Palace Fans' Views On The Match

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Palace Fans' Views On The Match

Post by Yacob » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:29 pm

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This week, I went over to the cpfc.org forum to ask the questions. We got a good amount of responses and the questions used were:
1 – How do you think you’ll line up?
2 – How has Palace’s season gone so far? Happy?
3 – How has Tony Pulis changed things? Are you happy with his appointment?
4 – Do you have any talent coming through your academy? Who are the ‘ones to watch’?
5 – Who should we watch out for / who is your biggest threat?
6 – What is your prediction for Palace this season?
7 – How do you think Newcastle will do this season?
8 – Who will finish in the top six? Who will go down?
9 – Scoreline prediction?
10 – If your football club was a fruit, what fruit would it be?
Malarkey
1 – How do you think you’ll line up? same team that started against Chelsea, unless there are injuries
2 – How has Palace’s season gone so far? Happy? not happy with anything, until Holloway left. In good form under Pulis and looking good
3 – How has Tony Pulis changed things? Are you happy with his appointment? managed to sort the defence out, and changing Chamakh's role has completely changed him. We've gone 442, worked so far
4 – Do you have any talent coming through your academy? Who are the ‘ones to watch’? not sure. I know Sulley Kaikai is doing really well and may be on the bench against you, and Kyle de Silva has also apparently looked good
5 – Who should we watch out for / who is your biggest threat? best players imo are Ward, Jedinak, Bannan and Chamakh. Chamakh is our biggest threat
6 – What is your prediction for Palace this season? my honest prediction is 16th
7 – How do you think Newcastle will do this season? 5th to 8th
8 – Who will finish in the top six? Who will go down? Chelsea, man city, arsenal, Everton, Liverpool, Newcastle in the top 6, Cardiff, west ham and Sunderland in the bottom 3
9 – Scoreline prediction? 2-1 palace
10 – If your football club was a fruit, what fruit would it be? erm, a strawberry? Most are sweet, but you get the occasional sour one...no idea what that means but it sounds like it could mean something relevant
thehalifaxman
1 – How do you think you’ll line up? same as last few weeks
2 – How has Palace’s season gone so far? Happy? getting better
3 – How has Tony Pulis changed things? Are you happy with his appointment? organisation - yes
4 – Do you have any talent coming through your academy? Who are the ‘ones to watch’? Not telling you'll try and nick em
5 – Who should we watch out for / who is your biggest threat? Jedi will ruin you (maybe), The Mack is on fire in front of goal
6 – What is your prediction for Palace this season? 18
7 – How do you think Newcastle will do this season? 10
8 – Who will finish in the top six? Who will go down? same as always, same 3 who came up
9 – Scoreline prediction? 2-0
10 – If your football club was a fruit, what fruit would it be? Barry Banana
cranesparkeagle
cant resist the fruit question.

it would be a banana. Things never run straight
herts_palace
1 – How do you think you’ll line up?
Same as last week
2 – How has Palace’s season gone so far? Happy?
Poor start although we played well in the first 3 matches we were let down by defensive frailties. We have been defensively solid since Millen took over and Pulis has kept that solidarity and added a bit more cutting edge
3 – How has Tony Pulis changed things? Are you happy with his appointment?
Wasn't happy to be honest but preferred him to both Coleman and Dowie. The team has looked better and if we continue in this vain then it will turn out to be a shrewd appointment
4 – Do you have any talent coming through your academy? Who are the ‘ones to watch’?
Coming through was Kyle De Silva, Boateng and Allassani. Not sure how close they are to the first team at present but Boateng may get a run out in the cup after doing well against Stoke last year.
5 – Who should we watch out for / who is your biggest threat?
Anyone in a Palace shirt at the moment - no one had a bad game against Chelsea
6 – What is your prediction for Palace this season?
Well up till ten days ago I thought 19th but I think we have a good chance of 17th - but it will be close. Could depend on how Murray recovers, who we can buy in January and who we can get on loan.
7 – How do you think Newcastle will do this season?
I would say 10th.
8 – Who will finish in the top six? Who will go down?
Top 6 Arsenal, Chelsea, Man City, Everton, Liverpool and 1 of Southampton. Spurs and Man U for 6th place - probably Man U.

Bottom 3 Hull, West Ham and Norwich. but none of Palace, Fulham, West Ham, Sunderland, Cardiff, West Brom, Villa, Stoke and even Swansea are safe. Sunderland have a lot of winnable games left and their recent performances have been better than their results. In contrast Hull have some real stinkers at home left, of the teams currently in the bottom half only Fulham and West Brom are still to go to the KC. They could well finish bottom.
9 – Scoreline prediction?
You've had some impressive away wins this season with wins at Spurs and Man U standing out. So 1-1 . But it could easily be 2-1 or 1-2..
10 – If your football club was a fruit, what fruit would it be?
Well I won't go for the obvious and say either Passion fruit or blueberries and redcurrants. I would say an apple, traditional, doesn't decay quickly, don't always get a good press and we have a great core.
Jordan555x
1 – How do you think you’ll line up? Same line up we had against Chelsea.
2 – How has Palace’s season gone so far? Happy?
Was crap until Pulis came in, he seems to be turning our season around.
3 – How has Tony Pulis changed things? Are you happy with his appointment?
He was top on my list, I listed him as best candidate for the job, I said he would tighten up the defence and finally get our players playing for the shirt and we'd finally get some much needed results and I was right.
4 – Do you have any talent coming through your academy? Who are the ‘ones to watch’? Sullay Kai Kai seems to be on fire at the moment, he is a striker and a free kick specialist.
5 – Who should we watch out for / who is your biggest threat?
Chamakh and Bannan going forward, the whole defensive line has been amazing in the last 5 games.
6 – What is your prediction for Palace this season?
I hope we can stay up, we are certainly going about it the right way so far.
7 – How do you think Newcastle will do this season?
Tremendous improvement, top half finish.
8 – Who will finish in the top six? Who will go down?
I am not going to say Palace so I will say Sunderland, Cardiff and West Ham.
9 – Scoreline prediction?
Impossible to say both sides are in form at the moment, we might have the home advantage though.
10 – If your football club was a fruit, what fruit would it be?
Passion fruit, we are full of passion.
New LP
1 – How do you think you’ll line up?
Same as the Chelsea game although we have injuries to 2 of our central midfielders who featured at Stamford Bridge Dikgacoi and Stuart O'Keefe so expect Johnny Williams to play.
2 – How has Palace’s season gone so far? Happy?
This season we were always going to be happy to just be here, but Tony Pulis has got us believing after it all appeared to of gone t*** up.
3 – How has Tony Pulis changed things? Are you happy with his appointment?
In fairness Keith Millen got us organised after Ian Holloway left, but Pulis has continued that and also played Maroaune Chamakh in a deeper role and he has been a revelation scoring 3 in 3.
4 – Do you have any talent coming through your academy? Who are the ‘ones to watch’?
We always seem to have a few promising kids coming through, the academy is a big thing at Palace, Kyle Da Silva is supposed to be special.
5 – Who should we watch out for / who is your biggest threat?
Chamakh on his current form (and none of us were saying that a few weeks ago). Joel Ward is a class act and can play anywhere in the back four. Mile Jedinak is Mr 100%.
6 – What is your prediction for Palace this season?
It's going to go to the wire, don't want to tempt fate and predict us to break our duck of always going straight back down from this league though.
7 – How do you think Newcastle will do this season?
If you avoid injury problems then 8th or 9th.
8 – Who will finish in the top six? Who will go down?
Don't care about the top 6, although City to win it and hopefully Man United won't be top 4. I am too nervous to comment on relegation!
9 – Scoreline prediction?
1-1
10 – If your football club was a fruit, what fruit would it be?
A Granny Smith apple, looks a bit rough and ready, there are more glamorous fruits to choose from but tastes great!
Lawd Elpus
1 – How do you think you’ll line up?
Same as last week v Chelsea (injuries permitting).

2 – How has Palace’s season gone so far? Happy?
You can't be happy with being in a relegation place, but that was what most of us thought we would be doing, even on the day we beat Watford at Wembley.

We have played all the 'top' clubs, bar Man City - and put up a decent show in all matches, except the first half at Liverpool.

In other games - the defeats at home to Swansea and Fulham - and also at West Brom, were morale sapping. I have the feeling the current team (largely the same players!) could get better results against those three now - because our game is up by easily 50% on whta we were doing against those sides.

We have had some crap decisions against us, penalties for Spurs, Man U and Liverpool that simply were not - but on the whole, Holloway's ideas were not working, confusing players and fans alike - we are looking more like a team that are playing for eachother and the manager under Millen and then Pulis.
3 – How has Tony Pulis changed things? Are you happy with his appointment?
I don't think many Palace fans were too pleased that our owners were after him, as his Stoke teams were a throw back to how we played around twenty five years ago - Route One - and we all want a more progressive, passing game.

To be fair, he is utilising the players' strengths and still getting some decent football played in the attacking third of the pitch. It differs from Holloway's risky ideas of our defenders trying to play the ball out of defence, which usually lost us posession in dangerous areas and gifting teams goals - so we are now more solid.

Players now have a game plan they can follow and are much more committed to the cause - notabaly, Chamakh, Jerome and Puncheon, who may fans had all but given up on a month ago, now look far better players and are starting to have a big impact.
4 – Do you have any talent coming through your academy? Who are the ‘ones to watch’?
It's got a bit disappointing over the past year. Jonny Williams was the last kid to become a first team team regular - and now, after a couple of injury setbacks, is going to have a job to get past Barry Bannan, who is looking like our Player of The Year, much though everyone would love to see Jonny back.
We have a few players that may step up in the next year or two - but I can't see them playing Premiership games this season regularly unless we reach safety or go down with several games left to experiment in.
5 – Who should we watch out for / who is your biggest threat?
You should watch out for Dorans. He is a sleeping policeman, particularly dangerous at erecting walls when you least expect them and can strike without any warning at all.
6 – What is your prediction for Palace this season?
I think we blew our Champions League spot with defeat at Chelsea last week, but am still hopeful of a place in Europe if we can get Clodagh Rodgers to reprise her 1971 hit 'Boom bang a bang' in those close fitting hot pants - although they may be a bit saggy after 42 years.
7 – How do you think Newcastle will do this season?
I think they will sell many items under the SportDirect label, leading to increased profits for Mr Ashley. On the field, I've heard Newcastle haven't won the league for 86 years, which is quite an achievement for a club of their size and could well make it 87.
8 – Who will finish in the top six? Who will go down?
Can't really see any change to the usual suspects - although Southampton, much though I loathe them look a real prospect to possibly have a big finish - and Newcastle will probaly not be that far off sixth place - at the moment I would go with Man City, Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea, Liverpool, Southampton.

As long as we manage the miracle of staying up - I will not care who goes down. I can see West Ham, Cardiff and Hull ending up in the s***, but you could perm any three from the current bottom ten before the season is out.
9 – Scoreline prediction?
I never predict scores after getting our result v Spurs in 1977 all wrong, we lost 2-1 after I confidently wrote that we would win 9-0.
10 – If your football club was a fruit, what fruit would it be?
Palace would be a Tomato. Some people think we are vegetables, but we have alot of sauce and even when we get squashed, you can always see the seeds of another success ouzing out of the mess.
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Re: Palace Fans' Views On The Match

Post by biggeordiedave » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:31 pm

10 – If your football club was a fruit, what fruit would it be?
Palace would be a Tomato. Some people think we are vegetables, but we have alot of sauce and even when we get squashed, you can always see the seeds of another success ouzing out of the mess.
<laugh> One of the best answers yet <applause>
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Post by Matthieu » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:47 am

Just wanted to point out that these threads are some of my favorites on the whole forum. <love>

Cheers for doing them. 8)
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Post by Micky Quim » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:23 am

Good answers to the fruit question <applause>

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Post by MulticulturalMag » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:25 am

Barry Banana <laugh>
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Post by Acid Hippo » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:42 am

Easily the best answers to the fruit question yet.
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Post by Micky Quim » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:29 am

Seem like good fans, no nob head answers

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Re: Palace Fans' Views On The Match

Post by Yacob » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:10 pm

Matthieu wrote:Just wanted to point out that these threads are some of my favorites on the whole forum. <love>

Cheers for doing them. 8)
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