Loads of Crystal Palace fans have been running the rule over their defeat against Brighton, and they are not at all happy with former fan favourite Patrick van Aanholt.
As has so often been the case at Selhurst Park this season, Palace dominated Saturday’s match against the Seagulls but barely mustered a single clear-cut chance.
Roy Hodgson’s decision to start three workhorses in midfield backfired again, as superb goals from Glenn Murray and Anthony Knockaert gave the visitors all three points.
The gaffer is taking plenty of stick for his team selections at the moment, but one of the biggest problems has come in an area where he doesn’t really have other options to choose from – left-back.
Van Aanholt is a very popular figure in south London thanks to his passion for the club, ability to add goals and assists from defence, blistering speed and of course his entertaining social media presence.
However, the 28 year-old is enduring a horrific run of form, and scored just a 6.32 on Whoscored’s player rating system on Saturday.
He was way too relaxed in allowing Knockaert to cut inside onto his stronger foot and score the winner, and the Twitter reactions down below are well and truly fed up with the Dutchman…
PVA been so poor, again.
— Palace Eagles (@PalaceEagles_) March 9, 2019
PvA is ridiculously casual, need another left back….#CPFC
— Michael (@M_CPFC) March 9, 2019
Guaita- didn’t have anything to do
— IconicWilf_ (@IconicWilf) March 9, 2019
How many times this season have #cpfc conceded goals when the fullbacks have been caught out of position?
& WTF was PVA doing letting Knockeart cut inside. My granny could go past him and she needs a zimmer just to stand up.
— The Sun is eclipsed by the Moon (@Willy_Orwonty) March 9, 2019
New Left-Back surely a priority in the summer. PVA played badly today but he’s not a bad player. He knows he’ll start every week no matter what. He needs serious competition for his place. #cpfc
— Phil (@PhilJW103) March 9, 2019
Passing is so bad. Luka the only one me who can complete a pass in the midfield. Pva’s passing gets worse every week. Shambolic #cpfc
— Lee Hughes (@Hughesy197) March 9, 2019
Remember when Juve and City we're considering bids for PVA. Snap their hands off. #CPFC
— Baal Hammon (@BaalHammonGod) March 9, 2019
— Daniel Calver (@Dan_Calveruk) March 9, 2019