This Is The Single Best Feature You’ll Read About Palace’s Recent Troubles

3 Posted by - February 7, 2017 - Daily Thoughts, News

The vast majority of Crystal Palace fans are still reeling from the embarrassment of Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at home to Sunderland, making the below feature from The Guardian’s Dominic Fifield a difficult but ultimately essential read. 

This piece from Dom gets right to the heart of the deep-rooted problems in SE25. It’s an absolutely superb article. 

Far too often in recent months, Palace fans have been forced to endure the ramblings of journalists and televised talking heads who know almost nothing about our football club; wittering on with mock authority having paid no attention to the real stories that lurk just below the surface. Thankfully, Dominic Fifield is the polar opposite of such figures, using his genuine emotional attachment to the club to delve into details that supporters really are keen to discover; as shown perfectly in the feature attached above. 

Whilst his personal distress at Palace’s recent plight is obvious to those who know him, he doesn’t allow emotional anguish impact his words in a negative manner, preferring to draw on the horrors of Saturday afternoon to add further colour to a piece which provides a full and brutally honest breakdown of the time that has since passed. 

As part of the disenchanted fan-base that were provoked into bellowing “you’re not fit to wear the shirt” towards Palace’s players in the moments immediately before half-time last weekend, Fifield does a masterful job of searching for solutions in Big Sam’s battle to survive the drop, analysing his Sunderland heroics and Palace’s current squad to build a cohesive picture of the plan that the coaching staff are implementing as we speak. 

At times like this, supporters need all the comfort they can get. Thankfully, as a consequence of Dominic Fifield’s lofty status within The Guardian’s sportswriting team, we have a genuine ally to fight our corner from within the national press bubble. 

Set aside five minutes of your day and read his analysis of the recent troubles in SE25; I personally guarantee you won’t be disappointed. 


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  • Jose Fonte baby? Jose Fonte? Oh oh oh February 7, 2017 - 9:00 am Reply

    Spot on. Agree completely with Punch, Ward and Damo. It still amazes me we went into this season without a proper spare LB, no cover at CB and no replace for Mile.

    The problem is home form and as he says, if we don’t beat the teams around us then we have little chance of staying up because the run is brutal.

  • Malcolm McKay February 7, 2017 - 9:09 am Reply

    Dominic Field must have some very good contacts at Palace, well written and makes sense.

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