Vital Football

Latest Crystal Palace News

Dougie's Decree: The Lads Are Buzzing

Dougie's Decree: The Lads Are Buzzing

A missed penalty, a disallowed goal and we still came out with all 3 points tonight - can't blame Dougie for being delighted with that can you.

The match certainly didn't go all our way, but with Peter Whittingham missing from the spot, and it seems Vaughan rightly being disallowed a goal, given how hard we worked for the point originally, with the season we've had it'll only be Bluebirds bemoaning our 82nd minute slice of luck as Dikgacoi opened his Palace account.

Speaking after the game to Crystal Palace FC Dougie was clearly delighted to pick up the 3 points which sees us open up a clear gap between ourselves and Scunny who now can't overtake us with their game in hand.

Praising the spirit and determination of the players again, Freedman said:

'They work hard every day, they come in with a smile and I've told them they will get the rewards. Overall, the desire and commitment we showed, probably edged it.'

Paying tribute to the returning Speroni for his performance and Dikgacoi for his goal, Dougie commented:

'In my opinion we've got the best goalkeeper outside the Premier League. He's a top, top keeper. I didn't see the goal because my first thought was KG what are you doing that far up the field, my second thought was he missed it and then it trickled over the line.'

One of the main points Freedman wished to make was by praising those involved with the club, and Pablo Counago for the impact he had when he came on the pitch.

'When he came on he was fantastic, I've got substitutes, I've got a squad and I've got fans here that are pulling in one direction. I think that's what's getting us through, sticking together and getting these hard fought victories.'

Ending the interview on that vain, he wished to offer a few comments about assistant manager Lennie Lawrence who he believes will be the difference between us staying up or going down.

'Lennie is, vital's not the word, he may be the difference. He brings that added touch, a man of very few words but those few words are very wise. He is my best signing and will probably be the difference.'

A night certainly worth celebrating, and again our home form has to give you real hope of pulling away from the bottom. 11 games unbeaten at Selhurst, and hopefully tonight was the first of another 'without conceding' run after Reading can't be sniffed at.

Then if we can grab ourselves back to back victories come the weekend, however unlikely that may sound, confidence should be sky high during our remaining games...but one step at a time, tonight will do :-)

Vital Crystal Palace on: facebook

Vital Crystal Palace on: twitter

Join Vital Crystal Palace

It's easy to REGISTER HERE, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!



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

Writer:Eddy Eagle
Date:Wednesday March 9 2011
Time: 12:32AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Crystal Palace Articles

Audio - Pardew On Sunderland Delight

Manager Alan Pardew has been giving his thoughts following Crystal Palace's victory over Sunderland earlier today.

Stats: Sunderland v Crystal Palace

All the stats from Sunderland (2) vs (3) Crystal Palace, Stadium of Light, 24/9/16 Att: 38,941

Follow Sunderland v Crystal Palace Live On Twitter

Crystal Palace go to the Stadium of Light as the visitors to Sunderland today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Vital Pre-Match - Sunderland v Crystal Palace

Crystal alace made it successive wins, and extended the unbeaten run, with a win over struggling Stoke at Selhurst Park. Another struggling side Sunderland host us tomorrow.

Archived Vital Palace Articles

Vital Palace articles from

Site Journalists

Eddy Eagle
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Sunderland MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Mandanda1%
Ward0%
Tomkins0%
Delaney0%
Kelly0%
McArthur85%
Ledley0%
Puncheon0%
Cabaye0%
Townsend0%
C Benteke0%
Sub - Wickham0%
Sub - Fryers14%
Sub - Lee Chung-yong0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 6 6 0 0 18 13
2 Spurs 6 4 2 0 14 7
3 Arsenal 6 4 1 1 13 8
4 Liverpool 6 4 1 1 13 7
5 Everton 6 4 1 1 13 6
6 Man Utd 6 4 0 2 12 5
7 Crystal Palace 6 3 1 2 10 3
8 Chelsea 6 3 1 2 10 1
9 WBA 6 2 2 2 8 1
10 Watford 5 2 1 2 7 1
11 Leicester City 6 2 1 3 7 -3
12 Hull City 6 2 1 3 7 -5
13 AFC Bournemouth 6 2 1 3 7 -5
14 Southampton 5 1 2 2 5 -2
15 Middlesbrough 6 1 2 3 5 -3
16 Swansea 6 1 1 4 4 -5
17 Burnley 5 1 1 3 4 -5
18 West Ham 5 1 0 4 3 -6
19 Stoke 6 0 2 4 2 -11
20 Sunderland 6 0 1 5 1 -7
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Crystal Palace Results (view all)

Crystal Palace Fixtures (view all)

Sep 30 2016 8:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 15 2016 5:30PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Leicester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 29 2016 5:30PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Burnley (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 19 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.noburberry1