Quite so, especially remembering the ****-up relegations of 1993 and 1973 (as opposed to most of our others, which were done and dusted by Easter). Opinions are mixed in the comments under the Grauniad's match reports. Some folks say that we'd have won these games anyway under Vieira, who was harshly treated by the chairman. Others reckon that the players seem more confident under Hodgson, and able to express themselves against the current run of opponents. Everyone says that actually picking Eze is a step in the right direction, and I'm wondering whether we may actually be better without Zaha nowadays.wpd probably won't thank me for tempting fate like this, but I guess one has to doff the cap to Woy.
I was far from convinced, especially after the damp squib stay at Watford, but he's probably already done enough to make sure the Beagles are in the Prem next year.
Completely agree about Hodgson next season and, as I said a week or two previously, I'd happily see Potter in charge then. That being said, I don't have the first clue about who may be available from overseas. I'd never heard of the guy who replaced Potter at Brighton, so who knows whether there are better options available.As I said many times I think you were too good to go down anyway. Forest are in 18th and they're leagues worse than Palace. We played Forest 4 times this season and 4 times they folded without a fight, Vieira's Palace gave us a really rough time home and away.
But I also think you can do better than Vieira. Right decision as long as he doesn't keep Hodgson after this season.
I was about to scoff and then I looked at Chelsea's fixtures over the next few weeks. No idea about yours and Fulham's. I don't know. As I just mentioned, we have been a bit lucky in all three matches under Hodgson, and that can change. Especially against sides who can actually finish.They will probably finish above Chelsea. Might even catch us and Fulham.