Wednesday, 23 October 2013

All going wrong at Selhurst

After an entirely predictable poor start to the season, Crystal Palace have moved to fire Ian Holloway.  Both Holloway and Eagles Chairman Steve Parish, are being professional and philosophical about it but it's a mini disaster less than six months after their joint orgasm.

Steve Parish has got to look himself in the mirror and ask himself why he let Holloway bring in 15 new players on top of their promotion squad. Not only were they adding fatally to the wage bill and contractual liabilities but they were only really bringing in like-minded players. No tangible improvement in quality and absolutely no surprise they have used so many players and failed to find any form.

I also can't understand why Holloway did it. It's not as if he hasn't been here before and managed reasonably successfully on no money. Perhaps his experience at Blackpool was too painful and the urge to gamble to avoid an 
immediate return was too strong?

In any event, Parish will hope to find someone who can identify the best side and have the courage to stick with it. Somehow I can't quite see it and they remain doomed to me. Fulham have suddenly become the new Charlton. Not only are they sporting Scottie Parker and Darren Bent but losing to them warrants the sack! Sit back and enjoy.



3 comments:

Sciurus Carolinensis Nemesis said...

Not that it will make any difference to you but Holloway walked - never let the facts etc...

Dave said...

SCN - mutual agreement was the official line and both parties are being professional about it as I said. Wouldn't want to split hairs but my reckoning is that Holloway will be paid up on his contract.

Tony said...

Dissapointed Holloway never stayed until Christmas. That would have pretty much made it mathmatically impossible to stay up.
Will have to wait until mid Feb now...