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Pitiful

Palace were in free fall before today. They had lost 8 of the last 11 games. Zaha was banned and unavailable. It should have been a comfortable 3 points for anyone aiming for Europe which Puel himself has said is the ambition. It should have been a reaction to a soulless display against Spurs

Instead it was another pitiful performance, with no intent until the last 20 minutes. With Chelsea and Man City to come, we are now 3 points of 7th and will likely slip to 13th by the new year. Back to back defeats could concievably turn into 4 defeats in a row. Wolves, in their first season, already look like a team we need to be aspiring to.

This isn’t progress. Puel has been in the job for well over a year. He’s had nearly half of this season. And hes still serving up the same dross as he did during his appalling 5 wins in 21 games run last season - when we had Mahrez in the team.

The list of excuses from the Puel fans will be long and predictable. We were unlucky. We are a work in progress. We don’t have mahrez. Vardy isn’t taking his chances. It was raining. The players were cold.....anything but the possibility that Claude Puel is a manager from the 90s who is taking us backwards.

posted on 16/12/18

comment by The_Dungeon_Master (U4830)
posted 2 hours, 43 minutes ago
Giving youth a chance is an important thing, and a significant thing under that is the interest he apparently takes in the youth and reserve teams. I thought he was excellent at time of the crash as well; very stoic and together, very much what was needed. He seems to be able to cope with the pressure of management without losing his composure and is a fine representative for the club that way. I agree with the way he wants more possession-based and game-controlling tactics as well, although there are other aspects that I think he has wrong. And of course having a manager who isn’t having public falling outs with his players, constantly demanding transfer funds or moaning about the club in some way is a good thing too.
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All managers have plans that they want the players to implement problem is our managers plans changes just like his team about every 45 minutes.

posted on 16/12/18

Dunge - I don't see anything much to disagree about. We should certainly press more than we do. I don't think trying to be like Man City (without the pressing) is likely to work for us if that's what he's doing, we haven't got/won't have the quality of player across the team to do that.

A mixture of a fast counter attacking capability with a bit more nouse about breaking teams down who sit back would be a good balance for me.

posted on 16/12/18

comment by Sir Halfy ...Premier League Thread Master (U11570)
posted 14 hours, 1 minute ago
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I have absolutely no problem with Leicester, but since you was all over my thread telling everyone how wolves were going to struggle.....I can’t help but come this board

COMB

posted on 16/12/18

comment by Sir Halfy ...Premier League Thread Master (U11570)
posted 6 minutes ago
comment by Sir Halfy ...Premier League Thread Master (U11570)
posted 14 hours, 1 minute ago
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I have absolutely no problem with Leicester, but since you was all over my thread telling everyone how wolves were going to struggle.....I can’t help but come this board

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It was banter mate. Cinci and Tamwolf take it and give it, you just kick people off your match threads! Poor form. Wolves won’t struggle, I never thought they would, but that wasn’t the point!

posted on 16/12/18

comment by Black Starr (U12353)
posted 17 minutes ago
comment by Sir Halfy ...Premier League Thread Master (U11570)
posted 6 minutes ago
comment by Sir Halfy ...Premier League Thread Master (U11570)
posted 14 hours, 1 minute ago
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I have absolutely no problem with Leicester, but since you was all over my thread telling everyone how wolves were going to struggle.....I can’t help but come this board

COMB
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It was banter mate. Cinci and Tamwolf take it and give it, you just kick people off your match threads! Poor form. Wolves won’t struggle, I never thought they would, but that wasn’t the point!
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......I’ve no idea what Cinci did to you but I really wish I did

Enjoy the relegation battle

posted on 16/12/18

comment by Sir Halfy ...Premier League Thread Master (U11570)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Black Starr (U12353)
posted 17 minutes ago
comment by Sir Halfy ...Premier League Thread Master (U11570)
posted 6 minutes ago
comment by Sir Halfy ...Premier League Thread Master (U11570)
posted 14 hours, 1 minute ago
Comment deleted by Article Creator



I have absolutely no problem with Leicester, but since you was all over my thread telling everyone how wolves were going to struggle.....I can’t help but come this board

COMB
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It was banter mate. Cinci and Tamwolf take it and give it, you just kick people off your match threads! Poor form. Wolves won’t struggle, I never thought they would, but that wasn’t the point!
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......I’ve no idea what Cinci did to you but I really wish I did

Enjoy the relegation battle
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He didn’t do anything It was all a laugh, you’re literally the only poster who has taken it seriously and starting booting people off match threads. Those guys are ace- you’re a fackwit

posted on 16/12/18

My worry is if we do stick with Claude to the end of the season and IF we avoid relegation, then Maguire & Chilwell won't be tempted to stay any longer and their loss would be a much bigger blow than Kante & Mahrez leaving. Surely Top won't be swayed by sentiment and will be strong enough to make a change??

posted on 16/12/18

comment by Black Starr (U12353)
posted 1 hour, 2 minutes ago
comment by Sir Halfy ...Premier League Thread Master (U11570)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Black Starr (U12353)
posted 17 minutes ago
comment by Sir Halfy ...Premier League Thread Master (U11570)
posted 6 minutes ago
comment by Sir Halfy ...Premier League Thread Master (U11570)
posted 14 hours, 1 minute ago
Comment deleted by Article Creator



I have absolutely no problem with Leicester, but since you was all over my thread telling everyone how wolves were going to struggle.....I can’t help but come this board

COMB
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It was banter mate. Cinci and Tamwolf take it and give it, you just kick people off your match threads! Poor form. Wolves won’t struggle, I never thought they would, but that wasn’t the point!
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......I’ve no idea what Cinci did to you but I really wish I did

Enjoy the relegation battle
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He didn’t do anythingIt was all a laugh, you’re literally the only poster who has taken it seriously and starting booting people off match threads. Those guys are ace- you’re a fackwit
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He didn’t do anything

Yet your all over our board when we lose

posted on 16/12/18

comment by Sir Halfy ...Premier League Thread Master (U11570)
posted 21 minutes ago
comment by Black Starr (U12353)
posted 1 hour, 2 minutes ago
comment by Sir Halfy ...Premier League Thread Master (U11570)
posted 4 minutes ago
comment by Black Starr (U12353)
posted 17 minutes ago
comment by Sir Halfy ...Premier League Thread Master (U11570)
posted 6 minutes ago
comment by Sir Halfy ...Premier League Thread Master (U11570)
posted 14 hours, 1 minute ago
Comment deleted by Article Creator



I have absolutely no problem with Leicester, but since you was all over my thread telling everyone how wolves were going to struggle.....I can’t help but come this board

COMB
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It was banter mate. Cinci and Tamwolf take it and give it, you just kick people off your match threads! Poor form. Wolves won’t struggle, I never thought they would, but that wasn’t the point!
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......I’ve no idea what Cinci did to you but I really wish I did

Enjoy the relegation battle
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He didn’t do anythingIt was all a laugh, you’re literally the only poster who has taken it seriously and starting booting people off match threads. Those guys are ace- you’re a fackwit
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He didn’t do anything

Yet your all over our board when we lose
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I’m all over your board when you win in fairness. I think you’ve taken it all a bit too seriously pal. Makes sense given that you can’t take a bit of wumming and kick people off match threads.

posted on 16/12/18

comment by I remember Albert Cheeseborough"Super Sub" (U1481)
posted 50 minutes ago
My worry is if we do stick with Claude to the end of the season and IF we avoid relegation, then Maguire & Chilwell won't be tempted to stay any longer and their loss would be a much bigger blow than Kante & Mahrez leaving. Surely Top won't be swayed by sentiment and will be strong enough to make a change??
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This is exactly what will happen. It’s all well having a long term project but if takes too long then you lose your best players and have to start again. This is spot on

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