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View coulsdoneagle's Profile coulsdoneagle Flag London 20 Jul 19 9.00am Send a Private Message to coulsdoneagle Add coulsdoneagle as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

James McCarthy injury record :

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804 days injured in his career... 2 and a half years with injuries occurring pretty much every season and we are paying £8million...

What a joke, let’s just hope he fails his medical.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 20 Jul 19 9.04am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

Everton, West ham, Leicester are kicking on because they have far more money than we do. I wouldn’t believe any rumours until they happen and I expect us to sign at least 2 decent quality players, maybe 3+, and I don’t mean the level of James McCarthy.

Rudi Hedman

Problem is that some of the rumours reflect the actualite.
Do you believe that James McCarthy is fake news ?

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 20 Jul 19 9.07am Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

Rudi Hedman

Problem is that some of the rumours reflect the actualite.
Do you believe that James McCarthy is fake news ?

I’ll believe it’s real if it happens or if he’s in talks/having a medical. The press come out with rumours. 99% of them are untrue and then we usually sign a few players with 1-3 weeks left that nobody knew we were interested in. But still people get sucked in by this sh1te every summer.

Enjoy your Saturdays peeps, we’ll start putting bids in very soon.

 


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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 20 Jul 19 9.57am Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

This makes sense in so far as we need a right-back and a new striker, so let's go somewhere between and get a midfielder! Unless we have more money than expected then 8m on an injury prone player in the one position we have cover seems insane.

 

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View Goldfiinger's Profile Goldfiinger Flag Just down the road 20 Jul 19 10.09am Send a Private Message to Goldfiinger Add Goldfiinger as a friend

Agree with Rudi, we virtually always get deals done without leaks and have no idea about the players coming in until it’s done or almost done.

Being on Sky doesn’t make it true, but it does give it more weight than the average rumour.

£8m sounds like a vast sum for him imo and his injury record it seems is terrible. I just can’t see this being true. Not for those figures. But then £8m is the same we wasted on Sørloth...

Either way I expect us to sign a striker and two defenders before the windows out.

 

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View simes's Profile simes Flag Malvern 20 Jul 19 10.23am Send a Private Message to simes Add simes as a friend

He’ll be the new Jordan Mutch.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 20 Jul 19 10.26am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Goldfiinger

Agree with Rudi, we virtually always get deals done without leaks and have no idea about the players coming in until it’s done or almost done.

Being on Sky doesn’t make it true, but it does give it more weight than the average rumour.

£8m sounds like a vast sum for him imo and his injury record it seems is terrible. I just can’t see this being true. Not for those figures. But then £8m is the same we wasted on Sørloth...

Either way I expect us to sign a striker and two defenders before the windows out.

Maybe we will see Mooy or Shelvey in a Palace shirt.

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 20 Jul 19 10.35am Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

Maybe we will see Mooy or Shelvey in a Palace shirt.

Now they are the sort of midfielders I wouldn't mind signing. Their passing ability surpasses anyone we have at the moment

 

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View mattteo's Profile mattteo Flag 20 Jul 19 10.39am Send a Private Message to mattteo Add mattteo as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

Maybe we will see Mooy or Shelvey in a Palace shirt.

Willo, you know your stuff, I respect your opinion on the above players, but I'd have Holtby 1000x times instead of Shelvey and Mooy. Lots of problems with movement and covering in central midfield with Shelvey and Mooy, as creative as they may be (Huddersfield midfield was all over the place when defending, they had to use Mooy further up the pitch cause he didn't close down spaces enough and Newcastle suffered whenever Shelvey played).

And both would cost around 10 million. Holtby is faster, works harder, just as talented and comes free

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 20 Jul 19 10.44am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by mattteo

Willo, you know your stuff, I respect your opinion on the above players, but I'd have Holtby 1000x times instead of Shelvey and Mooy. Lots of problems with movement and covering in central midfield with Shelvey and Mooy, as creative as they may be (Huddersfield midfield was all over the place when defending, they had to use Mooy further up the pitch cause he didn't close down spaces enough and Newcastle suffered whenever Shelvey played).

And both would cost around 10 million. Holtby is faster, works harder, just as talented and comes free

Mattteo

Thank you very much for your comments.I am flattered but don't believe I am worthy of such praise.

Regards Mooy and Shelvey, I accept that both are not the quickest or most mobile and defensively are not the best but they have other useful qualities.

I re-iterate that I really rated Holtby when he was playing in England but haven't seen him play for quite a while.You will know far better than me how he has fared abroad - judging by your comments he has performed with some aplomb.

Tapping into your vast knowledge of the European market, may I ask how you rate Miroslav Stoch of Slavia Prague ?

Edited by Willo (20 Jul 2019 10.51am)

 

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View PatrickA's Profile PatrickA Flag London 20 Jul 19 11.35am Send a Private Message to PatrickA Add PatrickA as a friend

In all the discussions amongst Palace fans (including the knowledgeable ones!) nobody has suggested central midfield - where McCarthy plays - as a priority.
The consensus is that we need to strengthen at right back and in the attacking areas, and this is even if Wilf stays.
We’re shopping as if we were a newly promoted club looking at players who are ‘damaged goods’ or second hand cars, gambling that we can somehow get something from them.
If we’re genuinely in for McCarthy the only conclusion I can draw is that one of the central midfielders is off.
The only glint of light I can see is with the couple of loans available which I hope will be filled by players inject some pace and threat to the side.

 

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View mattteo's Profile mattteo Flag 20 Jul 19 11.55am Send a Private Message to mattteo Add mattteo as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

Tapping into your vast knowledge of the European market, may I ask how you rate Miroslav Stoch of Slavia Prague ?

Edited by Willo (20 Jul 2019 10.51am)

I don't really rate him. He has had an amazing season in the Czech league, but it's a totally different pace than in the PL. He is already 30 and he doesn't run as fast as he did.

He was a really fast player 10 years ago, was in Chelsea's Academy, then on loan to some important clubs. Is much more intelligent now, but has lost his stamina.

He is very short and in 1-on-1 duels can't really compete, when he sprints he can only do so for a short distance because of his height and low center of gravity and often doesn't keep up with younger and more agile players.

Went to PAOK Salonic this summer for a few million, he had played there before with good results. They won the league in Greece, first time in many years when someone other than Olympiakos wins it and will try to get into the Champions League groups. It will be hard. Let alone winning the leage again. Olympiakos has transferred Valbuena, Soudani, Randjelovic and El Arabi, all better than Stock in my opinion.

I have to ask, why Stoch? I found the question a bit odd. Do you like him a lot? Or seen him recently?

 

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