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[Albion] Palace Fans Biggest Fear



jasetheace

New member
Apr 13, 2011
712
Simply being relegated is a big enough nightmare for them. Commercially they don't have the facilities to generate great revenue from things like wet an dry sales. This may put their development plans on hold. Or they will use money for development at the cost of player recruitment. They cannot have both or must at least wait some years before the two can once again mix. A vicious cycle complimented by the Championship being a ball ache to get out of....except in the opposite direction.
 

LlcoolJ

Mama said knock you out.
Oct 14, 2009
12,982
Sheffield
Roy gushing about how hard Zaha is working to get back playing. Meanwhile Sakho is fit but doesn't fancy playing. #together
 

Papa Lazarou

Living in a De Zerbi wonderland
Jul 7, 2003
18,809
Worthing
Simply being relegated is a big enough nightmare for them. Commercially they don't have the facilities to generate great revenue from things like wet an dry sales. This may put their development plans on hold. Or they will use money for development at the cost of player recruitment. They cannot have both or must at least wait some years before the two can once again mix. A vicious cycle complimented by the Championship being a ball ache to get out of....except in the opposite direction.

And their salary structure would be a complete disaster in the Championship.
 

Surf's Up

Well-known member
Jul 17, 2011
10,113
Here
If I were a Palace fan right now, my biggest fear would be Zaha breaking down and his return being delayed. They're ****ed if he doesn't come back.

Indeed, it's not that they're a one man team though.....
 


Mo Gosfield

Well-known member
Aug 11, 2010
6,236
They really need to renew their traditional rivalry with Millwall for a few seasons.

Hope they do.


Oh but to dream.
I would die a happy man if the natural order was restored and we could go back to the 70 years of rivalry between Palace and Millwall and our little spat could be consigned to the dustbin of history, where it belongs.
 

martin tyler

Well-known member
Jan 25, 2013
5,815
According to Roy he is running but not doing twists and turns. This was a week ago. Read the Zaha thread on BBS

Zaha’s twitter feed shows he was back on the ball in training on Sunday but is still training alone and not doing the twists and turns as Roy suggested. Hopefully when he does his knee will twist again put him back a few weeks but by looks of it he’s most likely to be 2/3 weeks away.
 


Tom Bombadil

Well-known member
Jul 14, 2003
6,013
Jibrovia
Simply being relegated is a big enough nightmare for them. Commercially they don't have the facilities to generate great revenue from things like wet an dry sales. This may put their development plans on hold. Or they will use money for development at the cost of player recruitment. They cannot have both or must at least wait some years before the two can once again mix. A vicious cycle complimented by the Championship being a ball ache to get out of....except in the opposite direction.

They're likely to lose about 25% on attendance looking at how it usually goes for them in the championship.
 

LlcoolJ

Mama said knock you out.
Oct 14, 2009
12,982
Sheffield
Simply being relegated is a big enough nightmare for them. Commercially they don't have the facilities to generate great revenue from things like wet an dry sales. This may put their development plans on hold. Or they will use money for development at the cost of player recruitment. They cannot have both or must at least wait some years before the two can once again mix. A vicious cycle complimented by the Championship being a ball ache to get out of....except in the opposite direction.
Yep. Relegation would be more of a disaster for them than most clubs seeing as they've wasted all the money they've had from the PL. It would be a beautiful thing to witness.
 

Pantani

Il Pirata
Dec 3, 2008
5,445
Newcastle
They're likely to lose about 25% on attendance looking at how it usually goes for them in the championship.

30% if they are challenging for promotion. More like 40% in a standard year. That is quite some revenue to lose, on top of the £76m less TV revenue.
 


warmleyseagull

Well-known member
Apr 17, 2011
4,177
Beaminster, Dorset
Almost impossible, they will have four games left after us. So would need to be 13 adrift at the end of that game. So Southampton would need 12 points from 5 games; Newcastle 11 in four games; Huddersfield 10 (5); West Ham 10 (5) and Swansea 10 (5). Newcastle and Stoke do not play until the Sunday or Monday respectively. In that time Huddersfield play Swansea; Newcastle v Southampton; Newcastle v Huddersfield; West ham v Southampton.

So there is a way, just, but all of the teams down there need to win games against the big boys to make it possible and Newcastle need to win four on the bounce.

Exactly. Could be WBA's nemesis by then, but unlikely any others will be mathematically down until at most three games left.
 


Super Steve Earle

Well-known member
Feb 23, 2009
8,274
North of Brighton
Funnily enough since Palace and their pathetic little supporters came to The Amex with their fireworks, flares and wherever else, I realise they just aren't on my radar any more. Didn't have ANY interest in the Cup game and they are now no more than a insignificant little club, currently playing in the same division as us. Interest levels now down amongst the likes of playing Middlesbrough or Hull etc. Just a speck on the windscreen!
 

Jesus Gul

Well-known member
Feb 23, 2004
5,443
They will be OK. Probably finish above us but as long as we don’t finish in the bottom 3.
 



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