Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Last Season: 15th Title Odds: 1000-1

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Last Season: 15th Title Odds: 1000-1

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Last season: 15th Title odds: 1000-1 By Richard Cawley South London Press CRYSTAL Palace have to make sure they DON'T carry on where they left off last season.

Just two wins in the last 20 saw them slide down dramatically to a 15th-place finish, the first time the Eagles had failed to better their previous campaign since promotion to the Premier League.

As they seek to return to the norm in 2016-17, what is key is to bring in a prolific goalscorer to finish off the undoubted chances that will be created by Andros Townsend, Wilfried Zaha and Yannick Bolasie.

James Tomkins brings another experienced campaigner in the central defensive positions, while new French goalkeeper Steve Mandanda needs to settle quickly into English football.

He could be worth extra points after some slips by Wayne Hennessey and Alex McCarthy proved costly last time out. …

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