A team full of reserves managed to crash out of the League Cup tonight, losing 4-1 on penalties to Bristol Rovers (1-1 after ninety minutes and also after extra time).
Dougie Freedman scored what was apparently a sublime free-kick, but was one of two players to miss in the shoot-out. The other was Shefki Kuqi, who most fans on BBS were quick to criticise, while others would happily drive him to possible-buyers Ipswich themselves.
Of the first-teamers who did play one managed to receive an injury. Ben Watson was reported to be unable to put any weight on his left leg following his substitution. Obviously we hope it isn’t a bad injury.
Peter Taylor’s record in cup games as Palace manager now stands at P4, W1, L3 (yes, I’m counting this as a defeat). The warning I received from a Hull City fan to never expect a cup run under Taylor seems entirely justified on present evidence.
Bristol Rovers 1-1 Crystal Palace (AET) [BBC Sport]
So today was the today that the club decided to announce details of the new kit deal with Errea, and in doing so also launched possibly the worst home kit I’ve ever seen.
It seems I’m not alone in not liking it. There are plenty of BBSers? and Holmesdale Online members who don’t like it either. There’s even a petition about it.
Of course Simon Jordan likes it, saying “The Italians are renowned for? their style and quality in the design and manufacture of clothes and I believe this year’s kit will be received as one of the best yet.”
At this point it is worth remembering Jordan’s penchant for red jackets and Robbie Savage-style haircuts (say no more).
Yet again there is more mucking around with the stripes, another abomination of a home shirt. It makes me wonder quite what the chairman is thinking if he was the person who ultimately sanctioned this monstrosity.
On the plus side Dougie Freedman is modelling the away kit, so that? might indicate his return in some capacity next year is closer to being finalised.
New kits! [cpfc.org]
Preview of new kit [Holmesdale Online]
Rethink the design of the 2007/08 kits [petitiononline.com]
Can’t be allowed to happen. Here are some good reasons why: