According to The London Evening Standard Alan Pardew and his coaching staff at Crystal Palace are using technology to check up on whether their players are doing the tactical ‘homework’ they are set before a game.
Our local Eagles fans here in the Transfer Tavern can’t believe the extent to which their club is going to now to earn an advantage but it seems they’re not alone.
Most Premier League clubs can now offer their players the opportunity to access video clips of their opponents so they can learn what they might be expected to do.
The south Londoners are no different, though ‘Pardiola’ also now uses an app that allows him to check whether his players have actually carried out his orders.
Speaking to the NFL show on BBC TV the Palace manager said: “You know what, we know when we’ve been on there too because it registers with our main computer.
”If I said to you ‘have been you been watching your player?’ and you said ‘yeah gaffer, yeah yeah yeah’ and I see you haven’t used it I know.”
Palace lost 1-0 at the weekend to West Ham and travel to Leicester City on Saturday.
Over the past few years, they’ve transcended from the side managed by Ian Holloway and Neil Warnock into one able to attract players such as Yohan Cabaye and Chrisitan Benteke.
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