Wednesday, 23 January 2013

3000 to Palace and Wordsworth to sign

The extra 400 match tickets for Selhurst a week on Saturday sold out today, meaning we will have 3000 Addicks roaring the boys on as we seek sweet revenge for our 1-0 home defeat in September. Palace have been limping of late and their automatic promotion push looks like it's turning into a play-off challenge at best. Now would be an even better than normal time to stick a spoke in their wheels.

Before that we go looking for our fourth successive league win against another side we could do with getting  one over. I thought Sheffield Wednesday rode their luck when we played them up there last month but we weren't at our best. I am expecting a significant change on Saturday and can see us getting the result and moving into the top ten which would be a real confidence boost for Palace.

The other notable news is that we appear very close to signing Antony Wordsworth. As I have said previously, this would be a super signing. Like Lawie Wilson, Wordsworth was a stand-out competitor against us last season and he has impressed against us on other occasions too. This would be an even better signing if we don't lose any key players in the window. I have been in the camp that thinks Stephens to Villa for anything about £1.3m would be good business and I am sticking with that but will add that Dale has been far more impressive in recent matches and if he can maintain the more positive attacking contribution whilst avoiding being caught badly in possession, then I am ready to eat Humble Pie.

1 comment:

Tony said...

Agree with the Sheffield summary, we had a bit of a bad spell around that time. Three wins on the bounce and confidence high.
Very confident in Powell and Co getting revenge.
A home win on my weekend coupon.