Call it wishful thinking but I’m hoping we absolutely muller Crystal Palace (every goal we score against them counts as two) and that they don’t get a point off Stoke or Southampton.
Realistically, I feel Newcastle will beat Crystal Palace, as will Southampton.
So it is down to lots of goals and Stoke winning away at Selhurst Park, both very unlikely but a remote possibility.
Plus it is about time we mullered somebody, in the style of Sheffield Wednesday (8-0 Sir Bobby/Shearer) – who better than Pardew’s Crystal Palace and I’d love it etc.
The other hopeful option, slightly more realistic, is 3 wins for us and no more than two for the Cats & Canaries.
As the table stands now:
Crystal Palace (Played 35) 39 points GD -9
Sunderland (Played 34) 31 points GD -18
Norwich (Played 35) 31 points GD -25
Newcastle (Played 35) 30 points GD -26
Crystal Palace have:
Newcastle (A), Stoke (H), Southampton (A)
Palace (H), Villa (A), Spurs (H)
Arsenal (A), Man Utd (H), Watford (H), Everton (A)
Stoke (A), Chelsea (H), Everton (H), Watford (A)