Yet another defeat in what has been a miserable month for us, this one coming at home to Wolves. They struck twice in the last fifteen minutes to come away with a 2-0 win yesterday. Among their goalscorers was Kevin Kyle, who seemingly always scores against us.
On top of this Neil Warnock has put Shefki Kuqi on the transfer list after the striker responded to cheers upon his substitution with what was reported as “a crude gesture”. A bad end to a bad month – we only took two points from a possible 15 – roll on March.
Crystal Palace 0-2 Wolverhampton Wanderers [BBC Sport]
Kuqi transfer-listed over gesture [BBC Sport]
And by this I mean losing 2-0 at Charlton, Luke Varney with both goals in the second half for the home team.
I’m not particularly keen on the strategy of being a goal down late on, bringing on Shefki Kuqi and taking off Clinton Morrison shortly afterwards. I know who I feel is more of a threat in front of goal. Anyway, I’ll give Warnock a mulligan on that given his recent run. However the current form guide shows us having gained one point from our last nine, something we need to improve if we want to make the play-offs.
Charlton Athletic 2-0 Crystal Palace [BBC Sport]
The transfer window closed on Friday night, and here is a summary of all the ins and outs at Selhurst Park:
- Besian Idrizaj, Liverpool (loan)
- Paul Dickov, Manchester City (loan)
- Shefki Kuqi, Fulham (loan)
- Lewis Grabban, Motherwell (loan)
Interesting talk about our beleaguered striker. This one seems to be gathering pace, and is a rumour to keep an eye on.
Kuqi to Ipswich? [cpfc.org]
For everyone who was doomsaying about my trip down to watch us play Preston (including myself) needn’t have worried. Palace produced what many considered to be their best performance of the season, leading to a 3-0 win.
Palace’s goals came from a first-half double from Shefki Kuqi and a second half header from Leon Cort. Preston provided a few bursts of comedy, first from Brett Ormerod’s fantastic miskick and then from the substituted David Nugent, who proceeded to throw a succession of boots, socks and shinpads from the Preston bench when he was taken off.