Crystal Palace v Newcastle game preview

Wednesday will see us traveling to Selhurst Park to face our old manager Alan Pardew.
Pards departed last month after four-years in charge at St James’ Park and has enjoyed a successful start in the Selhurst Park hotseat, winning three out of four games.
Talking about the game he said, “I’m not expecting or hoping for any reaction, We had some great times together. It was not so great the last year, but on the whole my experience there was great”.
“I thought I did a good job and walked out with my head held high, and so I’m looking forward to the game.
“I’ve still got all my staff there and my players, and they’re close to my heart.
“It will be strange because after four years after living every part of that football club and that city, good and bad, it’s emotional.
“It will be a slightly different game for me.”

Here’s hoping it is a different game for him and he will be smarting at his old team leaving Selhurst Park with all 3 points in the bag.
Newcastle have no fresh injury worries following our 1-1 draw against Stoke City on Sunday.
Midfielder Cheick Tiote was part of the Ivory Coast squad that claimed AFCON glory on Sunday, but is unlikely to feature having not appeared during the knockout stages of the tournament due to an ankle injury
Siem de Jong (thigh) and Rolando Aarons (hamstring) are targeting returns later in the month, while Rob Elliot (thigh), Steven Taylor (Achilles) and Ryan Taylor (knee) also remain on the sidelines.

Crystal Palace will assess the fitness of Scott Dann after the centre-back went off with a head injury during Saturday’s 1-0 win at Leicester City, although Pardew offered warm praise for Brede Hangeland after he replaced the former Blackburn Rovers player at the King Power Stadium.
On-loan Arsenal forward Yaya Sanogo is pushing for a start having replaced Jordon Mutch at the break last time out. Captain Mile Jedinak remains a major doubt with an ankle problem.
Marouane Chamakh is set to return from a broken nose and Yannick Bolasie could offer a fresh boost to Palace’s attacking options after he helped the Democratic Republic of Congo finish third at the Africa Cup of Nations.

158 thoughts on “Crystal Palace v Newcastle game preview

  1. Surely this new deal will be enough to repay fat tw@t his very generous interest free loans, once and for all.
    The empty stadium approach is now the only weapon the fans have left.
    The non support of the team approach clearly isn’t making any difference.

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  2. Troy @ 72
    The sweaties wont like that.
    The final death throws of a dying man maybe.
    This after the announcement of the EGM being in a shoe box in London.
    Oh dear indeed 😳

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  3. @Troy from last article.

    there are no consequences yet. we have employed Carver as theres no point hiring now as its not the right time. Didnt you say you were ok with this?

    I’m not saying I disagree with you but lets wait and see who we get

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  4. 06
    Brett

    My point has always been, that to change Pardew will result in another yes man, average manager who has to work under the same constraints producing the same results. Within a short period of time, the new manager, Carver at this time, facing flak for the same reasons as they accused Pards.

    Chop change, chop change. Instability. The consequences are happening in front of you and you’ve highlighted them yourself. More of the same. Change but no change.

    Carver is the change for Pardew. Whether it’s permanent or not, it’s the change you wanted.

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  5. Yes, I wanted change and I’m content for now. I look forward to see who we can get in the Summer.

    Long gone Parsnip πŸ˜›

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  6. Brett

    I’m not ganna have to educate you again am I ? Carver just needs to keep his nose clean and keep us mid tabling and he’ll get the job. He’ll jump at the chance to be the lowest paid premier league manager.

    Shirley even you can work this one out. πŸ˜‰

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  7. Potty “I remember arguing with that fountain of economical info, Stardust a few years back when he was arguing that Jabba was placing us in a perfect position for when the TV revenues stopped and we’d be in great shape to take advantage. Well they’ve only trebled since!!! 😎 Oh and Jabba has made NUFC more dependant on TV income than ever!!! What a Moby…”

    Not quite but it’s lovely to see my schooling of you made its mark. It clearly made as much of a mark as when you were exposed as making up your “pretendy” Business Degree – Yikes – Cringe – Gulp.

    What I actually said it was prudent last time when some clubs were overexcited with their new wealth in the short term to stand back and let others over extend themselves in the early stage of the new TV contract as this would make NUFC more powerful going forward. same logic applies this time too.

    Nice to see you’ve missed me Potty πŸ˜‰

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  8. Troy – please explain the alternative to change for changes sake.?
    The way I see it is we have lost nowt
    If JC is no different to Saint Percy, what’s the problem ?
    If he’s not, then Masher has the problem.
    Nothing ventured nothing gained.
    The alternative is to go meekly and willingly to unambitious nothingness.
    Happy to accept the way things are.
    At least there is still some fight left in some fans.

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  9. Betsy

    It’s simple. Changing managers for the sake of it just creates instability. It’s fine if everyone gets behind Carver but my prediction remains the same. He or whoe er is brought in will be hounded within 12 months and the fans will want change again.

    You are supposed to make change for the better. The results aren’t better yet.

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  10. Fergie, Moyes, Pulis and Wenger built strong team spirits by being at their respective clubs for lengthy times. This creates a sense of leadership and the players know who the boss is. If players know they can oust a manager easily, they can throw games.

    Seen it time and time again yet fans want quick solutions to problems. Changing managers every couple of seasons does not work.

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  11. De Jong out for 8 weeks with collapsed lung!!!! FFS! He is injury prone but christ, he’s taking it to the extreme…

    Not to worry though, we have a good squad…

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  12. Heh heh That’s made my day. Next he’ll pretend to know something about football … oh wait … πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

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  13. Me and KIM thought there was something we didn’t know at that deal that his club knew I mean a player of that class for 5/6 mil

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  14. Clubs at the bottom winning tonight. Need a result tomorrow to avoid the possibility of being dragged in as our run of fixtures after Villa isn’t great.

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  15. Gte would take a loss to see those two down all day, so long as we weren’t the other side like! πŸ˜† . I’m certain qpr just won because I transferred pantillimon into my fantasy team….*******! πŸ˜†

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  16. Gutted for SDJ like – I reckon he could be the next Dyer or Woodgate for us though – quality player plagued by injury.

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  17. Sharpy17- Woodgate played a few but still manage to prove his quality,, Dyer wa injury prone but played 7 seasons. Weve not seen Sdj yet.
    For tomorrow
    —————–Krul—————
    -Janmaat-Willo-Colo-Haidara-
    ———–Abeid-Colback———
    —————-Sissoko————-
    —Obertan—————-Ayoze–
    —————-Sammy————–

    Subs:Elliot,Satka, Dummett, Anita, Cabella, Gouffran, CissΓ©

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  18. I looked up collapsed lung and read that if it happens once it is quite likely to happen again and then may need surgery. Didn’t say whether a full recovery is possible for an athlete but I would be worried. We all thought we got him cheap and it now looks like it was another gamble by Ashley with Ajax taking the other side of the bet. Given our history, whose Doctors would you trust?

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  19. So Tory boy says we should bend over and take the full length of the fatman dry.
    We shouldn’t rock the boat because there’s a good chance the results won’t change and it could cause instability.
    Oh boo hoo.
    I’m sorry but without instability there won’t be change.
    Fatman wins again

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  20. The premier league have stated their desire to see full stadia.
    The next televised match is as good a time as ever to stay away and protest against the running of the club.
    It’s not like we have anything to play for after all.
    Of course it won’t happen as we have all become apathetic spineless cowards.
    Supporting the regime but not the team. 😳

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  21. De Jong looking like another injury prone signing. Just makes our transfer policy more of a shambles really. Really feel for the lad but can’t help feeling a touch of schadenfreude when it comes to the toss pots running the club.

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  22. What’s the worst that could happen by everyone staying away? Relegation? So what? A little bit of pain to rid the club of a disease. I’d take it. If we continued to stay away while Jabba owed the club he would have to sell – especially if relegated as his asset would be depreciating by the week.

    It’s the only way forward – People’s Army come on in the waters lovely…

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  23. That’s not goading; it’s called laughing your **** off. πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    You have to admit it’s funny.

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  24. boots @115 exactly mate..

    SDJ only signed because he was cheap. He was cheap because he’s injury prone.

    THe fact we only sign players under 25 show its all about money. there is plenty cash to make us a better team.

    Look at all of the players we’ve been linked with or could of bought but we didnt take up the chance or they we’re deemed over 25 πŸ™„

    tickets are not Β£20 for adults, and loads of kids are going. Mike is getting desperate to fill the stadium

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  25. Eric, Yep if you have had it twice it’s very likely to occur again. I reckon he should have surgery to put it right or we’ll likely see it again with him. πŸ™ Poor sod must be in some pain like. I remember having a double lobar pneumonia with pleurisy back in the 90’s, god the pain was unbearable, like a sharp burning knife in the side of your breast area, and you can’t take a deep breath without extreme pain. I imagine it’s a similar pain but worse. πŸ™

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  26. Kim I think I seen a comment from him yesterday saying that he had the surgery for it.
    But nowt surprises me when we end up getting sick notes as we do like to shop in the bargain bucket. Meaning you get very average players or damaged goods most of the time

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  27. On 5 live this morning they said out for 8 weeks following surgery.
    Hopefully it was a success.
    Should be fit for next season. πŸ˜•

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  28. big dave

    i’ve said it before – ashley would rather buy something cheap that doesn’t work properly than pay the going rate for something that does.

    i may work in his tat shops but it won’t with a footy club.

    this club will never achieve anything of note under this blokes ownership.

    fans staying away is the only way he will change.

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  29. Hopefully Scudamores comment about full stadia will be a wake up call to the 50k fatty faithful.
    How did a jockey become the CEO of the premier league anyway ?

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  30. Is there any hope of 3 points tonight ?
    A win will open up a wee gap from the relegation battle.
    We don’t need dragging back into that.
    Percy parsnip v JC
    Got bore draw written all over it.

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  31. Cholo – we may not have seen much of SDJ at NUFC but let’s not forget that the kid made big contributions and was captain of an Ajax side winning leagues and cups.
    Why in that case did he join Newcastle?, – because he wanted to challenge himself in a better league, and like other players, he probably saw NUFC as a way of proving his ability in a better league – likely with a view to move to a bigger club.
    He was cheap because his contract had ran down and Ajax had a ready replacement in the squad. Yes he clearly has his injury problems, but his quality was clearly there for Ajax.

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  32. 1-1 tonight. Would love a surprise win but not counting. With the new money coming in from next season there’s now no excuse any way round for not spending on players. Everybody else will.

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  33. Sharpy – He was cheap because he was injury prone and was injured for a fair few chunks of his Ajax career. I also think he had about 2 years left on his contract…

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  34. Stu – he struggled with injury in his final season at Ajax, but before that he was playing 30 or more games per season – their season is 34 league games.

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  35. Is risk not part of the game ?? Weve signed plenty of players under Ashley and the previous regime who had major injuries or failed medicals elsewhere who turned out alright.

    Beresford, Batty, Shearer, Gallacher, Wodgate, Ba, Ben Arfa, Debuchy

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  36. 34 League games, about 10 cup games and always about 10 extra for CL.

    Just hope this isn’t another of our famous ‘value for money’ transfers…

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  37. I see his brother Luuk De Jong is doing well at PSV this season with 10 goals in 18 games. I do think he would have been better suited to our current set up than last seasons – him playing through the middle with the likes of Cabella and Perez either side.
    It would have been a risk though based on what we saw last season – still I reckon he would have contributed more than Chucky has πŸ™„

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  38. Sharpy17- I know that Siem can play, but he did not play this season, so cant say nothing till he comes and a run for more than 20 games healthy. I also think signing Luuk would of been a good thing, he was clearly lacking of confidence and playing in poor team last year, we could also keep Shola, but I know some will disagree, but Shola could of play with Ayoze no doubts

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  39. Cholo – I think knowing we were letting Shola leave, Luuk would have been a decent replacement as that target man CF – would he have been a better signing than RiviΓ¨re?! – he would have probably offered a different option to the squad too.

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  40. Sharpy – Chucky has done as much as Shearer this season! Or you and I for that matter!

    As for LDJ – They tried to sign him a couple of years ago so they should have had courage of their convictions and signed him regardless. That’s if they trust Carr that is.

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  41. Stu – aye but I’m a middle aged, overweight ex CB!! πŸ˜† that’s my excuse, what’s his?!

    As for Luuk, I think he was keen for the noises he was making. To have had him in but then opt for Rivière leaves me thinking they probably saw a potentially bigger sell on fee in Riv than Luuk.

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  42. Had a good laugh at LVG presser, he got all hot under the collar over Fat Sams comments after their match. Sam said Manure were playing long ball footie, so LVG is waving a sheet of paper with long ball stats on it in his presser which shows Fat Sams lot play more long balls. Talk about touchy, Fergie will have to tell him how to play the mind games πŸ˜†

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  43. As for tonight, my starting 11 would be:

    ———————– Krul ———————
    Janmaat – Colo – Dummett – Haidara
    ——– Abied ———- Colback ———

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