As the dust begins to settle on Crystal Palace’s 2015/16 Premier League season, a beautifully edited review of the previous campaign has found its way online.
Whilst plenty of us are still licking our wounds after Saturday’s FA Cup Final defeat, there is a great deal of joy to be taken from reveling in the numerous high points we’ve experienced together since August of 2015. Of course, there was a rather sizeable dip in the months between January and April, but the montage attached above does a sterling job of skipping over that spell without making it seem too unnatural of a diversion.
It may not be particularly cool to admit, but deep down, we all love to see a well put together collection of our team’s best moments set to a lively and thought-provoking soundtrack; a criteria that the video in question manages to fulfill in every sense.
We all remember those heady days of autumn, when wins over Norwich, Chelsea, Aston Villa and West Brom had us all dreaming that maybe, just maybe, we could continue our fine form for the entirety of the campaign and force our way into the top eight of the Premier League out of nowhere. It was a period in which it felt as though anything was possible and is documented in beautiful fashion here.
It’s difficult to express when you’re living and breathing with each kick of a ball from week to week, but despite the final league position we managed, there is definitely still genuine cause for optimism in SE25 heading into the summer. With money to spend and a squad that appears to be as in tune with the fan-base as ever following the collective heartbreak we all suffered last weekend, there’s no reason to suggest that we won’t kick on again when it all starts afresh in August.
The above video is likely to leave you feeling a tad emotional one way or another, but in truth, it does a remarkably good job of tapping into the feelings of most of us following another mad season at Selhurst Park.