Cardiff manager Neil Warnock hailed Crystal Palace as a 'special place' after the 0-0 draw at Selhurst Park on Boxing Day.
Warnock spent two spells with the Eagles and received a warm greeting from the home fans, and after the game the 70-year-old admitted he was touched by the reception.
He said, as quoted by Sky Sports: "I went and saw the crowd at the end, and the back of that goal, it's a special place, Palace. It always will be in my life. It changed my whole life, I was going to pack it in at Sheffield [United], but Simon Jordan got me back here."
Warnock was also pleased with the way his side responded after getting battered 5-1 by Manchester United last time out.
He added: "We've shot ourselves in the foot so many times by giving away elementary goals, especially last week against Manchester United.
"We had to be a lot sharper and we changed things and I'm pleased we did now, we look solid but we also look capable of scoring."
"I used to think Watford was the pits, i didn't think anybody ever wanted to play football below Watford when I was at Sheffield, but I really enjoyed London and now Cardiff. I'm revelling in it."
The Bluebirds are next in action when they face Wolves on Saturday before hosting Tottenham on New Year's Day.