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[Albion] Viera has left Palace and Hodgson returns!

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Jan 26, 2012
Odds are seriously shortening on RH heading back to Selhurst Park.

Makes me wonder if this had already been arranged in secret - still quite stunned that Palace could pursue a 95 year old Hodgson who my Watford mate described as the ‘most clueless, embarrassing joke of a manager we’ve ever seen’…..
And Watford have seen a lot of managers.

Deadly Danson

Oct 22, 2003
Imagine just days after losing to your rivals as a chasm of points and positions opens wider and the bitter reality of the trajectories of two clubs is rammed back down your throat your owners sack the manager and appoint Roy f***ing Hodgson.

If it was not so funny I would probably feel a bit of sympathy
Honestly, if they appoint Hodgson they would have to redefine the word "underwhelming" in the dictionary. I'd be fuming if I was a Palace fan which makes it the funniest news of the year. What a noddy club.


Jul 23, 2008
It's going to be Roy back at Selhurst isnt it!! This is so delicious. He had his day but is well past being an effective manager.

lawros left foot

Glory hunting since 1969
Jun 11, 2011
I think you are all being very unfair to Palace and the 4 Chairmen of the Apocalypse.

It was only Wednesday that the Chancellor of the Exchequer said he’d like to see more OAPs returning to the workplace, and within 2 days Palace have grasped the nettle, sacked a young manager, and are looking to install a 76 year old former employee.
Very beneficial to the Country, well done Palace.

God save the King.🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧


Sep 28, 2011
Transfer fees only tell half the story.

Up to the last published accounts, in just 4 years to June 2021 our payroll costs were £391m, theirs £106m greater at £497m.

They enticed and retained players by being far greater payers.
And that is with them having far less squad depth than us.
Jul 7, 2003
Seems a strange one. Not so much the sacking but the timing. Why not wait until after the Arsenal game. Make it at least look like a considered decision.

And then Hodgson? Parish says:

“I think things just weren’t happening. So the mood was good, it was fine, but obviously we’re hoping that there’s a bit of fresh impetus, a few different ideas, maybe we surprise the opposition a little bit by doing something different.”

“The feeling is good,” Parish added. “You know, everybody loved Patrick, genuinely. The players had all the time in the world for him. You saw from the performances he never lost the players at all, they were all running and playing for him."

This is where I'm struggling to get to grips with his thinking. He sacks a manager who the players loved and were still playing for because of poor results and performances. Presumably the lack of goals and shots on targets and negative tactics played their part in that.

His best idea to remedy that is to appoint Hodgson? A man so cautious and negative in his tactics he parks an extra two buses in front of the buses he's already parked at both ends of the pitch. Is the aim to draw their way to safety?

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