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He's especially good considering the way our expansive football and lack of holding midfielders leaves the central defenders so exposed.

 


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View Bangell's Profile Bangell Flag Oxford 02 Mar 20 1.11pm Send a Private Message to Bangell Add Bangell as a friend

In my relatively short life, Sakho's performances for that half-season when he first arrived at the club were the best example of centre-back play I've ever seen for Palace. He was an absolute beast defensively, and we saw an instant improvement in our play with his balls forward. We beat West Brom in our first or second game and this one centre-back had boosted the level of the whole team.

Unfortunately, injury means he might never get back to that level.

As for Cahill, fantastic, solid defender and a great organiser too. He and Dann don't have much pace between them but have shown in the last couple of games what excellent footballing brains they've got.

 

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View dynamicdick's Profile dynamicdick Flag Dormansland 02 Mar 20 1.16pm Send a Private Message to dynamicdick Add dynamicdick as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Passion

Gary Cahill is the reason we are not in a relegation battle.

and... one Vincente Guaita

 


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View Uphill's Profile Uphill Flag Bedford 02 Mar 20 4.34pm Send a Private Message to Uphill Add Uphill as a friend

One of Cahill's strengths is his leadership.

He brings out the best of the defenders and galvanises the whole team by example.

He is everything that Miliovejic is not and should be given the captaincy.

 

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View Ginger Pubic Wig's Profile Ginger Pubic Wig Flag Wickham de L'Ouest 02 Mar 20 6.13pm Send a Private Message to Ginger Pubic Wig Add Ginger Pubic Wig as a friend

Peak Scott Dann was a special player. Seems to have been forgotten. And as straight up defenders, Tomkins and Kelly are great. Sakho at his top is also a magnificent player who hugely improves us.

Many good names mentioned. Cannon, Moore, Thorn, Young...half the time it's how well drilled they are to get the details right in individual matches

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 02 Mar 20 6.23pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

He's especially good considering the way our expansive football and lack of holding midfielders leaves the central defenders so exposed.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

 


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View matthau's Profile matthau Flag South Croydon 02 Mar 20 6.52pm Send a Private Message to matthau Add matthau as a friend

Anyone remember just how good Craig Moore was? the Australian we had for a short stint. He was one of the best CB's I have seen as a palace fan, literally nothing got past him.

 

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View martin2412's Profile martin2412 Flag The Big Wide World 02 Mar 20 7.00pm Send a Private Message to martin2412 Add martin2412 as a friend

I can't believe nobody's mentioned Mickey Droy.

Edited by martin2412 (02 Mar 2020 7.01pm)

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag 02 Mar 20 7.01pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by Tom-the-eagle

Grew up lucky enough to watch Cannon and Gilbert who I always considered to be our best ever centre halves.

Think I have to reconsider after this season.

Pretty much the complete player. Does the lot. Very composed, great in the air, brilliant positioning and excellent at marshalling defenders around him.

In my humble opinion I think he probably is.

What does everyone else think?

Still Billy Gilbert for me, he had all this and pace as well

 

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View glazedallover's Profile glazedallover Flag Allier 02 Mar 20 7.03pm Send a Private Message to glazedallover Add glazedallover as a friend

Originally posted by matthau

Anyone remember just how good Craig Moore was? the Australian we had for a short stint. He was one of the best CB's I have seen as a palace fan, literally nothing got past him.

Yup. Great player. Really good on the ball as well.

 

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View martin2412's Profile martin2412 Flag The Big Wide World 02 Mar 20 7.07pm Send a Private Message to martin2412 Add martin2412 as a friend

Ian Evans - until George Best broke his leg.

 

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View dg1937's Profile dg1937 Flag 02 Mar 20 7.18pm Send a Private Message to dg1937 Add dg1937 as a friend

Glad 'beak' mentioned Alan Stephenson, I was going to but didn't want to show my age!

Has Mel Blyth been mentioned (he probably has), he was bloody good too.

Like Willo I saw Jim Cannon's debut and was right behind the goal when he scored. I believe that win against Chelsea ended a long unsuccessful run in London derbies.

Like others on here I have been eating humble pie having been seriously unimpressed by Cahill's signing. I do think Cahill may very well be the pick of the bunch.

 

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