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  1. 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 glaring issues (bad corners, poor passing completion %) for 4 seasons now that he still hasn't addressed and his aversion to making substitutes until the 70th minute no matter how bad the performance is baffling. I don't think it would be rash to make a managerial change, we are in a position of needing a squad revamp in the summer and giving that to Hodgson feels like the worst option given his usage (or lack of) new/younger players, I think we go down next season if we keep him.
  2. 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 and continues to give the ball away and pick up a stupid yellow lalmost every week, yet always is there as an ever present (a known Hodgson tactic tostick with his favourites no matter what) Hodgson's continued inability to be explicit around how shit we are is aggravating see below tweet, and I don't mean it as a disrespectful comment against Burnley as they played well but we should be able to go toe to toe with them (losing 3-2 with a fighting performance rather than what we got). Redknapp on Batshuayi's was both funny and accurate:
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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...
  6. I should have just wiped my arse with a tenner. Fucking useless.
  7. 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!
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. EZEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! He's been pretty poor all game, but pulls outa bit of magic.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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) The only positive I take from it is the 6 minutes between our goal and the equaliser.
  15. Much as I like the idea of the at home boxes, I don't think it fills the gap. A meal out on our own (3 kids) was a rare treat and we save up over time in order to be able to go somewhere (arguably) offensively priced for a meal, we got to just be ourselves for a few hours whilst working our way through a lengthy tasting menu (with me usually with the wine flight). I long to be able to go back once things are safe, I had originally planned to go to L'Enclume for my 40th in January, and as long as our finances hold up so I don't have to use the money I've put aside that'll hopefully be something we can do in 2021.
  16. First Track, I really enjoyed it.
  17. Palace look to be signing Jean-Philippe Mateta from relegation threatened Mainz. Very unusual deal set up. £3m loan fee (18 months),commitment to buy for £15m if he starts 15 games. Given he's come back from an injury it's a surprisingly sensible deal for Palace (for once)
  18. And Hodgson waits for 10 minutes after going 3 down and bringing on a defensive midfielder (12 minutes to go) before bringing on another striker, maybe he's decided he doesn't want to finish the game with zero shots on target...
  19. Not sure why I'm surprised, but Palace stinking the place up and it feels like a Man City attcking drill from training. I don't expect to beat City, nor even a draw, I just want to see us put up a slight fight for once (or expect the very well reimbursed players to be able to pass, and not constantly give the ball away)
  20. You've mispelled: "I was wrong, and completely made up a players actions to fit my narrative"
  21. Amongst his many crimes, living in your head rent free (given how often you bring him up) Clip here: https://wittyfutty.com/2021/01/video-david-luiz-with-a-crazy-foul-on-zaha/ Perhaps you could screenshot where he pretended to be hit in the face prior to actually being hit in the face?
  22. Who were Palace rotationally fouling? I didn't notice it, but I did have my Palace goggles on (looking atthe stats we were 11 -11 in terms of fouls) This is disappointing, on pitch shennanigans are par for the course with Zaha and are (unfortunately) part of his game, but this kind of arrogant shit is unforgivable.
  23. Said it before and I'll say it again, Eze at £20m was a steal.
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