Crystal Palace endured a subpar 2015/16 Premier League season.
Alan Pardew's Eagles were tipped by many to firmly force their way into the top half of the standings having secured a 10th-placed finish the season prior.
A bright start to the campaign saw the South Londoners win five of their opening eight fixtures only to fall away horribly in the new year where they lost nine of 11 and won just twice in 21 outings after Christmas.
Perhaps they placed precedence on the FA Cup, making it to the final, but ultimately it was a disappointing campaign from the Selhurst Park outfit.
Some added attacking nous in the summer transfer market would certainly be handy while bringing in genuine but affordable quality at the back could also benefit the Eagles.
2016/17 is shaping as a vital campaign in Croydon, especially after it emerged that Pardew is set to sign a long-term deal, and we have all seen where that has got him in the past.
PALACE'S TOP 3
CLEAN SHEETS (leader):Wayne Hennessey 8
RED CARDS: Pape Souare, Dwight Gayle both 1
TRIBAL'S TOP BOY
Gutted about yesterday but thank God regardless for giving us the… https://t.co/YDiAeZr8yA
— Wilfried Zaha (@wilfriedzaha) May 22, 2016
Together Stronger #yb#cpfcpic.twitter.com/Lu5GLA70b0
— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) May 21, 2016
Thanks everyone for your support, you've been amazing from the start until the end. #cpfcfamily#squad#teamcabayepic.twitter.com/yFtgDh4uU1
— Yohan Cabaye (@YCabayeofficiel) May 23, 2016
I'd like to say a massive thank you to all the Crystal Palace fans for all your support this season. All of you have been immense @CPFC
— Wayne Hennessey (@WayneHennessey1) May 22, 2016
FROM THE BOSS
“I think we have got to get players who are better than this.
“There is no point in getting players who are not potentially better than the ones we have got. Well, then they have got to be good players.
“So will there be a big name in there? There's going to need to be."
- Alan Pardew, after the FA Cup loss to Man Utd, May 2016
*Thanks to Opta
7 – Five of Crystal Palace's seven wins in 2016 have been secured in the FA Cup. Focus.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 16, 2016
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