Palace dent West Brom survival hopes
13/03/2021 | sport | football | 482
Luka Milivojevic’s first-half penalty earns Crystal Palace all three points against West Brom, whose survival hopes take a further hit.
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WSV
13/03/2021 16:54:10 79 5
bbc
It not just in this game, but in practically every match: the pretending to be fouled or hurt - rolling around, holding their head or leg, imploring to the ref - is terrible to watch and quite frankly just pathetic.
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13/03/2021 17:02:47 41 2
bbc
Agreed. That's football generally....sadly.
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13/03/2021 17:03:56 2 2
bbc
I posted that while watching the six nations rugby.
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13/03/2021 17:49:41 7 2
bbc
Okay did this against Benteke. Replay showed did not touch his face. Cheat.
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13/03/2021 16:54:20 107 8
bbc
West Bromwich Albion’s biggest mistake this season was sacking Slaven Bilic and appointing Sam Another-cheque-nice..
Insane.
The board should hang their heads in shame!
You’d think they’d learn a lesson from this but very much doubt it. Madness..
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13/03/2021 17:04:52 53 10
bbc
If you do your weekly food shop in a skip you end with with garbage, albion have done that by appointing fat sam
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13/03/2021 17:51:46 4 0
bbc
My thought exactly! Look at Norwich as an example.
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13/03/2021 18:30:43 4 1
bbc
'The board should hang their heads in shame!'

Take out 'their heads in shame' and it's about right.
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13/03/2021 21:37:45 5 4
bbc
You mean the Bilic who had an even worse record than Sam this season, who's team performances bar a handful of games were terrible for nearly a year and who left the team totally unfit? Sam may not have been the answer but they had every right to get rid of Bilic
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ADY
14/03/2021 07:37:52 3 0
bbc
Albion were very lucky to be promoted and were desperately poor at the end of that season. Nothing was done to prepare for the premiership. We are a mid table Championship club floundering in a much better league with a terrible owner, non-plussed executive, and team without any quality; what do you expect...
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ET
14/03/2021 08:11:40 1 0
bbc
Maybe some decent players would help?
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13/03/2021 16:54:33 25 6
bbc
See you sam. Bye
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13/03/2021 17:02:26 15 3
bbc
With a huge pay off - bet he won't be crying over his bank balance though - quids in
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13/03/2021 16:55:54 12 11
bbc
Think what England would have been like if Big Sam had stayed as manager? WBA need t o sack Allardyce, and employ Tony “total football” Pulis to stay in the PL.

I’ve been to Selhurst Park a couple of times, good football stadium with a great atmosphere. Arsenal got one of their best ever players from Palace. Hopefully Palace will stay in the PL for another season...
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13/03/2021 17:02:47 9 2
bbc
Two of your best players for Arsenal. Ian Wright and Kenny Sansom
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13/03/2021 17:11:43 0 4
bbc
Hopefully? Palace reminds me of euthanasia. If they were a horse, they would be shot to put them out of their misery. And everyone else's.
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13/03/2021 20:28:30 1 0
bbc
Two - Ian Wright and before him Kenny Sansom.
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14/03/2021 09:10:27 1 0
bbc
England would have been better off with Big Sam than the Waistcoat, Sam is under rated as a manager and if he were given the chance to construct a team with the choice of skill Players and players that Graft, then he would get the balance right.
Sam works with sides in trouble and try to shore up leaky defences, even so he has achieved more than most managers who have had better sides to work with
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13/03/2021 16:56:07 5 3
bbc
Really tough to watch. I had this down as a boring dull 0-0 bore draw. I was wrong. It wasn’t 0-0.
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13/03/2021 17:19:40 6 3
bbc
Zaha stood tall. Wonderful man. Refused to take the knee. But was that hand ball intentional to give a pen? It looks like WBA are gone but with about 27 points to fight for who knows that trucks Big Sam can still pull? Darren Moore almost pulled it.
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PJM
bbc
A good win for Palace against a Baggies side that cannot hit the target.
The only reason any team would want Big Fat Sam as manager looks like it is coming to the end and it us time to retire him.
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13/03/2021 16:58:32 1 2
bbc
A good win my chuff.
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13/03/2021 16:56:55 15 13
bbc
What an awful match! No wonder WBA are going down – Sam is clueless. CP not much better but they will survive – will need some new players next year or they will be next to be relegated.
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ET
13/03/2021 17:10:00 16 0
bbc
Why? Sure some new (and better) players would be welcome, but why do you think they won’t get enough points to be mid table? Like last season, and the one before, and the one before....
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13/03/2021 16:56:55 10 9
bbc
West Brom done for and no way back. They looked and played like a Championship side with a single shot on target . Palace first win since January keeps them safe. Three points and job done.
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PJM
13/03/2021 17:00:08 6 4
bbc
Palace mugged Brighton only a few weeks ago !
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13/03/2021 17:06:47 4 0
bbc
Says the “Spurs fan” whose club has won diddly squat for years. Perhaps you could save your advice for Mourinho who is already calculating when best to cut and run.
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13/03/2021 17:08:41 1 5
bbc
Palace played like a Conference side.
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13/03/2021 16:57:24 27 6
bbc
Southampton to beat the weed and it'll be another perfect weekend
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13/03/2021 16:57:48 31 4
bbc
What a dire advert for the game.
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13/03/2021 17:22:43 37 4
bbc
WBA 3 goals in their last 8 games. Big Sam style.
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13/03/2021 20:20:55 2 2
bbc
Smelly Boyd, what a waste of a sentence! I am staggered that you took the time to write it. Whoever you support you need to understand every team is playing on average every 4 days, so it follows that not every game is going to be end to end. Every team this year has had an "off day" this season!.
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13/03/2021 16:58:24 39 6
bbc
Big Sam's never managed a relegated team......he better resign soon to keep that record!!
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14/03/2021 15:45:44 2 0
bbc
He will because he cares only about himself and not about WBA ... creatively bankrupt coach and morally bankrupt human
A good win for Palace against a Baggies side that cannot hit the target.
The only reason any team would want Big Fat Sam as manager looks like it is coming to the end and it us time to retire him.
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13/03/2021 16:58:32 1 2
bbc
A good win my chuff.
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13/03/2021 16:58:36 12 3
bbc
Since the start of February, West Brom have scored 3 goals in 8 games.
If you don't want to be relegated, you need to score goals. And to score goals, you need to try to score goals in the way you play.
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13/03/2021 17:03:53 4 2
bbc
What do you expect with Sam involved.
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13/03/2021 16:59:15 9 10
bbc
An utterly boring games featuring two boring teams . Boring boring boring nightmarish type football.
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ET
13/03/2021 17:08:12 10 2
bbc
There are a lot of people like you. Watch the match, claim it’s boring, blah blah blah.
Have you nothing better to do? It all seems very sad.
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13/03/2021 18:10:02 3 0
bbc
Oh mate, hasn't your telly got an off switch?
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13/03/2021 16:56:55 10 9
bbc
West Brom done for and no way back. They looked and played like a Championship side with a single shot on target . Palace first win since January keeps them safe. Three points and job done.
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PJM
13/03/2021 17:00:08 6 4
bbc
Palace mugged Brighton only a few weeks ago !
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13/03/2021 17:04:56 3 0
bbc
And beat Newcastle!
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14/03/2021 19:42:42 0 0
bbc
Brighton got what they deserved......nothing! Does not matter how many chances you create if you don't have players who can finish!
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13/03/2021 17:00:16 6 14
bbc
Please can someone explain to me why Crystal Palace have 37 points, and are nudging mid-table? I am pleased for them, but there are surely better teams below them.
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PJM
13/03/2021 17:02:48 7 1
bbc
Apparently not. EPL much of a muchness outside the top 8.
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13/03/2021 17:03:50 5 0
bbc
Just efficient mate but agree the quality this season seems to be very poor
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13/03/2021 17:01:03 8 8
bbc
Some of these players get paid over £50k each week to give us the drivel . Daylight robbery but legal practice .
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13/03/2021 18:15:40 3 2
bbc
How much did you pay to watch today's game then?
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13/03/2021 20:54:33 1 0
bbc
Most of them get a lot more than that, 10 million a year is nothing at our club. If we paid them 1 million per year that would still be way more than anyones worth. Rubbish Pundits are on an average of 3 grand a week, Lineker was on 1.75 million a year.
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13/03/2021 17:01:06 5 6
bbc
No bonus for big Sam at the end of the season

But Celtic will come calling
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13/03/2021 17:07:09 0 1
bbc
Palarse.?
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13/03/2021 17:14:55 0 0
bbc
More like the undertaker. And take numpty woy with them.
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13/03/2021 17:01:33 6 7
bbc
WBA about to get what they deserved for sacking Bilic and bringing Fat Sam.
Woy & his anti football mob going down next season.
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Ian
13/03/2021 17:33:20 5 0
bbc
Nice to take mickey out of speech impediment. Still ha ha back to school Monday.
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13/03/2021 17:01:52 149 34
bbc
Sam Allardyce has been in management for 30 years. In that time he's won a league of Ireland title, the 3rd Division with Notts County 23 years ago and a couple of playoffs. Out of a 30 year career spanning 12 clubs. Dinosaur of a manager, somehow keeps getting these jobs. Hopefully a lesson's finally been learned here.

Congrats to Palace
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13/03/2021 17:04:12 39 17
bbc
Best comment today !!!
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13/03/2021 17:21:33 16 5
bbc
Yes, but no England manager has a better win ratio than Big Sam
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6X
13/03/2021 17:32:05 17 7
bbc
Could shorten that quite a bit

Sam Allardyce has been in management for 30 years..... at mostly rubbish clubs that aren't expected to win anything or play good football
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TB
13/03/2021 17:34:17 5 2
bbc
Brilliantly put
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VoR
13/03/2021 17:41:47 20 4
bbc
I'm not a fan of Sam, but clearly if he is getting hired to stop clubs going down, he's not going to be racking up trophies.
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13/03/2021 17:43:26 12 0
bbc
He did very well with Bolton don't forget. Not sure if he left them in a pile of debt though.
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13/03/2021 17:50:11 15 0
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Yes...but he's revered in some quarters because of his talent at saving clubs from relegation. West Brom should have stuck with Bilic...Norwich had the sense to stick with their manager which has paid off handsomely.
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KR
13/03/2021 17:52:06 16 11
bbc
It's not Big Sam's fault if WBA go down. They were odds on favourites to go down before the season even started.
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13/03/2021 18:09:14 10 5
bbc
To be fair, the vast majority of managers have won nothing of note. Allardyce isn't employed by the kind of clubs that expect to win things; he's employed to do a particular job - a job which (until this season) he's been incredibly good at. He is of course the most successful England manager of all time in percentage terms!
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13/03/2021 18:13:46 8 6
bbc
He's been stealing a living for some 39 years. And was a very below par average player in his day. If you, I or anyone else here performed like him in our day jobs we'd be sacked and blacklisted from ever working again..
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13/03/2021 18:31:57 12 3
bbc
You do realise that the vast majority of managers have won nothing, and in the PL the only thing at least 12 managers, if not more, are asked to achieve each season is not be relegated.

Big Sam has been excellent at it, but bit off too much this time.
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13/03/2021 18:32:23 5 5
bbc
He gets jobs because he hands the necessary people the stuffed brown envelopes!!
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13/03/2021 19:26:08 7 2
bbc
Yet you ignore the amazing job he done at Bolton the clubs he saved from relegation when so many other would have failed and the clubs he got promoted
Also who have you managed?
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13/03/2021 20:10:09 2 1
bbc
So true.... I just don’t understand why people keep employing him....
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13/03/2021 20:26:13 1 2
bbc
All very true but you know it was the refs fault Fat Sam has never won anything
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SLR
13/03/2021 20:43:39 1 1
bbc
You just don't realise how much of an influence he has had on young managers so his contribution is far greater. If Burney survive and any other thuggish teams survive, it will always be due to young managers feeling inspired by Big Sam.
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13/03/2021 20:51:51 3 1
bbc
And if Pep had been managing the sides he has then he'd have exactly the same record doh
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13/03/2021 20:55:45 2 1
bbc
He has done a lot more in management then the expert pundits though hasnt he, lol.
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13/03/2021 21:31:14 2 0
bbc
Said it on a few occasions on here and sound like stuck record, but I wonder if the WBA board now regret their haste in disposing of Billic? Made a real blinding choice there
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ET
14/03/2021 08:10:45 0 0
bbc
That applies to the vast majority of managers! 92 clubs compete for 4 league titles and 2 cups every season. Plus one lower division cup and the Community Shield.
So that’s 84 to 86 that aren’t winning anything.
Occasionally a European trophy is won by a winning manager.

EVERY SEASON.
Ridiculous statistic.
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14/03/2021 09:44:12 0 0
bbc
Completely agree. Worse decision ever by the board to sake Billic and bring in a dinosaur like Allardyce. The team has gone backwards IMO since his arrival and he is past his sell by date. He will take a pay off for getting them relegated as I can't see him hanging around in the championship.
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14/03/2021 15:44:25 0 0
bbc
Scam .. will leave as soon as he knows it’s over to protect his “I’ve never been relegated aren’t I great “ claim... 17 games and two wins ...
the good news is he will never get another job in football and the beautiful game will be a better place without his corruption and negative football..
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13/03/2021 16:54:33 25 6
bbc
See you sam. Bye
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13/03/2021 17:02:26 15 3
bbc
With a huge pay off - bet he won't be crying over his bank balance though - quids in
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13/03/2021 17:45:33 3 1
bbc
Don't worry my team Portsmouth will have him, we seem to get all the useless has beens or never beens
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13/03/2021 18:36:43 1 0
bbc
Seeing his contract is subsistence only, backed with a large bonus for staying up, you’re talking out of your hat.
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13/03/2021 21:29:11 0 0
bbc
Exactly that's all he's ever bothered about
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13/03/2021 17:02:40 2 12
bbc
Just goes to show how bad Palace are, they have played two games less than Arsenal and are still behind them!
In ten years, Arsenal fans will be gloating about this to Palace fans, as if it matters.
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13/03/2021 17:04:16 1 4
bbc
two games more than Arsenal sorry. ;~)
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13/03/2021 17:12:09 3 0
bbc
Err aren’t you a big 6 team, or were should I say?
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13/03/2021 17:20:27 2 0
bbc
And Arsenal fans will look back at their trophy cabinet and look at how full it is, compared to some other North London teams....
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WSV
13/03/2021 16:54:10 79 5
bbc
It not just in this game, but in practically every match: the pretending to be fouled or hurt - rolling around, holding their head or leg, imploring to the ref - is terrible to watch and quite frankly just pathetic.
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13/03/2021 17:02:47 41 2
bbc
Agreed. That's football generally....sadly.
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13/03/2021 16:55:54 12 11
bbc
Think what England would have been like if Big Sam had stayed as manager? WBA need t o sack Allardyce, and employ Tony “total football” Pulis to stay in the PL.

I’ve been to Selhurst Park a couple of times, good football stadium with a great atmosphere. Arsenal got one of their best ever players from Palace. Hopefully Palace will stay in the PL for another season...
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13/03/2021 17:02:47 9 2
bbc
Two of your best players for Arsenal. Ian Wright and Kenny Sansom
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13/03/2021 17:06:20 3 0
bbc
Sorry, I forgot about Sanson. Quality defender and good at going forward
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ET
13/03/2021 17:10:40 4 0
bbc
Don’t forget Eddie.
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13/03/2021 17:00:16 6 14
bbc
Please can someone explain to me why Crystal Palace have 37 points, and are nudging mid-table? I am pleased for them, but there are surely better teams below them.
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PJM
13/03/2021 17:02:48 7 1
bbc
Apparently not. EPL much of a muchness outside the top 8.
Fat Sam won’t loose any sleep with result he’ll drown his sorrows with a double cheeseburger an fries !!?? Removed
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13/03/2021 17:00:16 6 14
bbc
Please can someone explain to me why Crystal Palace have 37 points, and are nudging mid-table? I am pleased for them, but there are surely better teams below them.
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13/03/2021 17:03:50 5 0
bbc
Just efficient mate but agree the quality this season seems to be very poor
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13/03/2021 16:58:36 12 3
bbc
Since the start of February, West Brom have scored 3 goals in 8 games.
If you don't want to be relegated, you need to score goals. And to score goals, you need to try to score goals in the way you play.
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13/03/2021 17:03:53 4 2
bbc
What do you expect with Sam involved.
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WSV
13/03/2021 16:54:10 79 5
bbc
It not just in this game, but in practically every match: the pretending to be fouled or hurt - rolling around, holding their head or leg, imploring to the ref - is terrible to watch and quite frankly just pathetic.
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13/03/2021 17:03:56 2 2
bbc
I posted that while watching the six nations rugby.
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13/03/2021 17:04:04 8 1
bbc
One shot on target....big Sam, sigh
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13/03/2021 17:01:52 149 34
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Sam Allardyce has been in management for 30 years. In that time he's won a league of Ireland title, the 3rd Division with Notts County 23 years ago and a couple of playoffs. Out of a 30 year career spanning 12 clubs. Dinosaur of a manager, somehow keeps getting these jobs. Hopefully a lesson's finally been learned here.

Congrats to Palace
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13/03/2021 17:04:12 39 17
bbc
Best comment today !!!
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13/03/2021 17:02:40 2 12
bbc
Just goes to show how bad Palace are, they have played two games less than Arsenal and are still behind them!
In ten years, Arsenal fans will be gloating about this to Palace fans, as if it matters.
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13/03/2021 17:04:16 1 4
bbc
two games more than Arsenal sorry. ;~)
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13/03/2021 17:24:15 3 0
bbc
Still Tottenham have more dust and tumbleweed in their trophy cabinet. Some things never change.
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13/03/2021 17:04:44 2 6
bbc
It's nice to see a London team going up the table for once ...
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13/03/2021 16:54:20 107 8
bbc
West Bromwich Albion’s biggest mistake this season was sacking Slaven Bilic and appointing Sam Another-cheque-nice..
Insane.
The board should hang their heads in shame!
You’d think they’d learn a lesson from this but very much doubt it. Madness..
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13/03/2021 17:04:52 53 10
bbc
If you do your weekly food shop in a skip you end with with garbage, albion have done that by appointing fat sam
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13/03/2021 17:38:09 6 9
bbc
A dingle talking about shopping in a skip? Priceless but at least he knows what he's on about ??
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6X
13/03/2021 17:56:36 1 2
bbc
If you only have experience shopping in skips then don't be surprised if another skip (west brom) is your next shopping venture
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vic
13/03/2021 18:47:28 4 8
bbc
Don't most people in that part of the Midlands live in skips?
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PJM
13/03/2021 17:00:08 6 4
bbc
Palace mugged Brighton only a few weeks ago !
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13/03/2021 17:04:56 3 0
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And beat Newcastle!
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13/03/2021 17:05:11 6 2
bbc
Palace kept us out effectively and Okay nullified the Zaha threat. We clearly do not have any where near enough magic up front to repeat the great escape and it's very frustrating to see shots miss the target. Big Sam has improved the defence but he can't work a miracle in all areas. Finally, I say the ref was excellent, credit where it is due.
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PJM
13/03/2021 17:16:29 6 3
bbc
" Okay nullified the Zaha threat "
Mostly by grappling Wilf.
The game is football, not wrestling.
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PJM
13/03/2021 17:05:35 25 4
bbc
A good win for Palace against a Baggies side that cannot hit the target.
The only reason any team would want Sam as manager looks like it is coming to the end.
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13/03/2021 17:27:13 6 8
bbc
I could watch West Brom, but why begin it
Coz there ain't any future in it
Bye bye Big Sam
Big Sam goodbye
Bye bye Big Sam
Don't make me cry
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13/03/2021 17:06:15 5 1
bbc
As a neutral watching the game I dont think u can slate Allardyce.. Those WBA players made that many amateur Sunday league mistakes the onus is on the players on the pitch
I cannot believe that Palace will still be in Prem next season. Like Covid. Horribly painful. No one should have to go through it again. Removed
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ET
13/03/2021 17:12:45 0 0
bbc
Don’t watch then. There’s a definition of ++++++ity. Keep on doing the same thing the same way expecting a different outcome.
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13/03/2021 17:19:40 0 0
bbc
Ahh, bless - dry your eyes mate...
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13/03/2021 17:02:47 9 2
bbc
Two of your best players for Arsenal. Ian Wright and Kenny Sansom
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13/03/2021 17:06:20 3 0
bbc
Sorry, I forgot about Sanson. Quality defender and good at going forward
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13/03/2021 16:56:55 10 9
bbc
West Brom done for and no way back. They looked and played like a Championship side with a single shot on target . Palace first win since January keeps them safe. Three points and job done.
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13/03/2021 17:06:47 4 0
bbc
Says the “Spurs fan” whose club has won diddly squat for years. Perhaps you could save your advice for Mourinho who is already calculating when best to cut and run.
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13/03/2021 17:06:55 3 6
bbc
I don't know why both these managers don't retire and give someone younger their chance.
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13/03/2021 17:13:00 5 1
bbc
Sack them because they are pensioners ? Bring in the youngsters and they don't last the course because the chairmen are mainly trigger happy . You can't buy success overnight !
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13/03/2021 17:19:01 4 1
bbc
Nah, if you’re good enough you’re old/young enough. Why should Roy Hodgson give up a job he enjoys doing and which someone wants him to do, just to please you? Why didn’t Chelsea keep giving youngster Lampard a chance and forget about older Tuchel.....because they wanted the best man for the job and want success.
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13/03/2021 17:21:03 3 1
bbc
But they are both Ex England managers, one who had the magical tactic of letting Harry Kane take all the corners and the other who took a 30K bung after one game.......Oh wait, I see your point now
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13/03/2021 17:01:06 5 6
bbc
No bonus for big Sam at the end of the season

But Celtic will come calling
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13/03/2021 17:07:09 0 1
bbc
Palarse.?
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13/03/2021 17:07:42 13 5
bbc
For over 50 years I used to love football both playing and watching however, I cannot stand football anymore . Damning indictment of the state of the beautiful game
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13/03/2021 16:59:15 9 10
bbc
An utterly boring games featuring two boring teams . Boring boring boring nightmarish type football.
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13/03/2021 17:08:12 10 2
bbc
There are a lot of people like you. Watch the match, claim it’s boring, blah blah blah.
Have you nothing better to do? It all seems very sad.
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13/03/2021 18:14:14 2 2
bbc
Except I expect he didn't watch the match.
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13/03/2021 16:56:55 10 9
bbc
West Brom done for and no way back. They looked and played like a Championship side with a single shot on target . Palace first win since January keeps them safe. Three points and job done.
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13/03/2021 17:08:41 1 5
bbc
Palace played like a Conference side.
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13/03/2021 18:51:22 0 0
bbc
Sign of a great team isn’t it, play poorly and win. Opposite of Brighton who play nice football but are getting relegated ????
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13/03/2021 22:38:44 0 2
bbc
Can't wait to see the Saints put a hat full past that south coast shower. The doom in Sussex is palable
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13/03/2021 17:08:56 6 3
bbc
Baggies fans have been badly let down by their owners. Sack the guy who achieved promotion, replace him with an ultra defensively minded has been, who doesn’t even pass the integrity test, totally senseless. I have little doubt SA’s record of never being relegated will remain intact, he’ll be sacked long before being mathematically relegated. It will be the best new all season for Baggies fans!
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13/03/2021 17:09:43 7 3
bbc
for the WBA supporters lets be fair when youre a manager of a football team you sort of expect them to play football why blame sam for the WBA players bet they sprint to the bank for the wages though
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13/03/2021 16:56:55 15 13
bbc
What an awful match! No wonder WBA are going down – Sam is clueless. CP not much better but they will survive – will need some new players next year or they will be next to be relegated.
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ET
13/03/2021 17:10:00 16 0
bbc
Why? Sure some new (and better) players would be welcome, but why do you think they won’t get enough points to be mid table? Like last season, and the one before, and the one before....
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13/03/2021 17:10:14 8 13
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Avondale47
How many games are won/lost by a penalty? You don't need goal scorers anymore, just someone who can dive and scream their heads off when someone gets near them.
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13/03/2021 17:12:59 14 1
bbc
Err it was handball
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ET
13/03/2021 17:13:55 5 1
bbc
Erm. It was handball. No diving involved. What were you watching?
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Sim
13/03/2021 17:15:08 5 1
bbc
Except no one dived, it was a handball!
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13/03/2021 17:02:47 9 2
bbc
Two of your best players for Arsenal. Ian Wright and Kenny Sansom
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ET
13/03/2021 17:10:40 4 0
bbc
Don’t forget Eddie.
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13/03/2021 17:10:43 30 2
bbc
After all the poor reffing performances of late big shout to today’s ref, wasn’t swayed by usual display of falling over and got on with it. Just cut out stealing yards on a throw and I’ll be happy
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13/03/2021 17:11:07 4 0
bbc
I'm Glad all Over could be safe before the end of March!!!
Feel for West Brom same sort of club as our's I was there when you beat us to end the 16 years out of the top flight I was given a Baggies lapel pin by a very happy crying man on the pitch
Driving away in our coach I will never forget the sight of grown men dancing in the street thinking this must be what I look like when..............
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13/03/2021 16:55:54 12 11
bbc
Think what England would have been like if Big Sam had stayed as manager? WBA need t o sack Allardyce, and employ Tony “total football” Pulis to stay in the PL.

I’ve been to Selhurst Park a couple of times, good football stadium with a great atmosphere. Arsenal got one of their best ever players from Palace. Hopefully Palace will stay in the PL for another season...
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13/03/2021 17:11:43 0 4
bbc
Hopefully? Palace reminds me of euthanasia. If they were a horse, they would be shot to put them out of their misery. And everyone else's.
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13/03/2021 17:02:40 2 12
bbc
Just goes to show how bad Palace are, they have played two games less than Arsenal and are still behind them!
In ten years, Arsenal fans will be gloating about this to Palace fans, as if it matters.
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13/03/2021 17:12:09 3 0
bbc
Err aren’t you a big 6 team, or were should I say?
I cannot believe that Palace will still be in Prem next season. Like Covid. Horribly painful. No one should have to go through it again. Removed
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ET
13/03/2021 17:12:45 0 0
bbc
Don’t watch then. There’s a definition of ++++++ity. Keep on doing the same thing the same way expecting a different outcome.
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13/03/2021 17:10:14 8 13
bbc
Avondale47
How many games are won/lost by a penalty? You don't need goal scorers anymore, just someone who can dive and scream their heads off when someone gets near them.
57
13/03/2021 17:12:59 14 1
bbc
Err it was handball
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13/03/2021 21:39:05 0 0
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Avondale47
The moose
Sorry I did not mean this game in particular, it's just so many games are decided by doggy penalties now, so sad.
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13/03/2021 17:06:55 3 6
bbc
I don't know why both these managers don't retire and give someone younger their chance.
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13/03/2021 17:13:00 5 1
bbc
Sack them because they are pensioners ? Bring in the youngsters and they don't last the course because the chairmen are mainly trigger happy . You can't buy success overnight !
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13/03/2021 17:17:07 1 3
bbc
I said retire which is different to sacking them, I just think there are some younger managers who deserve a chance especially at clubs who are not progressing.
50
13/03/2021 17:10:14 8 13
bbc
Avondale47
How many games are won/lost by a penalty? You don't need goal scorers anymore, just someone who can dive and scream their heads off when someone gets near them.
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ET
13/03/2021 17:13:55 5 1
bbc
Erm. It was handball. No diving involved. What were you watching?
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13/03/2021 17:14:10 8 0
bbc
Should never have sacked bilic way to premature and he just got result against Man City woeful decision by the board look what’s happened now !!
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13/03/2021 17:17:22 3 4
bbc
One result against City. What about the other matches?
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13/03/2021 17:14:10 14 4
bbc
Big Scam loses again, excellent !!!!!!!!!!
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13/03/2021 17:01:06 5 6
bbc
No bonus for big Sam at the end of the season

But Celtic will come calling
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13/03/2021 17:14:55 0 0
bbc
More like the undertaker. And take numpty woy with them.
50
13/03/2021 17:10:14 8 13
bbc
Avondale47
How many games are won/lost by a penalty? You don't need goal scorers anymore, just someone who can dive and scream their heads off when someone gets near them.
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Sim
13/03/2021 17:15:08 5 1
bbc
Except no one dived, it was a handball!
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13/03/2021 17:16:14 6 1
bbc
One boring match. Classic Palace. Looks like Sheffield and Brom will go down. Bet big Sam wished he would have stayed at home by the fire, drinking his coco as it looks like he cannot save them.
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ET
13/03/2021 17:19:46 6 0
bbc
Sheffield are safe, their season has been abandoned.
65
13/03/2021 17:16:24 15 4
bbc
How does big Sam still get employed
71
13/03/2021 17:18:34 4 1
bbc
Dole office.?
87
13/03/2021 17:22:29 4 0
bbc
He is known for the odd bung
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13/03/2021 17:44:09 2 0
bbc
Who knows???
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13/03/2021 18:01:55 6 0
bbc
His reason for leaving Palace was that he was retiring. Since then he’s worked for 2 different clubs. It’s time Sam
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13/03/2021 18:38:10 2 0
bbc
Because 9 out of 10 times he will keep a poor team from being re,elated, which is all most chairman want.

Too much this time though.
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13/03/2021 17:05:11 6 2
bbc
Palace kept us out effectively and Okay nullified the Zaha threat. We clearly do not have any where near enough magic up front to repeat the great escape and it's very frustrating to see shots miss the target. Big Sam has improved the defence but he can't work a miracle in all areas. Finally, I say the ref was excellent, credit where it is due.
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PJM
13/03/2021 17:16:29 6 3
bbc
" Okay nullified the Zaha threat "
Mostly by grappling Wilf.
The game is football, not wrestling.
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Ian
13/03/2021 17:31:40 6 2
bbc
Indeed. How many fouls did he commit without a booking? but Eze got billed for..... er I have no clue
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13/03/2021 17:45:38 3 5
bbc
True, too much grappling in most games. I was just glad Zaha had a quiet game and didn't dive for a change. The game is football not swimming.
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13/03/2021 17:13:00 5 1
bbc
Sack them because they are pensioners ? Bring in the youngsters and they don't last the course because the chairmen are mainly trigger happy . You can't buy success overnight !
67
13/03/2021 17:17:07 1 3
bbc
I said retire which is different to sacking them, I just think there are some younger managers who deserve a chance especially at clubs who are not progressing.
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13/03/2021 18:14:35 1 1
bbc
??
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ET
13/03/2021 19:49:35 1 0
bbc
I’d rather have Roy than Eddie Howe, an excellent “progressive” manager. Look at Bournemouth now.

Of course, if there was a 500M-1B transfer budget, then maybe Pep.
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13/03/2021 17:17:22 6 3
bbc
Nice retirement package for Big Sam coming his way. He’ll leave with a “nothing I could do” attitude and the football tabloids will lap it up and leave his reputation untarnished.
It’s the West Brom supporters I feel sorry for here. You never know Wilder might fancy the job next year?
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14/03/2021 17:50:34 0 0
bbc
Don’t feel sorry for us. We are used to it. It’s all part of the joys of supporting WBA. Must be boring supporting Man City, Chelsea etc...... W.W.W.W.D.W.
Lol.
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13/03/2021 17:14:10 8 0
bbc
Should never have sacked bilic way to premature and he just got result against Man City woeful decision by the board look what’s happened now !!
69
13/03/2021 17:17:22 3 4
bbc
One result against City. What about the other matches?
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13/03/2021 17:33:04 1 0
bbc
Winning the game against city would of had a big impact on the team psychologically an they would have went on an gained momentum an wouldn’t be in the mess they are now under Sam !!
348
13/03/2021 22:04:57 1 0
bbc
They were scoring goals .. gives you a chance
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ET
13/03/2021 17:17:35 5 1
bbc
I’m starting to think there are comments from people who didn’t watch or listen to the games they comment on.
1. Why would you watch the whole game if you were bored?
2. Why would you get a penalty decision completely wrong?
3. Why would you overlook obvious talking points?
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13/03/2021 17:19:15 2 0
bbc
West Brom hit the target, big Sam is on the up
65
13/03/2021 17:16:24 15 4
bbc
How does big Sam still get employed
71
13/03/2021 17:18:34 4 1
bbc
Dole office.?
42
13/03/2021 17:06:55 3 6
bbc
I don't know why both these managers don't retire and give someone younger their chance.
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13/03/2021 17:19:01 4 1
bbc
Nah, if you’re good enough you’re old/young enough. Why should Roy Hodgson give up a job he enjoys doing and which someone wants him to do, just to please you? Why didn’t Chelsea keep giving youngster Lampard a chance and forget about older Tuchel.....because they wanted the best man for the job and want success.
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13/03/2021 17:46:33 1 2
bbc
Not to just please me, bit of a stupid comment.
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13/03/2021 17:19:07 18 4
bbc
Oh dear big Sam fails again..... this time he’s in the poo
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13/03/2021 17:19:10 3 4
bbc
Oh big deal WBA already down AND Palace needed a pen
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ET
13/03/2021 17:17:35 5 1
bbc
I’m starting to think there are comments from people who didn’t watch or listen to the games they comment on.
1. Why would you watch the whole game if you were bored?
2. Why would you get a penalty decision completely wrong?
3. Why would you overlook obvious talking points?
75
13/03/2021 17:19:15 2 0
bbc
West Brom hit the target, big Sam is on the up
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13/03/2021 17:19:33 9 6
bbc
Palace somehow manage to accumulate enough points to probably stay up again,
But play some bloody football for Christ sake,
I cannot believe that Palace will still be in Prem next season. Like Covid. Horribly painful. No one should have to go through it again. Removed
77
13/03/2021 17:19:40 0 0
bbc
Ahh, bless - dry your eyes mate...
5
13/03/2021 16:56:07 5 3
bbc
Really tough to watch. I had this down as a boring dull 0-0 bore draw. I was wrong. It wasn’t 0-0.
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13/03/2021 17:19:40 6 3
bbc
Zaha stood tall. Wonderful man. Refused to take the knee. But was that hand ball intentional to give a pen? It looks like WBA are gone but with about 27 points to fight for who knows that trucks Big Sam can still pull? Darren Moore almost pulled it.
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13/03/2021 17:16:14 6 1
bbc
One boring match. Classic Palace. Looks like Sheffield and Brom will go down. Bet big Sam wished he would have stayed at home by the fire, drinking his coco as it looks like he cannot save them.
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ET
13/03/2021 17:19:46 6 0
bbc
Sheffield are safe, their season has been abandoned.
80
13/03/2021 17:20:14 21 11
bbc
What exactly is the point of West Brom?
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13/03/2021 17:26:12 15 6
bbc
So all the other teams can get points off them.
118
13/03/2021 17:42:14 7 0
bbc
They were a decent mid table team when a certain Roy Hodgson managed them.
148
13/03/2021 18:02:48 1 1
bbc
"Highest ground in England...."

Maybe that's why they make such spaced-out appointments?
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13/03/2021 18:51:08 2 0
bbc
To give other teams 3 points
Not a lot. There fans are silly speaking people that reside in a dump. Removed
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13/03/2021 17:02:40 2 12
bbc
Just goes to show how bad Palace are, they have played two games less than Arsenal and are still behind them!
In ten years, Arsenal fans will be gloating about this to Palace fans, as if it matters.
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13/03/2021 17:20:27 2 0
bbc
And Arsenal fans will look back at their trophy cabinet and look at how full it is, compared to some other North London teams....
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13/03/2021 17:20:29 3 1
bbc
VAR is a farce again, this time the penalty is given but in the Chelski and Liverpool match when Kantes arm was out in an unnatural position and stopped a cross, nothing was given. VAR is ruining our game due to inconsistencies by those running it.
42
13/03/2021 17:06:55 3 6
bbc
I don't know why both these managers don't retire and give someone younger their chance.
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13/03/2021 17:21:03 3 1
bbc
But they are both Ex England managers, one who had the magical tactic of letting Harry Kane take all the corners and the other who took a 30K bung after one game.......Oh wait, I see your point now
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13/03/2021 17:21:28 5 1
bbc
Tiring listening to the pundits pretend for months that the two bottom clubs have a "slim" chance of survival. Both were virtually relegated by Christmas. The real excitement is who goes down with them. Weeping in the north east I fear.
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13/03/2021 17:25:29 2 0
bbc
Newcastle. Fulham will probably stay up.
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Roy
13/03/2021 18:01:16 3 0
bbc
Its the sea weed ???????????? Brighton go down
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13/03/2021 19:34:18 1 0
bbc
Why tiring? The pundits have as much right to talk rubbish as you have. Okay they probably get paid astronomically more than you do for that. Fair enough, carry on dixie ??
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13/03/2021 17:21:31 21 7
bbc
Allardyce is an utter disgrace ... his team were losing on the brink of relegation... did he show anything..no .. did he move forward to motivate his players ..no ..
Does he have a clue how to coach positive,attacking football ..no
He was to busy counting his cash..
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13/03/2021 17:01:52 149 34
bbc
Sam Allardyce has been in management for 30 years. In that time he's won a league of Ireland title, the 3rd Division with Notts County 23 years ago and a couple of playoffs. Out of a 30 year career spanning 12 clubs. Dinosaur of a manager, somehow keeps getting these jobs. Hopefully a lesson's finally been learned here.

Congrats to Palace
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13/03/2021 17:21:33 16 5
bbc
Yes, but no England manager has a better win ratio than Big Sam
65
13/03/2021 17:16:24 15 4
bbc
How does big Sam still get employed
87
13/03/2021 17:22:29 4 0
bbc
He is known for the odd bung
10
13/03/2021 16:57:48 31 4
bbc
What a dire advert for the game.
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13/03/2021 17:22:43 37 4
bbc
WBA 3 goals in their last 8 games. Big Sam style.
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13/03/2021 17:37:04 1 4
bbc
No plan B
Plan R, R
Relegation
Rubbish
Get rid now
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13/03/2021 21:16:07 3 0
bbc
All he ever talks about is clean sheets ... but you need to score to win games ... and his behaviour today said it all.. his team were struggling in a must win game ... and he just stood/sat on the side chewing his gum showing no motivation or interest .. and he wonders why the players are struggling to get motivated..
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13/03/2021 17:23:10 2 2
bbc
English football in the doldrums akin to the 1980's. Two half decent teams, one with endless resources and the other with the only truly world class players. The rest of the league are stealing from the fans.
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13/03/2021 17:27:01 0 2
bbc
Who are these truly World class players?
I mean no offence and I respect Zaha's opinions but had a player of any other colour refused to take the knee and said what Zaha said what would have been the likely outcome? I wonder if our teachers are following all these. Removed
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bob
13/03/2021 17:26:16 67 4
bbc
You are spot on. Identity politics is always wrong and should not be permitted.
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13/03/2021 17:35:35 24 4
bbc
Well done, Wilf. NO POTITICS IN FOOTBALL.
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13/03/2021 17:37:37 44 6
bbc
I agree with Zaha that nobody in football should now be taking the knee, it has run its course. If football wants to do its own anti racism (against discrimination against all races) then do it.
Nobody should feel pressured into doing something that they do not want to do and in this modern climate, pressure is on anyone in the public eye to pretend to be WOKE or ese face cancel culture.
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VoR
13/03/2021 17:42:55 3 5
bbc
I guess it depends on why they said they were refusing.
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Roy
13/03/2021 17:43:22 7 8
bbc
Your missing his point and I'm with him on this stand tall I'm over 50 all this raceits shit as to stop I'd say it's no better then the 80ts makes me sick we are all human
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13/03/2021 18:55:31 14 1
bbc
Zaha made the one point worth making. These gestures are meaningless. And it's best a player who's supposed to be a beneficiary makes the statement.
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13/03/2021 21:46:26 4 1
bbc
Absolutely spot on. No mention from the media of the rugby players almost across the board not taking a knee. But they're more educated so their allowed to make their own choice
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ME
14/03/2021 08:37:31 2 0
bbc
They would be vilified, of course. So they have little choice but to go along with it.
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13/03/2021 17:04:16 1 4
bbc
two games more than Arsenal sorry. ;~)
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13/03/2021 17:24:15 3 0
bbc
Still Tottenham have more dust and tumbleweed in their trophy cabinet. Some things never change.
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13/03/2021 17:24:36 27 3
bbc
Dear Dinosaur Sam
To win football games you need to coach your teams to score goals... just a thought...
but as you are the most creatively bankrupt coach in Prem ... it’s no surprise
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13/03/2021 17:25:10 9 1
bbc
Good byeee, good byeee, wipe the tears from your eyes, Big Sam.
84
13/03/2021 17:21:28 5 1
bbc
Tiring listening to the pundits pretend for months that the two bottom clubs have a "slim" chance of survival. Both were virtually relegated by Christmas. The real excitement is who goes down with them. Weeping in the north east I fear.
94
13/03/2021 17:25:29 2 0
bbc
Newcastle. Fulham will probably stay up.
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13/03/2021 18:37:50 1 0
bbc
Hope your right Neilson ??????
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13/03/2021 19:09:04 1 0
bbc
I reckon Brighton might contest that statement.
80
13/03/2021 17:20:14 21 11
bbc
What exactly is the point of West Brom?
95
13/03/2021 17:26:12 15 6
bbc
So all the other teams can get points off them.
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13/03/2021 17:49:32 5 1
bbc
A team with a great history, its swings and roundabouts these are the lean years for u,s but there again what have palace ever won
I mean no offence and I respect Zaha's opinions but had a player of any other colour refused to take the knee and said what Zaha said what would have been the likely outcome? I wonder if our teachers are following all these. Removed
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bob
13/03/2021 17:26:16 67 4
bbc
You are spot on. Identity politics is always wrong and should not be permitted.
97
13/03/2021 17:26:46 10 1
bbc
Excellent performance from the referee robust challenges not frowned on game allowed to flow
89
13/03/2021 17:23:10 2 2
bbc
English football in the doldrums akin to the 1980's. Two half decent teams, one with endless resources and the other with the only truly world class players. The rest of the league are stealing from the fans.
98
13/03/2021 17:27:01 0 2
bbc
Who are these truly World class players?
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13/03/2021 18:27:34 1 5
bbc
Van Dijk, Salah, Firmino. Man City have none, but more nearly men, the rest of the league is trash.
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PJM
13/03/2021 17:05:35 25 4
bbc
A good win for Palace against a Baggies side that cannot hit the target.
The only reason any team would want Sam as manager looks like it is coming to the end.
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13/03/2021 17:27:13 6 8
bbc
I could watch West Brom, but why begin it
Coz there ain't any future in it
Bye bye Big Sam
Big Sam goodbye
Bye bye Big Sam
Don't make me cry
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13/03/2021 17:29:27 13 5
bbc
That should be enough for the eagles ?? now. I’ve always enjoyed the eagles doing well. I remember the teams from the 1980’s under terry venables and Malcolm Allison. Steve Coppell also did a sterling job as palace manager. Good luck eagles ??. As for West Brom and Sam Allardyce, goodbye ???? & you won’t be missed. You’ve been appalling for the whole season ????????
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13/03/2021 18:11:48 4 3
bbc
A very gracious post (but NB - Malcolm Allison was in the 1970s).