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Crystal Palace fans comments ahead of Newcastle game

3 years ago
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Crystal Palace fans will undoubtedly be travelling to St James Park in a better frame of mind, than was the case before last Saturday’s 2-1 win over Chelsea.

After seven consecutive Premier League defeats and not a single goal scored, even the most optimistic supporter must have been wondering when the nightmare would end.

So, after that surprising but welcome three points, how are the Crystal Palace fans now approaching the game against Newcastle?

Crystal Palace fans comment via their top Holmesdale message board:

‘It is important to see whether Chelsea was a flash based on the opponent underestimating us/having to travel further on international duty and not on an actual rise in quality.

It is also important to gauge whether we are still good on the road facing a reasonable team (like Newcastle) with an outstanding manager in a hostile environment where the away fans impact is lessened by the fact that they are about 1/3 mile from the pitch.

However, if we lose (or draw) a hard fought match but displayed plenty of quality then it wouldn’t be the end of the world (although my poor cat is likely to be kicked into space).

Expectations need to be tethered.’

‘I agree it is an important match but even if we lose we are nowhere near getting relegated when there are still 87 points to play for.

I can’t understand people’s over reaction saying we will be relegated just because we would have 3 points from 9 games if we do lose.Obviously it wouldn’t be ideal winning 1 game in 9 but don’t Palace fans remember our 1st season back in the Prem when Pullis saved us?!’

‘Look, we can probably beat Newcastle, but a draw isn’t the end of the world.

Newcastle have played pretty well this season only losing once. I’d sooner we just play well too even if that means committing less than we did against Chelsea, as they will be far less open, as has been the case pretty much in every match we’ve expected to win and promptly lost.

As long as we’re tight and disciplined, and play well, that’s all I want to see. The points will come, and a point is fine at that.’

‘Yes but what if we go down by two points, then not having won this game would have relegated us, esp if it was Newcastle who stayed up at our expense.’

‘Apparently the referee for the game vs newcastle this Saturday is Stuart atwell the very same Stuart atwell who reffed the 5-1 home crushing of toon two years ago near enough to the day so hopefully lightning strikes twice and beat them again.’

‘A very hard game for us and if we get a point it will be an excellent result.

Let’s hope it’s not a case of ‘After the Lord Mayor’s show’.’

‘Andros, you are a credit to the team and i’m palace and proud to see you wear our shirt.

Man of the match (v Chelsea).’

‘Completely different player now from when he first signed for us (from Newcastle). Remember how bad he was? A lot of people wanted him gone.

One of our best players & definitely makes up for us losing Bolasie.’

Andros was immense today, got his mojo back.

Now lets turn them Toon over.’

‘Even though Roy Hodgson has Wayne Hennessey and Ruben Loftus-Cheek back available for the trip to Newcastle on Saturday he shouldn’t change a thing.

Not a single thing.

He should pick the exact same starting XI that took the field against Chelsea. And that means Julian Speroni keeps his place in goal and Loftus-Cheek has to make do with a place on the bench.’

‘You should always stick with a winning team when the performance is good. Sends the right message to everyone that if they work hard, do their jobs and play well, they play the following week.’

‘Roy probably starts with same team come Newcastle, but Schlupp certainly has to give way for RLC.’

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