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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 02 Aug 20 12.15pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

He's been reasonable value for us (assuming the £3m price tag was right) and he isn't at the top of my list of players to shunt out. We've already got the (or one of the) smallest first team squads in the EPL, so need to bring in more than we let go.
I want to see more coming in before we let players go. I don't want us to be signing players at the last minute in desperation.

 

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View cpj's Profile cpj Flag Kent 02 Aug 20 12.47pm Send a Private Message to cpj Add cpj as a friend

Awful player - did nothing except get booked. I'll drive him to Villa myself.

 

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View BelfastEagle's Profile BelfastEagle Flag 02 Aug 20 12.54pm Send a Private Message to BelfastEagle Add BelfastEagle as a friend

A player who after the game leaves you scratching your head wondering what exactly he did and was he even on the pitch.

 

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View Nubes's Profile Nubes Flag London 02 Aug 20 1.07pm Send a Private Message to Nubes Add Nubes as a friend

The thing is a lot of fans get caught up in the moment and are far too emotionally attached to what is happening at the time.

During lockdown the whole team have played below expectations for whatever the reasons.

I remember prior to lockdown the groundswell on McCarthy was that he was a valued member of the team / squad and his attributes were well documented through numerous posts.

Now I’m reading posts to the contrary to what many had posted prior to lockdown. Everyone needs to disregard the performances post Bournemouth and remember how players were playing when there was a competitive edge and points to play for during the first 2 of the season.

Guita was terrible during lockdown but that isn’t a reflection on the season As they lost 20 to 30 % of their hunger due to being safe after the Bournemouth game and from the start of pre season and across the season the target was prob 40 points . They will be in the beach mentally once reaching that target if that’s what you been working towards for 9 months .

 

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View palace99's Profile palace99 Flag New Mills 02 Aug 20 1.25pm Send a Private Message to palace99 Add palace99 as a friend

think we paid £3m upfront, maybe more linked to appearances.

He did ok , but I'd take the £5m and let him go.

Need younger legs in midfield and some creativity and if other 3 are fit he is always on the bench

 

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View braunstoneagle's Profile braunstoneagle Flag the middle of bumf*** nowhere... 02 Aug 20 2.23pm Send a Private Message to braunstoneagle Add braunstoneagle as a friend

i think he is decent enough but would take £5m for him tbf. 29 years old out of contract next summer.

if we are looking to lower the average age of the squad it makes sense to sell him.

 


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View Cucking Funt's Profile Cucking Funt Flag Inside IR35 02 Aug 20 2.35pm Send a Private Message to Cucking Funt Add Cucking Funt as a friend

Originally posted by braunstoneagle

i think he is decent enough but would take £5m for him tbf. 29 years old out of contract next summer.

if we are looking to lower the average age of the squad it makes sense to sell him.

Only if he's replaced by someone younger, though, and that's by no means guaranteed.

 


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View Putitout's Profile Putitout Flag Oxford 02 Aug 20 2.45pm Send a Private Message to Putitout Add Putitout as a friend


Most of the noise is coming out of connections to Villa, and Birmingham, in general. So there could be something in this.
Palace need to strengthen the squad . But then again if Mc,Carthy hasn’t impressed enough , maybe take the profit and try again.

 

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View braunstoneagle's Profile braunstoneagle Flag the middle of bumf*** nowhere... 02 Aug 20 3.00pm Send a Private Message to braunstoneagle Add braunstoneagle as a friend

Originally posted by Cucking Funt

Only if he's replaced by someone younger, though, and that's by no means guaranteed.

jairo & max are both younger & already here.

 


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View Laszlo Panaflex's Profile Laszlo Panaflex Flag 02 Aug 20 3.08pm Send a Private Message to Laszlo Panaflex Add Laszlo Panaflex as a friend

If he goes, we'll have to replace him - the squad's too thin already.

The whole point of offloading the big earners like Sakho is that the wages freed up could pay for two or more younger players to bulk out the squad. We don't have enough decent options in enough positions as it is. McCarthy's in the one position where we do have abundant cover, so while we don't need another DM, we do need to bring in another player - we saw just how much we struggle with injuries given the average age of our squad already and can't do that during a proper season.

I just don't want to see us sign another DM to replace him. The last thing anyone wants is Etienne Capoue in a Palace shirt, right?

 

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View Crystal_Clear's Profile Crystal_Clear Flag Belfast 02 Aug 20 3.57pm Send a Private Message to Crystal_Clear Add Crystal_Clear as a friend

If we could sell him for £5m that's a £2m profit in 1 season. We rarely make profits !!!!

We have Luka, Kouyate, McArthur who can all play the same role.

It's the other type of creative midfielder we are missing.

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 02 Aug 20 4.47pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by Crystal_Clear

If we could sell him for £5m that's a £2m profit in 1 season. We rarely make profits !!!!

We have Luka, Kouyate, McArthur who can all play the same role.

It's the other type of creative midfielder we are missing.

What like a meyer type !

 

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