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

Harry Kane and his England team-mates (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Tottenham, West Ham and QPR fielded the most English players of London’s six Premier League clubs in the last round of games, according to a new survey

Rafael van der Vaart of Netherlands   (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images,)

Hamburg midfielder Rafael van der Vaart will be available on a free transfer this summer when he is released by the German club.

Edin Dzeko (R) of Manchester City.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Check out our handy round-up of the best transfer stories from around the web.

Crystal Palace Wikipedia Quiz

Crystal Palace have had their fair share of legends and some may even be nearing that title in the current squad.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Crystal Palace Transfer

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Rafael van der Vaart of Netherlands   (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images,)

Hamburg midfielder Rafael van der Vaart will be available on a free transfer this summer when he is released by the German club.

Read more
Harry Redknapp
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Edin Dzeko (R) of Manchester City.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Check out our handy round-up of the best transfer stories from around the web.

Read more
Didier Drogba
Friday, March 27, 2015
Robert Tesche of Nottingham Forest keeps an eye on Jonny Williams of Ipswich Town  (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace playmaker Jonny Williams has praised fans of both the Eagles and Ipswich Town as he nears his comeback from injury.

Read more
Alan Pardew