CRYSTAL Palace manager Neil Warnock has called an end to the tradition that sees his club give all opponents a guaranteed goal.Providing a warm welcome
The South London side have become firm favourites with other Premier League teams thanks to their courteous insistence upon making sure opponents find the net.
However manager Warnock believes less generous clubs are taking advantage of Palace’s good nature to beat his team at football.
Warnock said: People are always saying they love playing against us and that means a lot to me.
We pride ourselves on making the experience as comfortable as possible by providing a ‘welcome goal’ rather than being uncooperative.
But people get greedy and want another goal and another and before you know it weve given away three. That’s really too many.”
However, goalkeeper Julian Speroni was clearly uncomfortable with the idea of not stooping to pick the ball out of his net with an exaggerated sigh.
He said: It does feel sort of rude not to give away at least one goal after they’ve taken the time to play us.
I like to think that when clubs see Crystal Palace on their fixture list it puts a smile on their face.