Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter to react to ex-Eagles chairman Simon Jordan’s comments to talkSPORT.
The 52-year-old occupied the hotseat at Selhurst Park from 2000 to 2010, when the Eagles entered administration and were saved by a consortium named ‘CPFC2010’ led by Steve Parish, who is still at the club alongside American investors David Harris and Josh Blitzer.
Jordan was speaking about Roy Hodgson and the former England manager’s style of play, saying that it seems as if the 72-year-old sets his side up to not lose the game instead of going out to win it.
The former chairman also added that the ex-Liverpool manager is a safe pair of hands, although he finds it hard to see the Eagles making any sort of progress under him, especially if Wilfried Zaha leaves in the summer.
Hodgson will be out of contract at Selhurst Park come the end of the season, and he is believed to be in talks to sign a one-year extension – however, Premier League survival is still not secured with the south Londoners only six points above the drop zone.
Let’s see what the Crystal Palace fans on Twitter have said about his comments…
— Stan Brittain (@stan_brittain) February 12, 2020
To kick off the reaction, Stan simply said that Jordan was “speaking facts” – in truth, it is difficult to disagree with his comments seeing as Hodgson’s side have scored the fewest goals in the Premier League this season, and always seem to set up negatively.
— Tom Curtis (@cpfctom99) February 12, 2020
— Kieran Moore (@Kieran_Moore6) February 12, 2020
Elsewhere, these two supporters both said that the ex-Eagles supremo was “absolutely spot on”.
Tom Curtis also referred to the club’s recent form, in which Palace have won only three of their last 19 outings – he also mentioned that the “Roy lovers won’t have any” of Jordan’s comments.
— Ross (@Eagles71987) February 12, 2020
SJ spot on again. The fact we’ve spent peanuts in the last few transfer windows shows our ambition. https://t.co/xmGks5ocL7
— Phil (@pnm1979) February 12, 2020
Meanwhile, Ross and Phil were also in agreement with the talkSPORT pundit’s views, with Ross saying that Jordan “does actually talk some sense sometimes”.
Phil then added that the fact Palace have barely spent any money in the last few windows also shows their level of ambition – the Eagles only signed Cenk Tosun on loan last month, and spent less than £5m in the summer.
I can’t help but agree https://t.co/6lBRLF5m8y
— Kev (@kevinbartleyy) February 12, 2020
Lastly, Kev simply said that he “can’t help but agree”.
It certainly will be interesting to see where the south Londoners end up this season if Hodgson sticks to his current tactics.
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