IT'S just so exciting to be two points off second spot, and are not many points off first place, even though you can't count Cardiff having a game in hand.
We just need to get our away form sorted out and that's starting with Brighton on Sunday.
Stephen Dobbie will be ineligible because of the loan deal we've got, but I've got an idea of what my starting XI will be.
I know what I want and what I want to try to do. Brighton have a got a massive pitch at the Amex and they will continue to play the ball around, and we've got to stop that because they've got a great home record, even if it's not as good as ours.
I've also been very impressed with Andre Moritz since he's recovered from injury and he's looked very sharp in training, so he'll be in contention.
And Jazz Richards is fully fit again after a toe problem, while Joel Ward is getting closer to my thoughts again – it will be really handy to have him and Danny Gabbidon back fit.
In terms of the rivalry between the clubs; it is what it is really. It is quite surprising to me because obviously, geographically, we're not that close and I would have thought it would have been another club.
But it's good and healthy competition, as long as you remember that and keep it that way, that's all that matters because you've got to behave off the pitch in the correct manner and that's what I'll be expecting.
You are a great crowd and I know you love your club. You've been through some hardships, so I'm pleased for you now and I'm going to go and try and beat Brighton.
All we can do is to try and produce a performance and see where that leads you, but don't get too emotional about things – you have got to stay calm.
Sunday is a strange day to play a game, let alone a midday kick-off. But whatever it is, I've got no qualms about it – I'm just looking forward to the game.
The lads are in good spirits and it's just a fantastic time to be connected with Palace.
I can't remember an exciting and as good a team as this at the club, and you are all buzzing so we've got to keep that going and it's a great opportunity to go to Brighton and keep them out of the play-off zone.
It's totally exhilarating.
Glenn Murray is going back to his former club, and to notch two last weekend was just brilliant.
He is fully aware of the chances the team are creating for him – just look at Jonny Williams' and Damien Delaney's passes for his goals.
As long as he stays calm on Sunday, he'll keep scoring and he's a born finisher.
Brighton have a few injuries and suspensions, but that will go totally out of the window with this being a derby.
It's something we've got to relish, as supporters and custodians of the badge, to go there and give a performance.