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SEASON SNAPSHOT: Crystal Palace disappoint after promising 2014/15

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.


EAGLES SNAPSHOT

POSITION:15th

WIN-DRAW-LOSS RECORD:11-9-18

POINTS:42

GOALS FOR-AGAINST:39-51


PALACE'S TOP 3

SCORERS:Yannick Bolasie, Yohan Cabaye, Scott Dann, Connor Wickham all 5

ASSISTS:Wilfried Zaha 5, Damien Delaney 4, Jason Puncheon, Connor Wickham, Yannick Bolasie all 3

CLEAN SHEETS (leader):Wayne Hennessey 8

YELLOW CARDS: Yohan Cabaye, Scott Dann both 7, Mile Jedinak, Pape Souare both 6

RED CARDS: Pape Souare, Dwight Gayle both 1

EA SPORTS Player Performance Index:Scott Dann 480, Yannick Bolasie 469, Yohan Cabaye 397


TRIBAL'S TOP BOY

Scott Dann


TWITTER TALK


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


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