Well, yesterday was a bit of a special one, wasn’t it? Backed by more than 32,000 supporters in red and blue, Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace team beat Watford 2-1 to secure a place in this season’s FA Cup final.
Having taken the lead early in the first-half thanks a back-post header from Yannick Bolasie, we were dragged back to parity by the Hornets’ Troy Deeney shortly after the second period began, only for Palace’s towering centre-forward Connor Wickham to grab the all important winning goal just six minutes later.
It would be easy to suggest that we as supporters are praising the players for the sake of it, given the magnitude of their collective achievement on the Wembley turf yesterday afternoon, but in truth, the performance they gave was almost entirely faultless throughout.
Ask anyone of a red and blue persuasion to pick out a player who they felt were off the pace and they’re likely to struggle to give a genuine answer, such was the skill with which those who were chosen to play by Alan Pardew executed the game-plan.
If (like me) you have had the foresight to book today off work, you will no doubt be desperate to relive every second of the game as soon as possible, which, thanks to the wonders of the internet, you can do via the link attached at the top of this article.
Occasions like this don’t come around that often and for those of us who have experienced plenty of desolate lows following the boys from SE25, the memory of yesterday’s result and performance will live on for decades to come.