All posts tagged with: Patrick Van Aanholt

Palace tightening their belts

Crystal Palace’s days of relatively heavy spending appear to have curtailed, with chairman Steve Parish and his American investors showing no signs of financing a mass influx of new signings during this transfer window. The South London club, now entering its sixth consecutive Premier League season, have spent large sums of money in recent times… Read more →

Crystal Palace Season Preview: new style

Until this summer’s appointment of Frank De Boer, Crystal Palace have tended to favour experienced, British managers with a reactive setup. Has that approach helped the club retain it’s Premier League status, or has it limited the skillset of the players? Supporter Jay Crame from highly recommended blog The Eagles Beak has his say. It… Read more →

Short-termism catches up with Sunderland

Sunderland have long been the Premier League’s masters of escapology, but this time, survival looks beyond even them. They will go down, probably as the division’s table-proppers, unless they can almost double their current points tally in the remaining 11 games. Such a return looks beyond even them and so the eye cannot help but… Read more →

Sunderland v Stoke: stretched squads

Stoke City’s FA Cup defeat is made all the more frustrating by the fact that they fielded more first team players than visitors Wolves. Mark Hughes has come under criticism lately but there should be no blame attached to him for that defeat – he played a strong side and while the opposing goalkeeper made some… Read more →

Time for Januzaj to stand up

Strange as it might sound, Sunderland’s survival chances could hinge on a change in mind-set from Adnan Januzaj. The Belgian scored twice in his first Manchester United start at the Stadium of Light, back in October 2013. Since that impressive 13/14 campaign, most coaches elsewhere have rejected the Belgian with question marks over his attitude. David Moyes, perhaps surprisingly… Read more →

Clinical Boro win north-east derby

The summer’s Premier League talk has been dominated by the Pep vs Jose hype, but football passions are just as high in the north-east as they are in Manchester. We saw that at the Stadium of Light as Middlesbrough picked up a 2-1 win at Sunderland thanks to a first half brace from Cristhian Stuani.… Read more →