Ian Holloway leaves Crystal Palace

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Crystal Palace's former boss Ian Holloway said he is paying the price for making too many changes by walking away from Selhurst Park by mutual consent.

After one win in eight games, culminating in Monday night's 4-1 defeat to Fulham, Holloway hinted he would walk, and it was confirmed at a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

Holloway brought in 14 players over the summer, something he admitted was a mistake.

He said: "I have pride in the job we've both done. It wasn't easy. If Steve's [Parish] last manager wasn't headhunted I wouldn't have been here.

"I have to hold my hand up and say we didn't keep the spirit that got us up. We changed too much too quickly."

He added: "Someone new coming in now with a tad more experience at this level will have 30 games left."

Holloway and co-chairman Parish moved to deny rumours there had been a falling out - Parish said: "I've enjoyed every minute of working with Ian. He leaves our club with his head held very high.

"Ian's contract at Crystal Palace has come to an end by mutual consent, he felt that a new approach might help keep us in the division."

Holloway said: "The four owners are unique. They are supporters of the club, and seven defeats out of eight is not good enough.

"I'm proud to have been involved with Palace and I wouldn't want to out-wear my welcome."

Many fans have called for Holloway's sacking after Monday's 4-1 home defeat to Fulham - the Eagles' seventh loss out of eight in the Premier League this season.

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8:09pm Wed 23 Oct 13

CROYDON RESI says...

You gotta be kidding, all that is correct, a team of strangers and a mistake bringing them all in. Should've kept Garvan etc, unlucky in losing Williams to Wales (again) + Bolasie, Murray etc. BUT please for the love of god tell me who can make players feel they suddenly know each other in a way Holloway can't - not saying he was great but can't see how a change makes the difference. We're going down anyway so keeping the continuity for the next promotion and by that time a club that has been united under one manager for say 3years is a much stronger proposition. We get a new "name" manager and go down, is this person gonna stay? NO they are not. So we get a new manager again next season - brilliant. Who's that then eh? Paulo Di Canio !!!!!!!!
You gotta be kidding, all that is correct, a team of strangers and a mistake bringing them all in. Should've kept Garvan etc, unlucky in losing Williams to Wales (again) + Bolasie, Murray etc. BUT please for the love of god tell me who can make players feel they suddenly know each other in a way Holloway can't - not saying he was great but can't see how a change makes the difference. We're going down anyway so keeping the continuity for the next promotion and by that time a club that has been united under one manager for say 3years is a much stronger proposition. We get a new "name" manager and go down, is this person gonna stay? NO they are not. So we get a new manager again next season - brilliant. Who's that then eh? Paulo Di Canio !!!!!!!! CROYDON RESI
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9:34pm Wed 23 Oct 13

C.Rodders.Jefferson says...

Southern softies, what a load of shiite.
Southern softies, what a load of shiite. C.Rodders.Jefferson
  • Score: -5

2:07am Thu 24 Oct 13

molsey says...

CROYDON RESI wrote:
You gotta be kidding, all that is correct, a team of strangers and a mistake bringing them all in. Should've kept Garvan etc, unlucky in losing Williams to Wales (again) + Bolasie, Murray etc. BUT please for the love of god tell me who can make players feel they suddenly know each other in a way Holloway can't - not saying he was great but can't see how a change makes the difference. We're going down anyway so keeping the continuity for the next promotion and by that time a club that has been united under one manager for say 3years is a much stronger proposition. We get a new "name" manager and go down, is this person gonna stay? NO they are not. So we get a new manager again next season - brilliant. Who's that then eh? Paulo Di Canio !!!!!!!!
De Canio, good choice.
[quote][p][bold]CROYDON RESI[/bold] wrote: You gotta be kidding, all that is correct, a team of strangers and a mistake bringing them all in. Should've kept Garvan etc, unlucky in losing Williams to Wales (again) + Bolasie, Murray etc. BUT please for the love of god tell me who can make players feel they suddenly know each other in a way Holloway can't - not saying he was great but can't see how a change makes the difference. We're going down anyway so keeping the continuity for the next promotion and by that time a club that has been united under one manager for say 3years is a much stronger proposition. We get a new "name" manager and go down, is this person gonna stay? NO they are not. So we get a new manager again next season - brilliant. Who's that then eh? Paulo Di Canio !!!!!!!![/p][/quote]De Canio, good choice. molsey
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11:09am Thu 24 Oct 13

Frank Brock says...

Come back Iain Dowie
Come back Iain Dowie Frank Brock
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11:14am Thu 24 Oct 13

Gypo.Joe says...

Come back Malcolm Allison, well ya going down anyway.

ROFL
Come back Malcolm Allison, well ya going down anyway. ROFL Gypo.Joe
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10:36am Fri 25 Oct 13

rescoffering says...

...i had a large wager on the eagles going dahn 'gypo joe' you gotta think 'business' these days!! rofl!! :)
...i had a large wager on the eagles going dahn 'gypo joe' you gotta think 'business' these days!! rofl!! :) rescoffering
  • Score: -1

11:00am Fri 25 Oct 13

Gypo.Joe says...

rescoffering wrote:
...i had a large wager on the eagles going dahn 'gypo joe' you gotta think 'business' these days!! rofl!! :)
Well for sure you need all the dollar you can get old knocker Daley.


ROFLMAO.
[quote][p][bold]rescoffering[/bold] wrote: ...i had a large wager on the eagles going dahn 'gypo joe' you gotta think 'business' these days!! rofl!! :)[/p][/quote]Well for sure you need all the dollar you can get old knocker Daley. ROFLMAO. Gypo.Joe
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