ANOTHER result thrown away. We dominated the first half, although didn’t create a great deal – and I thought at the break that we would come away with at least a point. But what is it about Blues and only playing for 1 half in the league?
We lined up with 5 in the middle and King on his own, but Elliot was on the bench. For me, he is the perfect player to act as “the link” with King when he is on his own. But having said that, we played some good stuff in the first with both Redmond and Burke creating stuff – just not that final killer ball.
As the 1st half went on, Palace came more into the game and a stinging shot well saved by Myhill was probably the best chance of the half – although Redmond had a good shot saved too.
The 2nd was pretty much all Palace. We looked like we were set up for the point and playing for the point. When the substitutions came, we remained with the 1 up front, (wrong decision IMO). We paid the price when Palace scored with less than 10 minutes to go. Actually prior to that they had had a shot saved on the line, hit the post and a couple of other chances go wide.
I like to think I am supportive of the club, but for me tonight wasn’t good enough. We COULD have won tonight if we had gone for it, but we looked lack lustre in the 2nd half and we have only won 2 games away. Not promotion stats I’m afraid.
I do have to finish talking about Zigic, his confidence isn’t just low – it’s in negative figures. He had a great chance to equalise at the end, just had to head it – but he chested it back to the keeper. I don’t think he is as bad as some say he is, but I can’t help feeling he has gone through the Julian Grey door. In that no matter what he does, a certain section of the crowd will get on him. Perhaps it would be best to let him go in January.
I do have to say to those calling for Hughton to go on twitter, #youareravingmad