Under-pressure De Boer positive about Palace future

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Frank de Boer is just three Premier League games into his time at Crystal Palace and already there are echoes of his ill-fated stint at Inter Milan.

Palace successfully stayed up playing a certain way under Sam Allardyce last season so, if you were thinking logically about it, when they made their next appointment you would expect them follow the same sort of template.

Burnley have seven points and are up to seventh in the table, although it was not all good news as goalkeeper Tom Heaton was forced off with an arm injury after falling awkwardly in the first half.

"But if you look all over at how we showed spirit, I think we were quite dynamic".

With suggestions that de Boer could be relieved of his duties if Palace did not get a positive result at Turf Moor, it was key for the Eagles to get off to a strong start. But I thought we defended fantastically well.

Palace are the only club in English league football yet to score and are the only top flight team since 1923-24 to lose their opening four games without scoring.

After appointing the 47-year-old in June, chairman Steve Parish said: "There were 37 managers on the shortlist".

"After that we played how we can play, sometimes with long balls and sometimes on the ground".

In many ways, you have actually got to feel for De Boer for the way things went.

Palace perhaps deserved something from a hugely-improved performance - and nearly got it when Scott Dann somehow contrived to head wide from point-blank range in injury time - but it may not be enough to save the Dutchman his job.

A record-breaking defeat for a manager who last Sunday was uncertain to even make it this far would usually be enough to see him falling from the precipice.

Another tough defeat to take. our luck has to change soon if we play and create the chances we did today!

Palace were the better side for most parts of the game, but they ended up on the wrong side of the 1-0 result.

At the time, FantasySports.co.uk, reported on De Boer's job being in trouble. "If it is that, it is not weeks, more like months", Dyche said.

"I'm not so concerned about it, we have a very good relationship".

Yet at home they have yet to score a goal or earn a point.



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