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Analysis: Who Was To Blame For Palace’s Third Goal?
By Harry Hotspur -

I must confess I’d had quite enough of this game before the last one went in, and had already retired to the study in search of a military revolver. Without a doubt, this was an abysmal business from start to finish; a festival of hospital passes and general incompetence.

If we look at the third goal – in stages- it becomes evident that it had less to do with the sending off of Japhet Tanganga and more to do with the slow witted-ness of our new boy Emerson.

In the break, Emerson (12) is further up the field, which is fine, as I made the point in my reaction – had he been playing for a decent side, then he may have become an interesting attacking asset. However, the problem was that he was far too slow sensing the danger.

Worse yet, Joe Rodon follows the Eric Dier playbook and instead of staying with his man and instead opts to head towards the ball.

By the time Emerson has caught up and got the goal side of Édouard, the shot had already been released.

Must do better, but then Barcelona only paid £8million for Royal, earlier this year.

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Tangangry
Tangangry
4 months ago

Interesting perspective but I felt at the time 100% Rodon’s fault… should have stayed with his man. Made the wrong decision. I suppose it happens sometimes.

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
4 months ago

The truth is that Levy used the transfer window to restructure the finances of the club with little interest in improving the playing staff. Thus the purpose of the window was primarily to reduce the wage bill by getting rid of high earners and replacing them with younger players on less money with transfer fees to be paid at a later date.
Ive read that the savings equate to 40 million per annum probably nearer to 50 if you incorporate the savings on Nunos salary versus that of Joses?
In effect he is offsetting the money the club will lose through lack of footballing success by reducing the running costs of the club.
The man is truly the worst thing ever to happen to the club

East Stand
East Stand
4 months ago

Was Royal’s first game in the Premiership so a bit of perspective wouldn’t go amiss I suppose. I’m just shocked at the lack of squad balance and depth and the failure to address it. What’s Paratici’s job again because I’ve already forgotten! 🤔

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
4 months ago

We are a country mile behind a top 4 place. A manager who can’t manage a game like yesterday is worrying to say the least. To be fair to him he was the only mug to take the job but already it’s clear he’s destined to the scrap heap of his predecessors.

The damage Levy and Co have done to this playing squad will be felt for at least another decade. This hope that cheap punts will bring success is laughable. 50% of that bench yesterday was made up of academy players. How anyone can think that’s acceptable clearly doesn’t understand modern football.

The deadwood list gets longer. I’ll add Skip to it. A championship player at best. What exactly does Dele do ? We need creativity from the MF he offers nothing. Kane is going through the motions. I’ll win no fans for this but he’s part of the deadwood squad now. He doesn’t want to be here. Not a single shot on goal from any player in 45 minutes against the likes of Utd, City or Liverpool might be understandable. But not to muster one against a team likely to finish bottom 6 is unacceptable.

Another giant step backwards. Thanks for nothing Daniel

East Stand
East Stand
4 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

You’d have thought Levy would have reacted after the recent fan discontent. Hrs done nothing apart from chuck Paratici into the mix and stick his tin hat on. The man has a clear conscience, which makes the whole situation even more miserable with no change in sight.

The club and its fans are prisoners, forever locked into ENIC’s debt structuring and penny pinching on the football team.

I just don’t know what the answer is… we are going nowhere.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
4 months ago
Reply to  East Stand

There is no answer. Like you say we are locked into ENIC’s structure.

The ideal answer would of course be for them to sell up and move onto the next project. Sadly though, their asking price, just as it was with HK is above what anyone is willing to pay.

eddie
eddie
4 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

I think you are a bit harsh on Kane,as he received no service whatsoever.It was hardly surprising with 3 DMF players in there,two of whom shouldn’t be in the first team.

JimmyGrievance
JimmyGrievance
4 months ago
Reply to  eddie

I’m being harsh on him because previously he would have looked for the ball. Dropped deep to try and make things happen. He’s running on 70% just enough to get by.

It was the wrong thing to do in keeping him. We have a player who’s lost interest in his job at Spurs. Levy should’ve done the right thing and did player(s) plus cash deal when City offered it. We’d be better of now if he had.

Dino
Dino
4 months ago
Reply to  JimmyGrievance

Agreed, keeping an unhappy player disrupts the squad & you wont get that extra 10% out of him either that we’ve regularly got for the past few seasons. Levy keeping Kane may have helped massage his ego, but has undoubtedly hurt the team. Levy could actually have won back some of the fans by selling him for 140 million & making all of that money available to invest in the squad.

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