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View stujii's Profile stujii Flag 03 Mar 20 7.40am Send a Private Message to stujii Add stujii as a friend

What about Colman and Southgate ?

 

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View NEILLO's Profile NEILLO Flag Shoreham-by-Sea 03 Mar 20 8.06am Send a Private Message to NEILLO Add NEILLO as a friend

No mention for Steve Wicks ?!

Or John Lacey ??

If it's '' the best ever '' then I'm going to go for a player who earned his selection the most - Jim Cannon.

As someone mentioned earlier, Sakho during his loan spell was immense and a brought a different dimension to the position.

Cahill is proving to be the freebie of the season though.

 


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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag Kent 03 Mar 20 8.50am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

I think Scott Dann has done well last couple of matches but I don't think he has much left in him for this level.

I have to say though, there was an at least 2 year period where Dann was our best player which is easy to forget.

I remember when we started yet another season badly 3 or 4 years ago, my memory is terrible, and we played against Bournemouth unable to score a goal at 1-0 down at home. Dann scored the equalising header and I remember thinking it took the pi55 that not only was he the only reason we were still in the match, but as a CB he came up with our goal too where our attacking players failed.

For me that has to put him in the running as I'd argue he has been critical to our longest ever PL stay.

 


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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Online Flag 03 Mar 20 9.12am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Nicholas91

I think Scott Dann has done well last couple of matches but I don't think he has much left in him for this level.

I have to say though, there was an at least 2 year period where Dann was our best player which is easy to forget.

There was a huge clamour a couple of years ago amongst Palace fans that Scott Dann should be playing for England

 

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View Chubskip's Profile Chubskip Flag 03 Mar 20 9.41am Send a Private Message to Chubskip Add Chubskip as a friend

Craig Moore and Mickey Droy, Chris Coleman. We have been blessed with many

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Made in Bromley 03 Mar 20 10.36am Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by stujii

What about Colman and Southgate ?

Southgate was mostly midfield for us

 

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 03 Mar 20 10.42am Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Jose Fonte bought a different dimension to the position, he was a good footballer as well as a solid defender. I was very disappointed when he left for Southampton and of course he did go on to play over 250 games for them and I think has been player of the season at least once.

 

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 03 Mar 20 10.46am Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by monkey

Southgate was mostly midfield for us

Yeh, the partnership was mostly Coleman and Shaw, which was one of our best partnerships as Shaw was probably one of the top 3 or 4 man markers I have seen. Small by CH standards but having Coleman next to him bought out his best.

 

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 03 Mar 20 10.48am Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

The more I think about it, centre half is the one position I have never really worried about. I think we have been pretty well looked after in that position for many years.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 03 Mar 20 11.04am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Cahill has performed with great aplomb and has proved an astute Free transfer signing.

He of course is playing in a team that is organised and disciplined.Perhaps in a team with a more expansive style he might be exposed at this stage in his career.For our team, setup as it is, he looks comfortable and in control.
As we have witnessed in recent games he still retains that aerial threat in the opposition penalty area.

 

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View Ginger Pubic Wig's Profile Ginger Pubic Wig Flag Wickham de L'Ouest 03 Mar 20 3.24pm Send a Private Message to Ginger Pubic Wig Add Ginger Pubic Wig as a friend

If he keeps his place v Watford -- and why not after 2 clean sheets? -- Dann is going to be busting his balls to make it 3 blanks in 3. And as others have said, he does always look menacing in the opposition box at corners. Sarr will be a new challenge, mind. But huge competition to start if they all get fit.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 03 Mar 20 3.57pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Ginger Pubic Wig

If he keeps his place v Watford -- and why not after 2 clean sheets? -- Dann is going to be busting his balls to make it 3 blanks in 3. And as others have said, he does always look menacing in the opposition box at corners. Sarr will be a new challenge, mind. But huge competition to start if they all get fit.

I will be somewhat surprised if Dann is not in the starting 11 on Saturday given his recent exploits which have contributed to clean sheets.

Edited by Willo (03 Mar 2020 3.57pm)

 

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