Why Roy Hodgson could be flawless for Palace

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Palace are without a goal in their opening five league matches, a Premier League record, but not for want of trying. You have to work for these things.

As a centre-back, he would often put me in a three-against-two situation so I would be outnumbered in order to work on moving my feet, my positional play and my relationship to the other players on the pitch.

"I thought in the first half we were very nervous, people didn't show any real confidence on the ball at all".

Palace went into today's game at home to Southampton not having scored in the four PL games under Frank de Boer. If Palace believe in him as players and as a team, they will be very, very hard to play against after a while.

A attractive effort from Manolo Gabbiadini against West Ham, and a tap in from Steven Davis against Crystal Palace.

The 70-year-old said he would continue to assess his squad to find the best players for the task ahead, which includes visiting title contenders Manchester City and Manchester United before hosting Chelsea in Palace's next three league games.

Really, only Sir Bobby Robson enjoyed success after his England reign, and he reflected most days on the near-miss of that Turin semi-final at Italia '90.

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Roy Hodgson is confident of turning Crystal Palace's fortunes around - but admits things may get worse before they get better.

Crystal Palace chief Steve Parish has made a bit of a mug of himself after saying everybody should calm down after only a few defeats, with it then emerging that Palace started looking for a new boss before the global break - only two weeks into the season.

Redknapp continued: 'You have to get after the ball.

CRSYTAL PALACE now have the unwanted honour of being the WORST attacking team to start a Premier League season.

"We've already had four defeats, now it's five but nothing I can say will change those five results, nothing I can say will score a goal in those five games or give us any points from those five games".

On his super Mario he said: "Mario is the style of player we didn't have before and he can help make us stronger".

Steven Davis' early strike earned Southampton their second win of the season and condemned Crystal Palace to a fifth consecutive defeat.