After weeks of succeeding with narrow 1-0 wins in a 4-3-3 formation, Nuno Espirito Santo decided change was needed. To be fair to Nuno, without the injured Heung-Min Son and Steven Bergwijn, change likely was needed. But unfortunately the Portuguese manager adapted in the completely wrong way, and Crystal Palace, yes Crystal Palace, tore them to shreds.
On this episode of The Longball Premier League Preview Show, John and Declan are joined by TheMastermindSite.com's very own Brandon Wallis, to discuss all things Crystal Palace. The panel fly high like eagles talking about Palace's busy summer window, how Patrick Vieira will get on in the Prem and whether or not Palace can survive the drop without Roy Hodgson.
2020 was a strange year for everyone in the world, not just footballers. But the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that we haven’t gotten as much football as we might have done otherwise. That said, there were still plenty of matches played across the year, and some surprise performers and performances along the way. As always, TheMastermindSite.com will now count down the top 100 male footballers in the world for the year. This list takes into account a player’s form in 2020 as its primary mechanism, with reputation, difficulty of league, club and national team success each playing a secondary role. So with that in mind, here is TheMastermindSite’s Top 100 Male Footballers in the World for 2020 (80-61).
Although far from the flashiest team in the Premier League, Roy Hodgson has had Crystal Palace working like a machine these past few years and has made them into one of the most organized sides across Europe. The systematic way that they play is actually quite simple and although taxing and demanding of the players, it is not overly elaborate. Instead of tactical geniuses and midfield maestros, every single player is an absolute workhorse and understands the role that they play in the team to a tee. This has led to Crystal Palace's success under Roy Hodgson and now in 2020-21, they've won their first two opening Premier League games for the first time in their history. We'd be silly to get carried away and think that they are destined for European football this season, but the Eagles are certainly worth examining for their unique approach to life in the Premier League. Here is a Tactical Analysis all about Roy Hodgson's resilient Crystal Palace.
The Mastermind brings you an exclusive guide to every single Premier League team going into the highly anticipated 2017-18 season. From lineups, to transfers to the wackiest of predictions, The Mastermind has you covered. Here is your guide to a team with a new manager but a very familiar look, Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace Introduction … Continue reading 2017-18 Premier League Team Guide: Crystal Palace
This week in the Premier League, Tottenham thumped Watford by a score of 4-0, Crystal Palace earned a surprise result against the incompetent Arsenal, and Everton came out on top over Leicester City in a high-scoring 4-2 thriller. Through all the excitement there were some standout players and these are the best 11 of them. … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 32
Just when Chelsea looked to have sewn up the Premier League title, a massive slip up against Crystal Palace occurred as Sam Allardyce's side propelled themselves 4 points clear of the relegation zone. The Eagles managed to grab a surprising 2-1 victory over the Blues; the most impressive victory in a host of surprising results all … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 30
After a 4-0 defeat to fellow relegation battlers Sunderland on Matchday 24, Crystal Palace look down and out and destined to go down to the Championship. Since Sam Allardyce has taken over as Palace boss the Eagles have won just 20% of their matches, 2 wins from 10 games. One of those wins came just … Continue reading Crystal Palace Will Go Down This Season
After a £25 million move from PSV Eindhoven to Manchester United in the summer of 2015, Memphis Depay's career at Old Trafford never took off and even the manager that adored him so much in Louis Van Gaal, began to become frustrated with the Dutchman in his first season at the club. Jose Mourinho's arrival at the … Continue reading Memphis Depay and the Ten Biggest Manchester United Flops
Well it was another week of big moments, massive matches and surprising score-lines in the 2016-17 English Premier League. Leicester City and Jamie Vardy finally regained form, Stefano Okaka said hello to the Premier League with his first two ever goals in England's top flight and Manchester United and Jose Mourinho finally ended their winless … Continue reading English Premier League Team of the Week Gameweek 15