Palace boss says fixture computer needs a kicking after Leeds and Hull trips

07:36 30 November 2012

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace's manager Ian Holloway. Photo credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS

EMPICS Sport

Ian Holloway is hoping Crystal Palace overcome their scheduling nightmare and resume their assault on the Championship title.

Wasteful Palace were held to a goalless draw at Hull on Tuesday night and Holloway was left to stew on the fixture list throughout the long journey home.

Victory would have seen them overtake Cardiff at the summit of the table and they must beat Brighton tomorrow to maintain the pressure on the Welsh club.

“It’s a madness of a trip that we got back at 3am after going up to Leeds [on Saturday],” Holloway said.

“That computer that does these games needs a right good volley! How can Hull have been a midweek fixture? How can that be?”

Brighton are one point outside the play-offs in seventh following their 2-0 victory over Bristol City and boss Gus Poyet wants the clash with Palace to be remembered for the right reasons.

“I hope it will be a proper game with no problems. Fans do enjoy those kinds of games,” he said.

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Crystal Palace news

Ashley Cole of AS Roma  (Photo by Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images)

Former Chelsea and Arsenal defender Ashley Cole has been made available by Italian club Roma.

Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

QPR owner Tony Fernandes has admitted he could lose his key players this summer, but only if his £15million valuation is met.

Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace celebrates with team mate Joel Ward. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Harry Redknapp has tipped Crystal Palace to enjoy a memorable season under Alan Pardew.

Pedro Rodriguez of FC Barcelona (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

It is set to be another busy week in the capital and here are Tuesday’s main transfer stories from around the web.

Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish hopes Crystal Palace can win a major trophy for the first time in their history in 2015/16.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Read more
Terrific tea, creamy cakes and splendid sandwiches at Mews of Mayfair.

Celebrate a truly quintessentially British tradition with the chance of winning a luxurious Afternoon Tea for two people at Mews of Mayfair, complete with a glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne.

Read more
Get up close and personal to this global phenomenon!

Following a sell-out 2014 run, the global phenomenon that is Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is back in London, running at the Dominion Theatre in the heart of the West End until 5th September 2015.

Read more