a friend

Originally posted by Uphill

Well Canterbury Palace, your assertion re:
5) Injuries to key players. These should dry up now as all of our key players are already injured.

That's a reason we won't go down?

Like to know who will step into their boots to provide the semblance of an attacking threat that will give us a positive goal difference in our remaining fixtures. Other teams in the relegation mix seem to be playing better football. Without our two stars who will provide the goals, and if they are provided who have we got who we can rely on to take them? Will the manager give anyone just the chance to go for wins?

I don't share your to me, misplaced, optimism!


I was explaining "A hostage to fortune" to my boy recently,thank you for providing such a wonderful example,Both 'keepers will go down with summat,then Wharton,Ayew,Lerma and Mitchell.

Edited by beak (06 Feb 2024 9.30pm)

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 06 Feb 24 12.25pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by JRW2

Good post. You're obviously right, but it's bloody difficult. Next month will mark 70 years since I first went to Selhurst, and although we've been through some awful times, the current situation somehow seems worse. Certainly it's the first time that I have felt genuinely reluctant to go there again, and if my neighbour decides not to go next week, I won't either. Pathetic, I know, relying on someone else to take the decision for me. But perhaps I'll convince myself that it's always darkest before the dawn........and turn up as usual. Decisions, decisions!

I know the feeling well.
Only 1 win in our last 12 PL games, only 2 PL wins at home.
Walrus moans of boredom watching the dull as dishwater performances.

 

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View Sansbup's Profile Sansbup Flag Norfolk 06 Feb 24 12.27pm Send a Private Message to Sansbup Add Sansbup as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

I know the feeling well.
Only 1 win in our last 12 PL games, only 2 PL wins at home.
Walrus moans of boredom watching the dull as dishwater performances.

Not so much boredom as anger for me. Watching my club being destroyed from the inside.

Edited by Sansbup (06 Feb 2024 12.28pm)

 

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View southnorwoodhill's Profile southnorwoodhill Flag 06 Feb 24 12.33pm Send a Private Message to southnorwoodhill Add southnorwoodhill as a friend

This side, as it is currently structured and with Roy Hodgson at the helm, won't pick up many more points, we can't defend and we rarely attack, a terrible combination. Therefore our survival is reliant on the teams below us doing even worse, or being deducted further points.
At this stage I'm not sure which is more likely, but know that is time for a change.

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag 06 Feb 24 12.34pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by Sansbup

Not so much boredom as anger for me. Watching my club being destroyed from the inside.

Edited by Sansbup (06 Feb 2024 12.28pm)

If you think this is being destroyed, you havenít been around long. At the moment weíve just got a 1st team with injuries to our best players struggling at the highest level.

 

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View Sansbup's Profile Sansbup Flag Norfolk 06 Feb 24 12.42pm Send a Private Message to Sansbup Add Sansbup as a friend

Originally posted by monkey

If you think this is being destroyed, you havenít been around long. At the moment weíve just got a 1st team with injuries to our best players struggling at the highest level.

Not that long I suppose. Supporter since '67.

The ineptitude of tactics, team selections, substitutions, lack of youngsters is what's making me angry. Plus the lack of team spirit, incapacity to defend set pieces and complete lack of attacking threat. Loyal supporters turning on the board and the players and each other.

Enough?

 

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View crystal-purley's Profile crystal-purley Flag Purley 06 Feb 24 12.43pm Send a Private Message to crystal-purley Add crystal-purley as a friend

For me it's squeaky bum time but we do have it in our own hands as we are playing against those in the same position. The big problem is that we have a few players out who would have been very useful in the run in. Having said that we have a few players who would be useful (Rak Sakyi for one) if only we could remind Roy of them.

I am hoping that Roy will start looking at all the players (maybe an 11 against 11 match instead of training the players to run about in lines of 4.

I believe we will stay up but we have to start believing in ourselves and hope that the refs give us back some of the dodgy decisions.

 


Enjoying getting up later and not having someone who knows better than me (apart from the missus of course).

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 06 Feb 24 12.56pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Sansbup

Not that long I suppose. Supporter since '67.

The ineptitude of tactics, team selections, substitutions, lack of youngsters is what's making me angry. Plus the lack of team spirit, incapacity to defend set pieces and complete lack of attacking threat. Loyal supporters turning on the board and the players and each other.

Enough?

I do know a number of long-time supporters who have passionately supported our club through thick and thin, rain, hail or snow.Some have travelled the length and breadth of the country by road and rail.
They are totally disillusioned with the club at the present time resulting in much wailing and lamentation.

Edited by Willo (06 Feb 2024 12.57pm)

 

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View dreamwaverider's Profile dreamwaverider Flag London 06 Feb 24 1.24pm Send a Private Message to dreamwaverider Add dreamwaverider as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

I do know a number of long-time supporters who have passionately supported our club through thick and thin, rain, hail or snow.Some have travelled the length and breadth of the country by road and rail.
They are totally disillusioned with the club at the present time resulting in much wailing and lamentation.

Edited by Willo (06 Feb 2024 12.57pm)

Is this why we won't go down?

Only joking.

 

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View georgey wood's Profile georgey wood Flag South London and Proud 06 Feb 24 1.30pm Send a Private Message to georgey wood Add georgey wood as a friend

Jnrw2 and willo I totally understand if you donít want to go to games. Itís a very hard watch at the moment. My point was more if youíre going to the games get behind the team best you can! I was fuming at the game Saturday and with some of the recent decisions by the owners. I wasnít at my most positive or vocal either. However itís against Brighton right? Surely just for a bit of pride you stay in the ground and ďsupportĒ as a supporter especially against them. Even if itís having a pop at them being tarquins and utd fans etc.

I just tried looking at the few players that were running their hearts out Lerma, Munoz, JP, even Hughsey was trying ( just out of his depth in there). I was too bemoaning Hodgson bringing on Olise and the performances of Henderson, Anderson and Mitchell who were quite frankly pathetic from KO. The club is a mess and the football is a bit s**t but thatís palace right and itís definitely been loads worse before.

I have definitely seen worse football in my 40 years supporting palace Burley and Francis eras arenít that long ago. Weíve also folded way worse than Saturday at Millwall ( puncheon hat-trick) and 5-0 once I remember. Also at home to Sunderland, scunthorpe, Wimbledon etc etc thatís just of the top of my head. I donít remember banners and as much moaning when Goldberg and Jordan were steering us to administration. I know weíve had 10 year in the prem and all the riches etc I just think a little perspective is needed! This isnít the worst itís been 5 points above relegation and still with some decent players and winnable fixtures. COYP

 

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View JRW2's Profile JRW2 Flag Dulwich 06 Feb 24 2.35pm Send a Private Message to JRW2 Add JRW2 as a friend

Originally posted by georgey wood

Jnrw2 and willo I totally understand if you donít want to go to games. Itís a very hard watch at the moment. My point was more if youíre going to the games get behind the team best you can! I was fuming at the game Saturday and with some of the recent decisions by the owners. I wasnít at my most positive or vocal either. However itís against Brighton right? Surely just for a bit of pride you stay in the ground and ďsupportĒ as a supporter especially against them. Even if itís having a pop at them being tarquins and utd fans etc.

I agree. That's why I opened my comment on your original post with the words "Good post".

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 06 Feb 24 2.43pm Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

Originally posted by Canterbury Palace

4) Upcoming fixtures. Here are the next fixtures for the clubs in the mire.

Palace: Chelsea, Everton, Burnley, Spurs, Luton, Newcastle
Fulham: Bournemouth, Villa, United, Brighton, Wolves, Tottenham
Brentford: Wolves, Liverpool, Man City, West Ham, Chelsea, Arsenal
Forest: Newcastle, West Ham, Villa, Liverpool, Brighton, Luton
Luton: Sheff Utd, Man Utd, Liverpool, Villa, Palace, Forest
Everton: City, Palace, Brighton, West Ham, United, Liverpool

I reckon we definitely have the kindest run out of that lot and it's tough to see where the likes of Brentford, Forest and Everton are getting many points from.


Edited by Canterbury Palace (06 Feb 2024 9.16am)

overall that is an excellent and insightful OP. i would request any Eagle on here to estimate the motivation levels of the opposition for all these games. High, medium, Low.

Mid table = middling effort and maybe try out the kids for next season. Could be Newcastle/Brighton/Chelscum.

Sheffield/Burnley....already dead, relaxed and sometimes playing better as a result.

title race, top four, relegation dogfight....all presumably highly motivated to win.

champions League or FA cup commitments.....always a consideration. You wanna play Liverpool on a Saturday after they played a big game mid-Week. A squad with much commitments will presumably have more injuries & suspensions. Also, a glory club will save their A team for a big european fixture....to the advantage of whoever plays them a couple days prior to this ?

Infamously, Harry Rednapp teams always used to play their final few games wearing their flip-flops and with a hangover. Once they had guaranteed another season in the top-flight they were off to ride the missus & drink pina colada.


Edited by PalazioVecchio (06 Feb 2024 2.58pm)

 


the 'Net-We-had' at the Etihad....again

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