All of the Time: Still got love for the streets, still not loving Pulis
At the time of writing the ex-Stoke City figurehead Tony Pulis, aka football’s most unfashionable man, is still odds on to become the new Palace boss.
It's inevitable that whichever club he goes to will have to do an awful lot of pride-swallowing, backtracking and re-evaluating.
Any human who's watched a single Match of the Day since 2008/09 will have badmouthed his bullying centre halves, unscrupulous midfielders and his long-ball tactics that make Sam Allardyce look like Pep Guardiola.
And while no Eagles fan wants to see Damien Delaney hitting MORE diagonal balls from the edge of his own box out for an opposition goal kick, if Tony is set to become Ian Holloway's replacement there are a lot of necessary advantages to his style of play for a team in our position.
I certainly think it's a better choice than Sunderland opting for Gus Poyet for instance - untested above Championship level and ultimately unsuccessful down there anyway. Ha.
Holloway's attempted style was a romantic but foolish ideology to have in place.
All his eggs in one basket: Why did Holloway put such a high premium on goal scoring over defence?
I'm unsure why he put such a high premium on goal scoring over defending - especially as his Blackpool side hold the record for the highest number of goals scored by a team that was still eventually relegated from the Premier League.
Banging them in and being shaky at the back didn't work then, with a well-gelled side he'd nurtured up from the Championship, so it really wasn't going to work with a side of jumbled new recruits that barely speak the same language.
They couldn't even get the free-scoring aspect right.
We need the experience, wisdom, fight and organisation that someone like Pulis would bring to the club.
Plus there's Pulis' continued deployment of wingers. With Jimmy Kebe, Jerome Thomas, Yannick Bolasie and Jason Puncheon all available and all finally fit, it could be a good blend.
Of course, Pulis is one of many in the frame for the job, and by the time you're reading this he might have officially turned down the job or never even been approached.
But with candidates ranging from the sensible but unlikely (Martin O'Neill) to the ridiculous (Di Canio), anyone and everyone seems to be on the list.
But the more I think about it the more I feel the unfairly treated ex-Stoke boss might be the perfect fit for Palace.
For a while at least. It's not like the roster of applicants is particularly illustrious or encouraging.
Yes there was a football match on Saturday, but you can read an official Croydon Guardian match report about that.
We did extremely well, it was encouraging and heartening, and we lost. On to West Brom.
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