Crystal Palace confirmed on Tuesday that they have cancelled their pre-season friendly with Portsmouth.
And, as to be expected, a number of Palace fans have been reacting to the update on social media.
The Eagles, who are currently at St George’s Park for a week-long training camp, were set to face the League One side in their first friendly on Friday.
However, that is now off, with Palace not revealing the reason why the behind closed doors fixture had to be postponed.
New manager Patrick Vieira won’t have to wait too much longer to see his Palace side in action, though.
A meeting with Walsall this Saturday is now the club’s first pre-season fixture, with a 1 pm kick-off in the West Midlands.
Where will Palace finish this season?
16th or lower
Palace fans react
Palace shared the news regarding the Portsmouth fixture on their official Twitter page. This is what these Eagles supporters had to say in reply, with one describing it as ’embarrassing’ and others believing it could be due to a lack of first-team players.
“Out of curiosity, when do we have to submit the 25 man squad list to the PL? I think we’re end up signing 6 but some of the youngsters are going to have to be fast tracked to up their age groups/to the first team because of our situation. Not seen anything like it”
“embarrassing and disappointing not only wasting our time but other clubs why not tweet when we can actually field a squad”
“This is Embarrassing.”
“one month to go and we still can’t field an 11”
“Gonna confirm why?”
“do you reckon it’s actually because we don’t have any players”
In other news: ‘Kidding me?’ – Many Palace fans fume as transfer talks emerge, find out more here.
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