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Holloway refuses to discuss Palace future

22 October 2013 03:30

Ian Holloway's future at Crystal Palace appears in serious doubt, after his team capitulated 4-1 at home against Fulham.

Crystal Palace fans showed their discontent with their manager after the final whistle, shouting 'out, out, out' as well as rudely gesturing towards Holloway as he entered the tunnel.

The fallout came after wonder goals from Fulham's Pajtim Kasami and Steve Sidwell condemned Crystal Palace to their fifth consecutive defeat in the English Premier League, despite taking an early lead through Adrian Mariappa.

Reports suggest Holloway was locked in a 60-minute meeting with co-chairman Steve Parish at the conclusion of Monday's match, where his future at the club was discussed.

The former Blackpool manager emerged from the discussion with Parish describing the downcast mood in the dressing room but defiantly refusing to discuss his future, believing he can drag the club out of their predicament.

"It's totally and utterly flat as a pancake in that dressing room," Holloway said.

"No-one wants to be on a run like this but it's happening, so we need to buck up, stick together and do something about it.

"I'm not talking about my future at the football club - only what's best for Palace, which is all I've ever done.

"I feel exactly the same way as the fans and if they want to moan at me, no problem.

"But I'm a very positive person and I still believe we can turn this round.

"We've lost five games since we announced our 25-man squad and something's not right - maybe we changed too much but that's what we have to work with until January."

Holloway will again meet with Parish on Tuesday morning but said this was standard practice following a game.

"I will be speaking to him on Tuesday morning when the lads are in," Holloway said.

"It is about what is right for the football club and that is what it will always be about between me and Steve.

"We will talk about some bits and pieces and learn from it. That is the meeting and that is what we always do."

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Competition
Premier League
Date
21 October 2013
Game week
8
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
1 - 2
Full-time
1 - 4
Venue
Selhurst Park (London)
Attendance
24881

Goals

1 - 0
1 - 1
19' P. Kasami
 (assist by S. Riether)
1 - 2
1 - 3
50' D. Berbatov
 (assist by B. Ruiz)
1 - 4
55' P. Senderos
 (assist by B. Ruiz)

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
14
29
9
8
19
28
34
# Player Bookings
35
16
20
13
14
22
23

Wednesday 16 April

Tuesday 15 April

23:36
23:34
23:04
23:02
22:39
22:27
21:06
20:24
19:30
19:17
18:05
18:04
17:32
17:30
17:20
16:26
16:17
16:12
16:02
15:55
15:39
14:57
14:45
14:44
14:27
13:48
13:34
13:19
13:04
12:38
12:17
12:17
11:27
11:14
10:54
10:43
10:26
10:07
09:57
09:37
08:14
07:28
06:56
06:53
06:50
06:23
06:08
05:55
04:42
03:29
02:50
02:46
02:01
01:16
00:29

Monday 14 April

23:55
23:23
23:20
22:35
22:11
22:10
21:22
19:48
19:32
19:17
19:02
18:58
18:49
18:44
18:36
17:56
17:41
17:37
17:19
16:51
16:36
16:29
16:14
16:03
15:34
15:32
15:13
14:44
14:42
14:34
14:30
14:18
14:11
14:08
13:54
13:12
12:58
12:50
12:32
12:05
11:43
11:09
11:03
10:50
10:18
10:05
09:54
09:47
09:30
08:11
07:02
05:40
05:38
05:35
03:38
03:18
02:34
02:30
01:41
01:26
00:36
00:31
00:08
00:03

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 34 +51 77
2 34 +42 75
3 32 +54 70
4 34 +18 67
5 33 +22 66
6 34 +0 60
7 33 +18 57
8 34 +5 48
9 34 -14 46
10 34 -10 43
11 34 -9 37
12 33 -15 37
13 33 -6 36
14 33 -14 34
15 34 -5 33
16 33 -11 33
17 34 -27 32
18 34 -40 30
19 34 -34 29
20 32 -25 25

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