Wilfried Zaha not the only vital component of Crystal Palace staying in the Premier League – Roy Hodgson’s importance shouldn’t be downplayed - football

Wilfried Zaha not the only vital component of Crystal Palace staying in the Premier League – Roy Hodgson’s importance shouldn’t be downplayed



CRYSTAL PALACE 0
EVERTON 0
BY SAM SMITH AT SELHURST PARK
Last week it seemed the start of the Premier League season may arrive too early for Crystal Palace. The bulk of their transfer business coincided with the final few days of the transfer window and Roy Hodgson navigated through pre-season with a squad depleted by injuries and unavailability.
Had the Eagles been offered a goalless opening-day draw against the heavy-spending Everton after Hertha Berlin dispatched them 4-0 at Selhurst Park the weekend prior, they would have accepted it.
It appeared a risk for Hodgson to start the same 11 who were so convincingly beaten by the Bundesliga outfit. Perhaps it was a move made out of necessity, with none of his injured players recovering in time to purely make up the numbers, but the performance that day was so poor that at least a couple of tweaks seemed inevitable.
But Hodgson, backed by his 43 years in football management, knows far better than this reporter, who has not even been alive for half the time the 72-year-old has been coaching.
In all those years, from England to Scandinavia to Italy, from Switzerland to Finland before returning to his hometown club almost two years ago, he has amassed the experience that has been so evidential this summer.

He correctly called out the lack of transfer activity after a Palace XI were thrashed 6-2 by Barnet last month. But for the rest of pre-season he continued to work with his limited resources with no angst.
The Eagles have sin...
URL source: https://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/category/sport/football/crystal-palace-football/

--------------------------------
 

(Video) Spurs’ Dele Alli sex tape leaked after Liverpool dive, fans react hilariously

05-02-2018 16:46 - ( Chelsea )


Pep’s Presser: Silva, Kompany & Delph injury updates ahead of United vs City, feelings on the Manchester derby

Chelsea target outlines future plan, as Man Utd prepare £42.5m bid

Moussa Dembele insists he does not plan to leave Lyon in the January transfer window, amid interest from Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea. Dembele has been linked with moves away from Lyon this month, with Premier League trio...
22-01-2020 16:51 - ( Chelsea )
Pep’s Presser: Silva, Kompany & Delph injury updates ahead of United vs City, feelings on the Manchester derby

Valverde talks Dembele, UCL comebacks and Liverpool

The latest from the Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde faced the press on Monday ahead of Tuesday?s Champions League semi-final second leg against Liverpool at Anfield. The Barcelona boss talked about how his team must approach the game as a...
07-05-2019 08:48 - ( barcelona )
Pep’s Presser: Silva, Kompany & Delph injury updates ahead of United vs City, feelings on the Manchester derby

Umtiti talks future, Man Utd interest and Griezmann to Barca

Samuel Umtiti has given a pretty interesting interview to French television where he was asked about his future, interest from Manchester United and French team-mate Antoine Griezmann possibly moving to the Camp Nou. Although Umtiti...
02-04-2018 08:49 - ( barcelona )
Pep’s Presser: Silva, Kompany & Delph injury updates ahead of United vs City, feelings on the Manchester derby

Frank Lampard blames Emerson Palmieri for Arsenal equaliser and slams his Chelsea team

22-01-2020 08:45 - ( Arsenal )
Pep’s Presser: Silva, Kompany & Delph injury updates ahead of United vs City, feelings on the Manchester derby

Club assistant confirms Manchester City have scouted midfielder – Gives him important advice

Such is the level of talent emerging from Belgium these days; it?s no surprise that clubs from around Europe are regularly keeping an eye on the country. Belgium is a hotbed of talent, and there are plenty of players there who the top clubs will be...
30-10-2019 19:51 - ( Manchester City )


Pep’s Presser: Silva, Kompany & Delph injury updates ahead of United vs City, feelings on the Manchester derby

Diop puts two fingers up to the speculation

l
18-01-2020 12:50 - ( West Ham )
Pep’s Presser: Silva, Kompany & Delph injury updates ahead of United vs City, feelings on the Manchester derby

Under-18s: Chelsea 3-2 Norwich City

A casual glance at the league table heading into the academy weekend might have given cause to thinking that unbeaten Chelsea at home to winless Norwich had the makings of a rather one-sided contest. And, in truth, it really was for much of the...
19-10-2019 16:49 - ( Chelsea )
Pep’s Presser: Silva, Kompany & Delph injury updates ahead of United vs City, feelings on the Manchester derby

Jurgen Klopp eager for Liverpool to sharpen focus to ?finish? off opponents

Jurgen Klopp has identified Liverpool’s “concentration levels” as a key area from improvement as the Reds look to continue their […]
22-01-2020 19:46 - ( liverpool )
Pep’s Presser: Silva, Kompany & Delph injury updates ahead of United vs City, feelings on the Manchester derby

Cesc Fabregas praises Arsenal’s bravery in dramatic draw with Chelsea

@arsenal and January 21, 2020 Fabregas made just over 300 appearances for Arsenal and just shy of 200 for Chelsea, although his period with the Blues was much more successful. Cesc won two Premier League titles an FA Cup and the Europa League...
22-01-2020 12:45 - ( Arsenal )
Pep’s Presser: Silva, Kompany & Delph injury updates ahead of United vs City, feelings on the Manchester derby

Man Utd activate contract option to retain services of defender

Manchester United have extended Eric Bailly’s contract by two years, according to widespread reports. Bailly has been working his way back from injury this season, with his contract due to expire at the end of the campaign. However, various...
18-01-2020 12:50 - ( Manchester United )


Pep’s Presser: Silva, Kompany & Delph injury updates ahead of United vs City, feelings on the Manchester derby

DeAndre Yedlin explains issues he has had to deal with for 18 months

DeAndre Yedlin has become a bit of a forgotten man. The USMNT international last playing for Newcastle five months ago. Having played in 63 of the 71 Premier League games after promotion, he was more or less a fixture in the side. ...
18-09-2019 08:51 - ( Newcastle )
-------------------------------------