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View ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 16 Jun 19 9.42pm Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

striker? Wrighty wingers? taylor rogers Zaha take your pick? full backs? Sansom and AWB centre backs? take your pick from cannon southgate coleman keepers? jacko martyn or jules but when it comes to all time Palace XIs I always feel it's midfield where we're weakest now we had the great Lombardo as a midfielder though he was a winger but one and a bit seasons isn't enough time to include him, similarly the best player I've seen in a Palace shirt is Gerry Francis who was immense in the 80-81 season sadly everyone else was either sh*te or f*cked off to QPR with Venables. In my all time XI I vote for Kember and Johnny Byrne as the midfield pairing, personally I can't put Geoff Thomas in there after that 'shot' against France at the old Wembley, Luka would have to be right up there, Cabaye not so, no, though he was more of an attacker (inside forward, correct me veterans if I'm wrong) though I never saw him play but with his longevity, top flight and international pedigree and apparent sublime skill our greatest midfielder vote goes to Johnny Byrne imho - your views please.

 

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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 16 Jun 19 10.06pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by ex hibitionist

striker? Wrighty wingers? taylor rogers Zaha take your pick? full backs? Sansom and AWB centre backs? take your pick from cannon southgate coleman keepers? jacko martyn or jules but when it comes to all time Palace XIs I always feel it's midfield where we're weakest now we had the great Lombardo as a midfielder though he was a winger but one and a bit seasons isn't enough time to include him, similarly the best player I've seen in a Palace shirt is Gerry Francis who was immense in the 80-81 season sadly everyone else was either sh*te or f*cked off to QPR with Venables. In my all time XI I vote for Kember and Johnny Byrne as the midfield pairing, personally I can't put Geoff Thomas in there after that 'shot' against France at the old Wembley, Luka would have to be right up there, Cabaye not so, no, though he was more of an attacker (inside forward, correct me veterans if I'm wrong) though I never saw him play but with his longevity, top flight and international pedigree and apparent sublime skill our greatest midfielder vote goes to Johnny Byrne imho - your views please.

Dave Madden

Best player I've ever seen in the red and blue.

Completely changed our season when he came in to our team. Think we were about 12th at Christmas when Thomas got injured and Madden made the team. We went on an incredible run and ended up promoted (Madden scoring a pen in the play off final)
Had the lot, skill, passing and raw aggression.

 


"It feels much better than it ever did, much more sensitive." John Wayne Bobbit

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View sprites's Profile sprites Flag Auckland 16 Jun 19 10.13pm Send a Private Message to sprites Add sprites as a friend

Only been a fan since 92-93ish....but in my time, I think Luka is right up there. Other contenders aer Lombardo, Ambrose and Jimmy Mac I reckon.

Having Edgar Davids was obviously pretty special. Didn't do much for us though.

 

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View collier row eagle's Profile collier row eagle Flag romford essex via another galaxy 16 Jun 19 10.20pm Send a Private Message to collier row eagle Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add collier row eagle as a friend

Yes I agree with Dave Madden great player, didn't he nick Steve coppells missus?? Then steve ended up with a air hostess from virgin airlines who sponsored us for a while. ?

 

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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 16 Jun 19 10.28pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by collier row eagle

Yes I agree with Dave Madden great player, didn't he nick Steve coppells missus?? Then steve ended up with a air hostess from virgin airlines who sponsored us for a while. ?

That was the rumour. Would explain why after an incredible run in the team he never really featured again afterwards.

 


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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 21 Jun 19 12.06pm Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Steve Kember was pretty good.

 

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View baldeagle73's Profile baldeagle73 Flag Leamington spa 21 Jun 19 12.30pm Send a Private Message to baldeagle73 Add baldeagle73 as a friend

Andy gray for me although my own personal favourite was Kevin taylor

 


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Charlie Cooke for me but the problem with him is that the rest of the team didn't have his footballing brain.

Cooke would make a sublime pass for someone to run onto but the other player was too stupid to see what he was doing and the pass would be wasted.

 

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View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 25 Jun 19 10.34am Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

Given that he was an integral part of both the '69 and '79 promotion winning teams, I would say Steve Kember.

 


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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Flag Croydon 25 Jun 19 11.42am Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Midlands Eagle

Charlie Cooke for me but the problem with him is that the rest of the team didn't have his footballing brain.

Cooke would make a sublime pass for someone to run onto but the other player was too stupid to see what he was doing and the pass would be wasted.

This was also true with Lombardo. Technically possibly our best ever, however played in a poor team with teammates who often looked like they were on a different page.

 


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View batcountry's Profile batcountry Flag Melbourne 25 Jun 19 12.21pm Send a Private Message to batcountry Add batcountry as a friend

On what planet was Johnny Byrne a midfielder.

 

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View TheBigToePunt's Profile TheBigToePunt Flag 25 Jun 19 1.22pm Send a Private Message to TheBigToePunt Add TheBigToePunt as a friend

Ability-wise I'd say Andy Gray. He could do whatever he wanted.

Just so happened he usually wanted to smash the ball halfway to moon, boot someone up the arse and then not run about too much.

 

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