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Crystal Palace (H) - Sunday 23rd May, 4:00pm

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4 minutes ago, andyj said:

retrospective action? lashing out like that usually ends up with something happening. Yeah Eze is out for the rest of the season and most of next 

 

I think Benteke was booked after VAR review? Not sure if retrospective action can be taken. 

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1 minute ago, Josef Svejk said:

I think Benteke was booked after VAR review? Not sure if retrospective action can be taken. 

yeah good point mate .....first coffee of the day hasn't kicked in yet 

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I'm not sure how I feel about Klopp calling it a 'final', I'd rather palace felt they were on their holidays. But then Klopp is the best manager in the world and manages mentality monsters and I'm probably just being a massive pussy

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1 hour ago, Aventus said:

We wearing the new home kit? 

Sadly, yes.

 

Wearing next season's kit for the last game is always a bit shit; doubly so if the new kit is garbage.

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6 hours ago, Jose Jones said:

Hopefully it's like the away game where everything we hit goes in and we can all relax and enjoy it.

It won't be like that though, obviously.

What bliss that would be. 

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43 minutes ago, Lario said:

So we, technically, don't have to win. We just have to match Leicester's result?

We need to match Leicester's result or be one better than Chelsea. We're ahaed of Chelsea if we win and they draw, and we're ahead if we draw and they loose (on GD).

 

If we win by one goal, Leicester must win with 5 goals or more to beat us.

 

 

 

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Not sure why we’re wearing Roma’s home shirt for this one, given the battering we gave them last time they played at Anfield. Wonder what happened their keeper from that night. Hope he recovered and had a good career elsewhere. 

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2 hours ago, diamondjoe said:

Bagsy calling Martin Tyler a cunt first.

Good chance he won't be doing our game but don't let that stop you

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7 hours ago, Code said:

Both Leicester and Chelsea will drop points. We will finish third. Nothing more to see here, until Sunday. 

Remind me, halfway through the season (or thereabouts) how many points did you predict we would win the league by again?

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17 hours ago, Trumo said:

Last season's fixture took place in late June 2020 - with the lockdown delaying our coronation as champions. Our first post-lockdown game had been a goalless draw at The Pit, with both sides struggling for rhythm and effectiveness. We put that right a few days later with an emphatic 4-0 win. Mo and Sadio were amongst the goals as usual, but the standouts were Trent's sublime free kick to open the scoring, and Fabinho's second half Exocet missile from miles out. The players were superb that night, and could chill out the following night as nearest challengers City (of sorts given how far back they were) travelled to Chelsea. The Rentboys won, and we were finally confirmed as champions of England for the first time in 30 years. Those were some heady days amid the general carnage of Covid life.

 

Palace visited Anfield in late November 1992 in the PL's inaugural season, and the erratic Reds came away with a resounding 5-0 win. Souness' Liverpool had been miles off the pace in the league, had been knocked out of Europe by Spartak Moscow, knocked out of the League Cup (by Wimbledon I think), and would soon be knocked out of the FA Cup (as holders too) by Bolton in a 3rd round replay at Anfield. Against Palace though, all was good as John Barnes returned to the starting line-up following a lengthy injury. McManaman got two, and there were goals for Marsh, Rosenthal and Hutchison. Just writing those names emphasises what a weak squad we had back then! Marsh's from distance was a cracker, and McManaman's second followed a howler from Palace goalkeeper Nigel Martyn. The commentary in this video sounds like it's off The Fast Show's Channel 9!

 

 

Charles & Eddie were riding high at the top of the charts for 2 weeks in November 1992 with 'Would I Lie To You?' Decent tune that is still popular today. I think they were one hit wonders because I can't recall them releasing anything else. They were knocked off the top by Whitney Houston, who stayed there for the rest of the decade. It's an early 1990s quirk that if a song featured in a film with Kevin Costner as the hero, the song stayed at number one for aeons in the UK.

 

 

So we are at the final push. We sit in 4th place with a healthy goal difference over 5th-placed Leicester. Don't freak out over permutations, although matching or bettering their result will complete the job and salvage something from this ordeal of a season. It's a far cry from mood around the Palace game last season, but we can achieve the same outcome. We know we can get a cracking result against Palace, as scoreline-wise the contest at Selhurst Park was our best result of the season. More of the same please. Complete the job, and then get a good rest.

 

This is the last of the match thread entries of this type for me. The 'Number One' idea was to celebrate our status as top dogs, and bring a little musical nostalgia. It wasn't hubris on my part, just an intent to enjoy the team's achievements rather than stressing over games as I used to do. I've enjoyed making these posts, but it might be necessary to go back to more tried and trusted methods. Maybe another theme might come to me over the summer, we'll see.

 

 

 

 

 


The acronyms won us the league. 

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13 minutes ago, Captain said:

Remind me, halfway through the season (or thereabouts) how many points did you predict we would win the league by again?


Not sure if you live in a cave or not, but back in the real world a lot has changed since then, us missing all our CB's for starters.

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