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View Bingee's Profile Bingee Flag 28 Dec 20 7.12pm Send a Private Message to Bingee Add Bingee as a friend

Forget talk of strengthening the forward line or splashing the cash on another keeper that may not be used this season.
A bit of much needed pace in the central defence dept. would help see us through to the summer.
Suggestions please??

 

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View Onlyfools opinion's Profile Onlyfools opinion Flag 28 Dec 20 8.24pm Send a Private Message to Onlyfools opinion Add Onlyfools opinion as a friend

Fikayo Tomori is likely young quick wants out of Chelsea could see us going back in for Bella kotchap fella also

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 28 Dec 20 11.26pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by Bingee

Forget talk of strengthening the forward line or splashing the cash on another keeper that may not be used this season.
A bit of much needed pace in the central defence dept. would help see us through to the summer.
Suggestions please??


I agree. I see it as our no 1 priority. Our current best pairing (when fit) are Tomkins and Cahill who are able to compensate for lack of pace by their game reading ability. But that only works if we deny the opposition space behind our back line which means we need to defend deep, which in turn, makes attacking more difficult, It worked for us pre-lockdown last year, but neither of them have been match fit at the same time this season.

As for who. Rumour has it that Chelsea want to offload Christensen. Alternatively a loan move for Tomori (with Batshuayi returning to Chelsea) might work.

 

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View palace chick's Profile palace chick Flag South Croydon 28 Dec 20 11.45pm Send a Private Message to palace chick Add palace chick as a friend

Personally I think we require two younger central midfielders. Currently any of the two we choose get overrun by opponents because they are to slow and give away free kicks in dangerous situations because they are off the pace. Partly because they are to old now or aren’t good enough to play in that position. Not saying we don’t need a central defender but midfield is in greater need for replacements.

 

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View alexdyoung87's Profile alexdyoung87 Flag Yorkshire 29 Dec 20 7.21am Send a Private Message to alexdyoung87 Add alexdyoung87 as a friend

I’d like a no-nonsense Eastern European style defender that would iron out the niceties and ruffle a few feathers. Forget the ‘ball playing centre back’ that everyone seems to be obsessed with. The likes of Vidic spring to mind.

 

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View TheBigToePunt's Profile TheBigToePunt Flag 29 Dec 20 1.16pm Send a Private Message to TheBigToePunt Add TheBigToePunt as a friend

I'd take either of the lesser unwanted Chelsea centre backs, Tomori or Christiensen.

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 29 Dec 20 2.45pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Why not a capable CH from our U23's, WOODS.

Yes, i know most if not all will state he's unproven, inexperienced at this level, so was Zaha, AWB to name 2. How will he get experience if he doesnt play, OR, would you rather he waits till he's 26 & finally leaves?

Dont get me wrong, RH wont use him, or anyone else from the U23's, as in his mindset, he doesnt trust them, that is working against what Parish is trying to achieve with the academy,

Anyhoo, just a suggestion

 


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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 29 Dec 20 3.44pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by eagleman13

Why not a capable CH from our U23's, WOODS.

Yes, i know most if not all will state he's unproven, inexperienced at this level, so was Zaha, AWB to name 2. How will he get experience if he doesnt play, OR, would you rather he waits till he's 26 & finally leaves?

Dont get me wrong, RH wont use him, or anyone else from the U23's, as in his mindset, he doesnt trust them, that is working against what Parish is trying to achieve with the academy,

Anyhoo, just a suggestion


He's been generally solid in the U23s this year and should be given a chance. We may just get to see him in the FA Cup (hopefully). He should, though, be given a chance in the PL alongside someone like Tomkins or Cahill.

 

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View eagleman13's Profile eagleman13 Flag On The Road To Hell & Alicante 29 Dec 20 3.51pm Send a Private Message to eagleman13 Holmesdale Online Elite Member Add eagleman13 as a friend

Originally posted by doombear


He's been generally solid in the U23s this year and should be given a chance. We may just get to see him in the FA Cup (hopefully). He should, though, be given a chance in the PL alongside someone like Tomkins or Cahill.

Agreed.

He will/does need an experienced player alongside him, in his recent outing for the U23's he had Thommo, who, imo, was letting him take the lead in that partnership, that must be invaluable & a morale booster for him.

 


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View crvenaeagle's Profile crvenaeagle Flag 29 Dec 20 9.31pm Send a Private Message to crvenaeagle Add crvenaeagle as a friend

Originally posted by alexdyoung87

I’d like a no-nonsense Eastern European style defender that would iron out the niceties and ruffle a few feathers. Forget the ‘ball playing centre back’ that everyone seems to be obsessed with. The likes of Vidic spring to mind.

Jaroslaw Jach

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 29 Dec 20 10.35pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by crvenaeagle

Jaroslaw Jach


There's a big no nonsense CB at Charlton but he's not Eastern European.

 

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View crvenaeagle's Profile crvenaeagle Flag 05 Jan 21 7.09am Send a Private Message to crvenaeagle Add crvenaeagle as a friend

Originally posted by doombear


There's a big no nonsense CB at Charlton but he's not Eastern European.

In all honesty, the Turks have been producing many a good defender in that Eastern European style of recent years, Demiral at Juventus, Soyoncu who Leicester are currently enjoying and I'd add Ozan Kabak who is very good despite being in a Schalke team that's got off to a poor start in the league (and as such perhaps would want out?)

Another with huge potential is Brazilian/Serb at Torino Lyonco, fits the model of being young and still with a good price tag. Has the ability to beat high pressing teams with calmness, can piss about a bit though (and if Liverpool buy Bremer he wouldn't be available.)

Personally though somebody from the Championship might be a safer option, Rico Henry from Brentford for example.

 

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