View from the Opposition – Crystal Palace Part 2

View from the Opposition – Crystal Palace 20 November 2011

A bit about you:

Name: Chris Waters

Current home town:  Crystal Palace

Birthplace: Surrey

How long have you supported your team? Long enough!

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground: The fact it is not an identikit soulless new stadium

Favourite match played by your team & why: So many to choose from! Obviously the play-off final vs West Ham is a highlight, but in a way the away game against Stockport where we won 1-0 with just a couple of minutes to go to secure an unlikely escape from relegation out of the Championship in 2001 sticks in the mind

Favourite player of all time who played for your club: Matt Jansen – turned down Man Utd for us, brilliant skills, and a true gentleman of the game

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why? Wilfried Zaha – he’s really come on this season under Dougie Freedman – he can produce magic out of nothing, and score a cracking goal too

 

Read More

View from the Opposition – Crystal Palace

A bit about you:

Name: Alan Lewis

Current home town: Sevenoaks

Birthplace: Birmingham

How long have you supported your team? 20 years

 

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground: It’s still a real slightly rickety football stadium with history

Favourite match played by your team & why: A league cup win v Aston Villa when I realised I’d become a real fan not just a Brummie living in London

Favourite player of all time who played for your club: Dougie Freedman

 

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why? Julian Speroni – Mr Consistency since 2004 now

 

Read More

Next Up – Crystal Palace

Next Up – Crystal Palace 20 November 2011

Manager        Dougie Freedman

Founded       1905             Ground         Selhurst Park

Address       Whitehorse Lane, London, SE25 6PU Capacity 26,309         

Highest Gate 51,482 v Burnley, Division Two 1979

Squad:

1        Julian Speroni           Goalkeeper 

2        Nathaniel Clyne        Defender 

3        David Wright           Defender 

4        Jonathan Parr          Midfielder 

5        Patrick McCarthy      Defender 

6        Anthony Gardner      Defender 

7        Darren Ambrose       Midfielder 

8        Kagisho Dikgacoi       Midfielder 

9        Steffen Iversen        Striker 

10      Owen Garvan          Midfielder 

11      Sean Scannell          Striker 

12      Alex Marrow             Midfielder 

 

Read More

Coming Next – Leeds – Sunday 6 November

Manager       Simon Grayson

Founded       1919

Ground         Elland Road

Address       Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 0ES

Capacity      39,460

Squad:

Squad List

1        Andy Lonergan (Goalkeeper)

2        Paul Connolly (Defence)

3        Patrick Kisnorbo (Defence)

4        Alex Bruce (Defence)

5        Andy O'Brien (Defence)

7        Mika Vayrynen (Midfield)

8        Michael Brown (Midfield)

10      Luciano Becchio (Striker)

11      Lloyd Sam (Midfield)

12      Paul Rachubka (Goalkeeper)

14      Jonathan Howson (Midfield)

15      Adam Clayton (Midfield)

16      Danny Pugh (Midfield – on loan from Stoke)

18      Mikael Forssell (Striker)

19      Ben Parker (Defence)

20      Ramon Nunez (Midfield)

22      Tom Lees (Defence)

23      Robert Snodgrass (Striker)

26      Leigh Bromby (Defence)

27      Davide Somma (Striker)

28      Aidan White (Defence)

29      Zac Thompson (Midfield)

30      Alex Cairns (Goalkeeper)

31      Charlie Taylor (Defender)

32      Lewis Turner (Defender)

38      Andrew Keogh (Striker)

44      Ross McCormack (Striker)

48      Darren O'Dea (Defence – on loan from Celtic)

We have tried our best to ensure factual accuracy at the date of going to press – apologies in advance for any errors or out of date information.

For the very latest updates please follow the link below to the club web site: www.leedsunited.com

 

Oppos View – Burnley

Name: Shaun Dyer

Current Home Town: Leicester

Birthplace: Bury

Overview of your club:

Favourite thing about your home ground:  We play there, you can get a pie and a pint for less than a fiver and it is the home of Bertie Bee the only mascot in the country to rugby tackle a streaker (Google it, it's brilliant).

Favourite match played by your team & why:  Burnley 1 Sheffield United 0 at Wembley in the playoff final. A top class goal winning it for us by the legend that is Wade Elliott (now plying his trade in the Europa League with Birmingham). Always great to get one over on Blackwell too, I'll never forget the day he came out for the second half with a bust nose after Stan Ternent had punched him when Warnock sent him to spy on our half time team talk, genius. Another amazing day followed in traditional Burnley fashion by a swift and painful relegation…..

Favourite player of all time who played for your club:  Glen Little, scored the goal that got us into the championship and basically carried us for the three seasons before that and we only paid a few thousand to sign him from Glentoran. I remember one game we were playing terribly we'd just gone 2-0 down at home and he made Andy Cooke pass him the centre, he then waltzed through their whole team and shot from the edge of the area with the keeper pulling off a great stop. He the turned to the rest of the players as if to say, it's as easy as that lads; we went on to win 4-2.

About our forthcoming match against you:

Your favourite current player in your squad and why: Jay Rodriguez, Burnley born and bred he is the perfect centre forward. Fast, powerful good on the ball and in the air and with a cracking shot on him. Also I've met him a few times and he is a top bloke. I wouldn't swap him and his strike partner Charlie Austin for anyone else in the league.

Player in your squad we must fear and why?  Charlie Austin, the lad is on fire at the moment with 9 goals to his name 8 of those in the league. He is a real old fashioned predator in the box and reminds me a lot of Andy Payton… before he hit the bottle.

Player in our squad you most fear and why? The thing with you boys at the minute is you remind me a lot of England. You have lots of great individuals and on paper you should be a top, top team but you don't play like a team. I'd have to say Nugent, he is a tricky customer and the old boys always end up scoring against us. 

Up and coming prospects in your squad?  We have tone in the youth team but Stevie Hewitt seems to be the pick of the bunch at the moment, a real hard working central midfield player who has been fast tracked into the first team. Shay McCartan, a young Northern Irish forward has also been banging them in for the ressies but both are unlikely to feature against your boys.

 

Read More