Over the last few years, one particular YouTuber has become well known for creating stunning end-of-season Crystal Palace review videos, with his latest effort arguably the best he’s ever produced.
As regular readers of this site will no doubt know, the 2017/18 Premier League season has been a particularly turbulent one for the Eagles, beginning with a disastrous seven-game pointless and goalless run, with the sacking of a certain Dutchman thrown in partway through for good measure.
Of course, the arrival of Roy Hodgson in mid-September would see our form and fortunes turn around in rather a spectacular manner but given the size of the hole we had fallen into during the opening two months of the campaign, we weren’t really able to start truly enjoying ourselves until the final week of the season.
As you would expect from MPG, (the man responsible for this and every previous season review) the editing, choice of song, use of footage and transitions from one section to another represent an extremely high production value throughout, leaving Palace fans everywhere with the perfect four-minute montage to sign off on the last nine months of highs and lows.
For all the stress our fans have endured since last August, we have been gives a great number of extremely impressive and pivotal goals to celebrate along the way, with Luka Milivojevic’s stunner away to Southampton and Zaha’s wonderfully well-worked opener against West Brom on the final day of the season standing out for me amongst the crowd.
We’ve all come to expect a certain level of fighting spirit from our players in recent years but last season, following on from what was a historically bad start, they came together and proved to anyone who had doubted them, that they weren’t prepared to wilt under the pressure of a relegation battle.
Ideally, we’ll keep hold of Roy over the summer and begin building towards a far less traumatic campaign from August onwards, with the playing staff, fans and management team all comfortable about what we’ll be looking to achieve over the following nine months.
Is one season without the threat of relegation too much to ask for? Let’s hope not.