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Old Jan 10th 2015, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by pommybird View Post
Ha, well at least we can say we had one glory moment this season!

Taking the smug smile of Mou's chops will keep me going for weeks


My b-i-l is at the game, he is a CP supporter. Reading his updates you would think they had gone to 1st place
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Old Jan 10th 2015, 7:35 pm
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My b-i-l is at the game, he is a CP supporter. Reading his updates you would think they had gone to 1st place
When you're a Palace fan, or indeed a Spurs fan, you learn to feed off scraps
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Old Jan 10th 2015, 7:41 pm
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When you're a Palace fan, or indeed a Spurs fan, you learn to feed off scraps
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Decent result today. Hart makes a couple of good saves and Citeh were wasteful, so I'll take a point. Things are starting to turn around. Hopefully we can get all three points against West Brom and start to head back up the table.
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Agreed- didn't see your lot getting anything, so a nice surprise there.

Elsewhere, the chairmen who decided to bring in new managers will feel vindicated, but the fixture list was kind to Tony Pulis (home to a poor Hull City side is about as easy as the PL gets) and you always knew that Palace would put on a show in Alan Pardew's first game.
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Old Jan 11th 2015, 12:35 am
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Originally Posted by zargof View Post
Decent result today. Hart makes a couple of good saves and Citeh were wasteful, so I'll take a point. Things are starting to turn around. Hopefully we can get all three points against West Brom and start to head back up the table.
at the risk of saying I told you so.... I told you it would be a draw.

both sides could have won it - draw fair result
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Old Jan 11th 2015, 5:47 pm
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No complaints, fair play Scamp. United's worst performance of the season, bar none. Nothing going forward, no midfield and a defensive shambles. We seem to be going backwards in the last few weeks. We must have had 5 shots on goal since the beginning of December - very poor, and very disappointing - Im lost for words.

Van Gaal has got to get a grip - he can't put 11 players on the pitch and just hope Rooney is there to save us.
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No complaints, fair play Scamp. United's worst performance of the season, bar none. Nothing going forward, no midfield and a defensive shambles. We seem to be going backwards in the last few weeks. We must have had 5 shots on goal since the beginning of December - very poor, and very disappointing - Im lost for words.

Van Gaal has got to get a grip - he can't put 11 players on the pitch and just hope Rooney is there to save us.

And what is wrong with VanPersie? He just acted angry and aggressive all the time. Strange
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Im wondering which will go first the 3 5 2 formation or LVG.
That was a totally unacceptable performance at OT with a fully fit squad.
Di Maria is NOT a forward.
Sort it out Louie.
Fair play to the Saints and all the other teams that have exposed our weaknesses although our passing today at times was very SHITE.
I don't mind losing to teams that have a go at us especially at OT but 0 yes ****ing zero shots on target as a home team is unacceptable as well.
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Ha, well at least we can say we had one glory moment this season!

Taking the smug smile of Mou's chops will keep me going for weeks
I went snowboarding yesterday and forgot to record it.

How bad were we?
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Old Jan 12th 2015, 2:54 am
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I went snowboarding yesterday and forgot to record it.

How bad were we?
Worse than Palaces Championship wages squad..... There again one of the other top 4 will almost definitely come a cropper as well later on this season, If Palace are going to stay up that is.

Playing at Selhurst itself is probably worth 6 extra points a season @ present... This weekend was at least 2 of those.

With Pulis at WBA and Pardew fitting Palace, Everton could really be brought into this relegation struggle.

RE Pardew fitting Palace, The HF (that Palace group) Never once chanted Warnocks or Holloways name.... They gave Pardew that 'Honour' in the first game before the ball was Kicked.
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It'll be close, but United to edge it by 4 or 5....
Morning Ededed.

United were poor and Saints were lucky? I hope you're not one of those....
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Just to echo the sentiments, Southampton have totally and utterly outplayed us twice this season, and we are very fortunate to have stolen 3 of the 6 points on offer in the fixtures....for the first time this season, the prime culprit for our defeat was sat in the manager's seat on the sidelines- hideous 'formation', little more than a shameful admission of fear of Koeman's team on LvG's part, wasting di Maria in a forward role and likewise Rooney in a deep role against a powerful 3-man Saints midfield (Davis, Schneiderlin & Wanyama) which easily contained any threat we carried; no Falcao even in the squad, never mind the bench despite him not being 'injured'...what's that about??!

Saints are up there with the Chavs and citeh as the best sides we've played this season, and anyone who thinks they don't have what it takes to finish top 4 is simply deceiving themselves- they are 3rd on merit, a hard-working, well organised, skilful side, coached by a man who has me wondering if United signed up the wrong Dutchman as manager in the summer. Twice Koeman has totally outflanked LvG now, with supposedly 'lesser' players.... can we please have Fonte (in place of any of Jones, Smalling (awful today, awful....) or Evans), can we have Schneiderlin (better than Fellaini, younger than Carrick)....United were dreadful, but let's not take anything away from Saints, who were excellent.

Fair play Scamp- no complaints whatever about the result.

United will have a fight to stay in the top 4 on this form- players rotated out of position, for no beneficial reason; players omitted from the squad when their 'talents' would have be useful; defenders who cannot be relied upon not to be stupid, both with possession and with rash tackles....there's plenty of work to be done and things to improve...to have no shots on target at all in ANY game, much less a home fixture, is an utter disgrace. I hope never to witness such dross again from a United side at OT. Disgraceful showing. VERY unhappy.
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Morning Ededed.

United were poor and Saints were lucky? I hope you're not one of those....
I don't think Southampton were excellent at all. It was a shit game between one poor team and one team who didn't want to get beaten and played very deep, soaking up any limited attacking threat (ha ha). If I'd gone to the match, I'd have been hallway home when you lot scored.

Koeman clearly realised at half time we weren't going to shoot for the whole game so sent a couple of lads forward to see if they could nick something and they did - I don't blame him. The days of sides getting steamrollered at OT are long gone. 10 years ago we'd have won that match by half time - with all our attacking options we can't even make your keeper put his beer and fag down to pick the ball up. 3 at the back with our defence is embarrassing.

So no, not lucky - just don't assume beating United at Old Trafford means anything any more - Chelsea or City would have scored 3 or 4 yesterday - we were lucky to get 0.
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I don't think Southampton were excellent at all. It was a shit game between one poor team and one team who didn't want to get beaten and played very deep, soaking up any limited attacking threat (ha ha). If I'd gone to the match, I'd have been hallway home when you lot scored.

Koeman clearly realised at half time we weren't going to shoot for the whole game so sent a couple of lads forward to see if they could nick something and they did - I don't blame him. The days of sides getting steamrollered at OT are long gone. 10 years ago we'd have won that match by half time - with all our attacking options we can't even make your keeper put his beer and fag down to pick the ball up. 3 at the back with our defence is embarrassing.

So no, not lucky - just don't assume beating United at Old Trafford means anything any more - Chelsea or City would have scored 3 or 4 yesterday - we were lucky to get 0.
One shot on target between both sides - it does not sound like a classic.

I sense Van G is feeling the pressure a little but the solution seems starkly obvious: buy a decent right back, a left back (or get Shaw to lose about 4 stone) and 2 centre backs (how on earth did someone as bad as Phil Jones ever play for England???)and of course keep your goalie out of Spanish clutches.
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