Sixer’s Sevens: Crystal Palace 1 SAFC 3 – Fletcher brace seals unconvincing win

Pete Sixsmith is no lover of Selhurst Park and tonight he chose not to go. So once again it’s substitute Malcolm Dawson who steps up to the plate with his seven word summary of this evening’s performance.

Nov 3 Crystal Palace (0) 1 SAFC (1) 3 *Sometimes a win is all that matters

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Jake says “Jordi’s here, Jordi’s there, Jordi’s every!!where!”

Oct 25 SAFC (0) 0 Arsenal (1) 2  *Farcical errors lead to further foot shooting 

Pete Sixsmith: Needs a pint today
Pete Sixsmith in need of another pint but this time celebrating:

Oct 18 Southampton (3) 8 SAFC (0) 0 Total humiliation today. Players should be ashamed

Oct 4 SAFC (2) 3 Stoke City (1) 1 Duck broken but still some hairy moments

Sept 27 SAFC (0) 0 Swansea City (0) 0 Better performance but cannot finish teams off

Sept 23 Capital One Cup 3rd Round: SAFC (1) 1 Stoke City (1) 2 No Wembley date this March. Wasted evening

Sept 20 Burnley 0 (0) SAFC 0 (0) A thoroughly disappointing performance. Early optimism evaporating

Sept 13 SAFC (1) 2 Tottenham Hotspur (1) 2 Not quite sure how we managed that>

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August 30th: QPR (1) 1 SAFC (0) 0 Terrible result, performance was not much better

August 27: Capital One Cup 2nd Round: Birmingham City (0) 0 SAFC (0) 3 Not quite as comfortable as it sounds

Sunday August 24 :SAFC (1) 1 Manchester United (1) 1 Happy with the performance – and Gus’s style

Saturday August 16: West Bromwich Albion (1) 2 SAFC (1) 2
Larsson digs us out of a hole

** See how Sixer, and occasional subs, captured last season at
https://safc.blog/2014/05/sixers-sevens-safc-1-swansea-3-after-the-lord-mayors-show/

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7 thoughts on “Sixer’s Sevens: Crystal Palace 1 SAFC 3 – Fletcher brace seals unconvincing win”

  1. Lucky win. Which we needed. I agree Vergini should have conceded a Pen at the beginning. But, not 100% as Pantilmon had the ball then anyway. So, hard to call.
    But – A WIN! A WIN! Something to celebrate. We cannot rely on taking lots of points off Man City every season, we need to take points from the lower teams in this division and we did it against Palace. I am 100% happy.

  2. Great performance for us . Scored three great goals , stuck in from first whistle to last , rode our luck , lost our best defender to injury and gifted the opposition another trademark clinical own goal . That’s as good as it gets for us folks and personally I couldn’t be happier !

  3. 8 shots of which 7 on target. Palace have pace. Ironically we scored all of the goals……poor old Wes. We need to keep picking up points against bottom 10 teams

  4. Some good things came out of this; Fletcher, O’Shea and a good debut from Reveillere.But the ball was consistently given away. Palace are a poor team and lacked any real imagination. We picked them off effectively. It’s the difference between an experienced PL team and a bunch of wannabees.

  5. How many teams score 3 away from home in a season. We have risen from the ashes even tnough it was not pretty we were the better team, after the debacle of recent weeks we needed alift we dominated on every statistic, we won my heart is risen non nblisi solum

  6. We started really nervously and should have been beaten inside 30 seconds as I think Vergini would have been sent off. Having said that, for all palace appeared to threaten, 1 shot on target tells you all you need to know. Speroni had to make a number of saves as well as the 3 goals.
    Wickham was terrible, Gomez doesn’t do nearly enough but his goal was pure quality. Fletcher did well. Catts and Larsson worked incredibly hard to cover for Gomez and Buckley who more and more appears likely to have 1 good game for us, unfortunately his first. Need Johnson to take his place and fire and desperately need Giac and Alvarez to get fit.
    Pantillimon did well and was unlucky that nobody will talk about his brilliant save. Reveillere started very ropey but improved as the game went on and looked pretty useful. I also thought O’Shea was excellent.
    It seems obvious given that we won but definitely more positives than negatives. Even Bridcutt got an assist which is not a phrase I was expecting to use.
    Crucial 3 points giving a bit of leeway for Sunday and beyond.

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