COLUMNIST and Crystal Palace fan ALEX WHITE mourns the loss of one Eagles favourite on loan - but suggests a temporary move away from SE25 wouldn't be the worst idea for another...
It was absolutely heart-breaking to see Glenn Murray smash two goals in for Reading on his debut and watch us drably fail to break the deadlock against Burnley. Of course it was nice to see Glenn get back on the scoresheet, just a shame it wasn't in the stripes of red and blue. It makes us think what could have been!
With Chamakh out injured, it seemed that it would have been the perfect opportunity to unleash the potentially defence-shattering partnership of Muzza and Gayle. To start with Campbell and Gayle up top seemed bizarre to me, not that Warnock had much choice if he wanted to continue with the same formation. Dwight and Frazier are reasonably similar players and crave a big centre forward in and around them to feed off of.
So we have seen one backup player leave on loan in this window, and I think maybe it could be time for another one to go and get game time. Our very own Jonny Williams was introduced and in all honesty offered very little.
Don't get me wrong I love what Joniesta is about, and his potential is frightening. When Jonny came on he looked raw and overawed by his own enthusiasm. Jonny misplaced passes and broke down moves in the final third. I think if the lad could build his confidence and begin to think more on the ball we will have a world-beater on our hands.
Barry Bannan was left out of the squad and based on the cameo of Jonny it was hard to see why. At this current moment, Bannan is ahead of Jonny in his development and is an established Premier League player. This is in no way is a dig towards Williams but just the honest truth. A six-month loan to the Championship seems ideal for all parties involved.
The next game we face Everton; who have started slowly but got their first win last weekend. Last time we played Everton (much like this time) we were given no chance and came away with a shock win. I don't see why we can't spoil the odds again, especially if we can get the sorely missed Chamkah back fit and playing.
Last match he was so missed, I think his presence and influence can be overlooked at times. If he had played against Burnley I think we might have seen a different script.