In the six games that Alan Pardew has been in charge of Crystal Palace since he left Newcastle he has won five games and lost only one.
Alan Pardew and John Carver in better times
The 2-1 win at White Hart Lane
And since Alan left after the 3-2 win at home to Everton, John Carver has only one of the six game he’s been in charge and lost three.
So they are certainly differing records, that for sure, and we are just hoping that we don;t lose at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night.
Here’s what Alan said about the game today:
“I’ve still got all my staff there and my players, and they’re close to my heart,” “It will be strange because after four years of living every part of that football club and that city it is kind of emotional, so it will be a slightly different game for me.”
“I am not expecting or hoping for any reaction from the fans. We had some great times together. It was not so great the last year, but on the whole my experience there was great.”
“I thought I did a good job and I can walk out there with my head held high.”
Newcastle are now in 11th place on 31 points, and Crystal Palace are 13th with 26 points, so a Palace win could bring them closer to Newcastle in the league table.
In the league games we’ve played since Alan’s last game in charge against Everton, Newcastle have 5 points from 5 games, and Palace have 10 points from five games – so Palace have gained 5 points on Newcastle in the last five league games.
Let’s hope we can cut that difference to 2 points on Wednesday night.
The 0-0 draw at Villa on New Year’s Day had caretaker manager Keith Millen in charge of Palace.
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