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View Elwissthebest's Profile Elwissthebest Flag Marlborough 01 Feb 21 8.56pm Send a Private Message to Elwissthebest Add Elwissthebest as a friend

So another Transfer window comes and goes with the usual thrills for Palace fans. I thought we were interested in signing a young defender. We should be. The man Davies at Preston goes to...Liverpool, where he can sit on the bench.
Did our scouting network even know of his existence?
Just for fun, Liverpool then signs another CB. Riches to riches. Will the societal 'levelling up' ever extend to football?

 

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View Maine Eagle's Profile Maine Eagle Flag USA 01 Feb 21 9.16pm Send a Private Message to Maine Eagle Add Maine Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

There are a couple of charming chums,outside of HOL, who on occasions affectionately refer to me as 'Statto' with one jesting about my "Anorakish recall"!

I knew I was on to something.

 


"We need to look into the Oranges". Commander In Cheat, April 2019.

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 01 Feb 21 10.13pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by Elwissthebest

So another Transfer window comes and goes with the usual thrills for Palace fans. I thought we were interested in signing a young defender. We should be. The man Davies at Preston goes to...Liverpool, where he can sit on the bench.
Did our scouting network even know of his existence?
Just for fun, Liverpool then signs another CB. Riches to riches. Will the societal 'levelling up' ever extend to football?


Probably not BUT it would be interesting to see what would happen if the 'so-called Big 6' join a European Super League.

As for a young CB, I suspect our scouts are still sizing up Bella-Kotchap at Bochum and will make a move for him when and if satisfied he's a long term prospect. Unlike Liverpool and other big clubs (and even the likes of West Ham and Newcastle) we have to be careful with the pennies. The experience of Benteke and Sakho has possibly taught the board that expensive mistakes can set you back for several years. IMO Eze was the first youngster we brought in that we'd been stalking for a good period of time to be a long term signing and he looks like a gem in the making. Mateta may well be the second. I don't expect us to be making panic buys or knee-jerk reactions. I think the club may be adopting a 'get it right first time' approach, so that we buy players who will fit in successfully and hopefully only go up in value.

Edited by doombear (01 Feb 2021 10.32pm)

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View Bexley Eagle's Profile Bexley Eagle Flag Bexley Kent 01 Feb 21 10.23pm Send a Private Message to Bexley Eagle Add Bexley Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

To be honest, I don't feel we will get anything from the Newcastle game.
They played with great verve against Everton and they will be hugely buoyed by the result,the clean sheet and the performance.

Edited by Willo (01 Feb 2021 2.33pm)

Newcastle are about as hit and miss as we are. To say they will be buoyed by the win and the clean sheet yet conveniently overlooking our own clean sheet and win is typical. I think we will win tomorrow and win comfortably.

 

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View alexdyoung87's Profile alexdyoung87 Flag Yorkshire 01 Feb 21 10.26pm Send a Private Message to alexdyoung87 Add alexdyoung87 as a friend

Indeed.

How can a 25 year old Preston defender who is deemed good enough for Liverpool for only 2 million go under our radar when were crying out for youthful centre backs?! Same goes for the Turkish guy.

Im sure Roy has a plan though

#inroywetrust

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 01 Feb 21 10.39pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by alexdyoung87

Indeed.

How can a 25 year old Preston defender who is deemed good enough for Liverpool for only 2 million go under our radar when were crying out for youthful centre backs?! Same goes for the Turkish guy.

Im sure Roy has a plan though

#inroywetrust


What's it got to do with Hodgson? It's Freedman and Parish who decide who is brought into the club. Hodgson may be told who were watching/stalking but I doubt he gets much of a say, if any as to whether or not a particular player should be bought.

As to our need for a CB. see my 10.13 post above for my opinion (and that's all it is) as to what might be happening.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 02 Feb 21 12.07am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Bexley Eagle

Newcastle are about as hit and miss as we are. To say they will be buoyed by the win and the clean sheet yet conveniently overlooking our own clean sheet and win is typical. I think we will win tomorrow and win comfortably.

With respect I also made reference to their performance against Everton which I understand was much improved on their showings this season. A 2-0 win at Everton is highly creditable.


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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 02 Feb 21 12.17am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by alexdyoung87

Indeed.

How can a 25 year old Preston defender who is deemed good enough for Liverpool for only 2 million go under our radar when were crying out for youthful centre backs?! Same goes for the Turkish guy.

Im sure Roy has a plan though

#inroywetrust

A few clubs had been glancing in the direction of Ben Davies whom Mark Lawrenson called a "Steady Eddie".
He is of course a central defender but is left-footed and can play at left-back.
He has ability on the ball but whilst he is quick enough he is not a player blessed with searing pace.

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Online Flag 02 Feb 21 8.05am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by alexdyoung87

Im sure Roy has a plan though

#inroywetrust

I doubt whether our lack of purchases has anything to do with Roy

 

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 02 Feb 21 9.01am Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

We've needed a striker who can score for the best part of three years (at least) so bringing in another player to potentially fill that void is promising. With the number of centrebacks on our books we would probably have needed to move at least one on in order to buy another, but with none of them seemingly capable of staying fit for more than two games at a time that went out the window.

I don't know anything about Ben Davies, but I did read one pundit who said he is perhaps more suited to a big club where the onus is on possession and control rather than backs to the wall defending. Given we definitely fall into the latter category maybe he wasn't a good fit anyway?

This is the first window where I had no expectations of anything happening, the club made no indication we would do anything, and we signed a striker who potentially could be a steal. Given the state of the market. our points tally and the number of players with contracts running down, it's not really surprising that the club have seemingly decided to wait until the summer before doing anything else.

Edited by taylors lovechild (02 Feb 2021 9.02am)

 

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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 02 Feb 21 9.14am Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

It is not the right time to bring any defenders in at the moment, we are not going to be relegated, and with Ward, Clyne, Cahill, Sakho, Dann, PVA, Mitchell, Woods all out of contract i would expect our Back four to look completely different next season, hopefully Mitchell will sign a new contract, but he might be tempted buy another club, also lets hope Nathan Ferguson gets and stays fit, he can play anywhere along the back four

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Online Flag 02 Feb 21 9.34am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Lanzo-Ad

It is not the right time to bring any defenders in at the moment, we are not going to be relegated, and with Ward, Clyne, Cahill, Sakho, Dann, PVA, Mitchell, Woods all out of contract i would expect our Back four to look completely different next season,

Surely that makes it exactly the right time to buy as there are suitable young defenders with other clubs whose contracts will also be running out in the summer which makes it cheaper to buy them now as once they are free agents everyone will be after then.

Upgrading our squad in summer is going to be hellishly expensive and if the board are skint now nothing much will have changed by summer

 

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