Tag Archives: Play-offs

Post-QPR ‘After Ipswich’ Addendum

Never mind.

After Ipswich – ‘So You’re Telling Me There’s a Chance?’

It’s been a while since last we spoke. Life, y’know? Last time round, you’ll remember, I was calling for fans to be patient, not to expect and moreover demand success, and deem anything else as failure. Sod that, let’s go and win the thing. This Good Friday I was sitting in a holiday cottage in […]

Match Reaction: Leicester City (H) – 02/11/13

Sequels are rubbish. Jaws 2 was a stinker, the second and third Matrixes besmirched the good name of a classic and even the best film ever made – Anaconda – wasn’t safe from the clutches of a crap follow-up. Reboots are better: a chance to use the broad confines of a fictional world, but develop […]

Top Five Moments: Part Five

Bugger. We deserve more than this. Anthony Knockaert puffs out his cheeks as he rocks from foot to foot. The exhaustion of the tie tells in his frantic breathing. The fan stands stock still, palms firmly pressed to his crown. Where the Frenchman pants, for the fan there is only one solitary gulp. The penalty […]

Play-Off Final: Crystal Palace 1-0 Watford Review

Crystal Palace one, Watford nil. At Wembley. The final game of a long, long season, bringing the curtain down on the English football calendar – not a game worthy of an extraordinary Watford campaign. The inevitable Kevin Phillips goal, a 105th minute penalty, condemned the Hornets to another year in the Championship, whilst elevating Palace […]

Play-Off Final Preview – Four Key Areas

It’s been a long season. Everything’s been written, everything’s been said, and come Monday evening, everything will have been done. Is Watford’s customary seven years in purgatory up? Is it time to go back to the “paradise” of the Premier League? Only Crystal Palace and a winner-takes-all match at Wembley stands in front of us. […]

Play-Off Final Preview – The Palace Perspective

‘Twas Sun Tzu (not that one) that said: “If you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.” In the build up to the Big One, we’ll be looking at how Watford can reign supreme at the Home of Football on Monday; but first, we’ve asked Crystal […]