TWEET: Palace Fans Rip Into Hodgson After Laughable Post-Match Comment At Tottenham

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Crystal Palace fell to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur last night and whilst the Eagles defended stoically for the most part, boss Roy Hodgson’s post-match comments left many feeling somewhat annoyed. 

After a solid defensive display in the opening 45 minutes, the gaffer sent his players out to do a repeat job in the second period, changing little to nothing tactically until the game was out of our reach. With that in mind, his suggestion that “we didn’t make it easy for Spurs” hasn’t gone down too well online, with the replies attached to the below tweet showing pretty unanimously that he’s misjudged the mood of the fan-base. 

Outworked on shots, (26-5) shots on target, (10-1) possession, (65%-35%) passing accuracy, (86%-76%) aerial success, (65%-35%) corners (8-2) and dribbles (16-8) it’s quite clear that we were the second best side on the night, operating in a tactical system that offered little to no respite for the defensively minded players within our XI. 

Having clearly decided to play the ball long for the majority of the evening, Hodgson selected Michy Batshuayi to lead the line over Christian Benteke, despite the former having next to no aerial presence. The result was a disconnect between our defensive shield and the rest of their teammates which quite honestly did make it extremely easy for Tottenham on what could well have become a nervy and ultimately disappointing first display in their newly opened home. 

Hodgson’s pragmatism will almost certainly always be enough to keep us afloat in the Premier League but he does himself no favours with comments like the one he’s made in the tweet attached above. Supporters aren’t stupid and with thousands having spent their hard earned cash to watch on from the away end last night, the least he could do is think logically about the words that leave his mouth when speaking post-match. 

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8 Comments

  • Tom April 4, 2019 - 7:01 am Reply

    Feel it’s time to go
    Thanks for the memories
    But we need someone who wants to move forward

  • Eaglecoops April 4, 2019 - 7:24 am Reply

    Dullest, most lack lustre performance from a Palace side since the Chelsea capitulation earlier in the season. It’s almost like Roy says to his players, “these are clearly better than us, just try to stop the score getting embarrassing “. Pathetic. Time to go I’m afraid.

  • tzcar April 4, 2019 - 7:48 am Reply

    ive seen more ambition down the job centre. inept display from an inept team.what a shambles.nothing to be proud of here.

  • Eric The Ninja April 4, 2019 - 2:25 pm Reply

    All a bit strong for me. I accept we went there looking for a point but we were beaten by a better team, boosted by great support inside their amazing new stadium. Wilf was battered till he started to lose his cool (though he still produced a magical moment and nearly caused a goal) AWB had a rare mixed night, Bats got no chances and then Benteke fluffed two. I agree Roy doesn’t switch tactics quick enough when we’re behind but let’s not all throw our toys out of the pram losing 2-0 away to a top 6 team.

  • Eaglecoops April 4, 2019 - 4:01 pm Reply

    That’s a naive reply Eric, we were awful end of story. Bats got no chances because he wasn’t in the game and should have made way earlier in the game for Benteke who at least caused a few problems.

  • tzcar April 4, 2019 - 4:25 pm Reply

    eric excuses.too many times this seson,rh and the players have let the club done.it,s been a pretty poor season on the whole.palace never turned up last night and show no signs of improvement.things have to change come june. is,nt it about time us fan,s had a good seson to celebrate,not this constant relegation battle,this is not good enough mr parish.

  • Gordon April 4, 2019 - 6:51 pm Reply

    Not a great performance last night. But I’m with Eric. From what I’ve seen & read (and I hold my hand up – I wasn’t there to see it all) it certainly wasn’t great – but neither was it dire.
    Are we at that stage, I wonder, when we’ve hit the big time, we’ve survived a couple of rocky seasons in the PL and then started to get comfortable in the top tier and got used to the heady heights of competing and surviving against the best teams in the land? And then the expectations start to increase. Playing safe is no longer good enough. We have to be more ambitious and adventurous – to play with more flair and less caution.
    I think Bolton & Stoke went through that phase in the not too distant past – and I wonder what their fans think now.
    Personally I’m very happy with Roy. He’s not perfect, but he’s more than sound and might be expected to leave a solid base for his successor to build upon. And, of course, at his age he’ll be thinking about retiring in the not too distant future and considering the legacy he can leave for his local team. I for one don’t want to hound him out – not least because I can’t think of any other manager who’d suit us better just now.

  • ee signing April 5, 2019 - 5:40 pm Reply

    I try not to throw my toys out but I think having got to half time at 0-0 a bit more ambition was in order to exploit Sour’ possibly greater need for a win than us. It ould have been a shot to nothing with Cardiff and Brighton both clearly losing by halftime. I was left a little numbed by our lack of ambition. Im generally happpy with Roy. We are competent at the back but he needs to release the handbrake especially when in range of a result. We had 35 better goal diffrence on starting last night. We still do. That is a full 3 win advantage on Cardiff at the moment. With a point Cardiff would now be needing 4 results in 6 to reach us. For me the Chelsea game and away at southampton we handed the initiative away far too readily

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