International breaks are seen by the vast majority of domestic football fans as evil things, designed to stop us all from fully enjoying our weekends but for me, this latest gap in the Premier League’s fixture list has come at a wonderful time, allowing a week off from the grim inevitability of another Palace hammering.
Despite the top two tiers of English football being temporarily suspended, there is still plenty of football taking place across the globe which should hold a degree of interest for Palace fans, as the lads who have failed to pick up a single point for their employers since May, jet off with another group of players to try and do a little better in a different strip.
I should point out at this juncture, that a number of the games referenced via the link above feature players from Palace’s academy set-up, who I attach none of the vitriol expressed within the previous paragraph to whatsoever. It’s not their fault that the first-team players have literally made the worst start to a league season of any group in English football history; in fact, the youngsters’ fine results have come as one of the only bright-spots in what has otherwise been a rage-inducing car crash of a campaign to date.
I will still watch or pay close attention to each and every one of the games listed on the link at the top of the page because, even though I know it’s ridiculous, I care deeply about my football club on an almost infinite number of levels. Whilst I know I should seize the opportunity to escape thrown my way by the international break, I will instead be regularly checking LiveScore to make sure Luka Milivojevic hasn’t been sent off for hacking down a Georgian midfielder with a machete next Monday. It’s in my DNA, there’s nothing I can do to avoid it.
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