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View TheBigToePunt's Profile TheBigToePunt Flag 24 Jan 21 10.52pm Send a Private Message to TheBigToePunt Add TheBigToePunt as a friend

At that price the risk is mitigated (presuming his wages are sensible) and so probably worth a go, but there is very much a risk there.

I don't entirely agree with the argument that he isn't good enough for Leicester but would be good enough for us. That very much remains to be seen.

There are of course a few players who can't get in their side but could get in ours, but that doesn't mean all their reserves would improve us. There's a big difference between the likes of Choudhury and Perez who have proven, when picked, that they are good enough for the Premier league even if they're not good enough for Leicester, and the likes of Gray who hasn't.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 24 Jan 21 11.01pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by TheBigToePunt

At that price the risk is mitigated (presuming his wages are sensible) and so probably worth a go, but there is very much a risk there.

I don't entirely agree with the argument that he isn't good enough for Leicester but would be good enough for us. That very much remains to be seen.

There are of course a few players who can't get in their side but could get in ours, but that doesn't mean all their reserves would improve us. There's a big difference between the likes of Choudhury and Perez who have proven, when picked, that they are good enough for the Premier league even if they're not good enough for Leicester, and the likes of Gray who hasn't.

Hamza Choudhury is tenacious,makes challenges and displays a lot of energy getting around the pitch.Has based his game on that of N'Golo Kante.
He used to clean Jamie Vardy's boots at the club.

 

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View Jaha's Profile Jaha Flag 25 Jan 21 12.08am Send a Private Message to Jaha Add Jaha as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

Hamza Choudhury is tenacious,makes challenges and displays a lot of energy getting around the pitch.Has based his game on that of N'Golo Kante.
He used to clean Jamie Vardy's boots at the club.

Donít rate him very much myself but itís a game of opinions.

 

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 25 Jan 21 10.09am Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

He's a player that a few years ago we would have been excited to sign. There have been question marks around his focus and effort, but whether that is because he hasn't felt loved, who knows. Possibly if we signed him and showed that we want him to succeed and replace Townsend then that could be the incentive to get him back to his best. Looking at his record the last two years he's been very much a bit part player, this season only appearing against us as a sub for 18 minutes and last season only amassing 600 minutes.

The one potential issue with this is that if there is genuine competition we may end up having to offer a higher contract to someone who has not really earned one. A 3-year deal on sensible wages and a low transfer fee and it would seem a risk worth taking in my view. We are certainly a club who like to sign wingers with flair over end product!

 

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View Sportyteacher's Profile Sportyteacher Flag London 25 Jan 21 10.12am Send a Private Message to Sportyteacher Add Sportyteacher as a friend

Originally posted by palace chick

Iím beginning to hope itís Zaha that goes - I see Townsend as a good squad player. I am still to think that we can play Zaha and Eze together as they both are liable to give the ball away and prem football these days punish you for that as we have found out. Let Zaha leave and bring in Demaria which hopefully means he is on the bench whilst Eze becomes our new Zaha?

I can see the possibility of Zaha playing out his days at Palace and then working his way through becoming a top Manager for us eventually.

 

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View beak's Profile beak Flag croydon 25 Jan 21 10.48am Send a Private Message to beak Add beak as a friend

Originally posted by Sportyteacher

I can see the possibility of Zaha playing out his days at Palace and then working his way through becoming a top Manager for us eventually.

Instilling discipline in young players.

 

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View Croydon-Trucker's Profile Croydon-Trucker Flag Cahir 25 Jan 21 12.24pm Send a Private Message to Croydon-Trucker Add Croydon-Trucker as a friend

Originally posted by beak

Instilling discipline in young players.

Ahh , I see what you did there .

 

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View ex hibitionist's Profile ex hibitionist Flag Hastings 25 Jan 21 2.07pm Send a Private Message to ex hibitionist Add ex hibitionist as a friend

Originally posted by Sportyteacher

I can see the possibility of Zaha playing out his days at Palace and then working his way through becoming a top Manager for us eventually.

you're talking balls, crystal ones I mean.

 

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View Ali_Campbell's Profile Ali_Campbell Flag New Addington 25 Jan 21 8.29pm Send a Private Message to Ali_Campbell Add Ali_Campbell as a friend

Originally posted by TheBigToePunt

At that price the risk is mitigated (presuming his wages are sensible) and so probably worth a go, but there is very much a risk there.

I don't entirely agree with the argument that he isn't good enough for Leicester but would be good enough for us. That very much remains to be seen.

There are of course a few players who can't get in their side but could get in ours, but that doesn't mean all their reserves would improve us. There's a big difference between the likes of Choudhury and Perez who have proven, when picked, that they are good enough for the Premier league even if they're not good enough for Leicester, and the likes of Gray who hasn't.

Schmichael - probably get in over Vic but on a par
Justin/Perrier - would start in our side
Evans - would start in our side
Soyuncu/Fafana - both would easily start in our side
Castangne - would start in our side
Barnes - starter, more of a threat and consist than Eze
Ndidi - would start in our side
Tilimans- would start in our side
Madison - would start in our side
Vardy - difficult one with the options we have up front, but I would just lean towards Vardy hehe!

Leaves Wilf really

Grey is no where near this side and neither is 95% of our team. My argument that he isn't good enough for Leicester but would be good enough for us is perfectly reasonable given their superiority.

I think what also makes it attractive is just the fee. 1.8m is great value for 24 year old, British creative attacking player. Itís what we need, another option. Unless you have any other suggestions?

 

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View Ginger Pubic Wig's Profile Ginger Pubic Wig Flag Wickham de L'Ouest 25 Jan 21 10.26pm Send a Private Message to Ginger Pubic Wig Add Ginger Pubic Wig as a friend

Gray on a total package (transfer fee, wages, signing on fee) of 16 million for 5 seasons would be a song. An absolute song. And I would be happier about this than any transfer we've done since Wilf.

This stuff about his character is wretched. Get him in. Play him every week. Stay up a few more years. Easy. Please make it happen Palace.

 


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View aashman12's Profile aashman12 Flag 26 Jan 21 7.55am Send a Private Message to aashman12 Add aashman12 as a friend

Originally posted by Sportyteacher

I can see the possibility of Zaha playing out his days at Palace and then working his way through becoming a top Manager for us eventually.

Wilf won't go into management.

 

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View cROYdonrogers's Profile cROYdonrogers Flag Leamington Spa 26 Jan 21 7.57am Send a Private Message to cROYdonrogers Add cROYdonrogers as a friend

It's a bit of a punt but if the figure quoted is correct, one worth taking. I think he could work out.
If on reasonable wages for say 3 years he would still have some value half way through, if it hadn't worked. Age would still be ok too.

 

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