Ian Holloway set for showdown talks with Crystal Palace chairman
Monday’s night’s match against Fulham was an opportunity for Crystal Palace to gain a valuable three points although a 4-1 reverse against the Cottagers means they remain 19th with just one win on the board all season.
October 22nd, 2013
Three goals in the space of ten minutes saw the scoreline go from 1-1 to 4-1, with the Eagles collapsing against a Fulham team not renowned for their scoring prowess, with Ian Holloway potentially facing the sack today.
The Palace manager refused to discuss his future after the game and will hold talks with co-chairman Steve Parish on Tuesday where the former Blackpool boss might be relieved of his duties following a humiliating defeat.
“We talk all the time and I’ll be speaking to him tomorrow morning,” said Holloway, whose team face Arsenal on Saturday. “It’s about what’s right for the football club and that’s what it will always be about for me and Steve.
“I’m not talking about my future at this football club. Me and the chairman signed all these players together in the summer and he always comes down after a game to have a chat. It was just a bit longer this time because I spent longer with the players trying to pick them up.”
Palace are without a clean sheet all season and Holloway has called for his team to rally after a series of unacceptable performances in his eyes.
“We’ve lost five games since we named the [squad of] 25 and there’s something wrong there,” said Holloway, who took a call from the Palace chief executive, Phil Alexander, at his press briefing. “I don’t feel we have the same spirit. That squad is what we’ve got till January, so they better buck up and learn to stick together.”