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Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew salutes the Holmesdale Fanatics

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CRYSTAL Palace boss Alan Pardew says every club in the Premier League would like to have supporters like the Holmesdale Fanatics.

Pardew is all set for his first game in charge at Selhurst Park against Tottenham on Saturday.

And he hopes the Fanatics continue their fantastic support of the team and it helps Palace pick up victories, especially on home soil from now until the end of the season to achieve survival.

""You don't want to hit a team in red-hot form - and Tottenham are," said Pardew.

"You don't want that for your first home game. I'm hoping to put real belief in the team. 

"The new pitch may play a factor, we're not used to it and neither are they. All those factors I hope point to a win for us. 

"It is a special place for me as I played here and I think our Holmesdale Fanatics have made a statement in the Premier League that every Premier League club wishes they had.

"That little corner of the ground that doesn't stop singing and stays behind the team.

"I think it's important I serve up for them belief and for the rest of the season we're going to need it.

"The rest of the stadium follows suit and we have to try and create some pressure here and some momentum to get us victories.

"Sir Alex Ferguson told me the most important thing in the Premier League is momentum.

"At the moment we don't have that and we've got to go out there and get it."

By Mark Ritson (Twitter @MR_LWMedia)

Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew salutes the Holmesdale Fanatics


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