UK time is: 06:43:07
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

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




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: Eddy Eagle Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 21 2011

Time: 1:37PM

 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Articles

Stats: West Ham v Crystal Palace (Saturday April 19 2014)

Team News v West Ham (Friday April 18 2014)

Bolasie Looking For Strong Finish (Thursday April 17 2014)

Pulis Delighted With Everton Victory (Thursday April 17 2014)

Stats: Everton v Crystal Palace (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Team News v Everton (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Ince In Demand (Wednesday April 16 2014)

Speroni Hits 100 Clean Sheets (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Pulis Keen On Permanent Ince Deal (Tuesday April 15 2014)

Archived Articles

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

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Southampton 35 13 10 12 5 49
9. Newcastle 35 14 4 17 -15 46
10. Stoke 35 11 11 13 -10 44
11. Crystal Palace 35 13 4 18 -13 43
12. West Ham 35 10 7 18 -10 37
13. Swansea 35 9 9 17 -4 36
14. Hull City 33 10 6 17 -6 36

Breaking League News

Monk's Reaction After Vital Newcastle Win
Swansea : 19/04/2014 22:00:00
Pardew: We Should Have Won Against Swansea
Swansea : 19/04/2014 21:56:00
Mel - A Good Week Of Training
WBA : 19/04/2014 21:24:00
Finishing Annoys Pochettino
Southampton : 19/04/2014 21:05:00
Duo In PFA Nominations
Southampton : 19/04/2014 20:53:00
Pulis - We Don't Get The Credit We Deserve
Crystal Palace : 19/04/2014 20:34:00
Ole - Soft Penalty Galvanised Us
Cardiff : 19/04/2014 20:12:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

West Ham MotM
Suggested By:  Eddy
Speroni 0%
Mariappa 0%
Ward 0%
Dikgacoi 0%
Dann 25%
Delaney 0%
Puncheon 0%
Jedinak 0%
Jerome 0%
Ledley 0%
Bolasie 75%
Sub - Murray 0%
Sub - Gabbidon 0%
Sub - Parr 0%