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Play-off Final: Player Ratings

We’ve got a long-form review of events at Wembley on Monday here, but if you fancy a quick run-down of how we saw things then look no further,we’ve got the pagella right here… Watford Manuel ALMUNIA 8 Couldn’t have done any more than he did. Caught every catchable high ball and made a number of important […]

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 […]

Crystal Palace (H) 08/02/13 – Sky’s the limit for tired Hornets

Let’s not beat around the bush. Not winning when 2-0 up after 13 minutes is poor. Not winning when 2-0 up at half time is criminal. Putting aside Palace’s strengths and their considerable second-half improvement for one moment, a team of our quality should be closing games like that out. This was two points dropped […]