What is Going Wrong for Crystal Palace?

What is Going Wrong for Crystal Palace?

Currently sitting in 20th place, both winless, goalless, and pointless, is Crystal Palace. This position would not have been anticipated by most Palace fans and football pundits, after a decent summer transfer window bringing in the permanent transfer of Mamadou Sakho, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Jairo Riedewald. However, despite these additions, the Eagles have looked extremely poor under both Frank de Boer and new manager Roy Hodgson, collecting a series of unwanted records and not managing to score a …
Manchester United v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Manchester United v Crystal Palace Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

As another Premier League season comes to an end, Manchester United host Crystal Palace to play what is the quintessential definition of a dead rubber. Premise  United are guaranteed to finish, yes you guessed it right, 6th in the league, regardless of the outcome of Sunday's football match. The Red Devils have put all the eggs in the Europa League basket and paid the price for a lack of complete focus on the Premier League games which has made a …
Could The Two Strikers Formation Work Out For Spurs?

Could The Two Strikers Formation Work Out For Spurs?

Tottenham won 1-0 over Crystal Palace, and the possibility of using two strikers seems to become more and more evident. Victor Janssen’s purchase back in July itself, hinted at that. After all, he was the top scorer in the Eredivisie last season. Based on Janssen’s stats, he would not be happy just being Harry Kane’s back-up, and there’s no reason why anybody would buy a player like him to act as the second choice. If you take a look at …
Do Crystal Palace really need Andros Townsend?

Do Crystal Palace really need Andros Townsend?

Andros Townsend had a great second half of the season after moving to Newcastle and he made the preliminary England squad as a result. He didn't manage to prevent Newcastle from getting relegated, but that could turn out to be a huge positive for Crystal Palace, who are believed to the frontrunners for his signature. There was a belief that he might stay at Newcastle, but the Palace move is looking too good to turn down. It will allow him …
England's Squad - What Does It Tell Us About Potential Tactics?

England's Squad - What Does It Tell Us About Potential Tactics?

The news that Andros Townsend, Fabian Delph and Danny Drinkwater have been dropped tells us a lot about the possible tactical plans of Roy Hodgson. It is generally agreed that England will play a 4-3-3, or a 4-4-2 diamond, in France this summer. Both formations have been tested in the warm up games and the squad announcement suggests that Hodgson is leaning towards the 4-4-2 diamond. He has included five strikers, while the decision to drop Townsend is particularly interesting …
Newcastle United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Newcastle United vs Tottenham Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This match looked set to be the most interesting fixture on the final day of the Premier League season for months. Newcastle have been fighting relegation, while Spurs were challenging for the title. However, it is now a dead rubber, as both of these clubs have seen their fate sealed. The only slight point of interest this weekend is that Spurs need a point or more to ensure that they finish above local rivals to Arsenal. Newcastle United will be …
Advantage Newcastle in the battle for Premier League survival

Advantage Newcastle in the battle for Premier League survival

The dreaded Premier League trap door is wide open and as the season draws to a close, we get that bit nearer to discovering who will join Aston Villa in falling through it to the Football League Championship. It’s been a season of twists and turns and, as is often the case, the battle for survival could still hold a surprise or two in store. Just a few weeks ago, Newcastle looked favourites to follow relegated Villa, but new manager …
Chelsea vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea vs Newcastle United Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

This weekend sees an interesting match up with two sides who have underperformed this season, coming head-to-head at Stamford Bridge. They are both in the bottom half, which will be a huge disappointment, especially for Chelsea, who are defending champions of the Premier League. All season, everybody has expected Chelsea to turn things around and start to climb the table, but that hasn't happened, not even after the managerial change. Meanwhile Newcastle have tried to fix their problems in a …
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