Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Simple Truth for De Boer

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Simple Truth for De Boer

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Byline: 64 FRIDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2017 evening standard in association with Danny Murphy Weekend briefing

BURNLEY v CRYSTAL PALACE are struggling after three successive defeats, so it might be a good idea for Frank de Boer to change the system, as it has been suggested this week that he will.

Why not try to make things a little simpler for the players? It is important for new managers to stick to their principles, but this is becoming a drastic situation for Palace. They need results -- and quickly. Changing tack might be the way for De Boer (right) to save his job.

Why not be a little more pragmatic, at least until they can put a few decent results together? They have Christian Benteke in attack, and we all know his strengths, so why not play to them? Benteke is a highly effective striker in the Premier League, as he has shown with Palace and Aston Villa. …

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