Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v C Palace

Sunday, 03 May 2015, 13:30

Barclays Prem

Selhurst Park

Last Game

C Palace 0 - 2 Hull City

Saturday, 25 April 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Pulis plotting Palace survival

Tony Pulis is hoping to replicate his recruitment successes with Stoke City as he plots Crystal Palace's Premier League salvation.

Last Updated: 30/12/13 at 23:56 Post Comment

Tony Pulis: Proud of his record in the transfer market

Tony Pulis: Proud of his record in the transfer market

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Pulis took over at Selhurst Park in November since when the Eagles have won three games to move outside the bottom three.

But Pulis knows that he will have to enjoy some good fortune as well as shrewd forward-planning in January if he is to secure survival at Selhurst Park this spring.

"Every club I've been at, I don't think anyone can decry me spending too much and not giving them a return on their money," he said.

"I have always prided myself in that respect and if I bring players in they will be coming in to help us initially stay in the Premier League.

"If they are older players you keep the value by staying in the Premier League or they are young and they actually gain value.

"At Stoke if you look at Ryan Shawcross, Asmir Begovic, Marc Wilson and Steven Nzonzi - they have all maintained Premier League football for Stoke City.

"Their value now compared to what we paid at the time would have gone through the roof - if we could do the same at this football club then I would be doing somersaults.

"I'm hoping and praying that one or two things will drop for us. Both in terms of players who are not in the squad or around the squad, moving them on and letting them play. That might leave us a little room to manoeuvre and bring a few in."

With yet another 'key game' looming in the shape of Norwich City on New Year's Day, Pulis is refusing to get too carried away with their recent successes.

"I'm just concerned about the next game and the next game," he said.

"If you pat yourself on the back for having a good performance this game will kick you up the backside but if you get down and depressed you drag other people down with you.

"You have to be upbeat and positive and though it affects you, you have to get over it as soon as you can - whether that is a good or a bad performance.

"When I say I'm never happy - I think you can never be happy with your lot. If you are driven then you strive to improve, you mustn't confuse that for not being happy. In respect of striving to get better all the time that is who I am.

"It is the New Year, it is not the end of the season. The most important thing is that we stay focused and that we prepare properly for Wednesday and the next game, until the end of the season or until we get the points to keep us in the Premier League."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

o credit to Brendan for playing an innovative 'False No.1' for the first half of the season?

balls-to-monty
Football365's Top Ten PL Goalkeepers

I

ve been really impressed by Adrian when I've seen West Ham matches. Really good keeper and has earnt the 'Ammers many a point this season. Wouldn't swap Lloris for anyone either, he's currently far too good for us.

dryice
Football365's Top Ten PL Goalkeepers

H

ow is Mignolet, most PL clean sheets this season, not a part of this list? Ridiculous!

mahzaib aziz
Football365's Top Ten PL Goalkeepers

Footer 365

Nigel Pearson warns Leicester winning run is worth nothing yet

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson is delighted to be out of the Premier League's bottom three but has warned his players they have achieved nothing yet.

Jose Mourinho expects tough battle for Chelsea at Leicester

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho expects Leicester to avoid relegation from the Premier League and is predicting a tough game on Wednesday.

PSG chief: Edinson Cavani not for sale

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says he would not even look at a £35m offer from Manchester United for Edinson Cavani.

Mail Box

Mourinho A 'Motivator Of Idiots'

The Mailbox asks whether Jose Mourinho is really that special or is he just 'a motivator of idiots?' And strikers don't come through at top clubs...apparently.

Mail From Fan Who Craves Relegation...

In this case it's a Sunderland fan who just wants to see a clear-out. We also have mails about Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton. It's long and it's sexy...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company