In recent months, Palace Fan TV have broadened the scope of their online output significantly, including match previews and reaction videos to their usual footage of Palace matches from the stands. This week, as we build towards Newcastle’s visit to Selhurst Park, they have enlisted the help of Magpies fan and relative internet sensation the “True Geordie” to give them a flavour of the feeling on Tyneside ahead of the clash.
Believe us, the True Geordie speaks an alarming amount of sense in this video, with every possible topic relating to this weekend’s game against Newcastle covered in a great deal of depth. It’s well worth a watch.
Despite being well-known for a spree of ill-tempered rants, the man himself can actually be relied upon to speak a degree of sense when in a calm and reflective mood, as the video attached above shows. Happy to discuss the “misconception” that exists in relation to Newcastle fans and Alan Pardew, his comments actually result in a relatively positive analysis of the Palace boss, which will no doubt surprise many.
Drawing comparisons with the counter-attacking style that Pardew implemented at St James’ Park and the tactical set-up he is now encouraging with us, his views offer a surprisingly insightful look into what we can potentially expect from him in years to come.
For many, he has become a comedy figure on YouTube, given the fact that his passion often spills over in his tone, but here, the Newcastle man proves that his understanding and knowledge of the game, specifically Palace’s deficiencies, is sound. As someone who reads, analyses and writes about our club each and every day, I’ve rarely come across someone who actually possesses such a well-rounded view of the team as a whole without eventually coming across as boastful in doing so; a character trait which the True Geordie dodges impressively here.
There are plenty of other points made within the video, including the various worries that Newcastle fans have over the club’s general direction with Steve McClaren at the helm, backed up by the always unpopular owner Mike Ashley. Given the soap opera that surrounds the black and white section of the North East, his views on the whole subject make for an extremely interesting watch.
We’re all hoping for a gigantic upturn in fortunes after Monday night’s hugely disappointing loss to Sunderland, let’s just hope that the True Geordie’s emotional angst over the future for his beloved Magpies continues to intensify as a result of this weekend’s result.