Crystal Palace fan on bad weather, Edgar Davids and a trip to Elland Road ryanlufc December 2, 2010 Away Fans Views 1 Comment This week, Ryan is joined by Crystal Palace fan, Adam Burton for a look ahead to tomorrow’s clash at Elland Road. Ryan - Weather permitting, its all set to be a cracking game at Elland Road on Saturday. Are you looking forward to the game or fearing the worst against an in-form Leeds team? Adam - Yeah I’m looking forward to it. I always like coming to Elland Road even though its gonna be freezing. After beating Donny last week, the lads should be full of confidence. Ryan - You’ve not had the greatest of seasons so far but results in recent weeks have picked up. Is a Palace revival in the cards? Where do you realistically expect to finish come May time? Adam - I think we’re on the up now. We’ve won 3 in our last 4 and the good football we know we can play is starting to bring the results. Survival has to be the main priority but I don’t see no reason why we cant push for mid table. I reckon we’ll come about 17th though. Ryan - Edgar Davids recently left Selhurst Park after his brief time there, what was it like to see him in a Palace shirt? What kind of impact did he have on the team? Davids stay at Palace was short lived Adam - Everyone was over the moon at first. He was obviously a world class player a few years ago but he just looked unfit and lazy to me. We played him at right back half the time as well. He was a big name to have around and I think that probably had a negative effect on the team. Since he’s gone, results have picked up! Ryan - Palace have a bit of a reputation for bringing through good young players and I’ve heard good things about right back Nathaniel Clyne. Who else should we be keeping an eye out for in your team? Adam - Neil Danns is a good attacking midfielder who’s still only young. We’ve also got James Vaughan who’s our top scorer but he’s on loan from Everton. Definitely keep an eye out for Clybe and young striker Wilfried Zaha if he gets a game. He looks a good prospect. Ryan - What have you made of George Burley so far as manager? Adam - I think he’s done alright so far. He inherited a team in a massive financial mess, so his job was always going to be tough. He’s made a few questionable decisions such as signing Davids but overall I think he’s taking us in the right direction. Ryan - The bad weather in Yorkshire this week might put a few off turning up to this one. Do you think it will put off any Palace fans? How many do you expect to bring? Adam - I think it will put a few off travelling up from London. Its a big game for us though so I’d hope there’ll be at least 1,000 Palace fans there. The weather certainly wont put me off! Ryan - If you could sign one current Leeds player who would it be and why? Adam - It would be between Jonny Howson, Becchio and probably Snodgrass. They are all relatively unknown players who have handled the step up to The Championship really well. They’ve really impressed me from what i’ve seen of them so I’d be happy to see any of them in a Palace shirt! Ryan – Finally, what’s your prediction for the game? I’m going for 2-0 Leeds! Adam - I’m gonna go for a 1-1 which would be a great result for us. Danns getting the goal for us, Snodgrass equalising for you! Ryan – Thanks for taking part, enjoy the game! Christopher Gee At the start of last summer “I reckon we’ll come about 17th though” is probably what most Leeds fans were thinking in our first year in the Championship and its a measure of our progress that we’re looking to easily beat Crystal Palace. Surely a chance for Larry to drop the 4-5-1 formation on Saturday and go for a more attacking line up. Paynter or McCormack, or both if Lucciano is heading out of the club?