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View LosEggos's Profile LosEggos Flag Shirley 03 Sep 21 7.18am Send a Private Message to LosEggos Add LosEggos as a friend

All this furore over Ronaldo taking the no. 7 shirt when it has already been registered to another player... correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't this happen already at Palace at the start of the 16/17 season?

First game of the season, at home to West Brom. Andros Townsend makes his debut, wearing the no.17. Yannick Bolasie comes on as a sub, wearing no.10.

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Next game, away at Spurs, Bolasie has been sold to Everton and Andros starts again - this time wearing Bolasie's vacated no.10 shirt:

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He goes on to wear that number for the remainder of the time at the club.

I can't recall this being commented on at the time - does anyone remember differently? Or think of any other examples?

Edited by LosEggos (03 Sep 2021 7.28am)

 


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View crystal-purley's Profile crystal-purley Flag Purley 03 Sep 21 7.48am Send a Private Message to crystal-purley Add crystal-purley as a friend

Moanu had to give him a shirt with only one number as they found out too late previously that two numbers on the back was giving him balance problems.

 


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View rikz's Profile rikz Flag Croydon 03 Sep 21 8.43am Send a Private Message to rikz Add rikz as a friend

I always thought it was a provisional squad untill after the transfer window closes anyway and numbers didn't matter, how can you register a player you've not signed ? Just thought clubs tried keeping players on the same number so they could sell shirts. Doesn't make sense having to submit squad numbers before the transfer window.

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 03 Sep 21 9.25am Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

Originally posted by LosEggos

All this furore over Ronaldo taking the no. 7 shirt when it has already been registered to another player... correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't this happen already at Palace at the start of the 16/17 season?

First game of the season, at home to West Brom. Andros Townsend makes his debut, wearing the no.17. Yannick Bolasie comes on as a sub, wearing no.10.

[Link]

Next game, away at Spurs, Bolasie has been sold to Everton and Andros starts again - this time wearing Bolasie's vacated no.10 shirt:

[Link]

He goes on to wear that number for the remainder of the time at the club.

I can't recall this being commented on at the time - does anyone remember differently? Or think of any other examples?

Edited by LosEggos (03 Sep 2021 7.28am)


Therein lies the difference. The no 10 shirt became available for Townsend once Bolasie left the club, whereas Cavani is still at Man U and has had to change from no.7 so as to allow Ronaldo to have it. So no, we weren't the first to do it.

 

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View MrRobbo's Profile MrRobbo Flag Purley 03 Sep 21 11.32am Send a Private Message to MrRobbo Add MrRobbo as a friend

Originally posted by doombear


Therein lies the difference. The no 10 shirt became available for Townsend once Bolasie left the club, whereas Cavani is still at Man U and has had to change from no.7 so as to allow Ronaldo to have it. So no, we weren't the first to do it.

This was the crux of the issue, having to get a current player to vacate a shirt

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 03 Sep 21 11.46am Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

It's all just part of the ridiculous hype, and we've been conned by even going along with it. Who gives a sh1t what number some Man U tw4t wears? Except for all their 'hardcore' fans. The ones who've never left London, never been to Manchester, or been to any football match whatsoever.

 


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