Chris Hughton insisted you can never doubt the fighting qualities of his Norwich City side after battling the elements and the loss of key players in a 1-1 Premier League draw at Crystal Palace.

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Referee Mike Dean held two pre-match pitch inspections before declaring the Selhurst Park pitch playable following incessant wind and rain. Bradley Johnson’s cool first half finish belied the tricky conditions before Jason Puncheon levelled five minutes later. City lost Michael Turner to a suspected hamstring injury in the second half before Leroy Fer picked up a second yellow card late on that will rule him out of the FA Cup third round tie against Fulham. Norwich remained three points clear of the improving Eagles after a third unbeaten away league game on the spin.

“I look at my team every game and there might be times when you feel we could have been more creative and done better in an attacking sense but in this sort of game it is the character and the battling qualities of your side that you look to come through,” said Hughton. “It was a tough game and a tough day with the conditions. That is why there weren’t so many clear-cut chances. We had to show a lot of physicality and they had to cope with everything thrown at them. I think the way it went, having lost Michael Turner and then Leroy being sent off, and with the way that they play – its a very direct style - in the end I was pleased with the draw. Overall it is a good point if you look at the balance of the game.

“The real disappointment is that in taking the lead I felt we were the ones in general play who would carve something out, you then want to go in at 1-0 up. They got back into it and it gave them a lift. It was pretty end-to-end stuff.”

Hughton had no complaints with Fer’s two yellow cards after a late lunging challenge on Mile Jedinak followed a shove to concede the penalty but the City chief was adamant Marouane Chamakh also had to go after a tangle with Wes Hoolahan when he clearly grabbed the Irishman by the throat.

“He should have been sent off, there is no doubt about it,” said Hughton. “The referee had a very good view of it. The letter of the law says that if you put your hand to somebody’s face, that’s a sending off offence so he should have gone. When I spoke to the referee, he said that he didn’t feel the push was in his face. We’re a little bit aggrieved on that one, because at that stage of the game it certainly would have been an advantage for us. Credit to Wes, he didn’t try to get the lad sent off. He got straight back up so he never made a meal of it.

“I’ve no complaints with the key incidents that went against us. I think the lad got in front of Leroy on the penalty and in his desperation to try and retrieve the situation he ends up impeding the lad.”

56 comments

  • Oh dear Daniel. Have you got your head stuck in the same place as our board of directors? I do speak for the majority not the minority as you suggest. Most fans are absolutely sick to death of the same lame excuses, the same negative tactics and the same dross we have been subjected to since Hughton arrived. I defy any supporter to stand up and say that they are happy with this style of football, or the fact that having spent 27 million on "his players" we still have the same droll rubbish as last season, when but for the grace of God we could have dropped. The same applies this year, only now most fans patience has been strained to breaking point, and more fans want to see him gone than the likes of the rose coloured happy clappers such as you

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    oldtimer

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • I did a long reply Waclor, but it was kicked out. I agree about being inflexible, but not the other points you raised. It might turn up one day ;-)

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    sharky

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Sorry your reply got lost Sharky, I would have enjoyed reading it. I know Hughton is doing what he thinks is the right thing for the club by which I mean he is doing what in his opinion will be the most likely to avoid relegation. In doing this he probably thinks the way he played. My memory of him was as a dependable left back with no frills who was there to do a job and did it. In short he appeared to approach football as an accountant would prepare a set of accounts. If every player had the same view, then Hughton would look a better manager but he will never get the best out of players with flair and passion because he may not understand these human traits. His man management will therefore be unexceptional to poor and his role as a promoter of entertainment, totally ignored.

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    waclor

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • You make a fair point stormy. You mention about the supposedly weaker teams. We are among them. There are ten teams in exactly the same position as us with very few points between those ten teams. Yes we are in a fight. Ask yourself this? Are those teams going to change their manager? Yes some have, but has it led to any kind of continued success in the past?

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    sharky

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • ….Sarky -aka Stedy On -aka niceboy aka wallbe and the rest....why on earth do you think we make the comments we do?....Are WE all nutters?....What ever makes you think we are doing so, to bring about the destruction of Norwich City....for goodness sake man wake up and smell the coffee!....These comments are posted to highlight the poor quality of performance that we are all having to endure under this present manager...Something is WRONG...seriously WRONG, and you are not helping matters by turning the other cheek and Hoping. Praying. that all will be fine in the finish....The biggest majority of us on these boards – that's after discounting P, -P, -Paddy want to see a vast improvement both in performance and results, and feel that with Mr Hughton at the helm, this is unlikely to happen!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Sharky, I agree. To find ourselves in exactly the same position of fighting relegation in the third season of being in the premiership is not good enough in my opinion. The previous lessons of previous seasons do not seem to have been learned. As for change of manager at this stage. Too late I feel. Struggling teams ,such as ours, tend to have a blip of success initially with a new manager but it is rarely sustained. It takes time to build a team but with CH there has been very little improvement and it is very frustrating to see the players making the same basic errors week in and week out. Changing manager at this stage would be pointless. Pardon the pun. Would the new one be any better ? CH has not been a success. He is a very nice man by all accounts and maybe that is the problem. I am so proud of Norwich , as a City, it is a wonderful place as is Norfolk. It gives such a lift to having a Premiership side. I can remember standing at the River End year after year watching the mediocrity of the 2nd division. I dread the thought of leaving the top flight It would be extremely hard to return and so many teams have dropped through the leagues like a stone. We just have to hope that CH can inspire his lacklustre team to get us though and then restart again. New management and team. Happy New Year.

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    stormy

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Eejut, I didn't tell him he was Bill Punton, he was far too intelligent to realise he knew his own name.

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Stew I offered to meet you and you turned me down. You must stop putting people who disagree with you under the same name. Whose to say you and other names here with similar beliefs and not one and the same person. Stop the alco and you might be able to think properly. We all have opinions. Start listening to others.

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    sharky

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • You are missing nothing. It is what it is, the ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE. Its very easy to critisise because most teams will have little continued success. We are Norwich. N0 debts. When they start deducting points from teams who run at millions in debt all the time we will be able to compete. I agree it is dull right now, but I know how difficult it is being a manager. I will leave major decisions to the board whom I trust. I will always support as I have done, even when I was at other clubs I am Norfolk born and breed. OTBC .

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    sharky

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Looking at future fixtures, I think we will end up on 36 points,which will lead us in a desperate position. Hope CH enjoys the same luck as last year.

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    paddycanary

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Well said oldtimer, in braving the elements and getting soaked at the game I saw a Norwich side who lacked any idea going forward. The board must act now and bring in a new manager before it is too late, with the run in we have we need to be safe before the final few games.

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    Essex canary

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • I tend to agree with Daniel. We have no divine right to win any game in the best league in the world. However some of what others say is their opinion and also has merits. My main moan here is we get the same old people sitting here waiting to say the same old things. At Palace the conditions were very difficult even the top teams might have struggled there. Lets not forget AGAIN we were done by the referee. Also against Fulham we were done by a wonder goal or what you might call good fortune.

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    sharky

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Looking at future fixtures, I think we will end up on 36 points,which will lead us in a desperate position. Hope CH enjoys the same luck as last year.

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    paddycanary

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Ps I will never relinquish my season ticket but I am NOTshelling out for FAC3. Waste of time & $

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    el dingo

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Looking at future fixtures, I think we will end up on 36 points,which will lead us in a desperate position. Hope CH enjoys the same luck as last year.

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    paddycanary

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Daniel Smith you berate Old timer for incorrectly claiming to speak for " thousands ". Yet you then do exactly same , claiming to speak for the " minority". Surely , " What is good for the goose etc., " does not apply here. As for "getting behind the team ", how does that work? City have a terrific support base. Full houses every week and great travelling fans . Should they shout louder or what? You then quote a load of statistics but fail to mention the only one of relevance. The one where City are hovering just out of the relegation zone,again. Scrabbling for points and seemingly unable to win games against supposedly weaker opposition .Even though having spent a record amount on new players. Perhaps if the board , management and players demonstrated the same passion and love of N City that the supporters have, things would improve.

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    stormy

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Interesting debates going on and everyone's point of view is to be respected. However, the people who really matter, in terms of the future of Chris Hughton, are the Board of Directors. These people are much more informed about the internal working and politics at the club than any of us are. One thing is interesting, and that is the 'half-full or half-empty' debate. City are only three points off 10th place in the table - AND - they are only three points above 18th place in the table. That three points, plus or minus either way, is largely the difference between where our ambitions and our greatest fears lay. We are certainly walking on a tightrope at the moment. Happy 2014

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    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Looking at future fixtures, I think we will end up on 36 points,which will lead us in a desperate position. Hope CH enjoys the same luck as last year.

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    paddycanary

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • If the cap fits. OTBC

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    sharky

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Hi Sharky, I am not Stew or Oldtimer or anyone else and I do want to hear the views of others. As you will have noted, I think Hughton and his coaching staff are near enough useless and I know that you and many others disagree. Problem is that none of you will ever say why you think Hughton is an adequate manager. The nearest I get is that where he has taken the team is as good as it could possibly be seeing that we are Norwich. I accept that we are miles and years from thinking about the top six places but I think it could be much better if our management were tactically aware, more adventurous and better motivators. Please please tell me what I am missing. What makes anyone think that Hughton is doing a good job?

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    waclor

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • …..Sharky I wish you would stop trying to explain away your desperation with snide remarks....I enjoy a strong lager and good quality meals ... I also enjoy fine wines like many others...and the taste of Stilton and Dolcelatte ... and a Scotch, to accompany the after dinner mints.... but I am not an Alcoholic...I know when I've had enough!...as you may be able to conclude with my rating of the management at Carrow Road....So cut out the wise cracks about me and a decent drink, and I in return will not mention that I think you are gay...after all you distinctly said that you wanted to meet me....by the way BRED is not spelled BREED!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Apologists hunt in paiirs, apparently...

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    el dingo

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Oh dear, do you guys ever give it a rest. Firstly, oldtimer you don't speak for the thousands. You speak for the minority on here, who say nothing productive about their team and should quite honestly question their loyalty to the club. You guys are hilarious. You must spend your whole day thinking of vitriol to spout about Chris Hughton and the boys. Instead of all this negativity, how about supporting your team and getting behind them. Have any of you had a look at the form guide lately (oldtimer). You all love statistics, so here's some for you...West Ham, Swansea, Cardiff, Aston Villa, Southampton, Sunderland and Hull are all below Norwich in terms of form (last 6 games). Out of those 6, Norwich have drawn 3, which were all winnable (We had the chances) and won 1 and lost 2. One of those coming against Manchester United, which every man and hist dog would agree we should have had at least a point, if not the win. The only game in the last 6 where we didn't turn up was Fulham at home. I, like every other fan, am not happy with our current position. But I'm also smart enough to realise that one, the board aren't going to listen to me (because I have nowhere near the same level of experience as Hughton) and two, I should always support my team through thick and thin. If you don't want to, then don't bother. Peace out, I look forward to your vitriol...

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    Daniel Smith

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Looking at future fixtures, I think we will end up on 36 points,which will lead us in a desperate position. Hope CH enjoys the same luck as last year.

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    paddycanary

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • This season has thrown up a whole host of strange results , with " smaller " sides putting the big boys to the sword . But at no point has it looked like we're capable of even attempting to try . I accept that as a Norwich City fan I'll have to accept the fact that we're not going to win the league , but should I have to accept the constant and quite depressing performances that have been given so far ? Before Sharkey gets on his high horse , the players have to accept that they haven't produced the goods . But the manager takes responsibility for everything , good and bad , he does after all make the decisions . This weekend represents the perfect opportunity to get that winning feeling , to get the feel good factor going . Unfortunately CH will put out a side that will make Luton ( too late ) look good .

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    mjc75

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Proud are youHughton? All I saw was a very poor side struggle against an equally poor side in atrocious conditions. 1 point from three games, 2 points from a possible 18, why won't the board do something? . Southampton sacked a "nice" manager and look where they are now. Holloway realsised he was out of his depth and quit, More recently Spurs going nowhere under AVB got rid of him and took Sherwood on, and he has transformed them. West Brom, Fulham and Palace all have started to pick up points under new management while we still limp along like a three legged arthritic tortoise with Hughton and co.at the helm. The only club still struggling under a new regime are Sunderland, and I feel sorry for Poyet, because is lumbered with the players that Di Canio brought in whilst Hughton brought in some quality, but then proceeded to ruin them with his stubborn, ridiculous, inane tactics. McNally, Delia and the board have obviouslly buried their heads in the sand and hope it will come right, but thousands of us fans know that under Hughtons guidance we are heading rapidly back to the Championship

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    oldtimer

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Everyone and his dog knows what I think of our "He Who Knows Best" Leader, but New Years Day Slog, I think, considering a upturn in C Palsce form was as good as we could expect, after that Idiot Fer gave away a certain Pen.... and the ref did us no favours either, I felt certain he was waiting to send Fer Off, the amount of times he was fouled and got nothing, then a slide in and he got Red, another day and another Ref would have let that go... and Hoolahan, why he got up is beyon me, sadly in todays game, he should have rolled over a couple times and got treatment, but all grist to him getting up... draw was fair on the day.... But the results at home over Xmas were woeful, no doubt bottom thee, but results have again this season gone for us, let's hope our luck stick with us, because that's our only hope.

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    OLDYELLA

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • …..if Mr Hughton our manager is doing a fine job....it makes you wonder what his brief was|!.....

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    Stew Pydsodd

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Fascinated by Hughton's comment when Palace should have had a man sent off: We’re a little bit aggrieved on that one, because at that stage of the game it certainly would have been an advantage for us. But when we lost at Hull, after they had a man sent off, we were told " it can be more difficult playing against 10 men " Which one, please ?

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    john in exile in Leeds

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Looking at future fixtures, I think we will end up on 36 points,which will lead us in a desperate position. Hope CH enjoys the same luck as last year.

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    paddycanary

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • It was a terrible performance. Cant even pass the ball anymore. This guy has to go. He is in complete denial. Board must act but i fear they wont

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    AC Canary

    Friday, January 3, 2014

  • I don't know what I'm more fed up with , the constant dismal tripe served up every game , the same tired excuses from CH or the total lack of interest from the boardroom . The time has come to get shot of CH and his stooges , although I fear it's already too late to save any level of dignity for this season . Do we put up with the rubbish we're seeing every game or do we move forward ? Somebody has to decide , and now !

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    mjc75

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Respect to you Oldtimer. I lost my respect for ECN when Archant materialised. I still respect the way Hughton carries himself as a man but I wish he would go. Re the Board: can you visualise our Chairman on the wing?

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    el dingo

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • And to both of you, I would suggest you read the posts on here because the way I see it, we are in the vast majority

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    oldtimer

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • I dont think the players are not motivated. How can you say someone is not tactically aware whose played and been in the game for years. Yes there are things we would all do differently. I could give you a football lesson here but I wont. I,ve been called a liar here. We all have opinions. Where I would agree is Hughton does seem to be inflexible. Most matches are on a knife edge. A decision or bit of luck can get the points. Parkers goal for instance. We are not getting that bit of luck right now. We see one of our players pushed in the face and they get away with it. Can you imagine if we did that against Man U at Old Trafford. Believe me it isnt easy. NO WAY

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    sharky

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Looking at future fixtures, I think we will end up on 36 points,which will lead us in a desperate position. Hope CH enjoys the same luck as last year.

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    paddycanary

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Looking at future fixtures, I think we will end up on 36 points,which will lead us in a desperate position. Hope CH enjoys the same luck as last year.

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    paddycanary

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Agree willb you could also have included when not to drink as some minds here are clouded by to much funny water ;-)

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    sharky

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Thanks Oldtimer for once again saying it how it really is. For the past twelve months Hughton and his squad have produced a whole series of dull, boring predictable performances that have dragged our club to the situation we are in at the moment. I'm sorry Hughton, you and your squad have nothing to be proud of. In fact you are a disgrace and obviously have no feeling of passion or commitment for our club. For goodness sake leave now and take your two conspirators with you - you are no longer needed or wanted.

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    VictorM

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • One thing is for sure,whatever opinions are expressed on this board will not change the way CH thinks the game should be played.In this respect he is no different from any other Manager in the game.They all have their own beliefs as we have ours.So, we must face the inevitable ,that for as long as he is with us and however much money he is given we shall get the same brand of football that we see now. If he keeps us up, all well and good for the club but it will never be like watching Brazil.

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    irongloves

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • OK, Malaga, just time to get a round in before last orders......the wisdom of the years is well in evidence tonight. Wouldn't be surprised if Oldtimer, Victor M and old yella shared terrace space with me in the 70s as we tried to light roll ups in the rain in an uncovered River End and sang about "Kenny Foggo on the wing". We have paid enough at the turnstiles and seen enough on the pitch (good and bad) to have earned the right to say what we want about the current team. So no more questioning of loyalty else I'll have to put you over my knee, Daniel. But I digress......I wanted Hughton out last season. To be fair, he made some quite impressive purchases in the summer. And he wasn't to know that RVW was going to stub his toe and Leroy was going to push people in the box and then dive in when he's on a yellow. But come match day, he doesn't have a clue who to play, where to play them, when to substitute them, how to play and most importantly how to motivate them. Never cared much for Lambert if I'm honest but he got the most he could out of what he had. Remember Derby County at home in the run up to promotion. What happened to all that? And yet, when all is said and done, it's probably too late to change manager now. Stormy has it right there. Besides, Hoolahoop, Becchio and Pilks may be gone in 4 weeks time and who's going to want to manage what's left with less than half the season to go. No, our only hope of staying in this league is if other teams play worse, because I can't see us playing any better. There, happy new year. Mine's a pint.

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    Barking Wise

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • The saddest thing of all is the fact that CH, Snodgrass, Redmond and even Pulis (except for his assessment of the referee) have come out with fairly fair and balance assessments if the game and you all only see what you want to see. You cherry pick all the bad point ( and agreed there are quite a few) but looking at any of the teams in the bottom three, not one is calling for their manager to be sacked. THAT says a lot about the mentality of our fans. I see scrappy performances from a team that is depleted by injuries and as a result struggling to gel or get a rhythm. The transfer window will help, and individuals will continue to improve and when the others come back from injury so will the rest of the team. The board have set him a target of survival and so far he's hitting that target.

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    Dan

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Oldtimer, what you say is sad but true. Time for the Board to do their duty to the Club and act now!

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    la barbe

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • I accept what you say Sharky and thank you for saying it. The standard required is very high but we can all see why the team under Hughton is falling short. We are punching below our weight due to ineffective, inflexible tactics, demotivated players and poor management in general. It could be so much better with the players we have but due to Hughton, we are throwing away that opportunity. I respect you views though and once again thank you for your response.

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    waclor

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • well said Daniel - I was there yesterday and it was a relief to be with the yarmy who were getting behind the team and CH, evidenced by the way they were applauded off at the end. It was a battling performance in appalling conditions. The level of contribution on this site beggars belief: - 1. We lose to Fulham at home who then get stuffed 6 - 0 by Hull so therefore Hull really know how to beat lower league teams. Surely this is playground logic. 2. The obsession that 'old boys' will be our saviour ie Phelan! He played for us some time in the last century and has only been an assistant manager. I suggest this is one of the cushiest numbers around - keep your head down and follow the gaffers instructions then sit back and bathe in reflected glory. As an example look at Kevin Bond, happy under 'arry but not so gr8 at Bournemouth. As for Mackay -how could it be a better option? The model to follow has to be one of stability in the absence infinity depth pockets.

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    Croydonary

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • It all seems to come down to whether or not one believes "Better the devil you know than the devil you don't". In late October I called for Hughton to be sacked for the long term prospects of the club. I ask again, please give me three reasons (apart from "who would you get instead" and "we can't afford the severance pay") why you think Hughton is an adequate manager,

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    waclor

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Fair enough, Daniel. So I presume you are happy with the progress the club has been making under Hughton, the quality of play, entertainment levels, goals scored and our current league position? The one stat that really counts is our league position based not of five or six games but on 20 - and that is certainly no grounds for complacency! We must remember as well that Hughton spent a big fat £27 million on new players in the summer to no effect. The worrying thing is that we are rapidly running through our "should win" games with little to show from them and when you look at the run in, if we are not safe by then we have little chance of being so. I don't think lightning will strike twice and we will get out of gaol with two final day wins this season. Finally, being a fans of the club does not mean they cannot have and voice their opinions without being somehow disloyal. Argument and debate has always been part and parcel of football - in the old days it was over a pint in the pub. Now it is on line.

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    malaga flier

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • If the Board decides to stick with Hughton, we continue to drift downwards and end up relegated, I wonder how they will justify their actions or lack of them? Sometimes change is necessary. Of course it doesn't guarantee improvement. But, as in life, does that mean you don't even try to make things better? I agree it is getting late in the day. But what we desperately need is a new impetus. OK a change of manager may not give us any long-term benefits. But it might just produce an improvement sufficient to keep us in the Prem League. As things stand I see no evidence to show that Hughton is going to do that.

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    malaga flier

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Oh and Daniel, I was at Selhurst Park getting ripped off, cold and wet, were you? And sharkey, we were not beaten by a wonder goal by Fulham, we were beaten by our own ineptitude and inability to score goals (plural). That applies to Cardiff especially, as well as Man. U, West Ham, Palace etc. etc.etc. Attacking football is not a Hughton remit, but now the inability to defend, added to the reluctance to attack even the weaker teams in the Prem. means that we will struggle until he is gone. I will be there for the Fulham game in the vain hope that something might change, knowing full well that it won't , but as I have always done, I will support my team to the death, but I will never stop pointing out the inadequacies of the clueless loons we have as a management team

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    oldtimer

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • And to both of you, I would suggest you read the posts on here because the way I see it, we are in the vast majority

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    oldtimer

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Stew, that was very naughty. I'd like to meet you too, but that does not mean that I am gay, nor does it mean that I would try and run off with your missus while you pop down to the cellar for another bottle of cabernet sauvignon. I went yesterday, and stood in the twelfth row from the front in the Arthur Wait stand. The roof did not stop the rain soaking us, and my feet were already sodden. All this on top of a cold. I couldn't get any food at the William Stanley pub beforehand, and had the misfortune of drinking three pints on an empty stomach. But for some very kind chap offering me chips as I ran to the loo during the game, I had to wait till half time for a burnt chicken pie, the princely sum of which cost me a mere four quid. I saw the Johnson goal, but missed the penalty on account of having to go for the pie a few minutes early. Had I not done so, the penalty would not have been given in the first place. Ah, the best laid plans of mice and men. I can't say I enjoyed the match, I was too miserable. What I did enjoy was meeting my old mate Howard, who is a Palace fan, who I'd not seen for six years. We were joined by my friend Kev, and his mate Alan who 'recognised' me when I told him he was Bill Punton. He said that he only ever came on here to read posts, though I have a sneaking suspicion that he may be fibbing.I don’t believe anyone would come on here if they didn’t have something to say, unless they were an employee of a certain local team, and even then… If you're out there Alan, come out and show yourself, and Stew, if he does come out, you better not call him gay, or I shall ask Barking Wise to hunt you down and put you over his knee, which I bet you’d enjoy. Alan has supported the club for three years, having, I think I'm correct in saying, become dissillusioned with the corporate non entityism of clubs like Spurs. Again, paraphrasing, he indicated that the club has an intimacy and integrity about it that is not common at this level. Damn it, its quarter past ten and I’ve missed Mary Poppins. All I can say is that they better thrash Fulham at the weekend, and, don’t buy M&S Clocktower pinot noir, its vastly over priced. Happy new year everyone

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    Bill Punton's bald patch

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Thing is Daniel, as I mentioned on another post we beat palace at home and got a point away, thats what we need against the lower teams so in that respect its a job well done. You talk about people on here being the minority well I think Id speak for thousands who are sick of the way we play and set up, lack of tactical changes during the game and like for like predictable subs. Thats why CH gets hammered at every slip up, the majority of fans dont like the way we are playing. I know West Ham fans who dont like Allardyce because of how he has got them playing (this is long before they dropped in bottom 3), and same as Stoke who removed Pulis because of the way they played. CH may keep us up, but we wont ever improve under him, and the style of play is terrible to watch. As for questioning fans loyalty for speaking out, thats a tired argument, and one that I find insulting. Same could be said of peoples blind support, how can you care for the club if you sit by and support them whatever happens.

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    Jimhow

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Nice one stormy

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    el dingo

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Well done, you know all`s. How come you do not appear in the top 5000 best managers in the UK. Don`t expect you made any serious decisions in your lives, apart from when to eat.

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    willb

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Looking at future fixtures, I think we will end up on 36 points,which will lead us in a desperate position. Hope CH enjoys the same luck as last year.

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    paddycanary

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Looking at future fixtures, I think we will end up on 36 points,which will lead us in a desperate position. Hope CH enjoys the same luck as last year.

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    paddycanary

    Thursday, January 2, 2014

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