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View Elphers40's Profile Elphers40 Flag Northants 07 Jul 22 5.59pm Send a Private Message to Elphers40 Add Elphers40 as a friend

The lad is a Hammers fan (as is his family) so I think it’s fair enough that he chooses them on this occasion - think most of us would do the same if we were joining another club and Palace came in at the 11th hour.

 

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Sittingbourne,Kent/Made in Bromley 07 Jul 22 7.24pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

West Ham obviously don’t bother with scouts, as usual they just wait to see who we’re interested in and then gazump us. I won’t stress over it too much, I’d never heard of him before our interest and you never know, we might just have dodged another expensive championship bullet

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 07 Jul 22 8.24pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

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Signed for wet spam 5yr deal + 1yr option btw, im NOT itk just repeating bbc transfers.

 


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View EddieMac's Profile EddieMac Flag 07 Jul 22 8.37pm Send a Private Message to EddieMac Add EddieMac as a friend

Very strange one this as we seemed to be in for him last year but reports say we wouldn’t pay the asking price and he went for £1.5 million to Swansea.

 

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View Bexley Eagle's Profile Bexley Eagle Flag Bexley Kent 07 Jul 22 9.41pm Send a Private Message to Bexley Eagle Add Bexley Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by EddieMac

Very strange one this as we seemed to be in for him last year but reports say we wouldn’t pay the asking price and he went for £1.5 million to Swansea.

Exactly. Just bizarre really.

 

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View the eagle villain2's Profile the eagle villain2 Flag Adelaide 08 Jul 22 5.40am Send a Private Message to the eagle villain2 Add the eagle villain2 as a friend

Its another example of other clubs being able to conclude business quickly and efficiently. Palace seem to procrastinate, bargain and "sleep on it", in the mean time another club come and wrap up the business in 24 hours. No doubt it will happen again before the end of the window. Dougie can spot a player, no doubt about that, but the business end of the deals needs streamlining.

 

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View Dubai Eagle's Profile Dubai Eagle Online Flag 08 Jul 22 6.10am Send a Private Message to Dubai Eagle Add Dubai Eagle as a friend

The club continue to be "prudent" with its money, I guess best possible scenario is to get in, do the deal & then announce it, but whichever way you look at it getting into a bidding war with Wet Spam (who generally have looser purse strings than us) cant really be considered as part of the game plan -

If we offered 8 million, WH offered 12 million what would our next offer have to be ? (close on double our original offer)

For sure it sucks, but you just have to suck it up & move on.


Originally posted by the eagle villain2

Its another example of other clubs being able to conclude business quickly and efficiently. Palace seem to procrastinate, bargain and "sleep on it", in the mean time another club come and wrap up the business in 24 hours. No doubt it will happen again before the end of the window. Dougie can spot a player, no doubt about that, but the business end of the deals needs streamlining.

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 08 Jul 22 8.02am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

I'm not convinced he was a top target for us. Where would he have played, was he first choice? Is he not a similar player to Doucoure?

My guess is he was seen as a backup player at a decent price but we were not prepared to battle it out with West Ham once they gazumped us.

A nice to have that didn't work out.

 


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View Palace_Guard's Profile Palace_Guard Flag Adelaide 08 Jul 22 8.59am Send a Private Message to Palace_Guard Add Palace_Guard as a friend

Originally posted by Bexley Eagle

Exactly. Just bizarre really.

he was just coming back from injury and would have been more of a risk signing. Seems he recovered ok since then tho, thats why we went back in for him.

 


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View Putitout's Profile Putitout Flag Oxford 08 Jul 22 9.23am Send a Private Message to Putitout Add Putitout as a friend

Rather like the Bowen, situation, it would be no surprise if Downes ,was a WH long term interest that was concluded because of Palace interest. Swansea wanted £12million from the start, WH just needed a prompt to pay it.

 

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View mtp1958's Profile mtp1958 Flag Grays 08 Jul 22 12.25pm Send a Private Message to mtp1958 Add mtp1958 as a friend

we are linked with alot of players so some are not real targets just nice to have so no surprise Downes went west spam

 

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View palace99's Profile palace99 Flag New Mills 08 Jul 22 3.32pm Send a Private Message to palace99 Add palace99 as a friend

Originally posted by Hudsoneagle

IMO I’d be looking to let Luka and Jairo go now, and it’s possible McArthur will be released next season. Without those 3, only Hughes is a recognised traditional centre mid. So I’m saying this summer, two out and two in. If Kouyate goes, we need another back up player…so that would make it 3 out 3 in.

Luka, Jairo and Jimmy Mac are on a combined £180k to £200k a week!!
Nobody will pay their wages so unlikely they are going anywhere - obviously we have just renewed Jimmy so he is clearly still in PVs plans for this season. Luka is better than what he has produced the last 18 months or so, PV needs to get the best out of him.

We have a limited budget so IMHO i would focus efforts on other areas of the squad

 

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