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View Aray's Profile Aray Flag London 02 Aug 19 1.22pm Send a Private Message to Aray Add Aray as a friend

Originally posted by PatrickA

On the basis that the transfer reports we are hearing are correct I’m at a loss to explain the strategy.
We have apparently been interested in the likes of Cahill, McCarthy, Jenkinson and Clyne - an ageing group of experienced players but all with problems of form and fitness.
We already have an ageing squad with a large amount of players in their late twenties/early thirties.
Because these players may be cheap they do not necessarily represent good value based on their recent performances.
In contrast Reece James and Ollie Watkins are young and perhaps would refresh an ageing squad.
But surely we should have established at the beginning of the window if James was available to buy or loan.
If the answer was no, then move in to other targets.


After the end of season clear out I had hopes we were finally moving forward.
We are clearly broke but it is bizarre that we have switched from the experienced names to young names, in a flash.

I think for RB we had Clyne in our sights, and could have been a good buy but he has had injuries. So not without risk.

We need at least one but probably two striker/attacking winger. We could also do with another left back too. That is

Many of the other names we were linked to are distinctly uninspiring. You have to think that now we're going to struggle to get the 4 bodies that we need across the line in time. I've always been a glass half full kinda guy but this window has got me down.

Maybe he can pull it off in time but we're starting the season next week - it would have been good to have got the RB sorted at the very least.

 

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View fish mitten's Profile fish mitten Flag Chelmsford 02 Aug 19 1.32pm Send a Private Message to fish mitten Add fish mitten as a friend

I now expect we will get one or two bodies in at most. Seems nothing happening today, won't over the weekend and then we are in the final 4 days of the transfer window. Bitterly disappointing window, as anyone we get in now, will take time to bed in.

Thought we would have learned by now.

Our best hope seems to be on loans again.

Edited by fish mitten (02 Aug 2019 1.33pm)

 

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View Petereagle's Profile Petereagle Flag Brockley 02 Aug 19 1.53pm Send a Private Message to Petereagle Add Petereagle as a friend

Originally posted by fish mitten

I now expect we will get one or two bodies in at most. Seems nothing happening today, won't over the weekend and then we are in the final 4 days of the transfer window. Bitterly disappointing window, as anyone we get in now, will take time to bed in.

Thought we would have learned by now.

Our best hope seems to be on loans again.

Edited by fish mitten (02 Aug 2019 1.33pm)

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Still hoping to sign 5 players for £70m ...apparently...here’s hoping it comes off, certainly needs to!

 

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View andyoldpalace's Profile andyoldpalace Flag Reading 02 Aug 19 2.14pm Send a Private Message to andyoldpalace Add andyoldpalace as a friend

No sign of any signings and the usual click bait rumour sites are not helping. I wish the board would pull their fingers out but we will have a higher probability seeing flying pigs than seeing any signing over the line befroe end of the transfer window.

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 02 Aug 19 2.15pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by andyoldpalace

No sign of any signings and the usual click bait rumour sites are not helping. I wish the board would pull their fingers out but we will have a higher probability seeing flying pigs than seeing any signing over the line befroe end of the transfer window.

Victor Camerasa looks like it’s happening.

 


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View HesHereHesThere's Profile HesHereHesThere Flag Beckenham 02 Aug 19 2.17pm Send a Private Message to HesHereHesThere Add HesHereHesThere as a friend

Originally posted by Petereagle

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Still hoping to sign 5 players for £70m ...apparently...here’s hoping it comes off, certainly needs to!

panicking palace...just about sums us up. Anyone would have thought we were an experienced premier league football club FFS.

 

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View PatrickA's Profile PatrickA Flag London 02 Aug 19 2.37pm Send a Private Message to PatrickA Add PatrickA as a friend

If we sign 5 players in the next seven days I will have every sympathy with Hodgson.
To attempt to assimilate that many players in the week before the season commences would be a real challenge.
They would have had no pre season with the club, not know Hodgson’s methods and probably barely know the names of their teammates.
We saw how conservative Hodgson was las year in introducing Meyer, Kouyate and Guaita.
To make a couple of last minute signings is reasonable, but surely not five.
It would also probably mean a few outgoings which means further disruption to the squad.

 

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View fish mitten's Profile fish mitten Flag Chelmsford 02 Aug 19 2.46pm Send a Private Message to fish mitten Add fish mitten as a friend

It almost looks like we are just starting to think about it now. Equivalent of doing your Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve. May end up with some bargains, but more likely to end up with what no one else wants or nothing at all.

If we have a bad start (again) you have to say we have reaped what we have sown.

 

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View CPFC1965's Profile CPFC1965 Flag Warrington 02 Aug 19 3.14pm Send a Private Message to CPFC1965 Add CPFC1965 as a friend

Would not be surprised if Parrish claims we're waiting for the AWB money to clear

 

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View Putitout's Profile Putitout Flag Oxford 02 Aug 19 4.41pm Send a Private Message to Putitout Add Putitout as a friend

Close season has never really bothered me much. There has always been something coming out of the club. Just a little effort to communicate would be something. They must have a PR department surely. Multi-million pound business, surely.
Maybe not. Because all we have got so far is ,Willy Woy, saving “I know nothing”. At the very least , someone could come out and say , we are trying our nuts off be patient.
Interestingly Roy, was very clear about what we need. That could be a reason to start worrying.

 

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View Fred Bassett's Profile Fred Bassett Flag rotherfield 02 Aug 19 5.03pm Send a Private Message to Fred Bassett Add Fred Bassett as a friend

Are we really surprised in the lack of transfer activity or even lack of transfer strategy it happens twice a year regularly every year. The facts of the matter are somewhat depressing


New Directors bought in to assist in the financial liabilities and future development of CPFC : Both looking to get out with debts incurred to be paid back.
Both appointments sanctioned by SP.

Transfer Supremo bought in to set up scouting programme still work in progress after several years with very few results
Appointment sanctioned by SP.

Management retention until RH arrived running at a manager per year or higher.
Appointments sanctioned by SP.

Communications Slightly better than Mike Ashley at Newcastle and he is trying to sell the club and finally our Manager seems not to know anything that is happening on the player front be it on in-comings or out-goings what a sad indictment.

Is it any wonder that most Footballers of any elk strike a high price for signing with CPFC.

 

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag Kent 02 Aug 19 5.36pm Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by dazza

Ok Guys [yellow]this week will really hot up expect at least 2 surprise signings by close of the window, we will be fine.

Michy Batshuayi is still a possibility

Castagne also is still on the cards

As soon as I get some further info I will let you know there will also be a couple of squad signings to add a bit of depth.

Edited by dazza (29 Jul 2019 1.41am)

Too early to call fake news again?

 


Here's to you the famous red and blue.....

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