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Reviewer: Rusta

Category: Football

Subject: Palace Reserves 1 - 1 Spurs Reserves

The Big Boys were in attendance at Selhurst Park for this match (see below pictures) so the reserves would have to put on a better performance than last week's lacklustre 5 nil defeat to Southampton. The team was pretty much the same, but for one change on the right hand side of midfield... wlecome back Simon Davies.

The game ended in a draw, and Palace can feel a little hard done by that they didn't take all three points. Palace, at times, played some nice slick football and had two dangerous looking youngsters in Midfield who were full of running and had good feet.


Spurs went one nil up through a penalty, which our new boys earnt in the 57th minute. Hallfredsson playing a perfectly angled lofted pass in behind the Palace right back, for Limbersky to run on to and fall over like a girl and some how get awarded a penalty (remeniscent of Chelsea at the weekend - it all evens out hey?).

It was good to see Simon Davies again, having recovered from his mysterious "energy sapping virus". He looked pretty lively, and willing to run at people, and unless we make a signing in the Jan window he'll stroll back in to the team (energy levels dependent).

Steven Kelly impressed at right back, and surely Jol must be able to see that he is far supierior to Pamarot. Kelly is fast, strong(ish) and more significantly confident and able on the ball with a willingness to push forward.


Of the newbies the stocky ginger nut Emil Hallfredsson shone. Strong and composed in the centre of midfield, and handy from set pieces too. He didn't waste the ball and battled hard in the middle. Limbersky looked thoroughly unimpressive again. Light weight, with no particular signs of pace or skill.

Ian Dowie was also in attendance, and I'm sure Jol and Arnesen would have gone for a little drink with him and brother Bob Dowie (director of football at Palace) after the game. Talking telephone numbers and Routledge perhaps?


Fact fans: Martin Jol smokes, Frank Arnesen wears Burberry, Ronnie Rosenthal is now a slimy players agent and Ian Dowie's brother Bob is equally as ugly as he is.

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