Patrick Vieira | Crystal Palace Manager

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I pondered about Frank, Pep and Klopp but voted Vieira in the end.
 

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Really impressed with how he's got Palace playing. He's one of the most underrated managers in the league, better than a lot of the trendy names that get bounced around this forum.
Like? Only manager who is very highly rated is Potter (from non top 6 clubs).
 

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Deserved Palace have been good this season I also anticipated that they would struggle given this is Patrick's breakout season.
 

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Other than his name, there’s no reason for him to have gotten this job.
Je ne regrette rien.
 

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Very good manager. Like his teams intensity. They have some brilliant players too. If they can keep them, I predict a great season next year.
 

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A bit surprised he made it on the list tbh but it’s great recognition for the job he’s done. He just fits the club perfectly really. This video sums it up for me, he does an awful lot of this kind of community work which isn’t often seen but even then is demanding more from Benteke and Eze. In every video I see you can tell he has a great relationship with the players. Has turned out to be an excellent appointment.

 
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A bit surprised he made it on the list tbh but it’s great recognition for the job he’s done. He just fits the club perfectly really. This video sums it up for me, he does an awful lot of this kind of community work which isn’t often seen but even then is demanding more from Benteke and Eze. In every video I see you can tell he has a great relationship with the players. Has turned out to be an excellent appointment.

Lovely video that
 

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Lovely video that
Isn't it just.

Kid: Is that Benteke?

Viera: Benteke? Yes. Maybe you should tell him to run a bit faster.

Tickled me.

Anyway, totally deserves it. They've done a great job of rebuilding a decrepit Palace team in such a short amount of time and he's lead them brilliantly.

Proved a lot of people wrong (Me included!) Who had him down as a sacked by December type, thought it'd be a car crash. Good for them.
 
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A bit surprised he made it on the list tbh but it’s great recognition for the job he’s done. He just fits the club perfectly really. This video sums it up for me, he does an awful lot of this kind of community work which isn’t often seen but even then is demanding more from Benteke and Eze. In every video I see you can tell he has a great relationship with the players. Has turned out to be an excellent appointment.

This is probably very dumb of me, but that's the first time I see a black kid with down's syndrome.

Very heartwarming video. Is there a Down's syndrome league?
 

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I had him pegged as the first to get sacked this season. Shows what I know.
 

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Nonchalantly scoring the winner...
A bit surprised he made it on the list tbh but it’s great recognition for the job he’s done. He just fits the club perfectly really. This video sums it up for me, he does an awful lot of this kind of community work which isn’t often seen but even then is demanding more from Benteke and Eze. In every video I see you can tell he has a great relationship with the players. Has turned out to be an excellent appointment.

Two words - Absolute Quality.

I Love this Palace side so much. Stick in 2 top class CBs and we’d be Top 4 easily.

Viera has been a great fit. Shame he’ll prob go to Arse when Arteta is sacked.
 

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A bit surprised he made it on the list tbh but it’s great recognition for the job he’s done. He just fits the club perfectly really. This video sums it up for me, he does an awful lot of this kind of community work which isn’t often seen but even then is demanding more from Benteke and Eze. In every video I see you can tell he has a great relationship with the players. Has turned out to be an excellent appointment.

Lovely video. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Two words - Absolute Quality.

I Love this Palace side so much. Stick in 2 top class CBs and we’d be Top 4 easily.

Viera has been a great fit. Shame he’ll prob go to Arse when Arteta is sacked.
Tbf your CBs aren't bad. If you had one class ball playing one next to Guehi you'd do pretty well I think really. Tomkins is a pretty good player himself and barely gets a game. I've been impressed with Schlupp this year in midfield but I still think you could do with a DM personally. Very likeable side you have though (albeit it's difficult to like Zaha most of the time the whingeing git! :lol:)
 

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A bit surprised he made it on the list tbh but it’s great recognition for the job he’s done. He just fits the club perfectly really. This video sums it up for me, he does an awful lot of this kind of community work which isn’t often seen but even then is demanding more from Benteke and Eze. In every video I see you can tell he has a great relationship with the players. Has turned out to be an excellent appointment.

Fantastic video and great work by the club. I think I might have to adopt Palace as my second team at this rate!
 

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Two words - Absolute Quality.

I Love this Palace side so much. Stick in 2 top class CBs and we’d be Top 4 easily.

Viera has been a great fit. Shame he’ll prob go to Arse when Arteta is sacked.
You not rate Andersen and Guehi?! We conceded a lot of goals from set-pieces earlier in the season but him and Guehi are about as good a parternship as you can expect IMO, both are brilliant players. Midfield is the area that needs a bit of reworking for me, expecting a DM and CM in the summer.
 

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Tbf your CBs aren't bad. If you had one class ball playing one next to Guehi you'd do pretty well I think really. Tomkins is a pretty good player himself and barely gets a game. I've been impressed with Schlupp this year in midfield but I still think you could do with a DM personally. Very likeable side you have though (albeit it's difficult to like Zaha most of the time the whingeing git! :lol:)
I think the guy you're responding to is a United fan, hence the top 4 reference.
 

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You not rate Andersen and Guehi?! We conceded a lot of goals from set-pieces earlier in the season but him and Guehi are about as good a parternship as you can expect IMO, both are brilliant players. Midfield is the area that needs a bit of reworking for me, expecting a DM and CM in the summer.

Yeah, I'm surprised the poster doesn't like these 2, I thought they were highly rated and doing well?
 

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Tbf your CBs aren't bad. If you had one class ball playing one next to Guehi you'd do pretty well I think really. Tomkins is a pretty good player himself and barely gets a game. I've been impressed with Schlupp this year in midfield but I still think you could do with a DM personally. Very likeable side you have though (albeit it's difficult to like Zaha most of the time the whingeing git! :lol:)
Andersen is excellent imo.

Got to sort out the CF given Mateta is being given another run but not scoring much and Edouard seemingly not rated there.

Conor Gallagher will be a big miss aswell as assume he'll get a fair chance at Chelsea next season.
 

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Yeah has to be 8/10 or higher. Excellent season. I know their fans really hate Chelsea but I can't help but have a soft spot for them.
 

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Looks like they're close to getting Flynn Downes from Swansea. Really good player, very comfortable on the ball and has a physical presence too.
 

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So will this be to replace Gallagher? Or to shore up midfield and let Eze, Olise etc push up more?
I think the latter, at Swansea he played very deep and was someone who always made himself available as an option to recycle the ball and position himself to help negate counters. Very safe on the ball but could progress the ball and didn't mind taking it under pressure either. Despite his size he was good at getting stuck in too.
 

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So will this be to replace Gallagher? Or to shore up midfield and let Eze, Olise etc push up more?
Rumour has it we want 3 midfielders this summer! Kouyate is going on a free, we need the Gallagher replacement and there are question marks over Luka Milivojevic. James McArthur is also 35 this season.

Cheick Doucoure is basically a done deal pending the work permit, heard brilliant things about him so am very excited about that one. I think he’ll be the box to box midfielder.

Downes also makes a lot of sense and we were in for him when he was at Ipswich. Think he’ll be competing with Will Hughes at the base of the midfield with Kouyate going.

Then we’re linked with Joe Aribo and Morgan Gibbs-White to play in the more advanced role.

DM: Hughes/Downes
B2B: Doucoure/McArthur
AM: Eze/Aribo or MGW

Obviously some flexibility in those roles as well, most of them are quite versatile.

Good options IMO and we’ll probably get Downes, Doucoure and Aribo for less than Chelsea would want for Gallagher if they decided to sell.
 
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