As always, interested in what the opposition supporters made of the match on Saturday afternoon, so sought out the views of Crystal Palace fans….
Saturday’s defeat to Newcastle United means that it is now only one win in the last 19 Premier League matches under Alan Pardew.
The Crystal Palace fans had plenty to say about their former player and current boss…
Yohan Cabaye also attracted a lot of attention, especially regarding the penalty and whether he should have even have been allowed to take it.
Not surprisingly the good luck messages to Newcastle fans/players on the possibility of avoiding relegation were a bit thin on the ground.
Whilst when it came to the general match details, it was seen very much as a tale of two halves.
Comments during and after the match are taken from the top Crystal Palace message board holmesdale.net, well worth a read…
‘What they booing Cabaye for?’
‘The Newcastle fans are utter idiots if they think we are going to let them do as they wish, we need the points as well, so what if we take our time! do they not understand that their reaction is what we want to wind their players up ..hate them.’
‘This game looks over it’s like AP didn’t want us to win this and relegate the team he loves so much so he set them up second half to play for a draw.’
‘The only player in our team that shouldn’t have taken the pen. Anyone but Cabaye against Newcastle – Schoolboy stuff from Pardew.’
‘That was a f***ing superb free kick. Blame Henessey all you wish, no stopping that. Annoyingly.’
‘Well that’s s***gged that then, hasn’t it? I’m absolutely dreading the swathes of Toon Army gobs**tes on their odious little online magazine gloating about it for weeks to come.’
‘Newcastle fans are going to love AP after this.’
‘For some reason this match is annoying more than all the other rubbish that has summed up 2016 – not as if Newcastle are vastly improved. More like we are predictable and toothless and have been for a while.’
‘First half we were so much the better team it was ridiculous to imagine losing and not scoring….second half was an absolute disaster, the goal they scored was well hit, but I didn’t believe it to be a foul by Dann, but if it was…why the ferk was he doing that there!! This was probably the most frustrating game I have watched this season.’
‘Why do we only ever play one half. What did pardew say to them at half time. Clearly not the same as benitez said to his players.’
‘Seen better penalties taken by school kids. Don’t believe he wanted to score. Wickham should have taken it and belted it in.’
‘AP must go before next season. He is an arrogant, stubborn, f***wit. He’s thoroughly pi**ed off Lee who is much better than SAKO. We simply do not have the depth not to play our best players. Speroni is better than Hennessey and Lee is better than Sako but AP is a joke.’
‘They scored a great free kick, we missed a penalty. We should have got something from that game regardless of anything else.’
‘It was a seriously depressing second half. Newcastle all over them. Poor control from Palace and just flat. Hit a brick wall back at Xmas and can’t pick themselves up. Everything is such hard work. Agree that if we hadn’t got so far in the FA Cup more people would be questioning AP’s position.’
‘Honestly, not so sure about Cabaye. Yes earlier in the season I saw glimpses of class. But imagine if we were to judge Cabaye’s performances without reference to the fact that he is Yohan Cabaye.I think we would be saying lots of games just pass him by. And in this league you can’t have midfielders who have games that pass them by.’
‘Cabaye anonymous today and no conviction in the penalty…he wasn’t trying to…miss…was he? could he?’
‘Thought that as soon as he stepped up……shoot, but gave it no real effort. Bad decisions throughout. Pardew lacks bottle and a back up plan!!’
‘Cabaye has been superb all season. I think that was his first penalty miss.’
‘Cabaye and Pards were never going to stuff up Newcastle’s relegation battle. Very obvious result this as well as the second half performance.’
‘Makes you wonder doesn’t it? Are they really both as bad as they appear to be??’
‘Why on earth would you want to help a fan base who boo you and hated your guts respectively?’
‘1 win in 19 league games is embarrassing.’
‘The manager has a major job but having seen that I now hope it’s not AP. That was the match that convinced me that he’s not up to it. Total bottle job.’
‘It gives those Geordies hope, but Sunderland will survive.’
‘We are dreadful. Our league form this year is a huge cause for concern, I cannot be the only one thinking we’re gonna get relegated next season?!’
‘You pathetic bunch of idiots! We are not going down! Their keeper was man of the match! Cabaye was great up until that penalty miss! They are fighting for their lives! We are safe! We have a cup final coming up! Seriously….. Stop all this b-locks it really is embarrassing!’
‘We should have beaten the looney toon but we bottled it.’
‘Pardew is dogs***, anyone who thinks he can do a job here is deluded. It’s all very well being in a cup final but this year has shown us what he is capable of and it’s not good.’