Late Benteke goal stuns Brighton
22/02/2021 | sport | football | 779
Christian Benteke's late goal gives Crystal Palace a dramatic Premier League win at rivals Brighton, who are now in threat of being drawn into a relegation battle.
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22/02/2021 22:03:29 14 20
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Tight M23 Derby..
Palace just deserved it.
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22/02/2021 22:06:30 4 4
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Defended well and i strangely have to agree with you to my despair ??
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22/02/2021 22:07:07 5 4
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,........which match were you watching ???
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22/02/2021 22:07:47 7 0
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lol
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22/02/2021 22:07:51 4 3
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You are on the wind up surely. Have you seen the shot count and possession stats. You can’t have watched the game if you are serious.
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22/02/2021 22:09:30 2 10
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Its not a derby.

It's a manufactured rivalry between too clubs who decided to make one because they were too small and irrelevant to have an actual derby with any of the bigger, relevant clubs near them.
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22/02/2021 22:12:40 4 6
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Most underserved victory I have EVER seen! Clearly a Palace supporter or a troll.
Palace just deserved it !!!

Clueless Croydon Idiot.
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22/02/2021 22:04:10 13 18
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I have to say that Palace are in disarray. An average age of 30, 12+ players out of contract this summer and limited resources, they will be one of the favourites to get relegated next season. I like what Potter has done with Brighton, 3+ decent signings in the summer and they will pushing top 10 next season. Most undeserved victory I have ever seen!
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da
22/02/2021 22:10:00 16 6
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top 10 in which division ?
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22/02/2021 22:27:04 2 2
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They'll be relegated because they have very weak attacking players. None of the strikers are good enough. Maupay too weak, Welbeck old, Connolly not good enough, Zeqiri still young. Need to bring in a proven premier striker but too late now. Back to the championship
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22/02/2021 22:37:50 1 1
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Why don’t you worry about your own team.
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Roy
22/02/2021 23:16:26 1 1
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And that's off a sly fox ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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22/02/2021 23:28:34 1 2
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Funny position in the league to be in disarray. Palace reserves beat their biggest rivals? Gorgeous
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23/02/2021 09:56:06 0 0
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"12+players out of contract"

Another avid Daily Testicle believer!
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Dan
22/02/2021 22:04:21 52 5
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Powderpuff attack or what?! Brighton dominated Palace with 20 shots to 1 and drew 1-1 at Selhurst in Oct. Tonight it’s 25 shots to 3 and we lose. Pretty football, pretty pathetic finishing!
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22/02/2021 22:44:22 12 0
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Goes to show how inaccurate BHA are. Or am I wrong?
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22/02/2021 23:07:38 5 2
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It was never in doubt - we just score when we feel like it ;-) ????
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23/02/2021 00:41:32 0 0
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Was same v Villa
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23/02/2021 00:43:38 3 0
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But is it that pretty? If you analyse each and every pass, you see that most of the passing is very safe, but when the 'killer' ball needs to be played it misses the target. If it does get to the target the forward then fluffs his chances. Maupay is rubbish. Welbeck is past past it.

Your best player was Dan Burn, although he should have been sent off for that deliberate hand ball (2nd yellow).
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22/02/2021 22:04:53 8 3
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How on Earth did that just happen????
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22/02/2021 22:14:05 12 2
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I know, I can't believe Benteke scored either.
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ABM
22/02/2021 22:05:03 5 2
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Wow what a game! Palace deserved it though with their superior possession, shots and corners.
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23/02/2021 10:00:55 0 0
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I suppose next you'll be saying Brighton deserved to win because they conceded more goals.
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22/02/2021 22:05:22 32 5
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As a brighton fan i just don't know what to say ??
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22/02/2021 22:49:58 17 5
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Soak it up mate, best team lost ??
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22/02/2021 23:02:49 2 0
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Just sat that your happy not be be a Chester fan! I am, so know that.
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22/02/2021 23:10:02 4 1
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Never in doubt. Beautiful game management from the mighty Palace ;-)
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Ian
23/02/2021 07:45:37 3 0
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Strange. Most Brighton fans have been giving it large all season “we are on the cusp of greatness” being one of the more amusing comments
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23/02/2021 13:54:31 0 0
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Just say congrats Palace!
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22/02/2021 22:05:29 13 9
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Oh well Brighton if you don’t take your chances you get punished so don’t deserve to win
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ABM
22/02/2021 22:05:34 3 2
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An excellent game between two Champion League hopefuls. Hope to see them both doing well in Europe next season.
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22/02/2021 22:05:47 11 18
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Doesn't seem fair that the team without the ball wins the game, guess Palace like Burnley will be sapping the life out of the PL again next season
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22/02/2021 23:43:32 4 1
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What an imbecilic comment. There is a limited resource pool of money and talent, so not all teams will consist of superstars. You have to give credit to the teams on a shoestring who survive in Europe's top leagues.

And BTW, football is won by the team who scores the most goals, not the team who keeps the ball for the longest. Why are you are surprised by this established dynamic?

Eagles soar!
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23/02/2021 10:02:20 0 0
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Palace were without the ball because it spent a lot of the game in the opponents' net.
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22/02/2021 22:05:55 7 10
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A travesty for football. Congratulations to Palace but you were not in the same league as your opponents tonight!
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22/02/2021 22:07:39 12 2
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And we won’t be next season, going down ??????
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22/02/2021 23:27:14 2 1
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Nonsense. Brighton too busy fouling, diving, moaning whilst Palace were conservative & scored when they needed to. Job done, thanks for the 3 points :-)
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23/02/2021 08:04:53 0 0
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In what way? The team that scored the most goals won the match. Good grief...
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23/02/2021 09:42:19 0 0
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Get a grip! Footballs not just about playing pretty its about winning ugly sometimes too!
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ABM
22/02/2021 22:06:03 7 4
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Wow what a game between Brighton and Crystal Palace! It was end to end stuff and it's no wonder it's the best league in the world. Hope these two teams give Man Utd a right thrashing!
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22/02/2021 22:20:58 12 2
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Palace already have done at Old Trafford
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22/02/2021 23:32:58 1 1
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Er, we stuffed United at Old Trafford. You were saying?? ????
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22/02/2021 22:06:23 15 8
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Benteke, I always knew Big Ben would come good when it mattered !!!!

Brighton you can have the ball all night but if you cannot score so what !!!

Super Palace !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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22/02/2021 22:22:23 5 2
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Bit harsh oh hang palace fan here so hahaha
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22/02/2021 22:06:26 43 4
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What an absolute steal from Crystal Palace! But some of them chances brighton had to kill the game, lallana's second chance where he skies it, gotta be doing better there!
Bissouma is a class player, so calm on the ball
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22/02/2021 22:11:12 18 27
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If Bissouma is so good how come he didn't score any goals?
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22/02/2021 22:03:29 14 20
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Tight M23 Derby..
Palace just deserved it.
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22/02/2021 22:06:30 4 4
bbc
Defended well and i strangely have to agree with you to my despair ??
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22/02/2021 22:06:35 35 5
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If Benteke has one of only three shots at you and actually scores with it and then bangs his gums to the media about leaving his life on the pitch you know it was never meant to be your night.
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22/02/2021 22:06:36 76 9
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The very epitome of smash and grab. Palace even more efficient than West Ham vs tottingham. As spuds will tell you, if you don’t put the ball in the net, it doesn’t matter how many shots or how much possession you have.
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22/02/2021 22:37:18 34 34
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Come on.. Don't comper the spuds buss with a top 4 team. You know, the best team in London. WEST HAM!
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22/02/2021 22:06:41 13 22
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Hateful, tedious, boring hoofball, then the ultimate travesty that Palace actually win it. No one wants to watch this bs.
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PJM
22/02/2021 22:09:45 10 2
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I did.
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22/02/2021 22:35:48 3 1
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I loved it
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22/02/2021 22:42:07 4 1
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Then don’t watch!.
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22/02/2021 23:46:10 1 1
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I did - best laugh for a long time :-) ????
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22/02/2021 22:06:44 26 3
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I dont like to blame individuals but Maupey is not doing it did he actually have a shot on target he is our centre forward and our right back Veltman is having more shots at goal than Maupey and when he did shoot there was nothing in them.
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22/02/2021 22:30:34 2 1
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He had a shot on taeget
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22/02/2021 22:30:50 1 0
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Maupay is championship fodder only. A small gust of wind would knock him over. Really poor.
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23/02/2021 08:23:24 0 0
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These PL teams buy the Championship's top scorers, expecting them to do the same in the PL & fans complain when they don't. Why would you expect Neal to score the same amount of goals he did at Brentford? Brighton don't play the same way, nor do they have the players to feed Maupay the chances to score. Aside from Ollie Watkins, mostly it never works out.
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23/02/2021 16:10:23 0 0
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Whenever he gets the ball he has his back to the goal! His positioning is awful. We need some killer instinct. Right now we can't finish a bowl of soup!
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PJM
22/02/2021 22:06:50 8 1
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Outstanding win for the Eagles over the Seagulls.

Alas the Eagkes squad is too old and there is an absence of flexible tactics.

How bad are Brightons strikers and attacking midfielders that they could not score with all that possession.
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22/02/2021 22:20:47 6 0
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Agree. Palace fan here, if our billionaire owners don’t back whoever is in charge next season then another long slog awaits
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22/02/2021 22:06:52 88 5
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If I was a Palace fan I would be ecstatic and If was a Brighton fan I would wonder how this result was possible! As a neutral the entertainment was fun but the result was absurd.
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22/02/2021 23:05:00 66 9
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I’m ecstatic. Defended for our lives and nicked the win. Perfect. Not our fault BHA can’t hit a barn door
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23/02/2021 13:50:58 0 0
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The result came because of brilliant finishing by Crystal Palace. Brighton fizzled in front of goal despite having a multitude of opportunities. Even their one goal came from a fortuitous rebound..
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22/02/2021 22:03:29 14 20
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Tight M23 Derby..
Palace just deserved it.
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22/02/2021 22:07:07 5 4
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,........which match were you watching ???
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22/02/2021 22:08:49 4 2
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Perhaps it was the one Palace just won mate ??
448
23/02/2021 04:27:28 1 0
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I never understand it when some of the posters on here cannot tell a wind up when they read
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23/02/2021 04:28:58 0 0
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Oops

....one. my conclusion is it's a mindset thing.

Cheer up grumpy
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22/02/2021 22:07:22 7 3
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So frustrating being a Brighton fan. It's the same every week, need at least 20 chances just to get ONE goal. You'd think they would try to do something about it. Also annoyingly we just know that we will concede as soon as anyone actually runs at us. What was White thinking?! We're not as good as people think.
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JXS
22/02/2021 22:07:23 20 7
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Not much you can say there. BHA excellent, but clearly a fundamental lack of ability in the final third. This last part of the season, i'd drop Maupay and Trossard completely and give Tau and Zeqiri the run to see if they can cut the mustard, as the regulars have to be traded in come May
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22/02/2021 23:03:43 9 0
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Agreed, Maupay may as well not be on the pitch for all the effect he has !!
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22/02/2021 22:07:23 18 28
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Crystal Palace are a team I would love to see relegated
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22/02/2021 22:17:12 7 2
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Why's that? What's wrong with a bit of daylight robbery? Didn't do Ronnie Biggs any harm! Marvellous result...depending at what end of the M23 you're from though
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23/02/2021 00:06:19 0 0
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I guess you will have too keep waiting won’t you!.
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22/02/2021 22:05:55 7 10
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A travesty for football. Congratulations to Palace but you were not in the same league as your opponents tonight!
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22/02/2021 22:07:39 12 2
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And we won’t be next season, going down ??????
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22/02/2021 22:23:00 0 2
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Hope so
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22/02/2021 22:28:19 1 2
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You will next season, nailed on.
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22/02/2021 22:07:47 5 7
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I thought the Palace front two, Smash and Grab, played well.
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22/02/2021 22:03:29 14 20
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Tight M23 Derby..
Palace just deserved it.
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22/02/2021 22:07:47 7 0
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lol
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22/02/2021 22:03:29 14 20
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Tight M23 Derby..
Palace just deserved it.
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22/02/2021 22:07:51 4 3
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You are on the wind up surely. Have you seen the shot count and possession stats. You can’t have watched the game if you are serious.
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22/02/2021 22:09:48 5 1
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Goals win games !! the rest is just fluff & counts for nothing !!
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22/02/2021 22:20:07 3 0
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In these times we all need to maintain a sense of humour..
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22/02/2021 22:08:00 4 18
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Another loss for Brighton, they'll defintely be getting relegated if they stick with Potter. You can play all the pretty football you like but at the end of the day you need points. Pulis is available and I think Brighton ought to get a move on.
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22/02/2021 22:11:05 5 0
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Bore off
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23/02/2021 14:33:53 0 0
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Blimey! Allardyce and Pulis back in EPL. What a ghastly thought.
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22/02/2021 22:08:15 12 8
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What a travesty! I feel sorry for Brighton...crystal palace a waste of space in the league recently but credit where it's due, dug deep and got the 3 points ??
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22/02/2021 23:36:26 3 1
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Brig***on 1 Palace Reserves 2 ... sometimes you just have to slug it out through an injury crisis, and nick gorgeous 94th minute winners ;-)
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22/02/2021 22:08:19 19 9
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On the face of it, a hurtful defeat and an undeserved one. In practice, Palace are too well organised & BHA too good a football side to worry seriously about relegation.

Rivalries aside, CP will be much the happier, but I don't think BHA have anything to worry about; 18th is between NU & FUL now.
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22/02/2021 22:13:15 10 5
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So that one point ahead of Newcastle must seem giant to you then
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22/02/2021 22:36:04 2 1
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Rivalries aside? I suspect they'll be the happier because they actually won the game
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23/02/2021 02:59:31 2 1
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It was not undeserved as they scored the most goals and none were fluky.
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23/02/2021 08:33:54 1 0
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Fulham supporter here. Apart from West Brom and Sheffield all the rest are too good to go down and a case to stay up for all the other teams. But one other will.
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23/02/2021 11:34:50 0 0
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Don't rule out Leeds-falling like a stone and can't defend!
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22/02/2021 22:08:23 3 1
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Great to see fans returning soon .. How they react to the knee remains to be seen but i am not nuch...
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22/02/2021 22:08:43 6 13
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I mean no disrespect but I'd rather see a big team in the PL like Fulham, Newcastle and West Brom than BHA! I still think BHA will survive though. Wonderful young talent and a decent manager.
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JXS
22/02/2021 22:11:17 0 0
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They are in the PL...
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22/02/2021 22:11:45 1 0
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Anyone but United
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22/02/2021 22:08:43 13 2
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Pathetic. How can the Albion claim to have strikers with such a consistently poor shot conversion rate? And then Palace have two shots on goal and score both.
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22/02/2021 22:20:37 6 3
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Yes Brian, 2 goals from 2 shots equals highest efficiency...oh and three points
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22/02/2021 22:08:47 30 7
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Veltman at 900k is proving to be one of the best buys BHA have made Grealish did not get cold last Saturday as he was in Veltmans pocket for the whole game and for me MOTM tonight.
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22/02/2021 22:33:21 7 1
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He has been excellent.
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23/02/2021 02:55:41 0 0
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Veltman got a fluky goal from an unlucky Palace deflection. Well taken shot though but those two brilliant Crystal Palace goals deserved the win
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Ian
23/02/2021 07:43:48 1 0
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As a Palace fan I agree. I must say Brighton have got themselves a good scouting department. Veltman played with Reidewald at Ajax. £900k was a steal
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23/02/2021 15:01:46 0 0
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Grealish has been superb this season, best attacking English player in the league but the last few games before the Injury was revealed he hadn't looked his usual self, his performances had dropped I wonder if he'd been carrying it for a while but Via were obviously reluctant to rest him?
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22/02/2021 22:07:07 5 4
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,........which match were you watching ???
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22/02/2021 22:08:49 4 2
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Perhaps it was the one Palace just won mate ??
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22/02/2021 22:08:57 45 39
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Funny old game, football.
From a neutral's perspective, on that showing, which team would you rather go down?
For me, without a shadow of a doubt, Crystal Palace.
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22/02/2021 22:37:15 9 0
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More to the point is which team do you think will go down.
Unfortunately, not many sides play like Leeds.
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22/02/2021 23:09:00 7 3
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Rubbish. A team defends heroically and then has the character to nick a 94th minute winner ..... beautiful
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da
22/02/2021 22:08:59 210 33
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One of these days the media will realise that possession without goals is a waste of time. Three shots and two goals. That's what counts not 20 shots off target.
If thats the shite you wanna watch then fairplay.
I'd rather potterball ??
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22/02/2021 22:30:07 24 47
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Palace were pants and don't deserve to be in the Premier league
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22/02/2021 22:59:59 5 9
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Your own fan said you were played off the pitch, and stats confirm it. Trump ma be with you though!
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22/02/2021 23:09:46 21 2
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Have long argued that point, you can have all the possession, all game but in the end, if the opposition only has one chance but scores, then that's all that matters.

You don't end up any higher up the table or safe from relegation just because you have more of the ball
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22/02/2021 23:14:57 15 2
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Don't think that many people who go on about possession ever paid any attention to what Fergie did.
United actually rarely dominated the ball at any time, they just killed you instantly when they got it. If they had 65% you lost 6-0.
About the only time he went possession based was when he had veron and ruud and they looked brilliant but hardly won anything.
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22/02/2021 23:26:19 8 3
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Err.. generally only get those shots when you have, hmm.. what could it be?? ..Possession! So a team had a lot and did nothing with it. We should be happy to have a sport with such high contrast.
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22/02/2021 23:57:15 11 6
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That makes no sense. If the strikers convert created chances, whoever creates most wins.

It's about taking chances created and teams who can create most should win
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23/02/2021 03:28:12 1 0
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Agreed. My Reading team under jaap stam few years ago played the possession game. It was so boring. We played Leeds away and had 82% possession but has zero shots i think and lost 2 nil
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23/02/2021 08:33:12 0 0
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Hopefully some managers will realise this as well.
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23/02/2021 08:52:19 1 0
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Fact is you will win far more matches off 75% possession than you will lose. Palace got lucky, take the points and run, but hodgson won’t want to see those stats every match.
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23/02/2021 10:43:51 1 0
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Seems to be a strange correlation between what the media say and what bookies want you to bet on, all we hear is, shots on goal, corners, bookings, most fouls, not sure why a commentator needs to tell me “Liverpool average 8 corners a game” WHATS YOUR POINT MAN! Someone must be pushing this stat based drivel
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23/02/2021 11:23:02 0 0
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Roy Hodgson is quite right in saying that we have become obsessed with stats. How we sighed back in the day at yet another 'Motty stat'. Yet, how good were they? It was always something fascinating like unbeaten runs, milestones etc. I'm starting to think that the man in the sheepskin went underappreciated. What's 'XG' all about? It just destroys the intrigue of the game. I mean come on.
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23/02/2021 15:25:45 0 0
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Yep, M City were the same all that possession against the Gooners and only scored 1 goal !! lol
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23/02/2021 16:07:39 0 0
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As a neutral, I have to say I enjoyed those goals, but feel a little low for Brighton. Only goes to show that the only stat to matters is goals in the net.
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22/02/2021 22:09:21 9 16
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Fully deserved. If you can't score you deserve nothing.

Potter is miles out of his depth.
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22/02/2021 22:14:27 4 2
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Your footballing brain is that of a 3 year old.
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U2
22/02/2021 22:09:21 49 14
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The theft of the century.
Did some one steal your vaselin ?????????????????????????????????????? Removed
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22/02/2021 23:13:49 2 13
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It was indeed. Palace are a woeful team. They were unbelievably lucky tonight.
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Roy
23/02/2021 00:01:04 7 2
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Well if you can't put the ball in the net you won't win games ?????????????????????????????????????? Goals win games not passing the ??? round with no end product ??????
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22/02/2021 22:03:29 14 20
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Tight M23 Derby..
Palace just deserved it.
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22/02/2021 22:09:30 2 10
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Its not a derby.

It's a manufactured rivalry between too clubs who decided to make one because they were too small and irrelevant to have an actual derby with any of the bigger, relevant clubs near them.
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22/02/2021 23:04:03 2 0
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There's a lot of stupid comments on here, but that one might be the pinnacle. Waiting for the schools to go back, clearly.
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22/02/2021 23:51:04 0 0
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You’ve not been near a Palace Brighton game have you??
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22/02/2021 22:06:41 13 22
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Hateful, tedious, boring hoofball, then the ultimate travesty that Palace actually win it. No one wants to watch this bs.
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PJM
22/02/2021 22:09:45 10 2
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I did.
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22/02/2021 22:21:07 3 1
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Me too
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22/02/2021 22:07:51 4 3
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You are on the wind up surely. Have you seen the shot count and possession stats. You can’t have watched the game if you are serious.
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22/02/2021 22:09:48 5 1
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Goals win games !! the rest is just fluff & counts for nothing !!
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22/02/2021 22:09:54 19 13
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Unbelievable score. Glad I don’t support Palace though. No ambition whatsoever and awful to watch.
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ET
22/02/2021 22:17:29 11 2
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And yet, you’re watching.....
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22/02/2021 22:22:18 1 1
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Yes Winnie, just think how good Palace would be if they weren't crap! Ha ha ha ha ha haaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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22/02/2021 23:13:44 4 1
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Not really. Just trying to survive an injury crisis. On their day one of the best counter attacking teams in the league
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22/02/2021 23:14:23 1 0
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You’re lucky, you don’t have to watch it, but I do!

But sometimes pretty football doesn’t always get results as Brighton are finding out. Fulham too play some good football.
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KR
22/02/2021 22:09:54 5 28
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2 poor sides playing out a poor game. Reminiscent of a WSL game. It's probably time the Premier League was reduced to 16 teams so teams such as these would have to employ better players to remain at this level. Utter bore fest ??
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22/02/2021 22:16:32 2 2
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Couldn’t agree more in first half about 80% of passes were made in teams own half. Tickey tacky pass it backy football is dire
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22/02/2021 22:24:43 9 0
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I presume you support a team in the top six? (Or one that’s not in a relegation fight)
If not your comment is even more pathetic
Why don’t we cut it down to 10 teams and sod everyone else.
The best thing to do would be to make every club spend the same on transfers and wages and see how some of these bigger clubs/managers cope.
You’re a football snob of the highest order
Love real football fan
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22/02/2021 22:09:58 2 0
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Loved Mateta cheeky back heel , where did that come from
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22/02/2021 22:17:58 0 0
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Hopefully found our Fox in the box
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22/02/2021 22:04:10 13 18
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I have to say that Palace are in disarray. An average age of 30, 12+ players out of contract this summer and limited resources, they will be one of the favourites to get relegated next season. I like what Potter has done with Brighton, 3+ decent signings in the summer and they will pushing top 10 next season. Most undeserved victory I have ever seen!
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da
22/02/2021 22:10:00 16 6
bbc
top 10 in which division ?
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22/02/2021 22:17:43 2 4
bbc
The Premiership
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DH
22/02/2021 22:10:01 28 2
bbc
Palace clearly second best. 90 minutes of taking it like a b**** bookended by two superb goals.

3 points stolen & they will be laughing all the way back up the M23.

Worrying times for Palace though. Big changes needed for next season..
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23/02/2021 07:16:16 8 1
bbc
To build a team capable of playing open in this league takes a lot of money, a lot of luck, &/or the voodoo Moyes pulled out this past year. Otherwise you find yourself where Fulham are.
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23/02/2021 13:56:42 0 0
bbc
Brighton and Hove Albion 1 Crystal Palace 2

Brighton clearly second best at the objective of the game.
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22/02/2021 22:10:08 5 4
bbc
You are good enough or not how Leicester won league. Brighton were dismal in front of goal. All week and would not have won. Wall fan.
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22/02/2021 22:10:29 10 7
bbc
That’s how to play football and win a match, how many saves did Guaita have to make, exactly
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22/02/2021 22:08:00 4 18
bbc
Another loss for Brighton, they'll defintely be getting relegated if they stick with Potter. You can play all the pretty football you like but at the end of the day you need points. Pulis is available and I think Brighton ought to get a move on.
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22/02/2021 22:11:05 5 0
bbc
Bore off
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22/02/2021 22:06:26 43 4
bbc
What an absolute steal from Crystal Palace! But some of them chances brighton had to kill the game, lallana's second chance where he skies it, gotta be doing better there!
Bissouma is a class player, so calm on the ball
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22/02/2021 22:11:12 18 27
bbc
If Bissouma is so good how come he didn't score any goals?
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22/02/2021 22:14:25 17 1
bbc
He happens to be a midfielder,not an attacking midfielder either and its Maupay, Trossard, Welbeck, MacAllister that should be scoring the goals
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22/02/2021 23:16:21 16 1
bbc
Defensive midfielder? Not really his role to score goals. If the Palace keeper is so good how comes he didn't score any goals?
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23/02/2021 10:06:52 1 0
bbc
If only scoring a goal means you played well, then Kevin De bruyne must be crap for you in most of the matches...
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22/02/2021 22:08:43 6 13
bbc
I mean no disrespect but I'd rather see a big team in the PL like Fulham, Newcastle and West Brom than BHA! I still think BHA will survive though. Wonderful young talent and a decent manager.
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JXS
22/02/2021 22:11:17 0 0
bbc
They are in the PL...
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22/02/2021 22:11:18 15 3
bbc
Crystal Palace, prematurely ageing me since my first game in 1971 - but god, I wouldn't have them any other way...
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22/02/2021 23:54:06 9 0
bbc
Yep that is what it is to be a Cpfc supporter. I have been supporting them since the 70s, and have had to have counselling ever since. ?? ?? ?? ??
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22/02/2021 22:11:29 11 2
bbc
What's is it with Brighton and Leeds with all these shots on target and not gaining nothing meanwhile palace and west ham do teams in with 3 to 4 shots on target.
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ET
22/02/2021 22:15:44 14 0
bbc
Quality of finishing.
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23/02/2021 00:29:08 1 0
bbc
Mmm,doesn't quite add up ,Leeds above Palace on goal difference and a game in hand,Leeds have a an 11 goal better goal av,Leeds 40 goals scored Palace 29, but still if you say so.
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22/02/2021 22:11:32 24 0
bbc
As there are no extra points for domination or possession, Graham Potter needs to do some thinking...
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23/02/2021 12:23:53 0 0
bbc
But maybe their fans turn up without a sick feeling of impending boredom every home game.
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23/02/2021 15:16:23 0 0
bbc
Brighton produce plenty of chances, typically more than their opponents in every match. They can just never convert them. On that basis, it's much less about Graham Potter and more about the players actually finishing these chances.
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22/02/2021 22:11:38 4 3
bbc
Just as palace did at newcastle a few weeks ago. Completely outplayed but sneaked a 2 -1 win . They should be safe now. Brighton deep in trouble along with a few others
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22/02/2021 22:08:43 6 13
bbc
I mean no disrespect but I'd rather see a big team in the PL like Fulham, Newcastle and West Brom than BHA! I still think BHA will survive though. Wonderful young talent and a decent manager.
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22/02/2021 22:11:45 1 0
bbc
Anyone but United
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22/02/2021 22:11:53 5 1
bbc
Hard to take a defeat like that, when we're so dominant and can't even draw. Can't remember ever seeing such overwhelming stats - except the one that matters.
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JJ
22/02/2021 22:11:59 0 0
bbc
What does Ashworth,Barber and Potter say now?
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Cam
22/02/2021 22:21:47 0 0
bbc
We had Ashworth at Cambridge United years ago - he realised he could make a useful career by setting himself up as some sort of footballing messiah with a masterclass of talking a great game whilst taking credit for success and deflecting blame to others.
Good luck to Brighton with him around, they’ll need it.
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22/02/2021 22:03:29 14 20
bbc
Tight M23 Derby..
Palace just deserved it.
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22/02/2021 22:12:40 4 6
bbc
Most underserved victory I have EVER seen! Clearly a Palace supporter or a troll.
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22/02/2021 22:08:19 19 9
bbc
On the face of it, a hurtful defeat and an undeserved one. In practice, Palace are too well organised & BHA too good a football side to worry seriously about relegation.

Rivalries aside, CP will be much the happier, but I don't think BHA have anything to worry about; 18th is between NU & FUL now.
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22/02/2021 22:13:15 10 5
bbc
So that one point ahead of Newcastle must seem giant to you then
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22/02/2021 22:23:46 6 3
bbc
Yes, because the Toon are in awful state right now. No form, no threat, no confidence. I can see BHA picking up a point or 3 from most of the games they play. Can you say that of Newcastle?
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22/02/2021 22:13:20 154 16
bbc
Palace fan here, Brighton played us off the park home and away and should have got all 6 points. Anyone that watched both games and comes to another conclusion is lying. Wont be easy to pick themselves up from that but I think Newcastle have bigger problems.
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22/02/2021 22:35:06 25 2
bbc
Cheers
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Roy
22/02/2021 23:01:33 7 23
bbc
Npoe did not play us off the park at home we was the better team but you know what the most interesting thing all that ball and can't put it in the net ?????????????? I'll take 1_2
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22/02/2021 23:03:43 15 22
bbc
It’s no good playing a team off ghe park and losing. Palace fan here too and I haven’t laughed so much for years. Gorgeous result against niggly, nasty Br***on
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23/02/2021 00:19:31 14 0
bbc
But 25 shots and only 5 on target suggests Brighton have a problem.
Palace 2 out of 3 on target...
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23/02/2021 08:19:27 10 0
bbc
When Benteke is named 'Man of the match' and actually scores a goal against you then you know you have problems.
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23/02/2021 08:21:08 3 3
bbc
Brighton and Fulham have bigger problems than Newcastle
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23/02/2021 12:34:01 0 0
bbc
At the end of the day it's GOALS and scoring more GOALS than the opposition is what wins games, nothing else.
It really is that SIMPLE!!!!
One day.........
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22/02/2021 22:13:22 133 9
bbc
Now that Benteke has his goal, he can go back to sleep for the next 20 matches????
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22/02/2021 22:26:14 51 2
bbc
What a talent but also what a waste of talent..
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Cam
22/02/2021 22:13:26 9 6
bbc
There’s something not adding up about the media love-in with Brighton. You’d think they were the model for all clubs and the epitome of Ajax circa 1995, but are in fact a wafer thin margin from relegation and no better off than they were three years ago.
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22/02/2021 22:15:37 2 5
bbc
Just another result-based football fan.
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22/02/2021 22:21:44 1 1
bbc
Totally agree. Powder puffs comes to mind
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22/02/2021 22:51:08 3 0
bbc
I asked a while back how the mercurial Potter had taken BHA forwards from the Hughton ERA (at the time they were 17th so they're one better now) and was told how amazing he was but this seems to be a team as much at risk of relegation as Newcastle and Fulham.
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22/02/2021 22:59:39 1 1
bbc
Thank God the schools are due to go back, time for some education.
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22/02/2021 22:13:41 12 13
bbc
Got to say I hope Palace go down after that smash and grab and I don't support Brighton. That has to be the most undeserved 3 points this season without a doubt
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22/02/2021 22:17:42 11 5
bbc
How can you say it's undeserved, 100% conversion rate for shots, that's all that matters,COYP
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22/02/2021 23:17:44 2 0
bbc
Nonsense, defended brilliantly and nicked it in the last minute - fantastic game management against nasty, niggly, divey Bri**on
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22/02/2021 22:04:53 8 3
bbc
How on Earth did that just happen????
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22/02/2021 22:14:05 12 2
bbc
I know, I can't believe Benteke scored either.
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22/02/2021 22:14:21 16 8
bbc
If Brighton are so great how come they lost ?? Look at how many points Palace have ?? similar amount to Wolves / Leeds / Southampton, and at various points of the seasons people have banged on about these teams, Palace never get the credit they deserve, fantastic performance tonight and two class goals, Job done !!!
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22/02/2021 22:38:25 6 4
bbc
Good analysis Knighton.
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22/02/2021 23:22:17 0 2
bbc
Spot on - defended like lions and 94th minute winner against the Weed - beautiful!!
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22/02/2021 23:23:04 3 3
bbc
‘Fantastic performance’ ??
Clueless Knighton Palace

Palace were shocking for the entire game.
Brighton embarrassed them in every way. Just because u win doesn’t mean u gave a good performance. It was so one sided that even the commentators were speechless @ the final whistle at how they managed to win.
I give credit where it’s due and the two Palace goals were class, but the performance = poor
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22/02/2021 22:14:25 2 4
bbc
Big rebuilding job for Palace in the summer, clear some of the old guard and bring some fresh talent to compliment Eze, as for Brighton, what can you say, lots of possession but that’s all.
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22/02/2021 22:11:12 18 27
bbc
If Bissouma is so good how come he didn't score any goals?
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22/02/2021 22:14:25 17 1
bbc
He happens to be a midfielder,not an attacking midfielder either and its Maupay, Trossard, Welbeck, MacAllister that should be scoring the goals
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22/02/2021 22:09:21 9 16
bbc
Fully deserved. If you can't score you deserve nothing.

Potter is miles out of his depth.
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22/02/2021 22:14:27 4 2
bbc
Your footballing brain is that of a 3 year old.
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22/02/2021 22:50:56 1 1
bbc
Says the man who thinks Potter is doing a great job and results don't matter.
I'll happily disregard your input tbqhwy.
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da
22/02/2021 22:08:59 210 33
bbc
One of these days the media will realise that possession without goals is a waste of time. Three shots and two goals. That's what counts not 20 shots off target.
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bbc
If thats the shite you wanna watch then fairplay.
I'd rather potterball ??
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22/02/2021 22:25:41 11 4
bbc
I totally agree, too many so called 'football supporters' are result based, not willing to look at the bigger picture.
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22/02/2021 22:32:45 14 2
bbc
'da' made a comment which points out that possession without an end result is pointless (in this case literally).
It's great to watch exciting play, but if the team doesn't score, it will be pretty football in the Championship.
Staying in the PL is financially imperative, for most teams and the Championship isn't an easy league to win.
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22/02/2021 22:14:39 25 6
bbc
As a very long time Palace fan, hate watching the rubbish we play week in week out, it is disgraceful, got one of the most exciting attacking midfielders ever at palace, and he spent most of his time as a holding midfielder, feel sorry for brighton (not) still have no idea how we nicked that but we did EAGLES EAGLES
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22/02/2021 22:41:02 16 13
bbc
In Palace and Newcastle we have some of the most gifted attacking talent in the league but two of the most useless, uninspiring and pointless managers in the league (although credit to Roy for actually doing ok with Switzerland and Inter in the 90s when his style was relevant).
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22/02/2021 23:17:49 3 1
bbc
Be happy your team is winning and get over it....
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22/02/2021 22:14:40 11 12
bbc
And, by the way, can we get a proper pundit commenting during the game?
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22/02/2021 22:30:02 7 2
bbc
I think she does a decent job. Would much rather listen to her then mark lawrenson or garth crooks
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22/02/2021 23:09:29 1 0
bbc
What constitutes as 'proper'?
Come on BBC, forget this "woke and equality" crap. There are enough decent male football pundits out there without having to resort to Ms Carney. Leave her to pass comment on girly football! Removed
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22/02/2021 22:19:29 1 0
bbc
Nice one mate.
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22/02/2021 22:19:53 0 4
bbc
I will be reporting you. No room for sexism. Women's football have male managers and pundits, no reason that he men's game can have women pundits. In fact one the best line officials in the premiership is Massey who is female.
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22/02/2021 22:21:50 3 2
bbc
Weird way to announce that you're a virgin.
Correct but mods will get rid of that v soon Removed
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22/02/2021 22:22:33 2 0
bbc
WE HAVE THEM IN SNOOKER NOW WHAT A LOAD OF CRAP.
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22/02/2021 22:22:47 1 1
bbc
Agreed. Not because she is a woman but because her comments were absurd. Is she a Palace fan? She was certainly not neutral.
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22/02/2021 22:15:12 4 8
bbc
The more I follow the games on BBC the more I dislike football.
Perhaps they are positives of Covid?
*Lost interest in watching games. No fans, no atmosphere
*opened up to different perspectives& that football truly is dull and uninspiring
* Sick&tired of these overpaid primadonnas who should be taxed 99% as a part of solidarity, recovery postCovid tax.
* when Benteke scores it's really bad
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Cam
22/02/2021 22:13:26 9 6
bbc
There’s something not adding up about the media love-in with Brighton. You’d think they were the model for all clubs and the epitome of Ajax circa 1995, but are in fact a wafer thin margin from relegation and no better off than they were three years ago.
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22/02/2021 22:15:37 2 5
bbc
Just another result-based football fan.
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22/02/2021 22:11:29 11 2
bbc
What's is it with Brighton and Leeds with all these shots on target and not gaining nothing meanwhile palace and west ham do teams in with 3 to 4 shots on target.
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ET
22/02/2021 22:15:44 14 0
bbc
Quality of finishing.
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22/02/2021 22:44:59 2 2
bbc
Benteke-quality finishing= no match found
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22/02/2021 22:15:55 10 3
bbc
Can we just take a minute to appreciate JPs goal, what a finish!!
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22/02/2021 23:43:38 4 0
bbc
Brilliant goal, lost on here.
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22/02/2021 22:16:13 28 5
bbc
Good result for FFC, keeps BHA in range, CP looking safer. Shame as BHA should have won this one, and kept Palace in the mix as well.
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Roy
22/02/2021 23:10:17 4 13
bbc
Your get noting at Palace Mr Parker put you back in the championship ??????????
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22/02/2021 22:16:24 8 6
bbc
Well done Brighton

Firmly back in the relegation race
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KR
22/02/2021 22:09:54 5 28
bbc
2 poor sides playing out a poor game. Reminiscent of a WSL game. It's probably time the Premier League was reduced to 16 teams so teams such as these would have to employ better players to remain at this level. Utter bore fest ??
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22/02/2021 22:16:32 2 2
bbc
Couldn’t agree more in first half about 80% of passes were made in teams own half. Tickey tacky pass it backy football is dire
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KR
22/02/2021 22:20:53 0 2
bbc
I know this sounds daft but if teams were awarded 5 points for a win, 2 points for a draw and 1 point for every goal scored league football would be much more watchable.
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KR
22/02/2021 22:16:37 3 9
bbc
Roy Hodgeson should get manager of the year if Palace stay up.
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22/02/2021 22:07:23 18 28
bbc
Crystal Palace are a team I would love to see relegated
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22/02/2021 22:17:12 7 2
bbc
Why's that? What's wrong with a bit of daylight robbery? Didn't do Ronnie Biggs any harm! Marvellous result...depending at what end of the M23 you're from though
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22/02/2021 22:17:14 42 0
bbc
Brighton dominated. Will give them that but you need to take your chances. You can play the prettiest football all the time but no good without scoring.
In saying all this as a Palace fan , I would still like to see a new manager with a more positive attitude and I would like the board to put their hands in their pockets in the summer to freshen up my team.
its too scary to watch every week.
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22/02/2021 23:42:03 12 0
bbc
Absolutely right, Parish and co have a big job in the summer.
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Ian
23/02/2021 07:42:13 1 0
bbc
Agreed Board is going to have to refresh big time or next season will be our last in PL. Brighton still can’t beat us though
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23/02/2021 08:46:10 2 0
bbc
Palace fan for 60 years. And every year it's scary.
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23/02/2021 11:24:04 0 0
bbc
Don't think your club or board have the billions needed to buy their way into the top 8. So its a choice between Fulham/Brighton style & position or your current one.
Unless you pinch Moyes's magic wand he's been using this season.
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22/02/2021 22:09:54 19 13
bbc
Unbelievable score. Glad I don’t support Palace though. No ambition whatsoever and awful to watch.
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ET
22/02/2021 22:17:29 11 2
bbc
And yet, you’re watching.....
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22/02/2021 23:51:48 0 0
bbc
Watching Brighton...
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HRH
22/02/2021 22:17:40 12 5
bbc
Snatch and grab! Feel for Brighton
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22/02/2021 22:13:41 12 13
bbc
Got to say I hope Palace go down after that smash and grab and I don't support Brighton. That has to be the most undeserved 3 points this season without a doubt
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22/02/2021 22:17:42 11 5
bbc
How can you say it's undeserved, 100% conversion rate for shots, that's all that matters,COYP
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22/02/2021 22:53:15 0 0
bbc
Nice one!
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da
22/02/2021 22:10:00 16 6
bbc
top 10 in which division ?
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22/02/2021 22:17:43 2 4
bbc
The Premiership
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22/02/2021 22:17:51 16 6
bbc
good football Brighton,you were robbed.
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22/02/2021 23:14:29 2 5
bbc
Nonsense, result never in doubt ;-)
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22/02/2021 22:09:58 2 0
bbc
Loved Mateta cheeky back heel , where did that come from
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22/02/2021 22:17:58 0 0
bbc
Hopefully found our Fox in the box
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22/02/2021 22:18:53 1 5
bbc
Great result for us!! Thanks Woy!!
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22/02/2021 22:19:15 6 3
bbc
Smash and grab.
Albion deserve what they get. Front players are not good enough to convert chances created. Same old issue all season. Potter thought he could improve the forwards to get goals but has not done so.
Potter record v palace is poor. Back in trouble now.
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22/02/2021 22:19:22 7 7
bbc
For Pete's sake Potter. You've hot a team playing great football but start Welbeck and Llalana (when fit) u need goals. With the football you play u shud be up there with West Ham . U Zjust lost to a team the PL wouldn't miss. Get your finger out b4 it's too late. Genuine concern from a Man City fan if 5 decades who loves your playing style
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22/02/2021 22:32:36 1 0
bbc
Well said!
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Come on BBC, forget this "woke and equality" crap. There are enough decent male football pundits out there without having to resort to Ms Carney. Leave her to pass comment on girly football! Removed
95
22/02/2021 22:19:29 1 0
bbc
Nice one mate.
Come on BBC, forget this "woke and equality" crap. There are enough decent male football pundits out there without having to resort to Ms Carney. Leave her to pass comment on girly football! Removed
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22/02/2021 22:19:53 0 4
bbc
I will be reporting you. No room for sexism. Women's football have male managers and pundits, no reason that he men's game can have women pundits. In fact one the best line officials in the premiership is Massey who is female.
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22/02/2021 22:07:51 4 3
bbc
You are on the wind up surely. Have you seen the shot count and possession stats. You can’t have watched the game if you are serious.
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22/02/2021 22:20:07 3 0
bbc
In these times we all need to maintain a sense of humour..
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22/02/2021 22:20:16 15 11
bbc
Anyone ever heard of this pundit Ms Carney.

BBC sometimes you just got to get the proper people in.
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22/02/2021 22:29:07 12 1
bbc
To be fair mate the BBC are quite consistent with pundits, male or female they are equally as poor as each other
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22/02/2021 22:33:50 6 1
bbc
Spot on with her prediction that Palace could grab it at the death though wasn't she? The truth is she is no worse than any other thicko ex footballer with incorrect and ill informed views but she gets more stick for it. She's also new(ish) whereas McManaman, Jenas and Redknapp have been spouting tripe for a good few years that we're now immune to it. In time Carney will go the same way.
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22/02/2021 23:03:25 0 0
bbc
What constitutes as 'proper'?
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22/02/2021 23:57:11 0 0
bbc
Carney’s great. She got us down to a tee: nice but no end product. The story of our season.
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22/02/2021 22:20:32 4 0
bbc
Football is often a cruel game but to win games you have to be more clinical in front of goal and take your chances

Brighton remind me of Fulham play decent enough football, draw to many games and have a had a few unfair results but come the end of the season will probably be ok just about
Gonna be tight
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22/02/2021 22:08:43 13 2
bbc
Pathetic. How can the Albion claim to have strikers with such a consistently poor shot conversion rate? And then Palace have two shots on goal and score both.
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22/02/2021 22:20:37 6 3
bbc
Yes Brian, 2 goals from 2 shots equals highest efficiency...oh and three points