Well today has come at last, both sets of fans will be nervous, but full of voice, both teams fired up, its going to be a good one, good luck all.
Palace are unfortunate to go into the play offs as favorites, which as we know can backfire big time, it will only fire the other teams up to give them that bit more.
Bristol City have had a great season, they have been up there or about for most of this term, a great feat for a club that was only promoted from League one last season, hopefully from a Palace fans point of view the play off’s will be too much for them.
‘I can’t think of a better achievement in my career. To go from second bottom in November into the play-offs, never mind winning them, is a great effort from all the lads.
‘It’s been a great challenge. We haven’t spent much money and brought the kids through as no one wanted to play for us, so it’s remarkable.
‘The referee will need to be strong and I’m pleased that we’ve got two full-time officials.’
Crystal Palace Team News:
Victor Moses has made it through training so he looks set to start which should be an unchanged side.
Team to follow later.
Player to watch: Neil Warnock
The master himself will be firing up the Palace, both fans and players, which hopefully will see us through, officials beware,lol.
Bristol City Team News:
Marvin Elliott should be fit, Lee Johnson should also be available.
Player to watch: Marvin ‘Marvellous’ Elliott
Their young player of the year, could be a handlul if fully fit, and also another player we nearly went for, hopefully he doesnt come back to haunt us.
Match Facts & Stats
Bristol City 1-1 Palace
Monday February 18 2008
Bristol City: Basso, Orr, McCombe, Fontaine (Vasko 84), McAllister, Sproule (Byfield 69), Johnson, Elliott, Carle (Trundle 69), McIndoe, Adebola
Subs Not Used: Weale, Skuse
Goals: McCombe 90
Palace: Speroni, Butterfield, Hudson, Hills, Lawrence, Soares (Scannell 69), Hill, Derry (Fonte 85), Watson, Fletcher, Kuqi (Scowcroft 79)
Subs Not Used: Morrison, Ifill
Booked: Hill, Lawrence, Soares, Scowcroft, Hudson
Goals: Hills 61
M J JONES.
Assistants: J Collin and P Quinn.
Fourth official: R J Booth.
2-0 to Palace.
Bristol City V Crystal Palace
Tuesday 13th May 2008 KO 19:45