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Everything posted by skadupuk

  1. Hodgson has historically used a pretty effective tactic of absorbing pressure and counter attacking. It doesn't work any more and he has no plan B, make note of the fact that he has made no changes at all, he thinks this is going ok...
  2. Normal service resumes, Palace spend the first 10minutes continuing to do fuck all and Brighton equalise, was comnig a mile off and Brighton should feel agrieved to only be drawing. Why Roy continues to want to play such negative game when our defence isn't as strong as it was, inviting teams to score (when we aren't scoring many,if any ourselves) This game is only heading on way as Brighton continue press and ask serious questions.
  3. Cheeky as fuck finish by Mateta, Palace have done nothing all game and we are rewarded with a goal!
  4. I don't want to buy a pass for the Palace v Brighton game, I don't, I don't, I don't (I will though for some fucking reason) We are definitely losing this one and I'm not trying to reverse jinx it, we already had our lucky result against them with a draw when they completely domiated the game. I'm not sure Hodgson goes if we lose, but if we see a captulation/lack of effort like the last couple of games it would be very hard to see what the point of him staying is, we are probably safe but there is a small Fulham shaped cloud that just appeared off in the horizon.
  5. Coincidentally I bought another kit (as well as a kids kit) and we had it for lunch yesterday, as you say its the beef that makes all the difference. Waitrose has American Jack cheese slices, which is closer than the packaged jobs, but still not as good. They are quite a friendly bunch though, so I'm sure if you messaged them they'd point you in the right direction. If you haven't set up an online account yet, if you are referring friends its worth it as you both get a 20% off code (they get there's straight away, you get one when they set up an account and
  6. But the gap issue is caused by the big clubs' ability to attracting their large numbers of casual fans and the neutrals, every EPL club has a hardcore fan base that will buy the match if they can't go, but the revenue from the vast amount of additional people who would buy a Liverpool game v West Brom against the amount who would pay for Leeds v West Brom means no matter how spend happy Leeds fans are you are not going to get the same money coming in and the financial gap further widens.
  7. This would lead to a notable increase in gap between the 'big clubs' and the rest of us, imagine the extra revenue for the top 6 teams in any game versus the £7.50 each Palace and Burnley would split for their fixture. Better product (perceived or actual) = more money is true for any market, but football feels like enough of an uneven playing field already, and the bigger picture of the overall long term sustainability of the entirety of football on England has to be considered.
  8. I get where you are coming from and that may have been true in previous seasons, but It's very different this time as there's nothing there in terms of effort or bite, it feels like a team that has reached a natural dead end rather than one 'on the beach already' 12 players are out of contract at the end of the season, why would they risk their livelihood over the next few weeks with no certainty, this all falls at the feet of the owners and Hodgson (to a lesser degree) No Zaha for the derby game and it's not just my natral pessimism this time, I just cannot see us doi
  9. To add, it's Brighton next Monday. I think we lose regardless, but would rather Hodgson's tenure ended before/now whilst the fanbase still retains an appreciation for all he has done previously, rather than him completely lose the fans with a heavy defeat with no fight in us.
  10. This is where we have a problem, the one thing you rely on with a Hodgson team is a rock solid defense that counter attacks, we now have conceded the 2nd most goals in the EPL, Hodgson got the arse when questioned on it and suggested the Liverpool game was distorting it (I'm sure if we discounted every teams worst result you'd come up with a similar poisition). Our problem last season was not scoring many (2nd worst again),and whilst better it hasn't improved enough to offset the defensive collapse. It's shit football to watch and isn't getting better, there have been
  11. I think so, even the most optimistic/rose tinted of the Palace fans on our main forum have switched over to the "Hodgson out" camp (Current vote 65 "In" to 536 "Out" when it's been much more 50/50 even up to a few weeks ago) It's not the losses, we are used to losing, it's the manner of loss whereby we just roll over. Burnley going 2 up so quickly should have resulted in 80 minutes of us going at them but we end up being passive for most of the game and give away an atrocious 3rd in terms of defence. Nobody knows why Milivojević is still favoured every game, he's weak a
  12. The difference between Palace and Burnley today has been effort/commitment, loads of players not giving a fuck, I really can't see us putting up any fight against your lot. I went to the Palace 5-0 at Selhurst (Andy Johnson hat-trick), I can see a reverse of that.
  13. I can't see any way for Hodgson to continue as our manager, the performances are so wishy washy that you can't help but feel he has lost the dressing room, after a woeful first half and being 2-0 down he made no tactical changes or substitutions. Even the most optimistic Palace fans have no answer to this performance, and when a manager who'se main strength is countering froma solid defence, having the second worst defensive record in the EPL is a huge red flag.
  14. Van Arnholt being taken out by the slight breeze of someone being near him was a contributing factor. Palace can make any team look like Barcelona at the moment, good job we don't have a big derby game coming up next...
  15. I should have just wiped my arse with a tenner. Fucking useless.
  16. Hoping my NowTV stream holds up, what with all the neutrals interested in Palace v Burnley... How can anyone resist a game between the two oldest squads in the EPL!
  17. Palace have been abysmal the first half, playing a left back at left wing has gone about as well as can be expected in a team that creates fuck all to begin with. Passing has been absolutely dreadful (it's always a cause for concern but especially bad tonight), and the players keep falling over on their arses. Other than the 'meg' above Leeds haven't looked amazing and have chose to kindly pass up two gilt edged chances (one due to shit passing, one due to shit marking, both Milivojević) to leave it only 1-0
  18. Burnley’s takeover looking like a financial shit show, Dyche not looking like he’ll get much cash for players. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/feb/02/burnley-us-takeover-has-left-club-90m-worse-off-and-loaded-with-debt
  19. I've genuinely not seen that (it's not a tactic we have utilised before), the only reason I can see that you are still losing is a couple of first class saves by Guaita.
  20. EZEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! He's been pretty poor all game, but pulls outa bit of magic.
  21. 55th minute and we have the first shot on target from either team, Wolves nearly score (great save from Guaita), unfortunately for Plaace this seems to have caused Wolves to come alive. 2-0 Wolves I reckon.
  22. Palace and Wolves having a hotly contested "Who can play the blandest football" competition. 6 changes from Hodgson, and we at least look like we are in the game (versus the shitshow against West Ham), but barring a lucjy goal that rebounds in off someones arse this has bore draw written all over it.
  23. Palace nicking a goal at the start and a half-decent one at the end papers over a dreadful performance (West Ham should have been 5-1 up at half time). Hodgson did the usual of making us endure 70 minutes of shite football before making subs, every Palace fan can't understand why he does this and it's a constant complaint, even the commentator mentioned thta she was "surprised he didn't make any changes sooner" A fair few of the players on the pitch today are out of contract in the summer, none of them made a case for a new one (nor will have won any suitors)
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