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Other Matches - 15-16th December, 2018

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all kick-offs 3pm unless stated

Saturday 15th December, 2018
Crystal Palace vs Leicester
Huddersfield vs Newcastle
Tottenham vs Burnley
Watford vs Cardiff
Wolves vs Bournemouth

Sunday 16th December, 2018
Brighton vs Chelsea, 13.30

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Need to win this for me. Palace's record without Zaha is abysmal. Then again our record against Palace's bad records is also terrible.

Lose this and it's very likely we lose 4 on the bounce.

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7 minutes ago, Dan said:

Need to win this for me. Palace's record without Zaha is abysmal. Then again our record against Palace's bad records is also terrible.

Lose this and it's very likely we lose 4 on the bounce.

score draw I reckon, or BTTS and Palace win. Lacking confidence with this one based on how last Saturday went. But then again, if Vardy is back fully fit that's encouraging. 

Do you reckon Maguire will come straight back in? 

Albrighton and Gray have to play, for me. We looked good against Watford with those two on the pitch. Have Maddison in the middle and stick with Mendy/Ndidi in the defensive midfield. 

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51 minutes ago, Stan said:

score draw I reckon, or BTTS and Palace win. Lacking confidence with this one based on how last Saturday went. But then again, if Vardy is back fully fit that's encouraging. 

Do you reckon Maguire will come straight back in? 

Albrighton and Gray have to play, for me. We looked good against Watford with those two on the pitch. Have Maddison in the middle and stick with Mendy/Ndidi in the defensive midfield. 

I weirdly wouldn't start Maguire. I think Morgan and Evans is working. Vardy has to start though. I just cannot warm to Iheanacho at all and he's been particularly poor lately.

I agree I'd start those two. Gray's still lacking the end product but he's actually quite improved the defensive side of his game so he's becoming that bit more rounded. Sounds mad but I'd consider playing Okazaki as well although how you get them all in I'm unsure. Players like Okazaki and Albrighton allow us to really play with that intensity and that's when we're at our best for me.

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Hazard, Pedro, Rudiger, Dave, Jorginho, Alonso, Kante, Kovacic....all fully rested. No excuses from us not to take 3 points. Win against City should boost every player's morale. 

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Fuck it I've decided weer winning 4-0 don't give a shit what anyone else thinks 

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Im actually quite looking forward to the prospect of some of our players being suspended as it means other players will be given an opportunity. Hodgson will no doubt kill that optimism by starting Martin Kelly over Jairo Riedewald though.

I don't mind us getting two points against Arsenal, Everton, Chelsea, Tottenham and United as those games were a write off. Three points against Burnley, Brighton and West Ham is unacceptable though which puts a lot of pressure on a win today. Manchester City next week is a write off then it's Cardiff City which could be a game where heads turn.

I imagine Parish is trying to keep both the snake and the messiah happy but surely if we pick up no wins in the next three our long term strategy has to be considered without one of them? Hopefully it's Dougie that goes. I know Allardyce spent a lot of money but all his signings are still first teamers whilst Dougie hasn't signed one.

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Chilwell out for us. Didn't know he was injured so bit of a bummer to see the team sheet an hour ago without his name on.

Maguire back in replacing Evans. Vardy is back which is good. 

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6 hours ago, Bluebird Hewitt said:

Expecting to lose against Watford today. We just can't seem to get results away.

1-0 to Watford.

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1-0 to Palace. Another long range effort conceded following Son's strike last week. 

Good goal from Milivojevic though to be fair. Had so much time to pick his spot. 

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15 minutes ago, The Palace Fan said:

Another very good performance from us against a team that are quite clearly not at our level yet.

Sorry I don't bite as easily as others :ph34r:

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8 minutes ago, Bluebird Hewitt said:

2-0 to Watford. We are getting slapped.

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3 minutes ago, Bluewolf said:

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3-0 now. xD

We've forgotten how to close them down to avoid long range shots. The second and third have been from outside the area.

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Just now, Bluebird Hewitt said:

3-0 now. xD

We've forgotten how to close them down to avoid long range shots. The second and third have been from outside the area.

Shame.. I was looking forward to reading your "Up Yours Premiership Elitist Cunts" it's almost become your signature sign off in match threads... 

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Just now, Bluewolf said:

Shame.. I was looking forward to reading your "Up Yours Premiership Elitist Cunts" it's almost become your signature sign off in match threads... 

It's mainly cos of the amount of criticism we've had simply because we don't play tiki taka piki paka football and the pundits basically wanking off the likes of 'more deserving than us' Fulham and 'mate's rates' Wolves.

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Unreal save from the Palace newbie keeper to deny Vardy. If that was Alisson or Ederson people would be raving about it when they see it for days. 

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Absolute shite from us. 

Too many under-performers.

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16 minutes ago, Stan said:

Unreal save from the Palace newbie keeper to deny Vardy. If that was Alisson or Ederson people would be raving about it when they see it for days. 

He was pulling out all sorts of saves like that against Barcelona last season but for whatever reason Roy has preferred Hennessey up until now. Had it of been the latter in goal we would have dropped points today.

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5 minutes ago, Stan said:

Absolute shite from us. 

Too many under-performers.

Vardy is about as much use as a chocolate teaspoon.... 

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Nice selection of 1-0s to mark the real beginning of the war of attrition that is the festive period.

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4 minutes ago, The Palace Fan said:

He was pulling out all sorts of saves like that against Barcelona last season but for whatever reason Roy has preferred Hennessey up until now. Had it of been the latter in goal we would have dropped points today.

Not saying that we deserved anything from today because of our poor performance, but it's that kind of save and rebound off the post which shows stuff won't go for you. The other season Vardy has a chance which Hennessey gets a hand to but it goes in. Today it hits the post and straight back to the keeper.

Ah well. Such a predictable result with all the attention of the stats when you guys don't play with Zaha. We're the gift that keeps on giving.

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Just now, Bluewolf said:

Vardy is about as much use as a chocolate teaspoon.... 

He was nowhere near the worst problem we had. Midfield was missing today.

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Massive massive massive massive massive win. 

6pts clear of the drop, 2 games left til midway point and 4 points behind target.

If we win next week we'll have well in comparison to most at the bottom.

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