Match Pack: Crystal Palace

It’s a massive game at Selhurst Park – make sure you join MSS for the prematch!

 

Prematch Pubs

MSS have chosen the Barrowboy and Banker at London Bridge as a prematch pub for saturday’s game. We have used the pub in the past and it is extremely close to London Bridge Station.

For those based south of the Thames who are keen to avoid a trip into Central London then join a group Boro fans who are meeting at the Moon Under Water in Balham (SW12 9BP).

Getting there

According to advice from the Crystal Palace FC website, Selhurst park is served by three train stations: Norwood Junction, Thornton Heath and Selhurst Station. The quickest route to the ground is a Norwood Junction train from London Bridge which takes either 13 or 24 minutes. The ground is a 15 minute walk from Norwood Junction station.

Mini Match Pack
Middlesbrough goals are like London buses – you wait ages for one and then three come along at once. Fresh from a free-scoring display against Oxford United the Boro turn their attention back to the meat and drink of the ongoing relegation scrap at the bottom of the Premier League – starting with a proverbial six-pointer at free-falling Crystal Palace.

Palace are in awful form. A change of calendar year and a change of manager have done nothing to arrest a slide which began in January 2016. They are bottom in the Premier League form table over the last 10 games – just four points in that time has seen them slide from lower mid-table to second bottom. The new manager bounce expected by Sam Allerdyce’s appointment never materialised, especially at home, where they are without a win since December 3rd.

Boro will look to avenge the defeat suffered when these two teams met earlier this season. Our last win at Selhurst Park came in September 2011 courtesy of a Marvin Emnes goal, however, we’ll be keen to avoid a repeat of the 4-1 drubbing suffered on our last visit in February 2013.

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