UK time is: 08:41:39
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Warnock's Palace to prove bookies wrong

CRYSTAL Palace manager Neil Warnock is determined to show the bookmakers they're wrong by leading his side to promotion.

He told newsshopper: "The bookies put us in the bottom six and they`re not usually far wrong.

"There is going to have to be a few players that step up and do a little bit more and get a few more goals from somewhere to be able to get up where we are going to need to be.

"It does not get any easier. The challenge is always there and the circumstances are a little bit difficult at the moment but that is what you have got to do that is what we are in it for.

"The buzz of competing and doing the best you can with what you have got and that is what we aim to do.

"I only have two years left so I would rather go up and it would be great to go up automatically."

Warnock admitted he is not a fan of the pre-season and is now relishing the opportunity to get back to playing competitive games - starting with Saturday`s opening day game with Plymouth.

He said: "It has gone well. The last two games haven`t been so good, we lost both and didn`t score a goal but overall it has been a very good pre-season.

"I hate pre-season and I hate the games with nothing to play for.

"Personally I am glad there is something at stake now. I like it to mean something.

"If Plymouth had seen us the last couple of games they would probably be rubbing their hands together with glee but it is a different ball game when the season starts.

"Although you don`t take the first game usually as anything, I think we are ready for it and lads are ready for some action now."

Warnock added: "It could have been better we could have been away from home then with Torquay away on Tuesday.

"I could have had a great five or six days down in Devon and Cornwall but it wasn`t to be, so we are going to have to put up with Selhurst Park.

"Plymouth beat us comfortably last year at Selhurst.

"I think Gallagher scored a cracking goal and they deserved to beat us, so I hope we can give them a better game.

"They are very much like ourselves really - we are battling against the big clubs.

"I`m not being disrespectful, I am on about the financial platform and that is how it is going to be. We are going to have to battle for everything we get.

"There will be some games that are not so pretty and we are going to have battle to come away with some points and I expect Saturday to be the same."




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Pete Dunbar Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 5 2009

Time: 10:33AM

Your Comments

Who cares about bookies. Its about consistancing and battling away. all you need is the players to do that. Burnely and Hull didn't have big named players, but they played well as a team.
miked_joker
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Crystal Palace Articles

Cole To Selhurst? Yes Please! (Thursday December 18 2014)

No Gayle Sale & Chamakh Injured? (Thursday December 18 2014)

Cole Interest Confirmed (Thursday December 18 2014)

Ashley Cole To Palace! (Wednesday December 17 2014)

In-Demand Algeria Linked (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Burnley And Leicester In For Gayle? (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Palace MotM Against Stoke (Wednesday December 17 2014)

Jedinak Disappointed With Draw (Tuesday December 16 2014)

Next Up Peter Crouch (Monday December 15 2014)

Archived Crystal Palace Articles

List All Vital Palace Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Aston Villa 16 5 4 7 -10 19
14. WBA 16 4 5 7 -5 17
15. Sunderland 16 2 10 4 -10 16
16. Crystal Palace 16 3 6 7 -5 15
17. Burnley 16 3 6 7 -13 15
18. Q.P.R. 16 4 2 10 -13 14
19. Hull City 16 2 7 7 -8 13

Breaking League News

Bruce: Swansea City At Home Is a 'Cup Final'
Swansea : 18/12/2014 21:57:00
Chelsea`s Zouma Joining Besiktas on Loan?
Chelsea : 18/12/2014 19:02:00
Liverpool: Balotelli Banned And Fined
Liverpool : 18/12/2014 18:46:00
John Alder's NUFC Collection To Be Auctioned
Newcastle : 18/12/2014 18:10:00
Villa In The NON Rip Off List For Mascots
Aston Villa : 18/12/2014 17:09:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Man City v Crystal Palace
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Palace win 0%
Draw 50%
Man City win 50%