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Palace Are On Track According To Parish

Steve Parish believes Palace have made massive strides since the CPFC2010 takeover, and although changing managers was unfortunate, in hindsight he believes it's proved itself to have been the right thing to do.

Speaking to Crystal Palace FC, Parish said the decision to replace George Burley with Dougie Freedman was a decisive act so early in their tenure but one that the board felt they needed to make.

'I don't think anybody right now would say we hadn't done the right thing. George could've turned it around, but we couldn't guarantee survival that way. What Dougie's brought is the priorities that we need really, in terms of being solid and difficult to beat. I think to that end it was absolutely the right thing to do.'

Parish knows that despite our change in form and level of performances since Dougie took the helm, there is still a lot of work to be done on the pitch to ensure our survival so nobody is getting too carried away just yet, but the signs are good and he's been impressed with Freedman's commitment.

'We don't want to speak too soon but we're all pleased about where we are. Having worked with Dougie now I do believe he's a long term appointment for the club. He's got the interests of the club at heart, cares passionately about it and that is very important.'

Parish's final words echo those of the manager with respect to the game against Barnsley and the atmosphere created by so many fans turning up to Selhurst.

'I was amazed by the day. We were over the moon with the crowd and the turnout. It would be amazing to get the crowds back to that level.'

Obviously for Parish as a fan the effect an extra 6 to 7000 fans has for the atmosphere is brilliant to experience, but in his role as co owner he also appreciates the effect on the finances the additional fans will have - for him it's win win.

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Writer: Eddy Eagle Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday April 8 2011

Time: 3:44PM

 

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