Paf Fantasy Sports Show – PAFS Episode 7

Paf Fantasy Sports Show – PAFS Episode 7


Welcome to PAF Fantasy Sports.
Where are we, Toni?
In South London,
on the way to The Holmesdale pub.
We’re going to see
Crystal Palace vs West Ham.
We have a fantastic day ahead of us.
It’s still a few hours to kick-off.
We will talk to
Crystal Palace supporters –
and then we’ll go to Selhurst Park
to see Crystal Palace vs West Ham.
We start off –
by visiting The Holmesdale pub,
Aki Riihilahti’s second living room.
I’ll teach you one thing.
Look left.
Look here, not there.
For viewers that don’t know about
how big London is –
and how many big clubs
there are, –
how does Crystal Palace
place itself in London?
What kind of a club it is
as a team and for fans?
I’d say we’re a small London club.
You got some big guns in London.
Chelsea, West Ham, Arsenal.
I always say that
never get above our station –
because we’re just a little club
from South London.
And I’m proud to say
that we are a big small team.
We heard that it’s also
a family-oriented club.
We’ve got kids here,
they come in the pub.
We’ve got a big mixture of
every culture at Palace.
You’ll see that today
when you go in there.
There’s every shape, colour, creed.
We’re very multicultural.
What do you guys do on a game day?
We have breakfast at 10-ish.
Then we come in here from 10:30-11
and have a few beers.
Sort out what’s going on.
People for tickets, stickers, badges.
Just to have a good laugh.
You have to have a big heart when
you think about the ups and downs.
If you’re Palace,
you get used to the shit.
We love our club.
We’re proud to be Palace.
Nothing will take that away from us,
because we love our club.
Who is the Crystal Palace player
to watch today?
Definitely Wilf.
Then Loftus-Cheek if he’s playing
and Townsend.
Remember what I did
before we came over?
I took out Welbeck from
my fantasy team and picked Zaha.
If he gets a run in the game…
I’d put Loftus-Cheek in there because
he could be a player of the year.
I’m not being funny. Today
it’s a nice thing to have you along.
We will get a good atmosphere
and a good game.
We strip you naked
and tie you to the lamppost.
Not bad.
– I heard it gets a bit warmer.
I think we have to go now.
How would you describe the atmosphere
in here on game day?
It’s second to none.
45 minutes before they leave, –
it’s like being
in the middle of the stadium.
It’s incredible when they start
singing and the drums…
The sense I got from them
was that they all have two families.
Their own family
and the Palace fans.
That is a fact. The respect
they have for each other is unreal.
Back in Ireland,
were you a football supporter?
When I arrived in Heathrow Airport –
four years ago today, –
I never knew
what a football looked like.
It just has gripped us.
We now know the players.
It’s too late to back out.
How do you feel?
– I’m excited.
This is big league style.
In Finland only the Helsinki derby…
– And national team games.
People come left and right.
They leave home and go to the match.
The match day is a holiday here.
Crystal Palace
brings people together.
Let’s hope that Palace wins,
so we can go to a pub after the game.
Crystal Palace.
2 – 1. Zaha scores two,
Joe Hart scores one.
Correction: 2 – 0
and that Palace defender scores.
Toni lost himself.
How can you lose yourself?
I don’t know. I’m alone now.
2 – 1. Chicharito scores one
and Zaha scores two.
We both believed
that Palace will win.
I said 2 – 1, you said 2 – 0.
Zaha scores both goals.
I’ll change my bet to 1 -0.
Zaha scores.
All right.
Zaha two goals, Chicharito one.
And Palace wins 2 -1.
It’s great to be here!
It’s half-time at Selhurst Park.
The game has been
quite eventful so far.
I’m annoyed at
Palace’s poor playmaking.
Dodgy passes in the defense.
Much-discussed Joe Hart
made quite a save.
This game could be 1 – 1,
but West Ham leads 0 – 2.
Clinical finish from Chicharito.
And the shot of the season from Ayew.
The best shot of his season at least.
Now it’s time to see
what happens on the second half.
You lead our competition once again.
– Yes. As usual.
Let’s go bite our fingernails.
Vamos.
The tone of the game changed fast.
– It’s 1 – 2 now.
Was it my guy who scored?
– No.
Well, we can still celebrate.
What an unbelievable match!
Think about all the waves of emotion.
Despair, small ray of hope,
ball hit the post –
and then the last chance
that didn’t even look like a chance.
Zaha had tried the same thing
the whole match, without success.
A seemingly harmless last chance,
and he makes it 2 -2.
We saw four goals at Selhurst Park.
The final result is 2 – 2.
The home team equalised at the end
of injury time. Great match!
We spent the whole day
with the fans –
and got to know those people.
I saw the same guys a moment ago.
They were stoked out of their mind.
It’s unbelievable –
how much a last-minute equaliser
means to the supporters.
Great day, wasn’t it?
– Absolutely.
Perhaps the coolest part was
the visit to The Holmesdale pub.
The way the supporters
welcomed us –
will stay in my heart forever.
We have said many times, –
that Palace fans are considered as
the best fans in the world.
And the atmosphere at Selhurst Park
is one of the best in the world.
We got to experience that
in a pretty incredible way.
The equaliser at the end was sick.
Sixth minute of the injury time.
The home crowd went crazy.
Remember to change players.
As you noticed,
by picking Zaha as the captain…
One player can make a big difference
very quickly.
I’m waiting for Pogba’s return –
so that my team
would begin to gather some points.
Let’s take one more close-up of this.
Bring the camera very, very close.
Lassi and his best friend.
Toni Saukkola is forgotten.
I and Joe Hart.
“Listen to Joe Hart when he’s
calling for you” by Roxette. See you!

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