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View Zaha127's Profile Zaha127 Flag 20 Jul 21 8.24am Send a Private Message to Zaha127 Add Zaha127 as a friend

No doubt there is quality. Guehi looks to be a decent signing. Olise when he is fit could have a similar impact like Eze.

Having players like Eze, Olise, Benteke means goals and assists can come from other areas rather than just relying on Zaha. However, I still think Palace do need at least three more signings.

Definitely a striker to make compete with Benteke (someone like Adam Armstrong could be a good signing and is a realistic option.) Another creative player/winger is required Matheus Pereira would be perfect knows the Premiership can score and assist.

An attacking midfielder maybe e.g. Someone like Loftus Cheek. Left back should be okay Mitchell and Hannam could both do well at that role.

Do you think top 10 is a possibility currently? How many more signings and who do you think would be ideal to make this possible?

 

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View davehuggins's Profile davehuggins Flag 20 Jul 21 8.46am Send a Private Message to davehuggins Add davehuggins as a friend

Anything is possible, but all these changes may well take time to gel. The next question is can PV be the man to lead us there? Let us all hope and pray our future is bright.

 

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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 20 Jul 21 8.52am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Zaha127

No doubt there is quality. Guehi looks to be a decent signing. Olise when he is fit could have a similar impact like Eze.

Having players like Eze, Olise, Benteke means goals and assists can come from other areas rather than just relying on Zaha. However, I still think Palace do need at least three more signings.

Definitely a striker to make compete with Benteke (someone like Adam Armstrong could be a good signing and is a realistic option.) Another creative player/winger is required Matheus Pereira would be perfect knows the Premiership can score and assist.

An attacking midfielder maybe e.g. Someone like Loftus Cheek. Left back should be okay Mitchell and Hannam could both do well at that role.

Do you think top 10 is a possibility currently? How many more signings and who do you think would be ideal to make this possible?

Southampton would like him to replace Ings if,as expected,Ings departs.
Armstrong has scored 44 goals in the last 2 seasons.

Edited by Willo (20 Jul 2021 8.53am)

 

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View Putitout's Profile Putitout Online Flag Oxford 20 Jul 21 8.59am Send a Private Message to Putitout Add Putitout as a friend

It,s always possible we could develop a team that gains a top ten position,. Not so likely one that adapts and stays there year in year out.
The biggest problem with either scenario in MHO is if it involves us in European competition , because it would seem the club has some way to go before it could afford a squad big enough and good enough to cope with both Premier league and Europe.

 

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View Midlands Eagle's Profile Midlands Eagle Online Flag 20 Jul 21 9.07am Send a Private Message to Midlands Eagle Add Midlands Eagle as a friend

Originally posted by Putitout

It,s always possible we could develop a team that gains a top ten position,. Not so likely one that adapts and stays there year in year out.

I think it depends on whether or not we can develop some gems from the academy as we can't afford to keep buying quality players unless we sell on some of the ones we already have.

The new stand would help

 

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View taylors lovechild's Profile taylors lovechild Flag People's Republic of Gozo 20 Jul 21 9.18am Send a Private Message to taylors lovechild Add taylors lovechild as a friend

When you look at how much Everton had to spend to finish tenth last season, and they had Ancelotti at the helm, it shows the size of the task. For me it is not about position in the league (providing that position is outside the bottom three) it is about being competitive and providing some entertainment. If we take the German approach and look to attract the best young talent with a clear path to the first team then I think we have a bright future.

The idea of Wilf, Eze and Olise all in the same starting line-up will surely have created arousal even amongst the most prudish of supporters.

 

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View PalazioVecchio's Profile PalazioVecchio Flag south pole 20 Jul 21 9.24am Send a Private Message to PalazioVecchio Add PalazioVecchio as a friend

we seem to have ripped the heart out of our squad.

History has shown that it is extremely difficult to create a working squad from a large number of newbies. No matter how expensive and talented all these newbies are.


top ten ? yeah sure, but not in this league.

 


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View rikz's Profile rikz Flag Croydon 20 Jul 21 9.37am Send a Private Message to rikz Add rikz as a friend

Originally posted by davehuggins

Anything is possible, but all these changes may well take time to gel. The next question is can PV be the man to lead us there? Let us all hope and pray our future is bright.

Unlikely, one good season and he will just go to a bigger club.

 

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View si_1967's Profile si_1967 Flag Surrey 20 Jul 21 9.48am Send a Private Message to si_1967 Add si_1967 as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

we seem to have ripped the heart out of our squad.

History has shown that it is extremely difficult to create a working squad from a large number of newbies. No matter how expensive and talented all these newbies are.


top ten ? yeah sure, but not in this league.


I'm not sure I entirely agree that we've ripped the heart out looking at the people who've left so far:


PVA, Townsend, Cahill are the main one I guess, but all over thirty now!

Hennessy, Sahko, Wickham, Dann, McCarthy: not particularly bothered for various reasons.

Now, admittedly we do still need cover, otherwise we'll be short if injuries/suspensions bite

 


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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 20 Jul 21 9.59am Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

we seem to have ripped the heart out of our squad.

History has shown that it is extremely difficult to create a working squad from a large number of newbies. No matter how expensive and talented all these newbies are.


top ten ? yeah sure, but not in this league.


Pardon?
- Hennessey 3rd choice keeper
- Henderson 4th choice keeper
- Sakho serial treatment room attendee last 2 years
- Wickham serial treatment room attendee - period.
- McCarthy part time squad player
- Dann slow and past it
As for the others:
- PvA wanted out and I suspect wouldn't have accepted the reduced terms arising from the rebased wage structure in any case
- Townsend would have been nice had he stayed but his price for staying was more than the club were prepared to pay
- Cahill possibly like Townsend but not fully known yet
- Clyne = emergency cover brought in because of the Ferguson situation and may yet sign a deal

I don't see the above as the heart of our squad last year. Rather it was:
- Guaita
- Ward
- Tomkins
- Milivojevic
- McArthur
- Kouyate
- Riedewald
- Schlupp
- Ayew
- Zaha
- Benteke
plus the youngsters:
- Mitchell
- Eze.
AS I've suggested on another thread I suspect we will start the season with the first XI comprising most of the above with the only new members being Guehi (and even he might only start on the bench against Chelsea) and possibly a new wide player.


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View jeeagles's Profile jeeagles Flag 20 Jul 21 10.01am Send a Private Message to jeeagles Add jeeagles as a friend

Originally posted by taylors lovechild

When you look at how much Everton had to spend to finish tenth last season, and they had Ancelotti at the helm, it shows the size of the task. For me it is not about position in the league (providing that position is outside the bottom three) it is about being competitive and providing some entertainment. If we take the German approach and look to attract the best young talent with a clear path to the first team then I think we have a bright future.

The idea of Wilf, Eze and Olise all in the same starting line-up will surely have created arousal even amongst the most prudish of supporters.

Everton are very bad at spending money.

It wouldn't be impossible, but maybe we should aim for just a top half finish or a cup run first.

Next season giving some of the youngsters chance decent exposure to premiership football would be enough and start building a platform on that once they have experience at this level.

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 20 Jul 21 10.02am Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by rikz

Unlikely, one good season and he will just go to a bigger club.


I'm not so sure. I think he will be enthused by the project of bringing youth through and may well stay for at least 3 years if we manage to stay in the PL this season.

 

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