Hodgson Explains How Our Form Will Impact January Transfer Strategy

0 Posted by - November 22, 2017 - News

Roy Hodgson has admitted that the team’s form in the run-up to Christmas will have a real impact on how the club approaches the January transfer window.

Whilst recent weeks have seen the team perform well on a regular basis, we still have just five points to show for our efforts, making the run of games over the next few weeks incredibly important for our chances of Premier League survival. We’ve been on a steady if slow path of improvement under Hodgson and his coaching staff but now it appears as though even Roy, the usually gentle soul, is getting rather annoyed at the lack of points we have have on the board.

After taking a second minute lead against Everton only to be twice pegged back from winning positions and gain just a point from the contest, the former England gaffer lost his cool with journalists in the subsequent press conference, highlighting just how important it is for us to pick up a victory at home to Stoke this weekend. Yes, a point against the Toffees was far more preferable than a defeat but even so, we simply must start winning games if we are to stand any chance of being outside the bottom three by May.

Although I’m sure plenty of individual targets have already been discussed by Hodgson, Parish and Freedman in recent weeks, the Palace boss is impressively flexible when it comes to the process of incoming transfers, promising that he’s more than happy to work as part of a collective rather than demanding authority over anyone else.

As things stand, we know that the club will be looking for at least one goalkeeper and striker in January but outside of that, the rest of our targets are likely to be defined by the results we pick up between now and the New Year. Would we all like a more talented squad? Of course. That being said, we’ll definitely be keeping a close eye on the outgoing cost, given the potential for a dramatic drop in income, should we fall into the second tier over the summer.

The transfer window is always an extremely stressful time to be a Palace fan, the next one on the horizon promises to be no different.

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  • tzcar November 22, 2017 - 9:39 am Reply

    it,s all well being having hope,but for god,s sake open your eyes.these players are a failure.for 18 months they,ve failed to improve.our chances of survival,rest too heavily on wilf.speroni,worst goalkeeper in the prem.dann looks shot.ward,s a championship player.benteke the ball boy has a better game than him.puncheon,no invention.so basically wilf,townsend sako,cabaye.the rest complete crap.i wonder who roy has in mind to try and save us, their till then?not by speroni,s stupid mistake.if u look around,nearly every other prem teasm has better player,s i hope u belive in miracles,cos we sure as hell need one.

  • Yourspellingisshite November 22, 2017 - 10:03 pm Reply

    Tzcat I agree Dann too many mistakes same as ward ; Hennessey pants ; I fear they will not buy a cb so bring in Fosu rb and Tompkin cb: benteke needs more time and was rushed back but I agree very lazy ;
    In short don’t get a gk mobile cf and keep playing Dann and ward we may as well give up now

  • Jimmy November 22, 2017 - 10:38 pm Reply

    Are you sure you guys are actually CPFC fans?

  • Eric The Ninja November 23, 2017 - 10:23 pm Reply

    I’ll hear no words against Jules. What may seem like mistakes on the pitch by him inevitably prove to be part of a longer, much bolder strategy.

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