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Team news and Palace match thread.
Discussion started by Boston Gooner , 11 January, 2020 11:30
Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 11:30
Leno, Maitland-Niles, Sokratis, Luiz, Kolasinac, Xhaka, Torreira, Ozil, Pepe, Lacazette, Aubameyang

Subs: Martinez, Holding, Nelson, Willock, Guendouzi, Martinelli, Saka



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
MattySadler 11 January, 2020 11:31
Sorry mate did one as well

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 11:31
PALACE TEAM NEWS

Guaita, Kelly, Tomkins, Cahill, Riedewald, Meyer, Kouyate, McCarthy, McArthur, Ayew, Zaha

Subs: Hennessey, Dann, Tosun, Wickham, Woods, Kirby, Keut



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 11:31
DID YOU KNOW?

Crystal Palace are unbeaten in their last three Premier League meetings with Arsenal (W1 D2) - they've never gone four consecutive league games without defeat against the Gunners



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 11:34
We are going for it today.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 11:37
Everton striker Cenk Tosun has joined Crystal Palace on loan until the end of the season.
On the bench today.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 11:40
Hopefully we are for the whole 90 minutes today not 45.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 11:42
Surprised Ceballos hasn't made the bench.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 12:14
This is the first time ever that Crystal Palace (9th) are facing Arsenal (10th) after Christmas in a top-flight match with the Eagles ahead of the Gunners in the table.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Gunnersingh1 11 January, 2020 12:30
I thought Palace had a injury crisis? Doesn't look like it to me!

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 12:31
First time in a year we have the same team for 2 games running.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
MattySadler 11 January, 2020 12:43
Great goal

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
weedz 11 January, 2020 12:43
Get in!



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 12:43
Good move and Aubameyang puts us one up



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 12:45
I was just going to say we are too slow and pensive in our build up play, then we scored! Get in

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
MattySadler 11 January, 2020 12:47
Need Pepe to be a bit more decisive. Riedewald is there for the taking.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 12:48
Pepe is so frustrating.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 12:50
20 minutes in and totally dominant.
Hopefully Palace don't pick it up.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 12:50
Heavy touch, he would have been in otherwise.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 12:50
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Boston Gooner
20 minutes in and totally dominant.
Hopefully Palace don't pick it up.
We need to score one or two more whilst we're on top.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
MickTheMan 11 January, 2020 12:53
Pepe needs to start choosing the right option and we'll get a few more.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 12:57
The only way they look like scoring at the moment is from a stupid mistake from us.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 13:00
Kolasinac is such a dick.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 13:01
Zaha caused that 'accident' between Pepe ans Torreira by fouling. Kol looked like he was doing the fouling.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
MattySadler 11 January, 2020 13:02
Palace are sh*thousing their way into the game

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 13:03
It's getting a bit fiesty, we need to be strong and keep our heads.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 13:07
First bit of Palace pressure and we look shakey at the back



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 13:09
Giving a lot of fouls away.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
MattySadler 11 January, 2020 13:11
Defending for that Kouyate chance was pathetic

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 13:17
Since taking the lead the game has got scrappy.
But still one up at halftime.
Take Pepe off for 2nd half. So poor.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
MattySadler 11 January, 2020 13:17
Kolasinac does well to prevent a defensive balls up

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
MattySadler 11 January, 2020 13:19
Looking comfortable and dominating the ball, scored one excellently worked goal but did nothing else with it and Palace have since grown into the game.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
hahanice 11 January, 2020 13:21
I thought palace was the better side overall.
I think Pepe has been poor but he may be the most exciting player we've ever had. Just need a manager to unlock his potential.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Gunnersingh1 11 January, 2020 13:22
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Since taking the lead the game has got scrappy.
But still one up at halftime.
Take Pepe off for 2nd half. So poor.

Yeah good idea taking off our best counter attacker...

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 13:26
Palace got tough and in our faces, the Arsenal of earlier this season probably would have conceded two quick goals, so we have improved.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
MattySadler 11 January, 2020 13:33
Bad news Torreira off

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 13:34
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Gunnersingh1
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Boston Gooner
Since taking the lead the game has got scrappy.
But still one up at halftime.
Take Pepe off for 2nd half. So poor.

Yeah good idea taking off our best counter attacker...

Jesus if he's the best god help us.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 13:37
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MattySadler
Bad news Torreira off

That's a blow.
Hopefully not serious.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
MattySadler 11 January, 2020 13:38
Great defending by AMN

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
MattySadler 11 January, 2020 13:42
Ayew equalised via a big deflection. Been coming.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 13:43
Palace back in it.
Poor marking at free kick.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
SuperRob 11 January, 2020 13:44
Could see that coming. Need to step it up

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Trent2000 11 January, 2020 13:48
How do we have two yellows and Ayew doesn't have one, after at least 5 fouls in the first half?

Just imagine the team with a leader in the back four, will be good.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Kalela 11 January, 2020 13:49
Bringing on Guendouzi for Torreira made no sense. Is he injured? There is clear need for an upgrade for Xhaka and Sokratis doesn't know how to pass so passing from the back with him makes no sense at all.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 13:50
Time for changes.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 13:52
Now we'll see what we're made of under Arteta. I don't think we were that brilliant first half, and Palace stepped it up.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 13:54
Poor challenge from Aubameyang.
Sent off.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
MickTheMan 11 January, 2020 13:54
What a fkin idiot Auba.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
MattySadler 11 January, 2020 13:55
Idiot tackle. Down to 10 men.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 13:56
Oh god, it gets worse.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 13:56
We have been giving fouls away all game needlessly.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 13:57
He looks upset.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
MattySadler 11 January, 2020 13:57
Ozil off for Martinelli. Not a good performance.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 13:58
Martinelli on for a poor Ozil.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 13:58
We'll be lucky to draw now.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
hahanice 11 January, 2020 14:01
Yup just silly from auba. Just a lack of concentration. As a whole we are too lightweight. For me that's falling mostly on ozil and lacazette. Laca does literally nothing more than Giroud did but he's worse at it. Not sure we will ever see him score again as he's completely forgotten where the goal is. People praise his work rate and hold up play, that's literally why Giroud is in the France squad. I don't know what people think Ozil offers.

The sooner we are rid of them the better. The combined brilliantly for the first goal too. Then it was back to the usual and looking like another away defeat

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Kalela 11 January, 2020 14:04
Lacazette appears to be playing injured.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 14:05
Will Aubu be out for three matches now?

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Trent2000 11 January, 2020 14:06
Problem is Pepe can not make a good decision when open and Laca offers little up top.

See how City play, they don't care who scores, Pepe and others are to selfish.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
MattySadler 11 January, 2020 14:06
Sokratis off the line

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 14:08
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goonerred
Will Aubu be out for three matches now?

Yes.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 14:08
We weren't playing with enough tempo in the first half, need to run at defences and get them out of their comofrt zones.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 14:10
Since Palace got back in the game they have won the scrap.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
MattySadler 11 January, 2020 14:11
Lacazette should've scored

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Trent2000 11 January, 2020 14:11
Not our day there

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 14:12
Unlucky Pepe hits the inside of hte post and rebounds right into the goalies arms.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
hahanice 11 January, 2020 14:12
needed a goal there. absolute brilliance from martinelli

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 14:13
Have we ever had a VAR decision go our way?

Come on Arsenal.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 14:14
Luiz what are you doing



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 14:14
Why not send Tomkins off?

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 14:15
What a waste of a free kick!

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 14:16
Xhaka the crab passer.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 14:17
We really need to work on passing in training. Two attacks ended because of poor passes.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 14:19
VAR will give them a penalty for that

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 14:20
Four minutes added time? We had more than that with VAR checks



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
SuperRob 11 January, 2020 14:21
Was hoping the new manager bounce would last longer than 3 games.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
MattySadler 11 January, 2020 14:22
Pepe has been awful

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 14:25
A point but we needed 3.
Scrappy game .
Started off okay.
But when Palace got back in it we looked pretty poor.
Some didn't turn up today.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 14:26
How@#$%&are Palace? couldn't beat 10 men Arsenal.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 14:27
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Pepe has been awful

Don't tell GS that.
But I agree.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
hahanice 11 January, 2020 14:29
We looked markedly better with 10 men and no ozil than 11 and ozil.

shame the last real chance fell to Lacazette instead of someone decent

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 14:29
One thing's for sure, get the f@@??? chequebook out!!!!! They won't though.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Gooner Sod 11 January, 2020 14:29
We did really well after the Red card, very comfortable. I was impressed.

Everyone needs to be patient. These, set of players won't maintain the level they had first 25mins all game. Its not in their DNA & some ain't good enough. So it will take time.

We'll keep building and moving. In Arteta We Trust!



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Kept working, found my killer instinct. Relentless? Yes. Patient? Always. Quick? You'll see.
I am Nico and I am here''

N. Pepe, Arsenal FC.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
CazOnARola 11 January, 2020 14:31
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We did really well after the Red card, very comfortable. I was impressed.
Everyone needs to be patient. These, set of players won't maintain the level they had first 25mins all game. Its not in their DNA & some ain't good enough. So it will take time.

We'll keep building and moving. In Arteta We Trust!

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Merlion96 11 January, 2020 14:32
How much we paid for those shi@tty French League players?
#1 - Adebayor
#2 - Chamakh
#3 - Gervinho
#4 - Lacazette
#5 - Pepe



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Merlion96 11 January, 2020 14:33
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Quote:
Gooner Sod
We did really well after the Red card, very comfortable. I was impressed.
Everyone needs to be patient. These, set of players won't maintain the level they had first 25mins all game. Its not in their DNA & some ain't good enough. So it will take time.

We'll keep building and moving. In Arteta We Trust!

Work in progress.
KPI - at least a semi-final in any cup competition.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 14:33
I start every match optimistic, then some rubbish happens and I'm back to disappointment again. Sheffield United next week, that won't be easy, and a must win game.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
CazOnARola 11 January, 2020 14:40
AMN and Pepe kept zaha in their pocket most of the game. He hardly got a sniff even after we went down to 10.

There was a lot of head tennis and we are not winning the 50-50s because of the physical superiority of all the palace players.

Torreira going off was a blessing in disguise from that point of view. Second half they made it even more physical in the middle and we couldn't cope.

Guendouzi did pretty decent in some 2-1 situation on his own.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Boston Gooner 11 January, 2020 14:49
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CazOnARola
AMN and Pepe kept zaha in their pocket most of the game. He hardly got a sniff even after we went down to 10.
There was a lot of head tennis and we are not winning the 50-50s because of the physical superiority of all the palace players.

Torreira going off was a blessing in disguise from that point of view. Second half they made it even more physical in the middle and we couldn't cope.

Guendouzi did pretty decent in some 2-1 situation on his own.

Torreira going off was a blessing in disguise from that point of view.

What a ridiculous thing to say.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
CazOnARola 11 January, 2020 15:01
"From that point of view ", of course we missed him for all the other things he brings.

But if those 6 footers started double taking our players all over the pitch like they did second half, Torreira would have given a few balls away around our box like he has a few times this season.

He has been muscled of the ball when looking for could several times since he has been here.


Lack of legs, height and physicality in our midfield is one of the biggest reasons we struggle in such games.

First half we were driving and keeping it high up the pitch.

Palace players are constantly keeping the ball higher up from the waist every when passing out and clearing immediately when they cut off our passes into no means land where we are constantly losing the 50-50s and weren't getting any sympathy from the ref.

Guendouzi did well a few times in such situations where i feel Torrerira would have been second best.

We packed an outball all game other than Aubameyang on the left. Both ozil and pepe were very firmly marked.

It was only Luiz s balls over top for Auba abd kola that were causing them any pbms. In the second half they asked ayew to pass luiz and make him rush and we just didn't have any answers cause we do not have any ball carriers in midfield.

Guendouzi isn't great but can do that bit well to release the pressure when all passing angles are cut off.

Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
Merlion96 11 January, 2020 15:06
In other words, we were out-fought in this game.

Same old same old … it is not the size of the dog that counts but the fight in the dog.

Palace fought. We whimpered.



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Re: Team news and Palace match thread.
goonerred 11 January, 2020 15:46
I think we wouold have lost that game with 11 men under Emery, as soon as the other teams scored our heads used to go down. It wasn't a brilliant performance and we still have a lot of work to do, but there some improvements in attitude and tenacity. I just wish we'd play with a bit more pace.


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