Crystal Palace woes continue with new Boss Roy Hodgson

Sep 18, 2017, 00:40
Crystal Palace woes continue with new Boss Roy Hodgson

Palace remains bottom of the table, while Southampton has eight points from five games.

"The major disappointment is that the attitude and the desire of the players that was obvious to us even in the two or three days we've been training didn't get any kind of reward", the Palace boss said.

As a centre-back, he would often put me in a three-against-two situation so I would be outnumbered in order to work on moving my feet, my positional play and my relationship to the other players on the pitch.

Steven Davis was a pre-match 14/1 to score the first goal of the game.

Now he's been taken on by Crystal Palace, as the safe pair of hands following Frank de Boer's attempts at "continental stuff".

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"I still believe in the long-term, these players will pick themselves up from where they have been knocked down to", he said.

I found during my time playing under him at Fulham that we slowly changed some of the players and, in the end, they were all team players.

Hard to find sympathy for many Crystal Palace fans after the way they went on about Alan Pardew, as Newcastle supporters only did the decent thing and tried to warn them...

A attractive effort from Manolo Gabbiadini against West Ham, and a tap in from Steven Davis against Crystal Palace.

The loss was the Eagles' fifth in a row at the start of the new Premier League season - all without scoring.

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Roy Hodgson on his side's display: "It was the worst possible start, conceding the goal so early, a team that's obviously a little bit nervous and anxious anyway becomes even more nervous and anxious".

"I have very good memories of those times and the people I worked with and the players I worked with, but unfortunately, it's over". Long balls were continually launched in the direction of Benteke from deep, with the hosts only occasionally stringing together threatening passing combinations.

Nor has any team gone so long since the start of a Premier League season without a goal.

Hodgson's Palace side could hardly be faring worse this season, now sitting rock bottom of the Premier League table without a point to their name after four games.

Watch highlights of Crystal Palace v Southampton on Match of the Day at 22:25 BST on Saturday on BBC One and the BBC Sport website.

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