Crystal Palace fans are full of it after Sunday’s draw.
The overwhelming opinion being that they should have comfortably won…6-1 according to one of them!
As for the penalty, it is pretty unanimous from them that it was the right decision…with even many claiming that THEY were hard done by, when not getting a second spot-kick for a supposed Shelvey shirt pull.
On TV replays Ciaran Clark did have hold of Benteke’s shirt but these kind of penalties are given once a season if you are lucky/unlucky, as every other corner would produce one these days.
As for deserving to win, as the away team Newcastle did plenty enough in the first half to be deserving of a draw and the fact Palace couldn’t score a single goal without a helping hand/flag from the pedantic linesman, says it all.
Interesting to see the praise for both Yedlin and Dummett for the jobs they did on Zaha and Townsend, maybe something that was missed by many Newcastle fans?
Crystal Palace fans commenting via their top Holmesdale.Net message board:
‘Got to say their right back was quick. Was it Yedlin? Wilf gave up having foot races with him. And that did force Wilf into being more of a playmaker than his usual attacking self.’
‘Yes it was Yedlin whom they signed for £5 Mill from Tottenham.’
‘Yep. Thought their left back Dummet was good today too. Restricted us down both flanks.’
‘Townsend didn’t get a look-in against Dummett, a player who has played at both left-back and at centre-half.
‘Last year I heard that he divides opinions amongst Newcastle fans.’
‘Happy with the result today three points would have been great but respect the point. If we keep on creating chances it will click and someone is going to get spanked.
I am concerned about Milo’s penalty. His run up was awful and telegraphed to the keeper which way he was going. I hope he works on that.’
‘It was so frustrating amount of chances we had to win it and all we got is a lucky penalty we’ve just got to get them wins not draws, if we don’t there’s just one place we’ll be next season.’
‘We should of had 2 penalties for blatant shirt pulling in the box.’
‘I’d have Shelvey over Cabaye any day.’
‘Looking at the game overall, in my humble estimation it was definitely 2 points lost rather than a point gained.
Disappointing first half, totally different in the second half and overall given all our attempts and near misses we fully deserved to win.
As for Townsend – well off the pace and a disappointment throughout.
When one considers our next 4 games, we really are in a precarious position.’
‘Benitez is doing the “we wuz robbed” routine (dodgy pen). I mean; really?!’
‘One of those days where the harder you try to score the harder it gets but Newcastle there for taking second half and probably happier with the point than us. how many chances?
Difficult to pin down a points target but could be unusually high this season maybe 42.’
‘Apart from that pen the ref did pretty well everything Benitez could have asked, even down to giving goal kicks for obvious corners and throw-ins their way which were clearly ours.’
‘On the upside the pitch invader did a good job of pressing their back line. Well better than Benteke anyway!’
‘Sloppy performance all round, Christ Newcastle were dog s… and we still couldn’t finish them off.’
‘Imagine the melt down on here if Sorloth had come on and lost his man at a corner for a Newcastle winner. All complete hypothetical rubbish saying he should have been brought on. We were excellent second half and we’ll win enough games if we play like that again.’
‘How do you think they scored their goal. Someone (our defenders) lost their man and Newcastle scored!’
‘Credit to RB’s Newcastle. For a change no one tried to kick Wilf out of the game. What a scintillating talent he is. Most exciting player in the Prem.’
‘Rafas gonna be chuffed to bits, that’s 4 points he’s got out of us this season.’
‘Watched on TV. Could hear the Newcastle fans constantly booing Cabaye and Townsend.
Were any of us booing Gayle or did he not see enough of the ball to tell? Hope not.
Bit pathetic of them. Don’t think we’d blame a player for leaving us if PSG came in for them or if we were relegated and a premiership team came in with a fair offer.’
‘Gayle got a decent clap when his name was announced.’
‘We snuffed out Dwight G – he was anonymous.
An entertaining match. We deserved three points but at least we denied them three.’
‘Newcastle are poor and I am confident we will finish above them.’
‘Disappointed today, should have taken all 3 points.
Toon had one good chance and converted, we had loads and finishing was non existent. 2nd half was all Palace bar the odd break but shooting needs to improve, Cabaye in particular needs to keep his head down.’
‘Let down by poor finishing.
Compose yourself and side-foot the ball in, but no Wilf is blazing it over the bar as of old, others just as bad.
Newcastle were quite good actually I don’t think there are any bad teams in the PL.’
‘Not satisfied with result but I thought we deserved to win and created plenty of openings in the second half and end of first half. I’ve seen us play far worse.
We were much better than Newcastle. If we play like that we’ll win more than we lose.’
‘We certainly improved with 3 man midfield. We’re clearly better than Newcastle and 2 other sides. I’m confident we’ll start up.’
‘If we don’t finish above Newcastle I’ll be amazed. It’s another point, could have been 3, but it’s a point closer to safety.’
‘Could and should have won 6-1. Most one sided draw I’ve seen for ages.’
‘Poor first 20 mins. You can’t concede 75% possession at home to teams like Newcastle and defend so poorly. Better teams would of scorched us then and there. All our offensive players need to work on shooting, 21 shots and only 6 on target is not good enough.
Newcastle had 11 shots, 8 on target. If they all spent hours doing this in training they would test the goalie more. Might be boring but effective.’
‘Yedlin is awesome! Can’t pass him.
Should have gotten this guy when he was up for sale.’