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charltonhater
22-07-2005, 03:11 PM
Couldn't see this elsewhere, so sorry if it has been posted before but for the first time Palace are the clear favourites to win 'The Championship' next season. Seems that the bookies have finally caught on that unlike other teams (e.g Southampton) we are keeping hold of our star players. I don't remember us ever being favourites for the division at the start of the season before, even back in 93/94 when we won the things.



Crystal Palace 9/2
Norwich City 6/1
Wolverhampton Wanderers 6/1
Southampton 7/1
Ipswich Town 12/1
Leeds United 12/1
Leicester City 16/1
Preston North End 16/1
Sheffield United 16/1
Derby County 20/1
Hull City 20/1
Reading 20/1
Coventry City 25/1
Queens Park Rangers 40/1
Burnley 50/1
Luton Town 50/1
Plymouth Argyle 50/1
Sheffield Wednesday 50/1
Stoke City 50/1
Cardiff City 66/1
Millwall 66/1
Watford 66/1
Brighton and Hove Albion 150/1
Crewe Alexandra 250/1

EagleSE24
22-07-2005, 03:17 PM
Originally posted by charltonhater
Crystal Palace 9/2
Millwall 66/1
Brighton and Hove Albion 150/1

:)

EaglePete
22-07-2005, 03:21 PM
Brighton are one of the favourites to go down, got to love that!!!!

we_8_brighton
22-07-2005, 03:21 PM
That means we're bound to cock up then.

saul1664
22-07-2005, 03:23 PM
still plenty of 13/2 available

Velocity
22-07-2005, 03:23 PM
Probably due to Peter Crouch leaving Southampton

GreatGonzo
22-07-2005, 03:23 PM
Pretty good suggestion of how i think the league will pan out right now, only 4th and 5th places are a little too high.

Both Ipswich and Saints have lost teh majority of last seasons strike power - think they are both far too short to spark any real interest at those prices!

007
22-07-2005, 03:24 PM
we are going up say we are going up :lux: :lux:

fwied wice
22-07-2005, 03:25 PM
Pressure's on now!!

CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Scifo
22-07-2005, 03:30 PM
Norwich havnt lost anybody but were favourites ahead of us. Is it cuase we look less likely to sell AJ now, or is this just one bookies opinion?

GreatGonzo
22-07-2005, 03:33 PM
Most still have norwich favourites though!

Best price you can get on Palace Norwich or Wolves all the same at 13/2.

On the exchanges we are 6.4 compared to 5.8 the other 2!

Southampton are still shorter odds than us to go up at 13/8 favs we are 2/1! :eek:

The handicap market is interesting with Palace Wolves and Saints starting from 0 but Norwich have a 2 point start on us! (Brighton have a 31 pt start on us! ;)) Next back is Leeds with 7 point start.

We are 80/1 to go down! :D Brighton 13/8!

Ashton is favourite for top score at 5/1 Aj is 6/1 Miller and Cort at 8/1 and Dave Kitson at 10/1 then come Macken at 12/1!

Get all the latest here:
http://www.oddschecker.com/betting/mode/f/card/england-coca-colachampionship/odds/1068505x/sid/632700

Ardent Eagle Forever
22-07-2005, 03:43 PM
Can't say that I'm happy us being favourites. Prefer to be a dark horse. This will cause extra pressure throughout the season, as such we need to get off to a flyer.

I can see some really negative games coming up at Selhurst as visitors will shut up shop from the first minute. Just hope we have the guile to unlock the door!!!

Still when all's said and done, I'm really looking forward to an exciting season. More so than last year.

Neil 154
22-07-2005, 03:45 PM
Originally posted by Scifo
Norwich havnt lost anybody

Helveg and Jonson have gone. But they've made a couple of interesting signings.

GreatGonzo
22-07-2005, 03:47 PM
Originally posted by Neil 154
Helveg and Jonson have gone. But they've made a couple of interesting signings.

Bentley, Svennson!

Chris K
22-07-2005, 03:49 PM
Not pleased about this at all, we always cock things up when we're the favourites

GreatGonzo
22-07-2005, 03:49 PM
Originally posted by Ardent Eagle Forever
Can't say that I'm happy us being favourites. Prefer to be a dark horse. This will cause extra pressure throughout the season, as such we need to get off to a flyer.

I can see some really negative games coming up at Selhurst as visitors will shut up shop from the first minute. Just hope we have the guile to unlock the door!!!

Still when all's said and done, I'm really looking forward to an exciting season. More so than last year.

More interestingly we play the other 2 favourites for the title AWAY back to back in the first 4 games of the season! Get points out of those we will be the hot favourites by the end of August, lose them both and we will be the 'dark horses' you want us to be! :p

John.K
22-07-2005, 03:58 PM
No I really do not want to be favourites

Baldy
22-07-2005, 04:05 PM
6/1 with Coral and 125/1 for the cup !!:D

rambo
23-07-2005, 11:25 AM
Nice table if the bottom 4 could swap around a bit.

Dark horse would be better and more `Palace' but at least this way other teams wont go all guns blazing and will show us respect - should be especially true for teams like Luton who have just come up. The main danger is complacency and with Dowie et al that danger is much reduced.

Scarface
23-07-2005, 11:27 AM
Originally posted by we_8_brighton
That means we're bound to cock up then.

Couldn't of put it better myself!

losteagle
23-07-2005, 12:56 PM
Would prefer it if the table was the other way round, we are always much better when the under dogs, oh well it will only take a few weeks before the shine will be rubbed of this anyway

Balti Man
23-07-2005, 01:06 PM
Doubt many will be tempted by an each-way bet on the Seaweed!!

Couldnt give a flying **** if we were favourites or not...

Sleeping Giant
23-07-2005, 02:54 PM
A lack of goals from midfield, no decent target man for AJ (I see Macken as a replacement, and a decent one) and no left footed leftwinger are the main reasons that i'm not confident that we'll definately be in the top 2 next season. I don't see a convincing pattern of play at this point.
Even if the wingers are any good how many balls into the box will we win? We nearly went down with Forssell/Morrison so don't get too excited about Macken/AJ as a pairing...we need a solid pattern of play.

Jay_Palace
23-07-2005, 03:00 PM
Originally posted by Sleeping Giant
A lack of goals from midfield, no decent target man for AJ (I see Macken as a replacement, and a decent one) and no left footed leftwinger are the main reasons that i'm not confident that we'll definately be in the top 2 next season. I don't see a convincing pattern of play at this point.
Even if the wingers are any good how many balls into the box will we win? We nearly went down with Forssell/Morrison so don't get too excited about Macken/AJ as a pairing...we need a solid pattern of play.

We nearly went down that season because of Alan Smith. Clint and Forssell were a tremendous partnership.

Jim Cannon
23-07-2005, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by Jay_Palace
We nearly went down that season because of Alan Smith.

Couldn't agree more.:p

Beatleboy
23-07-2005, 03:44 PM
Much better to be favourites than not - when did you ever hear of a poor bookie?!!

elgin eagle
23-07-2005, 09:41 PM
Originally posted by Beatleboy
Much better to be favourites than not - when did you ever hear of a poor bookie?!!

Agreed, over the nine months we have the ability, squad size and quality management to be able to win a huge percentage of our 46 games this season.



Although I do know a poor bookie who took a terrible hammering on the dogs and had to give up, so we can't just assume we can just turn up and win twice a week.