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Reflecting on Palace draw

Reflecting on Palace draw

I cannot lie, going into the Palace game I would have been very happy to come away with a point - I would have bitten the hand off that was offering it - although after coming away from Selhurst with a point after a 0-0 draw I am 'slightly' disappointed...

Whilst I was not at the game I do think that we had the better of the chances so it 'could' have been more, but I am all in all content with our lot!

Quite clearly we went to Palace looking for a point, we set-up to get this but also had enough about us to look to force the win - the set-up, and balance, was just about right like it was when we went to Ipswich, this time though we did get that point and were not beaten.

Guy Whittingham, in what could quite possibly - maybe even likely - be his last game in caretaker charge (along with Stuart Gray) was happy enough, telling The Pompey Site: 'We're pleased with that performance after the bad result at Derby.

'We came to Palace determined not to concede a goal and although we had to make several key blocks and challenges, Stephen Henderson did not have a save to make.

'It was a very good display and a great reaction to Derby. Palace came into the game third in the table and have some good, quick players, but we dealt with them well.'

Being 'solid' and 'well organised' is not something that we have always been on the road in recent times, although we were last night.

Yep, it was a good point well earned: 'we were well organised and I thought Tal Ben Haim dealt very well with Wilfried Zaha. Hayden Mullins was very solid, like all the lads, and Aaron Mokoena came in and did a good job.

'Jason Pearce hit the post and we could have won it at the end when Dave Kitson had his chance. Kits was disappointed but we reminded him how well he played, particularly in helping out defensively.

'It's significant to the players to get that point. Our away performances have not been great this season but we were very resilient and we want to become a side that make it very hard for the opposition to break us down.'

Not since Bristol City in August have we managed to keep a cleansheet on our travels so this is another plus going into the weekend game again Forest.

Will we have a new manager in place by then though?

If so will it be the 'seemingly' more likely option of Sean O'Driscoll or 'the baby faced assassin' himself Ole Gunnar Solskjaer...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Wednesday November 2 2011
Time: 9:56AM

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fair play to the lads for keeping a clean sheet and maybe guy should get his boots on,,,, we badly need a goalscorer. bring on the new manager pup
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02/11/2011 11:25:00
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how about Gosport Boroughs new hotshot striker
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