Despite not even being officially announced as manager yet, Alan Pardew has had an instant impact at Crystal Palace.
With negotiations still continuing, the (soon to be) former Newcastle boss watched from the stands at Villa Park.The Ts might not have been crossed and not every I dotted, but Pards’ influence was there for all to see.
Palace were playing another terrible side in Aston Villa and it was obvious that Alan Pardew had done the team talk, by instruction even if he wasn’t there in person.
Crystal Palace had zero shots on target and a very embarrassing 31% of possession, as the team were as negative as they possibly could have been.
The goalless bore draw ensured that the team from Selhurst Park stayed in the relegation zone and at least now Crystal Palace fans can say they have now experienced the joys of watching Alan Pardew style football.