VIDEO: Pardew Goes Into Full “Spin Mode” Following Defeat To Leicester

0 Posted by - October 23, 2016 - News, Video

Crystal Palace fell to a second straight Premier League defeat at the hands of a spirited Leicester City yesterday afternoon; a result which Alan Pardew defiantly claimed was not a fair reflection of the game. 

This video interview sees Pardew expertly deflecting any criticism away from himself or his players after the loss.

Having started the encounter on the front foot, it had felt as though we were set to take the game to the reigning champions throughout, but following an impressive header from Christian Benteke which rattled the frame of Kasper Schmeichel’s goal, the balance of play began to tip in the favour of the hosts. 

Unfortunately, the timing of the Foxes’ first goal couldn’t have been worse for those of a Palace persuasion, with Ahmed Musa 42nd minute strike sending Claudio Ranieri’s players into the dressing room with a visible spring in their step whilst ours trudged off having seen their hopes of a long-awaited clean sheet disappear. 

Statistically, Palace continued to pose something of a threat in the second half but with Leicester looking far more coherent in an attacking sense, most of those present in the away end of the King Power Stadium sensed that the game was gradually slipping away from the men in yellow. 

Further goals from Okazaki on 64 minutes and Fuchs after 80 put a gloss on the victory for Leicester before Yohan Cabaye pulled one back for Palace with five minutes remaining following some good work down the right-hand side from the tireless Wilfried Zaha. 

Whilst the absence of both Scott Dann and Jason Puncheon will have had an understandable effect on the general balance of the side, not to mention the long-term headache created by Pape Souare’s prolonged lay off, it’s relatively difficult to find any positives from yesterday’s game. Sadly for us, that hasn’t stopped Alan Pardew from going into full “spin mode” when speaking to the press after the game; it’s what he does best. 

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  • Richard C October 23, 2016 - 7:52 am Reply

    It is no coincidence that West Ham and Leicester have enjoyed their best performances of the season against Palace. You only get to look good if the other team allows you to. There is no balance in our side, no link up play between midfield and attack and the 3 central midfielders with one joining the attack have failed to inspire any creativity. Defensively we have gone backwards the last couple of weeks and Mandanda hasn’t looked that great, Delaney is struggling and after a bright initial return to the team, Kelly has really struggled the last two games, although with Dann coming back hopefully this should get better. It is simply not good enough and I really don’t want to hear any more excuses from Pardew. We actually looked better when Chungy and Campbell came on and I never thought I’d hear myself say that!

  • Steve October 23, 2016 - 12:24 pm Reply

    When our players become fit for playing football for the whole of the 90 minutes of the game then we will win our fames
    Our players are the most unfit players in the Premier Legue and the managers responsibility is to train the players to achieve this

  • Ben October 23, 2016 - 2:17 pm Reply

    Totally agree with Richard and Steve another one I fail to understand is why so many of our players get injured in training especially on a Friday ! the clubs going backwards Townsend is not a good replacement for Bolasie and loosing gayle instead of WickHam is criminal,

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