NEIL Warnock's return to Palace has not received the most positive of responses from Palace fans in previous weeks, including myself. I was less than enthusiastic about the return of our previous manager, and I certainly felt he was appointed as last choice and that survival this season would be extremely hard. But after a fantastic result at home to Leicester City last Saturday I can't help but think I may have slightly overreacted after the poor performance to Burnley. It was easy to walk away from that game and feel completely demoralised. "If we can't beat Burnley" was a phrase muttered around Selhurst after that match. But after a great game against the Foxes we are now riding high up in the Premier League and I can't help but think we may just be OK this season. I am not Warnock's biggest fan but I can't help but wonder if this season we could manage to have the balance between the attacking style of football played under Ian Holloway and the defensive style achieved under Pulis. Most of the players in our squad have played under both these managers and I think a combination of both managerial styles, alongside the motivation which should come with a manager like Warnock, we could have the perfect balance this season. The return of Joe Ledley and Marouane Chamakh is also a great boost for our squad. I really think we missed Chamakh and I personally think his return will be a huge positive for us, and I can't wait to see how he plays alongside Wilfried Zaha, as I think pace and skill down the wing which Zaha offers will have a great effect on Chamakh's game.
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