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Holloway: Bring On The Rest Of 12/13

22 December 2012

Ian Holloway gave his views after seeing his side draw 1-1 with Huddersfield in a game slightly marred by some contentious decisions.

"I'll have my own views, obviously. I've just looked at things but all I want to talk about really is the game and my team's reaction after whatever (decisions) he gives. In recent weeks we've had some things completely trot our way so I was waiting for things to go slightly against us to see my lads' reaction. All I can say is I'm absolutely delighted. We don't know enough tactically yet, we're a bit naive at times as a group. They had more possession and put some pressure on our box but I felt really comfortable and that we were going to get another goal. Unfortunately we didn't."

Holloway also took the time to praise Julian Speroni who had an excellent game before conceding when Keith Southern's shot slipped past him through a crowd of players.

"If you  look at (the goal) it came through a crowd of players and he went to pick it up but it's slipped underneath him on a greasy day. Without him where would we have been? Let's look at the penalty. I thought Scannell played for it, he could have easily taken another couple of steps but we can't complain how many penalties have we had? The save was important and the player is important. He's a fantastic fella and he's that good we've even got a bar named after him. Am I going to criticise him when he's saved our bacon?

The Palace boss also praised his side's endurance after a tough battle playing most of the match with ten men.

"I thought we dug in, I thought we fought. We were exciting, we were exhilarating. We had a man short but we wouldn't have known it at times. Happy days, let's bring on the rest of the season."

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