1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back For Palace

Crystal Palace have just this afternoon appointed Neil Warnock as manager to the dismay of many Palace fans.

Warnock is back for his second stint as Palace manager and if we’re really honest he is the best of a bad bunch. The amount of candidates that have seemed to have just fallen off the radar has been very frustrating.

Firstly Malky Mackay ruined his own chances to become manager by the scandal that arose from his old club Cardiff. This seem to put Palace in limbo as to who to turn to next. Even Tony Pulis was in the running at third favourite!

It then looked like Neil Lennon would get it then he got turned down, and now Warnock has come out of nowhere to steal the hotseat.

This to me seems like a panic appointment which it was always going to be with just five days left in the Transfer Window. We were obviously looking for Premier League experience but Warnock is definitely a step back in my opinion.

Warnock has had no real Premier League success and recently flopped as Leeds United manager.

If we stay up then personally I don’t care who we have as manager but with Warnock as manager I definitely can’t see us staying up.

It’s all a bit of a shambles at Palace at the moment which is mostly down to Tony Pulis’ in my opinion. In addition to this a lack of any real potential, quality candidates has hindered our search for a manager greatly.

I just hope with this appointment we can knuckle down and crack on with the season. Parish and the board also need to dive into the transfer market head first and sign some quality players that are dearly needed for our team this season.

Players that seem to be floating about on Twitter appear to be Gary Hooper, Scott Sinclair, Jack Cork and Lewis Holtby all of which I’d be very happy with. Warnock and Parish need to get on it tonight.

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What’s frustrating me is that we didn’t appear to look abroad for any managers or seem to want to venture to a Championship manager. Pochettino proved last season that foreign managers can do well in their first season. Plus Championship managers such as Steve McClaren would’ve been ideal. I know he’s known as the wally with the brolly but he has had success at every club team he has managed.

To me getting Warnock is a bit like going back to your ex-girlfriend, it’s alright for the mean time but in the long wrong you realise just why you parted ways in the first place. I have a horrible feeling this is going to be the case with Palace and Warnock, we’ll start off okay with a couple of good performances and results then start to slip away when the going gets tough.

I and every other Palace fan only want one thing, and that is to stay up. This appointment isn’t exactly going to fill us with hope.

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August 27, 2014 | By: Robert Simmons | General