Vital Football

Latest Crystal Palace News

Dougie's Decree: Some Real Heroes On Show

Dougie's Decree: Some Real Heroes On Show

Dougie Freedman was delighted with our 1-0 first leg victory over Cardiff, especially given the preparation troubles we had with the mystery virus that hit.

Speaking to Crystal Palace FC after the game Dougie said.

'I feel that we were very unlucky in our preparation. We had to patch up a couple of players and get them out there. Mile Jedinak and Paddy McCarthy were real heroes tonight because they were on their sickbeds, so full credit. I decided to look them in the eye and ask them if they were prepared to put their bodies on the line for the club and the answer was a convincing yes.'

The defensive performance was the highlight of the game for Freedman, despite Gardner getting the goal, and he added.

'I look for my defenders to defend. If I'm going to give Anthony Gardner a pat on the back it's for his defending. I looked at Anthony Gardner and thought, solid as a rock. That's why he'll get my man of the match, not for his 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:Wednesday January 11 2012
Time: 7:00PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Crystal Palace Articles

Pardew Wants Liverpool's Benteke?

Benteke is 'considering his future' at Liverpool after a disappointing spell on Merseyside following his move from Aston Villa last summer. Could Crystal Palace rival Chelsea for him?

Dann To Everton Played Down By Millen

Koeman, who has just taken over at Everton, was said to be interested in taking him to Southampton with him now looking to take Dann to Goodison Park as his predecessor Martinez had.

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.

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%
Souare43%
Jedinak25%
Cabaye1%
Zaha8%
McArthur0%
Bolasie1%
Wickham2%
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