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Crystal Palace legend’s shocking excuse for why club isn’t continuing to progress

Although Crystal Palace’s Premier League season has been a disappointing one, the Eagles remain 11 points above the relegation zone and, barring an unheard of series of results, they’ll remain in the top-flight for another season.

However, that’s not enough for one club legend.

Andy Gray was part of the celebrated Palace side of the late 1980s and early 1990s that took the south London outfit to the FA Cup final, which they lost to Man United after a replay.

The striker doesn’t see any sort of progression happening at his old club at present, and the issue has seen him issue a thinly veiled attack on the manager.

“Roy Hodgson is 73 and he came into the club to stabilise it. But that’s all he’s going do — stabilise the club,” he said to The Sun.

“The club haven’t given him plenty of money to spend, so it’s not just the manager but it’s everyone connected with the club to recruit and buy players.

“Roy has got the squad that he’s got and it’s a squad which will stay in the Premier League. But it’s not going do anything other than that.

“This squad has got more chances of staying up than going down anyway because he hasn’t got the worst squad.”

Though he’s no longer a spring chicken, Hodgson is universally admired by all he encounters. Except for Gray it seems.

Maybe he is an old man in a young man’s game, but as has been shown time and time again, there’s no substitute for experience.

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4 Comments

  1. Simon Holway says:

    Load of old Tat. Andy Gray needs to go back under the rock that he’s crawled out of. Roy’s been amazing for our club, to think he still has the same players apart from Yohan Cabaye, in the 4 seasons he has been at the club. I think people should just be pleased how far we have come, we are a stable premiership side, and who knows one day we maybe in Europe or a FA cup final but until then let’s enjoy are premiership status..!

    1. m says:

      Embarrassing

    2. Dan essery says:

      Never get to europe under that dinosaur Roy.. He will destroy any attack minded player.. he played Benteke cause hes a better defensively that says it all really..

    3. GujiRascal says:

      Take away Zaha, and the team goes down. The stats couldnt be clearer than that. Zaha has served to disguise a multitude of sins in our forward play

      For sure Roy’s a great organizer and the recent defensive displays are a testament to that. However we have had less than 10 shots on goal in 3 games. This is a major cause of concern.

      For the day will come when Zaha is no longer with us. I fear that day. For all of Roy’s organisational and defensive prowess, it’s not going to be enough.

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