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View Rachid Rachid Rachid's Profile Rachid Rachid Rachid Flag 10 Oct 20 11.13pm Send a Private Message to Rachid Rachid Rachid Add Rachid Rachid Rachid as a friend

I think the owners are taking the p1ss. Trying to get by with the bare minimum year on year. The fact that weve got Clyne on trial infers Ferguson is not near fit and Bats is a loan. In the meantime we renew the contracts on underperforming players to avoid the transfer outlay in the knowledge weve a pragmatic and experienced manager.

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Online Flag CR3 11 Oct 20 8.40am Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Originally posted by GujiMadDog

Yeah I agree. We shouldve kicked off the process a couple of transfer windows ago. If memory serves me correct, the noise was all about reducing the squad age even back then but nothing came of it.

Typical Palace.

Not that I can see it happening, I just hope we don't rush into a rash of new signings just to lower squad age.

I dont think there is any danger of that, do you?

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Sutton Coldfield 16 Oct 20 10.18pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

So the transfer window is now FINALLY over and what have we achieved?

In
- Ferguson
- Eze
- Batshuayi
- Clyne
- Butland

Out
- Sorloth for real money
- Jach on loan
- Innis sold to the Clowns

retained
- Zaha plus all the other first teamers we wanted to keep

Downside
- still got an injured Wickham, an expensive misfiring Benteke and an accident waiting to happen called Sakho.

I'm happy enough to still have Meyer although he'll probably be spending most of his time on the bench (but may get a start in FA Cup).

All-in-all, not a bad window. We have a stronger squad and one which is younger on average than before. Still more work to be done in the next window and not too long to wait.

Edited by doombear (16 Oct 2020 10.19pm)

 

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View EddieMac's Profile EddieMac Flag 16 Oct 20 10.44pm Send a Private Message to EddieMac Add EddieMac as a friend

B+ from me. Great season ahead.

 

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View Rachid Rachid Rachid's Profile Rachid Rachid Rachid Flag 16 Oct 20 11.01pm Send a Private Message to Rachid Rachid Rachid Add Rachid Rachid Rachid as a friend

I think we needed another young winger and a developing centre back.

The number 10 thing is a white elephant. Few teams can afford the luxury the way football is played now.

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Sutton Coldfield 16 Oct 20 11.21pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by Rachid Rachid Rachid

I think we needed another young winger and a developing centre back.

The number 10 thing is a white elephant. Few teams can afford the luxury the way football is played now.

Edited by Rachid Rachid Rachid (16 Oct 2020 11.07pm)


Perhaps the club hope Banks will fill that role before too long. Or they feel they can wait till January or next summer now that Andros has shown a bit of form again and we have Eze on the left.

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View rossboss29's Profile rossboss29 Flag Portsmouth 17 Oct 20 12.02am Send a Private Message to rossboss29 Add rossboss29 as a friend

7/10
Think the fact we signed players early has removed some of the excitement from the window. Overall Im please but could of been brilliant if we got Sarr or Benhrama.

Would say if we signed Eze, Ferguson and Batshuayi towards the end of the window people may of viewed it more positively.

 

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View Canterbury Palace's Profile Canterbury Palace Flag Whitstable 17 Oct 20 5.53am Send a Private Message to Canterbury Palace Add Canterbury Palace as a friend

By my estimation this is now our squad, roughly in order of strength. I've left out youth players like Kirby who have yet to fully break through.

GK - Guaita, Butland, Hennessey, Henderson
RB - Clyne, Ferguson, Ward
LB - Mitchell, Van Aanholt
CB - Cahill, Tomkins, Dann, Kelly, Sakho
CM/DM - McArthur, Milovojevic, Riedewald, Kouyate, McCarthy
AM/WF - Zaha, Eze, Schlupp, Townsend, Ayew, Meyer
FW - Batshuayi, Benteke, Wickham

Positives: I think we've evidently strengthened some key areas of the team, particularly at right back and in the goalkeeping department, with Butland a much better deputy than Wayne.
Eze must be considered the signing of the window for us and will hopefully, if used properly, either exploit the space created by teams concentrating on Zaha or take some of the attention away from him altogether to allow Wilf to thrive.
At 29.8, we had the oldest squad in the division and, with an average age of 25, our new signings will bring that down slightly.
Keeping Zaha obviously a major win.
Our net spend was, again, not far off the lowest in the division so hopefully we can plug any further holes in January.

Negatives: I'm slightly concerned that Butland has been brought in as a replacement for Guaita, not Hennessey. In an ideal world he signs a new contract and we ship out Wayne in January.
We were crying out for another winger/forward and a centre-back but didn't land either. Half-hearted bids for Sarr at the last minute, a pursuit of Benrahma who damningly preferred to play under David Moyes and the dildo-salesmen, Brewster opting for Sheffield United over us can all be marked down as missed opportunities.
The striking situation which, let's be honest, has been shambolic since we were promoted, still isn't a lot clearer. Do we have an option for Batshuayi next summer? If so is that next summer's business already done? Conor Wickham is still here and must go down as the worst signing in the history of the club, in terms of how much he has cost us. Whoever gave him a contract extension, even on reduced wages, needs flogging.
Our aging central defenders will have to muddle through again and I just pray that two of them remain fit enough so that I don't ever have to watch Sakho needlessly scythe someone down or slice the ball into the path of the opposition striker again.

 


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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Online Flag CR3 17 Oct 20 6.44am Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Unless my maths is wrong I counted 28 senior players. I thought we are only allowed 25 in a senior squad plus youngsters. Do Eze (22 years old), Mitchell (21) and Ferguson (20) all count as youngsters and if so for how long?

 

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View Daddyorc's Profile Daddyorc Flag Long Island City, NY 17 Oct 20 7.14am Send a Private Message to Daddyorc Add Daddyorc as a friend

Banks doesn't count for those window, was last year signing. But you're right, is promising.

Originally posted by silvertop

No argument on the gaffer but I might challenge the period of time we have been in this division.

7.5. Higher marks had we off-loaded Wickham, and pushing a perfect 10 if we sign Sarr (we won't).

You guys are forgetting Banks. Nominated for player of the month in PL2 (development). Expect to see him off the bench soon and starting in the Cup in Jan...

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 17 Oct 20 7.56am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

To answer the OP's questions 6/10 not bad but I really wanted another striker rather than a winger which we didn't get. If Batman gets injured we are in trouble.

 


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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Flag 17 Oct 20 8.14am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by rossboss29

7/10
Think the fact we signed players early has removed some of the excitement from the window.

I think that there was still excitement as Roy said that we needed another striker and we all waited in hope to see who would arrive

 

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