Liverpool Fan Left Red-Cheeked By Tweet He Sent Before Palace Beat Man City

1 Posted by - December 24, 2018 - News

Liverpool, Manchester City and Tottenham are currently fighting it out in one of the most competitive title races in recent memory; a fact which led to millions of Reds fans cheering on Crystal Palace as they traveled to face Pep Guardiola’s defending champions at The Etihad Stadium last Saturday.

One man was so desperate to see Roy Hodgson and co. turn over Liverpool’s title rivals that he made an outrageously bold bet on Twitter, based upon Palace coming away from the North West with all three points; a call that is now no doubt seriously regretting.

We may only be in December but with Jurgen Klopp’s boys having taken care of business away at Wolves on Friday night, they head into the Boxing Day round of fixtures four points clear of their closest rivals, thanks to the heroic display put in against the odds by Crystal Palace.

Before the game, I dare say Adam felt confident that City would sweep the South Londonders aside with ease. We’d picked up just one point away from home since mid-September heading into the game and were becoming known across the country as a side who struggle massively in front of goal, all of which pointed towards a hammering.

The opening stages of the game itself won’t have done much to change Mr Williams’ mood given the fact that City took the lead thanks to a Gundogan header but the three goals we scored in reply will have left him with red cheeks in more ways than one.

Will we ever see him follow through with the bet he made? I wouldn’t be sure but if he does, I can think of a design or two I’d like to see used. The moral of the story? Write off Crystal Palace FC at your peril.

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  • Gordon December 24, 2018 - 11:04 am Reply

    Reaction to the Man C game shows how much the result colours the analysis. MOTD & GOS gave glowing accounts of Palace’s achievement, when the performance seemed to me little better than all the games we’ve played this season in which we didn’t get the results we deserved.
    Yes, it was a good solid team performance at the Etihad – well-organised, resolute & patient, The difference on this occasion was that we had the rub of the green. More often than not Schlupp would have provided ammunition for his critics by scuffing his shot, 9 times out of 10 Townsend’s sublime volley would have ended up in row Z, and 99 times out of 100 the ref wouldn’t have given the penalty (deserved as it was) in front of a raucous top 6 home crowd, Similarly, we might well have expected Sane’s free-kick to clip the inside of the post before hitting the back of the net and to see Sakho’s trademark gaffe mercilessly punished.
    This was a fantastic and much-needed result. But this wasn’t an extraordinary performance – we’ve played this well this season and come away with just a point or no points at all. Fortune has at last smiled for us in 2 successive games. Things are looking up.

  • Eaglecoops December 24, 2018 - 11:46 am Reply

    You just can’t please some people. Have you ever considered that luck balances itself out over the course of a season. We have been on the rough edge of both decisions and luck until the last two games. Hopefully the tide has turned.

    • Gordon December 24, 2018 - 6:30 pm Reply

      If I’ve led you to believe I’m dissatisfied, Eaglecoops, I must apologise. I, like surely all Palace fans, was ecstatic with the result on Saturday (and still am). I was also pleased with our performance – just as I’ve been pleased with most of our performances this season, which, as your post seems to agree, haven’t produced the results we deserved.
      This is the point I’ve been making consistently in my posts when others have been dispairing about our league position and speculating about the need for managerial change. I’m 100% behind you in believing that luck balances itself out over time and my comment “things are looking up” chimes with your “hopefully the tide has changed”. Yes, I’m 100% behind you on this and I’m also 100% behind Roy.
      It must have been 6 weeks ago when I posted my prediction that we’d get 12 points from the 8 remaining games of the calendar year. We’ve got 10 now with 2 (home) games left to play. If we get 3 or maybe 4 points from these games, there’s a good chance we’ll finish the year above Brighton.
      COYP! COYHF!

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