View Full Version : Palace Winter fixture congestion!
04-12-2000, 09:52 PM
It has been quite a talking point with my CPFC mates, that Palace seem to be a victim of their own success (league cup). I mean, we had Tranmere last Tuesday, then Grimsby on Sat, Wimbledon tomorrow (Tues), then Watford on Saturday and then...Sunderland next Tuesday. See what i mean? Palace's good form could take a dent and some players might get injured, but i'm sure the boys will show the opposition what they are made of (no jokes please!). Most of the time we outplay teams but we just do not get the goals, not of recent times though! Any response and ideas of solutions to the problem, will be greatly appreciated
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04-12-2000, 10:59 PM
It is a rather daunting lineup of up-and-coming games. Hope we can get some good results this month.
04-12-2000, 11:10 PM
I think it's because all our best players are injured. Also I noticed palace didn't play that well giving possesion away by long passes that didn't make it. They need to do short passes to eachover so we can go forward instead of giving the ball away!
05-12-2000, 01:49 AM
I suppose that the the combination of fixture frequency and injuries does give a chance for fringe players to get games and experience. For instance Thomson has had a chance to impress, even Forssell has been given the opportunity to get back. Both have aquitted themselves well, Forssell in particular. The downside is that the changes do not help communication on the pitch. which has been evident. We have also looked seriously out of balance on the left with Rubins and Gray out. Playing Carlisle and Black there does not come off because the opponents realise that both are right sided and have to come inside.
Men At Work
05-12-2000, 02:15 AM
Originally posted by Calder:
It has been quite a talking point with my CPFC mates, that Palace seem to be a victim of their own success
Jesus, now we're soundking like Man Utd http://www.cpfc.org/ubb/smile.gif Where's my prawn sandwich?
Men At Work
05-12-2000, 02:19 AM
Originally posted by rashid:
...on the left.... Playing Carlisle and Black there does not come off because the opponents realise that both are right sided and have to come inside.
Black uses both feet quite well and looked effective on the left at Grimsby, providing a couple of decent left footed crosses. His positional sense also provided Harrison with much better options (but I've already gone into that today). You are right about Carlisle though; very one dimensional when on the left.
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