West Brom vs Crystal Palace – confirmed starting XIs

A ‘Tony Pulis derby’ doesn’t sound exactly enticing, does it?

In fact, hearing Tony Pulis is involved in a football match is a bigger turn off than the idea of Piers Morgan doing a naked conga. The ex-Palace boss faces his former side today as he continues to draw West Brom fans into a deep comatose with his brand of defensively-astute, negative football.

In the opposing dugout, we have Alan Pardew. Pards’ is a controversial figure, too, and the Palace boss is in the sort of appalling form with the Eagles that saw the Newcastle fan base protest against his tenure. Since before Christmas, Palace have hardly picked up a point and, aside from victory over Spurs in the FA Cup, have been thoroughly poor.

Emmanuel Adebayor is likely to feature and Tony Pulis will probably pick at least 7 centre-backs as he continues his personal mission to destroy any full-backs having a career during his stewardship.

Its the moment we’ve all been waiting for..