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Old 24-01-2018, 11:28 PM
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New Fan.... why such focus on relegation? Build a better team!

I'm located in Canada and until a few months ago, knew nothing about the premier league. Then my son started playing soccer and he wanted to watch some games on TV. But who to cheer for?

A few years ago, I did some genealogy research and found out my family came from the Croydon area. So I researched which Premier League team historically my family would have cheered for (if they actually followed soccer.... who knows?) and selected Crystal Palace as MY team to support.

I don't care that Crystal Palace are at the top of the Premier League, but I have this question. Clearly their overall team salary is much lower than the top 4-6 teams. Why? They appear to be in an area that can support a Premier League team (fans, sponsorship, etc). Why not increase, the overall team salary, ticket prices, marketing, etc and build a top 4 Premier League team? Why constantly struggle to avoid relegation? Honest question.

(I apologize in advance for this seemingly stupid question)
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Old 25-01-2018, 08:11 AM
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Give it a little while longer supporting Palace and you’ll soon learn why we’re always focused on relegation.

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I'm located in Canada and until a few months ago, knew nothing about the premier league. Then my son started playing soccer and he wanted to watch some games on TV. But who to cheer for?

A few years ago, I did some genealogy research and found out my family came from the Croydon area. So I researched which Premier League team historically my family would have cheered for (if they actually followed soccer.... who knows?) and selected Crystal Palace as MY team to support.

I don't care that Crystal Palace are at the top of the Premier League, but I have this question. Clearly their overall team salary is much lower than the top 4-6 teams. Why? They appear to be in an area that can support a Premier League team (fans, sponsorship, etc). Why not increase, the overall team salary, ticket prices, marketing, etc and build a top 4 Premier League team? Why constantly struggle to avoid relegation? Honest question.

(I apologize in advance for this seemingly stupid question)
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Old 25-01-2018, 08:17 AM
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I'm located in Canada and until a few months ago, knew nothing about the premier league. Then my son started playing soccer and he wanted to watch some games on TV. But who to cheer for?

A few years ago, I did some genealogy research and found out my family came from the Croydon area. So I researched which Premier League team historically my family would have cheered for (if they actually followed soccer.... who knows?) and selected Crystal Palace as MY team to support.

I don't care that Crystal Palace are at the top of the Premier League, but I have this question. Clearly their overall team salary is much lower than the top 4-6 teams. Why? They appear to be in an area that can support a Premier League team (fans, sponsorship, etc). Why not increase, the overall team salary, ticket prices, marketing, etc and build a top 4 Premier League team? Why constantly struggle to avoid relegation? Honest question.

(I apologize in advance for this seemingly stupid question)
I have often looked at a club like Manchester United, and then Palace, and wondered why we can't buy and pay the same kind of players. There seems to be no reason, and hopefully we'll get in there quick before the rest of the division cottons on
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Old 25-01-2018, 08:24 AM
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I'm located in Canada and until a few months ago, knew nothing about the premier league. Then my son started playing soccer and he wanted to watch some games on TV. But who to cheer for?

A few years ago, I did some genealogy research and found out my family came from the Croydon area. So I researched which Premier League team historically my family would have cheered for (if they actually followed soccer.... who knows?) and selected Crystal Palace as MY team to support.

I don't care that Crystal Palace are at the top of the Premier League, but I have this question. Clearly their overall team salary is much lower than the top 4-6 teams. Why? They appear to be in an area that can support a Premier League team (fans, sponsorship, etc). Why not increase, the overall team salary, ticket prices, marketing, etc and build a top 4 Premier League team? Why constantly struggle to avoid relegation? Honest question.

(I apologize in advance for this seemingly stupid question)
Welcome to the crazy world of CPFC! You'll love it.
The team salary and marketing have increased enormously since promotion to the Premier League. Unfortunately you effectively have two leagues within one, the top six and then everyone else. The two Manchester clubs are now threatening to make it three leagues within one. Leicester winning the title will only happen for a club like that once in a generation, sadly money rules now. Increasing ticket prices further will alienate the core fan base already in place, this is why there are plans to increase the ground capacity and wring as much money out of the corporate elite as possible.
I would much rather support this club that has it's ups and downs, it's more interesting that way!
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Old 25-01-2018, 08:24 AM
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I for one couldn't imagine going to a game and having my week ruined by a loss or because we only won by 1 or 2 goals. Thats what its probably like at 'big' teams like arse nal chelski etc. We lose its hey ho lets look for positives. We win then what a buzz.
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What we need to do is increase the players wages, that will make the difference. How the poor little mites scrape through on their pittance amazes me, thank god for Croydon food banks or they'd simply starve.
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Good idea mate. I don't know why no one has thought of being a top 4 team before. Hopefully CPFC2010 still reads the boards so he can pass the idea onto Parish and our Yank friends.
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