28.11.2015… Palace (a)…

Crystal Palace 5 Newcastle United 1

Selhurst Park… Saturday November 28th… 3pm

Attendance: 24,833

Ticket: £32 – Programme: £3.50

Seven days after the previous new low, another new low…

After last Saturday’s debacle, I genuinely didn’t believe that things could get any worse. This is Newcastle United though, so they did, and they got much worse…

A bitty trip, two trains to St. Pancras, then a tube to Victoria and a further train to Selhurst; no delays en route though so made it in plenty of time. It must be nearly twenty years since I’d been to Selhurst Park and nothing much appeared to have change in the interim. I like it though, not so much from the outside but definitely on the inside…

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Before Kick Off: Let the Embarrassment Continue…

I suppose that I’d better at least mention the game in passing. We started badly but scored against the run of play through Cisse, could this be another lucky ‘Bournemouth’ day? Very quickly the answer to that question became apparent, a categorial ‘No’. Palace equalised almost immediately and, as per the recent script, we folded. Shot after shot rained in at Rob Elliot, goal after goal was conceded, we offered absolutely nothing in response. In summary,we were very lucky to get away with five…

All of the classic relegation related fun was on show too. Fans leaving at half-time, others arguing among themselves about the relative merits of Cabaye. ‘We’re Shit and We’re Sick Of It’ and ‘You’re Not Fit to Wear the Shirt‘ getting an airing, happy days…

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Post-Match: Rob Elliott, Head in Hands…

So another waste of rather a lot of cash, including another £60 train ticket. Very few away trips these days can be made for under £100, why do we bother…?

Giving Spurs a miss, and If I ever hear ‘Glad All Over’ again it will be too soon…

Crystal Palace; Hennessey, Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare, McArthur, Cabaye (Lee Chung-yong 75), Zaha (YC) (Jedinak 67), Puncheon, Bolasie, Wickham (Bamford 86)

Not Used; Speroni, Ledley, Chamakh, Kelly

Goals: McArthur (14, 90), Bolasie (17, 47), Zaha (41)

Newcastle United; Elliot, Janmaat, Mbemba (YC), Coloccini, Dummett, Colback (de Jong 70), Anita, Sissoko, Wijnaldum (Gouffran 70), Perez (Lascelles 45), Cisse

Not Used; Thauvin, Darlow, Sterry, Mitrovic

Goals; Cisse (10)

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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