Pre Match: Crystal Palace v. Liverpool, 1400 UTC, Sunday 23 January 2022 (Premier League)

Someone’s got to do it, and all the other wasters @GermanRed @Kopstar are just busy shirking responsibility. Guess sometimes you just can’t rely on others…

Anyway, on to the match. Crystal Palace have been a tricky one for many teams, well, just one team in particular. Hopefully we’ll do better than that, and come away with all 3 points and no injuries.

Just keep on grinding, match after match. Whether or not we win the title in the end, never give up.


Lawro predicted us a 1-1, so i’m fairly confident of a comfortable win.


I’m taking a rest until the FA Cup.

Palace will be a different kind of Animal compared to Brentford. More quality but I think under Viera they are playing a style that suits us more.

We’ve won the last 9!!! games against them. Would be a real shame if don’t make it 10 because we are without Sadio and Mo.




Matip or Konate?
I think Jones, Fab and Hendo in midfield. Presumably Thiago or Elliot are not back in time?

Jota, Bobby and Minamino up front

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Smash them, they’re shit.

They actually are really shit. Even without Mo/Sadio/Naby, we should have too much for this shower of fucking shite.


Once again, a considered and astute analysis.


It’s our lofty standards to which we hold ourselves that separates this forum from the rabble.


Indubitably so

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They’ve also lost loads of their first eleven to AFCON as well.


Two weeks running !


Let’s just get this done.
Palace can be awkward but so can we!


Palace will be without Zaha and Kouyate.


So why isn’t the game off?

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Fingers crossed Ox can start this one, thought it was much better balance with him at RW rather than Minamino. Failing that maybe another start for Gordon? Apart from that I think the the team picks itself; Konate if Matip not fit.

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Palace team news by WhoScored:

  • Cheikhou Kouyate and Wilfried Zaha remain absent due to international duty, but after Ghana’s group stage elimination, Jordan Ayew will make the matchday squad on Sunday.
  • James Tomkins and James McArthur miss out, though are Patrick Vieira’s only injury concerns.
  • Vieira could name an unchanged XI from the Brighton stalemate, which would see Jack Butland keep his place between the sticks.
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So, Alisson back between the sticks for us.

We’ll see if it’s Matip or Konate. If Joel is fine then it’s probably him.

We’ll see if we have to make a little change at full back, maybe Tsimikas? If Robbo can do one more game, then no change.

We’ll see if we can go with the same midfield 3 or maybe Milner needs to come in for Jones?

And up top it depends on Ox, if he can be available for Sunday and from the start (play the majority of the game).

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Milner for Jones stops any creativity we generate from that area.
I would have Milner for Hendo at the moment as Hendo is in a poor vein of form.


Referee: Kevin Friend. VAR: Craig Pawson. **

Kevin Friend :cold_face:

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