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View mattteo's Profile mattteo Flag 11 Sep 20 10.22am Send a Private Message to mattteo Add mattteo as a friend

Originally posted by Bullhorn76

Why bother ppl still call him James Tompkins and he’s been at palace 2-3 years now

True,I did write Tompkins a couple of times, I admit )))

I don't know why I thought his name was written like that!!

 

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View mattteo's Profile mattteo Flag 11 Sep 20 10.25am Send a Private Message to mattteo Add mattteo as a friend

About BOS, can he be called a prospect anymore? He's 23. At this age he should have been a certainty. Even if he comes to Palace, he'll definitely stay 2-3 years before making a jump to a bigger club, so he'll be 25-26 at least. Sure, one could say he's still a prospect and possible investment, but I just like many 23 year old much better.

 

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View Canterbury Palace's Profile Canterbury Palace Flag Whitstable 11 Sep 20 10.49am Send a Private Message to Canterbury Palace Add Canterbury Palace as a friend

Sarr comfortably the most exciting player on that list even at that price. For me he's comparable in ability to Wilf and 5 years younger, so asking half of what we want for Wilf doesn't seem that unreasonable.

Wilf doesn't want to be here. If we could get 60m for him and recruit Sarr and Benrahma I'd bite your hand off for it.

 


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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 11 Sep 20 10.52am Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by mattteo

True,I did write Tompkins a couple of times, I admit )))

I don't know why I thought his name was written like that!!


Don't worry Mattteo, you're not the only one by a long chalk. Also How many people only give you 2 instead of 3ts?

As to BOS and his age, firstly, I haven't seen him play so I don't know whether or not he is a good prospect. However, in general terms:
1. Players develop at different ages
2. Some 23 year olds aren't going to get any better
3. a 23 year old bought for a few million can be sold at a reasonable profit when he's 26/27 if he does develop and shows he's can play at this level.
4. I know you follow a lot of overseas players, but many overseas players - even the good ones, fail to make the grade in the PL or don't live up to the hype. For example, Angel De Maria has been great for PSG but was not so good for Man U. Same applied to Depay. Kepa isn't the keeper Chelsea hoped he'd be, and there are many other examples. In other words, whilst taking a Championship player has risks attached, taking an overseas player has more risks imo.
5. The question re BOS is whether or not he's reached his potential. If he hasn't then he's surely worth a punt. I take the point that he seems to be very one-footed. That's not the end of the world.

 

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View rossboss29's Profile rossboss29 Flag Portsmouth 11 Sep 20 11.18am Send a Private Message to rossboss29 Add rossboss29 as a friend

BOS is 22

 

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View rossboss29's Profile rossboss29 Flag Portsmouth 11 Sep 20 11.20am Send a Private Message to rossboss29 Add rossboss29 as a friend

If I were to pick 2 it would be Sarr & Benhrama

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 11 Sep 20 11.20am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Bullhorn76

Why bother ppl still call him James Tompkins and he’s been at palace 2-3 years now

Did Tompkins join after Bolaise left?

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 11 Sep 20 11.25am Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by mattteo

There are big differences though:

Ismaila Sarr is very good for his age, but....38-40 million (!!)

Deulofeu...good player, but hasn't played all season...and he doesn't cost like 2-3 million either

Osayi-Samuel...don't really find him exciting, very one-sided, soon to be 23,hasn't done too much on the Championship until 23

Benrahma...good, but pretty short and bulk, doesn't (can't) run very much or fast coming back with the side defender of the opposing team

I'd add Florinel Coman too, cause he has been rumoured,but he also doesn't come back with his man fast enough and costs 15 million.

Edited by mattteo (11 Sep 2020 9.29am)

Benrahma “bulk”? Please tell me you are not saying he is bulky!! I am afraid I cannot agree with your assessment of him nor does my son who has just completed a football scouting course which involved writing reports on numerous players worldwide, Benrahma was one. He is a very good footballer who would be an extremely good fit for Palace. If you watch him for a whole game he covers a lot of ground

 

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View Spiderman's Profile Spiderman Flag Horsham 11 Sep 20 11.29am Send a Private Message to Spiderman Add Spiderman as a friend

Originally posted by Spiderman

Benrahma “bulk”? Please tell me you are not saying he is bulky!! I am afraid I cannot agree with your assessment of him nor does my son who has just completed a football scouting course which involved writing reports on numerous players worldwide, Benrahma was one. He is a very good footballer who would be an extremely good fit for Palace. If you watch him for a whole game he covers a lot of ground

If a footballer who is 5ft 8 and weighs 10st 5 is considered bulky, I would suggest there is not a professional footballer anywhere who isn’t

 

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag 11 Sep 20 11.43am Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

My issue is that Benrahma prefers to operate on the left, whereas we are crying out for competition on the right. Although he can play there, surely it would be better to go for either Sarr (if we can afford him) or the young QPR lad if we can't, with both preferring to operate down the right. It looks like Eze's role will at least start out as a left-midfielder with the freedom to roam when in possession (he has even stated this himself), plus this is also where Schlupp plays. So this coupled with the sizeable fee that will likely be demanded for Benrahma means I just don't see it as happening. I think we'll get BOS with the view that he'll keep Andros on his toes without breaking the bank.

 

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View mattteo's Profile mattteo Flag 11 Sep 20 11.54am Send a Private Message to mattteo Add mattteo as a friend

Originally posted by doombear

4. I know you follow a lot of overseas players, but many overseas players - even the good ones, fail to make the grade in the PL or don't live up to the hype. For example, Angel De Maria has been great for PSG but was not so good for Man U. Same applied to Depay.


Well, that's debatable. Imo di Maria was very good, he played well, he just wasn't liked by the manager at the time (I think it was van Haal). If you look at what he did in his time on the pitch,he contributed to a lot of goals.

Depay wasn't that great, but certainly not bad for a 21 year old like he was at the time. You have to take into consideration age. I don't think 10 players under 10 were better than Depay in that year in the whole world of top championships ,but Man United didn't have patience with him.

 

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View mattteo's Profile mattteo Flag 11 Sep 20 11.58am Send a Private Message to mattteo Add mattteo as a friend

Originally posted by taylors lovechild

My issue is that Benrahma prefers to operate on the left, whereas we are crying out for competition on the right. Although he can play there, surely it would be better to go for Sarr .

Sarr has played the entire season on the right for Watford,yes, but I'd prefer a left footer there, if for nothing else, then just for simetry and teaching players the same attacking options both on the right and on the left in training. I made a list if left footed wingers if anyone wants to check that out. plenty from English football.

Before coming tot he PL, Sarr had played quite a lot on thenleft too. I hope he hasn't forgotten how to play there, though 1 year is a lot and close to 40 million is a big gamble.

Meyer for example was a good attacking midfielder, with dozens of assists. Then they forced him to play an entire season as central midfielder at Schalke and he never was the same in an attacking role since. Same could be with Sarr on the left

 

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