It's been a rough season for Sam Allardyce.
But this time it is not going to plan, and Palace reached a new low last weekend when they were hammered by the Black Cats - one of their main relegation rivals - after falling behind 4-0 in the first half.
And what better place to do it, of course, than the popular peri-peri chicken chain Nando's?
The 62-year-old was spotted surveying the menu by a fellow customer at one of the restaurant's locations in south-east London on Thursday ahead of Palace's trip to Stoke this weekend.
Thankfully, he was not surrounded by undercover journalists this time but instead taking the opportunity to plan for the game at the Britannia Stadium.
There's nothing like a cheeky lunchtime game of wing roulette, after all, to cheer a man up.