PALACE NOT SURE OF SAKHO

Premier League side Crystal Palace are not sure they would eventually give former Liverpool star MamadouSakhoa deal, according to reports in England.


The manager Sam Allardyce admitted this despite the player’s run since leaving Anfield.

The 27-year-old has been decent since he started featuring for the Glaziers. Big Sam admits this but opines that getting a permanent deal is still difficult. However, he hailed the player’s contributions to the team.

“It would be a big negotiation at the end of the season if we were to stay in the Premier League.At this moment in time Mama has chosen crystal Palace to play first-team football, I think he has settled into the environment exceptionally well,” Allardyce said.

Sakho was crucial to Palace’s clean sheets, joining new additions Patrick van Aanholt and Luka Milivojevic as the club fights relegation. Continue reading “PALACE NOT SURE OF SAKHO”

CRYSTAL PALACE WANT CHELSEA’S IVANOVIC

English Premier League side Crystal Palace want Chelsea’s veteran defender Branislav Ivanovic as the player remains out of favour at Stamford Bridge.


Antonio Conte’s new formation has forced out the Serb as the manager prefers three quick players at the back. According to reports, Crystal Palace are willing to play the veteran as the 32-year old right back might get axed from Chelsea.

With the current set-up, Chelsea have enjoyed four wins in four games. They have kept a clean sheet and scored eleven goals, even against top teams. Ivanovic last played for the blues in the 3-0 loss to Arsenal on September 24. With just three players at the back, Victor Moses has taken his spot. Moses has been impressive in the role, forcing speculation that Ivanovic might exit the club at the end of the season before his career finally winds down completely.
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CRYSTAL PALACE MANAGER ADMISTS THEY LOST FOCUS

English Premier League side, Crystal; Palace manager, Alan Pardew says his team’s focus was blurred in the crucial Premier League match against Manchester United. The Reds Devils had a two goal romp over the side to put pressure on others in the top four spot.

Alan Pardew said his team were motivated by the chance at a silverware when they take on Watford led by Odion Ighodalo, in the FA cup tie.

An early own goal Damien Delaney  put the team in misery at first, then the effort of Matteo Darmian ensure the hosts close the gap with the top four in the Wednesday encounter.

Alan Pardew said his team were already thinking of the pressure at Wembley without dealing with the task at hand and it affected their focus during the game.

“It’s not the start anyone wants at Old Trafford – to concede after four minutes knocked us a little bit but our focus is slightly blurred as we have the semi-final on Sunday,” Pardew admitted.

“It’s a big game for Manchester united [on Saturday] but it’s much bigger for us as we could win a trophy. My players worked hard and some players got some game-time. The one-bit of key news to come out of tonight is that we’re fit and well for Sunday,” the coach said.

On the other hand, Watford sent a message to Palace with their win. The team has had a poor run of matches soil their brilliant first half of the season. Both teams will trade tackles on Sunday in the crucial FA Cup semi final tie. Continue reading “CRYSTAL PALACE MANAGER ADMISTS THEY LOST FOCUS”

Replaced and eventually forgotten in Chelsea, Cech still has a place in Czech Republic

A few weeks ago, PetrCech made a huge change in his playing career as he ended his relationship with Chelsea which spanned for over 10 years and the veteran shot-stopper joined Arsenal.

Even at his 33 years of age, PetrCech is one of the highest rated players in his position but he couldn’t compete against the likes of ThibautCourtois who has displayed his world class skills and earned the trust of Jose Mourinho.

Unfortunately for PetrCech, he will eventually be forgotten in Stamford Bridge despite of everything that he has accomplished with the Premier League club, some fans of the club will probably still keep the Czech in their memories but taking into consideration the steady rise of ThibautCourtois, memories of PetrCech will fade away.

PetrCech suffered in his last few years with Chelsea as he had to settle with being a substitute player as he watched ThibautCourtois take center stage and it wasn’t the best way for him to finish his stay in Stamford Bridge.

IkerCasillas and Real Madrid have experimented something similar as IkerCasillas left Real Madrid and replaced by KikoCasillas but the sad thing in these players is not that they have been replaced, every single player will eventually get changed by a younger version, the thing that has disappointed fans is in the way that these players had to exit their respective clubs.

Casillas announced his departure in a tearful press conference where he was left completely alone. It was a very different exit compared to Barcelona when all of the players of the Spanish squad were there with Xavi Hernandez after the midfielder announced his exit and the players as well as all the executives of the club were shaken up as they saw one of their most influential figures in the club leave. Continue reading “Replaced and eventually forgotten in Chelsea, Cech still has a place in Czech Republic”

Alan Pardew has dismissed suggestions that he feels quite relieved

Former Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has dismissed suggestions that he feels quite relieved to be away from the north-east club and into Crystal Palace. Pardew joined Crystal Palace at the start of 2015 and this has been beneficial to both parties.

The London club were involved in a relegation fight when Pardew came to the club. Since then, they have won several matches and have moved into a position where even a top-10 finish remains a possibility. Pardew was one of the longest serving manager in English football prior to joining Palace. He had been at Newcastle for four years.

During this period, Pardew faced a number of ups and downs. After coming very close to sealing a Champions League spot in the 2011-12 season, the manager faced a lot of criticism from his own supporters on a number of occasions. This was very evident even at the start of the season. Pardew has revealed that his biggest regret will come in the fact that he did not get enough results in the Tyne-Wear derby. Pardew became the first Newcastle manager to lose four consecutive matches against Sunderland. However, the former boss has praised the support received by Newcastle and says that it remains one of the best clubs he has coached. Continue reading “Alan Pardew has dismissed suggestions that he feels quite relieved”