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FAN VIEW: Nothing guaranteed in football but for Palace's madness

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Palace fan, editor of Five Year Plan fanzine and columnist for the Advertiser, Rob Sutherland, airs his views on Neil Warnock's sacking and what next for the Eagles…

Nothing is guaranteed in football, but for Palace's madness.

I'm not complaining. I love Palace's tumultuous nature. I love it when the club does something a little outlandish or a little bit unexpected. Even when, in today's case, it's not quite for the right reason.

I wasn't a great fan of Neil Warnock's appointment, supported him throughout his stint but also accepted relatively quickly that a tactical master was not what we'd appointed.

I enjoyed the reaction his appointment caused, and the craziness that followed the Southampton game.

I feel sorry that Warnock wasn't successful. I feel sad that he couldn't see the problems on the field and couldn't prevent the goals from being conceded.

It hurt to lose the games we did and to draw the matches we should have won. However, that's Palace, isn't it?

Imagine things being as boringly turgid as they are at some clubs. At least we know that the next few months will be entertaining.

The rest of the season could shape much of the club's future. A buyer (if there is one) would want a Premier League side, rather than a hopeful Championship team.

And for that to happen, the club will need to win plenty of our remaining fixtures - especially prior to the horror run in to the end of the season.

So now, Palace will need to find a manager capable of winning games, capable of understanding this squad's strengths and weaknesses, capable of knowing what is needed to make it that much better, capable of turning draws into wins and capable of galvanising a support that under Warnock was becoming that little bit too fragmented.

So, a unifying force for all to get behind, with an overview and understanding that will propel us to safety and beyond. Easy!

I love Palace's tumultuous nature, and I love what the next few months will bring.

FAN VIEW: Nothing guaranteed in football but for Palace's madness


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