As weeks go, it doesn’t get much worse than the one we saw for Crystal Palace and their fans here in the Tavern are in absolute disarray after the 4-0 home thrashing to relegation rivals Sunderland.
The Eagles were 4-0 down at half time to one of the division’s biggest relegation strugglers and many are now beginning to question whether Big Sam really is the man to take things forward at Selhurst Park.
The former England man arrived at the club with an immaculate record of keeping team’s in the division but with the Eagles seriously struggling, many are now beginning to wonder what lies ahead for the club.
What certainly does lie ahead is another tough game this weekend, this time against Stoke City, who will fancy their chances after Palace folded at home last weekend.
And with the Palace punters in here pretty down about things right now, how should Sam line up his troops for the crunch fixture against the Potters?
Here’s the team we think Palace should go with if they’ve got any chance of doing better this weekend…