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View chris123's Profile chris123 Flag hove actually 29 Feb 20 6.29pm Send a Private Message to chris123 Add chris123 as a friend

I like the way he skippers too.

 

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View Rachid Rachid Rachid's Profile Rachid Rachid Rachid Flag 01 Mar 20 2.20pm Send a Private Message to Rachid Rachid Rachid Add Rachid Rachid Rachid as a friend

I would agree that he probably is. Positional sense, decision making, organisation, ability to defend the six yard box a class above what we've generally seen despite his age. A case could be made for Sakho on his best form.

 

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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Flag 01 Mar 20 2.29pm Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

I remember JC as more blood & guts defending, but Cahill has a lot more composure / class

 

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View Plaistow Eagle's Profile Plaistow Eagle Flag 01 Mar 20 2.42pm Send a Private Message to Plaistow Eagle Add Plaistow Eagle as a friend

Don’t know I loved “Gilly” - thought he was so unlucky not to have ever played for England..!!

But I agree Cahill has been “one hell of a signing”..!!

IMO - he is the difference between us being in the position of relative comfort as we are now to being in the relegation dog fight.

I agree get Sakho fit - them two playing together, could/would be our best Centre Half pairing ever - we haven’t had that opportunity too many times this season unfortunately.

So on from that what would be your best back 4 of all time?

For me;

AWB, Sakho, Cahill, Sansom - Sakho just nicked it ahead of ”Gilly”..!!

COYP

 

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Originally posted by Plaistow Eagle

Don’t know I loved “Gilly” - thought he was so unlucky not to have ever played for England..!!

But I agree Cahill has been “one hell of a signing”..!!

IMO - he is the difference between us being in the position of relative comfort as we are now to being in the relegation dog fight.

I agree get Sakho fit - them two playing together, could/would be our best Centre Half pairing ever - we haven’t had that opportunity too many times this season unfortunately.

So on from that what would be your best back 4 of all time?

For me;

AWB, Sakho, Cahill, Sansom - Sakho just nicked it ahead of ”Gilly”..!!

COYP

I think the depth we have in the centre back positions and quality of the goalkeeper have been the difference.

Your two centre backs and GK are the three most important players in any team. If they're no good then you're as good as down.

A lot of moans about the squad (with which I agree) but the strength here is the reason we've 36 points. Good management in fairness.

 

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View Painter's Profile Painter Flag Croydon 01 Mar 20 5.12pm Send a Private Message to Painter Add Painter as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle

But that’s a partnership.

Cahill got over 60 England caps. Thorn was never capped for England and Young only got 20 odd caps for Wales.

I know this is subjective but personally I wouldn’t take Thorne or Young over Cahill.

There is no doubt of his experience, but unfortunately we got him in the twilight of his career. He isn't the best in the current crop of CBs.

 

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View pssguy's Profile pssguy Flag 01 Mar 20 5.37pm Send a Private Message to pssguy Add pssguy as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle

Cahill got over 60 England caps.

But not with us. If we signed Rio Ferdinand but he never made the squad would you call him our best ever centre back?

Could mention Alan Stephenson. He was sold for 80,000 in 1968 - a huge fee (maybe even a record) for a defender in those days

 

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View palace chick's Profile palace chick Flag South Croydon 01 Mar 20 6.35pm Send a Private Message to palace chick Add palace chick as a friend

Originally posted by pssguy

But not with us. If we signed Rio Ferdinand but he never made the squad would you call him our best ever centre back?

Could mention Alan Stephenson. He was sold for 80,000 in 1968 - a huge fee (maybe even a record) for a defender in those days

But Cahill is still playing as good as ever and is as good / better as any of the centre backs presently playing for England. None of our centre backs in my time supporting Palace (since 196 have been as good (England class) as Cahill. Cannon was a great servant but not good enough for Scotland - Still a great Palace player, as was Gilbert, Young and Thorn but Cahill and probably Sakho are the best we have had at this level in my opinion. Sampson and Lombardo were also at this level whilst with us. Lombardo like Cahill was coming to the end of his career but class nevertheless.

 

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View sprites's Profile sprites Flag Auckland 01 Mar 20 7.24pm Send a Private Message to sprites Add sprites as a friend

Personally still think Sakho is a better football player. But Cahill a massive coup for sure.

 

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View johnmcormick8's Profile johnmcormick8 Flag Brundish 01 Mar 20 9.12pm Send a Private Message to johnmcormick8 Add johnmcormick8 as a friend

And the winning correct is answer

Originally posted by dynamicdick

Blyth and McCormick shouldn’t be overlooked along with Roger Hynd

 

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View deetee's Profile deetee Flag 01 Mar 20 9.21pm Send a Private Message to deetee Add deetee as a friend

I will go with Thorn and Young - so solid

 

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View kennybrowns leftfoot's Profile kennybrowns leftfoot Flag Moved Again.. Banstead now Darling... 02 Mar 20 1.47am Send a Private Message to kennybrowns leftfoot Add kennybrowns leftfoot as a friend

Cahill has been superb... even in the twilight of his career you can see he oozes quality... maybe it’s rose tinted glasses but Chris Coleman for me brings back fond memories... in my opinion he was one of our first ‘ball playing’ centre backs’...

He was a lump of a man and a cracking centre back who also could play a bit as well... I haven’t read the whole thread so could be wrong but I’m surprised no one has mentioned him.

 


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