A lot of Crystal Palace fans are discussing former manager Ian Holloway following a fan asking whether he was a ‘hero’ or ‘zero’ during his time at the club on Twitter.
Holloway is known for his great personality and there was a lot of excitement when he took over from Dougie Freedman in November 2012, per Transfermarkt. At the time the Eagles were battling near the top of the Championship and hoping they could make the playoffs, via Crystal Palace.
Was Holloway a hero or zero during his time at the club?
Holloway would make it to the playoffs with the South London side, and defeat rivals Brighton and then Watford at Wembley meaning Palace gained the promotion to the Premier League that their fans dreamed about, via BBC Sport.
Although the fairy tale would not end well, as Holloway left the job in October 2013 after a 4-1 defeat which saw the club bottom of the Premier League and with only one win, via Transfermarkt, he is still greatly appreciated for getting the team to where they are today, whilst also respected for stepping down when realising he could not keep the club in the Premier League.
His record of 14 wins, 14 draws and 18 losses isn’t the best, and means he had a win percentage of 30%, via QPR, but he has been deemed a hero by many for his career at the club and gaining that crucial promotion.
Here is what fans had to say following the tweet, with one suggesting he is “more highly regarded” than his predecessor Dougie Freedman…
So today’s past #cpfc manager is Ian Holloway he took over in Nov 2012 winning his first game 5-0. In May Ian guided Palace to the Premier league via the play offs. In October 2013 less than a year after joining Ian left by mutual consent. Is Ian a hero/zero or in between pic.twitter.com/gqNlztwqF6
— Jason Cadle 🦅 (@WhyteleafeEagle) May 11, 2020
Really wish it had worked out for him but with so many new signings it needed time to bed in and without Wilf.
Got us to the playoffs and we didn’t concede a goal.
Just for the dance in the changing room alone…. HERO
— Andy Lucey🦅🔴🔵 (@andy_lucey) May 11, 2020
Hero, guided us through a very tricky set of play off games.
— Ian Griffiths (@33nAthirdBuddha) May 11, 2020
Hero. Took us up. Entertained us with comedy interviews. Knew when to walk away.
— Chris Clark (@chrisclarkcpfc) May 11, 2020
Hero, more highly regarded than Dougie for me
— Sam Waters (@SamWaters1994) May 11, 2020
Absolute hero. We don’t have what we have today without his at that time. Left at the right time as well.
— Nav_is_tweeting (@tweetingnav) May 11, 2020
Hero – Masterfully guided us through two tricky Play-Off games, and selflessly left to give us best chance of survival. Just a shame he went mad in that summer transfer window
— J⚡️ (@J__CPFC) May 11, 2020
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