Vital Football

Latest Crystal Palace News

Dougie's Decree: Excellent!

Dougie's Decree: Excellent!

Dougie Freedman beamed like a kid at Christmas after he saw us continue our unbeaten run at the KC Stadium yesterday, proclaiming the performance as 'excellent'.

Speaking to Crystal Palace FC the gaffer was delighted with almost every aspect of the game, but did say he wasn't getting carried away yet - despite it being the perfect start for us.

'The performance was excellent and we were resilient at the back. I can't remember too many clear cut chances from them. We're not getting carried away with our start, but we've got hungry young players, we play with a good intensity and you saw that with the goal. We had that attitude on Tuesday night and we had it again here.'

Freedman admits we did 'lock up shop' once we took the lead, but he believes it was the perfect way to approach this game.

'We did retreat to defend the goal, but it worked for us as we sucked them in a bit. Something we've got to work on is not sitting too deep, but it worked for us today.'

Horses for courses surely. There are always, and they will always be things that we can learn from, do differently and improve on, but we are playing with a little more freedom really and if the price to pay for that - and a great start to the campaign - is to park the bus ocassionally so be it.

Nobody wants a relegation battle again heading towards the end of the season, and from all angles - placing, confidence, financial - those 3 points could be very important.

We had the lead, we could afford to sit back, but I think we got the mix pretty much right. Working towards the counter and continuing to cause trouble whilst protecting the goal.

Vital Crystal Palace on: facebook

Vital Crystal Palace on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Eddy Eagle
Date:Sunday August 21 2011
Time: 1:37PM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Crystal Palace Articles

Another Juventus Link, Ledley Out?

It's being reported that Crystal Palace are tracking another Juventus player, this time Italian Stefano Sturaro.

Eagles Soar With Wales

Joe Ledley and Wayne Hennessey played their part on Monday night in Wales' demolition of Russia.

Six Clubs Set 2015/16 Premiership Records

Who were the six clubs to register a record breaking or equalling 2015/16 campaign?

Millen On Mariappa & Fixtures

Assistant manager Keith Millen has been speaking to the press today, and in the questions he faced, he gave answers of released Adrian Mariappa and the fixture list.

Archived Vital Palace Articles

Vital Palace articles from

Site Journalists

Eddy Eagle
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

FA Cup Final - Manchester United MotM
Suggested By:
Hennessey8%
Ward8%
Dann1%
Delaney3%
Souare44%
Jedinak25%
Cabaye1%
Zaha9%
McArthur0%
Bolasie0%
Wickham1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Crystal Palace Results (view all)

Crystal Palace Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.noburberry2